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Friday, 4 October 2013

raSa: Intercontinental's Over Indulgence for Gluttoners

Change is somewhat better when it comes to several cases. Rasa restaurant is one of the ideal existing example. As it was once named Java,which was also the buffet restaurant in Intercontinental Hotel, the thorough transformation has completely conjure its facade.

Emerging with a rather masculine look, the inside is dominated with minimalist wooden interiors. The alluring patterned wood carvings on the wall contribute an elegant and sophisticated overall touch. Divided into different sections of international cuisines, it is very easy to feast your lusty eyes on each open-kitchen station. I, for starters, took a round of walk scouting the entire place before deciding which station would worth my visit.

The main stars of the show:
Rasa restaurant has cleverly arranged a good flow for the incoming hungry customers. In the middle area, there is a big squared open kitchen with choices of stations that consist of salad, noodle, fresh seafood, sushi and dessert stations. All put next in sequential orders, suitably paired with one another. On the sides, they have Asian, Western and Soup stations. And on the outside, just next to the pool, they have a barbecue station.

They are generous with the bread selections. I love how they always present two kinds of soup, each embedded with the east and west influences.

Choices of cold fresh seafood. It is located next to the sushi station.
Talking about boring salad display with individual containers, Rasa has definitely erased that typical  look. Different types of greens are arranged together, giving you the feel of being in a traditional market. I have to say that the vibrant colorful presentation has put a spell on me for eating more veggies.  
Seafood choices for the outdoor BBQ. As you can see, they are not petite with the quality! 
Selections of satay, still from the BBQ station
The dessert bar, which goes wider than this picture. Indulge yourself with selections of freshly made dairy products, cakes, traditional desserts, and of course, fondue!
The word Rasa, which means 'flavor' in Indonesian, clearly has an altered motive than just being picked randomly as the name for this new buffet outlet. One of the highlights of Rasa is that for a certain period of each month, they will bring different International flavors as the main promotion. Last month, Rasa has organized 'a Taste of Vietnam'. Not only bringing the authentic flavors of Vietnam, they committed serious service by flying in two Vietnamese chefs from Intercontinental Saigon.

Different types of cold Vietnamese Salad. Really bold and fresh in flavors. They were definitely one of my favorites in last month's promo
Heart-warming pho noodles, with clear chicken and beef stalk to fulfill your palates.
Last but not least, the full-spirited engagement of the staffs in supporting the monthly themed promo is definitely worth two thumbs up.

Rasa Restaurant
Intercontinental Hotel
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav, 10-11
Jakarta Selatan, 10220
(021) 2510888

P.S: It is better to make prior call to confirm the price and the present promotion of Rasa.

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