And AGAIN! The ever popular Senopati has earned themselves another strong member... This time it's a Japanese army. Located right beside Three Buns, it's MOMO. Their soft opening is held at 17th Mei 2014 and I went there at the exact date! Sadly, we were given 1 and a ½ hours time limit, they said it was because we didn't book first. (Well, I didn't know that...)
It was 5 pm when we arrived, which means the lighting is a bit dim, even after seated near the glass window. So many people came to their first opening and I think most of them are friends of the owner... Most... Not everyone though, since there's still us, who's a stranger to them... :P
Momo has 3 floors; on the top floor, there's a VIP room with glass walls and some other metal tables. The middle floor was where I sat, you can find the bar and kitchen here. The bottom floor has a wine rack, but when I came it was still empty, maybe cause it's still the soft opening. Though it's not too spacey, they have beautiful painting decorations, like an underground hideout, there's also an semi-outdoor which is covered with glass.
MOCHI CHEESE SPRING ROLL IDR 55K
Mochi and cream cheese filled spring roll, drizzled with honey.
I really wasn't expecting it to be like this. It actually looked like a spring roll no matter how you look at it, but it's like a mochi when you took a bite!! The perfect blending of sweet and savory!! Just imagine the crunchy texture, the cheesy filling, and the unique sweetness of the honey combined into one bite.... You'll surely be craving for more!
SALMON DASHI TEA RICE IDR 55K
Salmon and furikake rice with dashi tea broth.
You've heard of chicken broth, beef broth, and more... But have you heard of a TEA broth?? Well, it was a first to me, that's for sure, and I definitely liked it. Love the sweet-scent produced by the tea and how fresh the salmon is! The tea broth actually tastes like miso soup but it looks exactly like tea. By the way, 1 portion of this, won't even be enough for 1 person.. Seriously, it's sooo small..
TRUFFLE PRIME BEEF BOWL IDR 120K
Thin sliced prime beef with truffle sauce, served with rice, topped with poached egg.
I just love half-boiled eggs, the creamier the egg yolk the better! So when they give me delicious tender meat with perfect egg yolks and good amount of truffle sauce, I just went to heaven and back... The only downside of this is that with the almost choking price, the portion was unfortunately small..
BENGBENG CAKE WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM IDR 50K
I just love how people innovate desserts these days, from you're everyday snack into something extra ordinary and simply scrumptious! If you like to munch on chocolate bars, the name 'BengBeng' certainly isn't unfamiliar, right? That was my childhood favorite snack.. And now, it's made into a CAKE with ICE CREAM!! Yes, please!!!! It's SUPER sweet, with layers and layers of caramels!! Yet, some other foodies said that it's not that sweet... Maybe since it's still the soft opening, the taste is not consistent yet??
CHAMOMILE HERBAL TEA IDR 25K
How about something healthy to savor all those fattening dishes?? A soothing chamomile tea is a perfect company to help you feel less guilty...
BLACKCURRANT FLAVORED TEA IDR 32,5K
Or would you prefer something fresh to help clench your thirst after all the rich heavy flavor? This is another good choice to go with.
This is the top floor, which is just a few steps higher..
This is the cool edgy VIP room!
Nevertheless, this place just made in to my recommendation list, cause there's no lying that the taste is good and I had an awesome dessert! As long as I had a good dessert, I'm content... Lol!
MOMO Restaurant & Bar
Jl. Senopati Raya No. 92
Jakarta Selatan 12190
Opening Hours :
Everyday : 11:00 am - 11:00 pm