Friday, April 24, 2015

Saraso Padang Cuisine, Citywalk Sudirman


There is a modern contemporary Padang restaurant named Saraso that serves authentic, famous and also peranakan Padang cuisine in Citywalk Sudirman. (Note: Peranakan is a term used for Chinese descendants, Chinese immigrants to the Malay archipelago

Appetizer
Keripik Telur Rendang - Rp. 12.000
Spicy egg chips.

Soto Padang - Rp. 29.500
Favorite among Padangnese, it is a beef broth with slices of beef, garlic, potato chip, onion, and plan-fried dumpling of potato.

Sate Padang - Rp. 32.000 (S), Rp. 38.800 (M)
A specialty skewer meal from Padang, made from dice-cut beef with spicy sauce made of turmeric, ginger, garlic, coriander, curry powder and salt. Choice of beef, tongue, or mix of both.

Lunch Meal Packages (only available at 12 pm - 2 pm)
Nasi Cibudak - Rp. 38.000
Rice, fish with chili, cassava leaves, anchovies, green bean and white cabbage.


Signature
Tender dried meat jerky.
Dendeng Garing Lado Merah - Rp. 30.000 (S), Rp. 58.000 (M)
Dendeng Batokok Lado Merah - Rp. 29.500, Rp. 56.000 (M)

Below are the A La Carte that I tried. Actually there are much more options on the menu but then even these all are already more than enough to savor.
Meat: Daging Rendang - Rp. 29.950
Vegetables: Sayur Terong Balado - Rp. 12.000
Sayur Nangka - Rp. 15.000
Others: Ikan Teri Petay Balado - Rp. 22.000
Tunjang Gulai - Rp. 33.800

Kue Lupis - Rp. 17.500
Compressed glutinous rice served with grated coconut and coconut sugar syrup.

Pisang Goreng - Rp. 25.000
Fried banana with grated cheese, sprinkle chocolate and condense milk.

Serabi Padang - Rp. 21.000
Traditional Indonesian pancake, made from rice flour with coconut milk or just plain shredded coconut as an emulsifier

Es Campur - Rp. 27.000

Bubur Kampiun - Rp. 26.250
West-Sumatrans' signature breakfast dish, consisting of black and white glutinous rice porridge, sweet potato dumpling porridge, sticky sweet potato rice, rice pudding, and green bean porridge.

Es Jeruk Timun - Rp. 25.000
A very refreshing drink! Orange juice with grated cucumber.
I totally recommend this drink.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 12.965
Location:
SARASO
Citywalk Sudirman Level 1 Unit 17/18
(beside Sudirman Park Apartment)
Jl. KH Mansyur No. 121
Central Jakarta
Tel: 25558783

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bariuma Ramen, CityWalk Mall Sudirman Jakarta

Today, I was invited to the pre-opening Food Tasting event for Bariuma Ramen's first outlet in Indonesia.

Bariuma Ramen is one of the most widely known Ramen in Japan and currently already have branches in Singapore, Malaysia. Established in Hiroshima, Bariuma is re-known for its thick broth of soup and tasty home-made noodle, garnish with the most delicious toppings. 


A brief introduction about Bariuma Ramen. Bariuma means Bari (Super) Uma (Tasty) Bariuma Ramen has been successfully developed in Hiroshima – Japan and it is one of the most successful business models ever developed among Japanese restaurants in the world. The founder of Bariuma Ramen believes that a tasty bowl of ramen has to have super rich and thick soup suit to the modern style. Bariuma Ramen found out the solution for this, and developed the Rich Tonkotsu soysauce based with the finest soya and cooked with authentic Tonkotsu Flavor. Now, after opening more than 50 outlets in Japan, Bariuma Ramen is ready to be offered and expanded to other countries including Indonesia. 

Customers can choose the hardness of the homemade ramen (noodle) from soft - original - firm. Interestingly to know that Bariuma Ramen differentiated the bowl color. For pork soup, the bowl, chopsticks and spoon are in red color and for chicken soup, the color is black.

Ajitama-Uma - Rp. 68.000 
I really enjoy the rich tasty pork flavored shoyu soup (tonkotsu) with grilled thick-cut chashu and flavored egg. The soup was thicker compared to other tonkotsu that I have tried at other ramen restaurants.

The grilled tick-out chasu was really good and tender!

Seriously, I was very disappointed when I found that the flavored boiled egg (ajitama) was hard boiled. I asked one of the partners whether the ajitama supposedly to be like that. I was glad when he said that they will try to improve it.

Chicken Gyoza - Rp. 35.000
The thin layer from this gyoza is made of mixing flour, potato starch with specific blended ratio so it becomes very crispy

The inside filling was so juicy. Best to eat  it with the gyoza (soyu) sauce.

Green tea  (ocha) - Rp. 15.000 (free re-fill)
All prices subjected to tax.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 12.840
Location :
Bariuma Ramen
City Walk Mall Sudirman Level 1 Unit 5
Jl. KH Mas Mansyur Kavling 121
Central Jakarta
Phone: 29704018
Opening hours: 10.00-22.00

Friday, April 17, 2015

Curry House CoCo Ichibanya, Gandaria City Jakarta


Curry House CoCo Ichibanya has been established since 1978 and so far, this largest curry house chain has more than 1,400 restaurants in Japan, USA, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. 

At the moment, CoCo Ichibanya has opened three restaurants in Jakarta. There are in Grand Indonesia mall, Summarecon Mall Bekasi and the latest is in Gandaria City. I can say, CoCo Ichibanya served the most delicious Japanese curry that I have eaten so far.

It is quite interesting when I opened the menu book. I found out that customers can customized their curry (only available for Mix curry, Meat curry and Seafood curry). They can choose the size of rice (150 gram to 550 gram), the spiciness level (mild flavor to level 5) and add toppings.

Today, I went for the Omelette curry because it is recommended and can not be modified. For sure, I was looking for the authentic taste :)

Omelette Creamy Curry - Rp. 68.000
This wonderful omelette curry is topped with three types of mushrooms and special creamy sauce.

Added with two toppings:
Hamburger - Rp. 25.000
A good quality of hamburger.

Kimchee - Rp. 10.000


Besides curry, I also tried the salad.

 Sausage Salad - Rp. 35.000
Love this salad with a unique sesame dressing. The sausages were very meaty.

 Condiments:
Fukujinzuke - pickles (radish, eggplant, Japanese cucumber)
Tobikara - a mix of pepper, chili powder and herbs.
Fyi, CoCo Ichibanya provides neither chili sauce nor red chili powder.
All prices subjected to 10% tax and 5% service charge.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 12.868 
Location:
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya
Gandaria City Mall
Upper Ground Level
Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Gandaria
South jakarta

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Burgerous (Burger Restaurant)


Burgerous is a new place for burgers in West Jakarta. It all started when a guy who stayed overseas most of his life, came back home and realized that he can't find the burgers he loved overseas. Thus, with a passion for good burgers, he created Burgerous that focused on quality and the food are carefully crafted.

There are three types of meat (beef, chicken and fish) for the burger. The beef are Australian imported and the patties are 100% beef without any fillers. They are prepared by hands so customers might find the inconsistencies. same as the buns are also hand formed without the use of molds.

Jucy Lucy - Rp 55.000
A burger oozing with flavor from within. A thick beef patty filled with melted cheddar cheese within, along with fresh lettuce and toasted bun.

 Fried Cheese Burger - Rp50,000
Deep fried burger bun with a tinge of sweetness, paired with a beef patty, a slice of cheddar cheese, secret sauce and fresh lettuce.

Orange Chicken Burger - Rp. 35,000
A deep fried chicken patty, topped with homemade creamy orange sauce and actual orange slices. Paired with fresh lettuce and a toasted bun.

Nihon Chicken BagaRp 40.000
A Japanese street-food inspired burger.
A deep fried chicken patty, breaded with secret ingredients. Covered with homemade Nihon sauce and mayonnaise, in between fresh lettuce and a toasted bun. 

Mashed Potato - Rp. 15.000
Love this smooth creamy mashed potato! 
It's layered with beef bacon bits with homemade brown sauce.

Fries - Rp. 17.000 (M), Rp. 20.000 (L) with one free sauce.
Straight cut fries seasoned with 7 herbs and spices.
 

Dipping Sauces - Rp. 5.000/sauce
Aioli: an alternative to the common Tartar sauce
Cheese: White cheddar cheese
Calypso: An orange color sauce that tasted similar to thousand island sauce
Pepper Chipotle: A peppery mayo sauce
Mixed berry: A good blend of berries with ketchup
Honey mustard: Sweet sour

Fiery Fish Rice - Rp 35.000
Homemade spiced sauce, which includes a mix of sour and spiciness, layered over a deep fried Dory fish fillet. Finished with mixed veggies and buttered rice. 

French Toast Ice Cream -  Rp 40.000
Simply awesome. White bread filled with Kaya and Peanut Butter, soaked in homemade egg batter and then panfried. Topped with maple syrup and sugar icing, along with a scoop of unique Kopyor ice cream. 

Drinks:
Iced Tea Durian - Rp. 15.000 (M), Rp. 18.000 (L)
Moctails Banana Colada - Rp. 15.000 (M), Rp. 22.000 (L)
 
All prices are inclusive tax.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 12.920

Location:
Burgerous
Jalan Taman Ratu Indah Blok D.11 No.24
West Jakarta
Tel: 29336378

Opening hours: 11.00 - 24.00

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wing King, Mall Ciputra Jakarta


I just tried Wing King, a very new restaurant in Mall Ciputra Jakarta that serves gluten-free  chicken wings. Wing King is established in Surabaya last year and now, it is expanding their first branch in Jakarta.

My colleagues have been coming back to Wing King for three days in a row since the grand opening last Wednesday. They really enjoyed eating the chicken wings with the 'hot' and 'on fire' level of spiciness. Apart of the delicious chicken wings, they were also enjoying the promotion of getting free six wings for spending Rp. 100.000 in one bill.  This promotion is valid until 31 March 2015.

Outdoor for smoking area.

Prices:
3 wings with 1 flavor - Rp. 20.000
6 wings with 2 flavors - Rp. 32.500
12 wings with 2 flavors - Rp. 62.000
24 wings with 4 flavors - Rp. 118.000
36 wings with 6 flavors - Rp. 170.500

Flavors:
There are six seasonings for the chicken wings and drumettes (drumette is the part of chicken wing that look like a mini drumstick).

Level of spiciness:
- original 
- hot 
- on fire (very HOT!!!)

Spicy BBQ (left)
Hot Seoul (right)

Garlic Cheese (left) 
Honey Soy (right)
These two flavors are suitable for children.

Thailicious 
I like the sweet and sour flavor. 
It's a bit spicy but still bearable for my taste bud.

But from all flavors, Louisiana Cajun is my favorite one!

French fries - Rp. 13.000 (Medium), Rp. 17.500 (Large)
Sweet tomato (left) and Seaweed (right)
I'm quite impressed with the seaweed seasoning on the french fries.

Oreo Crambles ice cream
Prices exclude 10% Government Tax
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 13.075

Location:
Wing King
Mall Ciputra Jakarta LG floor unit 02A-03
Grogol, West Jakarta
Tel: 56954848
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