August 16th, 2015. I went to Ninety-Nine Restaurant at East Mall Grand Indonesia. Located near Ranch Market – since Ninety-Nine is Ranch Market’s – the ambiance was very cozy with garden atmosphere. Lovely.
Imagine yourself being in a place that’s casual yet exclusive, warm yet full of laughter, rustic feel of a European setting. The casual warmth of the ambience will accommodate your needs of a wonderful hang-out-dining place.
I went there last year with my best friends. We only ordered dessert and drinks, but we had fun. I remember the place was a good place to hang out. But I sat inside, in smoking area. Different ambiance than the non-smoking area. The non-smoking area was more suitable for family, I guess.
Seared Scallops 129k
Celeriac puree and citrus essence
First impression: I thought it was banana with mango sauce. LOL. It really looked like it hahaha.. Well, I was impressed by the looks of it. Pretty. And the texture of the scallops was amazing. They cooked it at the perfect texture. Tasted like scallops, of course. Mildly sweet, with delicate flavour. To eat this dish, dip the scallops into the puree, piece by piece, tasted amazing!!
Celeriac, also called turnip-rooted celery or knob celery, is a variety of celery cultivated for its edible roots, hypocotyl, and shoots. It is sometimes called celery root.
Louisiana Crab Cakes 79k
I was sooooo skeptical. I found it very hard to capture it by my camera. No way I could make it beautiful. So yeah, I stopped trying. LOL. But.. Yup, there’s a “but.” It tasted so crazy freaking delicious. The flavours blend so well.
Caesar Salad 69k
Baby Romaine, home made Caesar dressing, turkey bacon, Parmesan
Love the croutons!! LOL. Actually, this caesar salad was delicious. To me, caesar salad is the star of salad. It’s classic, delicious and easy to make. Always my choice for salads. The baby romaine was very fresh. Crunch crunch. 🙂
Wagyu Rossini Burger 189k
Wagyu beef patty, foie gras, onion rings, enoki mushrooms, charcoal bun, truffle fries
I expected nothing from the truffle fries. But, it was unbelievably delicious. It’s like eating truffle with fries, not on the contrary. About the burger. Hmm.. I love the foie gras. Always love foie gras. OMG! Drooling for foie gras!!! Ok, back to the wagyu burger. Remember Yen, the star was the wagyu, not the foie gras. LOL. The burger is named after 19th century Italian composer Giachino Rossini who loved food. The wagyu was tender and juicy but a little bit bland. The charcoal bun not too fragrant for a charcoal bun. But, the foie gras was amazing. *Yeah right, back to the foie gras* 😀
Braised Beef Cheeks 169k
Mashed potatoes, vegetables
My favourite. I remember my best friend told me that it’s not that easy to make mashed potato. If a chef could make a delicious mashed potato, he or she definitely was a great chef. And the mashed potatoes here were beyond compare! The red wine jus was also delicious. The beef cheeks? Delicate and tender and juicy and heaven and scrumptious and every similar words that can replace the word “delicious.” Very recommended!
Crispy Pork Knuckle 119k
Slow roasted pork knuckle, buttered rice, vegetable, chili flakes
I love pork. But crispy pork wasn’t one of my favourites. I prefer the tender skin than the crispy skin. So, for this dish, I only loved the buttered rice. It’s so delicious, I wanna finish it all by myself. It’s so fragrant, buttery and very savoury. Love it.
Bebek Bakar Cabai Hijau 119k
Grilled duck, steamed rice, urap, kentang balado
I only tried a small bite. It’s so spicy. But smelled so good. Huft. Me and my fear of spicy food. Hahaha. But I’m getting better with spicy food. 🙂
Baked Chicken Breast 99k
Mozzarella, turkey bacon, mushroom salad
For me, this dish was just fine. Not very special. Well, chicken breast was never my favourite, actually. I prefer chicken thigh. But the presentation was very pretty. Yellow, red and green in one plate. Colourful dish. Beautiful.
Banana Nutella Crepe 69k
Vanilla ice cream, toasted almonds, whipped cream
Read somewhere: “To make everybody happy, you must first become a Nutella jar.” LOL. That’s how much I love Nutella. This dessert was very recommended! I love the presentation too. It’s like sushi roll. The banana was sweet and tender. The Nutella? Say no more about it. The crepe was delicate.
Oreo Lemon Cheesecake 49k
Oreo cookies, cream cheese
Not really a fan of cheesecake. So, for me, it’s just an ordinary cheese cake. 😛
Pink Lychee Iced Tea 44k
Lychee, grapefruit syrup, mint, tea
Iced Lychee & Pomelo 46k
Lychee, pomelo, grapefruit syrup, soda
Iced Honey & Lemon 46k
Manuka honey, lemon
Iced Watermelon 38k
Watermelon, strawberry, mint, watermelon syrup, soda
Toasted Marshmallow 138k
baileys, dark rum, coffee ice cream
baileys, kahlua, frangelico, chocolate, cream
Cotton Candy 138k
tequila, cranberry syrup, lime
Thank you Ninety-Nine for the hospitality. Definitely will come again.
Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
LG Floor East Mall
Jl. MH Thamrin No 1