NO CHILD’S PLAY. It wasn’t even 5 p.m. when DA MAN visited ¿Por Qué No? (De RITZ Building, 5th Floor; Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto No. 91, Jakarta; +62 21 390 1950; porqueno.co.id), and the first thing we had was a cocktail called Mel, which is a mixture of pilsner beer, cider and crème de cassis
We immediately surmised that “¿Por qué no?” (Spanish for “Why not?”) was created with that very question in mind. Even so, the restaurant isn’t child’s play. Priding itself on its authenticity, ¿Por Qué No? still uses original recipes in its signature dishes: from the appetizing Huevos Rotos to the amazingly tender Solomillo de Ternera, which is a buttergrilled beef tenderloin dish.