Let’s face it. Italian and Japanese cuisine went well with each other. Each cuisine pushes the best out of the ingredients and utilizes a no nonsense cooking process that makes it very straightforward but also honest with the taste.
Chef Akira Watanabe with his AW Kitchen restaurants, which apparently famous in Japan and has been spreading its wings only to Indonesia for the past one year, has a modest but richly applauded cold pasta selections.
One of which is the cold capellini with a harmonious combination with lemon sauce, salmon, capers, and ikura. True to its Italo-Japanese fusion theme, this dish incorporates the Japanese classic cold noodle dish with the use of Italian pasta. While in overall the dish still represents more of Japanese flavor rather than Italian, the balance between each can be experienced thoroughly from both the rich taste and also the straightforwardly clean character.
This is without doubt a dish that highlights all my dining experiences for the past few months. As much as I wanted to ask for more, I decided to suppress my whim. But as a result, I want this dish more than ever now!
I shall go right away to AW Kitchen soon! Wanna join? 🙂
PASTA HOUSE AWKITCHEN BY AKIRA WATANABE
Halal-friendly (some of the menu items contain pork and alcohol)
Suitable for vegetarians
Plaza Senayan, Level P4, Jalan Asia-Afrika no. 9, Jakarta – Indonesia
Everyday, mall opening hours
Spend: IDR 100,000 – IDR 150,000 / person