Taste the spice-rich dishes typical of Southeast Asia in Seribu Rasa

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With an elegant tropical-style interior concept that gives the impression of an exotic restaurant and suitable for taking a pictures (photo: IO/Aldo)

IO, Jakarta – Jakarta Menteng area has long been known as a cultural heritage area, particularly the Dutch East Indies era of architectural heritage. Along with lifestyle changes in society, most of the old dwelling in the region serve as the commercial building without leaving the hallmark of the original form. One is the Seribu Rasa Resto which serves Southeast Asian flavors. The restaurant is located at Jalan Haji Agus Salim 128 Menteng, Central Jakarta, being one of the favorite restaurants in the capital. Dining place not only has a strategic location but also flanked by an office building in downtown. The interior of this tropical style also gives the impression of an exotic and suitable for selfies.

According to Clement Mathias, Liaison Officer Seribu Rasa Restaurant, tropical building principle is also applied in the architecture of this restaurant, with the presence of three masses of buildings separated by a courtyard in the (inner courtyard) in the middle and back of the land.

“The concept of inner courtyard which is equipped by an ornamental plant and successfully optimizes the entry of natural light and fresh air circulation, uniting the atmosphere of space in the external environment,” he said.

He also revealed that the concept of a restaurant with outdoor atmosphere is indeed an advantage to Seribu Rasa and distinguishes it from other restaurants along the line of malls in Jl. Thamrin and Menteng. This is because the designers purposely extended the entrance to the front courtyard to advance and place the main dining area in the two-storey building in the middle of the area so that the customers who come can completely lose themselves from the hectic lives outside and settle into a more relaxed atmosphere permeating this resto.

This restaurant is rich in Southeast Asian flavors of the food from all over Asia. Both in variety and taste including the types of their delicious Binjai Fried Chicken, scrumptious Butter Sauce Crab, crispy Fried Fish Jurong, as well as the joy of Lamb Honey Sauce, it provides a delightful culinary experience. Moreover, if you try the sampled shrimp rolls as an appetizer Tempoe Doeloe. To complete your course, a sensation of Ketan Malacca Durian drinks accompanied by breezy Brastagih definitely makes your dining atmosphere became special.

It is not surprising if the restaurant has been visited by various important people from all parts of the world such as UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, the former First Lady and United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Portuguese former international soccer player Luis Figo, as well as the Vice President of Indonesia Boediono as well as many other public figures.

If you are interested in a number of food and beverages in Seribu Rasa Resto namely, Shrimp Roll Tempoe Doeloe, Popia Strait, Curried Fish Head Lake, Grilled Jumbo Prawn South Beach, Jerky Balado Two Flavor, Vegetable Lontong Medan. While drinks like Cool Sejong, breezy Brastagi, Home Made Lime Ice Tea. The price of food in this restaurant ranges from Rp 39,000 to Rp 150,000 per menu.

However, before deciding to eat at this resto, you must make reservations in advance by phone a few hours earlier, or at least to be safe one or two days earlier. If you choose to come directly, then you must be tolerant to accept rejection as they have a lot of customers who have lined up first. This restaurant which was founded in 2007, now has two other branches in Gandaria City and Lotte Shopping Avenue Jakarta.

If you want to enjoy the typical dishes of Southeast Asia, Resto Seribu Rasa is the right choice for you taste the delicious dishes with rich spices. (aldo)