Nomz Kitchen & Pastry has been a well known restaurant serving contemporary asian-western fushion food. The key person behind the well-endowed establishment is none other than Chef Arnold Poernomo, a famous celebrity chef in Indonesia much known for his involvement as Master Chef Indonesia’s judge.
It was quite spacious, decorated American-European style, very pleasant and comfy indeed. The service was also very nice and friendly.
Nomz Chicken Karaage – IDR85,000++
I sure picked a good choice of appetizers. The chicken karaage was very nice and crispy. Very savory and not too oily. Don’t forget to add the dipping sauce because it makes it all the more delicious!
Nomz Watermelon Salad – IDR65,000
This was the weirdest ‘salad’ I’ve ever tasted. Why? Because it’s literally watermelon sliced in dices, no salad, no vegetables at all. These watermelon was given coriander, shallots, pistachio, mint, lime, and Nam Jing dressing. They use fresh and sweet watermelon, but I thought it tasted weird because the watermelon was slightly salty from its dressing. I wouldn’t order a plate of diced watermelon for IDR65,000++ for a second time.
Braised Beef Brisket
This braised beef brisket sure looks and smells very nice. The beef was juicy due to its fatty layers, yet it was a bit too fatty for my taste.
Chilli Prawn Spaghetti – IDR115,000++
Among all the dish I’ve sampled at Nomz, this was honestly my favorite one. It’s almost similar to an Asian-styled spaghetti aglio olio cooked Al dente. It was spicy but the spiciness level wasn’t too overwhelming, just right to spike your palate and appetite. The prawn was fresh and juicy too!
Risotto Escargot – IDR125,000++
The Risotto Escargot uses Arborio rice cooked very nicely, with escargot, vongole, and calamari, with some pesto in it to add more fragrance and taste. A very pleasant dish indeed, but it wasn’t too special compared to other similar dish I could find at another establishment.
Nomz Chicken – IDR98,000++
This particular dish was pleasing to the eyes but tastes slightly bland for me. The butter rice was not fragrant enough. The chicken was deep fried, but it was a bit overcooked and it makes it very hard to chew. As the pieces was quite large, it became very bland and tasteless too. The sweet and sour sauce really helps add to the flavor, but they didn’t give you enough sauce for you to accompany the whole dish with.
Aside from savory food, Nomz also offers a variety of cakes and pastries. As an avid dessert lover, I wouldn’t miss a chance of trying one of these babies!
Urban Geisha – IDR48,000++/slice
I’ve set high expectations for Nomz cakes, but I thought they could really do better. The texture and quality wasn’t as I expected and it doesn’t match the price charged. Urban Geisha features strawberry jelly, green tea castella, speculaas crunch, vanilla mousse, and white glaze. Despite the bountiful ingredients, none of these really popped out. Texture wise it was quite soft and creamy, but otherwise it tastes very plain. On the bright side, it does looked very pretty!
Salted Egg Croissant – IDR27,000++
The salted egg hype started at our neighboring country – Singapore. As the hype slowly creeps in to Jakarta, Nomz offers salted eggs croissant of their own. I’ve never tasted salted egg croissant before, but I am glad that I picked Nomz’s salted egg croissant to be my first!
The croissant was very crispy and the salted egg MELTED PERFECTLY. It was very thick and runny, sweet and savory, baked very nicely! A definite must try item if you visit Nomz!
A quick reminder, Nomz currently offers FREE BEER with every purchase of main course from 5-7PM from Monday to Friday. This would be valid till 18 December 2o16, so come and grab your free beers fast!
Overall the food served at Nomz was decent. Although some doesn’t quite meet my expectations, other really entertain my palate well. The ambience was very nice and you could stay long while having a long chit-chat with your friends. They also serve juice, beers, cider, and wines for those of you who only wishes to sit and drink inside.