Nomz Kitchen & Pastry
A Comfotable Twist to Your Modern Comfort Food
Years of experiences abroad brought three young chefs together and opened the door of Nomz Kitchen & Pastry. Chef Arnold Poernomo, Chef Fery Jong and Pastry Chef Kim Pangestu blend rare ingredients, fresh meat and greens with their own idea of comfort. From then on, it’s creativity taking over.
Pastry Chef Kim Pangestu is a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Sydney, who then worked with renowned Australian pastry chefs Adriano Zumbo, Kristen Tibbals, Tetsuya, and Peter Doyle. She returned to Indonesia in 2013 to start her own shop, Kimmy Patisserie, before taking the position of Nomz’s Head Pastry Chef, in charge of all the dessert, cake, and pastry creation in the restaurant. Her partner, Head Chef Fery Jong graduated from Sydney’s William Blue and started his career from the bottom as a kitchenhand from one café to another in Australia. He then climbed the culinary ladder to a sous chef before returning to Indonesia and joined Nomz Kitchen & Pastry as the Head Chef.
Spending many years in Australia, the chefs implement the sentiment of warm dining from the Down Under upmarket cafes into the restaurant, serving modern comfort food with an Asian twist. The food at Nomz are described as “an honest and fresh cooking with unlimited ideas from Chefs’ vision, places, things, and experiences, dishes they make from the heart.” So, things like Crazy Rice with Wagyu Sirloin and Salted Egg Yolk Lava Croissant captured their consumers’ heart and tummy right away, standing out as the restaurant’s favorite order.
As the pastry and cake queen, Kim added another curious creation in their menu which is called Delanos’ Fabulous Chocolate Cake. Bearing the name of the restaurant’s public relation star, Carendelano, the chocolate crunchy lava cake is his latest collaboration with Pastry Chef Kim that reflect a fusion between fashion and dessert. For the sweet tooth out there, another Kim’s creation that got customer keep ordering is Croquembouche , or simply described as French choux tower, in which customers can request for a customized decoration.
Nomz Kitchen & Pastry has gone beyond a standalone eatery to a culinary business with its canapé and catering services, which is tailored for private catering needs and special celebrations. The canapés are two sides of a story, with Head Chef Fery Jong takes on the savory side and Pastry Chef Kim Pangestu crafting the sweet ones. Choices range from Poached Prawn with Mango Salsa and Chicken Salad Sandwich for the savory to the sweetness of Chocolate Crunchy Tartlets and Signature Mini Éclairs.
Dining in at Nomz Kitchen & Pastry, which is located in Grand Indonesia East Mall, Ground Floor 06- 07, should be as thrilling. The restaurant opens from 10AM to 10PM on Weekdays and 10AM to 12AM on Weekends. This place is one of the most popular brunch spots in Jakarta. Next time you’re here, captured your moment and share them on social media with @nomzjakarta.