Paola is born and raised in Indonesia. She gained her cooking skills from years of culinary tourism around the world which she applies in her kitchen, but her love for Indonesian food always prevails. When Paola is not cooking she is either exercising or blogging about her zero waste lifestyle.
Adam is British-born global nomad. He and Paola met in Jakarta, Indonesia and they moved together to HK one year ago. Adam is an expert in tech business development and currently working in a bank in HK. Adam loves traveling for adventures, polishing his Mandarin skill, and conducting fantastic house parties.
My friends and I were looking for something different to do to celebrate my birthday this year, and stumbled across Adam and Paola's listing on PlateCulture. it sounded perfect for a group who had varied dietary restrictions (one vegetarian, one gluten-/dairy- free) and had been craving Indonesian food. Communication was seamless -- I had made the booking inquiry weeks in advance, and Paola was able to tailor the Nasi Tumpeng (Birthday Menu) for our needs. When we got there, we were shown upstairs to the private rooftop that they'd set up for us. There was a Bluetooth speaker so we could play our own music, and we were welcome to bring our own alcoholic beverages, which Adam and Paola kept cool for us downstairs. Other than using the bathroom (in their apartment downstairs), it felt like we had our own private venue, and were able to relax and unwind for the duration of our meal. Paola brought up the dishes as they were ready and explained the background behind the meal, as well as the ingredients, and some traditions that came with each of the dishes. A truly authentic dining experience, and I would be happy to recommend them to anyone who enjoys good food! Will be back!
We were a bench of 6 friends and wanted to try a veggie and 0 waste experience. More than that the rooftop was very comfortable with a beautiful view. The table is well decorated with candles and you can add your music. The best of it is the indo dishes. There were all yunmies and nice to discover. Each dish was very different and tasty and felt so fresh. It was not so spicy as the chilly was on a separate plate. As well you very feel you are at the restaurant as you dont see Paola except when she was bringing dishes and explained to us each meal. Great deal to try ;) thank you Paola.
Paola made a very welcoming dinner at her place as the weather was not so good unfortunately so we couldn't have the dinner on the rooftop. She paid attention to the details and asked if we preferred our drinks to be hot/cold as the weather was cold. Music was great, everything beautifully presented. Great experience :) Thanks Paola!
Paola and Adam serves the most authentic Indonesian home food one can find in this town. Their portion is super generous too. The roof top experience is unmatched. Let's not forget that Paola has a zero waste policy, i.e. she helps save the world while bringing to the table the best of her home to us.
Paola was very accommodating and flexible with the menu - particularly with the vegetarian menu, and with our timing since we had the dinner on a work night. Her rooftop is very relaxing/casual, and yet stunning! It was like a private party with great food! She's very polite and easy going. All in all my friends and I enjoyed our experience and dinner at Paola's.
Authentic home made food with healthy vibes via chef's amazing hospitality. Our friend from outside of Asia thought the food was too plain for their taste but my hubby and i enjoyed the food and thought it was very good. Eating at the roof top was also quite nice and it was a great way to end Sunday night.
Thank you for the great night Adam & Paola! It was an experience to dine at your serene rooftop and the food that we had was very authentic Indonesian. We loved every dish we had, thanks once again for having us!
I organized diner at Paola's for my friend's birthday and all of us really enjoyed it!! Food was great (food koma indeed!), view was great and we had a really relaxing time on the rooftop. We felt that this was not just eating experience but also 'cultural exploration' as Paola was really kind to tell us more about origins of what she was preparing.
Many thanks Paola again!
We had a lovely dinner up on the roof for a party of 9.
Paula and Adam are lovely people and we had a really good chat with them (til far too late the following morning!) after dinner.
We had the Jakarta street food menu - apparently all the things Indonesians crave when they go home! It was vary tasty, and the desert was interesting (in a good way!).
Paula said later that a lot of people choose the family menu, so would maybe try that next time. She was really responsive, and said if we had anyone with dietary issues next time we could tweak the menu.
It's great that it's BYO no corkage charge, which is a really nice idea and made it feel like a dinner party.
A minor comment is that it would have been nice to perhaps have 1 more course, and it was a little pricey, but it a nice spot.
On the whole a very nice dinner party on the roof 😋
We had a perfect Sunday brunch experience at Adam's and Paola's. The food was amazing and very authentic, we did not expect that the rooftop would have such an amazing view looking over the waters of Kennedy Town. Hostess was very welcoming and friendly and joined us for a chat at the end of the meal which was nice. Highly recommend.
I had a lovely evening at Adam & Paola's place. The food Paola prepared for us was delicious and was an eye opener into Indonesian cuisine. If you have had limited or no exposure to Indonesian food, I highly recommend that you come and try Paola's menu. Paola serves her food for her guest on their rooftop which has stunning views of Kennedy Town.
Paola was a wonderful hostess and welcomed us warmly into her home. We had a relaxing evening on her roof, with interesting conversations about her zero waste cooking and lifestyle. The venue itself was a small rooftop area with an amazing sea view, perfect for small private gatherings. The food itself was authentic home recipes from Paola's own home and was a nice well-balanced meal. A word of caution the dishes that pack a punch does come spicy! Thank you Paola for a great evening!