Another must visit when eating out in Jakarta is the Mastro Meat Market. Located in the popular area Kebayoran Baru, a place that seems to have been designed for the Youth of the city. We took a taxi from our hotel to Jalan Wolter Monginsidi and stepped out to the sound of club tunes blaring from a boom box on the street. There were clothes, music, sunglasses and of course food stalls dotted around and the area was vibrant and had a great atmosphere.
Mastro Meat Market is an ingenious restaurant, simple and effective in both design and concept.
You walk in to an array of tables dressed up cafe style, checked table cloths, urban wall hangings and of course the star attraction – a back wall lined with a fresh butchers counter.
However, it’s not just your regular butchers counter. This counter is stocked with the finest meats, steaks and sausages, all halaal! A wonderful sight for any muslim food lover. All counter foods are available to buy, as you would in a normal butchers, or you can do what we did: choose a meal deal and have it cooked there and then, exactly how you like it, and eat it fresh. You’re given the choice of a potato side, veg or salad and then the all important sauce and voila a perfect dinner.
Supermarket like shelves on the right of the store stock drinks and snacks for you to choose from to compliment dinner or take away for future bingeing. The milkshakes are also worth a try, Mo had a vanilla one and it was pure indulgence! We ended up ordering two!
If you do fancy trying some of the finest meats around, make sure you get there pre 9pm as the restaurant shuts at 10, you don’t want to arrive and have missed it!