SAINE DAISE PANTAI INDAH KAPUK - JAKARTA09.16.00
Welcoming the newest addition to the never ending PIK's boulevard of heavenly pleasures: Saine Daise.
The whole cluster has four stories, but the mainly occupied ones are the first and second levels. The first floor is functioned as a cake and dessert shop: EIO. I was highly obsessed by the interior and I believe they put so much good effort in building and decorating the whole thing. It was so simple and effortless looking with a lot of white, marble and Victorian-minimalist element happening which I was super duper fond of (and not to mention the posh plywood floor)! It's the kind of place that I would take pictures non-stop at, and I actually did. Keep reading baby this post is filled with so many pictures!
This is an Instagram shot! Talk about symmetry.
EIO is a japanese word meaning
Take note! Review of their dessert further down, stay tuned.
The place was so effortless pretty already that I felt like capturing Pinterest worthy shots!
The right one is the stairs to Saine Daise, the main eatery.
One of EIO's signature and best selling menu here is their beautiful cookies that came in this luxurious tin packaging, and I brought one home thanks to the super nice owner! Their cookies is eatandtreats certified lol, it's not overly buttery and my favorite one has got to be their Rose Petal variant. I would totally get some if they make a single Rose Petal cookies can!
Now Saine Daise! Be hold, this is going to be a pretty long review. I had a BIG lunch and tried so many food for your reference in the future when visiting it.
Fresh flowers on the tables!
One of the most fascinating area of Saine Daise has got to be the al-fresco as well as where the vertical garden is situated! The vertical garden really gave this zen, green and clean vibe to me even when I was just hanging around taking pictures. I suggest sitting here if you care about how your pictures are going to turn out and the fact that the restaurant faces this green field making me feel like I was not in PIK (and I consider that important), I sat inside because I needed better air-conditioning.
The food menus here are mainly the fusion between Japanese and French cuisine. Price range for food starts at IDR 50k-200k, and drinks IDR 20k-120k.
Smores Milkshake - IDR 55k
I found this a little milky for my liking and it was not sweet, but I appreciate the fact that they told me earlier that most of the drinks here are intentionally made not to be very sweet.
I literally fucking love cuddles by the beach, and I love this in a different way (my palate does). This was the virgin version of Sangria, altogether very refreshing with the right sweetness and generous amount of muddled fruit.
The Gin and Tonic is the good old pleasure, something that you can casually have anytime without being overly strong for the day, the Smoking Scotchman on the other hand was indeed stronger in terms of body, the drink consist of barrel aged Negroni and smoked orange zest giving the bitterness and dominating smoky flavor and aroma. Do I like this? Yes, but this is the night drink for me, not so much for the day and G&T. The making process was something weirdly pleasant to look at and I have the photos at the end of this, just follow the flow ok.
Smoking Scotchman - IDR 90k
Some compare this to Amuz's very own mushroom soup, and being a regular at Amuz, I would say it's quite there yet. The mushroom soup consist of ZERO cream on the cooking process, 100% mushroom puree and house ingredient mix. What's fascinating about the soup was that they pair it with parma ham on top of bruschetta! The parma ham was cooked & seasoned perfectly and matching the mushroom soup beautifully! I could have the parma ham everyday. MUST TRY.
When it comes to mushroom, I am easy to impress. Give me a huge portion classic sauteed mushroom cooked with butter and I could munch that everyday, but if you try to be more "unique" I would not mind either. This was the bolder and more saucier (white wine sauce) kind of sauteed mushroom and I think they did a good job in delivering a tasty side dish.
This was a very simple dish executed nicely. There wasn't a lot of things going on the plate, but "quality" talks here. The squids were fresh and juicy, and glazed in simple garlic dressing.
Duck Confit - IDR 185k
Cod is not the cheapest protein, but when you know how to cook it properly, it's just freaking worth it. This was a success example of it. Hands down to my number one favorite dish on that day's lunch! The cod was cooked to perfection with smooth-silky meat, but it was the miso dressing that did all the talking. It was bold, strong and savory and as it might seemed that they didn't give the sauce generously but it was actually the perfect amount as that "little" can cover the whole elements on the plate.
And talk about the foie gras and uni, they gave even creamier texture (after the help of the soft boiled egg), and the naturally delicious foie gras flavor is never a disappointment.
Ami Ebi Angel Hair - IDR 80k
This dish reminds me of Vue 46's signature truffle angel hair pasta, only theirs is served cold, smaller and "wetter", while this came in a bigger portion. Same as the Gyudon, when this first came, I could smell the strong truffle scent surrounding this. The idea was to tossed the al-dente pasta with everything on the plate together and have it right away. The generous amount of ebi gave this dish a little texture, and you got this natural salty flavor from the caviar. Overall I found the flavor quite light for this particular dish, but this is my kind of pasta!
Flavor wise, this was bolder comparing to Ami Ebi Angel Hair, but taste is about preference and I like the simple angel hair better. Not that this is bad (trust me not at all), again the angel hair and its seasoning is my kind of pasta. This pasta came with homemade al-dente pasta (I really like the firmness of it) with generous crab topping, crumbs and other ingredients. I could sense mainly garlic seasoning and truffle oil glaze (but the angel hair one was stronger).
Now the desserts here are presented by EIO patisserie which by the way is owned by the same owner of Saine Daise. The patisserie is located at the first level of the building (actually the main entrance). They are currently developing the range of cakes and I heard they're having orange cheesecake very soon and as you're reading this they will be released NEXT WEEK! OK now for the desserts that I had that day.
Yuzu Cremeux with Almond Sable - IDR 55k
This is one of the best cakes here and A MUST ORDER! The texture was soft and silky at the same time and overall packed with this nice combination of sweet, sour and citrusy! You just can't miss this.
You know when it appears on your timeline too much that you are more and more eager to try this! This was one of the most posted Saine Daise or EIO) creations that I saw flocking my Instagram after the Ami Ebi Angel Hair. Mousse is probably my favorite kind of cake base and they successfully made a charming and perfect creamy chocolate mousse creation glazed in this semi-mirror cake appearance and topped with whipped vanilla bean cream and topped with gold. Flavor wise? The chocolate flavor was absolutely there and altogether being perfectly sweet. Yes it's really good and delicious for my liking, but yet again you just can't fail a chocolate dessert (unless you're dumb af) and chocolate desserts like this is a little "been there done that" as I have had mousse desserts like this in the past with almost the same presentation (and don't get me wrong, not that this is bad or what, but again this is a chocolate dessert that's getting a little common), and I notice that for this particular dessert, the presentation was lacking that chocolate splatter, the ones I saw online was more extravagant :p (I just realized this when I re-looked at their tagged Instagram pictures).
Now to my favorite cake in EIO! I don't usually find a coconut nor my first instinct prefer that to the safe chocolate cake, but let me tell you darling, this coconut mousse cake was EVERYTHING! It was rich in coconut flavor and the passionfruit layer on top was the perfect match to the coconut mousse. I didn't get what the chocolate pocky is doing there because I would leave the cake alone and left happy! This is my top dessert recommendation to try here!
You know I am not big with cheese and it's just something that I don't actually look for often in a restaurant, but I must admit this one was delicious. Their cheesecake was this cotton cheesecake type like Dore or Chizukek, and it was just spot on to my liking: it's not overly cheesy and milky, it was actually this nice sweet and salty flavor in a cake.
THEIR DESSERTS SUPPOSE TO BE A SWEET CLOSURE TO YOUR DINING EXPERIENCE HERE. You are honestly missing a lot if you leave without sampling their desserts! I think they honestly make one of the best desserts in town at the moment!!!
Now to the one I promised you guys! The making of their signature Smoking Scotchman!
They have this smoke machine that burnt all the orange zest and turned the aroma and texture to smoke!
Smoke porn! The smoke then given to the drink mix (barrel aged Negroni)
PS: THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTORIAL in case you wonder because I rave so much about it.
Jalan Mandara Permai VII Blok 6 KA (beside Legend of Noodle)
Pantai Indah Kapuk, Penjaringan
Jakarta Utara 14470
021 - 3005 1662
Sun-Thu: 11 AM-11 PM
Fri-Sat: 11 AM-2 AM
Average spending for two: IDR 300k
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