Ngana Jo (Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta)

by 10:57:00 AM

Ngana Jo is a Indonesian restaurant that specialized in serving Manadonese food which is located at Bendungan Hilir area. To be honest, I can recall how many times I have had Manadonese food before and I guess it's around 2-3 times? It's not like I don't like Manadonese food, but I just haven't got the chance to experience it more. (all I remember about Manadonese food is their super good and appetizing corn fritters!)


As for the interior, I have to say that it's pretty humble and looked like common restaurant where family have their lunch or dinner. But that's not a problem as we are not talking about dining at fancy cafe, right? 

Let's get started with their food!

Bunga Pepaya (IDR 35k)
Center: Bunga Pepaya; Upper Left: Kakap Bakar Rica

Have you ever tried a food called Papaya Flower? I know it might sound weird to some people, but it's quite a common food in Indonesia. The only problem is, the taste might turned out to be super bitter if you made a mistake in processing it. I had to say that they did a great job in removing the bitter taste although I don't really like it as I'm not into veggies.

Cakalang Woku (IDR 45k)
Cakalang Woku

Cakalang Woku is basically a kind of fish that is served in a special soup which was made from various spices. I'm going to warn you that the soup might be too spicy for those who can't handle spicy food, but trust me, it was super good that it made me crave for more!

Ayam Woku (IDR 45k)
Ayam Woku

Ayam Woku is basically chicken meat served with the same soup as Cakalang Woku as mentioned above. As a non-seafood lover, I personally prefer this one although this one also had those "addicting" spicy kick!


Chicken Satay
Chicken Satay

It doesn't feel like Indonesian food if there's no satay, don't you agree? The chicken meat was skewered and marinated with herbs and chili and then grilled to perfection. Delicious!

Perkedel Jagung - 5 pcs (IDR 30k)
Perkedel Jagung

This is it, the legendary corn fritters that everyone loves! One thing that I love from Manadonese corn fritters is their generous amount of corn kernels and it was fried to golden brown with perfect level of crispness!

Overall, I had a great lunch at Ngana Jo, the food tasted delicious, the place is okay and the service was nice. It's such a great experience for me to try various kind of Manadonese food and I guess I'm start liking it despite its spiciness. (as I love spicy food, but I couldn't really handle it if it's too spicy) Best of luck and thanks for having me!

Ngana Jo
Jl. Bendungan Hilir Raya No. 10A, Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta
(021) 5731932

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun : 10.00 - 22.00


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Seafood Party at Satoo (Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta)

by 10:25:00 AM

Satoo is one of the most-popular hotel restaurant in Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta. I bet most of you might have visited this restaurant or at least hear about it. Satoo serves various International cuisine such as Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Indian cuisine. Not to mention that they currently have their brand new "Seafood Party" every Friday that covers all of those aforementioned cuisine selection plus the selection of fresh seafood from different region!

Norwegian Salmon Section
Norwegian Salmon Section

The restaurant itself is really huge but I do recommend you to make reservation before you came here. Because trust me, it's going to be packed and crowded especially during the "Seafood Party" at Friday. The price for the "Seafood Party" is IDR 458k++ per person, which is considered pretty affordable considering all of those high quality seafood. (and the other selection of International cuisine!)

Here are the sneak peek of fresh seafood selection available at the "Seafood Party"!
Canadian Oyster
Seafood Bar

As you might already know, I'm not a sucker for seafood but I have to tell you that their seafood was really fresh and it doesn't have fishy smell at at all! I didn't realize that I have devoured more seafood than what I expected. (I'm serious, lol!) Oh and I personally love the Russian crab as it had plump and firm meat and it goes really well with the Russian dressing!

Shall I introduce you to the International cuisine stall?

Sushi Bar
Sushi Bar

The Sushi Bar is undoubtedly one of the most popular stall as I could see there were a lot of people coming back to this place to take more sushi!

Lamian Stall
Lamian Stall
The Lamian stall serves premium quality Lamian which had great quality as the chef will make the Lamian in front of you when you place the order. Oh, I have to tell you that the chef is the same chef as in Jia, so you could expect great and authentic Lamian!

Lamian with Beef Brisket

Chinese Cuisine Section

In case you are craving for Chinese cuisine, you can grab several authentic Chinese cuisine at this stall such as Peking duck, chicken rice and dimsum!

Grilled Seafood Stall
Grilled Fish and Shrimp

This particular stall might be missed by most of the customers as it is located quite remotely from another stall, but I do recommend you to visit this as their grilled prawn tasted so good! Aside the picture of cuisine selection above, there's also a Pasta stall, Indian cuisine section, (their Indian curry was super good!) Western cuisine section and Indonesian cuisine section. 

Fruits Stall

As for the dessert, there are selections of fruit, ice cream and sweets. As a sweet-tooth person, I personally loving this corner so much especially those white chocolate and dark chocolate fondue.(picture below) Oh, and I super love their gelato especially the strawberry one because they use real strawberry and you can find the strawberry chunk inside the gelato. It tasted a little bit sour with refreshing flavor!


Overall, I had a wonderful "Seafood Party" at Satoo, their food tasted amazing as expected, the place was great and the service was great. Everything was perfect and if you are a seafood lover, I bet you will really love this place, so give it a try! Last but not least, thanks for having me and I wish best of luck for Satoo!

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