Rock Paper Scissors is a fairly recent modern Japanase Bistro located in The East tower, Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta. The smoking area space was very nice and pleasant, especially during the day when perfect lighting shone through the glass ceiling.
We came during lunch time and at least one-third of our requested menu items were out. It was too bad because I really look forward to trying some of those items.
I thought their coffee wasn’t bad. It has a slight bitter aftertaste that slowly melts away in your mouth, just the way I like it!
Mango Passion Fruit Tea – IDR25,000++
The waiter recommend this drink for us (the one with the orange-colored beverage drink above) so we ordered it. It was good! It’s very refreshing, sweet yet not too sweet, with a light touch of tangy sour taste!
Kara-age Don – IDR79,000++
As its name implies, it’s a simple chicken Karaage rice bowl. It was a bit overpriced for this kind of dish, but taste wise, it was pretty good! The Karaage was so crisp on the outside yet very tender and lean on the inside. It’s not oozing out much oil as its fried to golden brown perfection!
They use plain white rice on the bottom so you should savor each bite of karaage in order not to leave you with plain white rice towards the end!
Hayashi Rice Doria – IDR95,000++
Japanese beef rice with Mozzarella cheese. It was pretty good! The rice wasn’t plain rice as the one used in the Kara-age Don, it’s very fragrant and soft! Too bad there wasn’t much beef, but the savory mozzarella cheese and perfect poached eggs compensates it well.
Butter Cake w/ Miso Glazed – IDR50,000++
Yep, it’s literally glazed with MISO! I didn’t really dig into this dessert, it tastes weird because the Miso was too overpowering that it’s too salty. As a butter cake, I expect the cake to be moist, dense, soft, and buttery, but on the contrary, it was a bit hard and dry. If you leave it for long, it became too dry and a bit crumbly too. Well, on the bright side, they do give you quite a large portion of the cake.
Ricotta Hot Cakes – IDR95,000++
I really recommend this dessert!!! Please beware that they LITERALLY need 45 minutes of cooking time + 15 minutes of plating time = 1 HOUR PREPARATION time for this dish, so I suggest you come and immediately ask the waiter to prepare it so that its ready when you finish your meal.
It was SUPERB! It’s still piping hot, very soft and moist yet a bit chewy at the same time. It’s not too sweet and it’s refreshing from the berries compote. It’s HUGE as well, you could share it with 3-4 person as a dessert! (If you want to eat it whole as a brucnh menu, I guarantee you’ll feel quite full afterwards!)
Overall I really thought the food wasn’t bad, but it doesn’t really lived up to its price either. The ambiance was nice in the Smoking Area only, so if you wish to get nice ambiance and good lighting but disliked cigarette smell, you better hoped no one is smoking in the area. I would highly recommend the Ricotta Hotcakes if you come here!