By: Tatu Hutami
A list of Italian’s excellence will not be complete without food. Pasta and pizza are nearly eaten in every country. It is considered as affordable, healthy, and delicious. With this in mind, Yo’Panino come to serve heartier and fresher twist on a variety of Italian inspired sandwiches. Located in Plaza Indonesia 4th Floor, Yo’Panino decorated its place with industrialist theme. A lot of signs put to create a hip atmoshphere. Though looked small, it is actually still quite spacefull. The kitchen is adopting open space concept so people can see how their sandwich is made.
Panino in Italian simply translates to sandwich and today’s menu involve six generous kind of bread (Turkish Pide, Multigrain, Farmhouse White, Tortilla Wrap, and Naked). To develop a staple Italian delicatessens, Yo’Panino collaborates with Dean Brettschneider, a famous Baker & Patissier. Jitin Kapoor, Managing Director of Yo’Panino, said that developing the perfect bread took lots of months. He also said that Yo’Panino is armed with secret sauce recipe which also took long time to be developed.
The traditional Philly cheese steak is transformed with local taste. The intense smoky flavor of the beef blends perfectly with the caramelized onions creating a complete “Philly Cheese Steak” persona. You should also try BBQ Chicken Club and Angry Prawn. Though inspired with Italian’s taste, Yo’Panino also creates something with Asian or local taste. For example is the variants in Awesome Saucesomes which filled with wasabi, aioli, java, pesto, or chilli sauce mustard. For the food, the Asian taste is seen in Up The Tempe and Java Slaw. What I like from Yo’Panino is that they serves a robust sandwich that’s full of flavor and could easily filled you up without feeling stuffed or bloated. You could also split the sandwich, share it with a friend and still remain quite satisfied.
And no meal is complete without a little sweet at the end and Yo’Panino didn’t disappoint with their Coconut Almond cake, Banana bread, and three variants of cookies. I recommend the cookies and coconut if you happen to like something light and sweet. The cookies are divided into three flavors; almond, coconut, and chocolate mint. While for the banana, all I can say that it is not my cup of tea. Overall, the food in Yo’Panino is remarkable for affordable prices. And if you are too busy or far away from Plaza Indonesia, you can use their online service at http://yopanino.com/yotogo/start.
LEVEL 4 – UNIT E023I,E023T
JL. M. H. Thamrin Kav 28-30