Saturday, June 28, 2014

KINTAN Japanese Yakiniku

Say hello to KINTAN, the newest Yakiniku Restaurant in Jakarta. Well Yakiniku is quite familiar in Jakarta. Probably everybody has known that Yakiniku is one of Japanese food, which main ingredient is sliced meat (could be beef, chicken, or seafood) dipped in Niku Tare Sauce, and grilled over fire using iron plate called "Ami". But not only that, KINTAN is also offering the new way to eat Yakiniku, just like how Japanese people do it in their country.


First, meet the sauces and side dishes. KINTAN's special sauce, the spicy sauce (top left) were sooo good! It's bursting with flavor but not overpowering the taste of the meat itself. Oh and for healthy and nice appetizer, go grab their Choregi Salad (IDR 38.000).

Surprised Hormone (IDR 59.000)
This one is one of KINTAN's specialty, and I bet you could hardly find something like this in the other Japanese Restaurants in Jakarta, because this is made of Cow's Intestine! Well I'm not usually an organ-eater, but I always excited to try new things you know, especially when it is the best seller item. Texture wise it was kinda chewy, slightly chewier than squid, I presume. The seasoning was rich and spicy, it blended well with the intestine itself.

Wagyu Sirloin (IDR 170.000)
Just looking at that gorgeous marbling, we could already know that they are using the best quality beef. The meat was so nice and tender. Definitely not to be missed when you are here.

Top 1 Manpuku Yakiniku Plate (IDR 268.000)
Another best seller item! One portion of Top 1 Manpuku Yakiniku Plate consists Kintan Jou Kalbi, Harami, Yaki Shabu Kalbi, Beef Tongue, and Rosu meat enough for 2-3 persons. All the meat were tender, juicy, and seasoned to perfection.

 I love everything they served that day, this place is definitely not to be missed if you love Japanese Yakiniku. Thank you BBlog and KINTAN for the delicate lunch!

KINTAN Japanese Yakiniku
Pacific Place 5th Floor 
Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 52-53
ph. (021) 57973250

KINTAN Restaurant

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Immigrant Dining Room

Finally a post after almost two months!  Been very busy with work and life stuffs, I literally don't have time to write a single post or two. I have tons of pictures waiting to be edited and reviewed, but for now let's start with the one I love the most, the new hippest place in town: The Immigrant Dining Room.

 Everybody probably knows Immigrant as their favourite nightlife destinations, but not everybody knows that after renovating for months, Immigrant is reopening with a new concept. The Immigrant Dining room is the restaurant, and as their tagline said, it is the place "where deals get signed and the rumors begin". And don't worry, the club area will be reopening soon! ;p

 Interior wise, I love love how they designed the place. They combined exquisite and earthy materials to amplify the cool yet cozy mood and encourage the guests to relax and chill. I could picture myself sitting all day at that leather sofa, just chilling and having light conversations with my best girls.

But as a dining room, of course food is the most important. So here they are:

 Caesar Salad (IDR 75.000)
You know I'm not a big fan of salad. But this salad has probably changed me. Romaine lettuce, anchovy, crispy beef bacon, poached egg, parmesan & croutons, love every bite of it! Haha I might love it because the grilled chicken is big and thick and good, but all the other ingredients also blended well together. I couldn't believe I almost finish this huge bowl of salad by myself.

 Forest Mushrooms (IDR 45.000)
Portobello, porcini, button,black truffle mushrooms with parmesan and thyme foam. Soft, creamy, and it has quite strong taste of mushrooms. Nice appetizer to start your meal.

 Tea-Smoked Salmon Omelete (IDR 90.000)
Tea-smoked salmon, garlic sautéed mushrooms, roasted baby tomatoes and lemon fraîche over the boat-shaped omelete. Such a unique presentation! The omelete itself was not as fluffy as the usual omelette. It's more like soft and dense, but in a good way. The topping came in big fat chunks, as you can see in the picture, and all taste nice.

 Grandma's Cannelloni (IDR 80.000)
Might not be the most photogenic dish of the day, but I find this to be one of my favorite. If you love creamy and cheesy dish as much as I do (which is so damn much), then this one is the right dish for you. Oven-baked cannelloni pasta with chicken, mushroom, garlic, spinach, and mozzarella served with wood-smoked tomato puree and bechamel gratin.

 Wagyu Beef Burger (IDR 140.000)
Grilled patty of Australian wagyu beef, tomato chutney, jalapenos, cornichon and mozzarella gratin served with leaf salad and chunky potato fries. I think the picture said enough. Just look at that thick and juicy beef patty! One of the best burgers I've ever had, I must say.

GTO (IDR 98.000)
 Gin, triple sec, orange, grape, lemon, lime, and grape fruit. This cocktail looks milky and creamy, but it's not actually. You could taste hint of sourness when you take a sip. I think this one is perfect for a lady.

Sangria Blanca (IDR 98.000)
Well because I'm not too lady-like, I prefer this one: Sangria Blanca. I've always had a thing for sangria, the combination of white wine and fresh fruits tasted so refreshing!


 Varlhona Dark Chocolate (IDR 65.000)
Desserts are what we always looking for after having a nice meal. And choco lava cake could never fail me, especially when it's made of varlhona bar! Perfect dessert to end our lunch that day.

Bread and Butter Pudding (IDR 65.000)
Well another well-made dessert from Immigrant. Soft textured oven baked bread pudding served with vanilla ice cream. I'd still prefer the choco lava though, but my sister loved this so much.

If what I wrote above hasn't give you enough hint, let me say it out loud: Well done Immigrant! Great place, great food, great service. Loving my dining experience here so much. Would definitely be back in no time. And thanks Cynthia for having me here :D

The Immigrant Dining Room
Plaza Indonesia, 6th Floor (next to Plaza Indonesia XXI)
JL. MH. Thamrin Kav. 28 - 30
Ph: +6221 2992 4125 / +62 812 9930 0099
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