The great thing about street food in Indonesia lies in its diversity. Take satay for example, while it is commonly identified with diced meats pierced on a stick, each region in Indonesia carries their on their own take on it. One of them is Sate Padang, where its distinctive trait is the sole use of beef.
There is no lack of Sate Padang stalls in Jakarta, but perhaps, none of them get the same amount of adoration as Sate Padang Ajo Ramon. Located in the South of Jakarta, this humble establishment has been around since circa 70s in Santa Market. As with any popular street food in Jakarta, the drawcard of this particular Sate Padang establishment lies in the fact that they did not skimp on the flavours.
The satay is at once soft and savoury with a light spiciness tang to it. Fans of Sate Padang should not miss out on their choice of heart, intestines, and tongue or have them mixed. Even if the stall operates from late morning until night, it is best to visit early to avoid disappointment. Because, even the absence of patrons doesn’t the satay is not selling as Sate Padang Ajo Ramon accepts delivery orders too.