31 October 2015

JJANG NOODLE & GRILL


So this is something that you could call a hidden gem, seeing as not many knows about the place even though they're dishes taste amazing! It's even more surprising as they're located at the ever so crowded Senopati but I've almost never seen anyone post about this place, it's called Jjang!


Jjang here is located at the upper floor of Kambing Bakar Kairo and I know this is out of topic but upon entering the building you'll be highly tempted by the sweet smelling of Kambing Bakar! Be warned..lol!


Like any other Korean restaurant, Jjang also have their own kimchi and it's packaged inside this jar and will only be taken from the fridge when a customer comes, so that it's still cold! Too bad I didn't try it though!


DAK KANG JHON IDR 49K
Sweet and sour chicken.

I've always love a good sweet and sour sauce and this one is definitely yummy! Don't worry about the redness though, cause it's not spicy at all! This is somewhat like karaage covered with sweet and sour sauce, which is actually very popular amongst Korean cuisine. It's good with a reasonable price, yeap, a definite two thumbs up!



KIMBAB IDR 39K
Rolled rice with vegetables and beef.

A Korean version of sushi! The difference between kimbab and sushi is that kimbab will usually be filled with cooked ingredients and the rice is usually less mushy, so don't be surprised if it's more textured than sushi! I like this though, yet I'd still choose sushi over kimbab but that's just a matter of preference!


What I like about this is definitely the beef and even though I'm not a veggie person, it's not perfect if you don't eat the whole thing! There's also a sauce for this, it's not soyu but some red colored liquid that I don't know what. I'd prefer without it though, since it smells like medicine!



JJANGMYEON IDR 49K
Black bean sauce noodle with beef and seafood.

Hmm..well, if it's about Jjangmyeon, I still prefer the ones at Legend of Noodle. The downside of the Legend of Noodle's is that they're not as photogenic as this one! Actually, it's not that this one is bad, it's still good, just that the flavor's not that strong and there's barely any meat, so once you've tasted the Legend of Noodle's, this totally lose!



Be sure to mix it all up nicely for the best taste you can get!



PHA JEON IDR 49K
Beef and seafood pancake.

Totally the highlight of today's meal!! Even though it's only egg with beef and seafood but they could cooked it in such way that it's super good!! Who doesn't like a good egg with seafood??


It also smelt super good upon arriving!



There's a reason why we called this a hidden gem! All the foods we had were super delicious, except for the Jjangmyeon but I guess that's because we've tried the Jjangmyeon at Legend of Noodle!


Jjang Noodle & Grill
Jalan Wolter Monginsidi No. 39
2nd Floor, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta 12180
021-7229749

Opening Hours :
Everyday : 11:00 am - 11:00 pm


SOCIEATY PLAZA INDONESIA


The newest brand child of Les Amis Group has decided to land on Jakarta, more specifically at Plaza Indonesia and it's called Socieaty! Made their opening on 21st of September 2015 with chefs imported from Singapore, Socieaty is created especially for Indonesia. It's all of Les Amis' brands that you can find at Singapore that came into this 1 restaurant called Socieaty!




Les Amis Group is famous for their quality and service, which they didn't forget to bring to Jakarta as well! You'll seriously find the service here in Socieaty to your satisfaction! All smiles and ready to serve you whenever you needed something and for quality, I think you can catch a glimpse of it from these delicacies below!




I find the interior very classy and elegant as if you're in a fine-dining restaurant and I guess you could call this a fine-dining! Though I don't really like how the place is just way too dark but I guess it's what makes the ambiance classy(?)




I was definitely amazed by the fact that their executive chef is a woman! Never have I seen a woman and somewhat an auntie as an executive chef but I guess they're embracing the fact that 'mom's cooking is always best!' and here you'll get to experience that!



ESSENCE COLD PRESSED JUICE IDR 58K
All of their cold pressed juice here has their own healthy benefits! Ask the waiter about it, they'll gladly explain it in detail for you! :D


FRIED BABY SQUID IDR 95K
This is actually my favorite dish here! Even though they looked scary with it's super black color, the taste is actually super good! The deep fried baby squid's really tender and well-seasoned, dip it into the Aioli sauce for extra goodness!


PORTOBELLO POLLO IDR 105K
Can you imagine that this is actually an appetizer? Lol! Neither could we! Breaded mushroom with chicken in red wine, it's a bit too much for an appetizer but who can deny that crispy yet tender portobello?


TRUFFLE CARBONARA IDR 228K
This is known as their signature pasta menu! Why? Well, because they used their own freshly made Chittara pasta, which some people might find the texture a bit similar to noodles but it's just how they are! I'm not a big fan of truffle oils and here, the truffle's really strong but the creamy yolk is there to save the day! For a pasta, this is a bit overpriced but I guess it's because of the homemade Chittara..can't really put a price on quality now, can we?


AGLIO OLIO IDR 65K
+chicken IDR 40K

The first thing that came to our mind is that it's super expensive! I mean, aglio olio is the simplest pasta and I know this is the cheapest out of all the other pasta but IDR 65K is only for plain aglio olio..without any topping and for just chicken, you'll need to add another IDR 40K? Well, though the price is eye-bulging, the taste does make up for it. This is probably one of the best aglio olio I've ever tasted and it's actually worth the try!


DUCK LEG CONFIT IDR 195K
A signature dish from one of Les Amis Group's restaurant, Bistro Du Vin. I can see why this is a signature. The way the duck's super tender, yet the skin's crispy is just a perfect combination. Another plus is that mustard mashed potato..just simply delicious!



ROASTED CHICKEN IDR 128K
Nothing says roasted chicken than a very well marinated chicken and this one here is definitely made to perfection! You can really taste the effort put into this simple dish! From how tender the meat is by how they carefully cooked it to the strong Asian spices that you can taste from each bite! Love!


FLOATING ISLAND IDR 65K
After that huge meal, this is the perfect dessert to close our meal! Living up to its name, this meringue will make you feel as if you're eating the cloud! With vanilla sauce and candied almonds, this meringue is also decorated with candied caramel. Not a big fan of meringue but I just can't help but finish this!



VANILLA CAROLINES
Choux pastry with light vanilla custard and crispy "craquelin".
CHOCOLATE CAROLINES
Choux pastry with dark chocolate cream.

Don't really know why it's called Carolines but it's more commonly known as eclairs! Even though for a box of 8 pieces of these cost IDR 109K or IDR 40K for 3 pieces, I can't help but fall in love with these! It's just so heavenly that you'll totally overlook the unbelievable price!


TARTS
The list of tarts that we tried here:

SEASONAL FRUIT TART
Fresh Mangga Harum Manis on a light vanilla custard.
DARK CHOCOLATE TART
60% dark chocolate ganache.
HAZELNUT CARAMEL TART
Toasted hazelnuts with sea salt caramel.

These 3 are totally my favorite! Can't really decide which is the best, since all 3 served a different purpose! When you're looking for something super sweet, the hazelnut caramel will be perfect, when it's bittersweet, the dark chocolate will help and for something fresh, definitely the fruit tart!


PISTACHIO TART 
Pistachio frangipane with light creme chiboust.

Not a big fan of pistachio, so this didn't really impress me but for my friend who does love pistachio, she definitely loved it!


PASSIONFRUIT MERINGUE TART
Fresh passionfruit curd with light italian meringue.

Way too sour for me! It's refreshing but definitely not my first choice!


I don't think that this will be an everyday casual dining place for me but when there's an important event that requires a high quality dining, this will totally be on my list! The foods are definitely on top quality but the price is really a run for my money!

Socieaty by Les Amis group
Plaza Indonesia GF level
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 28-30
Jakarta 10350
021-29923888

Opening Hours :
Everyday : 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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30 October 2015

BRADLEY'S BRITISH TEA HOUSE


Time to get all British and posh here at Bradley's Tea House! Located in Senopati area, this place isn't exactly new and they've even went through renovation already! At first, we were interested at this place but seeing as there's never been any customers from seeing their empty parking lot, we were never really tempted to actually try it actually but did anyways!




Glad that we actually did cause the interior is just too cute and pretty! It's any girl's dream house really! All pastels, flowery, and frilly, you'll feel like a little princess here! I also think it's all pretty, though a bit of black and dark shades might be more suitable for me! :p





Any decoration you'll find here just screams out princess-y, guess it's typical for a tea house. Besides, only princesses had the luxury of wasting time for an afternoon tea party..lol! There're 2 sections here, one of them is for the smoking room and strange enough; it's located on the inner side of the house!




NAYARA WHITE IDR 63K
Is a rare tea that was introduced to the West. This low-caffeine delicacy is the most minimally-processed of all tea varietals.

Got this because it's what they recommended us. Living up to it's name, the color of this tea is a bit clear, though not really white but very close to it and what I love most is that this comes with not sugar but HONEY! Another thing I love is probably the pretty tea set!


SET MENU NO. 3 IDR 215K
We got this set because it has the most interesting varieties, though the others were also very alluring. In the end, this one won us over! It was probably because of the Tres Leches!


SCONES
Light and soft bread with a biscuit like texture, best served with whipped cream or jam.

Never been a big fan of scones but I guess this one's decent. At least I was able to enjoy it only if it's accompanied by the cream and jam!


TRES LECHES
Sponge cake soaked in three kind of milk.

Yes, I love milk, so this totally peeked on my interest! It didn't disappoint as well, the super moist texture covered with cream is definitely yummy! I especially love that crispy texture of the sprinkled brown sugar on top!


RASPBERRY TART
This simple, decadent tart with raspberry cream cheese filling.


QUICHE LORAINE
A quiche made with cheese and bacon.

It's a nice to have some savory delicacies after all those sweets! This one's especially enjoyable, not the thick part of the skin though!


SCRAMBLE EGG WITH SMOKE SALMON
Smoked salmon has such a rich and salty flavor that a little bit goes a long way in this sophisticated take on scrambled egg. This too is to die for.

The way they described it was a bit exaggerating, though I admit this is delicious. Fluffy croissant with salty eggs and smoked salmon, what could go wrong?


ICE CHOCO CRUNCH IDR 45K
It's an Ovomaltine milkshake...nothing more is needed to say! Just seeing that blotch of Ovomaltine on top makes my mouth water!


The place is a bit small and quiet. It totally makes the atmosphere way too tense for a tea house, which is supposed to be relaxing! I felt like I had to whisper in here and seeing as there's not many customers when we came made it much more awkward! The only thing that tempted me to come back is the interiors, which is too bad, since I think they could be much more popular if they increased their food quality!



Bradley's British Tea House
Jl. Kertanegara No. 72
Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan
021-7203098

Opening Hours :
Everyday : 02:00 pm - 10:00 pm