[ID] Lembur Kuring @ Helvetia, Medan

Taystar @@@@ 4/5 This was my second visit to Lembar Kuring. The place is huge which could probably fit all the employees of a mid-sized corporation. Generally speaking, Lembur Kuring is well-reputed for its seafood cuisines and they are mostly fresh. Seasoning was on the mild spicy and salty side. Squid skewers, shrimp, fried garupa…

[ID] Eastern Opulence @ Senopati

Taystar @@@@ 4/5 Here is one Indonesian restaurant that I would always revisit. The ambience was fantastic with spacious layout and modern table settings. Food was well prepared with interesting twist to some of them (e.g., spicy rendang). Satays were quite original with savory peanut sauce. Kailan was… I’m out of words… must try. What…

[ID] Seorak Chueo Tang 설악추어탕 @ Senopati

Taystar @@@@ 4/5 Also known as Bumbu Satu, Seorak Chueo Tang 설악추어탕 is famous for its Chueo Tang 추어탕 (Loach Soup). I think it’s the only place in Jakarta that sells the menu. Overall, seasoning is well balanced (i.e. not overly salty) and service is responsive and prompt. Other than the flagship Chueo Tang 추어탕…

[ID] Ayam Tulang Lunak Hayam Wuruk @ Senopati

Taystar @@@ 3/5 The shop was a bit gloomy inside with limited sunlight hitting the corners of the shop. Food was brighter than the venue with crispy chicken well prepared. I enjoyed the crispiness and the way they deep-fried the whole chicken. Tofu bites were a bit stinky but effectively embedded the crispy-outside and soft-inside…

[ID] Casa Mexico @ Rukan Permata Blok G

Taystar @@@ 3/5 Among some of the famous Mexican shops in Jakarta, I think Casa Mexico is second to none. Honestly, (as an Asian) it would be quite misleading for me to judge whether this is authentic Mexican taste; however, I could feel that a lot of preparation was done in the making. I would…

[ID] Din Tai Fung @ Pacific Place

Taystar @@@ 3/5 Din Tai Fung Pacific Place is a bit more organized(?) in terms of quality. There’s something that is a bit more special about the taste and overall quality – which can’t be really put into words. Service was a slight disappointment in our latest visit. Servers completely forgot about our request for…

[ID] Din Tai Fung Noodle Bar @ Gandaria City

Taystar @@@ 3/5 Well, this is the newly opened Din Tai Fung outlet in Gandaria City. It has a “Noodle Bar” at the end which hints that this is not a full-service Din Tai Fung. Indeed, there were limited number of menus and some of the dishes were unavailable here. Other usual suspects, such as Hot…