Sushi Mori at Central Park, West Jakarta, is a sushi restaurant that is originally from Surabaya, East Java. East Java is famous for the people’s taste preference, which tends to be sweeter than average. When Sushi Mori first came to Jakarta, one of the owners, Amanda Kumala, explained that they needed to adjust the original menu to match the taste preference of the customers in Jakarta.
Creativity thrives well in a free environment. That’s the philosophy that the management in Sushi Mori Jakarta practices. And it has encouraged the sushi chefs in Jakarta to create some interesting twists, adding more to the hall of fame of fusion sushi. For example, the Snow Crab Narudo Roll (crab stick, tobiko and avocado rolled in cucumber, instead of rice) and Ebi Osaka (prawn tempura, crab stick and cheese rolled in omelette).
Also recommended: the Yaki Sake, baked salmon and crab stick that is soft inside and crunchy outside.
Witnessing for myself how the chef meticulously crafted the Snow Crab Narudo Roll, I truly appreciate the art of sushi-making and the most fundamental ingredient: patience and tons of practice to master the art of peeling the cucumber all the way to the core to make a continuous thin rectangular layer of cucumber.
Arranging of the filling requires skill too, it must neither be too full nor too little. Any hollow must be filled with additional filling (the chopped crab stick). When rolling the whole thing together, you use the bamboo rolling mat that is lined with a plastic film to prevent sticking. Even rolling itself takes skill, slowly but surely, and with just the right amount of pressure to prevent over-compacting the sushi.
|Mazeru Salad (chuka hotate, iidako, kurage, wakame) IDR 50,000|
|Fujiyama Roll - smoked salmon, scallop, crab stick IDR 60,000|
|Edamame IDR 14,000|
|Snow Crab Narudo Roll (crab stick, avocado, tobikko) IDR 58,000|
|Yaki Sake IDR 48,000|
|Tori Katsu Teriyaki IDR 30,000|
|Selba, Mrs. Jajan & Jenny rolling their sushi|
|Jenny, Mrs. Jajan & Selba's personal sushi creations|
|Ice Cream Cheese Cake|
|Matcha Ice Cream|
|Binggrae's signature red bead-vanilla ice cream|
Jakarta: Central Park lower ground #115 | Ph: +62 21 56985255
Surabaya: JL. Dr. Soetomo 97 E | Ph: +62 31 5688041
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