When steakhouses become too mainstream, then it’s time for the hybrid meat shop. Meet The Cook Shop, a place where you can find fine beef cuts and a restaurant under the same roof!
If you ever feel bored of buying local meat with the same cut over and over again, be it at your usual butcher at the wet market or the local supermarket, then it is time for you to try something new. Interestingly enough, within the past few years, Jakarta has seen the emergence of the fresh, hybrid concept of meat shop and restaurant at the same place. The Cook Shop is one of them.
As a member of the Japfa Group, a well-known manufacturer of dairy and poultry products, The Cook Shop products range from fresh milk, chicken nuggets, seafood, and even beef and unagi. The beef in particular, come from locally grown Australian cows, brought here when were around 18 months old.
Two brands of beef available here are Santori and Tokusen – the latter came from wagyu breed. Some of the cuts are familiar to Indonesians such as the oxtails or silverside corned beef. The tenderloin
cuts come from the elite Tokusen line and divided into several marbling categories. Additionally, smoked beef and bacon are also available here alongside less popular cuts such as shin and knuckle.
Another thing that makes The Cook Shop worth the visit is its private restaurant, available at your disposal for minimum reservation of 10 people and three days in advance. The restaurant serves a menu according to what the guests wish and it is said that it’s always fully booked during Ramadhan. On regular basis, this part of The Cook Shop is often used as a venue for cooking classes or shoots involving famous local chefs like Chef Arnold Poernomo and the Australian Masterchef Junior contestants Isabella and Sofia Bliss.
THE COOK SHOP
Halal-friendly (the slaughtering method to be confirmed, but dairy products are all halal-certified)
Unsuitable for vegetarians
Jalan Hang Lekir I no. 15, Jakarta – Indonesia
Facebook: The Cook Shop
Opening hours: Everyday, TBA
Featured in THE FOODIE MAGAZINE March 2014 edition
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Photos by: Dennie Benedict