GB Bistro Senayan City Jakarta
I don't know why I got so lazy these days, but I know enough I am not running out of passion, it's just the physical matter, MAN I HAVE BEEN GOING OUT EACH AND EVERY SINGLE DAY it's like the house is where I go ONLY to catch some sleep and woke up early (most of the times late) and go out again, I really need some time off any activity and focus on the detox!
Anyway, back to the topic, if you know Gelato Bar, GB Bistro is now the newer version of the former Gelato Bar, they're changing the concept, the venue, the design and wider variety of menu which I found quite interesting. The venue was quite spacious, and hell yes way more than Gelato Bar with separated smoking area. I personally love the ambiance in the smoking area more than the non-smoking because there's something vintage to it, the non-smoking area was just simple and honestly... boring, but it's just that I noticed they didn't have any ventilation so for goodness sake I wouldn't recommend you (especially non-smokers) to be there and have your meal jackpot-ed with toxic.
Gelato display for everyone's eyes...prepare yourself to drool!
Loving the light bulbs!
Iced Nutella Cafe Latte
I must say that I was fond of their coffee: light, well-balanced, and to have that with Nutella was adding the excitement. I honestly thought they were going to serve me with the Nutella already stirred together with the coffee because when it's cold, the Nutella paste was not easily blended so you're going to experience those little unblended pieces from the hardened paste. Overall flavor wise, good.
Chicken and Watermelon Salad with Wasabi Mayo
Fresh fruits and veges dressed in Wasabi Mayo was eventually not very bad for me who is not a big wasabi person, I love how the juice from the fruit balanced the wasabi flavor, just a match! The chicken was also quite tender but needed bolder seasoning.
Sweet and Sour Oxtail Pasta
The texture of the pasta was on the proper Al-dente state, so it's a little rubbery and firm but flavor wise I found it a little too sweet for my taste bud, but I was fond of how they managed to cook the oxtail to be tender. There's also something about the presentation that was lacking of interest or maybe it's the "yellow ambiance" I honestly don't know.
Indonesian Green Chili Fried Rice with Duck
The duck was cooked lovely with proper seasoning and level of tenderness but the fried rice was sort of disappointment, it was kinda dry and lacking flavor, it needs that extra kick of well seasoned green chili, too bad because green chili is usually something that turns
me my appetite on badly!
This one was a pretty successful stunner! The chicken was cooked beautifully with amazing seasoning and tender meat. Loving the fact that they paired this with the mushroom sauce because it was a kick-ass act! The grilled vegetables and the mashed potato sides were also lovely, I have always on the "mashed potato" side and this particular from GB was amazing in seasoning and texture, and for some reasons loving the when asparagus beans cooked in a humble and simple way like this, the smokey aroma live up the natural flavor!
Presentation wise, cute! Initially a rectangle shaped pizza but they cut it to six so-called-triangles, texture wise I liked the consistency of the pizza and personally I love thin pizzas, theirs might not be THAT thin but there's a mix of crunchy and moist in a bite, it's almost like undone baked dough but in a good way. The topping was quite generous and the overall seasoning and flavor were good.
Dark Chocolate Soil
Chocolate Soil is currently trending here in Jakarta and I've noticed a couple of restaurants trying to portray this Heston inspired dish and GB's version was to be fair, pretty good! The soil was actually cookies crumble and beneath the 'soil' was blocks of dark chocolate brownie and one scoop of dark chocolate gelato! Chocolate madness is how I describe this dish and they did a good job.
Ordered the Waffle Temptation because it looked amazing on the description and plus we could choose two scoops of ice-cream flavors! Did a little "try me" session and eventually having the Rum Raisin and Pistachio ice cream toppings! The Rum Raisin was just freaking good!!! The flavor was bold and you could definitely find the hint of rum but not overpowering the milky creamy flavor and plus it was fragrant! The pistachio flavor was also nice, creamy and in a sense, rich, but my heart was already stolen by the Rum Raisin! The waffle was cooked nicely with fluffy but gooey texture.
Apple Crumble Pie
According to the incredibly polite waitress, their Apple Crumble is the game changer so we ordered this and boy it was!!! The Apple Crumble was delicious with amazingly baked and caramelized apple fruits and not to forget it was also generously given! Another scoop of Rum Raisin (default) gelato as the topping and it blended awesomely with the apple flavor. This was something not to miss!
I also want to take this moment to say that I LOVE THEIR SERVICE. It's those casual hospitality, faaaar from being formal but you know that this one was sincere, humble, and still professional! The waiter and waitresses seemed very well trained in both behaving & product knowledge. Thank you for being nice!
Surely there will be another visits, will bring more friends here for dessert time and mooooore Rum Raisin gelato! YUM
Senayan City LG Unit 18
Jl. Asia Afrika Lot 19
Senayan, Jakarta Selatan 10270
021 - 7278 1245
Opening Hours: 10 AM - 10 PM (daily)
Price Range: IDR 50k - IDR 100k
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