Several months ago, my friend informed me about a place called Pokenbir that is dedicated to pork eaters and we finally went there for dinner one weekend. Unfortunately, we found out that the place is closed on Sundays as it mostly caters to office workers. So a week later, we went there for lunch on weekday. It was still early for lunch when we arrived, but by the time we finished, it was packed.
Pokenbir is located on the ground floor of Lippo Kuningan, an office building next to Setiabudi One. At first, I thought Pokenbir is a German restaurant, but it turned out to be a restaurant that specialized in pork dishes. The menu consists of several sections ranging from Europe pokenbir (pork belly, roasted pork knuckle, spain pork belly), Asian Pokenbir (lechon kawali pork knuckle, buta tori, butter miso grilled pork, caramelized grilled pork, etc.), mix platter, various rice dishes (nasi kambing matah, nasi campur pork & bebek, nasi bebek goreng/bakar, nasi salmon smoked bacon, nasi lap chong, nasi pork cabe hijau), fried rice, soup, noodles, pasta, steak, chicken/seafood a la bites and many more.
As it was our first time there, we decided to order their Pokenbir Mix Platter 95K(s) to share. For those who can’t eat pork, there are also a non-pork mix platter consisting of french fries, salmon, beef, chicken wings & scallop. According to the menu, Pokenbir Mix Platter is described as “Everything about Pork”, so the platter has roasted pork belly, butter miso grilled pork, caramelized grilled pork, chicken satay, french fries with two types of sauce. It was delicious and I especially like the caramelized grilled pork and the butter miso one. Their pork belly was crispy but I found it not tender enough. All in all I like their mix platter, the service was friendly and the price reasonable. I still want to return here to try more. So if you call yourself a pork lover, you definitely have to try this.
Lippo Kuningan, Ground Floor
Jl. HR Rasuna Said
Phone. +62(21) 2911-0145
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM – 10PM (closed on Sunday)