So who's ready for something very different, cause today we're gonna go for Peruvian cuisine! Yeap, for those who don't know what Peruvian is, it's from Peru, a country in South America. It's said that even though it's a country from the West, their cuisine is highly similar to Asian's with it's strong flavor and everything. Well, if you're interested in this Peruvian cuisine, you can head out to a restaurant here in Jakarta! The place is called Pavela and located in Pondok Indah Mall 3!
PISCO SOUR IDR 45K
Peruvian national drink. Lime, egg white, brown sugar, cinnamon.
Starting off with Peruvian's national drink! Pisco Sour here is supposed to be an alcoholic drink, since Pisco is actually the name of Peru's brandy, which is the base of this drink but Pavela provided us a taste that is similar to the cocktail with no alcohol, so everyone can try it!
YUCCA FRITAS IDR 40K
Crunchy cassava, aji verde.
Instead of potatoes, they use cassava as fries here and the taste is very similar to the fried cassava you'll find here, so I bet people here will be able to accept this pretty well!
PAVELA WINGS IDR 55K
Marinated crunchy bone-in chicken wings, Pavela tartar.
Love the super strong taste! They weren't kidding when they say the taste here is pretty strong but that's just the way I like it! This wings is really salty, so I suggest using the tartar to tone it down!
CAUSA DE CANGREJO IDR 45K
Nikkei twist. Seasoned mashed potato base topped with Kani stick, corn, onions, crema de rocoto.
This comes with the Jaela, which is a Peruvian fish and chips!
JALEA IDR 95K
Peruvian fish & chips, fresh greens, papas fritas, aji verde, salsa criolla.
Taste like any other fish and chips, nice cripsy texture tho. It'll only become different if you dip it into the aji verde or salsa criolla or even both..lol!
POLLO SALTADO IDR 85K
Flame-cooked chicken breast, caramelized onions, ripened tomatoes, yucca fritas, cilantro butter rice.
The cilantro butter rice smells superb! Just look at how many cilantro they sprinkled on top! The chicken's tender and love the caramelized onions. If you love onions like I do, than you'd love this. There's the yummy yucca fritas again here!
POLLO A LA BRASA IDR 95K
Slow-roasted Peruvian spiced chicken leg quarter, fresh greens, yucca fritas, cilantro butter rice, aji verde.
They're signature dish here, though I think this is the most ordinary. It's good but it's just your typical roasted chicken with special spices. The chicken is tender as well and again the butter rice is amazing and you'll find some yucca fritas here as well!
CHICHARRON DE POLLO IDR 80K
Crispy chicken breast, salsa criolla, crema de rocoto, fresh greens, cilantro butter rice.
Somewhat like chicken katsu, huh? Lol! Well, this crispy chicken is drizzled with delicious sauce and topped with salsa. You just can't say no to that, just look at that hot mess! Plus I think anything becomes good when eaten with the butter rice!
NIKKEI CHICKEN IDR 80K
Crunchy chicken leg, special Nikkei sauce, cilantro butter rice, Pavela tartar.
My personal favorite! Probably because it's glazed crunchy chicken, I'm weak on those! It also comes with tartar sauce that adds up flavor! 'Nuff said!
BESO DE MOZA IDR 45K
The young lady's kiss. Dark chocolate cake with marshmallow, roasted peanuts, vanilla ice cream.
No one would be in their right mind to reject this! Well, unless you're super heartless..or hate sweet things. It's super sweet and super guilty but super good!
BANANA POPSICLES IDR 40K
Sweet ripe plantains, dark chocolate coating, roasted crushed peanuts, vanilla ice cream.
Looks tempting enough but because I don't really like bananas, just one bite of this and I'm done. Well, you probably would love this if you're okay with processed bananas cause the only processed bananas I'd eat is fried, other than that I'm okay with just fresh one, thank you!
And that's it for today's Peruvian tour..lol! I'd say that people of Jakarta would be able to accept this pretty well because the taste is not way off and because of the strong flavor, people might even like it! Good luck then Pavela!
Pondok Indah Mall 3 Street Gallery
Jl. Metro Pondok Indah No.16
Jakarta Selatan 12310
Opening Hours :Sunday - Thrusday : 10:00 am - 00:00 am
Friday - Saturday : 10:00 - 02:00 am