Thursday, December 10, 2009

Delightful Dinner at Kembang Goela

For good peranakan Indonesian- Dutch peranakan cuisine, we made our way to Plaza Sudirman in Jakarta to dine in style at Kembang Goela last night.

The trio to serenade the guests the whole night long.

Don't you just love the setting of the main dining lounge. The lighting and composition just makes one feel like noble member of the Indonesian colonial society attending a social gathering.

I left the ordering to my colleagues who have been here before.

Our first dish, the Sosis Om Yance - the amazing metre long chicken sausage. We also had the Otak Otak Meja which was delicious, but in my haste to sample this appetizer, I forgot to take any pictures.

I loved their mixed satay (beef and chicken). Tastily marinated, tender meat and grilled to perfection with peanut sauce toppings.

Something different, the cripy beef - but nothing to shout about.

The other main dishes we had include fried chicken, grilled fish, fried rice, fried noodles and vegetable.

And they have durian creme brulee for dessert. Yum!!!! Although the durian taste is not that strong, it is a good pick nevertheless. (you can also opt for the conventional vanilla creme brulee)

I'm normally not a fan of Indonesian food as I find it too oily/ too dry. But Kembang Goela is definitely worth a try for those of you in Jakarta. Food is reasonable priced for the quality of food and ambience. Bill came up to about RM100 pp.

Address:Plaza SentralJl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 47-48Jakarta, Sudirman
Tel. (62-21) 520 5651


Food: 7/1o

Ambience: 8/10

Service: 7/10

Price: 7/10

5 comments:

Sass said...

next on the list...lara djonggrang! hehe

Siao Yue said...

sass: last night went for korean also....what han yang or han gang....goooooood foood!

Juke said...

It's good if u can claim under company expenses...but RM100 per head is still consider expensive...and very expensive in Indo.

I just had a buffet lunch at Hilton Sentral KL today- RM139++ per head. Damn expensive...food the same as the rest. Can u believe they offer extra main course on top of the buffet spread (where we need to choose from the menu list)- which they said comes together...how stupid! I think the buffet spread is more than sufficient...really wanted to ask discount if no need main course. And the parking is a killer...RM6 per hour...so if eat & chat 2 hours...at least gone RM12-18.

Hey...if u hv the xtra $$...good to indulge though.

Siao Yue said...

juke: so did u ask for that discount! hihi

i thought the main course thing was only for dinner?

Sarah D38 said...

i miss the satay in KG... *sigh* will sample the other few places u mentioned the next time i'm there.. even if i have to go alone hehe