There's a place at Melawai or known as Blok M called Food Fighters! Why? Because it's a place of various brands all in one spot and it's our job to try them all, hence making us a food fighter..lol! I'm just making up stories here but it's legit, right?
The vendors here all came from Pasar Santa, so you'll find this like a branch of Pasar Santa..sort of, though there're few brands that aren't from Pasar Santa. What's cool about this place is how they cooperate with each other! Nobody is allowed to sell the exact same products in order to not rival each other!
Seeing as the place is kinda outdoors expect it to be hot, just like Pasar Santa, so wear comfy clothes! Though there're seats under a roof, we prefer the ones outside with all the generous lighting!
BLUE KAKIGORI IDR 35K
This is a product from Food Fighters itself! For beverages, it's mostly left to them, where there aren't that many vendors that sells beverages, except for Kopi Pasar, which obviously sells coffee. The kakigori here is of course, their signature, though it can create quite a mess, so be prepared! Mostly soda, syrup and ice cream, so it's really just for visual!
MUSHROOM BURGER IDR 30K
This burger is by Judas, yeap, the same Judas that sells juice. Here they're called Judas Kitchen, so they mostly sells burgers and other mains. Burger's not half bad actually, good price too, with cassava fries on the side!
CHICKEN & LAMB SATAY IDR 40K
Here is from Sate Bumbu Oma. The recipe for the sauce is originated from NTT, which what made them different and very local! Might I warn you that it's super spicy, well it's local food, so I guess it's to be expected. This here tasted sweet and spicy, something I bet locals would love!
BAHNMI LEMONGRASS BEEF IDR 30K
Something that wasn't in Pasar Santa before, Bahnmily! I heard it just opened a branch at Pasar Santa recently though. Bahnmily here is one family with Mie Chino actually, hence why they're always side by side! Very tasty with a nice textured bun and a balanced portion of meat and veggies!
MIE KARET AYAM JAMUR IDR 25K
PANGSIT GORENG IDR 5K
Of course there'll be the all time famous noodle shop at Pasar Santa, Mie Chino! Don't really think I need to explain much, since I bet many have tried! Though I didn't like it before when I tried it at Pasar Santa, this time I thought it was not bad. Maybe they've improved the recipe? Or was I just unlucky that last time?
SIRLOIN STEAK WAFFLE IDR 40K
My favorite at Pasar Santa, Zucker Waffle! Having waffle as buns for a savory experience is pure genius! I love how the crispy yet chewy texture of waffle comes together not only with sweets but with tasty sirloin steak! Gotta try this one, people!
And of course, since they are a waffle shop, they need to provide the sweet ones as well! Their signature is definitely the sirloin steak waffle though!
BURRITO IDR 40K
Who doesn't know Papricano from Pasar Santa? That one store who always have a hell of a line! Yeap, they're also available here and we went straight for their burritos!
QUESADILLA IDR 25K
Not missing the chance for not having to wait in line for Papricano, we also got the quesadilla! Who knows when we'll get a golden chance like this again? :p
ORIGINAL SLOPPY JOE IDR 30K
In collaboration with Papricano to merge Italian and American together, here's Sloppy Joe! Of course, since we've never tried this before, it's a mandatory to get the originals! And might I say, it's not bad at all!
BUFFALO WINGS IDR 28K
A product of Yipiko Wings. Though I was a bit disappointed that we didn't get to try the cola wings, I still think this is good. Not extraordinary but good. Love the baby potatoes though, it's very well-seasoned! I even think that they outshine the wings..lol!
PENNE CARBONARA WITH BEEF IDR 35K
When we tried this, it was already too cold and nobody likes a cold pasta. Admit that it's entirely our own fault, so we do apologize. Even though it's too cold to get the best taste, I think it was okay-ish. The seasoning was nice and the pasta's a perfect al dente, so I bet it'll taste good if warm! This is from Bonara Pasta by the way!
BLACKJACK BURGER IDR 45K
Okay, having 3 kinds of burgers in a day is definitely not a good idea! This here is from Black Jack and they sell all kinds of black colored food! The most generous toppings for a burger definitely is this one! Too bad the fries isn't as good as the burger!
MILO LEGO PUDDING
Desserts are from Memom Snacks! We had this cute looking milo lego pudding, which is a milo flavored giant lego..lol! Taste just like any other chocolate pudding but because it looks super cute, it definitely got a plus point!
Now that we have another branch of Pasar Santa, we don't have to worry about Pasar Santa being too crowded! We have an alternative now! Just wished that both weren't so far from home! :'(
Jalan Melawai IV No. 7
Beside Fave Hotel Melawai
Kebayoran Baru, Blok M
Jakarta Selatan 12160
Opening Hours :
Everyday : 10:00 am - 10:00 pm