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Friday Finds ☆ Pak Manto’s Kripik My Favorite Potato Chips In Jakarta

April 21, 2011



Do you like potato chips? If so, I think you’ll like the Indonesian potato chips “kripik”. Kripik means chips in Bahasa Indonesia. There is one vendor that a few of my Japanese friends rave about. The name of the vendor is Pak Manto (Mr. Manto). My friends have given me chips (kripik) from Pak Manto and since then they have become my absolute favorite. Once I start eating Pak Manto’s kripik (chips), it’s hard for me to stop! The kripik from Pak Manto’s kaki-lima (cart) is addictive! I need a lock for our cubbies so that I won’t eat too many of these chips!

I hear that Pak Manto’s kripik (chips) is usually sold out by early afternoon. Yes, you have to get there early because they do seem to go very fast! I have gone in the morning. The price is IDR 5,000 (50 cents). You can’t beat this price!

ポテトチップスはお好きですか?もしそうだと、ジャカルタのPak Manto(マントおじさん?)のクリピック(チップス)をきっとお好きですよ。クリピックとはインドネシア語でチップスの事。日本人の友人何人からかこのおじさんのチップスをいただいていて、それからはまりました。マントおじさんのカキリマ(車輪の着いたカート)で売られているクリピック(チップス)は絶品で、食べだしたら止まりません。うちの台所の棚に鍵を付けてもらって開けられない様にしてもらわないと、食べ続けちゃってやばいかも。

友人曰く、マントおじさんのクリピック(チップス)は午後結構早い時間に完売することがあるそうです。行くなら早めが良いと薦められたので、私は今まで午前中に買いに行きました。お値段は5,000ルピア(大体50円くらい)。ここまで美味しくてこの値段は本当にお得です。

My favorite flavor at Pak Manto’s Kripik Singkong. The flavor is a mixture of sweetness and salty.
クリピックで私が一番好きな風味。甘いのと塩っぱいのが混じっている絶品。

Tapioca Chips. Hot spice gives a little kick to the chips!
タピオカチップス。ちょっと辛味がまた美味。

Another type of chips that I don’t remember the name. Sorry!
もう一種類のチップス。ごめんなさい、名前分からないです...

There is also a plain original chips without any seasoning.
味付けがされてない、プレーンもあります。

Where is this located? 場所は?

Look for a kaki lima cart that looks like this from the street.
通りからだとこんな感じ。このカートを探してください。

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  1. Anny permalink
    April 22, 2011 9:01 am

    You made me want to go out and get some chips now!! I saw some carts around my area selling those chips to but I’ve been able to restrain myself but probably not for long ;).

  2. April 22, 2011 11:07 am

    I love chips! In Singapore, the malay equivalent is Keropok. It’s interesting to know they are called Kripik in Indonesia. I love the variety of chips there, I wish we could get more of such asian chips in Singapore! It’s darn expensive though. I think the fish ones would set u back by more than SGD$3 for a smallish packet.

  3. Bugs permalink
    April 22, 2011 6:40 pm

    I guess I must try it once I’m back to Jakarta! :)

  4. April 23, 2011 1:41 am

    I would love to try those chips!! Yum…..

  5. April 23, 2011 6:11 am

    Oh my god. Does he have Krupuk Udang? Or is that the original one. I’ve been looking for a place to get good krupuk udang (like they have in most restos) and I can’t seem to find any.

    The singkong is cassava if I’m not mistaken? That’s my favorite but I usually get it from Grand lucky. It’s awesome though that you get from Pak Manto! This helps him keep his traditional livelihood. Will definitely look for him! Thank so much for sharing sweety!

    • Bugs permalink
      April 23, 2011 2:46 pm

      thediplomaticwife, I think krupuk udang is every where in supermarket or pasar, I’m sure you can find it in Blok M for example. The problem is usually it’s not in a ready-to-eat form, you need to fry it yourself (or ask your pembantu to do it of course :)

    • April 23, 2011 11:45 pm

      Hi Bugs, thank you for letting me know. I get overwhelmed with the choices in the supermarkets perhaps. There are so many kinds. Is there any particular famous brand of krupuk udang that you would recommend? I like it when it’s doesn’t smell to “fishy” Thanks for your help!

    • April 24, 2011 5:04 am

      I have some at home that needs to be fried. My hubby got them for me when he went somewhere on business. Can’t remember where he got them. I’ll look at the bag. Next time you come over, I’ll fry them for you!! I can’t guarantee you that I do a good job though…

  6. Bugs permalink
    April 24, 2011 6:48 am

    Diplomaticwife, Kaho,

    I don’t know what is the most famous brand for krupuk udang since I think it’s also about our particular taste preference. But I know that the region famous for producing delicious krupuk udang is Sidoarjo, so if you by chance find krupuk udang produced by an enterprise based in Sidoarjo you may try it.
    As for kripik singkong (potato chips), the famous brand is Kusuka. It’s indeed very delicious.

    Replying some one from Spore above, kripik is different from kerupuk. The Indonesian equivalent of Malay’s keropok is kerupuk, not keripik…:)

    • April 24, 2011 9:07 am

      Kripik, kerupuk, keropok… Ahhhh.

  7. April 24, 2011 7:52 pm

    Keripik Singkong 私も大好き!すごくローカルな食べ物だから、かほさんがこれを見つけて、しかも口に合うなんて嬉しい♪美味しすぎますよね??!
    上級者には、Keripik Singkongの辛いバージョン(Keripik Balado)も売ってますので、辛いもの好きだったら、是非試してね!

  8. April 24, 2011 11:01 pm

    このお店で、何時もシンコンを買います。

  9. Maha permalink
    April 24, 2011 11:45 pm

    Just want to add a side-note, for krupuks, you usually eat them with main meals (rice or veggie salad): krupuk udang, krupuk aci, krupuk ikan etc. Kripiks, however, you eat them only as snack. Kripik singkong, kripik tempe, kripik sanjai, kripik pisang etc. These are not the law of course! :-) And each cities/towns in Indonesia has their own specialty so whenever someone is on holiday/business they will buy these as a gift/souvenir to people back home.

    • April 25, 2011 10:01 am

      Thanks, Maha! It feels like there are so many different kinds! I will try to learn about them by trying them eventually! Everyone is welcome to bring me some. :P

  10. April 27, 2011 1:22 pm

    Oh yes neither can I stop munching once a packet of keropok is opened. The dried ones that need some DIY frying are so good too. Not too healthy but simply delicious :)

  11. May 11, 2011 3:05 am

    The good brand of kerupuk udang that you can find the the supermarket is Finna. It’s made in Sidoarjo. You have to fry it yourself.

    • May 11, 2011 6:53 am

      Finna! Thanks for the great information!

  12. Mitsue Tonsho permalink
    May 11, 2011 7:05 am

    こんにちは、頓所です。FFFではありがとうございました。
    私も今日買いに行きました。かほさんのこのブログの写真を見せたらおじさん喜んでいましたよ。
    今日はシンコンしかなかったので2袋買いました。病みつきになりそうです。

    • May 11, 2011 8:17 am

      いえ〜い。ありがとうございます!!すごく嬉しいです。そうなんですね〜。私はすでに病みつきに!私は先日買ったばかり(しかも4袋...)ので、今日は横を通ったけど、買いませんでした。シンコンのお味はどうですか?是非教えてください!

  13. July 23, 2011 1:35 pm

    wah bagus…ni blog kripiknya

  14. March 2, 2012 3:35 am

    Kaho-san, I was surprised you know about this place! Yes, the price is cheap and the taste is quite good. It is 10 minutes walk from my living place. There are so many kind of ‘kripik’ in Indonesia and I personally think that home-made ‘kripik’ like this tastes better.

    By the way, recently spicy ‘kripik’ is booming in Indonesia. It even has spiciness level from level 5 to 10, in case you want to try :)

    • March 5, 2012 10:47 am

      Really? I would love love love to try the spicy kripik once I get back to Jakarta!!!

  15. June 3, 2013 10:05 pm

    Oh my, I’ve got to try those!!! I love chips!!!

    • June 4, 2013 12:00 pm

      Cai, I hope you will! They are so awesome!

  16. June 12, 2013 3:02 am

    thediplomaticwife, if you want the best krupuk, the brand is Ny. Siok. This brand is famous among local Indonesians & their krupuk udang (shrimp cracker) is made from premium ingredients. Our home only eats this brand of krupuk.

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