OKU, Omakase Delight In Jakarta City

OKU in Japanese means the peeling back of the layers of an onion, and in poetry implies something abstract and profound, and is intended to represent the culinary journey that diners will experience at this restaurant, located in the heart of Jakarta and helmed by Chef Kazumasa Yazawa, who has cut his chops at several top-notch dining places – in Singapore at IZY and Waku Ghin in Marina Bay Sands, and Tetsuya’s in Sydney, creating a modern make-over on traditional Japanese dishes. … More OKU, Omakase Delight In Jakarta City

Remboelan, Wonderful Indonesian Soul Food

Remboelan, located in swanky Plaza Senayan in the heart of Jakarta, is famed for serving Indonesia Soul food, turning out affordable and tasty dishes based on traditional recipes from all corners of the Indonesian archipelago. All the home-cooked style dishes we ordered were delicious. Not to be missed is the Nasi Bakar Peda – grilled lemon grass fragrance rice, wrapped in banana leaf, stuffed with “Peda” fish, melinjo leaf and stinky bean; a hearty and titillating creation. … More Remboelan, Wonderful Indonesian Soul Food

Akira Back, Fine Japanese-Korean Fusion In Jakarta

Jakarta’s dining scene is hotting up these days. My search for something high-end led me to  this much-touted restaurant at the penthouse of MD Place in Jakarta – serving modern Japanese cuisine influenced by the Korean heritage of the celebrity chef Akira Back, a former professional snowboarder. He was named “Best Chef In Las Vegas” by … More Akira Back, Fine Japanese-Korean Fusion In Jakarta