30 June 2015

PNPL PIK


Yet another new restaurant in Pantai Indah Kapuk and this time, it's called PNPL! Am I the only one that can't help but read it as pineapple?! Anyways, they're in line with Shirayuki and very easy to find, just look for the pineapple sign! Lol! The signage literally looked like a pineapple and it glows a really bright pineapple color at night! It's almost impossible to miss!


Super love the interior! Simple, neat, and clean! I'd recommend coming here at noon, since the shadow created by the sun coming through the glass window made the whole place looked more artistic!


When I came here, the place's not that crowded yet, maybe cause not many has known about the place but that's good news for me cause I can enjoy my time here peacefully! This place is perfect to just hang out and even to work cause of all the white and neat atmosphere!



Pineapples...pineapples everywhere!



INFUSED WATER (BY PITCHER) IDR 55K
A pitcher of this is enough for 4-5 glasses but you can also order a single glass and it only costs IDR 26K. I don't really know why but my eyes went right to this one when I saw the beverage menu, maybe because of the cute pictures? See it for yourself! :p By the way, I think they have infused the water for at least 2 days, cause you can really taste and smell the infused flavor, especially the pineapple!


Though the water might be infused for days, the pineapple slices inside is still fresh!


The signature dish here is their pineapple rice bowl (obviously) and they have various of choices but all of them comes with butter rice.

BELLY RICE IDR 45K
I guess the price is quite reasonable considering the unique plating and the amount of the pork! The overall portion's a bit small though, I blame the pineapple! XD What I don't really like about this is the butter rice because it smells like rice with blue band..not that it's a problem, I just expected something more!



Look at how cute this is from above! :D


SALTED EGG IDR 55K
This is their most recommended dish! You can choose either chicken or prawn or even both. I, of course, ordered both but turns out, I prefer the chicken because the prawn still has the skin on!  I'm not the type of person who can eat prawn skin, so I had a difficult time enjoying the prawn!


I really recommend this as well, since they're really generous with the salted egg..and I mean, really generous!


PNPL PLATTER IDR 88K
One for all and all for one.

So this is supposed to be the appetizer...and it's way more expensive than the main course! :') Well, I guess it's no wonder, since the portion fits the price. For this, you'll get 3 pieces each of bacon wrapped pineapple, onion rings, fish fingers, popcorn chickens, and last a super salty spam fries! I had all this with my 2 friends and it's just the right amount, so I think this is suitable for 3 people!


Out of all, my favorite's the bacon wrapped pineapple. The pineapple's super sweet and combined with the savory bacon, it's perfect! Fyi, they also provide beef bacon here, so for you non-pork-eaters, don't worry, you can still try this!


BACON WAFFLE ICE CREAM IDR 35K
This is how the place will look at noon with all the shadow and everything...so yeah, I came here twice already! The first time was only to have this dessert and this is the only dessert they offer!


So truthfully, the waffle's yummy, the bacon's terrific, the ice cream also good..but that's if you eat them separately! Now that you combined them..it tasted really weird!! The bacon's not even cut into small pieces, so it's like the bacon you'll find in a burger, only change the buns to waffle and patty to ice cream! Hmmm..


Wow, it's like I know how Spongebob feels now! You'll definitely be overwhelmed by pineapples here, so if you love them, then you'll love this place! If you don't, then it's best that you stay away!



PNPL
Rukan Emerald No. 25
Pantai Indah Kapuk
Jakarta Utara 14470
021-29033476

Opening Hours :
Monday - Friday : 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday : 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

BALLONETE


Pantai Indah Kapuk has yet again earned a newcomer! This time it's called Ballonete and they've just opened like a week ago. Located in line with BC Cone, you won't miss it, since it's the only place with an eccentric front! They really stand out because of their unique structure and huge signage!


They have both smoking and non-smoking area, though both are in the same room, so I don't really see the purpose of it. The only difference is that the smoking area is more to the front, whereas the non-smoking is at the back, near the cashier. I personally prefer that they separate the 2 areas!


BALLONETE'S HERBS POTATO WEDGES WITH AIOLI IDR 38K
Just your everyday potato wedges..nothing really special about it! Well, I'm not expecting much anyway!


CRISPY PORK BELLY SALAD IDR 48K 
The ultimate guilty pleasure of crispy pork belly, completed with apple and pear salad, dressed in marie rose sauce.

The salad here's pretty fresh but it's really too bad that the crispy pork belly was way too dry! The pork belly's really too dry that it even lost the pork flavor! I'm in shock, since the pork failed! :(


AGLIO E OLIO IDR 48K
Burn your appetite with this spicy garlic and butter prawn spaghetti, cooked with white wine to perfection.

I was a bit surprised when I first looked at the price! I think IDR 48K for pasta in Pantai Indah Kapuk area is really affordable but turns out, the price always speaks of the product, since the portion is really small! Don't think that it's even enough for me alone, good thing it tasted delicious!



BALLONETE'S CLUB SANDWICH IDR 48K
Triple the happiness of this sandwich with stack of chicken, bacon and egg, in our bbq sauce and mayonnaise.

The fries were terrific! That's all...lol! The sandwich was okay-ish, not bad but just okay. The bread was crispy with eggs and bacon in it. The menu said that it's supposed to also have chicken in it but I really can't find any! Is this a rip off?



BALLONETE'S CREAMY CHICKEN LINGUINE IDR 48K
Creamy and decadent linguine pasta tossed with herbs sprinkle, served with crispy fried chicken.

I guess the pasta here are all decent and the only problem lies on the portion, but that's what you get with IDR 48K. The cream was just right and not too overwhelming and they're also generous with the chicken, so it's all good!


SALMON ALMOND DUKKAH IDR 115K
Crispy outside skin of this mild Atlantic salmon fillet swimming on your plate with roasted carrot, tahini dressing, and almond dukkah.

Now THIS is the highlight today!! The salmon was cooked to perfection and even though I'm not a big fan of cooked salmon, this was still okay. I especially love how it tasted when eaten with the almond dukkah!



CHOCO FONDANT IDR 45K
The all time favorite melt-in-the-middle lava cake, comes with roasted pineapple and vanilla ice cream.

Really thankful for this compliment from the chef!! :D Trust me, this choco fondant is SUPER yummy!! Perfect melted chocolate even after the photo session! Another highlight is the slightly torched pineapple on top that gives a refreshing feel to the rich chocolate cake. Yum!!


For me the overall of this place is just okay, we might come back for the choco fondant but I can't say for the other dishes but I guess that's just how we are when it comes to the restaurants in Pantai Indah Kapuk. We don't really come back the 2nd time unless they have something really special! By the way, they also have a lounge and hookah bar at the 2nd floor if you're interested!

Ballonete
Ruko Crown Golf blok B No. 12
Jalan Marina Indah
Pantai Indah Kapuk
Jakarta Utara 14470
021-22510110

Opening Hours :
Monday - Thursday : 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday - Sunday : 11:00 am - 02:00 am



YELLOWFIN (NEW MENUS)


Yellowfin is one of OPCO's and so as Portico, H5, and Koffie Warung Tinggi. OPCO used to have a line of all their restaurants in Grand Indonesia's 5th floor but for some reason, most of them closed down, including Yellowfin! We were a bit shock by that, since Yellowfin has been famous for their delicious dishes! Well, no worries, cause you can still find this Yellowfin at Senopati!


They're offering some new menus here, since the market here is still great. Yellowfin here in Senopati is still crowded, so I don't think they will close down anytime soon! :)


If you don't know already, Yellowfin here is Japanese themed. They're actually called Yellowfin Sake Bar & Kitchen!


OCTOPUS KANKITSURUI IDR 69K
Pan seared baby octopus served with mesclun salad in yuzu dressing.

Though I'm not a big fan of salads, this one is saved by the octopus. Love how fresh this was and I always love when they put citruses on the salad! Gives you that extra freshness!


CRISPY BABY SQUID IN BLACK INK SAUCE IDR 75K
It's a bit tasteless for me, even the black ink sauce! All I tasted was fried flour batter, so I was shocked when I saw how much it costs! Well, Yellowfin has always been famous for their expensiveness but at least they pay attention to their quality!


SHRIMP TEMPURA WITH CREAMY SPICY SAUCE IDR 140K
Whole tiger prawn with chili garlic infused home-made mayo.

Now THIS is what I've been waiting for!! It might look simple but trust me, the taste's really out of this world!! Yes, I'm exaggerating but that's only because it's that good! The prawn's also huge and I've always loved fried prawn with mayonnaise and this is just like your usual fried prawn with mayonnaise taken to a whole different level! Yum!!



TRUFFLE CHAWANMUSHI IDR 69K
Topped with ebiko,truffle and truffle oil.

Some said this smelt fishy but some said it doesn't. I personally think it doesn't, though if you take a bite of it with the ebiko, it does taste a bit fishy. Other than that the texture's super soft, it's like silk! Amazing!



SASHIMI TACOS WITH SAKE SHOTS IDR 150K
Salmon and maguro sashimi chunks serve in taco with double sake shots.

The most expensive taco I've ever had! Lol! I admit that it's really unique and classy. It's taco with sake, so I guess the price is understandable. Didn't try it with the sake shots though, since I'm not really a big fan of alcohol but the taco itself was good enough! My first time eating taco with sashimi and I love it! They're also really generous with the super fresh sashimi!




BUTABARA JALAPENO IDR 69K
Premium Balinese pork belly with a hint of Jalapeno.

Guess this is a fusion of Indonesian and Japanese. This isn't one of the new menu but it's my favorite menu, so it must be included! Lol! Actually, this is a favorite menu in Yellowfin, so it's not only my opinion. Well, who can deny this super tender and juicy pork! Love the fact that the fat's very thin! At least, it's less guilty this way!



WAGYU STEAK TERIYAKI IDR 300K
(200gr MB4-5 wagyu served with sautéed shitake and edamame in garlic butter teriyaki sauce.

Don't be shocked by the price yet, since 1, it's wagyu and 2, it's perfect! The portion's really generous as well! Be spoiled by a super tender and juicy wagyu with a special teriyaki sauce that you won't find anywhere else! You can already smell the awesomeness of it upon being served. Definitely worth every penny!



Even the shiitake mushrooms were delicious!


WAGYU TATAKI IDR 188K
100gr pan seared wagyu MB4-5 served rare with ponzu.

Tataki is a method where the meat is seared very briefly over a hot flame or in a pan, which explains the still rare inner. Obviously not many would like this, since Indonesian rarely eats rare food but because I'm an eater of everything (lol!), I love this! The most important is that it didn't have any bad smell!


YF CHASHU IDR 120K
Premium Balinese pork belly braised YF Chashu Sauce.

Just fyi, YF stands for Yellowfin. This is also another one of my favorite! Anything that's pork is usually my favorite I guess..anyways, it's similar to the butabara with thin fats, even though the slices were thick! Plus, because there're so many fans of this, we got 2 portion, especially for this chashu! Yeay!




WAGYU HAMBURG STEAK
200gr wagyu beef patty in Japanese BBQ sauce served with mesclun salad.

They haven't decided about the price for this one but I'm sure that they'll be really fair about it, cause the prices here really fits the product! For those who doesn't like onions, this might not be your cup of tea, since the smell of onions here is pretty strong but the hamburg is amazing! Are you willing to sacrifice a little bit for this yummy hamburg? :p



GINDARA SAIKYO YAKI IDR 165K
24hr miso marinated Black Cod.

Another fine dish but it didn't really stand out compared to others. Still, it's delicious nonetheless! You can really taste the miso from the tender fish meat with a crispy skin!



ANMITSU IDR 65K
DESSERT!!! Super refreshing, yet milky! I love how even though it's milky, it's not overwhelming! There's jelly and fruits in it, plus a single mochi that I didn't get to try! :') Definitely gonna order this for myself in the next time! Super recommended for a closing meal!



All of their new menus are amazing and not only their new ones but even their old ones are good! I hope that they continue on improving and maintain their amazing quality! So grateful for the great dining experience! Best of luck Yellowfin!

Yellowfin Sake Bar & Kitchen
Jl. Senopati Raya No. 42
Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan 12110
021-7220394

Opening Hours :
Sunday - Thursday : 11:00 am - 01:00 am
Friday - Saturday : 11:00 am - 02:00 am

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