A restaurant just recently launched their reopening – MOCKINGBIRD!
I’ve heard a lo of positive reviews from Mockingbird ever since their former branch near Pondok Indah. Their concept used to be selling fixed fine dining set menus, and they changed the whole concept to ala carte now. I was kind of hoping they still keep their unique fine dining package menu, but all’s well that end well!
Mockingbird is located in the 2nd floor of Shophaus – a collaboration space at Menteng. It has both indoor and outdoor areas. Though not too spacious, it was well-kept and well-designed. Very cozy and instagrammable too!
Hawaii Roasted Chicken – IDR89,000++
It looks pretty yet dry at the same time. however, the roasted chicken turned out to be pretty good in my opinion. It came out under cooked at first, but the waiter immediately change it to a new bath of perfectly cooked roasted chicken, so I’ve got no complaints.
The chicken skin was thin and crisp, bringing out the fragrance and texture out of it. The chicken meat was also tender and savory. The creamy potato gratin was also pretty good! Nicely seasoned – not too bland nor too salty, and having the perfect cooking level!
I only thought that (as I’ve said above) it was a bit too dry. A drizzle of sauce (mushroom sauce?) would be perfect!
Baked Pot Pie – IDR79,000++
This will be my RECOMMENDED item out of their menu! It’s essentially similar to zuppa soup, and it’s phenomenal! The soup was rich and creamy, yet it’s not so creamy as to make it nauseating.
It was fragrant and savory with quite a lot of mushroom bits in it. The puff pastry was also crisp on the outside yet soft and chewy on the inside. It was a bit pricey for a small bowl of soup, yet it was too delicious to miss! LOVED IT!
Hakuna Matata (mocktail) – IDR65,000++
Made of Kiwi fruit, Strawberry fruit, Apple juice, Chopped Lime, Passion fruit, and Lemon slice, I thought that it would taste more sour than sweet. It turned out to be the exact opposite! It was sweet with a slight tangy refreshing taste. Truly reminds you of a summer tropical flavor!
Overall I am quite satisfied with the food and service at Mocking bird. The service wasn’t exactly top-notch, but it was alright, the food was also quite delicious as well. I’d really recommend this for some ‘fancy’ hang out place with your friends or some romantic dinner!
Shophaus, Lantai 2, Jl. Teuku Cik Ditiro No. 36, Menteng, Jakarta