Have you ever tried visiting a restaurant putting on Western, Indonesian, and Chinese cuisine included in its menus? If have not, Pan & Flip restaurant can be the answer of fulfilling your curiosity. Located at Supermal Karawaci in Tangerang, it becomes one of lip-smacking culinary spots you can visit while having a walk. As we are wondering how each menu will fare, here are the five foods you can gorge yourself on.
1. Sup Iga Sumsum (Bone Marrow Soup)
Perhaps, you will be startled a little bit while looking at it for the first sight. Scary, big, and brown completed with beef chunks and fried shallots. What makes it a little bit perplexing is the presence of straw. At first, we had no idea how to use the straw while having it. When observing the other tables, the way people eat the marrow is by sucking it using the straw. After stabbing it to the center part, just imagine you are having a bowl of porridge with the fragrance of beef. Hmm, isn’t it cool? Judging from the taste, only its delicacy popping up in your mind. However, it looks somewhat strange and not really instagrammable, though.
2. Sate Ayam (Chicken Satay)
Who does not know this meat-skewered meal covered with peanut sauce and sweet soy sauce emblazoned with fried shallots and compressed rice cake? Everybody loves it no matter how expensive and exclusive it is. When being served at most restaurants, we are truly amazed with the food presentation as it looks elegant but only consists of three to five pieces. The taste is actually good, but while considering the price and the portion, we do not think that this is really worth a try. Instead, you can find it at street food as it is cheaper and worth your while.
3. Ifumie Seafood (Crunchy Noodle Seafood)
As noodle is originated from the Eastern part of Asia, especially in China, ifumie becomes one of the attractive noodle dish because of its crunchy and nest-shaped presentation along with capcay (Chinese typical vegetable cuisine). Only a few Chinese restaurants in Indonesia is ifumie commonly served – you are lucky enough to find this menu at this restaurant, folks. The chunks of seafood are quite abundant, but the soup is a little bit much. Despite its presentation, never underestimate its delectable taste ever!
4. Spaghetti Aglio E Olio
Aglio e olio, in Italy means with garlic and oil, is a traditional Italian type of pasta dish originated from Napoli district. Consisting of garlic, olive oil, parsley leaves and dried red chili flakes, this menu becomes another top recommended one at this restaurant especially as its scrumptious, simple and unforgettable taste is something mind-blowing. Looking at its presentation, you can see the red and green colors blended perfectly, making it so instagrammable. However, the salty taste from the cuisine is a little bit overwhelmed, triggering the overwhelmed thirst aftertaste as well.
5. Banana Waffle
Having a visit at Pan and Flip restaurant will not be completed without ordering its signature dessert, banana waffle with caramel sauce. From the look, you can see several slices of banana, a piece of spongy waffle cake with vanilla ice cream at the top and small glass of caramel sauce next to it. For us, the combination between those ingredients are mouth-watering and unique. However, the waffle itself cannot really satisfy your sweet mouth as you will not realize that it is gone only in seconds.
From what we eat, these scores are just naturally coming up inside our brains.
- Taste: 3,5 out of 5
- Price: 4 out of 5
- Menu satisfaction: 3,5 out of 5
In brief, what we like the most is the concept of restaurant itself in involving Indonesian, Western, and Chinese culinary traits into one as well as its affordable price below IDR 50,000,- on each menu. However, it is quite impossible to visit here during lunch time as it becomes horribly crowded, making you lose your appetite slowly.
Wanting to spare your time visiting the restaurant? Or looking for more foods we try? STAY TUNE with the Part 2 culinary journey at Pan & Flip restaurant!