Saturday, April 18, 2015

[NEW MENU] Kakuni by IPPUDO Indonesia

Finally, Kakuni is ready to serve at Ippudo Indonesia, Pacific Place Jakarta. I joined their new menu tasting on 29th March 2015 with Openrice Indonesia Gathering and so sorry i'm late to review about this fantastic Kakuni. What i love the most about Ippudo is the tender and tasty pork. I like the interior design in here especially the white and red bowl on the wall. I was introduced to Amanda as Marketing Manager and Mr. Miyazaki from Japan. They teach us about how to eat ramen and answer our questions, the are very humble.

On that time, Ippudo gave us Seasonal Chef Special. Here there are :

Kushi Katsu

Kushi katsu is also known as Kushiage, In Japanese, kushi means skewer and katsu means a deep fried cutlet of meat. This is a Pork Kushi Katsu, prefer to eat when still hot.

Deep Fried Squid with Nori 

This is my favourite of course, the squid texture is tender and the flavor of nori is make this dish as a champion. This served with mayonaise and lemon.

Hot Potato Salad

The ingredients are brocoli, potato, cheese and tobiko. I love the brocoli inside and melted cheese on top. I'll try to make this hot potato salad to be my breakfast.

They introduce to us about the new menu of Kakuni which release on this April exactly two weeks ago. They are Shiromaru Kakuni, Karaka Kakuni and Akamaru Kakuni. The first one is Shiromaru Kakuni, when the waiter served this on the table, i am very happy because the pork is very big and looks tasty. For people who don't like spicy, this one is very recommended. Rich, creamy and delicious are the three words about this dish.

Second one is Akamaru Kakuni, Aka is means red and Maru means circle. Yes, this one is served with a red big bowl with a very tempting pork belly on top and miso sauce so the soup is not as white as Shiromaru.

The last one is Karaka Kakuni, this hot and spicy ramen is perfect for a heavy dinner. The portion is very big and the pork belly is also big too, i think is a portion of two. I choose hard noodle, spicy flavor in Japanese is not spicy as Indonesian people, some of us prefer to give additional Indonesian chili to make the spicy comes out. I really enjoy the three kind of ramen.

Thank you to Openrice for the invitation and thank you to Ippudo for your hospitality, i will come back for sure with my family to enjoy the Kakuni menu.

Direction :
Pacific Place 5th Floor.  Unit 5.37 SCBD
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53 Jakarta Selatan
Jakarta, Indonesia 12190
Phone : (021) 57973339
Opening hours : 11.00 AM - 10.00 PM
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*all photos courtesy by Febriani Djunaedi, please don't use without any permission

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Roba Yakitori

Roba Yakitori is the newest Japanese restaurant in Jakarta, under the same group with Pancious. Roba Yakitori is located at Mall Taman Anggrek, beside Pancious outlet which just open on 2nd February. Yakitori is a japanese food with meat or vegetables on a skewer.  Roba Yakitori is a Japanese food restaurant with fast casual dining concept.

Customers entering the front door and immediately queued in line, take the tray that has been available, choose foods that will be cooked and drinks on a piece of paper, and pay at the cashier. If you choose to drink cold or hot ocha, the waiter will give you a glass and you can take yourself in the space provided.

I think there are enough for interior design, There are so pretty, aren't they? Let's go to their dishes that aren't less interesting.


Shitake is an mushroom in East Asia which is cultivated and consume in many Asian countries. You can choose this shitake in teriyaki or katsu. I prefer shitake katsu than teriyaki, but both of them are so delicious. Shitake teriyaki IDR 18 K and Shitake Katsu IDR 22 K each skewer.


Salmon Wasabi Butter is the name of that dish above, IDR 32 K / skewers. The salmon is so fresh but because i don't like wasabi, i don't really like this. For the wasabi lovers, this dish is recommend to try.

Chicken Ball 

Chicken Ball Teriyaki IDR 15 K / skewer, i really like this and when the teriyaki sauce is more i would be more like this. One skewer is not enough.

Eggplant and Pumpkin

I don't like vegetables so much, so i didn't try this pumpkin and eggplant. For vegetables lovers, you must try it to find out. Pumpkin is cooked with garlic sauce and its called Pumpkin Garlic Mirin IDR 12 K / skewer. Eggplant is cooked with teriyaki sauce IDR 12 K / skewer.

Beef Letuce and Beef Enoki

I don't know what to say about this dish, i'm totally love it. There are one of my favourite dishes around here. You can taste enoki, beef and teriyaki sauce are melt together in your mouth. Beef Enoki Teriyaki IDR 22 K / skewer , Beef Lettuce Teriyaki IDR 22 K / skewer and they have Beef Asparagus Teriyaki too IDR 28 K / skewer.


Saba is widely caught in the sea near Japan. I like this Saba Teriyaki IDR 30 K /skewer because the taste is so good and it's not fishy. 


Chicken Leg Miso and Chicken Breast Miso are my most favourite dish, i like that miso sauce. That taste is sweet and savory. Their price are 15 K / skewer. They also have Chicken Breast Garlic Mirin IDR 15 K / skewer, i don't like this one because the garlic flavor is too strong for me ( i don't like garlic ) . I am a chicken lovers, don't forget to try this Chicken Miso when you eat at this restaurant.

Yakitori Bento 3A ( chicken leg miso, chicken ball teriyaki and chicken skin shio ) IDR 62 K

Yakitori Bento 2 B ( chicken leg miso and chicken breast teriyaki ) IDR 52K

Salmon Head Teriyaki IDR 50 K

Banana Katsu IDR 15 K / skewer

Inari Kani Mayo IDR 22 K

Salad & Appetizer

There is always space for dessert, right?  Don't forget to try this Matcha Soft Ice Cream and it cost 16 K. The waffle and matcha ice cream are totally perfect for dessert.

Overall, i'm totally like this and recommend Roba Yakitori to all of you who loves Japanese food. Thank you so much for your hospitality and good luck. Congratulation for your grand opening !!

Direction : 

Mall Taman Anggrek level 3 #301
West Jakarta - Indonesia
Delivery order : 0833 800 800 80

*all photos courtesy by Febriani Djunaedi, please don't use without any permission