Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tom Tom Kitchen: New Menu Launching

 Tom Tom Kitchen

It is a while since I visit Tom Tom Kitchen before moving to Singapore. During that time, I still remember the most authentic taste of Thai cuisine that they prepared right in front of me. With over 30 menus available, I never get bored with this venue until I bring more people here to convince them that Tom Tom Kitchen is seriously amazing.

Now, Tom Tom Kitchen finally comes up with new menu. 4 years establishment that never lies and survives over the test of time. Tom Tom Kitchen is a sister brand of Suan Thai, a well known Thai restaurant since 1990's. Without removing the nuance of white elephant culture, Tom Tom Kitchen offers you a well clean and classic signature Thai cuisine in a modern way. Let's take a peek! :)

 Tom Tom Kitchen

 Tom Tom Kitchen

Nestled in Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Tom Tom Kitchen has been moving to a new spot at level 5 of this building. Previously, they are located at level 4 with smaller space, and now getting a better and unique venue at the corner. Stepped inside the venue, you might see a charming and eye catching Thai decor with huge statue and chandelier. There is a VIP room as well that can accommodate 10 - 15 people at the same time. With this new face, the whole dining experience would be elevated. Even the atmosphere is comforting and warm enough to stay a bit longer.

 Tom Tom Kitchen

 Tom Tom Kitchen

I visit them on Friday, and many customers join the crowd. There is a huge energy there while I am waiting for my food to come. However, it is all worth at the end.

 Yam Som O

 Yam Som O

It is better to start with something refreshing like this Yam Som O. Featuring a freshly peeled pomelo with fresh cut cucumber and mango; bathed in sweet and sour sauce. It is simple, delicious, and light. For sure, the real star on that bowl of appetizer is the pomelo itself with a touch of that sauce. You might share this with two people since the portion is quite generous.

 Tom Zaap Neah

 Tom Zaap Neah

If you are looking for something hot and spicy, Tom Zaap Neah could be your right decision to make. Featuring the fork tender beef meat; bathed in sweet and sour soup. I quite skeptical when looking at this menu but once I taste it, it surprisingly satisfying. The balanced flavor of that soup is not overpowering the plate while that meat remains tender even after 30 minutes of feasting. Definitely, must try.

 Kung Op Wun Sen

Nevertheless, Kung Op Wun Sen comes in exceptional flavor and fantastic presentation. Featuring the perfectly cooked clay pot prawn with juicy meat and fresh herbs. Not as tasty as I expected, but fragrant. Also, the freshness of that tiger prawn is just incredible. You just won't believe until you taste it! :)

 Pla Sam Sien

Pla Sam Sien

 Pla Sam Sien

Honestly, I never saw this kind of menu in Jakarta. Pla Sam Sien is a stir fried wide noodle; bathed in gooey sauce. Our locals called this as Kwetiauw siram, and yes, it tastes unbelievably delicious. The presence of Bok Choy, Mushroom, and Fish has elevated the whole flavor of it. You might expect for the strong wok hei aroma since it is all there. But still, the real star of this dishes belongs to that wide noodle (kwetiau) which is chewy and fragrant.

 Tom Yam Haeng

Ever heard about stir fried tom yum seafood? If you are not, make sure to try this Tom Yam Haeng. It's simple, aromatic, and addictive. Personally, I never see this kind of menu in Jakarta, and now I am so glad to find it one. However, the portion is too small, and the chili is not that spicy. I do expect for more heat for my liking.

 Mee Krob

The best menu from the list is here. Mee Krob is a stir fried glass noodle with chili and various spices. Once you taste it, you can feel the stickiness of that sauce together with the crispiness of that noodle. Overall, it feels as good as it looks. But, if I come for another round, I would like to ask for an additional omelet on top. It will be perfect to be paired with this menu. 

 Khao Pad Poo

Khao Pad Poo is also stunning. Featuring a simple stir fried rice with succulent pieces of crab meat that will remind you the real taste of Thailand street food. Not as tasty as I imagine, but still delicious.

 Chicken Wing

 Chicken Wing

Still not enough? This golden Chicken Wing might be your last order. The lightly battered on that wing add another dimension of crispiness and crunchiness for your palate. Also, the presence of basil leaf has affected the whole flavor of it. Quite delicious but not my favorite.

Hot Thai Tea

For the beverage, I might recommend you to try the Hot Thai Tea instead of the iced one. It will desaturate the oily and meaty texture after feasting that meal. Another beverage might be found on the menu.

 Tom Tom Kitchen

Tom Tom Kitchen is one of the most anticipated Thai restaurants in Jakarta. Overall, the whole menu is just delicious and pretty satisfying. Nevertheless, it comes in a gorgeous presentation. Just bring your family here and treat them well. Enjoy! :)

Tom Tom Kitchen
Grand Indonesia Shopping Town Level 4
Nearest area: Sudirman, Thamrin, Central Jakarta CityIndonesia
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
Instagram: @tomtom.kitchen




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