Pasar Mayestik

My roommate took me to the local pasar (market) for a much different glimpse of Jakarta than we get at the glitzy shopping centers that we tend to frequent. Stuffy and smelly, the multi-level market and surrounding streets are packed full of all kinds of goods - meats, fruits and other types of food, as well as fabric, knockoff shoes and accessories, random house wares, etc. I picked up a couple batik items for souvenirs, but left the street food alone despite the enticing aroma; a previous eating experience had already depleted most of my Immodium supply. 

 Tailor's stall. 

Tailor's stall. 

 Unidentified bones in the meat market. 

Unidentified bones in the meat market. 

 Makeshift kitchen. I like the dilapidated payphone. 

Makeshift kitchen. I like the dilapidated payphone. 

 Makeshift table. 

Makeshift table. 

 Martabak - an omelette fried in a thin pancake.  

Martabak - an omelette fried in a thin pancake.