Internationally, Jakarta is often referred as “Big Durian”, thanks to its massive population and all its diversity. Love it or hate it, it’s undeniably one of the most growing cities in the world, including the Food & Beverages scene. With tenth of new restaurants and dining places opening everyday, sometimes we think it’s *still* hard to find the good ones. Food Escape tries making it easier for all of us by publishing quick and detailed reviews about them, giving a head-ups for everyone who wants to get updates of the constantly evolving Jakarta’s dining scene.



Food Escape is founded on November 2010 by Daisy Caroline & Yu Kato, who share the same passion about enjoying food and taking photos of them.IMG_7293Food Escape started as a food blog that basically reviews places where we visit and food we eat. As a couple, we didn’t get much time together back then. We were living in relatively long-distance places, she was in med school, he was working in only-God-knows-where island in Sumatera. We normally went out and visited many restaurants, taking photos, and one day, we looked at those photos on the computer, and the idea to start Food Escape popped up just like that.

And… the rest is the history.

This blog, although far from perfect, has the contents that really come from our hearts, be it the writing or the photography. We are not professionals in these writing and photography fields, but we always continue trying our best to provide the most accurate, informative, and honest thoughts in every posts that we create.



Mostly all photos here on this blog are taken by Kato. When Daisy goes alone, she does the shots as well.

He had been using many types of camera from Sony NEX-5A, Olympus E720, Canon 60D, Nikon D300s, Fuji Film X100, Fuji Film XF-1, Pentax QS-1, and Panasonic Lumix GX7, and Nikon Df.

Due to some ridiculous regulations of some restaurants that don’t allow photos-taking, we stick to phones instead, and we have been using iPhone 4s and 5s, Sony Xperia Z1, Xiaomi Mi3, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Prime, OnePlus One, iPhone 6+, and iPhone 7+.

Nowadays, Kato uses his weapon, Nikon D850 with following lenses:
– Nikon 50mm f/1.8 E
– Nikon 28mm f/2.8 D
– Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 G
– Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 G
– Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL II
– Voigtlander Color Skopar 40mm f/2.0 SL II
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Daisy currently uses Olympus Pen F with following lenses:
– Olympus M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8
– Olympus M. Zuiko 25mm f/1.8
– Olympus M. Zuiko 45mm f/1.8
– Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

She edits the photos with Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 and Lightroom 5.

All photos and other materials on this blog belong to respective owners so if you want to use any image somewhere else for any purpose, please drop us a message. Thank you!

Updated: 27 April 2018