THE LOBBY RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE
Mercure Jakarta Sabang
Jl. H. Agus Salim No 11
To visit a restaurant in strategic place where I can find my happiness (which is food, food and food!) is such a good day. One of the good days happens when I came to Mercure Jakarta Sabang. The hotel is managed by Accor Group. It is a 4-stars international hotel. The location of the Mercure Jakarta Sabang is on Jl. Agus Salim, just side by side with the Sabang area.
First, let me tell you about the Sabang area. It is not a new place for me. It is a place where I can find a different view of Jakarta and a place where I can satisfy my culinary hunger. It is located just behind Thamrin Street that is connected with Sudirman Street. Yes, it is right in the heart of Jakarta. The area is very strategic for business and foreign tourists as it has many access to business centers (like banks, office buildings, government offices and the US Embassy) and tourist destinations (like the National Monument and the Gambir Train Station). It is not a surprise if there are many hotels in the area.
Secondly, let’s have lunch, OK!
I come to the restaurant in the Mercure Jakarta Sabang. The name of the restaurant is the Lobby Restaurant and Lounge. The interior of the restaurant is very homy and warm. I can feel that they combine modern design with the touch of Betawi (the ethnic group from Jakarta) and the old Jakarta. The restaurant has its own lounge area and its own restaurant area. The restaurant is also next to a lagoon style swimming pool with garden view.
The Lobby Restaurant and Lounge serves both traditional and international food menu. The restaurant also serves coffee, tea, range of wines, cocktails and mocktails.
When I visit the restaurant, the Lobby Restaurant and Lounge has fish promotion. All kind of fishes are cooked with traditional recipes that require various special spices from Indonesia. The fish dishes are delicious, especially when they are combined with Indonesian spices. This gives a joy to the culinary exploration. Yummy!
Among the food that the Lobby Restaurant and Lounge in Mercure Jakarta Sabang has, these are the ones that you can choose:
- Ikan Tuna Asam Padeh: the Tuna fish is cooked with spices from Padang, West Sumatra.
- Pepes Nila dari Jawa Barat: the steamed fish is mixed with spices from West Java and it is wrapped with banana leaf. This cooking technique adds some aromas and flavors to the fish.
- Makarel Dabu-dabu: the Mackerel Fish is combined with raw chili from Manado, North Sulawesi. The raw chili is made from chopped red chili peppers, bird's eye chili, shallots, red and green tomatoes, and a pinch of salt and sugar. All of the chopped and diced spices are mixed with fresh lemon juice.
- Gurame Sambal Mangga: the Carp fish is cooked with the chili made from Mango.
Don't forget to try their drinks and desserts! They are so delicious for your afternoon chit chat with your friends!
Enjoy your meal, everybody!
|With Dave Graciano, Burhan Abe, Yenny MakanMulu & Ika Ginting from Mercure Jakarta Sabang|