Saturday, July 11, 2015

Babura Dim Sum & Steamboat - Pantai Indah Kapuk Jakarta

If you are Medanese, i'm sure 99% that you know this restaurant, even if you ever been to Medan, you probably ever heard this restaurant.

They just opened their first outlet in Jakarta, located at Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK), a familiar place and a very hot spot right now in Jakarta for food bloggers like us and all big foodies like you guys out there.

Since that i'm from Medan, i already know and went to this place quite a  lot since i were just a elementary kid and please let me tell you a little story about this restaurant. At Medan, the restaurant's name is Sangwo and Dimsum Ayong, located at Jl. Babura. The restaurant's journey starts from the owner who people called Ayong, then it became one of the top restaurant at Medan, and because of the street's name, people like to call the restaurant 'Babura'. Sometimes at Medan, if you ask people about 'Babura', people would think that you are asking about the restaurant not the street. Some people even don't know if you said 'Sangwo and Dimsum Ayong' but if you said 'Babura' they will know that you mean the restaurant. This restaurant is crowded at weekday, let alone weekend. Most people like to go there to have breakfast. But personally, i like to have brunch there, to avoid the crowd and the dimsum for me, is perfect dish for brunch.

Back to Jakarta. Here, they used the name 'Babura' because most people don't know if you said 'Sangwo and Dimsum Ayong'. Their location is very strategic in my opinion, because many Medanese in Jakarta live around Pantai Indah Kapuk, Pluit, Muara Karang. Since they're very famous at Medan, i think Medanese at Jakarta will help them to gain popularity in this big capital city.

In case you don't know what is sangwo, it's steamboat. Medanese like to call it sangwo. To be honest, i never try their steamboat, because every time i visit there, i always want to eat their dimsum.

Alright, let me break it down one by one of my favorite dishes there.

Dish's Name :
Kwetiau Goreng Polos

English Version :
Plain Shahe Fen Fried with a little Garlic,
Bean Sprouts and Chinese Cabbage

This has been my favorite that i never miss ordering every time i went here. Available in small portion, medium or large. I could eat 2 portion of large because it is that GOOD !

Rate : 8.5 / 10

Dish's Name :
Mie Goreng Polos

English Version :
Fried Noodle

This dish is also available in small portion, medium or large. Btw, this is my latest favorite dish here ! Actually, my dad recommended this dish, so we ordered one and it really tasted delicious !

Same with kwetiaw, also fried with bean sprouts, garlic and chinese cabbage. 

This simple dish is really recommended !

Rate : 8.5 / 10

Dish's Name :
Bihun Goreng Polos

English Name :
Fried Rice Vermicelli

Available also in 3 sizes of portion. I like everything simple and plain here, so i decided to try their Bihun Goreng Polos once. Comparing to both the dishes above, i have to admit this dish was a little one step behind. It still tasted good but i prefer mie or kwetiaw. 

Well, at least it still worth to try.

Rate : 7.5 / 10

Just for information, Goreng Polos (Plain Fried), for Chinese people usually translate as fried dishes with vegetables only, meat and seafood are  not included to the dishes. The Goreng Polos always use the ingredients, like : Bean Sprout, small chopped Garlic, and Chinese Cabbage.

Dish's Name :
Ayam Goreng Bawang Putih

English Version :
Fried Chicken with Garlic

Another simple dish ! Fried chicken presented with fried garlic. The chicken was cut to small pieces and the texture was nice and also the saltiness level was perfect.

Rate : 8.0 / 10

Dish's Name :

Samcan Rawit Bawang Putih

English Version :
Fried Pork Meat with Garlic

Why this is so good ? The answer is mainly because it is pork ! Very crispy and fried with garlic, scallion. A little bit salty but honestly, i like it. The garlic mixed with scallion also tasted very good !

Rate : 8.5 / 10

Dish's Name :
Lobak Goreng

English Version :
Fried White Radish

Their dimsum are all good and delicious but this is one of my favorite. Medanese call this 'Chai Thau Kwe' which is made from radish. It is also a very traditional chinese food.

Rate : 8.0 / 10

Dish's Name :
Leng Hong Kien

Leng Hong Kien is the icon of the dimsum. Every dimsum restaurant have this dish. This is also my favorite dimsum there. Consist of minced shrimp with mayonnaise dressing. A must try !

Rate : 8.5 / 10

Rate for Babura : 8.5 / 10

Location :
Ruko The Plaza
Jl. Pantai Indah Utara 2
Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta



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