Sunday, 5 August 2012

White Hunter & Han Gang

2 weekends ago FW and I had our Sunday lunch at Emporium Pluit Mall and I was responsible for choosing this restaurant (not going to be a good review). White Hunter, Han Gang and Incognito is situated very close to the main lobby, just right next to Fish & Co and Starbucks Coffee. In here, you are presented with 3 menus from all 3 restaurants and you can cross choose, mix and match your preferences. White Hunter serves Western food, Han Gang represents the Korean dishes and Incognito holds the Italian flag.

I remembered my previous trips to Han Gang at their branch in Grand Indonesia wasn't bad but this time in Emporium Pluit was not the same. I'm not sure whether it's under the same or a different management (I think it's different) but food was disappointing in many ways.
Menu : Side Dish
Price : Free
Score : 2.0 / 10

>> The minute the side dishes is placed on your table you'll probably start to pick up your chopsticks and hit the nearest kimchi. This Han Gang only serves me 4 selection (other Korean restaurants usually they offer you more than 10) and the taste is wrong. The Kimchi and egg roll were bland, the green vege is soggy and as for the shellfish, I didn't bother to try --___-- "
Menu : Sundubu Kimchi
Price : RP 48,000 ++
Score : 4.0 / 10

>> Temperature of the soup was right, size for price that I can accept, amount of fillings inside were reasonable, but they failed at seasoning. This lacks the sour of the kimchi, the kick from the chili and even failed at the basic skill of salt seasoning. A big wake up call for the owners! Customers are running away by the minute.
Menu : Dolsot Djingeo
Price : RP 48,000 ++
Score : 3.0 / 10

>> This is basically a seafood bibimbap. They uses freshly cooked steam rice which was already a wrong move, As a result, soggy!!! It's like eating baby food and to make things worst, the super hot stone continues cooking the rice. Seasoning needs help too :'(

Both FW and I wasn't interested in having any more food but due to the "bargain"; a 20% off with BNI Credit Card, a minimum charge of RP 200,000 on food only, before tax that we need to add more dishes. The two main course above only accumulate 50% of the bill and thus here are the additional dishes we added to our bad lunch.
Menu : Wild Maki Salmon
Price : RP 58,000 ++
Score : 3.0 / 10

>> O MY LORD ! The price is more expensive than the sundubu kimchi soup and yet it's worse. The salmon fillings were extremely dried out, it's like it had been sitting in the freezer for 3 months and defrosted again and again until it reaches my table. A bad dish, please do not order!
Menu : Spring Enoki
Price : RP 29,000 ++
Score : 3.5 / 10

>> The only one thing that I can positively say about this dish is the fact it's big for an appetizer. 70% of it is because of the tempura / flour batter. The taste is lousy and just not ever going to order this again.

Menu : Chocolate Melt
Price : RP 35,000 ++
Score : 5.5 / 10

>> I put this picture slightly bigger than the rest of the picture is for a reason! This scores a 5.5 pointer, the only dish that passes my tongue. I'm not going to say this is good but definitely acceptable compared to the rest of the dishes we ordered. The chocolate did melt and oozes out of the sponge cake. Pricing and size was reasonable and most importantly it taste right, not superbly good but wasn't yucky at all !!

White Hunter, Han Gang, Incognito
Emporium Pluit Mall, Ground Floor


  1. scorenya rendah jg yah sis,

    tp gw setuju, gw belon pernah coba hangang di empo sih, tp hangang di TA,rada parah, pesen beef , beefnya kenyel bener kyk karet, hanggang di GI masi lebih mending
    kalo white hunter dulu pernah 1X makan di living world pesen ribsnya, yah mayan lah ribsnya

  2. iya...agak sedih si pas makan...pesen nya rada maksa pula :( hehehe ribs nya white hunter blm pernah cobaiin sii...lain kali di coba de yah :) hehehe han gang yang mending kalo ga GI yang di wolter sanah doang kayanya hehehe

  3. I think the management of the restaurant is the same as the other han gangs in town. In my opinion, your judgment is very different from what most of the people think. You are the first to rate these dishes that low. If you do not know the truth please don't say things like 3 months old food, 70 % batter, and etc. Because i find all the food really nice there. Maybe when you try cooking your own food you will find yours -1/10. Thank you :)

    1. its true very lack of seasoning in here ;(

    2. Dear dores,

      thank you for affirming hahahaha :) cheers !!

  4. Well I might be crazy but you might wanna check out their branch at Empo..thank you :)