BOWL OF DELICIOUS RAWON: OUR FAVOURITE IS THE RAWON DON SALTED EGG AND THE CLASSIC RAWON.
Why you will love it ❤ 1. They add a modern twist to a classic rawon recipe. 2. Their Rawon Don Salted Egg was especially my favourite. Imagine rawon with less of the soup but more to the texture of salted egg and juicy beef. One bowl of rice you need to put on your list to dig your spoon into. 3. The classic rawon is good as well, a Jawa Timur rawon. We rarely find good rawon in Jakarta in the first place, so if you're craving rawon, this place should be on top of your list. It has a fragrant taste because of the bit of coconut added yummyyy, really adds a difference. 4. Nasi Goreng Rawon was surprisingly interesting. Those who are a fan of coconuty flavor in your fried rice, try this. They put a fun twist in rawon. This menu is only available in Senopati branch.
What could be improved 🙏 1. If you're looking for Surabaya rawon, this is perfect for you. But if you're a Central Javanese rawon lover type, and would love your rawon on the sweeter spectrum, would be better if Rawon Bar could provide a sweet soy sauce on the side. We are accustomed to a sweeter rawon, but we can definitely appreciate Rawon Bar's version of the delicious East Javanese cuisine. 😉 2. Krupuk were not too crunchy :') would be great if they place the krupuk in a sealed place to ensure crunchiness 😁.
Place: Rawon Bar, Pasar Santa Menu: Rawon Don Salted Egg (48K): 8.4/10 Rawon Daging Klasik (50K): 8.3/10 Nasi Goreng Rawon (38K): 7.4/10
Menu yang dipesan: Rawon don salted egg, Rawon Daging Klasik, Nasi goreng rawon
GREAT DEAL FOR A KOREAN RESTAURANT (IF YOU USE PROMOS)
Why you will love it ❤ 1. The taste of the food is more on the subtle taste, not too bold, here is what I ordered: -Nakji Bokkeum is a treat for the eyes and the tummy. Always nice seeing hotplate sizzling. Portion is quite small considering the price. They have more vegetables compared to the octopus. Somehow expected a more "in your face kind of flavour”, this is not as spicy as it looks. Good thing is, this comes with rice. -Japchae is the best dish of the night. The noodle texture is great, and it highlights the savoury flavour. I like the noodle to beef/vegetable ratio here, they have more noodles which I prefer. I think if I visit SamWon House again, it’s because of Japchae and because I have not tried their Korean Barbeque yet. -Sundubu Jjiggae has more vegetables and tofu than seafood. It looks super spicy, but it’s not. Taste is actually on the subtle side, I prefer my soup a bit bold in flavour. -Tteokbokki Cheese Odeng/Fish Cake’s portion is quite generous. But I prefer my Tteokbokki with a bolder flavour and a thicker broth. Though great thing is cheese is quite plenty. 2. Ambience is nice and cozy, really reminds you that you are indeed in a Korean restaurant. 3. They have free banchan refills and free ocha drinks included as part of your meal. 4. Fast and attentive service.
What could be improved 🙏 1. This is a matter of preference. I prefer the food that is more on the bolder side especially for Korean food, this place has a more subtle flavour. 2. Tteokbokki is overcooked, I think a chewy texture but not too overcooked is preferable. 3. While the restaurant normal price is quite expensive, but if you use promos available it becomes a really good deal. I only spent 205K for four people, with four main dishes. Great value for money, will come back.
THE CHEESE NAAN IS A MUST-TRY, SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS AND GENEROUS IN CHEESE.
Why you will love it ❤ 1. Only went here for a snack, so ordered the Cheese Naan and their Chilli Balado Fries. The Cheese Naan is incredibly tasty. It is generous enough for sharing with 3-4 people who are not too hungry. The cheese is super generous, super tasty. The bread goes very well with the cheese. I thought this would require curry for some dipping, but it is good as it is (do not be fooled by the picture, the cheese is inside the naan and it dripping in cheese) Chilli Balado Fries was alright, an okay snack you could order while you talk and chat with friends. 2. Spacious restaurant. 3. Ambience is nice and cozy. 4. Lots of branches available. 5. Service is fast, friendly and attentive.
What could be improved 🙏 1. The distribution of cheese in the Cheese Naan was a bit uneven, some slices had more cheese than others (I got the one with the most cheese #lucky and because there was too much cheese I could not eat it without spilling it everywhere #happyproblem though, can’t complain!) 2. I visited at around 21:30, so the restaurant was almost closing, a lot of the ingredients were sold out (mutton, shrimp, vegetables…), only available one was chicken. Since my friend does not eat mutton and chicken, we opted for just snacks instead. Hopefully they would be better stocked for the next time I vist! Good thing was the Cheese Naan delicious compensated for this, still imagining it right now and planning my next visit to GoCurry!
THEIR TOPPINGS ARE HEAVENLY, ALSO THEIR PIZZA DOUGH HAS IMPROVED A LOT SINCE WE VISITED!
Why you will love it ❤ 1. You can buy medium, large or pizza by the slice. 2. I have visited the Sliced Pizzeria in Pondok Indah in 2019 and I did not like pizza dough back then. Turns out they made the pizza dough thinner so it’s very enjoyable now, thank you for making this change! Will come back definitely. 3. They experiment with the topping, so you have the classics but also different toppings you rarely find elsewhere (that is within similar price range). These are our favourite: -Special Truffle: Affordably priced for a one slicer, you do not need to spend too much on a pizza. Truffle is not too strong, more on the subtle taste but considering the price it is reasonably priced. -Quattro Formaggi: Superrr generous in four types of cheese. I like that it is soft and leaves you wanting for more. When I have a bad day, and I want to confide in a friend. This is that kind of friend, but pizza. -Carnivor: Similar taste to cheeseburger on pizza, but way better. You have a bit of that beef bacon which really is the highlight of the pizza. The taste is bold on this one, we really did enjoy it. -Funghi Silsiccia: Mushroom and cheese combo match made in heaven. This has a bit of sweeter taste, you can really taste the mushroom. An absolute must-order when you are a mushroom addict!
What could be improved 🙏 1. More branches, please! 2. I think if the toppings were more generous for Margherita and Pepperoni it would be better. Special Truffle topping could be more generous, however, we do understand the need to balance deliciousness vs cost control. The rest of the toppings were great in terms of proportion though. 3. Would be great if they sold soda water as well. We love our pizza with soda, sans the calories.
Place: Sliced Pizzeria, SCBD Menu: Margherita 7.0/10 Pepperoni 7.6/10 Special Truffle 8.4/10 Quattro Formaggi 8.7/10 Carnivor 8.6/10 Funghi Silsiccia 9.0/10
Menu yang dipesan: margherita, Pepperoni, Special Truffle, Quattro Formaggi, Carnivor, Funghi Silsiccia
THE NASI BEBEK FLAVOUR IS GOOD, NOT TOO OVERWHELMINGLY SPICY SO THAT'S GOOD!
Why you will love it ❤ 1. They cook the duck quite well. If duck is cooked poorly, it can taste a a bit weird. Not here. 2. That Nasi Bebek spices hits you in all the right places. This is great for those who prefer a savoury and spicy flavour. 3. Affordably priced. 4. Portion is just right. Not too big but not too small. 5. Fast service. 6. Walking distance from MRT Blok M.
What could be improved 🙏 This is just a matter of preference. I prefer Nasi Bebek with a hint of sweetness, to balance the savoury and spicy. This is great if you like your duck savoury and spicy, but I think it lacks an element of sweetness. This place has been open for 4 years though. So they have a loyal following. Even though I do prefer a slight hint of sweetness, with that being said, this Nasi Bebek is still good! If I happen to be in the Bulungan/Jaksel area and I am looking for a good nasi bebek place, this is it.
Place: Nasi Bebek Madura Mbak Ru'ah (right across Bulungan near Sarang Oci restaurant) Menu: Nasi Bebek (18K): 8.0/10
COMFORT FOOD RIBS INDONESIAN STYLE WITH SAMBAL THAT TASTES ADDICTING.
Why you will love it ❤ 1. Do you want to know what the sambal at Leko and your favourite person's smile has in common? It's addictive! Yasss. Corny, but it's true. The sambal here is not crazy spicy that it's numbing your mouth. It's a beautiful balance of flavour that allows to enhance anything it is paired with instead of trying to outshine everybody. I add a bit of soy sauce because I prefer it with a bit of sweetness. This branch is more generous in sambal which is good. 2. The ribssss is awesome. The iga penyet is love. It's fall off the bone fantastic. The kind of iga penyet you will crave for even if you just had these a week ago. 3. Place is spacious. 4. Service is fast.
What could be improved 🙏 Quality of meat could be consistent. My plate had lots of fat (I prefer my meat lean). But my friends ribs were leaner.
Place: Leko, Setiabudi One Menu: Iga Penyet 9.0/10
Why you will love it ❤ 1. Char Siu Sheng Jian Bao tastes divine! The outer layer just has a very slight crisp and the insides are savoury and sweet, with the sweetness more dominating. This is great for people who love their savoury dishes a bit sweet. But if you do not like your chicken too sweet, another menu would be recommended. I personally love it. 2. Staff is friendly and attentive. 3. Ambience is lovely, a modern take on Chinese interior. The colours are bold and aesthetic. All Fook Yew branches are beautifully designed.
What could be improved 🙏 1. Food is on the pricier side, but I think compared to the taste it is worth it. 2. Har Gao does not have a rich shrimp taste like usual, maybe this is a one time thing because most of the time I go to Fook Yew the Har Gao never disappoints.
Place: Fook Yew, Pacific Place Menu: Char Siu Sheng Jian Bao (49K) 8.8/10 Har Gao (29K) 7.0/10
Menu yang dipesan: Char Siu Sheng Jian Bao, Har Gao
GREAT SERVICE, AMBIENCE OF RESTAURANT IS NICE AND BRIGHT BUT THE FOOD COULD BE IMPROVED.
Why you will love it ❤ 1. Ambience is great during twilight to night time, because the sun rays enter the restaurant. The place becomes really nice and bright. 2. Modern kind of Thai cuisine, as reflected in the interior of restaurant. 3. Shrimp in Pad Thai is actually quite large and generous considering the price. 4. Thai food that is more on affordable side. 5. I like how they serve drinks without straw.
What could be improved 🙏 1. Thai tea usually has a slight element of bitterness. When I visited, it was just sweet. Quite a shame, because the drink has potential. Perhaps reduce the sugar/condensed milk usage would be better. 2. Kwetiaw Pad Thai Shrimp lacks spiciness and sour element. A great pad thai is a balance of all flavours. Even with the lime squezed, it lacks sourness. Plus, they do not serve this with chilli powder which is weird because pad thai with chilli powder is a must. To top it all off, they seem to run out of it when I visited here.
EVERY BITE FEELS LIKE YOU HAVE FOUND A PIECE OF HEAVEN ON EARTH. A MUST-VISIT WHEN YOU ARE IN JAKARTA FOR FINE-DINING EXPERIENCE.
Why you will love it ❤ 1. The best dish of the night was Crispy Potato Pave. At a glance, even though the dish has a beautiful presentation, it looks simple. But once you taste it, it's an epitome of a dish that highlights the magnificent taste of each ingredient. Eat it whole in one bite to obtain the perfect experience! The potato stacks adds an interesting element of crunch, spicy beef tartare is just a bit spicy to add that slight kick and black caviar on top. This is the dish that love songs are inspired by. It's exquisite, intriguing and and definitely an experience you will never forget. 2. Carpaccio Al Tarturo looks lovely, but it tastes even better than it looks. With beef tenderloin, black truffle and garlic roasted aoli the dish manages to feature the balance of taste of all ingredients. It has even a slightly cheesy taste, but nope it's actually the garlic! The truffle is also quite generously given on this dish. Italy on a plate. 3. Funghi E Pepperoni. What makes it special is the dough has rested for two days, this allows the yeast to work on itself and won’t trouble our stomach. The dough is served with beef pepperoni, mushroom meddley and mozzarella. Since the chef is always going around the restaurant to talk with the guests, now we know the right way to eat pizza! Eat with your hands, fold it, eat the topping and a bit of the crust so you get a nice balance. 4. Seafood Linguine Piccanti is made of chili linguine, clams, mussels, prawns with spicy pink sauce. They keep it simple here so it’s all about making sure the ingredients are the star and skillful cooking technique that shows off the taste of great ingredients. 5. Cotoletta Ala Torinese is a bit on the saltier side, but turns out that is because they add a sprinkle of sea salt on top. It’s chicken cutlet using turkey ham and provolone cheese. The pasta uses angel hair, but for all the menu here you could request if you would prefer another kind of pasta instead. The angel hair pasta is rich in truffle flavour, but I think it would be interesting to see this dish with another kind of pasta. One of the favourites in this restaurant. 6. For drinks, the Mediterraneo was delicious. That combo between kiwi, passion fruit, cranberries and sparkling water is refreshing. It's quite sour, so if you prefer your drinks sweet, do order something else. But if you like it sour and refreshing this is it! 7. For desserts, I had Tiramisu Classico and Affogatto Alla Nutella. Tiramisu is great if you do not like dishes that are too overwhelmingly sweet. Affogatto Alla Nutella is better if you enjoy sweet fudge brownies, paired with hazelnut semifreddo and espresso crema inglese. If you like both, order both. Life is too short to not enjoy two desserts in a meal, no? 8. Service is friendly, attentive and the staff can explain the menu well. Always appreciate restaurants that train their team well. The warm staff really ensures you to be spoiled and enjoy a fine-dining experience, including the chef who often comes around the tables asking how you find the dishes. 9. Lovely ambience, it’s classy and elegant, a reflection of the food and service they have here. 10. For thursday, friday and saturday they have live music. The restaurant is closed on sunday, so plan your visit accordingly.
What could be improved 🙏 1. The greeter in front should always be present. When I entered, seems like he/she was busy. Since the restaurant is on the higher-end, the greeter to direct guests to the seat would be fantastic. 2. Seafood Linguine Piccanti tastes beautiful. With that being said, the pasta was a bit on the oily side. Turns out, this is the oil from the seafood (which is great because all that flavours, yum!), but you can request to reduce the oiliness here, so don’t worry about that. We like the flavour, but if it were less oily, would have been even better. 3. For us, Cotoletta Ala Torinese was already good even without the little sprinkle of salt on top. Do request for sea salt on the side (if you would like to add a bit of salt on top), so you can control the saltiness level yourself. 4. The price is a bit higher here, but this is a fine-dining experience, and if you take into account the ambience, service and of course the fantastic food, every Rupiah you spend here is worth it. It’s not just eating, but an experience you will always remember.
Place: GIA Restaurant & Bar, Sudirman (Sampoerna Strategic Square) Menu: Crispy Potato Pave (175K) 9.8/10 Carpaccio Al Tarturo (180K) 9.6/10 Funghi E Pepperoni (115K) 8.5/10 Seafood Linguine Piccanti (175K) 9.0/10 Cotoletta Ala Torinese (210K) 8.3/10 Tiramisu Classico (95K) 8.2/10 Affogatto Alla Nutella (90K) 8.8/10
Menu yang dipesan: Crispy Potato Pave, Carpaccio Al Tarturo, Funghi E Pepperoni, Seafood Linguine Piccanti, Cotoletta ala Torinese, Tiramisu Clasico, Affogatto Alla Nutella
Why you will love it ❤ 1. That fall off the bone kind of ribs. What I love about Leko is that the meat quality is great. Very little fat, so it is highly enjoyable for those who do not like their ribs fatty. It's perfectly cooked so it's nice and tender. 2. The sambal is great. I recommend ordering spicy because even the spicy flavour is not too spicy. Super enjoyable. Add a bit of soy sauce if you prefer it with a hint of sweetness. But even without soy sauce it's great. 3. Sup otot has a lovely broth. Divine. Not a fan of otot, but that broth goes well with the ribs and rice. Yummmmy. 4. Fast and great service considering the place is packed!
What could be improved 🙏 1. Portion is not that big. But since this is a great dish you will leave happy and satisfied. Order another vegetable dish or a sidedish (or another portion of ribs - hey, won't judge). 2. Compared to the portion, it's on the pricier side. However compared to the price it's worth it! 3. Spacing between table is kept at a bare minum. Go for the sofa tables which would be a bit more spacious.