Ebeya provides nice dining option with private dining rooms where you could see the dishes prepared for you. Love the assortments of fine china they serve as plates (careful if you’re bringing kids here I guess). Also, I believe this is one the rare place in Jakarta which occasionally have kobe beef available. Obviously quite pricey but food, service, and ambiance were excellent. 📍Ritz carlton pp Taste 8/10 Service and Ambiance 9/10 Price $$$$ 🐈⬛ Will revisit
Can’t remember the set I got (should be called Amuse if I remember correctly) but it was the one with foie gras and steak.
Overall, all the components were well thought of in each dish. They did nice job of balancing between having enough seasonings and letting the ingredients shine.
Stand out was foie gras steak, which was complemented with iwanori (seaweed) sauce and bread combo. Steak was cooked perfectly to rare as well. Their garlic fried rice was also really good and this is coming from someone who disliked rice in general.
Portion sizes were just right for me but can imagine someone with bigger appetite not being full by the end of the set.
Well established french restaurant in Jakarta with nice quiet ambiance. They occasionally have different tasting menus for dinner, but this time I tried their lunch set. 📍Sudirman Taste 7.5/10 Service and Ambiance 8/10 Price $$$ 🐈⬛Will revisit
Lunch Set - Quartre Cours (2pax - 400k each) Le Champignon au Gratin (7/10) Baked portobello mushroom with beef pastrami, watercress, and walnut salad. Portobello had a nice meatiness that was complemented by the pastrami and cheese. The crusty top part was really nic😆.
Les Escargots a la Bourguignonne (6.5/10) Snails in shell baked in garlic herb butter on toasted walnut bread. Removing the shell was such a hassle hahaha. Smells very buttery but personally would prefer some citrus to cut through the richness.
La Salade au Thon Rouge (8/10) Rare seared sashimi grade tuna carpaccio, baby romaine, aioli dressing, parmesan chips and cherry tomato. This one had such nice plating. Perfectly seared fresh tuna with nice sides of salad. Like how they incorporate all the different textures from the crunchy chips and lettuce against creamy dressing.
Le Filet de Dorada Rose (7/10) Pan fried red snapper fillet, couscous semolina, confit cherry tomatoes & paprika jus. The confit and jus were perfectly caramelised and resulted in a delightful sweet sauce that works well with the snapper. Not a fan of couscous so would have preferred other grain/sides.
Le Steak Frites (7/10) Grilled black angus grain fed beef sirloin french fries, mesclun lettuce with marchand de vin sauce. Since it’s sirloin cut, I expected the thick fatty layer on the sides🤧. Regardless of my preference for leaner cut, this was actually good, cooked perfectly to rare and quite easy to bite into while having sone meatiness to it.
L’Assiette de Fromage (7/10) Assorted french cheeses, we got comte, roquefort, brie, and emmental. Enjoyed this as a cheese fan myself, but probably don’t order this unless you like pungent cheese and don’t mind some weird texture cheese.
Le Delice au Caramel (7.5/10) Caramel mousse, freshly baked caramel mudcake, and homemade french raspberry sorbet. Just your usual mudcake, but appreciate how they incorporate other components (berries, sorbet) because caramel dessert can be one note and just sickeningly sweet. Caramel had some nice saltiness that counteracts the sweetness, and sorbet was a good balance if sweet-sour
Le Feuillete Frangipane (8/10) Freshly baked crisp almond cream pastry puff, roasted pineapple, and pineapple sorbet. Prefer this over the mud cake as the pineapple gave it a refreshing twist. Also like the contrast between the crunchy puff and almond cream.
📍Kelapa Gading Taste 8/10 Service and Ambiance 6.5/10 Price $$ 🐈Will revisit
Monte Cristo Sandwich (110k) 9/10 The reason I revisit GDK each time cause I’m a sucker for sweet salty combo. The blueberry jam and coffee infused syrup actually complement the savoury sandwich. Mayo was a bit too much on my last visit though. Also, depending on your luck they will either give your crispy chips (my preference) or french fries as the sides.
French Toast (90k) 7.5/10 One of the best french toast in terms of bread and custard mixture itself. Nice crispy crust with nice soaked centre. That said, it was almost too simple with only powdered sugar, maple syrup, and ice cream? Felt like it was lacking some contrast in terms of flavour and texture. Some berries/citrus could add some freshness or perhaps crunchy element from nuts/granola?
Butterscotch Cake (45k) 4/10 Skip. Can’t taste the butterscotch. Better get their waffle.
Menu yang dipesan: monte cristo sandwich, french toast, cake, Waffle
Managed to snag a table for first dinner session (5-7pm) during weekends. Overall, pretty great dishes with unique concept (France Teppan). The brioche in their complimentary bread basket was very scrumptious as well. Will return for their other dishes. 📍Setiabudi Taste 8/10 Service and Ambiance 9/10 Price $$$ 🐈Will revisit
Blue Air (110k) ⭐️9.5/10 No dish (or anything in life really) can get a perfect score, but this aerated ibra blue cheese sure came close. Obviously I’m biased since I love blue cheese so much, however the combination of cheese with honey butter grapes and walnuts were 💯.
Duck Jambon (85k) 7/10 Hot smoked, kombu vinaigrette, rockette, pickled red onion, nashi mostarda. Fresh and refreshing, good appetizer but didn’t wow me. Maybe cause I’m not that into cold cuts?
Saucchison en Brioche (150k) ⭐️8.5/10 Probably the most unique out of what we ordered. Beef mortadella in the centre of brioche, cooked on the teppan and served with truffled port sauce and fennel apple slaw. Nutty, juicy, and rich in flavour when you bite into it.
Crustacean Flan (95k) 7.5/10 Fancy lobster and porcini chawan mushi with fermented chili custard and red king crab gin-an sauce. Very umami and a bit spicy. Got a strong seafood punch which was a bit too much for me.
Plat de Cotes (560k) ⭐️ 9/10 Accordian cut karubi (250g) gave the cut interesting outer texture that also helped the sauce to cling into the meat. Bonus point for the amazing Parisian Tarragon Shiso sauce.
Entrecote (975k) 7/10 Got the wagyu 45D (350g) but honestly a letdown vs the Accordian Karubi. Not sure why but it pales in comparison to the karubi both in terms of texture and juiciness. Also was not a fan of arima shansho sauce vs the tarragon.
La Vie en Rose (145k) ⭐️ 8/10 Ordered this for ig, however turns out better than expected. Nice warm brioche met with strawberry sherbet and sweet sour litchi creme and rose compote.
Wagyu Fat Brownie (85k) 7.5/10 Very rich and decadently rich brownies. The crispy popcorn tuile definitely added a nice fun component to the dish. That said, I found it less memorable than the rose dessert as it tasted just like other fudgy brownies.
Visited early this year when they recently opened. Had high expectations of the place as I’ve always had positive experience with the other MD Plaza’s restaurants.
Duck Duck Foie (175 k) 7.5/10 One of the highly raved dish from Wabi Sabi. Each duck egg contains tender duck meat that blends well with the seared foie gras. Chawan mushi texture was also really great, creating a rich, complex, and umami flavour. This was my friend’s favourite dish of the night. The overall combination, along with the truffle, makes this dish a flavour 💣. That being said, most of the flavour was concentrated on the top part, so towards the bottom it can get a bit bland (would recommend mixing in the chawan mushi for better flavour distribution). Overall, I did like the dish but I reckon eating more than one can be quite overwhelming🤔.
“Tentacles” (135k) 5/10 I think we were expecting something along the lines of charred grilled octopus🐙, but it turns out to be carpaccio instead😅. The dish is served cold and with how thinly the octopus meat was sliced, it was quite difficult to pick up. The spicy vinaigrette was good though, and the meat itself didn’t taste ‘amis’. Really enjoyed the crunch of the ika geso karaage and baby kyuri as well. Would probably be better off ordering other appetiser.
Crab Rrr-amen (255k) 7/10 Really enjoyed the richness of crustacean butter sauce. Alaskan Snow Crab Leg was nice and flavourful, although I feel like they should increase the portion given the price they charge for this dish. Nevertheless, crab meat was tender with a nice delicate sweetness. Ramen texture was a bit too al-dente for my liking, though it did lend itself to withstand the creaminess of the dish. Good dish but nothing extraordinary.
Very wide selection of menu, accompanied by beautiful interior designs. Food was alright, not bad by any means but none of the dishes stood out to me. 📍Gunawarman Taste 7/10 Service and Ambiance 8.5/10 Price $$ 🐈Worth to try
Agedashi tofu (46.6k) 8/10 Unlike normal agedashi tofu, Yuzuya’s version added some mushroom and sauce was richer in flavour, with really good sweet savoury tangy balance. Tofu itself had nice texture, crispy outside but soft inside.
Spicy Potato Chip Dragon Roll (136.6k) 6/10 The chips gave a nice crunch against the creaminess of the mentai. I liked how they charred the rolls to give it that smoky flavour. Still, it’s just like another dragon roll? I guess if you like fusion sushi roll you will like this better than I do.
Beef Teppanyaki (196.6k) 7.5/10 Most people ordered sushi/somen/sukiyaki here, however the staff told us that they actually specialised in teppanyaki. Dish turned out great, beef and veggies were garlicky and cooked to perfection. The 3 sauces given were also quite good.
Chirashi Don Cube (96.6k) 6.5/10 The seafood was fresh, what else can you say about chirashi😂. It’s okay but portion was tiny.
Sukiyaki (136.6k) 7.5/10 Good and not too sweet, you could still taste the dashi-soy sauce combi in the broth. Lots of fillings so can be shared for 2 people. Am also a fan of shirataki so plus point for using that . Nice quality beef, not too thin and easy to chew without too much fat.
Truffle Somen (69.6k) 7/10 Refreshing appetizer. Nice noodle texture, quite springy, bouncy and not soggy. Konbu added a nice depth to the dish. Truffle aromas could got heavy after a while.
Tempura Moriawase (76.6k) 6/10 Nice tempura batter, it’s quite light and airy. Kudos for the dipping sauce given, it’s light yet still flavourful.
Warabi Mochi (33.6k) 6.5/10 Quite chewy and soft. Fragrant kinako powder as well.
Banana Flambe Vanilla (42.6k) 5/10 Banana grilled on teppan with ice cream on top. Out of the desserts we got, this was the most underwhelming.
Earl Grey Pannacotta (42.6k) 6.5/10 Nice fragrant earl grey aroma with good texture, silky smooth while being firm yet slightly wobbly.
📍Setiabudi Taste 8/10 Service and Ambiance 8/10 Price $$$ 🐈Will revisit
Dry aged vs wet aged: Which type you prefer will vary based on your preference. In general, dry aged meat has this nutty or even blue cheese smell from the aging process, whereas wet aged is juicier and can have that metallic taste you associate with blood.
30D Wagyu Riserva 9+ Picanha (375k/100g) 8/10 Good old classic you can never go wrong with. I prefer picanha over rib eye in general since it’s less fatty (you can just cut off the fat cap, whereas in rib eye the marbling runs through the meat) while still being tender and flavourful. Will recommend this if you’re trying dry aged for the first time.
45D Striploin Camembert (645k/100g) 8.5/10 Off the menu cut. Just ask the servers on what special cuts are available during your visit. Anyway, the camembert helped emulate the taste of 200D dry aged beef due to the intense pungent flavour. Striploin is already a leaner and beefier than sirloin, and the dry age process further highlight both of these characteristics. Might be too pungent and dry for some people.
45D Whisky Aged Ribeye (450k/100g) 7.5/10 The whiskey resulted in the raw cut almost smelling like bread, which made sense given whiskey is typically made from some grains like wheat and rye. Couldn’t really taste the alcohol once it’s cooked but this was notably sweeter compared to other meats we tried. Wonder how a wine dry aged steak will taste like🧐? Since they used ribeye, the result remained juicier vs the camembert one even though both were aged for 45D.
USDA Prime Fillet Mignon (290k/100g) 7/10 Fillet mignon is typically very tender (buttery almost) but can lack some depth of flavour vs cuts with more marbling, so the sauces AB provided actually works to deliver more flavour to the dish. Better than the fillet mignon from Ruth’s by miles.
Wagyu Riserva Flat Iron (355k/100g) 8/10 Flat iron, taken from the shoulder of the cow (aka chunk) is almost as tender as tenderloin while having more marbling. Will recommend this over the fillet mignon as I felt that the marbling and quality of the cut are better.
Corn n Cheese (140k) 7/10 Essentially sweet corn on top on roasted marrow with gouda and black truffle mayo on top. Quite a flavour bomb but can get heavy after a while. My friend finished this one off in no time.
Dieng Potato Mousseline (95k) 5/10 Creamier and smoother than your mashed potato, mousseline is typically prepared using heavy cream on top of using milk after being cooked in charcoal, normandy butter, shoyu & marrow bordelaise, fried sage. It’s an okay side but nothing really stood out.
Truffled Foie Bon Bon (195k) 7/10 Mini appetiser made from yaki imo foam, balsamic teriyaki, scallop aburi, truffle tobiko. Make sure to eat this while hot to ensure best flavour. Truffle was weak, but the scallop and foam made up for it.
Shichi-mi Kinoko Batayaki (150k) 6/10 Fancy stir fried mushroom using morel, chantrelle, porcini, cremini, shiitake, shimeji, and eringi using garlic butter soy. Pretty safe dish if you like mushroom.
Valrhona 70% Souffle (150k) 5/10 Guanaja dark chocolate, molten center, frangelico ice cream. Took 40 minutes to prepare this dish. Honestly not worth it with how sweet and eggy they were. Much prefer Le Quartier’s soufflé.
Tempat brunch baru di QBIG BSD. Ambiance cozy dan cocok untuk chilling down with friends. Ada live musicnya juga di malam hari. Price is a bit high tapi porsinya besar. Oh iya infonya kedepannya mereka juga akan buka untuk breakfast dan punya pastry sendiri guys😆. Taste 7/10 📍BSD Service and Ambiance 8/10 Price $$$
Smoked Atlantic Salmon Benedict (125k) 2 roti sourdough yang ditoast dan dikasih bayam, smoked salmon, dan poached egg. Poached eggnya runny dan hollandaisenya enak. Smoked salmonnya juga ga amis.
Fish and Chips (90k) Kaget pas ini keluar karena ukurannya gede banget (even though masuk light bites). Ikannya garing dan aoilinya ga eneg. Highlightnya chips (katanya ini chipsnya HW hahaha) yang crunchy and flavourful.
Aglio Alio Con Pollo (135k) Classic pasta with chili, parsley, dan garlic. Diatasnya ada ayam sebagai protein. Ada pedas sedikit tapi very mild. Overall enak tapi a bit oily.
Carbonara (135k) Carbonara tradisional style with egg, parmesan, and blackpepper. Dapat banyak bacon juga. I like this more than the aglio alio karena creamy.
Tiramisu Espresso Drip (60k) Dessert yang instagramable. Jadi espresso panas akan dituang ke atas coklat dan drip ke tiramisunya. Rasanya creamy and light, not too sweet juga. Saran jangan langsung dituang semua espressonya karena can be too bitter.
📍Plaza Senayan Service and Ambiance 8.5/10 Price $$ 🐈Will revisit
Red Velvet (10/10) My favourite cake in Indonesia. Consistent quality over the years with the taste never changing. I was once gifted this cake and ate 4 slices of this cake in one sitting. Balanced cream cheese to cake ratio and very generous amount of crunchy nougat.
Been wanting to try Javanegra for a while and was really happy that they exceeded my expectations, will be back for their jamon and steak.
Jamon Iberico Bellota (550k) 9/10 Best iberico in town, sweet and salty, went well together with the fresh tomato on the bread. Would have loved more of the garlic tomato bruschetta though.
Wagyu Ribeye Futari MB9+ (1.845k for 410g) 9.5/10 The only place I found in Jakarta that is willing to serve blue steak (extra rare steak). Definitely one of the most high quality meat you can get in Jakarta, super juicy and melts in your mouth. Requires no seasonings but gotta say their chimichurri sauce was amazing.
Black Ink Paella 1/2 (600k) 7/10 Extremely flavorful with strong seafood punch. Generous amount of seafood on top as well (the crunchy calamari was very good). Sadly it was too wet for my taste with no soccarat despite specifically requesting for it.
King Cobia Fish (250k) 5/10 The most ‘average’ out of the bunch. Fish and clams were fresh yet lacked flavour (even with the pesto sauce).