AT MERCURE JAKARTA PANTAI INDAH KAPUK
In the heart of the bustling Pantai Indah Kapuk area is Mercure Jakarta, home to the casual, welcoming NSNTR restaurant. With clean, modern lines and views across Jakarta Bay and across to the city, this is a popular venue for both hotel and walk-in guests keen to try the excellent dishes on the menu. Celebrating the culinary diversity of the Indonesian islands, alongside some classic international choices, the evocative menu is packed with exotic flavours offered in sharing plates, rice and noodle dishes, as well as a range of meat and seafood selections. For groups looking to dine family-style, there are flexible set menus to sate any appetite.
Among the delectable choices are humble street foods like gado-gado, tahu telor and batagor, however, with close proximity to Jakarta’s primary fish market, the seafood here is excellent. Regional specialties include the delightfully tasty marinated, grilled tuna steak served with dabu-dabu sambal, a Manado-style tomato salsa, as well as spicy stir-fried prawns Minang-style, while an international dish not to be missed is the salmon en croute with its light puff pastry, mushroom, spinach filling and truffle mashed potato. A gorgeous special order is the east-west marriage of Spaghetti Gulai Udang – the spaghetti being the perfect foil for the light curry sauce, while the juicy whole prawns add the perfect sweetness.
All the dishes have been crafted to suit the demanding tastes of hungry foodies, using high-quality ingredients and spices from the local markets. If you still have room, try the local desserts, like coconut and cinnamon pudding, banana fritters with honey, chocolate and cheese and the fragrant Es Cendol Durian.
SPAGHETTI GULAI UDANG