Welcoming “The cheapest Michelin starred restaurant” to Jakarta and brought to you by Hersing Culinary aka the same people who manage Tim Ho Wan! Its first flagship store opened just last November 2016 at 78 Smith Street Singapore with its second outlet located in 18 Tai Seng Street, expectedly their Jakarta outlet is located at the same location as Tim Ho Wan Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK) on its second floor. Just went from having lunch there and excited to write the story for you guys.
Their PIK outlet wasn’t actually spacious and it’s decorated very simply and properly as a restaurant/dining place especially if you notice the concept of their food here and for the kind of food like this you don’t need uber fancy interior, just a clean neat air-conditioned place comfortable enough to eat and they’ve somehow achieved the standard (at least my standard).
Half chicken for IDR 80k is seriously WORTH IT! I have to point out that their chicken dishes here are not roasted but BOILED. Verdict? Succulent tender juicy chicken without much fat, you can opt for the chicken breast or thigh cut here but since I am an avid fan of chicken thigh (not to mention they’re generally a bit more tender), I like how they’re pretty generous with the sauce dressing that did absorb to the chicken meat and seriously best paired with warm rice (or noodle or hor fun depending on your liking).
The downside? Not much, only I expected that aromatic oil to smell when it’s served to my table.
Roasted Pork Hor Fun – IDR 52k (with additional four cuts of Pork Ribs for additional IDR 32k)
The noodle texture reminded me of the fabulous Mak’s Noodle that I had Hong Kong: eggy, springy with perfect firmness! The soy dressing was light but somehow I like this idea because I have this beautifully marinated and caramelized pork rib that’s rich and this perfectly cooked crunchy fatty pork belly) that when I had them all together it was like a myriad of texture and flavor! As much as I love the rice version, the noodle and the pairings was seriously the highlight of my lunch!
Thai Style Tofu – IDR 33k
This was my mom’s favorite (and mine too after the noodle of course!), the tofu was beautifully cooked with crispy coating, soft center and refreshing Thai style dressing with apple cuts for texture and fresh aftertaste.
Rukan Crown Golf, above Tim Ho Wan
Pantai Indah Kapuk
Jakarta Utara 14470
021 – 2251 0206
Opening Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM