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Food scene in Makassar City

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“How to get there: take a taxi to Jalan Pengayoman 18. Or exit Kompleks Gladiol and walk or bike 1.6km to the west along Jalan Pengayoman. Kios La Galigo will be on your left. One can always enjoy cheap, authentic local food from street hawkers or grimy hole-in-the-wall establishments with the occasional cockroach infestation, or visit a pricey fine-dining spot. Kios La Galigo strikes a nice balance between the two. Unairconditioned but clean, Kios La Galigo serves crowd pleasers such as red fried rice, shaved coconuts over ice, and chicken noodles. Perfect for brunch, lunch, and dinner.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“How to get there: Take a taxi to Jalan Latimojong 105. This is the ONLY cafe in Makassar serving genuine top-shelf, quality, locally-sourced coffee. Makassar does have the usual gaggle of chain coffee shops, such as Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and Excelso. They all serve generic, often overpriced and overroasted beans fit only for undiscerning audience, served by uncaring staff. Toarco Toraja Coffee stands heads and shoulders above the rest. Enjoy beans sourced directly from Toraja, 300km from Makassar. Toarco maintains its own plantation in Toraja, and it also sources coffee from local smallholders. Drinking Toarco coffee means supporting local Torajan community, as well as ensuring that your beans actually come from plants grown at 1800m - 2500m elevation above sea level. At Toarco Toraja Coffee, guests are served lightly roasted, blond-colored beans that maximise Torajan beans' innate multifaceted flavors. The cafe does serve frappes and frappucinos and complex milk froth-topped drinks, but guests are advised to skip these and go straight to the simple black coffee. Choose your preferred beans' village of origin, and the barista will grind your beans of choice and brew them using one of the two methods: hand drip using a Hario V60 cone or syphon. My personal recommendation: single-origin beans from Pedamaran or Sapan-Minanga village, prepared using the syphon method right in front of you. The resulting brew is almost sweet and fruity, with just the right amount of acidity, and minimal bitterness. Do have the first sip plain, unsweetened. After the first sip, do add just a touch of palm sugar. Forgo cream or milk. At the end of the visit, guests can buy beans to be enjoyed at home. The beans can be ground to one's liking, or buy them whole (this is the recommended method; invest in a home grinder and enjoy a freshly ground brew everytime!)”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“How to get there: Exit Kompleks Gladiol, and walk east for 500m along Jalan Pengayoman. Mie Ceng will be on your right. This place is crowded, unromantic, and noisy. What it delivers in yumminess makes up for its undesirable qualities. Its mainstay favorite is the Mie Ceng (Ceng Noodle). Mie Ceng is subgum Hongkong-style, deep-fried crispy noodle topped with rich, thick, seafood-chicken-vegetable broth. Many locals will tell you that Mie Ceng is an impostor, follow-up act to Mie Titi. This is true, but over the years Mie Ceng has become my preferred go-to comfort food. Plus, Mie Ceng actually cares about wiping their tables and mopping their floors. Mie Ceng is a dry establishment, which is unfortunate considering how well the salty noodle and sauce go with a frozen pint of lager or pilsener. Solution: take your noodles to go and pick up a bottle or two of Bir Bintang to enjoy in the comfort of your rental unit.”
  • 1 local recommends
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Restaurant
“You guys surely need to try this one. this is a local this. and for this one kind dish, the place is the best in town to serve this.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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Cafe
“Sepanjang jalan Anjungan Pantai Losari berdiri tenda-tenda atau kios yang menjual minuman khas dan makanan khas daerah Makassar. Minuman khas yang bisa Anda temui yaitu Sara'ba (Minuman jahe+ susu+ Santan +gula merah). Makanan khas atau cemilan yang bisa Anda temui adalah Pisang Epe' (Pisang yang dibakar di bara api dan diatasnya diberikan gula merah)”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Makanan ini terbuat dari sari atau tepung sagu. Di daerah Maluku dikenal dengan nama Papeda. Kapurung dimasak dengan campuran ikan atau daging ayam dan aneka sayuran.”
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BBQ Joint
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Cafe
“I like their Iga Sapi Penyet and Sop Ubi!! You should try it. Another bestseller from this place is their snacks (Pisang Goreng and Ubi Goreng). Don't forget to order their traditional drink such as Kopi Susu and Sarabba or modern drink such as Taro with Coffee Jelly or Thai tea.”
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Cafe
“Minuman khas Makassar dibuat dari bahan jahe dengan dipadukan dengan ubi dan pisang goreng”
  • 1 local recommends
Fast Food Restaurant
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Indonesian Restaurant
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Restaurant
“If you want to enjoy your food while watching sunset or listening to the wave, you should definitely visit this place. My favorite stalls are Warkop Dg. Sija and Aslie Iga Sapi Penyet. It is located right in front of Fort Rotterdam. You can visit this place in the evening whenever you finish visiting Fort Rotterdam during the day.”
  • 1 local recommends