BAM! (Plaza Indonesia)

BAM! is a new franchise from Singapore brought to Indonesia. This unique restaurant features two types of cuisine that serves both Japanese and Spanish food.

I was amazed by the design and layout of the restaurant as I entered. The ceilings are decorated with geometric shapes and tables are finished with black top marbling.

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As for the food, it tastes pretty unique. I never had Japanese-Spanish food fused together. I’ve got to say, this restaurant knows how to tickle your tastebuds.
I was first served Pasta a la pancha, burrito with ricotta and truffle. This was an amazing entree. The smell is just wonderful. Truffle oil always smells the bomb. And the truffle was a bit crispy and pasta cooked to perfection.

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Pasta a la plancha, Burrata, Summer truffle (299 IDR) (+300 IDR with Saga Beef)

Pasta a la plancha, Burrata, Summer truffle (299 IDR) (+300 IDR with Saga Beef)

Secondly, the chef, Arturo Hernandez himself served the sotong to me. This is one of their favourite dishes in Singapore. Their baby sotong is tempura fried, and it is served with chorizo (a type of sausage) and egg that’s not cooked yet. A unique feature about this dish is you got to mix everything all together so the flavour would blend in.
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Kampon Egg, baby sotong, Chorizo (90 IDR)

The following dish was the Spanish prawns. These prawn heads were mashed so the sauce would come out. The sauce is then spread over the prawn’s body as a sauce. This is a unique dish you should not miss when you try the restaurant.

Spanish Prawn “Carabinero”, Rosemary, Lime (299 IDR)

Spanish Prawn “Carabinero”, Rosemary, Lime (299 IDR)

Spanish Prawn “Carabinero”, Rosemary, Lime (299 IDR)

To finish filling in my belly after 4 dishes I had the beef tongue and the paella. The beef tongue was rich in texture and it was all kinds of delicious! The tartar sauce really complements the beef tongue as the meat itself was tender and not hard at all. The paella, is an explosion of flavours, a bit spicy, and I am not sure what makes it tasty but it might be the soft shell crab because I have a soft spot for it. The crunchiness of the soft shell crab mixed with the paella rice and all the other attributes make it very delicious.

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Beef tongue, tart sauce, citrus (150 IDR)

Beef tongue, tart sauce, citrus (150 IDR)

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Seafood Paella (350 IDR for 2 pax, 700 IDR for 4 pax)

Seafood Paella (350 IDR for 2 pax, 700 IDR for 4 pax)

And finally, I had the churros for desserts. The texture for the churros is a 9/10 and the I especially love the dark chocolate sauce that complements the dish.

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I definitely recommend people to try the food here. However, this is not your go to daily restaurant food. Its more for a special occasion like a dinner or something like a birthday.

Hygiene: ☆☆☆☆☆

Price Range: IDR 400k and above for two people

Location:

Bam Tapas- Sake Bar
Plaza Indonesia, 3rd Floor
Jl. MH. Thamrin
Jakarta

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