Food & Drink

Pop-Up Kaki Lima

2016 Winner: Pop-Up Kaki Lima

Photo Credit: Kaki Lima Boston


Boston hasn’t seen the vibrant, multicultural cuisine of Indonesia for decades. That changed with the arrival of Jakarta-native chef Retno Pratiwi, whose pop-up Kaki Lima had a Sunday residency at KO at the Shipyard in East Boston this spring and is making appearances around town this summer. Her food sings with the broad spice palette of the archipelago, its pickled and raw vegetables, fresh fruits, fiery chilies and vivid sambals, as well as shrimp, beef and chicken in a kaleidoscope of flavors. Fingers crossed that Kaki Lima finds a more permanent home soon.