December 6th, 2014. Lunch time with friends. First, we planned to go to Gandaria area but the traffic was so crowded. So, we cancelled the plan, and walked along Kemang Raya street. And there it was.. El Asador. Located at Kemang Point Building, it’s very eye-catching.
Home to the South American authentic “parillas” or barbequed meats cooked on top of real wood fire grills. Serving the very best of meat cuts in great qualities such as short ribs (asado), rib eye (churasco), inside skirt (entrania), flank (vacio), chicken (pollo), and our homemade South American style sausages (chorizos). El Asador cuisine is inspired by true and authentic Argentinean and Uruguayan cuisine that pay homage to recipes that have been handed down for generations. We cordially invite you to enjoy this unique culinary experience.
Welcome to El Asador.
“Asado” literally means a specific cut of beef ribs, and “El Asador” means ‘the barbecuer’. Barbecuing for an “Asador” is an art that requires patience and diligence, using wood or coal. El Asador is a South American restaurant located in Kemang, South Jakarta. South America is home of the finest traditions in rearing, cutting, preparing, serving, and eating beef. El Asador Restaurant in Kemang is proud to present this heritage and the range of steaks to the Jakarta market. We are a wood-grill restaurant, offering meat cuts prepared on an open “Parrilla” grill in the back of the restaurant. Our steaks are brushed with ‘secret’ ingredients, grilled to your liking, between rare and well done. Each meat comes with a side dish that will best complement your eat, as well as our own fresh ‘chimichurri’ sauces.
Mango Berries Bluffing 50k
Love the glass, love the colour, love the flavour. Too bad, I broke the glass before he finished it. Yup, it’s my friend’s order. And I was so clumsy that day, I don’t know why. The drink was so refreshing. Sweet and sour in one glass. Aaaah, I felt so guilty about the broken glass. Huft.
Eggs Benedict El Asador (Beef Bacon) 66k
Toasted English muffin and poached eggs, served with homemade Hollandaise sauce, and sautéed mushrooms as side.
Lovely Hollandaise sauce with a soft English muffin and perfect poached eggs. The sautéed mushrooms were also delicious. Enhanced the flavour of the sauce. What about the beef bacon? Tender and juicy. Such a splendid dish.
Chivito Al Pan 94k
Toasted soft bread, churrasco tenderloin steak, lettuce, tomato, beef ham, beef bacon, mozzarella cheese, fried egg, olives, and homemade mayonnaise. Served with seasoned French Fries.
What a huge bun with a generous french fries 😀 The toasted bread was soft and the tenderloin steak was really tender. Let’s talk about the beef ham and beef bacon. They were very tender yet crispy. But the star ingredients were the mozzarella cheese and homemade mayonnaise. Yaaay.. melt in your mouth!!
Milanesa De Pollo 94k
Juice marinated chicken breast cooked schnitzel-style, coated with breadcrumbs, served with beef ham, and topped with mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and green peas. Served with Russian Salad.
Such a generous beef ham. Cooked perfectly. The russian salad enhanced the flavour of the chicken breast and mozzarella cheese. It was a perfect dish for the day. And still the star was the mozzarella cheese. Hahaha. Yes, I was in love with their mozzarella cheese. Everything with egg or cheese is always the best.
Pasta El Asador
Spaghetti Cheese 61k with Beef Ham additional 11k
Another dish with generous beef ham and cheese. But, I think I put too much expectation to this one. It’s not as good as I expected. Still good, but not as good as it should be. Or, is it because I was still shocked?? I had no idea. I just remembered that I ate the spaghetti as fast as I could. Earth, please hide me!!!
Thanks guys, it’s really a lovely lunch *as long as no more incident LOL* Ok, I’m a drama queen, so what? No drama, no life. Hahahaha.. You wish, Yen. You wish!!! Ok, sorry and thanks to El Asador for making the incident like it never happened. Really appreciate it. 😀 See you again soon!!