Thanks to Indonesian Food Blogger and Kemang Steak for letting me joining another foodie meet up, where I can meet new people who share exactly the same passion with me. Located at PIK, Kemang Steak is actually not a newly established restaurant. It’s been one of the most legendary steak house, which was started back then in 1992 at Kemang. For 16 years starting 1993, the outlet moved to Jalan Haji Nawi. It was then closed for around 5 years, and came back again this year, bringing the new modern concept.
The venue was a quite spacious 2-storey building, located next to Naughty Nuri’s. The place was cozy as it was now a restaurant, instead of warung steak. The service was highly pleasant as well, since the waiters and waitresses were very responsive and able to provide great reference for the recommended dishes. Not only that, all the owners were also very friendly.
As the core distinctive point, all the meat of Kemang steak were not marinated and would immediately be grilled on coconut shell charcoal. Besides, in prior to the grilling process, the meat would be covered with special sauce, which was basically the family’s recipe of the owner. Thus, during the grilling process, the sauce would be perfectly seeped into the meat. Not to forget, their signature barbeque sauce, which you could enjoy with your steak as much as you wished.
The steak itself was actually steak that has been adjusted to suit Indonesian’s taste bud. Thus, it would always be served with the “Indonesian salad”, which was basically the combination of carrot, snaps, and corn sautéed together. Regarding the meat quality, you needn’t worry as all the meat served here was imported ones. For the carbo part, there were several choices provided; ranging from potato wedges, mashed potato, and of course the one any Indonesian would always request, rice. For me, both their potato wedges and mashed potato were must-try! The potato wedges were perfectly friend into golden-brown, with crispy texture outside but very smooth inside. It was well-seasoned and you could strongly felt the rich taste. On the other hand, the mashed potato also perfectly suited my preference as it was so moist and it had slight milk taste.
Mashed Potatoes (IDR 25k)
My personal order was the Beef Ribs, whose size was apparently quite small. The taste was quite good as it was well-seasoned, but I had to admit that this one was not my favorite. If I might suggest, I guessed it would be far better with less fat.
Australian T-Bone 150gr (IDR 60k)
Australian Rib Eye (IDR 75k)
I was so happy finding out that we were also served with several dishes to be shared. Besides, I did try some of my friends’ dishes. For the beef ones, I had Australian Sirloin, T-Bone, and Rib Eye. Taste wise, they were pretty much the same as the sauce was actually similar. I guessed the doneness level for all of them were medium-well. Though the T-Bone was slightly over-cooked, the sirloin and rib eye were perfectly cooked, since you still could see the pink color at the middle part. These two were tender and juicy. If you asked me which one was the best, I would answer that it depended on your preference regarding which part you enjoyed the most. As I preferred the thinner part, I would go for Sirloin. However, if I might choose, Tenderloin would definitely be lovelier as it definitely would have less fat.
Salmon (IDR 75k)
Red Snapper (IDR 75k)
Besides beef, I did try two of their fish-steak selections, Salmon and Red Snapper. Surprisingly, I loved the fish steak far more than the beef one, especially the Salmon. For me, Kemang Steak’s Salmon was surely not to be missed. It was so fresh that the texture was so soft and the skin was flawlessly crispy. Additionally, the seasonings were balanced, letting your taste bud to be pampered with the luscious taste.
Mixed Juice (IDR 20k)
Kemang Steak also had several signature beverages, all of which I tried today. This mixed juice was the blend of broccoli and kiwi, topped with various small-cut fruits. You could enjoy the health benefit without having to feel the veggie taste on your taste bud.
Es Kemang Cincau (IDR 25k)
Another one was Es Kemang Cincau, which served the combination of green grass jelly, basil, and syrup. It indeed looked simple, but the taste was actually nice and refreshing.
Fresh Lime Kemang (IDR 20k)
If you thought the previous two were quite heavy for beverages, then you might go for their Fresh Lime. Added with a little sugar, this drink delivered you sweet, sour, and refreshing taste simultaneously in a single glass.
In a nutshell, Kemang Steak is a restaurant where you can enjoy Indonesian version of steak in a modern ambiance, which you'll rarely find with other steak houses selling similar types of dishes. For you who wants to give a try for Kemang Steak, I recommend you their Salmon Steak; while for beverages, you might taste their signature ones. Talking about price, you needn't worry as all the dishes at Kemang Steak are highly affordable. The steaks range from IDR 55k to IDR 105k, while the beverages start from IDR 5k up to IDR 25k. If you live around PIK area, Kemang Steak even provides delivery service so you can enjoy the steak at your home. Happy trying!
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