The Jakarta Good Food Guide 2008-2009
A new take on food writing, the Jakarta Good Food Guide (JGFG)—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 good food guide aimed at mapping Jakarta’s culinary scene that is independent from the hospitality or restaurant industry in Jakarta.
It accepts advertising but NOT from restaurants. Restaurateurs cannot buy an editorial listing or a favorable rating in this guide.
JGFG 2008-2009 is the third edition of a series that have sold 23,000 copies since its inception in 2001. It features 440 restaurants, casual eateries and street vendors (kaki limas) in inner Jakarta. The photographs are by the award-winning Paul Kadarisman and the design is by Cecil Mariani and JB Design.