Pantai Indah Kapuk never disappoints when it comes to new restaurants. The area will always have some new interesting spot to try, especially now that the PIK Avenue Mall is almost open (hopefully this year)! PIK will officially become more jammed people..watch out! On the bright side, there'll be more and more new spots that we bet we wouldn't be able to keep up with but we'll try our best for our readers of Lulabyspoon.com. Yeap, have you noticed that we've finally became Lulabyspoon.com now? :D
Back on topic, this time we went to a place called Saine Daise and it's located in line with Legend of Noodle, Boon Tong Kee, and House of Hobbit. In the same building, there's also a cake shop called Eio whereas Saine Daise is located on the 2nd floor. Interior's super elegant and neat that I almost felt like we're no longer at PIK..lol! It's more like the restaurants that you'll find in the South!
Came here on Lebaran holiday, which means they're still open. Not really a surprise tho, since a lot of restaurants have decided to open nowadays because of the opportunity of more people going out for food at Lebaran!
Though it's not that spacey inside, clearly because of the super expensive pricing of PIK's flat, but they really did a great job with the interior that it feels classy and wide! The only thing that I don't like is the low ceiling and because they use central air conditioning, sitting on the corner of the room means total freezing! I'd suggest a table in the middle of the room!
SMORES MILKSHAKE IDR 55K
It's smores and it's milkshake..imagine the calories and sugar. Worry not tho, since it's actually not that sweet, which I guess kinda make it less guilty? Lol! Hey, we're also in the age of worrying about diabetes and stuffs, so you're not alone! :p
MUSHROOM SOUP IDR 55K
Super strong truffle oil to the point we almost wanted to just dig in while it's warm without thinking of taking a photo of it first..almost! You could really tell that they've put in a generous amount of truffle oil in this hence the price!
Perfect texture, not too thick nor watery accompanied with delicious bruschetta with ham! Yeap, nothing to complain here..lol!
PAN FRIED GARLIC BABY SQUID SALAD IDR 55K
As simple as the name says but actually tastes amazing, especially since I love garlic! Love how they could get rid of it's smelliness! :D
Okay, I forgot what this one's called but it's salad with ebi on top. Pretty simple but even the simplest dish can be made super delicious! How talented!
BLACK COD IDR 195K
Portion wise it might look mini sized but after tasting it, you won't have the time to think about the portioning! Plus this is a real black cod, which I didn't know that there are fake black cods before (can't tell the difference though). What makes this superb is that amazing sauce! Yum!
SCALLOP, KALE AND BUTTER IDR 120K
Well..it's scallop, so it can't be bad but this is beyond amazing!! Really think that whoever came up with the dishes here is a genius! This is the prove of passion and talent put into good use! Perfection!
Sauteed with garlic is what makes me weak against this and the kale is really fresh, so it still has that crunchy texture. It's healthy and delicious, the best combination!
DUCK CONFIT IDR 185K
Might look super ordinary unlike the taste. You can peel the meat off its bone without effort! Though the sauce is not as flavorful as the scallop, it's still hell'a good. They also pay attention to the smallest details like the mash potato, which is not an entire mushy potato but still has good texture! Thumbs up!
GYUDON IDR 118K
Extra Foie Gras IDR 98K + Uni IDR 70K
Yes, you can add toppings into your gyudon. Gyudon used to be found only in a Japanese restaurants but nowadays, many non-Japanese restaurants have decided to include gyudon in the menu, which shows how Jakarta loves their gyudon..lol!
Will you look at that? I'm drooling just by looking at it! No complaints at all, everything here is proven to be awesome! Do mix them altogether before digging in, so that you'll get the beef, uni, foie gras, and rice all in one scoop!
AMI EBI ANGEL HAIR IDR 80K
If you're looking for something lighter then this might be your cup of tea! Yes, it's purposely made to taste that light. Upon served be sure to mix it up immediately, so it doesn't stick!
LIVE BLUE SWIMMER CRAB WITH HOUSE MADE BLACK INK PASTA IDR 150K
Here's the highlight for today's culinary adventure!! To lazy to eat crabs? Don't worry, they already peel off the shells, so you only need to dig in! Yet again, they use garlic for this, so I don't need to say much anymore..lol!
Ending the day with some of their lovely desserts seems like the best way to go, right? My favorite is the cheese cake, since it stands out the most in taste. Not that the others are bad, quite the opposite even! The desserts are from 1st floor's Eio by the way, so whether you want to have a proper meal or just desserts, visit Saine Daise! Guaranteed to leave you satisfied!
There's also an outdoor smoking room where the glass windows will all be opened at night, like the ones at SoHo! Enjoy the breeze!
Jalan Mandara Permai VII Blok 6 KA
Pantai Indah Kapuk
Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara 14470
Opening Hours :
Sunday - Thursday : 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday - Saturday : 11:00 am - 02:00 am