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Momiji: Veritable Japanese Cookery

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Discover a line up of Japan’s authentic culinary experience at Momiji at Aston Priority Simatupang, Jakarta.

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Initiated only to indulge those who seek authentic Japanese comfort food, Momiji’s table d’hôte offers ozen (meal set), shiru (soup), salad, sushi sashimi, agemono (deep-fried), edomae unagi (Edo style eel sushi), nabemono (hotpot), donburi (rice bowl), ochazuke (submerged rice), onigiri (rice ball), tempura/furai (battered and deep-fried), teppanyaki (iron griddle cooked) and various desserts. The site is located on the 2nd floor of Aston Priority Simatupang Hotel & Conference Center. Capable of supporting 120 guests, Momiji opens twice a day every day during lunchtime at 12.00-14.30 and dinnertime from 18.30-22.00.

Alongside Japanese staple comfort food, Momiji also presents its new Robatayaki, which is basically Japanese style barbeque in skewers. Consists of garlic, torikawa (chicken skin), shiitake mushroom, ebi (shrimp), gindara fish, and yakitori (chicken meat and leek), all is smeared with special made teriyaki sauce. Barbeque department also provides Beef Mushroom Roll, a slice of Angus sirloin slice covering a roll of enoki mushroom.

The main attraction of the ozen section is the Gindara Teriyaki Zen, a set of steamed Kokuho rice accompanied with teriyaki seasoned Gindara (monk fish) and misoshiru (miso soup). Guests can also enjoy Tempura Moriawase, an assortment of flour battered and deep-fried shrimp, fish and vegetables or enjoy them on top of steamed rice with Tendon. Japanese cuisine is also famous for its eel dish, that’s why eels have their own spot in the menu. Try out the unique flavor of steamed eel combined with the nose kicking wasabi by ordering Unagi Shirayaki. From the hotpot section guests can find Shabu-shabu, a mix of thinly sliced beef, simmered with a variety of seasonal vegetables in special broth served with a specially spiced sesame seed walnut sauce. And if the meal is done and there’s a spot left on the taste buds and stomach, explore the signature Momiji Baked Cheese Cake with Strawberry Sauce and Brandy Snaps.

Visited regularly by Japanese expats around the premises not to mention receiving their stamps of approval is a statement in itself that Momiji doesn’t play around with its ‘authentic’ promise. Itadakimasu!

Photos by Yulis K. Basuki

Aston Priority Simatupang Hotel & Conference Center
Jl. Let. Jend. T.B. Simatupang Kav. 9
South Jakarta


Aditya Purwanto
Aditya Purwanto
A jack of all trades and master of none. He entered the workforce as a trained graphic designer but one day, he’s asked to write about cars since he couldn’t stop talking about them and he’s been doing so ever since as well as other topics such as food (yum) and interesting places.