FUSION REPLETION. Combining the rich and light in a perfect fusion of delectable dishes, Jakarta’s Bistro Gourmand (Street Gallery, ground floor, G-08 Pondok Indah Mall, Jakarta; +62 21 750 6750) gives its classic French fares a Japanese twist.
While traditional dishes such as the Croque Monsieur, Escargot and Crêpe still make it to the menu, the more adventurous foodies might be compelled to sample their hybrid platters of Roasted Cod Fish Saikyou Miso, Tiger Prawn Pasta with Katsuoboshi or Grilled Chicken Thigh Foie Gras. In an intimate space with dark-wooded walls, the interior of Bistro Gourmand feels every bit as warm as a cozy bistro in a hidden quarter in Paris.
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