July 26th, 2017. When I met my cousin and his wife on Monday, they asked me to have dinner with them at Henshin, The Westin Jakarta. Well, since it’s new – opened July 20th – I said yes, tout de suite. So, finally I was in Henshin. Hooray!!
Set to be a game changer for Jakarta dining scene is Henshin, The Westin Jakarta’s standout rooftop restaurant. Perched on the top three floors of the building, the Japanese-Peruvian restaurant features Nikkei Cuisine infused with exotic Peruvian flavors prepared by Chef Hajime Kasuga. Aside from a restaurant overlooking the city lights, Henshin also boasts an alfresco rooftop bar featuring specialty cocktails crafted by expert mixologists. Wherever your day takes you, rest assured that you can end your night on a high note with a picturesque dining experience at Henshin rooftop bar and lounge, where you will be treated with Japanese-Peruvian favorites and eclectic drinks as you take in stunning views of Jakarta.
From GF floor at The Westin Jakarta, we were escorted to an exclusive elevator directly accessed to 67th floor, the bar and lounge. A different kind of atmosphere from the elegance of the hotel to the lively ambiance. You can choose the indoor or the alfresco bar and lounge there. Such a lovely place to relax and loosen up. Then we went to 69th floor, to see 2-private-rooms, for 12 guests and 20 guests. After that, we finally moved to 68th floor, where we wanted to have our dinner tonight.
really delicious! a very good start to warm up your appetite.
salmon, tiger’s milk, chili panca sauce, wasabi cream
love the salmon. the combination of tiger’s milk, chili panca sauce and wasabi cream were overwhelming. tiger’s milk is the Peruvian term for the citrus-based marinade that cures the seafood in a ceviche. it was really appetizing. i think it’s the best ceviche i’ve ever had.
Aji Amarillo 150k
sea bass, tiger’s milk, yellow chili pepper
it was delicious but i prefer the sea bass was more delicate. but it’s sea bass. it’s firm, flaky and moist at the same time. it’s a little bit spicy, so it’s not really my favourite. but i can tell you, the presentation was very lovely. the server pour the yellow sauce on top of the sea bass. beautiful appearance.
Tiradito is a Peruvian dish of raw fish, cut in the shape of sashimi, and of aspect similar to crudo, and carpaccio, in a spicy sauce
Portion – 2 pieces
Salmon Picante 120k
torched salmon belly, crunchy salmon skin, red chilli aioli
omg. love the salmon picante. it’s 2 pieces of torched salmon belly with crunchy salmon skin on top. the salmon belly was melt in my mouth. it was super delicious! they said that they used premium salmon. of course! it was one of the best salmon i’ve ever had.
salmon, fried shrimp, lump crab meat, asparagus, spicy sweet and sour sauce
again, the salmon amazed me. the rice was good, a little bit crumbled. but tasted so good. love the crisp texture on top of the sushi roll. spicy sweet and sour sauce enhanced the flavour of it. my cousin and my hubby loved it so much, they ordered a second portion hahahaha..
FONDOS – MAIN COURSE
Pulpo Henshin 320k
low temperature cooked octopus, potato, panca sauce
funny thing, i was terrified by the presentation of this dish. hahahaha. it’s like a lizard! LOL. So after I took photos, my cousin asked the server to cut it into small pieces hahaha.. thanks bro! Well, the octopus meat was tender. still chewy but more delicate than the usual octopus i’ve tried before. the panca sauce was well-seasoned. it’s a peruvian red pepper. definitely delish.
pork confit, pumpkin & orange puree
omg the pork confit was super tender, super delicate and super moist. it’s juicy but not too much fat. pork confit is actually a dish of seasoned pork that’s cooked in its own fat. so it mixed perfectly. the pumpkin and orange puree enhanced the texture and flavour of the chochinillo.
Salmon A La Brasa 290k
miso, quinoa, compressed watermelon & honeydew
the salmon was melt in my mouth. i could taste the juicy of the salmon. the opposite texture was the quinoa. it’s crunchy and crispy. definitely a keeper. the compressed watermelon and honeydew were delightful with the flavour and texture. it’s like eating the real fruits.
YAKIMESHI O FIDEOS – FRIED RICE & NOODLES
De Pescado 130k
grilled fish, sesame oil
scrumptious fried rice with tender meat and grilled fish. a small portion but it’s still lovely to share it with your loved one. great texture of the rice, delicious flavour, made us wanna order the second bowl. Hahaha..
sweet potato, peruvian honey, honeydew, blue cheese ice cream
the sweet potato was crunchy delicious, combined it with blue cheese ice cream, became funtastic! the presentation was fun also. we thought there’s still something to eat below. turned out, it’s just the art of the bowl. LOL.
Turrón De La Pepa 80k
anise biscuit, peanut foam, popcorn ice cream
i cracked the anise biscuit and voila! popcorn ice cream! yes! the peanut foam was lusciously sweet. super recommended!
Complimentary Greentea Chocolate Truffle
love it! we were so in love with the truffle, we asked for a refill for each of us. definitely a must-try!
thank you so much The Westin Jakarta, Henshin, Desiree and team. love you guys so much.
Congratulations Henshin for the opening. Definitely will be back soon.
The Westin Jakarta
Jl. H.R Rasuna Said Kav C-22A
Phone: +62 21 27887 788