Howdy! It's been a long while since I last hung out with my closest friends, so it's time for a little gathering and catch up! Located near the artotel (where the Roca Restaurant is), we handpicked this place seeing that it's one of the most perfect place to hangout with your inner circle: small, homey, and comfortable!
This place is taking the concept of a mini underground bar, where there aren't that many amount of dining tables, low ceiling with many decorations. I've got to give it to them since this place is totally into my liking: you suddenly feel at home the moment you walk in!
Here's a little of what they have in store: cute ornaments and interior details. I love their taste of humor as well! They also have a giant projector to watch good stuffs together!
Random, random, and more random stuffs! From cute to nostalgic, and to the most contemporary icon nowadays: PSY!
You can see that they're putting pretty much everything here! I think this is also one of the main reasons why this place feels like home; you do things like this!
By the time we got here, we were already starving and thirsty! Let's not focus on interior design and on to the taste!
THAI ICED TEA IDR 20K
This Thai iced tea, in terms of taste, wasn't actually into my liking as it was too bland. I think there just was too much water and less Thai cream in it as it was a bit tasteless. Meh.
ITALIAN SODA IDR 27K
This one goes pretty much the same as another soda mixed with syrup. Not saying that it's bad, but it wasn't given much twist on it so it's kind of a safe pick!
COOKIES MONSTER IDR 33K
Now I've got to say that this one's my favorite beverage of this place! Not a truly fair comparison since I ordered only 3 drinks and that the other two are just classics, but this one is surely nice! Creamy, rich with both milk, vanilla, and chocolate flavor with Oreo cookie crumbles. Sweet heaven.
TRIPLE HORSE MUSHROOM FETTUCCINE WITH SMOKED BEEF IDR 37K
Combination of cream cheese, mozzarella, and parmesan in white creamy sauce mixed with fettuccine pasta and smoked beef
When the dishes arrived on our table, I'd have to say this first: for such a bargain price, the portion was so generous! The shortcoming was only that they didn't care much about the presentation, not like what you'd find in a proper, elegant bistro, but hey, this one totally meets the idea of home-cooked pasta!
HANGOVER SAND-BEEF-B*TCH IDR 42K
Triple decker sandwich of wheat bread with slices of beef, signature BBQ sauce, american cheddar, and mayonnaise sauce. Served with french fries.
Now I'm only literally telling you the name of the menu as it is from the book! I've got to say they had a knack for naming each of its menu, since none of them are named in ordinary manner, and this one is most intriguing! But man, this was so good that you'd want to scream its name after the first bite! Soft beef slices in a well-mixed ingredients and condiments with good bread. Classic goodness.
HANGOVER CHICK GRILLED PARMIGIANA IDR 52K
Boneless chicken breast grilled with melting american cheddar, served with mixed vegetable and one choice of side dish
A simple favorite! Well grilled chicken breast that is actually tender and chewy in the savoriness of melted american cheddar cheese! It's so flavorful and the side dish was also perfectly cooked and well seasoned!
HANGOVER POTATO CONE IDR 32K
Cheesy french fries with bolognaise sauce and american cheddar, served in a cone
Now this is a snack that'd really make you hungover in addiction! salty french fries enriched with cheddar cheese and savory bolognaise...all of a sudden you get back to be a kid and eat it till' your fingers are messed, then you lick it clean! Yummy!
HANGOVER AGLIO OLIO WITH GERMAN SAUSAGE IDR 35K
Olive oil, pure butter, Italian herbs, and spaghetti pasta with German sausage on top
I've got to say my pick on favorite pasta goes to this one. The seasoning of this pasta was just too perfect, that I couldn't stop getting another bite. So heavenly! Yes, it's the usual aglio olio: olive oil, garlic, herbs..What's new? The hands of the cook did the magic! Also matches really well with the savory sausage!
HANGOVER MAC HORSE WITH SMOKED BEEF IDR 37K
Melting American cheese mixed with macaroni pasta and smoked beef
Now this is what you call a classic childhood favorite! Who doesn't like a good portion of mac&cheese with savory smoked beef slices? They're your childhood classic for a reason, and that's because it's so good it almost never fails! A word of advice though: since it's so cheesy, you might want to share if you can't stand too much cheese. But for me? Natttt!!
HANGOVER GRILLED PLATTER IDR 299K
Sirloin, chick grilled american cheddar, BBQ ribs, german sausages, vegetables, and 2 side dishes
aaanddddd here goes the main event of the show!!! The one for all, all for one portion platter! It's basically most of their best dishes in one serve! You can see that they have two types of sauces there: the cream based one and aromatic BBQ. Both of them are so good! The BBQ sauce tasted more like red wine vinaigrette to me while the other one tastes like carbonara sauce!
BBQ ribs. What's not to love about this one? wonderfully grilled and marinated, the only thing that's lacking is..its portion!
The grilled chicken was as perfect as I described earlier! Perfectly grilled and tender all over again!
What about the sausages? They were really great as well! Simple goodness.
I regretfully tell you that the sirloin steak was overcooked. Cut too thin and served only as a "sliced meat", this one failed to be the star of the show.
The mashed potato was...a little bit too bland and rough in texture for me. Not that much.
However, the pasta was also perfectly cooked, just as other pastas! I wonder if the cook is passionate or a pasta master, but they're great!
Again: well cooked, simply presented, and well seasoned. Great side makes a great meal.
Encore! The desserts are still waiting! We ordered two dishes actually: the other one is Bailey's Pudding Caramel. But it came in a not-so-good presentation so I decided not to show you the picture, BUT!!! The taste was so delicious that I still recommend you to try that one!
HANGOVER GREEN TEA OREO IDR 27K
Layering of creamy green tea, cheese, and oreo with African choco sponge cake
Hmm, to me, the African choco sponge cake itself didn't hold that perfect of a texture: a bit dry. However, this cake is still quite an okay treat if you'd like to immerse yourself in sweetness of desserts!
Phew, what a meal and fellowship! This place was so perfect for a little get together as they provide scrumptious meal that would totally warm your heart: Cozy and tasty!