TeSaTe Pacific Place

March 22, 2015 Ellyna Tjohnardi
Hello again! It's been too long since my last blog post and I miss writing so much already! Sorry for the hiatus, my laptop had a technical glitch and I sent it for repair at the service center. So I passed the days and a weekend without my laptop around, it actually feels very weird and I feel like something's missing from my life. Well, at least I still have my tablet to keep me company, but still it feels different...

Oh well, that's just a little bit about my lack of update the past week, so now I'm back, alive and kicking and I'm going to share with you, about TeSaTe Restaurant. It was first opened in Plaza Senayan a few years back, but it was not until the 3rd branch, that I made a visit to TeSaTe and now I totally regret it, because I've missed such a good Indonesian restaurant!! My loss... *sobs
TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)
Traditional is still the best cooking method
TeSaTe is a sister brand of Sate Khas Senayan and Sate Khas Express chain of restaurants, but it is a more premium class than the former brands. If not everyone is familiar with TeSaTe, they will surely recognize the iconic Sate Khas Senayan, which outlets can be found almost everywhere in Jakarta and in a few other satellite towns.

Anyway, better be late than never, right? Recently I visited the restaurant at Pacific Place recently and had a meal in one of the 3 spacious VIP rooms, each of those have different capacities ranging from 10-25 pax. The VIP rooms are located at a different side of the restaurant than the main dining area, so even if it is not entirely closed, your privacy is still guaranteed. Have a look inside:
TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)
The VIP Rooms

This is the kind of place that I imagine, would host various corporate functions or events, such as lunch / dinner meetings, celebrations, etc. Pacific Place is surrounded by premium office buildings and high end residential anyway and is strategically located at the heart of SCBD. The rest of the restaurant is a spacious area with high ceiling and minimalistic modern furniture...
TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)
TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)
The more casual cafe-like part of TeSaTe's Pacific Place branch
TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)
TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)

Pretty soon after making our orders, the food started to come and boy, do they look seriously mouthwatering!
TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)
TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)

So, here's a more detailed look of the food that we ordered:
Tahu Udang Berontak - prawn & mushrooms-stuffed inside fried tofu
Tahu Udang Berontak TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)
Tahu Udang Berontak IDR 64,000
Sayur Lodeh - Indonesian soup / stew of long beans, tempeh, kikil (beef tendon), stink beans in milky coconut broth.
Iga Sapi Paniki - premium beef ribs, slow cooked and served with stir-fried tripe, chili and herbs.
TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)
Left: Sayur Lodeh IDR 65,000
Right: Iga Sapi Paniki IDR 135,000
Brown Rice TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)
Steamed Brown Rice IDR 16,000
TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)
Left: Kepiting Soka Mangga Muda IDR 125,000
Right: Strawberry Fruit Mix IDR 39,000
Sate Ayam Madura - grilled chicken meat, skin and egg on skewers, served with sweet peanut sauce.
Sate Ayam Madura TeSaTe Pacific Place (www.culinarybonanza.com)
Sate Ayam Madura IDR 65,000
*burp, oops! I didn't expect to food to come in such generous portion, that even a few of us couldn't finish them all and had to ask for take away (I hate wasting food) and had to skip the dessert. So, although the price may look steep compared to its competitors, actually the balance is compensated in the portion. TeSaTe is thus perfect for sharing with a large group of friends / colleagues. But fret not, if you happen to come here alone, there's actually a few Mixed Rice combo on the menu (rice and a few side dishes in smaller portion, enough for 1 person). I shall definitely look forward to coming back again in the near future :)

*) Prices are subject to Government Tax & Service Charge

Open Hours: 10.30 AM - 10 PM (daily)

TeSaTe Restaurant
Pacific Place Mall, Level 5, Unit 62-63
Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 52-53 (SCBD - Sudirman Central Business District)
South Jakarta - 12190
Ph: +6221 57973653
For other locations of TeSaTe, click here.
Twitter: @tesateresto
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