Jakarta : Food Tasting : Seven Friday

A new lifestyle concept store x restaurant in Plaza Indonesia !

A Zurich-based brand, Seven Friday just opened their lifestyle retail concept store here in Jakarta, Indonesia. Seven Friday is a well known watch brand that maybe you already familiar with. So why a watch store combine with a restaurant? I'm asking the same question here. But I guess they just want you to 'experience' a whole concept of their brand, and of course, touch, feel and experience their products as well.

So from the kitchen area, Chef Fernando Sindu is the brain behind it. You might know him from Benedict and Umabo

Walking through this concept store, the ambiance was quite cool and a bit masculine for me. Loving the open kitchen concept when you can see all the chefs doing their 'magic'. The design was modern and industrial. I personally think it does goes well with the branding.

Even though the menu wasn't quite extensive, but it's good enough to fulfill your appetite. 
For something light, they serve some skewers and also snacks. That time we opted for Chicken Meatballs Skewers - IDR 35.000,-. This one is remind me of Japanese Tsukune, that we eat with raw egg yolk. The seasoning was right and it's delish enough.

Next is Pork Belly Skewers - IDR 35.000,-. This one was served with Torch Ginger Flower Sambal, or we, Indonesian, usually called it 'Sambal Matah'.  The pork belly was juicy, and yes...  will hardly resist a good sambal matah, right?

From the Snacks sections, Toast with Foie Gras Mousse, Duck Salad and Plumped Raisins - IDR 75.000,-. OMG I love this one! You definitely could tasted the foie gras, and the pulled duck and fresh greens really comes together as a balanced dish.

Ultimo Fries - IDR 35.000,-. This one is also very enjoyable ! Loving the generous shrooms on top and the gravy ! Definitely an 'umami' dish because you able to taste the earthy flavors from shitake and other mushrooms as well.

From the 'Smaller Plates' sections, Tomato Tuna Salad - IDR 85.000,-. This salad was just okay. Nothing much I could say here.

Green Potatoes - IDR 35.000,-. This one is an interesting and delish dish that you can try. The potato was nice and crispy, the sauce was a bit spicy and savory. What I love is they also put some crispy anchovies ( or Indonesian 'Ikan Teri' ) that reminds me of Indonesian classic 'Sambal Lado Mudo'.

For something heavier, Smoky Seven Friday Burger - IDR 125.000,-. According to its name, this burger was definitely smoky tho! Perfectly cooked prime beef patty as well. The thing that is lacking is the sauce or some lubricants that helps you when you swallow it down.

Gnocchi with 'Isan' Sausage Ragu, Grana Padano, Fried Purple Basil - IDR 110.000,-. Again, there's nothing ordinary when Chef Fernando is cooking. Fusion at it's best ! Isan Sausage is a fermented sausage originating in the northeastern provinces of Thailand, and yes, this dish definitely tasted like an Asian dish. I haven't decide if I like it or not lols. Since Gnocchi is an Italian dish, but when you taste this dish, it's definitely an Asian flavors.

Next is Portuguese Chicken - IDR 150.000,-. If you familiar with 'Peri-Peri' chicken, this dish was aim for that. But for me, the seasoning needs something tangy to make it like real peri-peri, but the chicken was tender enough.

Hanger Steak - IDR 130.000,-. This is another dish that a must-try for you! Even though comes from a not-so-glamorous part of the beef, but the steak was perfectly cooked with pink-color in the middle. I love every elements on this dish, it was perfectly executed! Especially, the marrow butter!

Pork Chop - IDR 145.000,-. This one also a winning dish ! Huge pork chop that is juicy, serves with Sambal Matah. Again, there's nothing wrong with it! The rice that also serves with this dish was also fragrant and fluffy. Winning dish !

To close it all, Orange Banana Foster - IDR 55.000,-. Well balance dessert with tangy orange and sweet caramelized banana. 

SevenFriday Space
Plaza Indonesia Level 2
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav.28-30
Central Jakarta, 10350
Instagram: @sevenfriday_indonesia


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