It was one successful hunt for the perfect restaurant to just chill down after you’ve called it off for the day.
No need for the fancy clothes either – with a medium price-range, you can get so much more than just a nice place to sit – a happy belly filled and, more importantly, a fine moment to remember.
Chicken Quesadilla: Amazing how these quesadillas tasted so authentic – except for, of course, the fact that it’s a third of its original size compared to how it’s served in America. Yet it was appetizing – I wasn’t very hungry to begin with when I walked into Momento – but the excellent starter quickly set the engine that got my stomach rolling through the night.
Baked salmon in foil with teriyaki sauce: The softest, fattest salmon I truly enjoyed since a while. Rendered with vinegared cucumber slices and rice and an extra lemon squeeze, the tender salmon tasted like a million bursts of orgasm for the tongue – a bunch of teriyaki goo, pulpy-sour juice, ginger-sweet slices, and neutralizing cucumbers seeps effortlessly into the feathery flesh of the fish. Every bite fires surges of zing to lift up the spirits, thanks to the healing powers of one good, hearty meal.
Fish and chips: Taking into account my slewed American tongue, this is probably the finest fish and chips I’ve ever tasted in my life. Skin was just crispy enough to gulp without hurting my sensitive throat, and fish quality was surprisingly exquisite, especially for a mid-priced restaurant. The velvety flesh, the sour-creamy dipping sauce, freshly-washed greens and a lemon squeeze altogether makes a wide range of delicacy for any tongue.
Momento Restaurant & Bar
Pantai Indah Kapuk
Ruko Crown Gold Block D No. 33 & 35
Jakarta Utara 14460
Stacia is a freelance writer and a lifestyle blogger based in Jakarta, Indonesia. When not writing, she can usually be found reading something or doodling pigs. Follow her musings @staciapriscilla and her snapshots @staciapriscilla.