Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sinou Kaffee Hausen : A First Timer Visit

Having traveled the streets of Panglima Polim for a few times, I couldn't help but noticing this food place just next to 7-Eleven and right across Convivium Deli. Something about the name attracts me, and even more when I step on the raw, vintage, industrial interior. Colorful in many sections, remain unfinished in some, and worn out in others. For me, it generates a 'feel' that brings out inspiration for creative work I've seen several photoshoots taken in this place and some more musical events held here. Good for a lazy Sunday with friends, even better if they separate the smoking and the non-smoking area. However, are the food in par with these eye-pleasing appearances? Let me take you through it.

I had for the appetizer, Butter Mushroom which was a hit for me. But then, so does anything deep fried and comes with mayo sauce. =p I'm easily pleased for this kind of stuff. It was a good match of texture, the breadcrumbs sealing the legit mushroom. Butter and sauce. A pleasing meal indeed.

Butter Mushroom (30k)

For the mains, I've heard a lot of buzz about Sinou Steak from fellow foodie and Twitter world. Upon confirmation from the waiter that they served the same steak from its sister restaurant, I had my choice on it right away. A quick ten minutes after, voila! Comes the so called Dad's Sirloin Wagyu Steak. Cooked at medium rare, just the way a foodie should preferred it. By 'should' I meant I have no problem having it in any other way, medium well, well done, I can still enjoy steak. But for this time, again I owe it to taste it the way it 'should' be.

Dad's Sirlon Wagyu Steak (98k)

On first bite, tender, juicy, flavorful. With the addition of their signature Sinou Sauce, it blends itself with extra creamy savory taste. A touch of elaboration from the usual mushroom sauce. Liked it!

Funny, that for a place that name itself 'coffee house' I didn't order any. And I don't see many having it. Maybe it was just not a proper time for coffee, or does it refer to something else? I guess I'll have a separate visit to have a take on their coffee.

In the mean time. As lucky as I was, I'd recommend the Butter Mushroom and the steak. I'd still look for second opinion though, right after I tasted the actual Sinou Steak.

So little time, so much to eat.


Fellexandro Ruby
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Sinou Kaffee Hausen
Jl. Panglima Polim V No. 26, Kebayoran Baru, Jaksel
(+6221) 7258568 – 081999393556
Twitter: @sinou_kaffee


  1. wah boleh tuh kapan2 dicoba steak nya. gw ke sinou pas hari sabtu nya tuh :D

  2. I enjoy my steak without any blood in sight, really. hehe. so I'll probably go with medium well. but in every cooking show I always notice that they always do medium rare steaks, don't they?

    1. Yep, I guess the bar is set on medium rare for easy of comparison. You get to know the quality of the meat easier i suppose?

      But in the end, its one's personal liking. Have it your way. =)

  3. i always order it medium well, will try medium next time. step by step to become a true carnivore :p

  4. Aaahh, aku ingin wagyu steak ituuu... *ngeces

  5. gw pernah coba pancakenya, enak juga. Fluffy gitu. Kalau untuk steak, selama ini gw juga selalu pesan yang medium well. Ini mau mulai mencoba yang medium. Belajar..belajar..Hehehehe!


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