León at Wijaya Kebayoran Baru Jakarta

February 12th, 2017. After one unsuccessful food tasting this afternoon *we have to reschedule* we drove ourselves to Wijaya area. There’s a new place just opened 2 weeks ago. Well, it’s always a fun thing to try new place. We didn’t want to be competitive, but what the heck, everybody’s a rival! LOL. I presented to you. León.

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León offers pleasure seekers a sophisticated and relaxed inner city drinking and dining experience. Indulge in our delicate cocktails and unique twist on classics. León invite patrons to enjoy life by the glass. Explore a vintage meets modern ambience and catch the rhythm with León’s selection of fine music.

Located not so far from Senopati area, León occupy the building with a coffee shop and an office. From the facade, it’s like any other restaurant. But from inside, it’s fantastic. A marvelous way to “wow” us. I was stunned with the place. It was like a big house in a movie. Hahaha.. If you cannot imagine my words, just go there and experience it by yourself. A different vibes from any other place. Beautiful!

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TEA

Iced Tea 35k

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Iced Tea Tarik 40k

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Flavoured Iced Tea Peach 45k

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Lemon Sorbet Tea 50k

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APPETIZERS

Chicken Quesadilla 45k

Spiced chicken breast, cumin flat bread, cheddar cheese, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo

At first, I didn’t wanna try this quesadilla at all, but all my friends said that it was delicious. And it was indeed delicious. The chicken was smooth and tasty. The cheddar cheese mixed perfectly with the guacamole and sour cream. I gobbled it up without a fuss.

In Mexican cuisine, pico de gallo, also called salsa fresca, is made from chopped tomato, onion, coriander leaves, fresh serranos, salt, and key lime juice. Other ingredients, such as shrimp or avocado, are also sometimes added.

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MAINS

Roasted Half Chicken 105k

24-hour marinated Peri peri chicken, roasted vegetables, tomato salsa, Thai chilli dipping sauce

The chicken was a little bit dry, but I love the peri peri sauce. It was spicy but very tasty. The roasted vegetables were also good, eggplant was my favourite, of course. Didn’t try the dipping sauce at all since the chicken had already appetizing.

Piri piri sauce (used as a seasoning or marinade) is Portuguese in origin and “especially prevalent in Angola, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa”. It is made from crushed chillies, citrus peel, onion, pepper, salt, lemon juice, bay leaves, paprika, pimiento, basil, oregano, and tarragon.

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Short Ribs 145k

Vietnamese BBQ-marinated boneless ribs, green chilli soy dipping sauce, gochujang

Most scrumptious dish! I love the taste of the boneless ribs. It was sweet and savoury with wonderful flavours.  Lip-smacking good. Happiness all around the table. The ribs were superbly tender but not falling apart. The sauce was so splendid you didn’t want to miss a drop. Super recommended. Topnotch!

Gochujang is a savory, spicy, and pungent fermented Korean condiment made from red chili, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, and salt.

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Duck Platter 140k

Roasted boneless half duck, nuoc cham, cilantro, mint, green salad, served with steamed rice

The duck looked so delicious. On second thought, it was just okay for my taste bud. Hoping for more tender duck, I only ate one piece and let my friends ate the rest. Although the skin was fantastic, I still prefer juicier meat. The steamed rice was delectable with great texture.

Nước chấm is a common name for a variety of Vietnamese “dipping sauces” that are served quite frequently as condiments. It is commonly a sweet, sour, salty, savoury and/or spicy sauce.

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SIDES

Mac n’ Cheese 40k

Delicious side dish. My friends thought it was mediocre taste, but I loved it. I tasted a better one, but this one was also good for my palate. For a side dish, the portion was just nice. Definitely will order it again and won’t take picture of it so I know how it taste when still warm.

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Cannot wait to be back to León again. Definitely a keeper!

León
Jl. Wijaya I No.25
Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta
Phone:+62 21 7221188
IG: @leon_jakarta

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