Grand Indonesia is my local hang out place as I come here 3-4 times a week this recent month alone. Jan and I met up with a long term friend of mine for lunch at Publik Markette. The indoor outlet has a smoking and non smoking area, where the smoking corners are towards the window side of the wall (above). Publik Markette does not provide menu on the table. All you need to do is go up the counter and select the foods that you want, and all that you have ordered would be delivered to your table. It is quite a unique play on system and honestly you won’t have any idea how much you are paying because prices are not listed where the foods are.
Yorkshire Pudding, 25 000RP
I ordered the Yorkshire Pudding to start, not for desserts. It was served with mushroom gravy, cheese and herbs. I love this traditional British staple where the English would usually have them for Sunday roasts.
Crushed Potatoes, 25 000RP
Potatoes with the same cheese and herbs used as the Yorkshire Pudding.
Mexican Seafood Rice, 60 000RP
The Mexican Seafood Rice, or Paella was what we would typically say, wasn’t as watery as it should be. Calling it a bowl of fried rice would be more accurate.
Gril Jam Pork Belly, 150 000RP
The Pork Belly was more salted than expected and rice was a nice break off from all that overpowered saltish flavour. The pork belly had a nice texture from the way it was cooked with just enough black pepper gravy poured over for us. We picked a typical main and rice was the side dish that we chose.
Beef Meatballs, 135 000 RPFor the other main, the chef recommended Meatballs and we had to commend them because they tasted like the perfect Swedish meatballs.
Publik Markette offers a variety of food that changes from time to time. Can’t be sure what you have to expect on certain days of the week. But generally, no matter what you order, there’s a certain quality that holds by it, so you don’t have to be afraid with the uncertainty of leaving disappointed.
Grand Indonesia Mall, Lantai Ground, East Mall
Jl. MH Thamrin, Thamrin, Jakarta 10310
Tel: 021 2358 1281
Mon to Sun: 10am-10pm