Friday, November 13, 2009

Harum Manis

It has been quite some time since we had Indonesian foods for dinner.. So, this time we headed to Harum Manis Restaurant to have Indonesian foods for dinner.. I've been curious with this place for long time ago, and at last my curiosity of this place paid off..

When you step into the restaurant, it's like stepping into an old traditional Javanese noble house with a passion and romance ambiance..

With traditional antique furniture and the decor which dominated by dark wood, this place really give a hint impression of Javanese..

Dinner while you being entertained by live music band, u also can request your fave songs.. Such a lovely dinner yaa..

That nite we had Tahu Telor Selamat Datang - Welcome Tofu Omelette (42K) for the starter.. It's a deep fried tofu with egg served with savory peanut and petis soy sauce.. It was nice and not a usual taste you can get..

We decided to try their single dishes.. E ordered Nasi Goreng Kampung - Kampung style Fried Rice (26K).. Frankly, at the first time I thought it wasn't a good choice to ordered fried rice here, since I thought that this is just another fancy and expensive place with tasteless food.. But guess what? I was completely wrong, this 'kampung' style fried rice was really have a good taste in fact, it had an authentic 'kampung' taste and it's spicy though.. This much better than I expected..

And I ordered Mie Tek-Tek (38K), Javanese wet fried egg noodles and vermicelli stirred with mixed veggies, meatball, egg, and shredded chicken served on mini wok pan..

Basically it was a local Indonesian dish which usually can be found on street vendor.. But I'm happy, Harum Manis still keep its original taste, it was delicate, quite fragrant and you can really taste the spice on it..

And this crackers come with the mie tek-tek..

All in all, the foods here is amazing, closer to the original taste.. The ambiance is exquisite.. The service is excellent.. And for the price is a slightly higher, but it still worth to give a visit..Coz they proclaims itself to serve the finest Javanese specialties using superior ingredients.. Oh ya don't forget try their specialty grilled satays/skewers with option including squid, prawns, chicken, lamb, even wagyu beef.. unfortunately, we were too full to ordered it..

Harum Manis
Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade
Jl. K.H. Mansyur Kav. 24
Central Jakarta
Tel. (62 21) 57941727

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