When you’re living in a country where you can’t vote, how do you spend your election day holiday? Swimming over the city, sipping beers and chowing down on Aussie beef burgers, of course! And where better to do it than The Edge in Kemang?
We first came to the Edge one afternoon a couple of weeks ago, stopping in for a beer while lamenting our lack of swimmers. So when planning our election day festivities, it was first on the list for whiling away an afternoon. Luckily for us, it was virtually empty when we rocked up at about midday (and remained so the entire afternoon), meaning we didn’t have to share the pool with anyone either.
The Edge has a pretty sweet lounging set-up; shaded outdoor lounges, an infinity pool five stories high and an endless soundtrack of the Macarina and the YMCA (okay, so the last bit isn’t really that great – the Edge should take note and get themselves a new mix tape). There’s also a pretty decent menu with a range of Indonesian and Western foods, including burgers, pastas and tapas.
We started off with some thick cut chips (RP35,000 for a small portion, but totally worth it) and vegetable rice paper rolls with toasted sesame sweet chilli (RP40,000). I then opted for the Icon burger made with Australian beef pattie, mozzarella cheese and house-brined pickle (RP95,000), which gave everyone food envy, and Andrew went for the Ayam Rica Rica, fried chicken with a tomato and chilli sambal (RP65,000). Our friends also went the healthy burger route with the pinto bean and sweet potato pattie, served with shiitake mushrooms and basil aioli (RP65,000).
The prices are pretty reasonable but the meals are on the smaller side, which is a shame, cause they’re totally delicious. It comes pretty quickly too, although that could be on account of there being no one else around. Either way, it’s a pretty nice way to spend a day, especially when you can take a dip between courses to cool down.