In the midst of Jakarta’s hustle and bustle, with a vivid sight of the iconic Bundaran HI and a setting that transforms the place into a rustic terrace, Social House offers guests with an unprecedented dining experience. Established by Ismaya Group, one of the pioneers in Indonesia’s culinary industry, this compelling restaurant, bar and wine post will whet your appetite early in the mornings with its new weekend brunch menu. Accompanied by natural light that pierces its way through the glass windows, its ambiance is a perfect definition of cozy, attracting an eclectic crowd toward the venue.
With its new weekend brunch menu, available all day during the weekends, morning blues have now turned into morning cheers. Using the finest ingredients coming from the kitchen of one of the most renowned outlets of the giant hospitality brand Ismaya, the menu is undoubtedly impeccable, living up to public expectations. Beyond question, what they bring to the table is immensely captivating.
For those who favor an Italian classic, Eggs in Fresh Tomato is among the favorites. Served in a pan, this menu comes with ciabatta breads on the side, which you can dip into the fresh tomato dressing for an optimal taste. Another favorite is the Baked Egg Pie, which is basically a pie made from eggs served with salad and cherry tomatoes. These two menus fit perfectly for those who love eggs.
Guests who are fond of porks can indulge on Social House’s very own creation of a classic benedict, which is added with a little touch. Instead of using regular bacons, this unconventional benedict is named Belly Ben for a reason. The chefs behind Social House innovate by using grilled pork belly and shaved ham to create this menu, with creamy spinach, poached eggs and classic hollandaise sauce on the top. Among the new menus is Portuguese Cocotte. Rich of strong herbs and spices, typical of a taste from the Portuguese origin, the dish is served with roasted tomatoes, beef sausages, pork chorizo, cream, poached eggs and and toasted ciabatta.
From its selection of beverages, we tried Mango Cress Cocktail, Tropical Mojito, which refreshes with its coconut water, Ginger Mojito with honey and pineapple, and Homemade Grandma’s Lemon Tea with sorbet and sugarcane. Our favorite falls for the Homemade Grandma's Lemon Tea, which, although simple, has successfully brought out its freshness without being too sweet.
For those who would like to try out its range of liquors, don’t forget to order the Whisky. Characterised with its burning scent, the Whisky is served with an exciting concept where a cinnamon stick is burnt on fire inside an empty glass. After the glass secures the burning aroma, the Whisky, stored in a decanter, is then poured into the glass.
Putting together new menus with simplicity in mind has never been easy, but the team from Social House has successfully delivered a distinctive array of brunch menu with such an ease, giving you just another reason to look forward to the end of the weeks. So cheers to merrier weekends ahead!
Photos: Benny Lim, Felix Witanto | Words: Jessica Gunawan