Food Tasting : Mexican Food Extravaganza at Bengawan Restaurant

Mexican food always had the sweet spot in my life. I love how flavorful it is, just like ours, Indonesian cuisine! But too bad, in Jakarta I can only name 1 or 2 good Mexican restaurant. But still, good, not great. Thanks for Keraton Hotel Jakarta for bringing the authentic Mexican food this month! With the Mexican-born Executive Chef, Chef Lamberto Valdez Lara, totally satisfied my cravings for real Mexican food in Jakarta :D

The lunch started with some... Nachos ! What's Mexican food without Nachos right? :p It's a tortilla chips with shredded cheddar cheese on top. And what's nachos without the dips? There's Salsa, Guacamole and Red Beans and Beef. The Salsa, oh my... it's hot! :D I think Chef Lamberto already know that Indonesian are crazy about chili :p The guacamole tasted perfect and the red beans and beef gives a nice sweet balance to the dish. 

Next is Chicken Tortilla Soup. Very enjoyable with a strong tomato taste. But yes, it's also a bit spicy :D Fresh !

For the main course there's Carne Asada, Green Rice, Chiles Rellenos and Chicken Flautas. The Carne Asada ( literally means Grilled Beef ) marinade with Achiote , cooked with roasted guajillo salsa, wild mushrooms and organic grown cherry tomatoes. The meat are super tender ! The taste was superb with extra heat in it. Yum! 
For the Green Rice, Chef Lamberto suggest us to add the salsa,guacamole and red beans and beef to the rice. Results, still amazing. The Chiles Rellenos is a Stuffed bell pepper with Alaskan King Crab, fresh corn, goat cheese and chipotle sauce. And the Chicken Flautas is a stuffed flour tortilla with chicken,corn and cheese. All of it was tasted awesome!

What I love about Bengawan's buffet is, they serve oyster and foie gras everyday! Usually the other hotel only provide oysters on Saturday nowadays, but not with Bengawan. You can enjoy all this fancy food anytime! ;) And yes, they serve the good quality ingredients as well! To know more about Bengawan's check out my previous post here and here :)

Pretty dessert!


Bengawan Signature Restaurant
Keraton at The Plaza
Jl. MH Thamrin Kav 15, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Phone      : ( 021 ) 50680000
Facebook : Keraton at The Plaza
Twitter      : @KeratonJakarta


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