29 August 2018

BEST ROAD TRIP - NEW ZEALAND

HOWDY! So if you've been keeping up with my Instagram, you'll somehow get to this realization to my insatiable wanderlust. Traveling opens up my mind as I didn't take it only as a luxurious refreshment. I get to meet new people, learn their culture, grasp new knowledge, there's just always... something new. Something different. Honestly, I just get bored really quickly, so I always need stimulation! HA! It doesn't mean I'm bored at my work in food industry though, I just feel the urge to develop myself and grow through new experience, and I'm grateful that being a freelancer, I get to manage my own time! Soooo, here I am gifting this trip to myself for my birthday! HAHAHA! But anyway this is a steal since my friend owns a place in Christchurch, villa in Queenstown, and a car, so we saved a lot from just that!

06 August 2018

SO FASHION CAFE JAKARTA x SO HOT STONE HOTPOT

So Fashion Cafe has finally opened in Indonesia!! August 3rd was their soft opening, and it's located at Mall Taman Anggrek's 2nd floor, beside Bakmi GM, just below Din Tai Fung! The same owner who opened the shop in Taiwan has now opened the same quality, non-franchised retail branch here, where they opened both So Fashion Cafe Indonesia and So Hot Stone Hot Pot! This place is owned by the same group, just 2 brands in different concepts! Both are cute though; So Hot Stone Hot Pot (a la carte shabu-shabu place, if you're wondering) is more baby bluish, if this one is pinkish.
Gemash!


Disclaimer: this post is not really reviewing about the food, since I tried So Hot Stone Hot Pot when I visited this place. But seeing a cute, pinkish place like this, why shouldn't I share it? If you're curious, pay a visit and tell me about it!

18 July 2018

CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER MALDIVES

This time, let's talk about MALDIVES!! YEPP, the infamous honyemoon destination for like everyone in the whole wide world. Unfortunately, I didn't go there with my boyfriend :') Well, it didn't matter since I saw a lot of people going with their friends, or even alone! I feel as though I saw Maldives only through a stereotype. Anyway, this post is going to be more brief, cutting the chase unlike my day to day post in Turkey, which hopefully will be easier to read and enjoy, yet informative at the same time! Have fun!

15 June 2018

PIKNIK AT ARIF INN JAKARTA


Sooo who does #ButuhPiknik during the Ramadan holiday yet is unable to go out of Jakarta?? Because I'm one of them!! I wanted to go traveling again but since it's high season, practically everything is pricey. SO SAD HUH?! Anyway, I spent the holiday in Jakarta, and fortunately, there's a place that satisfied my wanderlust for quite a bit, called Pinik at Arif Inn!

TRULY ELEGANT INDONESIAN CUISINE - PLATARAN MENTENG JAKARTA


Did you know that there's such a hidden paradise called Plataran Menteng?? I had no idea why haven't I ever visited this place despite the place having been opened for 2 years. I felt like missing out! When you see its exterior, you wouldn't imagine that the place would be this spacious. It's a house that's gotten major interior makeover. 3 stories. Let's take a tour!

08 June 2018

ONNI TANJUNG DUREN - JAKARTA


Aren't you tired of me telling you that there's yet another new place? The development of retail and F&B in Jakarta is just insane! This place in Tanjung Duren is called Onni House. A hidden paradise missed by the eyes of passerbys! Anyway, the place isn't exactly located in the main road, so just look it up on your GPS! Parking was a bit of a challenge since it's located near KFC Tanjung Duren. They have been doing this florist-restaurant concept, but since the place already looks like a garden, I guess everyone assumed they're just a florist! There should have been writings stating that they have seats available, because what they're doing is ground breaking. 

07 June 2018

THE GARDEN PANTAI INDAH KAPUK - JAKARTA

There's always something new in PIK!! This one's crazy and I was SUPER excited to go to this place!! Why, you'd ask? BECAUSE THE PLACE IS JUST SO PRETTY! Gosh I'm flabbergasting! Look at this! Living up to its name, The Garden holds an entirely new concept of interior to the saturated, industrial and minimalist restaurants in Jakarta. This one is festive, but put in a good order.


It's located so close to Kanpai! So if you're headed from Puri area, the place will be on your left. Anyway, it's not really a secret that the owner of this place is also... the owner of Kanpai and Sushi Hiro. Talk about a brand portfolio! Anyway, have you set your bar up high? Because that's what they've done in their past projects, so did I expect for this! Let's find out! 

TRAVELOKA EATS - SEROENI PLAZA SENAYAN


HI!! There's something new in town!! But well, this time it's not about a place, but it's Traveloka's newest feature called Traveloka Eats! So anyway, if you open Traveloka's app, you'll find the section I circled. Traveloka has really developed now from just selling hotel and plane tickets, huh? Since I'm a foodie, let's just get right to the topic, 'cause mind you, there're lots of offers to find!  

01 June 2018

TURKEY I'M IN LOVE

HELLO TURKIYE!!!


I'm too excited that I have no idea where to start! GOSHH!!! I actually wanted to go to Turkey from last year. Invited my family only to be turned down , until I get to persuade the only friend who could come here by following her schedule LOL. Thank you Edlyn Arjanggi! Talk about what I'd do for this trip! Imagine how elated I was when I had to wait until the day came! Behold, upon seeing this post, all of you who rejected my invitation would burn in envy!

Countless questions arose, such as whether I used tour or alone, for how long, for how much, etc and EVERYTHING will be revealed in this article. So buckle up, it'll be one hell of a long article. It might just be the longest one in this blog YET! Love you, my readers! I really wish that this article will help you picture what it's like in Turkey. Although I might not be able to explain in vivid detail since I have memory problems. Let's start it out!!



24 May 2018

NEOMA LIPPO MALL PURI

So there's this new specialty coffee place in Lippo Mall Puri (At the J.Co Lobby) called Neoma, which actually means New Moon / New Beginning. This place is a hidden paradise! Despite its seemingly isolated place, you might want to check out their instagram to find their exact location, since it's on the far end of the mall lobby! If you knew Osaka Maru, the japanese restaurant is now replaced by Neoma, a far more eccentric place to be in! 


This place is a joint venture of the passionate creators of Mionette, one of my favorite cake house in Px Pavillion, and the prominent coffee roaster, Nagadi Coffee. Their friendship then gave birth to the idea of creating this place for coffee mongers and jolly eaters in a community!

ONE DIMSUM PLUIT

I'm not sure what's up with Pluit, but here's yet another new dimsum place where it truly belongs! It's called One Dimsum, located in parallel with Wing Heng, its level competitor that hoards great taste and open 24hrs! Let's hope this one meets the expectation as well, how about we find out! Before we start, this location is already located in your GPS, so it's easy to find. tap tap!

SEOUL YUMMY LIPPO MALL KEMANG


A new new place for K-poppers in South Jakarta! Let me present to you, Seoul Yummy at Lippo Mall Kemang, directly franchised from Singapore! Their numerous outlets in Singapore are just a dawwn for another expansion, this time to Jakarta. It's so fresh as this place is newly opened, a week before the fasting month began. Fresh!

21 May 2018

HARIO CAFE PLUIT

Yet another new collective space in Pluit is open!! Hario, the most prominent heatproof glass manufacturer from Japan has opened a... WAIT! HAHAHA so before I even start, I said what I said! Hario was originally a heatproof glass manufacturer who tried their fortune in producing syphon coffee maker... and the rest is history. Having become the most well known manual brewing coffee maker manufacturer, they opened their 2nd conceptual space of dine, drink, and shop. The 2nd store is located near to Pluit Village, which is already registered in your GPS! Their first store is located in Aeon Mall BSD, if you happen to wonder!


The shop aims to carry the style of Japanese modern heritage. Longing to deliver visitors 3 distinct experience in the store, which are flavor, presentation, as well as a space to belong, the concept that has already been opened in Tokyo, Japan has been leading on its own as a retailer that offers experience more than just a product.

03 May 2018

WHAT'S NEW AT NOMZ JAKARTA

I am so SURPRISED when I got to visit Nomz! It's got a HUGE change in the menu, so if you haven't been there for quite some time, just scrap the idea of old Nomz and find out more here!

Before I make you read and visualize and drool to your own fantasy, I'll give the discretion that this is a non-halal restaurant. Its main character is about seemingly casual food with a twist of ingredients, so don't judge a food by its plating, it's just neat and will lead your palate to the dancing!


Let's begin the FEAST!

THE LAUNCH OF CIMB NIAGA INDOSAT OOREDOO CARD


Yes! It's definitely something totally new here. The collaboration between CIMB Niaga, JCB, and Indosat to launch a new kind of credit card called CIMB Niaga Indosat Ooredoo Card. This was definitely a different experience and new opportunity for us to be able to attend this exclusive event!

24 April 2018

DEVON CAFE JAKARTA - SENAYAN CITY


Devon Cafe is here in Jakarta!! More specifically in Senayan City Mall at the Crystal Lagoon area, yes, the one with the fish pond..lol! It just opened weeks ago and the waiting list is crazy, which is pretty expected since this is one of the top restaurants in Sydney.

KANPAI PANTAI INDAH KAPUK

I'M AT FUSHIMI INARI!

Nah, just kidding! But now you can snap your ootd without having to fly so far! It's KANPAI! Yep, the Japanese way for saying "CHEERS!", and the place is as cheery as it sounds!

30 March 2018

SISTERFIELDS JAKARTA - PIK AVENUE


Yes, the Sisterfields from Bali that everyone has all been talking about is now here!! It's been on the coming soon section for quite some time in PIK Avenue as they are located near the lobby, so everyone that comes can see them clearly. Since the day we saw their poster, we've been excited to the point of questioning whether or not it's really opening because of how long they took to open but here they are now!! Just a quick fun fact now, did you know that they're called Sisterfields cause the foods are made for sisters, which is why they're all so cute and feminine looking. Though a lot of guys also enjoys their brunch menus as well..lol!

14 March 2018

THE TAKEMORI JAPANESE DINING DHARMAWANGSA


The Takemori here is from the same group as Yakinikuya that we reviewed in December. Located at Dharmawangsa Square as well, when Yakinikuya is in the basement, Takemori here is on the 2nd floor. Just go into the elevator next to Yakinikuya and once you got into the 2nd floor, it's on the left side. Pretty much the exact location just on different floors!

CHONG QING LIU YI SHOU HOTPOT PANTAI MUTIARA JAKARTA


Yes, I know the name is pretty hard to remember and you might stifle a giggle like I did but after searching about it, we found out that Chong Qing is actually the name of a city in China. Just remember the Liu Yi Shou if it's easier..lol! In their Instagram and in maps, they also just went with Liu Yi Shou.

16 February 2018

RESTAURANTS FOR VALENTINE & CHINESE NEW YEAR 2018

This year, Valentine and CNY are only 2 days apart!! What a merry week this week is, huh? Well anyways, we want to tell you about our 8 recommendations for your CNY lunch or dinner. Yes, we do realize it's late but better late than never? Who knows, maybe you want to celebrate it on the weekends? Also, we went with CNY because we already did a Valentine list before, you can find the list here and it might be a bit out dated as it was made last year, so our new list in 2018 would be;
(Just click on the link for full review)
8. EASTERN OPULENCE (will be reviewing soon, it's an Indonesian food restaurant with a gorgeous interior! Here's a quick preview;


31 January 2018

ZENRAKU DASHI CHAZUKE GRAND INDONESIA


Now here's something different from the Japanese cuisine! It's usually either sushi, ramen, donburi, and other typical Japanese foods but this time, it's Chazuke! What is a Chazuke you might ask? It's just cooked rice poured with green tea, dashi, or plain hot water, a pretty simple Japanese dish.

DODEE PAIDANG INDONESIA


I think this is a pretty popular restaurant in Australia but there this is more of a Thai street food. Have never been to the one in Australia but this DoDee Paidang in Jakarta opened in the end of 2017 at Puri Indah Mall, next to Ah Mei Cafe.

KURA SUSHI PIK


Anyone that sees this opening in Jakarta will definitely be interested to try like myself, as we have never been to Japan, so we have never tried that legendary gyukatsu that everyone who went to Japan will eat. We are definitely thankful that Jakarta has started to have a lot of these opening here!

MEE POK LAU LIM PIK


Yeah!! Another Bak Chor Mee is here! It's also in PIK, in line with Sweet Hut. This one is called Lau Lim Mee Pok and it's of course, a Singapore cuisine. Open from 7 am, so you can have this for breakfast as they also sell breakfast foods like butter toast and half boiled egg, all very Singaporean!

WAKI BBQ JAKARTA


Woohoo! Say hello to the new barbecue shop in town, Waki BBQ! This is supposed to be a Japanese BBQ but it somewhat has Korean dishes as well. It's located at Thamrin area near UOB Plaza, just hit it up in your GPS!

WARUNG BALI BEDUGUL PIK


My current favorite restaurant!! This Balinese restaurant at Pantai Indah Kapuk here is called Warung Bali Bedugul and it's located next to Warung Rawit.

SUSHI MATSU JAKARTA


New sushi house spotted!! This one is called Sushi Matsu and it's located at Menteng, near Grand Indonesia. The sushi here is all very photogenic, which is what attracted me in the first place, so let's try it!

JIN BAO PIK


Found something new here at Pantai Indah Kapuk! Located at Ruko Metro Galeri Broadway area, the one that has Starbucks and Burger King. This place is called Jin Bao and it's a Chinese restaurant but the plating is super pretty and nice, which is unlike the usual Chinese restaurant.

NISHIAZABU YUKASI RATU PLAZA JAKARTA


Randomly came here as we are looking for a less mainstream rerstaurant..lol! Surprisingly, this is inside Ratu Plaza, yes, the same Ratu Plaza where people usually came to fix their electronics..lol!

PASOLA RITZ CARLTON PACIFIC PLACE JAKARTA


Pasola here is actually the new Pacific Restaurant from Ritz Carlton Pacific Place, so what's the difference? Can't say much as it's 80% still the same..lol! I think they only change the interior to a more modern one but from the food, it's still 80% the same, which is why this post won't say that much. If you want the more detailed review, just click on the link!