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Iftar with Authentic Japanese Dishes at Edogin – Food

Risty Nurraisa (The Jakarta Post)

Jakarta ●
Thu 21 April 2022

2022-04-21
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Break the fast with delicious all-you-can-eat teppanyaki dishes and more under strict sanitation protocol at Edogin in Central Jakarta.

Tucked away on the ground floor of Mulia Senayan Hotel in Central Jakarta, Edogin welcomed diners after several weeks off due to the third wave of COVID-19 that recently hit the city. Although restrictions are easing, the Japanese restaurant remains serious about implementing the health protocol with attention to safety and comfort.

Besides the usual procedure – like checking in with the Peduli Lindungi app and wearing face masks – each table is equipped with a transparent glass divider in the middle. This means customers can still chat and enjoy their food without breaking health protocol. Customers can also take one of tatami rooms for a more private dining experience, whether with a group of family, friends or colleagues. Jakarta Post was invited to Edogin’s iftar (breaking the fast) event on April 13.

Sanitary protocol: Each table is equipped with a transparent glass partition in the middle. (Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta) (Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta/Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta)

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A plate of takjil (fast-breaking snack) consisting of a date and a few slices of kue lapis (Indonesian layered cake) are served on the table for each guest to break their fast. Customers can order their food a la carte. But better yet, scan the bar buffet several minutes before iftar time and choose your favorite dishes directly from the cooking stations.

At Edogin, food selection at the buffet is simple and safe. While customers wait in front of the buffet bar, waiters approach and take their orders. Customers can then move on to the next buffet bar to order more food, or return to their table and wait for staff to bring their chosen dish.

When it’s time for iftar, it’s best to start with some light dishes. The sushi and sashimi menu is the perfect first choice. Sashimi selections include fresh salmon and tuna or a mix of the two with slices of tako (Octopus). The sushi varieties are also sumptuous, ranging from nigiri like unagi (eel) and ebi from sushi (shrimp) to Chirashi sushi with fresh fish like kajiki (swordfish belly), snapper and crab sticks.

Delicious sushi rolls are also prepared. Try the tasty spicy tuna rolls where nori (seaweed) meets sashimi-grade tuna or California rolls, an upside-down sushi roll (uramaki) composed of cucumber, crab meat (or imitation crab) and avocado.

Fresh Fish: Sashimi selections include fresh salmon and tuna or a mix of the two with slices of tako (octopus).  (Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta)Fresh Fish: Sashimi selections include fresh salmon and tuna or a mix of the two with slices of tako (octopus). (Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta) (Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta/Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta)

Choice of salmon and tuna tataki (lit: pounded; a traditional Japanese cooking technique) – or a mix of both and snapper – adds more options to the appetizer menu. Each tataki is accompanied by a sesame garnish and yuzu vinaigrette, which bring out the freshness of the meat.

A variety of soups can help keep the evening warm, including a bowl of Sukiyaki, consisting of beef, tofu, mushrooms and vegetables with broth. Another option is chicken ramen. Consisting of noodles, a boiled egg, a succulent chicken and a delicious broth, the chicken ramen is served in a light portion, which makes it a good choice as an appetizer.

Moving on to main courses, customers can order seafood and meat at the robatayaki (grilled station) and teppanyaki, where dishes are cooked on a large flat metal plate. the robatayaki the station offers fresh products hohoniku (tuna fore cheek), Gindara Saiyko (black cod with miso) and salmon head as seafood options. Robatayaki meat options include chicken breast, beef, and lamb. During this time, the teppanyaki The station features a choice of succulent prawns, calamari, green mussels, beef tenderloin and a variety of mushrooms like enoki and shitake.

The dessert bar is equally tempting. Coffee jelly, on the other hand, is served with cream and has a balanced, bittersweet flavor. Ice cream selections, such as chocolate and matchaare also available for a delicious sweet closure.

Appetizers: Edogin offers a variety of delicious starters, such as salmon and tuna tataki.  (Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta)Appetizers: Edogin offers a variety of delicious starters, such as salmon and tuna tataki. (Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta) (Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta/Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta)

Ramadan Promotions in Mulia Senayan

The Ramadan experience at Hotel Mulia Senayan does not stop at Edogin. Guests can also savor a delicious international iftar menu at the Cafe which offers not only Indonesian dishes like oxtail soup, but also international dishes such as cheese naan, a variety of pastas and desserts. Table8 Chinese restaurant presents a mouth-watering selection of delicious oriental dishes such as dim sum, pigeon soup and roast chicken with Peking duck.

The Café and Table8 also serve diners with a strict sanitary protocol. Each restaurant, including Edogin, has also prepared refreshing mocktails made with coconut water, basil seeds and fresh watermelon chunks for a revitalizing iftar.

Send some love: exclusive baskets of different shapes, sizes and styles are available at the hotel's patisserie and chocolate factory.  (Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta)Send some love: exclusive baskets of different shapes, sizes and styles are available at the hotel’s patisserie and chocolate factory. (Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta) (Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta/Courtesy of Mulia Senayan Hotel, Jakarta)

Guests wishing to send some love to close friends and family can head to the hotel’s patisserie and chocolate shop and pick out their perfect Ramadan gift. From Mulia gift cards to exclusive baskets in different shapes, sizes and styles, a variety of appropriate gifts are available.

The shop also offers a variety of special cakes, including Ramadan Dallah Cake. With a design resembling the shape of a dallah (an Arab coffee pot), the cake includes pistachios, pistachio cream, cocoa nibs and chocolate whipped cream – be sure to order at least 24 hours in advance.

For reservations and more information, please contact +6221574777 or log on to www.hotelmulia.com.