You might have noticed, I’m quite a fan of Will Meyrick’s cooking style and his masterpiece. Thankfully, no need to go far to Bali as He just opened his third restaurant here in Jakarta. Eastern and Oriental, mainly focused on Thai cuisine with a bit of Vietnamese, is a collaboration between Will Meyrick and the famous Loewy-Union group.
With the same philosophy, Will brings the concept of family meals up to the table. Share the laugh, joy and meals together. Other than the side dish selections, all meals comes up in sharing portion.
It’s one huge restaurant with the bar at the side-front and also open kitchen. The host will greet you and bring you towards to the bar to try the signatures beverages also some thai street food snacks. And as the table is ready, you could sit down, relax and enjoy the scrumptious meals.
Bangkok Fizz, Nahm Jim Bloody Mary, Thai Lady and Pineapple Margarita. Those are some of their creation. If you like something new, fresh and challenging, try the Nahm Jim. It’s one interesting drink, as they used the classic thai dressing for the drink. A little hint of spiciness and sourness.
The menu selection is not that much yet it makes you want to order all of them. Some are the same one like in Sarong and Mamasan.
The all time favorite Oyster and Betel Leaves is a must! On the other hand, have a little sweet before you enter the spicy world. I used to love their Ma Horn, it’s caramelized duck with orange. Unfortunately, they no longer have it in the menu, they have changed it to Scallop Duck Minced. It’s quite the same only they used Scallop rather than orange as the based. Both delicious eventhough I love the orange one better.
For the entree, I would recommend the Soft Shell Crab Salad, Pomelo Prawn Salad, Duck Salad, Beef Tartare and the Tom Yum. Hot alert for both Duck Salad and Beef Tartare. Be careful with the sliced chillies. While the soft shell crab and pomelo prawn is more in to the safe side, just the right amount of chili.
The duck salad is not your common salad, as they served it with soup. Pour the soup in to the salad, enjoy it at its best. The tom yum is really one huge portion with lots of condiments. However the last time I tried, it wasn’t that spicy for tom yum.
If you love curry, definitely you don’t want to miss Will’s creation. The chicken curry is superb. The chicken is very moist and tender. The curry based, I couldn’t describe it as you need to experience it by yourself. The first time I tried, I immediately fell in love with his Beef Wagyu Penang Curry. Just serve me the curry based, I’m already on top of the world. PS: Order the mantou and dip it in to the curry.
There’s so much choices for protein, if you in to fish, go for Steamed Barramundi. Another hot-delicious alert. I barely finish my first bite, as it is too spicy for me, yet I still want more. For some meat, you should order Short Ribs Beef. It’s slow roasted and cooked to its perfection, effortless. Last but not least, you definitely should order the Crispy Pork Belly. It’s almost the same like the one in Sarong, but they used Tamarillo for this one. My favorite one still the one in Sarong.
Enough of the heat, let’s munch on some sweet. The Duck Egg Custard is took my heart away. Sweet and tangy with some ginger hints. The Fermented Cassava also blown my mind away. It was my first time eat fermented cassava and turns out I enjoyed it. For some fruity senses, tried the Mango Tiramisu. And if you love Durian, you should try their Durian Pannacotta.
The creation that they offer is basically Will’s signature styles. If you already tried Sarong and Mamasan, I guarantee you will love E&O!