MISE Jakarta at Bo Concept Building Wahid Hasyim Menteng Jakarta

November 10th, 2017. Someone told me about MISE. So, I stalked their IG account since September. They said, “We will open around October.” Yaaaaay. Then, I forgot about them. LOL. Pardon my brain. Hahaha. Mid October, “You open yet? You open yet? You open yet?” Wow, they were very patient with me. November 5th, they replied me, “Yes, we will have soft opening for INVITATION only.” And they sent me the invitation. YAAAAAY!

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The establishment occupied the second level of Bo Concept Building. It’s very easy to find. Use your maps or waze, and voilà. The place isn’t very spacious but very lovely. Classic ambiance caught my eyes right away. And my favourite thing was the hanging light, or you can say minimalist chandelier? LOL.

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MISECRET of Lemon, Lime & Bitter

Lavender 55k

I loved this one, sweet flavour with fresh texture. And it’s purple! LOL.

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Cardamom 55k

Funny thing, I didn’t like this drink, but my hubby prefer this one rather than the lavender hahahaha.. So, it’s a match, right? I enjoyed the lavender and he enjoyed this cardamom. LOL.

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Floss Gyutan Salad 80k

Fish Crumble | Wakame | Horenzo | Ginger Vinaigrette

Wow! Salad with gyutan. Wow! It was really good, my hubby told me that he wanted to finish it. And, yes, he never liked salad. It was that good! The gyutan was tender and juicy. The wakame and horenzo were so fresh, it didn’t feel like we ate vegetables. *hmmmm*

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Duck Pai Tee 80k

Pulled Duck | Burdock Salad | Truffle Pomme Puree

My hubby ate this one first, and he said, “OMG! It’s so good!” And I couldn’t agree more. When the truffle pomme puree burst in your mouth, you will feell foodgasm right away! The pulled duck was delicious also. Loved the pai tee.

Pie Tee is a thin and crispy pastry tart shell kuih filled with a spicy, sweet mixture of thinly sliced vegetables and prawns. It is a popular Peranakan dish. The shells are made of flour and though some stores will make them from scratch, they can usually be found ready made in most supermarkets. Similar to popiah, the main filling is shredded Chinese turnips and carrots, and usually these two dishes are sold by the same stall in hawker centres.

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‘Lado Mudo’ Pai Tee 105k

Escargot | Pacri Pineapple

I found the escargot a little bit chewy. It’s spicy, so my hubby didn’t try it at all. They put a small bite of shrimp in it. Such a nice boost in the pai tee. I didn’t really fond of the pacri pineapple. But if you like pineapple in a dish, you’ll find it interesting.

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‘Boca de Dragon’ pasta 100k

Angel Hair | Tuna Tataki | Signature Sambal

Beautiful presentation. I couldn’t stop taking photos of the dish. It’s cold when I finally tried it hahahaha. Hubby didn’t wanna try the dish since it was full of sambal. LOL. I think it’s similar with sambal matah. Tasted like sambal matah, actually, but I didn’t really ask them. Love the texture of the tuna tataki. It must be cooked outside and raw inside. What a lovely texture. The angel hair was a little bit al dente texture, but I still loved it.

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Saw’s Butter Burger 110k

Hand Pick Beef Patty | Caramelised Miso Onion | Salsa Rosa

Juicy and tender beef patty with delicious salsa rosa sauce. The texture of the bun was perfect. But, I wasn’t in a mood for burger, so I let hubby to finish it. I prepared my tummy for their other dishes. LOL.

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Greiggy’s Signature Duck half 150k

Crispy Duck | Chef’s Rice | Trio Sambal | Lawar of Balinese Salad

When it came to our table, I thought, “It looks dry! Hmmm..” But when hubby ate it, he said to me, “OMG! It’s soooo tender and juicy and delicious.” Hahahaha.. I was told that the chef was from a familiar restaurant. And she was very good in this kind of dish. COOL! Trust me, you must try this one when you come to MISE. Super recommended! *pssst don’t forget to ask for extra lawar.. superb!*

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Prawn Laksa 110k

Prawn | Udon | Laksa Emulsion

For me, it’s the best Prawn Laksa so far! And I wasn’t exaggerating. Truly my honest opinion. The broth was well-seasoned with rich texture. The udon was soft. Such a winner! My hubby didn’t try it at all. So, I planned to finish it half portion, since it must be too much if I ate one full bowl, right? At the end, it was empty. *sigh* I was crazy about it, I didn’t leave anything in the bowl. LOL.

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Avocado Texture 80k

Avocado Espuma | Coral Sponge | Chocolate Soil | Dulcey De Leche

I never liked avocado, so it must be unfair for them to let me review this one. LOL. Well, I tried a bite, and I think it’s quite delish. If you like avocado,  you should try it. 🙂

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Congratulations MISE for the soft opening. Thank you so very much for the lovely and delicious lunch. You made us very happy.

MISE Jakarta
Bo Concept BuildinG
JL. KH Wahid Hasyim no 55A
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 23951648
IG: @misejakarta

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House Somerset Grand Citra Jakarta

February 13th, 2016. I went to Somerset Grand Citra to attending Ruth’s Chris Steak House pre-opening VIP lunch with fellow foodies. It was very easy to find the place because the night before the invitation came, I accidentally saw the sign “Ruth’s Chris Steak House” in front of Somerset, and I wondered, “Hmm.. new place.. hmm..” And the day after, voila, the invitation came up.

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Since 1965, founder Ruth Fertel’s original vision for a neighbourhood steakhouse in New Orleans has extended well beyond its shores. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the upscale fine-dining steakhouse is opening its first restaurant on February 13, 2016. This marks the tenth restaurant in Asia, alongside world-class destinations including Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Taiwan.

Located in South Jakarta area, in the ground floor of Somerset Grand Citra Apartment, Ruth’s Chris Steak House features the fines custom-aged U.S. Prime Beef which is famous for its exceptional meat quality and excellent marbling. Each steak is served on a plate heated to 260-degree Celcius to ensure the steak stays “sizzling” hot. To fully savour the quality of its steak, no sauce is added.

Well, before I talk about the steak, let me show you around the venue. It’s definitely a welcoming fine-dining with great hospitality that hard to find these days. I couldn’t stop capturing the place because it’s super splendiferous. When you stepped inside the place, there will be a receptionist inside and ready to escort you to your seat. You will see a bar and VIP rooms before you arrive in main dining area. The interior is so elegant with classy lightings and luxurious windows around the seating area. Classic.

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We were seated in private room that was very fancy. It’s actually two private rooms with two doors. It depends on the needs. You can use 1 room or 2 rooms, they will adjust it for you. They prepared long table with cute cow (toy for stress people) and Mardi Gras beads. So fun.

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WINE

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Complimentary Bread

It looked hard and dry but it was really soft and delicious. Love it. Addicting, actually. 😀

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APPETIZERS

Sizzlin’ Blue Crab Cakes 230k

Two jumbo lump crab cakes with sizzling lemon butter.

Love it before I squeezed the lemon. Even better after the lemon-squeezing. This crab cake was different from any other crab cakes I’ve ever tried. They need no flour to cover the crab chunks. You will experience pure crab cake heaven. The beautiful lemon enhanced the savoury taste of the crab cake. Perfectly scrumptious.

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Barbecued Shrimp 190k

Large shrimp sautéed New Orleans-style in reduced white wine, butter, garlic and spices.

OMG! This is so much better than the crab cakes. #ShrimpTeam woohoo.. The shrimp was very juice and fresh. But tell you the truth, I love the sauce. Yup, the sauce was the one that stealing my heart, right after the first sip. Remember the complimentary bread? I finished it by cleaning this plate LOL.

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SALADS AND SOUPS

Ruth’s Chop Salad 140k

A Ruth’s Chris original. Julienne iceberg lettuce, baby spinach and radicchio are tossed with red onions, mushrooms, green olives, beef bacon, eggs, hearts of palm, croutons, bleu cheese, lemon basil dressing and then topped with crispy onions.

I didn’t order this one because I didn’t really trust salad. LOL. But after tried a spoonful, I said to myself, “It’s one hell of a salad!” It was flavourful with different style of salad. Beautiful presentation, of course. When I saw the salad, I thought, “Why I order the soup? Why!!!”

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Lobster Bisque 160k

Yeah, it took only a second for me to arrange the cows near the lobster bisque. Funny picture, right? LOL. Ok back to the lobster bisque. It tasted very creamy and rich. A little bit bitter, I guess. So, yeah, not really my favourite.

Bisque is a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup of French origin, classically based on a strained broth of crustaceans. It can be made from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish.

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ENTRÉES

Ruth’s Chris specializes in the finest custom-aged Midwestern beef. We broil it exactly the way you like it at 1800°F (980°C) to lock in the corn-fed flavour. Then we serve your steak sizzzzzling on a 500°F (260°C) plate so that it stays hot throughout your meal.

Petite Filet 570k

A smaller, but equally tender USDA filet. 8-ounce (230 grams)

I chose Medium Rare. And yes, it was worth it!! As you can see my photos below, it’s still red. And as you read above, yes, it’s so hot!!! The meat was tender and juicy. Definitely one of the best steak I’ve ever had. Like I wrote before, they used no sauce. But it was surely delicious without any blackpepper or mushroom or barbecue sauce. When everybody ate this petite filet, there’s no other sound except “hmm” or “woooow” or “omaigattt” or just a sigh with steakgasm sound. LOL. Definitely must-try steak!

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POTATOES

Mashed 120k

With a hint of roasted garlic.

It was so mushy so tender so addicting.

VEGETABLES

Sautéed Mushrooms 120k

French Fried Onion Rings 120k

Fresh Asparagus with Hollandaise 140k

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DESSERTS

Cheesecake 150k

Creamy homemade cheesecake served with fresh berries.

Cheesecake will always be my last choice. But, when you cover it with delicious crust.. Bring it on!! Well, the cheesecake and the sour cream weren’t my favourite. So yeah I won’t judge you if you take those creamy and soft cheesecake from me, but please leave the crust alone! But it’s so true that this cheesecake was giving a new perception in my mind. And I wouldn’t be surprised if people will come back only for experiencing cheesecakegasm. Yeah, I experienced more-gasm here, since the steakgasm until the cheesecakegasm. LOL.

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To be here with fellow foodies for pre-opening VIP lunch was truly a privilege for me. Thank you so much Ruth’s Chris Steak House for inviting me and giving me a chance to try your food before others do. Congratulations on the opening. Really hope for the best.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Somerset Grand Citra Apartment
Ground Floor
Jl. Prof. DR. Satrio Kav. 1
Kuningan, Jakarta 12940
Phone: 021-5221178