Clandestine Critic

Our Clandestine Critic has dined all over the world, everywhere from three-Michelin starred restaurants in Monaco to street stalls in Shanghai – so this discerning palate has pedigree. The quest for truth and the elimination of mediocrity in Indonesia’s emerging dining scene is finally here!

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La Posta – A Taste of Argentina

On the heels of a month-long eating expedition through Northern Spain, wine tastings through Southern France and a cured meats expedition through Central Italy; this...

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Atta Boy, Attarine!

It’s been hard to find a decent casual restaurant that serves food with a bit of finesse. Whether it’s a western-style bistro or an Asian-style café, the food...

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Would a Steakhouse by Any Other Name Taste as Good?

Celebrating a wedding anniversary is only as good as the steak upon which the couple dines. At Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Jakarta, the Clandestine Critic seals a...

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Not “Amuzed”

Jakarta’s premier special occasion French restaurant misses the mark It is never a good sign when entering an eating establishment at the beginning of dinner service,...

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NUSA Gastronomy: A Delicious Journey through the Archipelago

Where modernity and tradition collide in a bountiful and elegant display of unique Indonesian ingredients and regional cuisine. The challenges with modern gastronomy and...

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Yeu’s Saigon Cafe: Hello, Vietnam!

Friends near and far know Vietnam and its cuisine hold a special place in my heart. Perhaps it is the abundance and variety of fresh seafood and herbs used. Or, could it...

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Smoke and Mirrors at Namaaz Dining

Jakarta’s famed molecular gastronomy restaurant is a whole lot of style over substance. Imagine if your teenaged son was gifted a large chemistry set one day, and...

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Basque-ing in Spanish Delights

Our expert epicure continues an undercover operation to bring you the truth about Indonesia’s dining scene. No spoon is left unturned in the quest for honest, balanced...

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The Clandestine Critic: A Mixed Bag of Maroush

Our expert epicure continues an undercover operation to bring you the truth about Indonesia’s dining scene. No spoon is left unturned in the quest for honest, balanced...

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Not Just Another Fancy VUE

Our expert epicure continues an undercover operation to bring you the truth about Indonesia’s dining scene. No spoon is left unturned in the quest for honest, balanced...

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Fujin: Rollicking Flatiron Chefs

Our expert epicure continues an undercover operation to bring you the truth about Indonesia’s dining scene. No spoon is left unturned in the quest for honest, balanced...

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Olivier: Dastardly [Dis]Order

Our expert epicure continues an undercover operation to bring you the truth about Jakarta’s dining scene. No spoon is left unturned in the quest for honest, balanced...

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Italian Dalliance: GIA Jakarta

Our expert epicure continues an undercover operation to bring you the truth about Jakarta’s dining scene. No spoon is left unturned in the quest for honest, balanced...

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Spice Up Your Life

Watch out, Indonesia – our expert epicure is on the move, recently roaming the archipelago incognito to bring you the truth about the nation’s dining scene. No spoon...