Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hakata Ikkousha (Rumah Bahagia Pertama)

It's been almost a year since I saw the first review of this ramen place on Wanderbites, and the amount of good reviews from other blogs and friends is keep increasing, but I've never had the time to try it, since I rarely go to Muara Karang and Kelapa Gading. But last month, finally I tried the famous and legendary Hakata Ikkousha! And I just can't help to get addicted immediately.

So no needs for long words of preliminary, let's just go straight to the food!

Ramen Babi Special (38k)
This is what I ordered at my first visit. The thick broth, the soft boiled egg, and the texture of the noodles were really spoiling my tongue with pleasure and delicacy. 

 Ramen Babi Tam-Tam (46k)
On my second visit, I challenged myself to tasted the spicy one. I don't really like spicy food, but with all the people recommending this menu to me, I tried it. And it wasn't a disappointment. The broth is better with a little spiciness inside, and you also get minced pork for this item. So this becomes my new favourite.

Buta Chasiu Thick (58k)
This is one of their recommended side dish. It comes with two choice of sauce, sweet and salty. I prefer the sweet sauce myself. This also tasted excellent, the pork is thick, and the spice is good. 

Overall, IMO, it is undeniable that Hakata Ikkousha's Ramen is the best I've ever tasted. But if there's one thing I'd like to complain, is the unstable pork meat. When you ordered the ramen, or the chasiu, sometimes you got all meat, but in the other times, you got a little meat and more lards. I can't eat pork lards, so it is somehow bothering me when the ramen (or the chasiu) is full of lards.

But still though, the best ramen place in town. Go try it!

Hakata Ikkousha (博多一幸舎)
Jl. Muara Karang Raya No.85
North Jakarta
ph. +62 21 66600255
fx. +62 21 66670588

Monday, July 09, 2012


Hello! It's been almost two months without blogging, again, blame my final project. But now it's all done! I'm a bachelor in architecture degree now. yay! I've got lots of food to review, but let's start with the one I ate yesterday, Pad@28.

I went there with my high school friends yesterday. When I first heard the name from a friend of mine, I thought we'll be eating Thai food, but I was totally wrong. They served western, italian, anything but Thai.

The restaurant takes place in a big house near SCBD Sudirman area, and as well as it's facade, the interior was also designed with a house concept, a living room to be more specific.  I love the comfy sofa, the big window with curtains, wood accent on the ceilings, lots of frames which were beautifully appointed on the wall, all of it feels so comfortable. There's only one thing I don't like from the restaurant, the smoking area, which is located in the first floor. That means every non smokers who want to eat there have to pass through the smoking area first before reaching their seat on the second floor. A bit unhealthy, isn't it?

Anyway, there were eight of us last night. We ordered eight main courses for each of us, ad also one appetizer and two desserts for sharing. I don't keep the bill, but the price for our main courses was ranging from IDR 60.000-120.000. I didn't taste all the food, so I will just reviewing what I ate last night.

This was our appetizer last night. We actually ordered one more appetizer, but it didn't came out until the end of our meal, so we cancelled it. Anyway, the nachos was delicious. Everyone couldn't stop eating it until the last bite. Yum!

Wagyu Spaghetti Bolognese
This was my main course, its IDR 75.000. I was expecting something special because of the "wagyu" on the name, but it turns out that it tasted just like ordinary spaghetti bolognese. Good, but not special.


Seafood Paella

Pesto Fettuccine

Spaghetti Aglio Olio

Duck Confit

Baby Back Ribs

This was the first dessert of the night. Presentation was cute and appetizing, but I don't like how it tasted. The coffee taste was too strong that it got so bitter. But my friend who is a coffee addict said it tasted good. 

Chocolate Molten Cake
I don't know if this is because it came after that bitter tiramisu, or this cake really did tasted so delicious. The chocolate cake had the perfect sweetness, and also the combination of warm chocolate lava and the cold ice cream was seducing my tongue to eat more and more. This was a perfect dessert to end our meal last night.

Overall, I think Pad@28 has been succeeded in creating homey and comfortable interior that makes me wanted to came again someday, but the food selection on the menu was too ordinary and less in number. I hope they will added some more specialty on their menu soon :)

By the way, here's our picture at Pad@28 :)

Pad @28
Jl. Tulodong Atas no.28 
Kuningan Timur
Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan
(021) 5274088
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