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Umaqita, Indonesian Heritage Dining with Beautiful Ambiance.

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After a long break from writing blogs, now this will be my first article in 2021. It is undeniable that the pandemic condition still worrying us every day where the number of positive is increasing day by day. However, we also cannot stop doing to do activities for our living. Less going outside, only necessary matter or for work to be done.

Well, this time even though in a pandemic, the restaurant business still has to run and there are even several new restaurants that are trying to move on due to this pandemic, such as Umaqita. This restaurant has just started operating in January 2021, located in Ruko Golf Island which is next to Pantjoran PIK area.

From the front, it can be seen clearly the signage of Umaqita. Then the exterior is added by the green color that really stand-out when passing this area. The atmosphere of the interior is pretty charming, the nuances of green in various dept of color and some greenery are currently becoming a trend, then several spots with paintings on the wall that resemble the traditional vibes. And some patterns on the floor make it more festive.

At first, you will catch up this is a Balinese restaurant since there also some Balinese writing on some side of the restaurant.  But based on the menu concept offered, Umaqita provides a variety of Indonesian dishes from several regions. Before I am going to tell what else I've tried here, FYI they also provide a buffet style where you able to choose any kind of dish you like that displayed at the restaurant. Ok, here some dishes:

1. Mie Godog Jawa (Rp 59.000)
This classic Javanese menu is one of Umaqita's signature. The noodles are slightly dense intensity with a sweet and savory taste just suits to the Javanese taste, it is also served along with pieces of prawns which are certainly tempting. This is very different from the typical of Sumatra noodles where I came from. This menu is worth to try.

2. Sate Lilit Ayam (Rp 29.000)
The menu is definitely familiar to us. This Balinese satay is often found in various Indonesian restaurants. Made of grounded chicken and shaped into the stick, I think the taste is pretty standard, savory enough but I can tell it is quite different compare to original Bali which is stronger aroma of spices. It is served along with Sambal Matah, but I think it too dominant with the garlic and less spicy.

3. Lempah Kuah Ikan Tenggiri (Rp 59.000)
This menu is clearly from Sumatra, Mackerel fish cooked in sour savory soup with spices, pineapple, and citrus that gives a fresh sensation. Fish cooked until tender, this menu is highly recommended to be enjoyed with warm white rice or they also provide a kecombrang rice.

4. Tuna Jaw (Rp 99.000)
This is also one of the signatures. A large piece of tuna jaw is cooked in thick soup, using various herbs and spices so that it has a fragrant aroma. Delicious with a combination of coconut milk so that is rich in flavor. It's just that the tuna is a bit dry, not moist enough. This food will be also enjoyable with warm white rice.

5. Paru Goreng Cabe Ijo
Must be ordered menu, fried beef lungs into thin pieces so crunchy and added with spicy green chili. Simple but addicting indeed. You'd don't need much explanation, you can imagine how is it taste.
The whole dining experience at Umaqita is certainly memorable. Enjoy a variety of local heritage cuisines that suit Indonesian. In addition, the restaurant atmosphere is stunning and comfortable. It's just that the front area is pretty warm somehow, with no air conditioner, so it follows the weather condition at the moment.
What deserves thumbs up is the affordable price compared to premium Indonesian restaurants in general. Then the serving of food is quite generous can be shared by 1-2 people. For parking, I guess you should know at first, this area is pretty crowded especially during the weekend which many people go to Pantjoran PIK. But no worries, they got a spacious parking lot, only maybe you get to walk a bit further to reach the restaurant.

Ruko Golf Island, Blok D No. 57-59, Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk,
Pejaringan, North Jakarta
Tel: +62 821 1139 9855


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