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2015-05-23 64 Lihat
We once lived in an era where giant corporations dominated fancy restaurants and big franchises that seemed to run by corporate people with suits and ties or renowned chefs. Fast forward to these past few years we see more and more young entrepreneurs, who in appearance have never been in the F&B industries, opened successful chains of restaurants with unique concepts and food.These young entrepreneurs seemed to have a crash course in the F&B world; running the floor during crowded times, mainta
These young entrepreneurs seemed to have a crash course in the F&B world; running the floor during crowded times, maintaining the quality of the food, exploring R&D in menus and platting styles to bringing the hype up on their restaurants for a successful run. Kudos to these bold entrepreneurs that have what it takes to make it in the F&B world in their own terms.
PIK area attracts these kinds of restaurants. Full-blown, thematic and conceptual eateries that has all sorts of types of food you can think of; from traditional Indonesian, Korean, Chinese to Thailand, you name it, it is available for you.
While PIK is the ‘IT’ destination for thematic restaurants, I believe it is expanding to new territories, the Elang Laut area which is a short distance from PIK.
Among the newly opened eateries you will find a newly opened café named ‘ITADAKIMASU’. I have to thank @iirenewijaya to tag me on Instagram informing me of its existence. ITADAKIMASU literally means ‘I humbly receive’ in Japanese. Meals in Japan traditionally begin with that phrase to acknowledge and express gratitude for all who played a role in preparing, cultivating, ranching or hunting of the food.
If you have not figure out what kind of food this café serves, it is Japanese, with a twist. Let’s explore what they have to offer. As you enter, friendly servers will greet you by the door and lead you to your seats. The first floor was a little bit on the plain side, however I was informed that they were still in their final touches and would be fully done with the interiors in the coming weeks as they gear up for the grand opening.
I made my way to the second floor where the interior was fully done; it was a cute bear-themed café. It has hand painted murals with colorful furnishings. What a little gem this café is.
I sat by the window and was presented with the menu. I was impressed by the variety of food and drinks they are serving; there are flavored Yakult teas, milk teas, desserts, appetizers and main courses. Prices range that I noticed were around IDR 30K – IDR 75K for food and IDR 10K – IDR 25K for drinks.
This is what I tried from the menu :
Strawberry Yakult Tea (IDR 24K)
Green Tea Latte (IDR 20K)
Starving Panda (IDR 48K)
The curry is more for those who likes their Japanese curry light; it tasted sweet and non-spicy.
Quite tasty and flavorful, as much as I enjoyed it, I thought the rice was abit on the dry and ‘mushy’ side, which I figured was on purpose so that they can shape the rice into panda. I guess certain people would have their preferred texture for their rice, and this was not my favorite texture.
Parfait (no 2)
Blame it on the hot weather, or maybe not, the ice cream melted within 5 minutes from the moment it was placed on the table, it melted at record speed I feel. The soft serve ice cream itself was a bit too milky to my liking but the combinations of the whole parfait itself were quite unique and tasty.
Ted’s Drug Churros
In overall, I had a pleasant experience dining at this little gem. I would come back for a second visit and bring friends to hangout at this cute place.
I hope you would have a wonderful experience as I had if you do decide to give this place a try. Happy feasting!
Info Lainnya: Location : Ruko Elang Laut Blok D no 57, PIK Telp : 08196003232 Opening hrs : Weekdays 11.00 AM – 22.00 PM Weekends 11.00 AM – 23.00 PM Spending each person : IDR 150,000,- (incld tax and service) _ all the price above are subject to 10% government tax and 5% service charge_(Ulasan di atas adalah pendapat pribadi dari seorang pengguna yang tidak mewakili pandangan OpenRice.)