Ketoprak Jakarta consists of lontong (rice steamed in a banana leaf), tofu, sliced cabbage, mihun (thin rice noodles), sprouts, chips and a sauce made from ground peanut and palm sugar made into a thick paste, mixed with chilli, salt, garlic and also sweet soybean ketchup. It is sold in individual portions from small stalls or carts along the street. Customers may request that the dish be mild, medium or spicy. The price is about IDR 5.000 to 10.000 according to ingredients included.
Ketoprak is a typical street-food/dish. It was originally popular around the Jakarta area but has spread throughout Java. It is nearly similar to Lotek and Karedok from West Java, Gado-gado from Jakarta and also Pecel from Central Java, although the ingredients in the peanut sauces are different. Gado-gado and Karedok use only brown sugar for sweetening, but sweet soy sauce is used for additional sweetener in ketoprak, and garlic is added. The seller prepares the ingredients at home and mixes them in front of the customers as they place their orders.