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A revamped oasis of style and indulgence, and one of the best all-day dining experiences in Jakarta.

The renowned Signatures Restaurant at the luxurious and conveniently located Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta has recently re-opened following a major refurbishment. The highly anticipated changes include a fresh new and artistic interior and a livelier atmosphere, along with impressive à la carte and buffet menus and, of course, Kempinski’s excellent service.

Situated on the hotel lobby level, the new Signatures is extravagant and comfortable, but in no way pretentious. The stylish design is steeped in Indonesian heritage and includes a collection of art and photography that celebrates the hotel’s illustrious history.

Perfect for pre- or post-dining drinks, the newly relaunched Signatures bar is a comfortable hangout and offers an outstanding collection of beverages, including fresh juices, mocktails and cocktails, like the Kempinski Fizz, and a collection of premium spirits.

In addition to the main dining space, Signatures features two brand-new private dining rooms, 36 seats outdoors and a fantastic kids’ play area. Named Kempinski Little VIP, and equipped with Early Learning Centre edutainment toys, it is a colourful and welcoming space designed to fully engage the little VIPs, allowing parents to enjoy a relaxed and leisurely dining experience.

The restaurant’s famed buffets showcase an extensive range of the highest quality local and international culinary delights. The open kitchen concept also boasts an array of spectular à la minute food stations. The expansive buffets are popular and include authentic Chinese dishes, fresh Japanese seafood and dishes drawn from classic western cuisines.

Indulge in prime cuts and roasts such as tender lamb cutlets, black Angus prime ribs and roast chicken, or enjoy the bounty of the ocean with fresh jumbo shrimps, mussels, langoustine and lobsters. Indonesian comfort food features strongly in the spread with tempting dishes like siomay and nasi gandul, as well as the famed Hotel Indonesia rice porridge, or bubur ayam.

If you don’t want the buffet experience, then explore the outstanding all-day dining à la carte menu, which also features the legendary bubur ayam HI. The hotel’s signature dish, it has been a favourite in Jakarta for over 40 years. A traditional chicken porridge served with aromatic turmeric-laced chicken broth, shredded chicken, abon sapi and fried cakwe, what’s not to love?

With a distinct Javanese influence, the à la carte menu boasts many local specialties, including pindang salmon, gado-gado, mixed satay, beef rendang and the gorgeous Selat Solo – marinated boiled beef with carrots, green beans, potato, boiled egg and sweet mayo.

For a lighter international choice, check out the grilled black Angus tenderloin sandwich, or create your own Italian dish from a select choice of pastas and sauces. For a heartier meal, the steaks and fish are sensational, but do leave space to be tempted by the wonderful selection of local and international desserts.


Nasi Gandul

Broth

Ingredients

  • 1kg shallots
  • 250g garlic
  • 500g candlenut
  • 1kg ginger
  • 14g galangal
  • 45g sand ginger
  • 15g nutmeg
  • 15g pepper powder
  • 25g coriander powder
  • 15g caraway
  • 5 orange leaves
  • 75g cinnamon
  • 500ml coconut milk
  • 200g palm sugar
  • 75ml soy sauce
  • 25g salt

Method

  • Grind all the spices and stir-fry until fragrant, then add 3 litres of water. Simmer while stirring for 15 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk, palm sugar, soy sauce and salt and cook for 1 hour.

Spiced Meat

Ingredients

  • Lung
  • Beef
  • Beef tongue
  • Beef ankles (kikil)
  • Beef spleen (limpa)
  • Beef brain
  • Beef intestines
  • Beef tripe
  • Galangal
  • Bay leaf
  • Palm sugar
  • Ginger
  • Shallot
  • Soy sauce

Method

  • Chop and cook the meat cuts in the spices with water.
  • Serve in a bowl with fried tempeh, sliced green pepper
  • and soy sauce.

Signatures Restaurant at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

(kempinski-jakarta.com)