The ambience of the Royal Amaroosa Hotel made us feel like dining as royals.
The Christmas decoration made the ambience even more bright and cheerful.
The menu book looks very elegant, just like the interior design. The logo of this hotel, which is a cursive letter A, kind of resembles Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
I ordered Nasi Timbel Amaroosa, a traditional Sundanese cuisine, which comes with rice wrapped in leaf, chicken, tahu goreng (fried tofu), tempe goreng, ikan asin (salted fish), kerupuk kampung, and a bowl of Sayur Asem. Before our order came, they gave each of us free soft roll and butter. I fell in love with the bun at the first bite. So soft, match with the name.
I like the presentation of the Nasi Timbel, and the taste didn’t disappoint me too much. The rice is warm and fragrant. I didn’t really like the tofu, maybe they should substitute the yellow tofu with Tahu Yun Yi. The tempe was also not very good. The salted fish was very fluffy, quite special.
It is quite creative to wrap the lalapan with leaf in cone shape, and to put the sambal in tomato. I really love the chilli paste; not too spicy, but addicting. My friend said the secret ingredient for the this chilli paste is sugar. I requested for extra chilli, and the very friendly waitress came with a big portion of chilli and sweet soy sauce.
The chilli was so tasty that even my friend who ordered Chicken Teriyaki also mixed the chilli onto the sweet Japanese grilled chicken.
I finished all the chilli by spreading it onto my soft roll bun. I’m willing to come back here next time to try their other menu, maybe their lunch buffet that costs 160k/person. However, I was surprised to see the bill when they charged 2 cups of single espresso for an order of double espresso.
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Chicken Teriyaki = IDR 72.000
2*Nasi Timbel = IDR 160.000
Earl Grey Tea = IDR 20.661
2*Single Espresso = IDR 42.000
Subtotal = IDR 294.661
Service Charge 10% = IDR 29.466
Government Tax (10% from subtotal after service charge) = IDR 32.413
Grand Total = IDR 356.540