Merry Christmas everyone!! The town's been buzzing around with so many Christmas decorations and everything. We, on the other hand, have been going around with best friends and families for a lovely Christmas feast! :p If you're like us, who would prefer celebrating Christmas with foods and have no idea where to go, how about try Union Deli's new menu? It all looks fantastic!
TOASTED MARSHMALLOW MILKSHAKE IDR 60K
Isn't this just the perfect beverage for the season?! Hmm..actually for me, marshmallow is good for any season! This beverage is truthfully just a simple vanilla milkshake with a toasted marshmallow on top, I don't know if they added any marshmallow in the milkshake or not but I definitely didn't taste any marshmallow in it. A bit of advice, you might want to also give the milkshake a hint of marshmallow flavor!
SALTED CHOCOLATE IDR 60K
Chocolate beverages are always lovable! Why go for the boring hot chocolate when you can try this chocolate with salted caramel? Nowadays I have been obsessed with salted caramels but I can't help it, since it's just oh-so good!
HOUSE MADE CHICKEN LIVER PATE IDR 75K
Fig jam, pickles, toast points.
When I heard of the name, I definitely didn't expect myself to even like this. Turns out, I loved it! It was a very nice snack with balanced flavors! There's the savoriness of the pate, which surprises me, cause I don't usually like organs thingy, combined with sweet fig jam and tangy pickles, all of it eaten with a since toast..perfect!
Remember that you have to eat the whole combination of items in 1 bite to get the best taste! Do not leave anything out!
THE DOUBLE LOBSTER - RIVER LOBSTER ROLL & BISQUE IDR 150
Crayfish, shrimp, mayo, lime, scallions, hot dog buns, crayfish bisque.
This whole dish tasted very 'seafood', you can even smell the ocean as soon as it was served! Though for me, it's a bit overwhelming but to those who loves seafood would find this satisfying. For the bisque, the toppings on top are to be dumped into it. though I don't suggest adding the sambal matah into it if you don't like spicy foods!
These potato chips are very pure, since there's not much seasoning added on! It's not even salty but since I love potatoes, I don't really mind it's natural flavor. They could use a bit more spices though!
CRISPY PORK BELLY IDR 95K
5-hour roasted pork belly, kale pesto, burger bun.
Such a guilty pleasure!! :') Bet you all would've guessed that we did the happy dance when this dish came out! Nothing can ever go wrong with pork but they could improve this by making the pork a bit more crispy as the name says and bring out a stronger flavor from the pork, since as of now, the pesto definitely overwhelms the pork!
Can this get any sexier?!
CHICKEN & SAUSAGE GUMBO IDR 85K
New Orleans-style stew, house made andouille pork sausage, rice.
A nice stew with pulled chicken and smoked sausage. You can really taste the smokey flavors and some might not like this kind of flavor but we do! Gumbo is an American dish and you might be confused of why there's rice but it traditionally is served with rice, yes, American dish does have a rice dish! This one could use stronger flavor though, since Gumbo is know to have strong flavors!
PORCHETTA IDR 135K
5-hour roasted pork belly, kale salad, mustard vinaigrette.
This is the same pork belly used in the burger, so if you only want a taste of the pork, here ya go! Porchetta is basically herbs stuffed pork belly and heavily salted then roasted for long hours, which is exactly what this is. Love how juicy the meat is and in contrast of the superb crispy skin, not hard, but crispy! The kale and vinaigrette also helps a lot with upgrading the taste. You just have to try eating all the elements in 1 bite! Warning that this shouldn't be eaten alone, I think it's perfect for 2-3 people or more if you don't want to be too stuffed!
SMOKED NEW ORLEANS SAUSAGE IDR 95K
House made andouille pork sausage, onions, mustard, mayo, brioche hot dog bun.
Yeap, it's the same sausage used in the gumbo! With it being a hot dog, you can perfectly taste the smokey flavor now. It's a typical American hot dog with caramelized onions and everything, so if you're a fan, just imagine it with a superb smoked sausage!
I realized that these are way overpriced for an everyday meal, which is why I suggested for a special occasion kind of thing. Well, I can't really complain for their pricing as they truly offered great qualities, so if that's what you're looking for, then why not spend a bit more?
Union DeliGrand Indonesia, East Mall
Central Department Store
Jl. MH Thamrin
Jakarta Pusat 10310
Opening Hours :
Everyday : 10:00 am - 10:00 pm