Kevindra Prianto Soemantri

Kevindra Prianto Soemantri, also known as Kevindra, is an Indonesia-based food writer, culinary observer, and author. He has contributed writings on food and restaurants to major publications such as The Jakarta Post and Esquire, among others. Kevindra’s comprehension of Indonesia’s culinary scene has attracted recognition from national and international news outlets such as Harian Kompas, Southeast Asia Globe, CGTN, Nikkei Asian Review, CNN Travel, Serious Eats, Bon Appetit, and The New York Times. He is also the author of the acclaimed book Jakarta: A Dining History, in which he explores the history of eating and drinking in Jakarta over 200 years. In April 2019, Kevindra was featured on Netflix’s Street Food Asia as an Indonesian food expert and narrator.

Kevindra Prianto Soemantri, juga dikenal sebagai Kevindra, adalah seorang penulis makanan dan pengamat kuliner yang berasal dan berbasis di Indonesia. Ia telah menyumbangkan banyak tulisan tentang makanan dan restoran untuk publikasi seperti The Jakarta Post dan Esquire. Pemahaman Kevindra terhadap kuliner Indonesia juga menarik pengakuan dari media nasional dan internasional seperti Harian Kompas, Southeast Asia Globe, CGTN, Nikkei Asian Review, CNN Travel, Serious Eats, Bon Appetit, dan The New York Times. Ia juga merupakan penulis buku terkenal Jakarta: A Dining History, yang mengeksplorasi sejarah makan dan minum di Jakarta selama 200 tahun. Pada bulan April 2019, Kevindra tampil di Street Food Asia Netflix sebagai pakar dan narator makanan Indonesia.

Appearing In

Special Event | Contemporary Indonesian: The Rise of New Indonesian Cuisine Panel Talk

Join Kevindra Soemantri, the author of Jakarta: A Dining History, on an engaging panel discussion exploring the burgeoning trend of new generation Indonesian cuisine. Discover how this movement draws inspiration …

Food for Thought | Indonesian Street Food: Is it the Best?

Renowned for his feature on Netflix’s Street Food: Asia, food writer Kevindra Soemantri writes about Indonesia’s culinary narrative and its profound impact on national identity. Wira Hardiyansyah, chef and culinary …

Open Kitchen | Contemporary-Style Sauces for Your Home Pantry by ESA

Inspired by the rich, comforting flavors of home, ESA’s sauces are the soul of their cuisine. Now, you can master these tantalizing tastes in your own kitchen. Join our exclusive …