Introducing the new restaurant by Sarirasa Group, GOPEK Restaurant in Grand Indonesia Mall 5th floor, Central Jakarta, it’s a casual Indonesian Peranakan Restaurant that will serve Indonesian comfort food such as Mie Ayam, Bakwan, Nasi Campur, Bakso, etc. The restaurant will open for public starting from 08-08-2017.
After Sate Khas Senayan, Tesate, and 1945 Restaurant, Sarirasa Group continues to promote Indonesian cuisine once again with their new restaurant called GOPEK, as we all know Peranakan cuisine takes a cruicial role in Indonesian culinary, our popular comfort food such as Mie Ayam and Bakso are actually brought by Chinese descent along with their Peranakan culture.
The food focuses more on single-serving dishes from appetizers, main courses, and dessert with relatively affordable price ranging from IDR 9k to IDR 65k, you will find familiar dishes such as Siomay, Bakwan, Bakso, Mie Goreng, Bakmi, Sate, Nasi Campur, etc, all dishes with NO PORK aka Halal.
Located on the 5th floor of Grand Indonesia Mall, Sky Bridge area, the restaurant uses hip casual setting to make trendy yet cozy vibes, at the front area there’s an open kitchen so you can see the chefs in action.
Earlier this week, AnakJajan had a privilege to try the food before it opens for public on 8th August 2017 so we can give you all the first look of their food. Let’s take a look at some of the signature dishes:
Lunpia Goreng IDR 35k
Typical Semarang deep fried spring rolls filled with bamboo shoot and served with green chili and pickles. Gotta love the bamboo shoot filling, it’s nicely cooked without any unpleasant smell typical bamboo shoot so it’s more enjoyable.
Rujak Juhi IDR 45k
Traditional Indonesian style salad consists of juhi or dried squid, veggie, egg noodle, deep fried tofu, and melinjo or belinjo nuts crackers drilled with peanut-based sweet and sour sauce. It’s one of the traditional Indonesian dishes we love that is quite hard to find nowadays, glad that it’s available in GOPEK, it tastes refreshing and very appetizing.
Es Dawet Ayu IDR 38k
Nangka, dawet, bubur taro, tape singkong, tape ketan hitam, bengkoang selasih
Es Kacang IDR 38k
Kacang merah, kacang wedang, kacang hijau kupas, sarang burung, biji teratai, kolang kaling, selasih
Bakso Sengkel IDR 52k
Bakso Sapi, Bakso Ayam, Bakto Rahu, Sengkel
Bakwan Bakso IDR 52k + Bihun IDR 9k
There are 4 types of Bakwan available; Campur, Bakso, Sengkel, or Buntut. The most signature one would be Bakwan Balso with festive ingredients; Bakwan, Bakso Gulung, Bakso Tahu Goreng, Bakso Goreng, Siomay, Bakso Sapi, & Bakso Ayam, you can order noodle or rice noodle with additional IDR 9k.
Anakjajan tried the oxtail version or Bakwan Buntut IDR 67k with Bakwan, Bakso Gulung, Bakso Tahu Goreng, Bakso Goreng, Siomay, & Buntut. The soup is very savory with all festive ingredients where each ingredients has its own distinctive taste and texture, gotta love the tender texture from the oxtail.
Mie Bakso Pangsit IDR 65k
Classic Indonesian dry noodle dish topped with chicken, bean sprout, vegetable and served with deep fried wontons and soup with chicken meatball & beef meatball.
The noodle is springy, it has a mild taste, for us personally it tastes better and more flavorful with chili sauce added into it.
Nasi Gopek Special IDR 47k
Sapi madu, ayam merah, ngohiong, sate sapi, telur pindang, semur sapi
Finally a Halal version of Chinese-style mixed rice that everyone can enjoy since it uses beef and chicken only.
Kolak Ubi IDR 28k
Ubi ungu & orange, bubur kacang, kacang hijau, kolang kaling, tape, santen, gula cendol, kacang gepuk
Bubur Talas IDR 28k
Bubur taro, taro, ketan hijau, ketan hitam, tape, singkong, santan, kelapa sangrai hijau
Jus Tebu Barley Lemon IDR 30k
Me and Mr. Jajan always love sugarcane drink, it’s classic and nostalgic. Here in GOPEK, they bring the sugarcane drink in to the next level by adding lemon and barley. It’s refreshingly delicious!!
Overall, GOPEK is an exciting addition to the culinary scene in Indonesia, double thumbs up for Sarirasa group for their continuous support for Indonesian cuisine. The restaurant is cozy and it can be a quick and casual place for Indonesian comfort food cravings fixed.
Grand Indonesia Sky Bridge, 5th floor, Unit F02-05
Jalan M.H. Thamrin No.1, Central Jakarta, 10310
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