30 November 2014


Wow, can't believe that it's almost December and Christmas air has already been roaming nowadays! Have you prepared for Christmas yet? Or are one of those who likes to just slowly enjoy the ever moving time and just deal with Christmas when it IS Christmas, like myself? Well, whatever you're doing right now, I hope you have a joyful time! Now, let's start with today's topic; Seorae Indonesia, a busy Korean diner at Pantai Indah Kapuk!

Seorae's interior is designed to have a street food dining experience kind of style, as you can see from the floor and wall design. As you know, in places like Korea or Japan, there're so many street foods that has attracted a lot of locals and even tourists! It's a fun way to enjoy yummy foods!

Seorae might a bit small but they're always buzzing with lots of customers even when there're already a lot of other Korean restaurants all over PIK! Like any must have items in a Korean restaurant, Seorae also has a few banchan to offer us and this is some of them;

Not the best pajeon I had but then again, I'm not that into pajeon in the first place!

Forgot what this is called but it has a really peculiar taste with peanut butter in a hard chewy dough!

At first glance, I thought this was eggs but it turned out to be potatoes!

Caramelized sweet potatoes, nothing can go wrong with it, though I admit the banchan here was not so great. No worries though, cause I came here for the meats!

Spicy tofu stew mixed with tender pork, fresh vegetables, mushroom, seafood, and Omega-3 eggs.

Starting off with soup to ready your tongue for a culinary adventure and this is perfect for the job! I was especially attracted to the omega-3 eggs and it also has pork, also love the clam! Might be a bit spicy but because of how good it was, my spoon just can't stop! Definitely recommended if you're looking for soups!

Who doesn't know what tteokbokki is? As the exploding popularity of Korean that has probably spread out to all over the world, everything about Korean has almost become a common knowledge! One of those things is this popular Korean rice cake snack! Too bad that this ones here was a bit too hard to chew, but that might be because we ate it when it's no longer hot after taking photos of it and the sauce was a bit leaning too much to the sweet side as well!

Our authentic Korean kimchi, fried egg, and crispy Nori seaweed over fried rice. Perfect for a quick meal on-the-go!

I've been wanting to try this one ever since I heard of it! The way of serving it was cute too, you close the lid and SHAKE! After a satisfying amount of shaking, open it and TA-DA! Enjoy this nicely and evenly mixed fried rice! And since it's served in a bento box, you can easily take it anywhere without worry! Taste-wise, it was a decent fried rice! For a kimchi fried rice, there wasn't enough kimchi in it though but I'm totally blown by the generous amount of seaweed so it's all good!

Shake, shake, shake! Done!

Finally what we're all waiting for……. MEAT!

Pork belly marinated with our secret sauce, then grilled. Juicy and tender.

We finally arrived at my favorite!! No matter it's Korean, Western, or whatever, pork belly will always be on my list of orders! And this one definitely did not disappoint! For me who has had many pork bellies from various restaurant, I can say that this is one of the best ones, super juicy and tender with bursting flavors on one bite! Yum! Spicy and sweet ones are also available choices of samgyeopsal here!

Our signature dish, pork skirt meal, marinated with our authentic secret Korean spices, then grilled to perfection.

Cooked alongside the Hangjeongsal that it didn't lose to, I totally agree that this is a signature dish! Such a tender and juicy meat nicely marinated with their secret spices that I'm dying to know, sooo sinfully delicious! There's also a spicy galmaegisal if you prefer spicy food and a King size which is enough for 3-4 people, though if it's this good, I might be able to finish it all my self! Lol!

Our world-famous sliced pork, mixed with special sauce and served over steaming hot rice.

Bulgogi is probably a Korean meat that everyone's already familiar with even before Korean restaurants became popular, so bringing such a common meat to a restaurant means you need to step it up! Seorae did a pretty good job on that part, the sweet and savory of it was in perfect balance! Fyi, there are 2 ways that you can cook this, it's either cooking it until a bit brown and crispy or just a brief so that it still has a chewy and soft texture. Though it's delicious no matter how it's done!

Pork neck, marinated with Korean spices, then grilled to crisp. Very soft, with just the right amount of juice.

Hangjeongsal is probably the best part of pork! Having perfect balance of meat and fat, the texture it has is really bouncy. These ones here were very well marinated and just melts in your mouth! Without realizing, the plate was already empty!

Korean's popular dessert which is shaved ice with red bean and other sweet topping. A nice dessert like this is always perfect for Jakarta's hot weather! Come to think of it, it's kinda similar to the shaved ice desserts we have here! Completed with a yummy red bean ice cream, a refreshing finish after all those meats, it was a nice way to end the day's culinary journey!

Korean restaurants might be overpopulated but I can say that Seorae is one of the best! Anyway, they also have another branch at Alam Sutera and over there, the menu selection is more complete with a lot more space as well! I'd suggest that one if you're going in a large group, cause the tables here at PIK are mostly for 4-8 people. Thank you Seorae for the great pork filled dinner!!

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1 comment:

  1. Wah menariiiik. Makasih udah sharing^^

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