Located in Menteng, one of Jakarta’s prime districts, Plataran Menteng is the place to see and be seen for Jakarta’s most discerning diners. The convergence of history and heritage here create an unparalleled dining experience that is nothing short of exquisite, and the restaurant is the perfect place to take a break from the hectic city life while embracing traditional Indonesian nuances. Offering a homey ambience with a small garden inside as well as outside to bond with nature, Plataran Menteng serves a variety of Indonesian-Asian cuisine that has a colonial-era influence.
The Putri Dewi Salad served with jicama, guava, young mangoes, fish sauce dressing and ginger flower is very refreshing, while the Pindang Serani clear turmeric soup harmonises between sweet and sour, just as Plataran Menteng embraces greenery to balance the urban grey. For a small bite, try the Bola-Bola Cokro, balls of chicken and squid fried until golden brown and served with peanut sauce. With a mouth-watering aroma that lingers in the air, it’s the ultimate crowd pleaser. Like most of Plataran Menteng’s menu, these dishes are best enjoyed with rice, convivial style, or as Indonesians like to call it with “makan tengah”.
Of course, one doesn’t visit Plataran Menteng for the food alone; the most defining aspect of the establishment is its interior. End your visit to Plataran Menteng with a tour of the four floors of beautiful rooms with nooks and crannies that will make you want to snap pictures from every angle.
- Putri Dewi Salad
- Pindang Serani
- Dendeng Batokok
Exquisite Taste June – August 2019