Now here's something different from the Japanese cuisine! It's usually either sushi, ramen, donburi, and other typical Japanese foods but this time, it's Chazuke! What is a Chazuke you might ask? It's just cooked rice poured with green tea, dashi, or plain hot water, a pretty simple Japanese dish.
Zenraku here is pretty new, it opened on 19th January 2018 and is located at Grand Indonesia, West Mall. We went here like a week or so after their opening and they're still super crowded. Like waiting list crowded, it's on a weekend tho but still!
The place is pretty simple and
EBI KATSU IDR 32K
This is really good! I love the spicy mayo but I do think it's a bit pricey, I mean IDR 32K for a piece of ebi katsu? Yes, it's 1 piece but cut into 2..lol!
KAKIAGE IDR 15K
This definitely didn't look as good as the photo..lol! It's also not that crispy, I still like the one at Marugame better.
POKE TUNA SASHIMI YUZU KOSHO IDR 42K
Can't see anything going wrong with this one! Smells very sesame and taste very fresh, yum!
SAMPLER DASHI CHAZUKE IDR 72K
The sampler consists of Unagi, Beef, and Chicken Dashi Chazuke and I do recommend this if you have no idea what to get and wants to try different ones. The size is small enough but I still think it's a bit too much for just 1 person.
This is the beef one.
And last, Chicken.
SALMON DASHI CHAZUKE IDR 68K
The salmon is still half cooked but will be cooked once you poured the soup. I personally think salmon is the best topping for Chazuke. The salmon might be plain but the soup is savory enough to cover the flavor area.
I also got extra salmon from the topping section!
UNAGI DASHI CHAZUKE IDR 68K
In the unagi one, there's also edamame and tamago but no nori like in the salmon one. Flavor wise is pretty much similar, so just imagine same flavor with different topping. I personally find that unagi doesn't really go well with the chazuke tho, since unagi has a sweet flavor whereas the chazuke is very savory.
Other than extra salmon, we also got the extra beef..lol!
BEEF SOMEN DASHI CHAZUKE IDR 68K
In this one, instead of rice, it's somen, which is a thinner sized ramen. The somen is only available with beef or kakiage, which is really too bad cause I personally like the somen better. There's more flavor and the somen is super soft!
This is what the somen looks like!
I'd definitely come back for their somen and hope that they'll release more somen menus..lol! Hope they will keep on being as crowded, though I think the staff needs to be a bit more friendlier.
Zenraku Dashi Chazuke
Grand Indonesia Mall
Jl. MH Thamrin, Thamrin