Monday, 6 December 2010

EN Japanese Dining Bar

EN Japanese Dining Bar is a Japanese Restaurant with specialty in "Okinawan" cuisine which are located in eX, Plaza Indonesia and the other branch at Crystal Lagoon, Senayan City. 

If in any case you had ever wonder what is the meaning of “En”; it is a Japanese word, meaning 'a circle of gathering for friends'.

12 of my friends and I decided to eat here on last Saturday because of 3 reasons. First, there was a soccer match between Indonesia & Laos, so we need ed a restaurant with a TV. Second, there was 12 of us, thus we need a place that was able to contain us. Third, we hate to wait for seats, we wanted a place with NO waiting lists. Gladly enough, EN Dining was there to cater us. The place was fairly comfortable, with homey VIP room and TATAMI room for you who want to do some gathering or banquet.
Menu : Beef Carpaccio
Price : Rp 68,000++
Score : 6.75 / 10

» The first time I had carpaccio was tuna fish meat. Instead this one was thin sliced raw beef with special sauce. I'm really a big fan of sour!! The surprising fact was that even though it is pure raw beef, it's not disgusting. The meat was fresh!!
Menu : Tsumire Nabe Pork
Price : Rp 58,000++
Score : 2.5 / 10

» This is a dish consist of pork meat balls and veges in kimchi soup. Sorry to say this is NOT good. I have to compare every kimchi soup with the one I ate in Gyu Kaku. This soup is lacking in a lot of aspect, not sour, not spicy, not enough kimchi, just not good. Disappointing :(
Menu : Grilled Chicken Teriyaki
Price : Rp 58,000++
Score : 6.2 / 10

» The chicken was grilled but I wished they would had grilled them longer. The skin would have been more crispy. But apart from that, the Teriyaki sauce was pretty nice; sweet and salty with all that typical Teriyaki flavors.
Menu : Tako Rice
Price : Rp 75,000++
Score : 6.5 / 10

>> This is a dish consisting of minced beef and cheese on top with house specialty sauce on top of rice. This was very yummy at the first bite, but when getting 3/4 of the way, you'll want to stop because of the portion and also the cheese that gives an unpleasant effect.
Menu : Honeytsuki Ribs
Price : Rp 105,000++
Score : 6.0 / 10
>> The beef was tender and well cooked. But I felt the sauce was 'dangling and incomplete'. In Bahasa Indonesia, I'd say "'Rasa nya nanggung, setengah2 kurang nendang". Do you understand what I'm saying? It is lacking a little bit of salt, a little bit of sweet and spice. Just a little bit of everything. Last but not least, it would have been much much better if there were less bones too.
Menu : Honeybread
Price : Rp 48,000++
Score : 6.75 / 10

» BIG portion, and very filling if you ate the entire 'castle' by yourself. The outer skin of the bread was crispy and that I reckon was the best part. 3 scoops of vanilla and a good splash of honey resting on top of the center of the bread is reasonably yummy! I wouldn't say this was to die for but not bad at all. Btw, I apologize for not paying attention to the price.

Address : eX Plaza Indonesia 2nd Floor. Jl MH Thamrin Kav 28 - 30, Jakarta 10350
Phone: 021 - 3199 0203

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