06 Aug Experience 12 Open Kitchens of Satoo Shangri-la Jakarta
Hearing the name of Satoo restaurant might be nothings new for you, and YES! Satoo is one of the restaurants in Shangri-la Hotel Jakarta. As the main restaurant, Satoo opens daily from 6am until 10:30pm to cater breakfast, lunch and dinner. The name of Satoo itself came from Indonesian language which is “Satu” or “One” in English, so make sure the next time you say or mention the name of this restaurant, the pronunciation should be “satu” instead of “sato / satooo” =p
Satoo restaurant also very well known with their wide selection of buffet that inspired by many Asian countries, such as Malaysia, Hong Kong, Chinese, Indian and Japanese. Not even stopped, there are also some Western and Italian buffet counter in Satoo restaurant.
This award-winning restaurant, has 12 open kitchens / stations from Barbeque, Dessert, Indian, Indonesian, Jamu, Noodle, Pasta, Salad, Peking Duck, Sushi, Tepanyaki and Western Station. What an extensive one, with 425 seating capacity, yet, Satoo restaurant is subdivided into 5 sections and 2 semi-private dining rooms.
As for the food, I tried to savour as many varieties as I could, but well, guess I need another chance with extra hours to really experience all the foods that Satoo has offered. I started with small bites sushi and salmon sashimi, then moved to BBQ counter, to try Chicken masala, marinated squid and snapper with coriander. It was nice, but the snapper was a bit too dry.
If you love Indian cuisine, there’s a special station for that! The Indian station offer favourite Indian cuisines such as Indian butter naan, Tandoori chicken, and many different Indian curry such as Prawn curry, Chicken curry. The curry was thick, and smells quiet strong, well, that’s Indian curry. There’s also Rasgulla, a popular cheese-based syrupy sweet dish, wew, I can’t handle the sweetness to be honest.
Next battle to the carving station, the carving of the day was the lamb and I combined it with boiled potato, sauteed mushroom and veggie, plus mushroom sauce for the carving, and that was nice! It was tender, and I loved their sauteed mushroom very much, a bit creamy and tasty!
Hang on there as the next dish is came from the Chinese station, and they were Peking duck, Roast chicken, Salmon skin and Chinese beef blackpepper (the red one, I thought it was pork). Of course the star of the show went to the Peking duck, a Yum one!
At this stage, the level of “full-ness” is about 80%, but I feel like I have to try the Pasta station, so here we go, Fettucini marinara that consist of prawn and salmon, a bit pale for the colour in my opinion, as for the taste was just ok. Another one was the Spinach ravioli with prawn and mushrooms, simple, and delicious.
Right after ordering those 2 kinds of pastas, I feel like my tummy is about to blow, and yeah, that were some of the foods and my experience in Satoo restaurant, Shangri-la Jakarta, and to end my journey, I closed it simply with their desserts and fruit station.
p.s Sorry for only few pictures that I could share, as I was not allowed to take a snap. All of the pictures that I shared is based on the true story, hmm I mean after played such a hide and seek with the staffs =pSatoo Restaurant Shangri-la Hotel Jakarta Kota BNI, Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 1 Jakarta 10220 (021-29229900) www.shangri-la.com/jakarta Buffer dinner Rp.297.000nett / pax inclusive Iced water, tea and coffee