Slurping Noodles at Shiraku Soba
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Pantai Indah Kapuk’s second Abura Soba joint has been open for quite some time now, but it seems many people still don’t know about Shiraku Soba.
Shiraku Soba is one of the newest additions to the Elang Laut business district, PIK Ruko Mediterania’s lesser known cousin. While it may not be the purveyor of Abura Soba in Indonesia, it follows closely behind with an armoury of secret recipes and a larger variety of toppings.
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Set in a loosely decorated two-story building with bare concrete walls and minimalist furniture, Shiraku Soba’s interior perfectly blends the traditional Japanese aesthetic with the colourful, more modern street culture. On the second floor is the black-white-red graphic wall that has become synonymous with Shiraku Soba’s outlet. Don’t forget to take a picture there for your Instagram.
Having been in the industry nearly forty years, the owner, Mr. Ridwan holds several distinguished restaurants and bars under his belt. From Melbourne to Bali, he has conquered all (or most) cuisines and aims to bring the best of his culinary travels back to his home town of Jakarta.
Pictured above is Shiraku Soba’s signature Buta Tan-Tan (IDR 55.800), an Abura Soba dish with special shoyu sauce and Tan-Tan Tare topped with two tender slices of roast pork. All of Shiraku Soba’s noodle dishes are served with a soft-boiled egg, chopped spring onions and sesame seeds.
They also have several Donburis, rice bowls with varying toppings like Tonkatsu, Chashu and Gyuniku (IDR 38.500+)
We also had the Orange Citron Yuja (IDR 25.000), a refreshing lemonade-style summer drink made with a famous citrus fruit found only in Japan and South Korea.
If you’re looking for something a little bit more interesting, then order off the menu and ask for an Iced Matcha Red Velvet (IDR 35.000+), a sort of green tea latte flavoured with red velvet and served in a cookie shot glass. A cookie shot glass. If that isn’t awesome, we don’t know what is.
For those who don’t enjoy pork, then the Chicken Teriyaki Soba (IDR 48.500) is the next best thing. The teriyaki sauce is not too sweet and balances out the flavours in the Soba very well. We enjoyed it with a Lychee Twist Green Tea, a blend that Mr. Ridwan, the owner of Shiraku Soba, recommended us.
Shiraku Soba imports more than half a dozen varieties of green tea from a specialist in California. They plan on importing more in the near future, but even now there are so many great flavours to choose from we’ll probably have a headache if we had any more! From classic blends such as the Genmaicha and Cherry Blossom (Sakura) or more exotic blends like the Tropical Sunset, which features popular flavours such as pineapple, mango and calendula (marigold) petals. IDR 28.000 includes 1 free pot refill.
Shiraku Soba Cheat Sheet:
- Choose one of their exotic Green Tea Blends
- Or a refreshing Yuja Citron Lemonade
- Order a Buta Tan-Tan and Chicken Teriyaki Soba to share
- Don’t forget, you can choose between Soba or Ramen noodles
- Take a photo in front of ‘the wall’ while you wait for your food to come
- Finish off with a Chocolate Kakigori dessert
When: Monday – Sunday ; 10:00 – 22:00
Where: Ruko Elang Laut, Blok D No. 39,
Jl. Pantai Indah Selatan, Pantai Indah Kapuk,
More Info: Main Shiraku Soba Listing
+6221 2986 6563 / +6221 2251 2189