Introducing O M JI Modern Asian Fried Chicken, new place in town serving legit good Taiwanese-style fried chicken with modern twist in Jakarta. Their first outlet is located in Pondok Indah Mall 2 Skybridge, while the other outlet opening soon is located in Neo Soho.
Since our visit to Taiwan a few years ago, we’ve been craving for Taiwanese fried chicken, we love that in Taiwan, their fried chicken has a very juicy texture on the inside while incredibly crispy on the outside. Finally we got our cravings fixed at O M JI Modern Asian Fried Chicken.
O M JI offers fried chicken with unique modern twist, there are 5 options available; O M JI Original, Spicy, BBQ Nori, Chizu and Gangnam including a few options of drinks and fries. The shop looks very chic with colorful ornaments, there are a few seats but they focus more on the takeout.
AnakJajan heard that they only use chicken breast for their menu, to maintain the juicy texture, they marinade the chicken for 48 hours with 13 secret herbs before deep frying it with special technique.
O M JI Original IDR 47k
Our first impression would be the size of the chicken, it’s seriously huge and thick! The batter has an uber crispy texture but not greasy, then chicken is indeed juicy and tasty despite of using chicken breast, as juicy as the one we had in Taiwan. BRAVO!
The seasoning is also impressively delicious despite they use NO MSG at all. The original one has a nice peppery and savory taste with mix of 13 herbs. If you’re still considering on which flavor to get, start with the original one because it’s so good!
O M JI Spicy IDR 47k
While Mr. Jajan’s 1st fav is original, my 1st fav would be the Spicy one. It’s similar with original one but with spicy taste, the savory peppery yet spicy flavor combination is incredibly addictive!!
O M JI BBQ Nori IDR 47k
For this one, the fried chicken is beautifully glazed with rich bold BBQ sauce and sprinkled with seaweed, perfect for those who enjoy fried chicken with bold sauce seasoning. The taste BBQ sauce is more dominating while seaweed flavor is more subtle but we’re still able to taste it.
O M JI Chizu IDR 52.5k
The most fancy looking fried chicken topped with generous amount of melted cheese on top. It’s crispy, savory yet cheesy, love the fact that they put seasoning on top of the chicken first before adding cheese to give it more flavor kick.
O M JI Gangnam IDR 47k
Inspired by the taste of Korean food, expect to find sweet and spicy Korean style sauce with roasted sesame seed.
O M JI Fries IDR 35k
Surprisingly it doesn’t taste as heavy as our expectation (in a good way). The fries are topped with corn and homemade sauce for delightful creamy sensation but just in the right level.
O M JI signature Papaya Milk IDR 18k
OMG IT’S DELICIOUS! We could never have imagined that a simple combination like this can taste so good because we’re not a big fan of papaya. It’s fruity but not overly milky without any unpleasant smell from papaya at all. Give it a try and trust us, you’ll love it if you love fruit smoothie.
Ice Lemon Tea IDR 15k
The sweet sour refreshing taste combination makes a perfect companion for any deep fried dish.
Ice Thai Tea IDR 15k
Overall, O M JI is easily in our top list for tasty crispy fried chicken in town. It’s seriously the most juicy and satisfying one we’ve had in Jakarta. The juicy chicken breast, the crunchy texture, it brings back good memories we had in Taiwan.
O M JI – Modern Asian Fried Chicken
Pondok Indah Mall 2
South Skywalk 1st Fl
Neo Soho (Opening Soon)
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