Whoop whoop! First post in this joyful month! December always has this holiday air to it, doesn't it? It's like the days are brighter and merrier, maybe because of all those Christmas songs wherever you go..lol! Well, here's another reason for you to celebrate, Greenfields, yes, 'the' Greenfields has launched a new product and that's the oh-so-yummy (and healthy) yogurt!
09 December 2017
30 November 2017
Altitude Grill is hereee!! Yeah! This is the new Salt n Grill version and it's also in the same building; The Plaza 46th floor. The placing is exactly the same just with different table arrangement and decor. Plus the bull painting below here used to be something else as well!
So Pearl Chinese Restaurant from JW Marriot here is back with a new face. Adorned with red and gold and going hardcore Chinese with it's Tiongkok and Kanton modern cuisine. They also got a new Executive Chinese Chef, so that means new dish as well. Let's check them out!
Wow! Can you believe that it's almost the end of 2017? It's gonna be Christmas again soon, how time flies! As we reminisce on all of our 2017 resolutions and how our time to achieve it is almost up, let's check out some Christmas themed dining!
This time, Shangri-la Hotel gave us a quick preview on their way of celebrating Christmas at Rosso Restaurant. There's gonna be a 6 course set menu with a price of IDR 698K++. The cake below is their Christmas 2017 edition!
Quick question! What's your favorite spot for a Sunday Brunch? Do you prefer hotels or restaurants? We'd go with both as long as the foods are good..lol! This time we had a chance to dine at Ayana Jakarta (used to be Intercontinental) for their Sunday Brunch at Rasa Restaurant! The Sunday Brunch here costs IDR 388K nett per person and I personally find the price worth it, as the variety is a lot, especially the dessert section. Just imagine a very long table filled with lots of dessert varieties! There's even 2 fondue, chocolate and strawberry!
Finally! An interesting place other than mall and restaurants! This has just opened in West Jakarta, yeap, WEST! It's called Museum Macan, which is short for Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art in Nusantara. Exact location is at Wisma AKR, close to RCTI. Let's check it out!
Actually came here on their first opening for public on 4th November. Before that they're already open for invitations only and fortunately the 4th is a weekend and maybe it's because this was the first day, it's not as crowded as nowadays. Went to buy their tickets online cause I actually thought that it's only sold online but turns out you can also purchase it on the spot. The price is IDR 50K for adults, IDR 40K for elders and IDR 30K for kids. What confuses me is that when I purchased the ticket on the website, I had to pick either 2PM-4PM or 4PM-6PM, so is it supposed to be limited to 2 hours? But I was there for more than 2 hours and it was fine?
Yes, this is the same Onokabe as the one at Alam Sutera. They've decided to open a 2nd branch at Pluit Junction and though we don't usually talk about the same restaurant, we guess we could make an exception here as they've improved their quality from our last visit! So here it is!
We've shared about Toby's first opening in Indonesia before, now we're gonna talk about their dinner menu! They've started selling these menus on November 1st 2017 and please keep in mind that this is for dinner only!
CHAR-GRILLED ANGUS STEAK
The portion here is huge, even for me who's a huge carnivore. Not only the portion big but the meat is also very thick. The taste is without a doubt superb and very tender, too bad the sauce doesn't balance out the meat. More sauce please! For the sides, they use onion rings, yeay!
28 November 2017
Are you ready for a wonderful Chinese feast? Here's Sanur Mangga Dua at Pantai Indah Kapuk, yes, don't get confused now. This is called Sanur Mangga Dua cause their first branch is at Mangga Dua and now they've open a branch at PIK. So let's start the feast!
Be ready for a whole lot of food..lol!
Yeah, there's another Sushi spot in town! It's located at Grand Indonesia, East Mall. Used to be Sushi Kiosk and right next to Abura Soba. The name's Tom Sushi and their concept is fast paced with a sushi belt feature, so it's suitable for office workers who needs a quick lunch! Once seated, you can immediately grab the sushi on the sushi belt without having to wait for the waiter to take your order!
First time stepping foot on AEON JGC (Jakarta Garden City)! Well, it's no wonder as this area is way off the map for us who lives in the West. It's almost 50km away, like half way to Bandung, can you believe that?! Lol! I guess it's a good once in a while, going to places that we don't usually go. The mall is still new and super clean with public seats everywhere, so you can just hang at the seats without having to go into a restaurant first, which is very needed for me! Even the toilets are superb. There's also a ferris wheel here, which everyone thought it was at AEON BSD but too bad, it's not. The restaurants and stores here are pretty much similar with the BSD, though not exactly the same. Well, that's just a quick info on AEON JGC, but what we're gonna talk about today is actually School Food!
School Food here actually goes way back, it's been here even before we've started blogging! There was one at Central Park but it closed down and now we can only find it at far off places like AEON JGC here!
31 October 2017
Anyone been here before? Not me! I'm a first timer and this is because of an invitation as well. Reason might be because from upfront it look super luxurious and expensive but once you get inside, it's actually pretty casual. It's just a classic elegant design, let's check it out!
I think Masizzim here is an International worldwide brand, is it not? Because when I checked their Instagram, the one that came up are Masizzim Singapore or Thailand or others. Now they have decided to open a branch in Indonesia, more specifically at Pantai Indah Kapuk! It's at the ruko at the left side of the toll road from Puri.
Finally!!! SEC decided to open a restaurant where you can enjoy their wonderful salted egg chicken fresh! The restaurant is called SEC Diner instead of SEC Bowl because the concept here is different. It's much more like a proper restaurant and the price is also a bit more expensive. Located at Pantai Indah Kapuk, in line with Social Affair.
One Eyed Jack here is located right next to Up In Smoke that we reviewed before in RDTX Kuningan building and finally we've got the chance to try this one, as we did say that we wanted to try One Eyed Jack next time! It used to only open for dinner, now they open for lunch as well!
People of Serpong let's make some noise!! This time we're gonna share about a Japanese restaurant in Serpong, near SMS. The restaurant is actually not a new one, it's also the same group as Nanny's, Wild Grass Bandung, Porto Bistreau, etc, it's Torigen from Altima Group!
30 October 2017
First time ever setting foot on Gorontalo! Yeah! No, I'm not going to Pulo Cinta, though I really want to someday, but this trip we're going to Togean island! You've been there? You've never heard of it? Well same as me, I've never heard anyone coming here before, I guess most of the visitors are either foreigners or hardcore travelers. Fyi, you're electronics would be absolutely useless here, so just live in the moment!
A lot of you guys have asked me how to go here, so we're gonna share about it as detailed as we could here in this very post! Please enjoy and read on!
First the access to this place is from 3 cities; Ampana (which is the closest), Poso, and Gorontalo. I went with the Gorontalo lane, why? Because when I was buying the tickets, the one way ticket from Jakarta to Ampana costs IDR 4 mio!! Way too overpriced for me, so I got the Jakarta - transit to Makassar - then Gorontalo and the 2 ways ticket only cost around IDR 2 mio.
Have you ever tried beef se'i before? Usually it's pork, so I find the beef one pretty rare. I definitely have never seen one in Jakarta, though if you know a place, please tell us on the comment section! Would very appreciate it!
People of Bandung must be very familiar with this popular place, so popular that even us in Jakarta knows about it. This place is called Kalpa Tree and it's in Bandung. Fyi, that pool is famous for being the 'it' spot for photos! I actually knew about the place from an agency in Jakarta that handles their social media and did a very good job on it, the photos are marvelous!
29 October 2017
Mr. Fox here is from Ismaya Group and most restaurant in that group usually opens 'till late at night. This one is no different, even on weekdays they'll open 'till later than midnight! Mr. Fox is a more lifestyle kind of place, so there is definitely gonna be alcohol here. Located right across of Pacific Place in a building called Energy Building, in the same building as PEPeNERO!
Do you remember the restaurant in Plaza Indonesia called Socieaty by Les Amis Group? Sad to say that Socieaty is no longer here but worry not cause they got a new restaurant to replace the loss of Socieaty. It's called BAE by Socieaty and has the same theme and same concept, a bar and restaurant!
30 September 2017
After Mister Sunday, now we have Hello Sunday at Cikini! Located in Metropole, which is a pretty old building that's a bit historical, been here for centuries in the middle of town and this is where the first 21 theater is located and it's now XXI. Fyi, the management here is also the same as XXI's!
Metropole here is suitable for literally all ages! There's Roemah Kuliner for families, Foodcourt, Startbucks, and Hello Sunday is definitely targeted for the youngsters. Foods are Western with a bit of Indonesian. I didn't get a shot of the interior but it looks like an alley and there's an indoor and outdoor, not too spacey tho!
If you've been to Thailand, you might have heard of this place. It's actually pretty popular in Thailand cause of the cool monochrome interior and good food, here is Greyhound! So glad that they've decided to land on Jakarta at Grand Indonesia to be precised. Let's check it out!
Yes, a new coffee shop at Muara Karang! After Viverri, Ombe, Aya, and more, here's another one called Reuni! It's not only a coffee shop but eatery as well, so there's a lot of mains and sides as well!
Hours here is a new hit at Kelapa Gading and it's 2 months old. There's definitely a lot of new places opening in Kelapa Gading, like Kahvenin, which opens not long after Hours here!
29 September 2017
Told ya Puri is getting major improvements!! Yeah! Another coffee shop that totally surprised me, Ardent Coffee and Eatery! Can you imagine that this beautifully minimalist coffee shop is actually located at Pesanggrahan, in line with Sandwich Bakar, Ikkudo, and Haji Mamat. From outside, you'd never guess that the inside is this pretty or this big. Let's start the tour then!
Here's a popular one from Pontianak that has opened a branch in Jakarta, Nasi Akwang! They decided to open at Kelapa Gading, though you might see a similar one at Taman Palem. There's also one at Pademangan, which I don't know if it's the real one from Pontianak cause they say that their only branch is the one at Kelapa Gading and Taman Palem!
28 September 2017
House of Yuen here is created by Sung Tung Lok, the leading number 1 Michelin Star restaurant in Hongkong. It's a fine dining Chinese cuisine and everything just seem so high quality. Located at Fairmont Hotel, right next to 1945 restaurant!
27 September 2017
Yeah, a new Japanese restaurant in J-town! It's called Meatman Nikuo and located in Summitmas 1 building near SCBD. I know about this place because my friend came here before and the foods look interesting, so here I am!
24 September 2017
First time trying Ritz Carlton's Lobo and I kinda understands now why the exposure is not that much compared to their Asia Restaurant. First is probably because it's a la carte rather than a buffet and it's European fine dining. I think people would prefer trying a hotel's buffet than a la carte? Came here at lunch time and all the customers are all businessmen and professional people, definitely a different vibe!
The review here is more to inform that Lobo has a business lunch set menu. There are 2 choices, a 2 courses for IDR 288K or 3 courses for IDR 388K. Now this is where I personally think that with the price of IDR 388K, I'd prefer to go on their buffet restaurant but again, their market's target is totally different!
You can't believe how surprised I was when I heard that there's a Warung Babi Guling like those in Bali opening in West Jakarta! Yeap, I can definitely say that West Jakarta is improving a lot, especially Puri, yeay! Warung Bali Bu Gede here is located at Pesanggrahan, in line with Ranch Market and right beside Pastel Ma'Cik.
31 August 2017
Are you ready for a superb Indonesian cuisine? Yes, Indonesian is known for its vast types of sambal and this place covers almost all the sambal of Indonesia, it's Sambal Karmila!
Fat Shogun here is a Peruvian Japanese restaurant! Don't think we've tried these type of cuisine often! This cuisine is usually called Nikkei and the fusion is actually official. Are you curious? Let's start!
Get your smoke on cause there's a new restaurant in town! Actually it opened last month but it's still new, right? Lol! Kinda surprised that it's in the same building as the old Bottega, that RDTX Kuningan building and after coming here, I found 2 new restaurants here, Up In Smoke here and another Japanese restaurant called One Eyed Jack, which is still open for dinner only when I came.
Back to Attarine! Our second time here, first time is when they've just opened and this time, for their new menu. My first impression on this place is not that good because the foods don't really suit my taste but these new menus all exceeded my expectations! Keep on reading to find out why!
29 August 2017
Anybody knows what Omakase is? Here's a fun fact, Omakase is a Japanese word for when you give the chef freedom to make anything for you with a certain price range, so you're in for a surprise. Yes, you won't know what you'll get, the chef will bring out a small portion of food, somewhat bite sized, one by one. Now Senju here has that type of system if you're interested, though if you don't, they still have the usual and teppanyaki too. Of course what they offer is Japanese cuisine and located at Plaza Indonesia, right above PAUL bakery!
New gelato in Jakarta!! Yeah! Located at Gandaria City, right across XXI, it's Figaro Gelato! We found this from Instagram and what interest us is their Pear gelato with pretty edible flower but unfortunately it was not available when we came.. *cry*
Hey all, welcome back to our blog! Today we're gonna tell you about a Japanese restaurant with the best Katsu in town, it's Katsutoku! Of course, that's in our opinion but hey, maybe you guys have the same taste? This is actually not a new restaurant located at Plaza Senayan and even though it doesn't get that much exposure from Instagramer and all that, it is still super crowded. Definitely shows that the quality of this place is the best!
27 August 2017
Can you believe me when I say that this is our first time trying a poke bowl? Lol! Well, we've been meaning to try Honu for a long time but it's just too far from our homes, so in the end we went for this one instead. It's located at PIK Avenue, which is way more reachable for us, it's Pokinometry!
Calling you meat lovers! There's a new steak house in town and it's located at Ruko Elang Laut, called C4. I have no idea why it's called C4 though, all I know is that their specialty is the Australian wagyu..sounds interesting enough!
Tobak here is located in Senopati. It's not a new restaurant actually but I'm just in the mood for it and went here with some people so that I can try more things, since Korean restaurants usually have a pretty big portion. I'm pretty confused as to why this place is not that crowded even though the food is good, too authentic maybe? Fyi, just an unimportant info, I saw Sandy Aulia here..lol!
31 July 2017
Yet again, Sarirasa group has made another invention to boost our local cuisine! This time it's a peranakan cuisine, which is a mix of Indonesian and Chinese cuisine. The place is called Gopek and it's in Grand Indonesia's Sky Bridge, on the 5th floor!
Yay to Birdman!! Even before coming here, I've already seen their interesting foods on Instagram! It's all pretty simple, yet attractive but the type that you have to order a lot, if you want to be full..lol! It's inside the Tower B of Parc18, in the same area as Bistecca & Dutch. Find them on your GPS if you're confused!
A chain restaurant from the foreign country that serves Thai food has arrived in Indonesia! Though the owner is actually from Malaysia. It's called Boat Noodle and located at Gandaria City's Main Street Dining, across of BCA!
A super gorge place has landed itself at Pluit Village! Well, we don't go to this mall often, so we don't really know if this is new or not but we're guessing it's new..lol! The place is called Le Diliel and it's another one owned by the owner of Commune Space. Yes, everything in Commune Space here is literally owned by the same owner, except for The Onnie Studio, which is owned by Julie Taslim!
Yeap, if you've know about the coffee hype in Jakarta, you'd definitely be familiar with this one. It's the one and only Anomali Coffee! With a lot of their branch opening here and there, this particular coffee shop is definitely a reliable place to grab your caffeine needs before work! This time, we went to the one at Menteng!
Not only known for their coffee, Anomali also serves up some pretty hardcore foods and now they've decided to change their whole food menu into something more local with a special theme, Street Heritage! As it is their goal to introduce Indonesia through their finest coffee, they also decided to suit their foods to the same goal, hence how the theme is born!
This is a place that would be very familiar if you often visit Kemang. A place that has been there for 9 years, it's Ecology! Though it's a pretty old place, they've just finished renovated last May. They've changed their concept into more of a bistro now. Fyi, they've used to open from dusk to dawn but now, they only open 'till midnight!
28 July 2017
Okay, I admit, Indonesia is super good in terms of plagiarism..lol! Once they see 1 business doing amazing, I bet there will be similar business appearing, not just one but a few! Don't really know if you can call this creative or cunning! Well, there's no doubt that when people ask you about fish and chips in Jakarta, the answer would mostly be Fish n Co., right? Later on, because Fish n Co. is considered pricey, Fish Streat was born and has become very popular because of the cheap price, it even has 6 branches now! Wow, right?
It's not everyday we hang out not at our hometown and in a new place no less! The cafe is called La Costilla and they opened in the middle of June, so it's only a month old! They are the type of a hits cafe with a photo spot, which is at their backyard with a Mexican theme! There's like cactus and stuff, like those cafes you'd found in Bali. Let's check'em out!
So we finally got the chance to try this hits Indonesian restaurant that we've been seeing around social medias, it's KAUM everybody! Actually we're not really someone who'd search for Indonesian food when it comes to high end places. We're more like 'Indonesian foods are best when it's traditionally made' kind of people, so if we're looking for a good Indonesian comfort food, we'd usually just go to a small shop or even those small stands!