Operating in Karama since 2007, Betawi has made a name for itself as a place to dine on authentic Indonesian dishes. Now a second outlet has popped up in JLT, serving equally impressive food. Expect no frills decor and low prices with food that is full of spice and flavour. We suspect, like us, most people won't be au fait with the particulars of Indonesian food, and while the menu isn't huge (a few soups, a handful of noodle dishes, nasi goreng and nasi padang) a few pointers from the staff can be very handy. The soto betawi, with chunks of beef in a spicy, coconut soup shouldn’t be missed, and neither should the nasi padang, featuring beef rendang, vegetable curry, an egg and sambal sauce with steamed rice. The nasi padang’s is aromatic with meat slow-cooked until it falls apart, the curry sauce sweet and spicy and the rice cooked perfectly. A word of warning about the sambal, though: ingest too much of the spicy sauce and you'll probably lose your sense of taste for a good five minutes.