Top ChoiceSweets in Oebelo & Oesao

Inzana

A traditional sweet shop so popular, it exists on both sides of the road to service traffic. It would be rude not to try kue bajongko, a Kupang-specific cake made from coconut, flour and palm sugar steamed in...

Top ChoiceIndonesian in Soe

Depot Remaja

This modest and clean diner specialises in succulent se'i babi, the iconic Kupang pork smoked over kesambi wood. But the fun doesn't stop there; try the warming pork soup – which is more of a stew – and one of...

Top ChoiceIndonesian in Kupang

Depot Bambu Kuning

A popular place for authentic Kupang se'i babi. Choose from chopped up meat or ribs, both served with rice and a rich pork soup with red beans. Sate and a couple of veg dishes are also available. Check out the...

Indonesian in Baun

Se'i Babi Om Ba'i

The first place in Timor to serve se'i babi (smoked pork) in a rumah makan, and not just to families on special occasions. If you want to see the process, arrive around 8am. Strips of pork are served with rice...

Indonesian in Soe

Bundo Kanduang

If you’ve been waiting to find a fresh spot to try Padang food, originally hailing from West Sumatra, this is it. Point-and-choose from dishes stacked in the window, which come with rice and veg. There are chilli...

Market in Kupang

Pasar Malam

As tiny tailor shops finish up for the day, stallholders begin setting up this lamp-lit market. You're here for seafood, whether ikan (fish), cumi (squid), kepiting (crab) or udang (prawns), but you can also pick...

Indonesian in Soe

Warung Putra Lamongan

You'll smell this place before you see it, thanks to the grill charring sate out the front. Within the orange walls are a handful of large tables populated by locals digging into grilled and fried chicken, fish,...

Indonesian in Kefamenanu

Rumah Makan Padang 2

Motorbikes pull up outside this corner Padang restaurant and hint at its popularity. Specialities such as ayam rica rica (chicken fried in a sweet, spicy sauce), rendang, boiled cassava leaves and fish curry are...

Indonesian in Kefamenanu

Rumah Makan Pondok Selera

A tiny, delicious menu served in a big, dining-room space. This rumah makan boasts some of the best tempe and tofu in Nusa Tengarra, a giant serve that comes with lalapan (raw veg nibbles) and sweet, chunky...

Indonesian in Kefamenanu

Depot Se'i Nusantara

Aside from the namesake dish at this high-ceilinged, large and popular restaurant, the full range of Indo favourites is on offer, both cooked to order and served Padang-style. Their famous bubur ayam (chicken...

Indonesian in Soe

Rumah Makan Family

Next door to Depot Remaja is this barely more modern, green-walled rumah makan. It's so clean the tiles sparkle and there's a small kiosk inside if you need snacks for the road. Try ayam kumpung – village chicken...

Indonesian in Kupang

Depot Se'i Aroma

This contemporary Kupang chain wouldn't be out of place in a Western city, except it specialises in se'i babi (smoked pork), not burgers. Spotless and buzzing, it's a great place to try local food at competitive...

International in Kupang

Lavalon Bar & Hostel

At the same seafront site as his hostel, Edwin Lerrick dishes up excellent burgers and chips plus Indo standards throughout the day and night. The ocean laps at the shore 10m away, and you can lounge back in a...

Indonesian in Kupang

Rumah Makan Palembang

This is first-rate Chinese Indonesian food. It's spotless with an enormous range of veg, chicken, seafood, noodle and rice dishes. Get the ikan bakar rica rica (grilled fish with chilli sauce) and don't miss the...

Indonesian in Kupang

Depot Baba Nyoo

Reserved for pork lovers, this local haunt is split into a concrete courtyard beside the open kitchen and a couple of tables inside on a shiny, tiled floor. Try the babi tore (pork belly) or babi asam manis for...

Indonesian in Kupang

Rumah Makan Wahyu Putra Solo

A tiny green pick-and-mix Padang-style warung opposite the army base. Choose from beef, chicken, fish, potatoes and greens either deep- or stir-fried, stewed in coconut sauce, chilli-rubbed or roasted....