There are abundant opportunities for creativity in Japanese cooking. There is great joy in tasting something for the first time and a concentration of skills in producing an original dish or garnish. As one of the Japanese fusion dishes, creativity is welcome when comes to making omurice!
Omurice is an example of yōshoku (a Western-influenced style of Japanese cuisine) consisting of an omelet made with fried rice and usually topped with ketchup. As a restaurant that specializes in omurice, Sunny Side Up has launched their new menu, Lava omurice, which is one of the most famous classic styles of omurice in Japan.
Due to introduce Sunny Side Up’s Lava Omurice, they held a cooking demo at the pre-launch event to show the original technique from Japan. The different from the ordinary omurice is the soft and fluffy omelet which requires special skills from the chef. The rice was first fried and placed on the plates.
Next up was the egg. Tossing it in a small pan over the stove, the chef skillfully perfected the shape and texture of the omelet, expertly balances the long oval-shaped omelet onto the rice, and then splits it down the middle with a deft slice of his knife. It’s revealing the semi-cooked, molten egg within. Lastly, a demi-glace sauce was poured on top of the glistening yellow egg and topped with some chives. What a food porn!
In this time, Sunny Side Up had launched 3 variants of Lava Omurice, there are Lava Supreme Omurice, Ebiko Lava Omurice, and Yin Yang Lava Omurice. Okay, here is the review.
Lava Supreme Omurice
From all of the variants, this Lava Supreme Omurice has the first that launched by Sunny Side Up on last January 2017. Made up from tomato fried rice with chicken, edamame, and shimeji mushroom, it’s available in 2 selections of sauce, Demi-Glace and Curry. The savory tomato fried rice was good with both of the sauce, but in our personal taste, the demi-glace sauce was better.
Ebiko Lava Omurice
Ebiko (shrimp roe) usually used as a side dish, but this one is quite unique as ebiko is used as the main ingredient. The ebiko fried rice was fragrant and flavorful, tastes better than the tomato fried rice. It’s also available in 2 selection of sauces, there are Soboro and Redspace.
Yin Yang Lava Omurice
As the name indicates, this variant used 2 different sauce on one plate. The sauces are demi-glace and white cream while the rice is ebiko fried rice. For those who want to tastes two different sauce at a time, this Yin Yang Lava Omurice is the answer!
Overall, we’re glad that Sunny Side Up brings the original lava omurice techniques from Japan to the Indonesian market. The cooking process and presentation was attractive that resulting in the molten yet fluffy omelet. The taste was decent and not bad at all, but hopefully, they can improve and resembles the authentic taste of Japanese omurice.
Sunny Side Up
Puri Indah Mall, 2nd Floor
Jl. Puri Indah Raya, Puri Indah
West Jakarta 11610
Opening Hours: Everyday (10 AM – 9 PM)
Spending per pax: IDR 100,000 – IDR 150,000
Value for Money: 6/10
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