Author: Posh Eater
After a long hiatus, I’m finally back. The fast growth of Jakarta’s new restaurants is unbelievable. Mannn..I don’t even know where to begin. Today I visited Agneya, a new Indonesian restaurant in the place where BirdCage used to stand. In comparison to the previous one, this eatery has a look of sophistication and elegance, not to mention how the same building now looks twice as big with the brightly new interior and a complete makeover.
As I’ve mention before, Indonesian food is what they serve here, so lets start digging.
Gado Gado (IDR 72.000/regular): Indonesian steamed salad with boiled egg, tofu and generous roasted peanut sauce.
Kecipir Kulit Melinjo (IDR 68.000): Wok fried wing bean with Melinjo bean skin. Crunchy and tasty dish.
Ikan Kuwe Bakar Sambal Matah (IDR 168.000): Char grilled 550 gr. butterflied Trevally fish with fresh chili and lemongrass chili paste. The fish was fresh, with tender meat and flavorful sauce.
Bistik Lidah Bakar (IDR 182.000): Braised and grilled thick cut Ox tongue with red chili and spice glaze. It was nicely cooked and presented beautifully.
Ayam Betutu (IDR 176.000): Whole roasted Balinese chicken, roasted for 5 hours on coconut and wood embers, served with Turmeric spice and wrapped in banana leaf. The meat was tender but the flavor was kind of bland to me.
Ayam Goreng Kalasan (IDR 128.000): Coconut and spice fried chicken. It was succulent, crunchy and yummy to the bone.
With the meaning of “Forged in Fire” Agneya brought a fresh new take in classic local delicacies. But with so many other Indonesian restaurants in the area, I hope they can keep the Fire burning bright. I guess only time will tell.
Phone: (021) 739 2430 / 723 7685
Mon – Sun 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM