Friday Finds ☆ Friut Stands At Pasar Santa

Do you buy your fruits at a supermarket or fruit stand? I used to buy fruits at a supermarket in Jakarta, but I always wondered where locals go to find fresh fruits with cheaper prices and I also wanted to start eating more tropical fruits as we live on a tropical island. The recent most favorite fruit for me is Jeruk Manalagi, which my Japanese friend whose parents live in Jakarta and was visiting her parents here in Jakarta from Columbia last month introduced to me. I knew about Jeruk Bali and I had been eating Jeruk Bali until Mari brought some Jeruk Manalagi to my house. Now I can’t go back to Jeruk Bali. Jeruk Manalagi is wonderful. By the way jeruk means “orange” in Bahasa Indonesia. I asked my friend where I could find the same Jeruk Manalagi and she told me about the fruit stands besides Pasar Santa.

I am in love with Jeruk Manalagi and I eat it almost everyday. Jeruk Bali (similar to Manalagi, but Jeruk Bali is a tiny bit sour) at a supermarket where expats shop costs between IDR 30,000 ($3.5) and Rp. 80,000 ($9). At this fruit stand on the left in the picture above (first one from the Pasar Santa), it was IDR 15,000 ($1.6). I have also purchased mangos at the fruit stand that is the third from the left (photo above) and paid IDR 25,000 per kilo (about 3 mid size mangos) as opposed to IDR 50,000 – IDR 70,000 per kilo at a supermarket. They are great.

You don’t have to go to these specific fruit stands I am posting here. These are the ones I know. My point is that if you like fruits and live in Jakarta, you should try to buy some fruits from the local stands near you. They are cheap and delicious, too! If you happen to know any fruit stands that you think are good and you recommend in Jakarta, please feel free to share them in the comment section so that other readers can benefit from your information!




Pasar Santa

Random guys who wanted to be in my photos.

I could not post my Friday Finds on Friday because when I was trying to write my post on Thursday for a Thursday post, I kept getting blocked out of my blog page. I could access “”, but not “” and I kept getting “404 Error” and “Page Not Found” error messages. It was very frustrating. The issues of accessing certain pages (including my blog, google, twitter and facebook) which I started experiencing after we moved to Jakarta are getting old, but I guess it is how it is here and I need to accept it. It’s late to post Friday Finds, so here it is. :)


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  1. says

    Hi Kaho, when I try to buy fruits from the small vendors nearby it’s priced more expensive than GL so I gave up. But if you say it’s cheaper in Pasar Santa then I should check it out. I have to send my driver to buy from the vendors because when it’s me or my maid they price it so high knowing we are not locals. Thanks for sharing. I will try Jeruk Manalagi but I’m a bit of a mango snob so I am totally missing the sweetness of Philippine mangoes! =P

  2. says

    I’m glad you like some local fruits! As a local I’ve never even tried Jeruk Manalagi… hehe. I love all sorts of fruit and I just choose the ones that are on sale at the supermarket for my fruit of the day 😀

  3. says

    Mangosteen is my fave fruit!!! I can eat ’em all day long.

    Going to the local market is much more fun in Indo, isn’t it? Plus makes us feel good to help the people selling them, I mean, they sell it at such a low price.

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