Ismaya Group has never disappointed us in term of dining concept as they are very creative and innovative when it comes to creating new restaurants / cafes ideas. Publik Markette is one of Ismaya’s restaurant with canteen style, a unique concept where the customers can choose the foods directly through the food gallery, just like eating in Indonesian warteg, but in a modern way.
Besides the foods that displayed in the food gallery, they also have the a la carte menu. On this early November 2017, Publik Markette has launched their new a la carte menu selection ranging from starters, all day breakfast, Asian, Western, grill, pasta & pizza, and their new concept Sejuice Me which offer healthy juice and smoothies.
Another new thing is, Publik Markette now have Daily Stars menu, which means they a different daily menu selection that available for the customer to create and combine with their own pasta, pizza, rice, and sandwich or you can simply have it by the gram for dining in or take away. So, some of the menus below are the daily stars menu that combined with the selection of rice, pizza, pasta, or sandwich.
The Daily Stars menu available on every day on the schedule as follow:
Monday – Friday (11.30 AM – 2.30 PM & 5.30 PM – 9.30 PM)
Monday: Pork Ribs
Tuesday: Rustic Meatballs
Wednesday: Crispy Pork Belly
Thursday: Rotisserie Chicken
Friday: Salmon Fillet
Saturday – Sunday including Public Holiday (All day)
Saturday: Crispy Pork Belly
Sunday: Wagyu Beef Brisket
To start your dining, there are some new selection such as Banjar Canggu Balinese Chicken Satay (IDR 80,000) with peanut sauce and sambal bali, Publik Nachos (IDR 85,000), house nacho plate with olive, melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, and a choice of chicken or pork, and Chicken Lemongrass “Tom Kha Gai” Coconut Soup (IDR 55,000) . Both the Balinese satay and nachos were good, they’re juicy, crispy, savory, and flavorful while the chicken coconut soup was just standard and nothing special.
All Day Breakfast
If you’re looking to have a breakfast at Publik Markette, we highly recommend you to try Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl (IDR 65,000) with dragonfruit, granola, goji berries, chia seed, and honey yogurt. The ingredients just combined perfectly and it truly refreshing. For heavier breakfast, there are also Aubergine Wrapped Omelet (IDR 65,000) with eggplant, goat cheese, kale, and cherry tomatoes, and Avocado Crostone (IDR 75,000) with poached eggs and smoked cheese on marble rye. But honestly, both of them are not our favorite.
Pasta & Pizza
There’s a lot tempting pasta and pizza selection, such as Pork Belly Pizza, Jalapeno Chicken Pizza (IDR 90,000), Salmon Fillet Carbonara, Rustic Carbonara, etc. For this category, the champion is Pork Belly Pizza with its juicy, tender, and crispy texture combined with mushroom and cheese. Another good creation is Wagyu Beef Brisket with spaghetti and pizza/pasta with rustic meatballs from the daily stars menu.
The grill menu from Publik Markette was just awesome, especially for their Memphis BBQ Chicken Platter (IDR 125,000) with a unique and beautiful presentation. It’s a half roasted chicken with whiskey bbq sauce, pickled onion, corn on a cab. Also the Chicken Kebab Mediterranean Platter (IDR 130,000) with beetroot hummus, pita bread, light quinoa salad, and tzatziki sauce. The chicken was juicy, tender, and flavorful.
Two dishes we highlight in this category are Rotisserie Chicken and BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich (IDR 95,000) with coleslaw, kettle style potato chips, and melted cheddar cheese sauce. Both the chicken and pork are well seasoned and nicely executed with all ingredients.
As for the Asian dishes, we’ve tried their Pork Ribs and Crispy Pork Belly from daily stars menu, combined with Hainan rice and sambal Bali or sambal matah. The crispy pork belly is freaking good with its crispy and crunchy skin texture attached to juicy yet fatty layers of meat. The pork ribs are good as well, it tastes sweet and savory in juicy texture.
Ismaya Group also launched their new brand, Sejuice Me which offers healthy juice and power smoothies. We’re glad that they use fresh and high-quality ingredients which resulting in delicious yet healthy juice and smoothies.
Overall, we had a great dining experience tasting the new daily stars and ala carte menu at Publik Markette. Really impressed with their creative and innovative idea which allows customers to enjoy their own creation meal with daily stars menu selection. The variety and quality of foods were also superb, especially the most memorable Crispy Pork Belly. Good job!
Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
East Mall – Ground Floor (Central Dept. Store)
Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 1
Central Jakarta 10130
Telp: +62 21 235 81281 / +62 21 81282
Opening Hours: Everyday (10 AM – 10 PM)
Spending per pax: IDR 100,000 -IDR 150,000
Value for Money: 7,5/10
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