MasterChef winners Karena and Kasey Bird write a fortnightly food column in Living.

Karena and Kasey's kitchen diplomacy diary: Episode 7 - Indonesia

Kasey and Karena.
Kasey and Karena.

We have spent a fair bit of time in popular tourist destination Bali but this was our first time visiting the more metropolitan part of Indonesia, its capital, Jakarta.

It is a busy and bustling city with an interesting mix of both modern and traditional lifestyles.

The shopping is also awesome, with great markets and high-end shops. There are also some amazing five-star restaurants - or just outside the door you can find traditional and budget-friendly street food.

We also had one of the best burgers we have ever eaten, at Bluegrass restaurant - another surprising discovery amid all the amazing traditional food we tried.

The traffic is crazy and what is usually a 10-minute drive can end up taking more than an hour at peak times, so if you're visiting Jakarta, make sure you leave plenty of time to get around.

Karena & Kasey's Kitchen Diplomacy continues tonight at 8pm on TV One.

- Spy.co.nz

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