Jakarta Good Food Guide—which is listed in the Indonesian collection of world class publications of the National Library of Australia (2001) and the Editorial Merit winner of the HOW Magazine USA’s 10th Graphic Design Award (2002-2003)—is Indonesia’s first independent good food guide. It accepts advertising but NOT from restaurants. Restaurateurs cannot buy an editorial listing or a favourable rating in this guide. JGFG 2008-2009 Revised 2nd Edition feature over 500 restaurants, casual eateries, street vendors and kaki limas in Jakarta. In 2010 it was available on-line through personal computer (http://www.jgfg.vivanews.com) and mobile phone (http://m-jgfg.vivanews.com).
Format: Paperback, Publisher: Pena Klasik, Year of Publication: September 2010
Praise for "Jakarta Good Food Guide 2008-2009: Revised":
Laksmi's diligence in putting together this book deserves much praise ... the design of the book is also commendable.
What impresses most in the JGFG (pardon the Orba-esque acronym) is its all-round quality: the clean, elegant design by Le Bo Ye; the thoughtful separation of categories; the concise, catchy writing; and most of all the informative, critical, knowledgeable reviews ... the prose is consistently playful, insightful, polished and never clichĂ©d.
- Daniel Ziv, Djakarta!, City Life Magazine
Laksmi, the Governor of Good Eating in Jakarta.
- Bondan Winarno, Food Critic & TV Personality, Tempo Magazine
This is a delicious read and a must-have for long-time residents of the city... Jakarta foodies... have seen nothing like it before.
- The Jakarta Post