December 6th, 2015. I went to Popolamama at Grand Indonesia level 3A. They’re launching new menu for this holiday season. I love their place. It’ quite big with lovely ambiance. I came with a bunch of food-enthusiasts (thanks for the invitation guys). We were so lucky to be the first to try those appetizing food and exquisite desserts before they launch it to public.
Popolamama combined Japanese food and Italian food. Popolamama itself came from the words: popolare (popular) and mama (mom). In Italy it means something like: the best food was mom’s cooking. The first Italian Fresh Pasta and Homemade Napoli Style Pizza. Fyi, this is their 3rd outlet in Jakarta. Comfortable place to eat lunch or dinner.
NEW HOLIDAY MENU
Arabiatta Shrimp Pasta 85k
Arrabiata sauced blended with fresh pasta and topped with six deep fried king prawns & mizuna
Spicy but addicting. And I love the texture of the pasta. A little bit soft and delicate. But do you know what I love the most? The king prawns!! They were delicious and well-seasoned. Crunchy crispy texture. I ate it and complained, “Aaaargh spicy. Me no likey.” But, my fork came back to the plate over and over again. LOL.
Arrabbiata sauce, or sugo all’arrabbiata in Italian, is a spicy sauce for pasta made from garlic, tomatoes, and red chili peppers cooked in olive oil. “Arrabbiata” literally means “angry” in Italian; the name of the sauce may well be due to the heat of the chili pepper and one’s reaction to it.
Mizuna (ミズナ（水菜, “water greens”), shui cai, kyona, Japanese mustard, potherb mustard, Japanese greens, California peppergrass, or spider mustard is a cultivated variety of Brassica rapa nipposinica. The name is also used for Brassica juncea var. japonica.
Seafood Platter 120k
Deep fried dory, calamari, & king prawns with durum semolina flour, dip it to our signature Aioli Sauce
Simple dish. Just dory, calamity and king prawns. But, it was worth the price! Delicious with big portion! I couldn’t stop munching the king prawns. And the calamari was in perfect texture. Not too hard to chew. The dory was tender and very mild. It was a very nice starter. Order this while you eating with your buddies. Trust me. You aren’t going to play with your gadgets because you are too busy chewing this and having fun with your very best friends. It’s like, seafood platter’s connecting people. LOL.
Wafu Kara-age Rice 48k
Deep fried chicken kara-age with special wafu soy sauce, served with steamed rice and bano wafu sauce salad
Chicken Teriyaki Rice 48k
Grilled chicken teriyaki – fragrant and tender, served with steamed rice and roasted sesame salad
I fell in love. Over and over again. Salty, sweet and delicious chicken teriyaki that are perfect to serve over rice. And the chicken was boneless. Superb! Mix the chicken and the rice, and the flavours worked so well together. Recommended dish. One of the best chicken teriyaki dish. I still remember the taste of it, swimming in my mouth. Truly a winner.
Chicken Cacciatore Rice 48k
Slow cooked chicken breast with tomato cacciatore sauce, sautéed carrot and buna shimeji mushroom, served with steamed rice and roasted sesame salad
Choco Banana Pizza 55k
Need more banana and more chocolate. Maybe they should pour the chocolate all over the banana. They called it pizza but the shape wasn’t like pizza at all. Hihihi. I prefer they make it like pizza. 😀
Green Tea Tiramisu 48k
OMG! Best green tea tiramisu ever! I didn’t really like green tea, except it’s kit kat green tea LOL. But, combine it with tiramisu, it was scrumptious. Very very recommended. The texture was very delicate. Velvety fluffy. Ugh, I’m drooling right now. And btw, I was shocked that this photo in my IG finally got more than 1000 likes. Woohoo!! Please check my IG. @yennymichael
Chocolate Mousse 35k
Perfect texture, sweetness and chocolate flavour. Super creamy! Have you ever tried cloud? Well, I think it’s similar with this mousse. Hihihi. It’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!!!
Mix Berries Smoothie 42k
I love it. It’s so sweet. Some people said it’s too sweet. But for me, it’s perfect. Refreshing with great texture of smoothie. Such a perfect drink to welcome this holiday season. Happy holiday guys.
Overall, I like those new holiday season menu. Popolamama did a great job on those delicious food and delightful desserts. Keep up the good work!!
Grand Indonesia Mall
West Mall Level 3A
Jl. MH Thamrin