If you're looking for something different in the neighborhood of Pantai Indah Kapuk, head over to Epigastro. The recently opened bistro doesn't come with the same concept as the others, in a good way. The moment you step inside, you will be pleased by the natural lighting and green plants welcoming you, making you feel that you somehow are inside a green house, with indoor nature surrounding you.
Epigastro is located in the same venue as Epitome, a fitness centre at the upper floor. I'm not too sure if they are under the same management, but looking from the similar name, they might be. Other than what the kitchen serves on the main courses, expect to find some healthy options such as fresh juices, pittaya bowl and selections of salads. They also have a small section dedicated on selling breads, muesli and granola.
Moving on to the food...
Sweet Potato Fries IDR 30.000,-
Yellow and purple sweet potato fries served with garlic aioli.
Their sweet potato fries are so good! It might not stay crunchy as long as we hope they will, but it didn't make them less yum, even when they turned a bit flabby, the fries still enjoyable, especially since they weren't oily nor greasy at all. And the garlic aioli? Heaven. Light with a bit of saltiness. Just the kind of light bites we don't mind to have again and again.
Beef Parmigiana IDR 120.000,-
Pan fried breaded beef cutlet with cheese and nori, served over organic pasta.
A great main course indeed. The beef cutlet, despite it was pan fried, was succulent and juicy, no dryness at all. We, particularly enjoyed the tenderness so much. The organic pasta, though it might need a little more seasoning, was well cooked. Definitely a must order.
Pan Seared Snapper IDR 150.000,-
Crispy pan seared red snapper fillet, served with pink mashed, kluwak sauce, served with white quinoa, raisin and almond.
As pretty as the plating might look like, unfortunately this was the least of our favorite. The snapper was cooked too long that it became too dry. Surprisingly, out of my surprise, I enjoyed the quinoa quite much, though it wasn't something I'd choose on daily basis.
Our first lunch session at Epigastro was delightful. The service was prompt and polite, food serving didn't take long and the food was enjoyable.
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Ruko Crown Golf Blok A No. 57
Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Raya
Pantai Indah Kapuk
Ph. +6221 29523999, 29523777
Opening hours: 10am - 10pm
Price range: 35k - 160k