Jl. Bhakti no. 15, Senopati Jakarta; and
Jl. Radio Dalam Raya No. 15
On Kartini Day (okay, I’m a lazy bum needing almost a week to do a post), my male bestie (I have proof that man and woman can be bestfriends! Yosef and I have been bestfriends for 14 years and counting and no, he is not gay) and I had lunch at Steak Hotel Holycow Senopati. The joint at Senopati has larger space than the one on Radio Dalam so I prefer to come to their Senopati branch (of course, because it’s also oh-so-close to my office).
I ordered Wagyu Ribeye Steak with blackpepper sauce. The service was very quick, I think my order came in less than 15 minutes. And the steak? Hmmmmmhhhh…. it’s very tender. It kinda melt in my mouth. I love every bit of the moo-moo meat but…. the blackpepper sauce was a disappointment. It’s too salty for my taste and I could hardly taste the blackpepper. So I just did a tiny dab of the sauce with my cut steak and I flew to heaven.
Yosef ordered Wagyu Sirloin Steak. I asked him what he thought about his order and he said it was so-so. He wasn’t impressed because the steak did not meet his expectation of what a wagyu steak should be. I was kinda surprised when I heard it. I mean, I was so in love with my steak and how come my friend who ordered a wagyu as well could have quite a different opinion. It’s the same wagyu, it just the meat came from different parts of moo-moo pampered body. Unfortunately, I did not take a bite of his food to offer my opinion because I asked him about lunch when we’re already on our way to get dessert somewhere else.
Overall, I like Holycow and definitely will come back again, definitely for their Wagyu steaks though. Where else can you get a Wagyu steak for under IDR 150k?
I don’t particularly like to review a franchise or resto with too many branches (not that I don’t like them, it’s just that they are usually a pretty safe choice to have your meals. The food at franchised or those with tens of branches are usually just mediocre or just too popular that no one needs convincing) but it was an easy Saturday and I was in the mood of easy writing (and bad photos. sowwwiiee.). So be warned, this entry might not be informative at all (yeah, like my other writings are.. hehehe).
Well, my dad (aka Datu’ aka Raissa’s grandpa), Raissa, and myself went to PIM2 checking out some jackets for dad then lunch. When deciding on where to eat, the decision fell on Takigawa because it offered 50% off if paying using BNI credit card. It would be silly not to eat there, yea? Yup, I thought so too
We ordered 2 main dishes and shared them among the three of us. Takigawa Kamameshi (eel, crab, salmon, scallop, prawn, chicken and vegetable-steamed rice) and Kushiyaki Platter (9 pieces combination of satay made of ox-tongue, prawn, cheese filled sausage, beef bacon, chicken, chicken skin, shitake mushroom, chicken gizzard, and chicken wing). I found the meals were pleasant. It tasted not out-of-this world but it certainly was good enough for me and my Dad. Raissa also ate well there, so that’s a pretty good sign.
Dad also ordered Peanut Colada, which was very nice as well as I was told. I didn’t take a sip but Dad said it was good and he finished it with little help from a cute babygirl.
On a second thought, this might not be a review after all. I just wanna tell everyone that I had a lovely afternoon with a good lunch as an ending. And a reminder for those who hold BNI credit card, rush there while the 50% off offer lasts. Pssst, Pizza Marzano also offers the same deal