Simetri Coffee Roasters (Puri Indah, Jakarta)

by 11:09:00 AM


This might be a little bit out of topic for a while, but I just realized that Soompeat has just turned 3 years old this month. (yay!) It's exactly 3 years ago when I decided to create food blog to share about my dining experience. (I feel old now..) I would like to thank all readers who have been supporting Soompeat  all this time and I hope the information that I shared on this blog will be useful for all of you. :)

Simetri Coffee Roasters is a coffee shop located in Puri Indah area, just nearby the Pasar Puri Indah. Aside of coffee, they also serve various menu that would be perfect for brunch. It's not really hard to find the place as the exterior was quite spacious with decent parking lot that could accommodate more than 10 cars.

Interior
Interior

The dining area is located at the 2nd floor and it's not really big, but it was spacious enough and well decorated with white background that gives off homey and elegant vibe. They also have an outdoor smoking area, but it would be wise to dine at indoor area especially during hot weathers as it's been super hot lately.

Let's get started with their food!

Croque Madam (IDR 62k)
Croque Madam

Croque Madam is basically ham and cheese between toast topped with sunny side up and served along with salad. You just can't miss this menu because I reckon almost all brunch place has this menu. This one tasted pretty delicious and fulfilling due to generous amount of melted cheese and I love the perfect sunny side up!

Croque Madam

Double Cheese Hamburg (IDR 75k)
Double Cheese Hamburg

Double Cheese Hamburg is basically grilled oz beef patty served with cheese sauce. This one tasted pretty decent although I could barely taste the cheese and I found the beef patty a little bit bland, it would be better if it had stronger taste though.

Curious Black Burger (IDR 80k)
Curious Black Burger

Curious Black Burger is grilled salmon drizzled with sweet and sour sauce, mashed avocado, tomato inside toasted charcoal bun served along with fries. This one is definitely an instagram-able material due to its black colored bun and look at those thick salmon!

Classic Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Tuna (IDR 65k)
Classic Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Tuna

If you're up for something spicy and strong for your brunch menu, I recommend you to try this one. You can also opted for prawn (for IDR 70k) if you don't like tuna.

Coffee

Overall, I had a good brunch at Simetri Coffee Roasters, the food tasted pretty delicious, the place is really nice and the service was good. I personally love the place and the fact that they are quite remote from any other place which make them a great place to spend your day. Thanks for having me and best of luck for Simetri Coffee Roasters!

Simetri Coffee Roasters
Jl. Puri Kembangan Raya No. 10D, Puri Indah, Jakarta
(021) 22580296

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun : 08.00 - 22.00

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Best Donburi (Rice Bowl) in Jakarta!

by 10:38:00 AM


Donburi is a Japanese term for rice bowl dish which consists of meat, vegetables and rice served inside the bowl. I don't know since when, but I'm going crazy about donburi lately and that's why I decided to make a quick guide on the best donburi in Jakarta! Let's get started with the guide, shall we? (oh, now I'm getting hungry and craving for donburi!) 

1. OKU Jakarta

OKU is a Japanese restaurant located at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski at the heart of Jakarta and they served one of the best donburi out there which is the Truffle Gyu Don! This one tasted superb with a strong flavor of truffle oil and tender meat, not to mention that the onsen egg was perfect. It priced at IDR 650k++ for three-courses meal and I do think that it's quite worth it though!

Address:
OKU
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, Jl. MH. Thamrin, Thamrin, Jakarta

2. Yakitori Box


Yakitori Box is a new Japanese restaurant located at Gandaria City (although they already had their first outlet at Standard Chartered Tower). They served various donburi with Japanese skewers or known as yakitori. It tasted pretty decent for IDR 60k and I personally liked the texture and consistency of their rice!

Address:
Yakitori Box
Gandaria City, Lantai Lower Ground, Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Gandaria, Jakarta

3. Donburi Ichiya
Ontama Yakitori

Donburi Ichiya is a Japanese restaurant specialized in serving various kind of donburi and they already established around 7 outlets in Jakarta. I tried the Ontama Yakitori (IDR 52k) which is a grilled chicken thigh served with oozing ontama egg and garlic butter sauce. I personally though that their donburi had pretty mild taste and I've to add extra amount of spices and chili to elevate the flavor. Although the original Japanese donburi should have been like this, I guess Indonesian prefer the one that had stronger taste, right?

Donburi Ichiya
Lippo Mall Puri @ The St. Moritz, Lantai Lower Ground, Jl. Puri Indah Boulevard Blok U No. 1, Puri Indah, Jakarta

4. Abura Soba Yamatoten 


Abura Soba Yamatoten might specialized in serving soba, but did you know that they have great selection of donburi as well? My favorite would be the Aburi Chashu Don with extra Ontama (IDR 77k). The chashu had a perfect texture and I love how they manage to put strong flavor to the meat, mix it along with the oozing onsen egg and you'll get a perfect bowl of happiness!

Abura Soba Yamatoten
PIK Avenue Mall, Lantai 2, Foodtown Dotonburi, Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta

5. Yoshinoya

Yoshinoya is probably the most famous fast-food style Japanese restaurant that serves donburi as they had more than 40 outlets around Jakarta. My favorite would be the Egg Mayo Beef Rice Bowl (IDR 51k) with creamy egg mayo sauce that might sounds overwhelming to someone but I love it so much!

Yoshinoya
Ciputra World, Lotte Shopping Avenue, Lantai 4, Food Avenue, Jl. Prof Dr Satrio, Karet, Jakarta

6. Waroeng Mama Ong

Waroeng Mama Ong serves various fusion food including the Beef Mushroom Rice Bowl which consists of marinated beef topped with thick mushroom sauce, salad, sunny side up and crackers. If you wanted to try good fusion Japanese food that has been localized, I do recommend you to try this one as it was unexpectedly pretty great!

Waroeng Mama Ong
Ruko Simprug Gallery, Jl. Teuku Nyak Arif 10, Blok M, Jakarta

Pvblic Bistro & Bar
Gyutan Don with Egg

Pvblic Bistro & Bar is a bistro and bar located at Pantai Indah Kapuk area and they specialized in serving various cuisine including Asian. The Gyutan Don with Soft Boiled Egg (IDR 58k) was pretty intriguing and I love how they made those perfect soft-boiled egg!

Pvblic Bistro & Bar
Ruko Elang Laut, Blok M1 No. 33-33A, Jl. Pantai Indah Selatan, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta

I think that's all that I could share about the best donburi that I've ever found in Jakarta, if you have recommendation, please do tell me as I'd love to try it! I hope you guys find this guide useful and let's eat!

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OKU (Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, Jakarta)

by 10:51:00 AM


OKU is a Japanese fine-dining restaurant located at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski at the heart of Jakarta. As one of the premium restaurants located at premium location, OKU aims to serve best and authentic Japanese food. In this holy month, the restaurant had special Iftar Bento package that starts from IDR 650k++ for three-courses meal including tajil and hot or cold tea.

Table

The restaurant itself is quite big and spacious with several VIP rooms available. The interior was beautifully decorated with wooden material that gives off Japanese restaurant vibe with dim lighting to enhance its luxury. The Iftar Bento set was served in a wooden tray with wooden lunch box which was pretty and artistic. It consists of following menu:



There are 4 main courses that you can select which are Truffle Gyu Don, Chicken Teriyaki Don, Salmon Teriyaki and Sukiyaki. I tried their best seller and recommended dishes which was Truffle Gyu Don with runny onsen egg.

Truffle Gyu Don

As what I've expected, the Truffle Gyu Don tasted superb with a strong flavor of truffle oil and tender meat, not to mention that the onsen egg was perfect.


Truffle Gyu Don Set

As for the sides, I personally love the Oku Aburi Salmon Roll as it had perfect texture and it just melted in my mouth. The salmon flavor was quite subtle and I love how it did not taste fishy at all. It has a spicy mayonnaise sauce which gives a spicy kick.

Oku Aburi Salmon Roll
Sukiyaki Set

I bet most of you probably have known the so-called Oku Karaage because it was one of their signature dishes. The black karaage tasted pretty satisfying for the eye and for the palate. It had a perfect crispness that everyone would love!

Oku Karaage
Salmon Teriyaki Set

Overall, I had an amazing dinner at OKU, their food tasted amazingly delicious, the service was superb and the place is great. I've never been so happy to eat food for so long and I'm glad that OKU exceeded my expectation with their amazing food. I always love food that has great visual and taste and I'd say that OKU has it all!

Last but not least, thanks for having me and I wish best of luck for OKU! :)

Sukiyaki

OKU
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, Jl. MH. Thamrin, Thamrin, Jakarta

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun : 12.00 - 15.00 ; 18.00 - 22.30

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