Housed in the new Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Sarphatistraat, Mama Makan combines the best that the Dutch and Indonesian cuisine has to offer. As if you’re at a Dutch restaurant in Jakarta!
They have some Indonesian dishes on the menu, but they also use Indonesian herbs in their other dishes. They even added cumin to their cocktail!
One of their starters is the King Crab Salad with golden trout caviar pictured below. And also for vegetarians like myself they have a delicious appetizer: buffalo Milk Burrata with vegetables.
Every Dutch person will think of many dishes with food when they think of the Indonesian cuisine. It’s a great way of trying many dishes when you’re with a group. But when you’re with less people you can of course also order a main dish each. I had vegetarian gado gado with tofu, tempeh, spinach and peanut sauce. They also have a delicious Indonesian vegetable stir fry called Chap Chai.
Make sure you leave some room for dessert! It doesn’t only look beautiful, it tastes great too! The seasonal tropical fruit is a very healthy option, but they also have black glutinous rice with mango and coconut cream. Or the traditional Indonesian ‘spekkoek’ (thousand layer cake) to satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you want to roll straight to bed after dinner you can book a room at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Looking for some after-dinner entertainment? Across the street you’ll find International Improv group Easylaughs performing (in English) every Friday at 9pm.