UNION's Re-opening and Ramadhan Specials!

If you guys are staying in Jakarta, or have lived in Jakarta before, I'm sure that you guys have heard about UNION at least once before. It is one of the most popular restaurants here in Jakarta, and is well-known for their delicious food and cakes. Personally, it is one of my favourite restaurants to go for.

Last month, from May 23rd, however, the UNION outlet located in Plaza Senayan was closed for maintenance and repairs, up until last Saturday! It is such a good news that the UNION in Plaza Senayan has opened again, as this outlet has the best ambience and feel compared to all of their other outlets (UNION Deli in Grand Indonesia and UNION at Pondok Indah Mall Street Gallery) in my opinion.


Nothing much seems different at a glance, as most of the maintenance and repairs are aimed at the kitchen and ventilation of the restaurant, aside from the ceiling.
So, during last Saturday, I came along with my friend, Hans Danial (also known as @eatandtreats) to enjoy the newly re-opened UNION, and it happens that they also have two new cake selections in store for customers to enjoy!

I have been a big fan of their cakes here, and let me tell you that all of their cakes that I have tried here are simply SUPERB! But before we get to the cakes, let's have a look at some of the snacks and main courses that are just as awesome.

Buffalo Chicken Wings with Housemade Blue Cheese Dressing and Crudites

The fried chicken wings were nicely breaded and they were so crunchy! The blue cheese dressing was also very fragrant to top it off. Nothing could go wrong with this!

Chili Con Carne Spring Rolls, Cheese Con Queso Dip, Jalapenos

With crispy outer layer, these spring rolls has an awesome kick of spices as I bit into it, and the flavour just spread throughout the mouth as I chewed it up.

Pastrami Fried Rice - Pepper Crusted Smoked Beef Brisket, Homemade Sambal, Pickles

There's nothing not to love about this Pastrami Fried Rice, the rice itself was fragrant enough to begin with and the sunny side up was perfectly cooked for me (I love runny egg yolks a LOT!).
Pro Tip / Alex's Way of Eating: Poke the egg yolk and wait until the egg yolk runs around the fried rice, giving it extra flavour and fragrance. Slurrrppp, yum yum!
The Smoked Beef Brisket was also easy to bite and has a very mouthful feeling with a slight hint of burnt and peppery smell.

Indonesian Steak Sambal - Australian Rib Eye, Grilled Zucchini, Crispy Brussel Sprouts

Okay, so I only tried the steak a little bit. But from what I have tried, the meat was nicely cooked in "medium". I didn't try the sambal out as I can't really handle spicy food that much and it looked pretty spicy to me. The sides, which were the French Fries complimented the whole dish very well, I loved dipping 'em into the Blue Cheese Dressing from the Buffalo Chicken Wings.

Kolak Cake

The vivid colour that exudes from this Kolak Cake is very enticing! The Kolak Cake had a very smooth and delicate texture to it, while the flavour was very thick and sweet. I liked this a lot, but the overall sweetness might get you bored within no time.
With that being said, however, I would still love to come back to this cake again!

Klappertaart Cake

The Klappertaart Cake was pretty different from the Kolak Cake. As from what we have seen that the Kolak Cake had a pretty constant smooth and delicate texture, this Klappertaart Cake has a wide variety of textures inside of it! With the rum raisin, nuts, crumbs, and cream all incorporated, making a part of the cake being smooth, a little bit of crunchiness as well as chewy part available, this cake plays around with so many feeling around your palate!

We felt so happy with the re-opening of UNION and these dishes are simply marvellous to celebrate the day! Once again, CONGRATULATIONS UNION JAKARTA FOR THE RE-OPENING!

Cheers with this Hazelnut Latte!

Plaza Senayan GF
Jalan Asia Afrika No. 8
Senayan, Jakarta Selatan

Phone Number:
021 - 5790 5861

Opening Hours: 10 A.M. - 1 A.M.

Wi-Fi: Available

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