Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Good foods, Annoying Time at Hongkong Cafe

This well known restaurant at Central Park Mall surely has indulged some foodies with their good foods and reasonable prices. Me, myself has marked this place as one of my favorites when i happened to be around this stuffy and crowded mall. Inside was quite spacious with old timber colored flooring and family type dining tables. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Ninotchka : Once is Never Enough

Been countless times visiting this cute coffee parlor, for some reasons this diner successfully attracts me to come over and over again. Reviewed it before ( CLICK ) Established as one of the hippest venue around Citra Garden residential area, i really think Ninotchka doesn't needs any promotions to jack up its name because it is already (really) popular and mostly filled with teenagers and school girls who are fond with sweets. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

We Are The Belly Clan!

Sabtu kemarin gue with some of my friends went to one of the newest establishment located at Intiland. Namanya cukup unik dan bikin penasaran "The Belly Clan" dan harusnya sebelum kesini gue reserve tempat dulu deh, soalnya pas sampai disitu tempatnya udah reserved semua tapi kita masih bisa makan disitu sampai jam setengah 8 dan cukup annoying pas setengah 8 itu langsung di kasih tau buat pindah ke bar. Well, next time visit udah wajib banget ya yang namanya reserve apalagi kalau hari Sabtu. Talking about the interior sih sebenarnya biasa aja, masih di dominasi dengan interior kayu berwarna gelap yang cukup enak di lihat mata. Ga terlalu spacey juga, yah menurut gue sih serba standard aja but in a good way. Nothing too fancy or less. Everything just right.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Gallery

A long swanky entrance with artistic display and pictures ushering our walked to the main restaurant. The Gallery really suit this either all you can eat or ala carte restaurant which is unimaginably located at Ciputra Mall. But, this restaurant is a part of from their Ciputra Hotel not their mall. I was fascinated by their art collections including sculpture, carvings, and pictures. You can enjoy all the goodness from The Gallery from IDR 212.000 and good news! Every Wednesday they have buy 1 get 1 promo which you really should use this awesome opportunity to indulge youself with their foods, and i must say, their FLAWLESS service.The services were just perfect, really attentive, polite, wide knowledge about their foods and products. Undeniably one of the best in town, i guarantee.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Spageddies : Monday Fever

I just hate when Sunday has come to its peak. Means i gotta face the boring routine as an ordinary college student, which i hope mine was a witch, vampire hunter or something. Facing a day full of idleness and lethargy. I decided to wreak my ire with an All You Can Eat ( AYCE ) package from Spageddies for IDR 85.000++ which is strategically located on the 4th floor of Senayan City. Actually, this is my very first visit since personally i am not a fan of Sency and the AYCE promo is too good to be miss.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Quick Review : Bonchon

Actually, this rapidly growing chain restaurants aren't new and i bet most of you already tried it or simply addicted by it. Seriously, it's like everywhere to be found. I had a very good first impression, i really love their chicken drumsticks while watching Prometheus about several months ago, it was well marinated at the skin but less marinated inside, tender, quite juicy and am a sucker for their finger licking special sauce. So, the point is you have to eat the chicken with the skin, it was really really good. I never really had one heavy meal there yet yesterday i still didn't have the chance to try due to the over-fullness big tummy. And i bother myself to pay another visit to bought an illegal snack to Blitzmegaplex. I rewarded myself 24pieces of Bonchon Bites and it's gone before the movie playing.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Roc N' Ron

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” I do really agree with this fabulous quote by Virginia Woolf. So, i never restrain myself from my voracious eating habit. That day, the rain was heavily dripped, the sky was dark and obscure, and occasionally sounds tight the rumble of thunder. The weather was unceasingly gloomy and made me felt cranky. I do really love rainy season yet ( sometimes ) hate it to the bones, it sort of love hate relationship. And yeah, the traffic was really testing my patience as a patient human being. Lets put aside the weather, and take a look of what Roc n Ron offered to carnivores. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fresh'n Your Day at BeetBeetle

Muara Karang is like a sacred place for Chinese peoples who loves to eat non-halal foods ( contain pork ) But, it is lack of hangout places like PIK, the haven of goodness which is located just a few km from it. So, here's BeetBeetle appeared as a rejuvenation for young peoples who lives nearby to enjoy Taiwanese snacks, Oriental-Western foods, or even grab a glass of beer. It is one teenage restaurant with cheerful concept. As i stepped inside, it was a minimalist not to mention fresh looking restaurant with homey ambiance. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Churros? Go, Churreria

It's been awhile since my last visit to Sumarecon Mall, Waiting for Wreck-It Ralph, me and my high school friend looking around for snacks then we decided to had some churros! Maybe who isn't familiar with Churreria would ask, what is a churro? sometimes referred to as a Spanish Doughnut, is a fried-dough pastry, predominantly choux, based snack. As long as i know Churreria is the most famous chain Churros restaurant at Indonesia. Fell in love with churros since my very first bite at Grand Indonesia's outlet. And here's what we ordered. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ginger Li

Kemang is known as one of hippest area in Jakarta. As if it's never sleep, an ever-changing area where new places mainly restaurants, bars or even clubs keep popping out after one another. These days, the clubs aren't that crowded and hip anymore. I visited Barcode about several weeks ago and it was nearly empty, unlike my very first time went there, it was so packed and stuffed. Therefore it is a paradise for a blogger such as myself yet i haven't explore it thoroughly. Ginger Li is a fine dining restaurant which is located at South of Kemang. An upper-class restaurant with refreshing atmosphere with catchy and soothing music, A Chinese restaurant mixed between Oriental-European. I love the qi-bao lady picture embedded on the wall. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kalaha at The Wharf

After a decade exploring the sea, Finally, i've found a restaurant depth inside a cavern named Remoire Cave. Ok, forget about it. Several weeks ago, i skipped class for whole day and ended up having a late dinner at Kalaha at The Wharf. By the time i was there, it was empty. Consider it as a luck for me, since i don't like taking pics when there's a lot of peoples around. Having a fast dinner made me feel like in the nest of pirates, with some nets attached as the foothold for the upper floor.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dragon Court

When i'm on my craving phase and i haven't fulfill it, i feel awful for no reasons. These days, i crave for dimsum and finally, this Saturday i got an invitation from yes, those duo friends of mine to attend a gathering at Dragon Court which is located at Media Hotel, formerly known as Sheraton. It is an all you can eat restaurant with affordable price considering the foods you eat and the comfort place to stay linger long. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Ciputra Mall or formerly known as Citraland is a mall which has stood for many years. It's like a spot for me who is a college student at nearby university to fill my belly after long, boring, and confiscating energy classes. Spotted a new Japanese restaurant opened at the 4th floor of Ciputra Mall named Torico. Is it good? I don't know about the good part since my very first try wasn't memorable, but it is quite affordable. Hopefully the 2nd visits turned out to be good. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Bobabits by Auntie Betsie

I know i am so yesterday just about to review this cool stuff right now. It's Bobabits one hip bubble store which is located at the heart of north Jakarta, PIK. Every month. new food stores just routinely popping out after one another. And there it is, Bobabits already catches the hearts of many Jakartans especially those who live nearby. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hotti-kultura World Diners

Hotti-Kultura is a minimalist restaurant with outdoor area for smoking and indoor area with some pastel colored seats and modest appearance. Hearing the word " World Diners " surely pumped my enthusiastic. What was captivated my attention was their mini bar and a mini book shelves filled with some readable books. Looks like they also serves a quite variant of liquors. It gave a homey nuance as i sat and look around. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Welcome Gong Cha at Central Park

As a fan of bubble tea, I was very excited when i heard its finally opened their very first store at Jakarta, specifically located at Central Park face-to-face with Come Buy and just beside everyone's favorite Sushi Tei ( at least not for me ). Recalling my very first time had this drink at Singapore, and it was quite satisfying. So there i was, queued patiently and got my cup of Yoghurt Green Tea (23k ) and Black Milk Tea ( 18k ) including additional topping which cost 3k/topping.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Random Eats

What crossed your mind if i say Carefour? a huge one-stop grocery store? yes, with an additional food stores at the inner part of Central Park's ( and any others ) Carefours. i ordered the very standard fried rice, Egg fried rice without chicken which cost 10k/plate. I wasn't hoping much,even just a speck of it. But,it turned out it was quite good for a mere 10k. Well-seasoned and quite savory. No chicken, but lack of those biting sensations. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Downtown Bistro

A few days ago, i went to one of the newest establishments ( is it ? ) at Central Jakarta which is specifically located at Landmark Building, Sudirman. I was intrigued after hearing several good talks from friends who preceded me. Unfortunately, by the time i was there with one of my friend, their indoor area was unavailable due to the some colloquium, talkshow, whatever you name it. Inevitably, we sat outside. Hoping they all would moved immediately. Poor us, they didn't moved even just a little bit.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Convivium Cafe Deli

Strategically located at Panglima Polim there lies an authentic Italian deli with homey concept and atmosphere strengthened by its warm lighting to lighten up those gloomy hearts. Stand under the name Convivium which means a banquet , dining-party , entertainment in Latin. In a nutshell, Convivium is a place for eat & drink , it's a place for gathering and having good times. It's an ordinary house which decorated extraordinarily, upon the entering, i saw well-furnished with wooden touches including their wooden shelves and wood panelling around the place, while the floors covered with cheerful wallpapers. For some peoples it's the type of place which binds you and make you want to come here again & again , but i don't know if it's apply to me. We'll see.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NEGEV : Art Dining & Gallery Bar

Dear NEGEV , I'm really sorry that i doubt about their good babbling about you . 
Yes , yes , yes . I mean it, NEGEV The only reason why i paid it a visit in this late century since it stood because the hesitation to try . Some of them said their food was sucks . Some of them said it was worth visiting . Located at City Plaza Building , no wonder if their luncheons are mostly filled with business peoples during Weekdays. Today is Wedne(shit)day, after a had an hour full of bewilderment faced the France exam. I found myself sitting beautifully in a beautiful place with polite , well-trained waiter and waitresses . No wonder they won over Jakartans hearts , they really turned this place out into a good art dining eatery .

Monday, October 15, 2012

Coffee Time at Monolog

Monolog is .... a....well , already rather old yet very well-known coffee bar at Plaza Senayan face-to-face with La Luce , those who often visits Southern area must be familiar with this place . Fell in love with its location that you can see an appealing wooden touches everywhere from in front of Monolog and others neighboring restaurants . Ambiance-wise , Matching and synch colors in harmony . Monolog has its own magnet to make ( at least ) for me to come over again and again .

Sunday, October 14, 2012

RumoRoso : House of Flavors

Stand under the same roof with the worldwide Tony Roma's , here's RumoRoso with its authenticity trying to ingratiate jakarta's Southerner . Precisely located at Senayan City's apartment . By the power of words , i heard that this minimalist yet chic restaurant offers delicious Indonesian's flavors pizzas such as : balado and rendang . Curiosity could kill a cat , so that day i'm happily sat beautifully and listening the explanation from the manager and the owner about their pizza , concept and target . One of the waitresses looked cool with tattoo at her hand could explained about the beverages very well , well done .

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ikkudo Ichi : Ramen of Northern

After encountered a day full of resentment , i need some self mitigation and refreshment . So , me and some of my college friends spin a steer to one of busiest area in North Jakarta . Yes , that crawling area especially when it's weekend. Ikkudo Ichi and Sengoku Noodle are both ramen restaurants which located at the heart of northern , PIK. I found myself as a ramen fan , personally i really like Hakata Ikkousha , and the notoriously expensive Santouka Ramen Hokkaido ( Santouka's broth are lighter ). Their thick broth which is rich of flavors are like magnet which makes me want to go there again and again.

Monday, October 8, 2012

SKYE : A Dine In The Sky

ALERT :  I highly suggest you to reserve your seats at least a week before the day . Especially on Weekend , it can be very crowded . On my very first visit i've booked my seats since 2weeks ago because on the 1st week i booked the seats , it was full already . This may not apply on Weekdays .

 Babblement before the content 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Shutting Down at Pad@28

Standing gallantly fueled by two upright white pretty pillars on the corner of Jalan Senopati and the road that takes you to SCBD , pad@28 which i believe stand for padkeeper28 adding itself as an another alternative place to rejuvenates yourself after faced a week of hectic bustle , i found this restaurant is a really good one . Their strong and bold outward appearance strengthened by their balmy , cozy , and engrossed interiors inside that i'm sure will make you extend your stay longer . I believe this place just about to make hits and splashes for active Jakartans who loves to hunts good places for shutting down a little while , having quality times with their fellas or just plain to enjoy good foods in a good place.                              

Thursday, October 4, 2012

NINOTCHKA Coffee Parlour & Diner

Ninotchka is one most popular venue in West Jakarta , which is exactly located at Citra Garden 6 . Sonia Eryka a blogger , an artist ( maybe ) and more , promoted Ninotchka several times in her blog and so on ( heard this from one of my friends ) .
From whoever Ninotchka got its popularity it doesn't matter . As a dessert parlour , Ninotchka serves several kinds of yummy desserts with an  environmentally friendly prices but i do think the portions are kinda bit small . Been here several times , this place seems crowded by students and teenagers. Well , with those affordable prices , cute and simple concept that inviting you to come in , and with those tempting desserts . what are reasons for you not to come here?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pempek Vena : Poris Treasure

Far far away from Jakarta ( actually it's not that far away ) in Tangerang's region . There's hide a well-known empek-empek eatery named : Pempek Vena , for those who doesn't know what is empek-empek , let me explain it first . Pempek is best-known Palembang dishes , Pempek dough is made from a mixture of boneless ground fish meat, most commonly tenggiri ,with water, salt and tapioca. While its Kuah cuka is produced by adding palm sugar , vinegar , chilli pepper , garlic, and salt to boiling water. The color of this sauce is dark brown. This sweet, sour and spicy sauce is essential for flavouring the pempek, since the pempek dough is very mildly savoury

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Indomie Abang Adek : HOT HOT HOT !!

Who lives in West of Jakarta especially Tomang , if you haven't heard this phenomenal Indomie food stall , you better pack your belongings and find somewhere else to live ( i'm just kidding !! don't kill me ) Me , myself has been countless times visits this place and still do sometimes at night after quality times with some good friends which usually is on Saturday . It is really famous for their insane level of spiciness . From the bottom to top they are all so spicy . Even for the regular level of spiciness , it is very spicy!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Jong Ga : A Warm Korean BBQ & Restaurant

I start the beginning of this month posts with wonderful start given by Jong Ga , a warm Korean restaurant which is located one the busiest city center , Hayam Wuruk. Jongga is standing in a one building together with Gandy Steak , it appears that the owners are brothers or something.

Jong Ga is an authentic Korean restaurant using their very own and secret food recipes dropped by their ancestors , carried by their descendants . Mr Yoon is a Korean who travels the world and published his own travelling book and a main chef in Jong Ga. He is like one of the humblest , greatest , modestest chef and world traveler i ever knew.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

NANNINI's Beetle Juice

Established on 1995 , Nannini firstly opened their outlet at Plaza Senayan under the name of Nannini Grill , then evolved into freshen air Nannini which took place at Plaza Indonesia . At the first glance i thought Nannini offered modest foods with average price but i wronged , Nannini is an upscale restaurant with minimalist concept yet chic and stylist .

Friday, September 28, 2012

One Fine Week at Sampoerna's Bibliotheque

their fancy entrance
Last week i was accompanied by couple of friends visiting Bibliotheque a well-known fine dining restaurant which is located at behind the majestic pillars of Sampoerna Building . A marksman location for elites gathered or just plain enjoy their lunch or dining times. Once we got there with a full tummy , there was a mini version of red carpet welcomed our presence. There were also an outdoor area just on the left & right side before the entrance.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Black House : Make Your Black Day Brighter

Started to operating since 2 months ago , this newly born venue will soon enough catch the hearts of Jakartans. Using bow tie as their hallmark and self identity , Black House is another must to go place. I was attracted by their concept where they have 7 different concepts composed of 4 floors building which is located at Tirtayasa , Kebayoran Baru .

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mr Karaage

Waited for TED me and my friend wandering around at Central Park's lower ground floor . Actually , we planned to ate bonchon bites but because we were kinda often eats bonchon so we decided for having a "light" dinner at Mr Karaage . It wasn't packed . But a few minutes after our arrival , customers started to came one by one . I know we are lucky charms *kid.

Back then i mistaken Mr Karaage as Kamikaze Karaage which is located just few steps after Mr Karaage. It is a cute restaurant with just 3-4 tables inside and more tables outside . I love their minimalist and simple furniture . With a little touch of garden concept at the outside . This chicken specialist restaurant is quite worth of visit .

Spicy Karaage 35k
Consists of : 3 upper thighs chickens , salad and soup . I didn't touch the salad and soup at all . The chicken was quite crispy . They were delicious , but , for me somehow it tasted like nuggets / frozen chickens at supermarket . Nonetheless it was good.

forgot the name 26k ( small )
This was my friend's . I asked her before wrote this review but appeared that she didn't caught a clue . What's important this was delicious with mayo and some kind of ketchup poured on the chicken . This one tasted like katsu or perhaps this menu named chicken katsu ? *straightface

as long as i remember .. The left one named : Mango pudding ( 9k ) & the right one named Orange something ( 12k )
The pudding was just okay , it was quite heavy in size and solid in texture . I prefer the lighter and chewable one . And that orange something ( oh , forgot the name also ) was good! It was like eating orange in a new way .

simple & quite sweet . if you ask me.
And at the end but not the end , let me post my narcissistic photo ( just one , want more ? :P ) here .

err . eyebags .

Central Park Mall, Lower Ground L211 & L257B 
+62 21 29200223  

See you soon Mr Karaage . ah , almost forgot to mention that they were giving good services also .

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Social House

Recalled those times when i passed through social house sign on 3rd floor of Grand Indonesia's foodhall  . But , i never got the chance to paid visits . If i'm not mistaken it was located one floor above the foodhall. But it appeared that they've changed their location to the 1st floor of East part of Grand Indonesia and you can only get there by using the lift in front of Gramedia.

Yesterday , I paid it a visit to killed my curiosity toward the one of most famous Ismaya's venues at Jakarta. The entrance itself wasn't big ,when i stepped inside there was a hallway to the main restaurant . I found it quite pretty.

hallway to the main restaurant

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Openrice gathering at Taiyo Sushi

Yesterday i woke up late , skipped my class and faced the traffic and the result wasn't that encouraging because i was late about 1hour ++ to attended openrice gathering which is held at Taiyo Sushi located at Pluit , North of Jakarta . Also because of my lateness some foods were gone already . *sniff

As i stepped inside , a waitress wore pink kimono greeted me and escorted me to openrice bloggers tables which was somewhat bit scary caused by the inconvenienced of being late . So i sat at the corner and looked most of the foods were already eaten out .

seriously lately the sun was piqued my patience , it was extremely hot and bright

the lady in kimono went away when i took this pic
The interior of Taiyo's is simple , dominated by light wooden colored furniture , and bright . The place itself was quite spacious . Their workers also nice and friendly , too bad they weren't that attentive . Yes , i was late and they saw me sat on my seat yet they didn't asked me what to drank although some of them were passing through my seat.

Chawan mushi 12k
This chawan mushi was nice , it was a steamed egg custard and on top it there was ( i don't know what its name since i am not familiar with Japanese restaurant ) but it was something i often sees in Naruto . This chawan mushi was served in a cute glass .

Kare Pasta 45k
I gulped when i saw this menu on the table . I was so hungry back then since i was in hurried and as a curry lover i really enjoyed it . It was creamy , quite strong curry , its fettucine was tasty , potatoes and carrots were well cooked . It was sweet and quite spicy but not enough for me . How i wish they made this kare pasta with higher level of spiciness . The portion wasn't satiated .

Tempura Maki 22k
To tell you the truth , i am not a sushi monster but when i ate it , it was good , i liked the floss and i didn't felt nauseated . Because there were times i ate sushi and i wanted to threw up , i didn't like the smell of the wasabi , their chillies and so on. But this wasn't . So i think Taiyo sushi is fit for me.

Aburi Mozarella Roll 56k
It was quite tempted in presentation , coated with crispy seaweed outside and filled with crabstick , salmon , mozzarella and floss . I couldn't tasted the mozzarella . But it was good.

So that's all what i ate and there were also spicy salmon fry and taiyo special roll which i couldn't tried . But i believe they tasted good .

you can see they prepare your sushi here.
I was having good times here , and this is my second times to join in gathering . Since i am still new and it just a month since i started writing . I am looking forward for another gathering and there i met some new friends . Thanks Openrice & Taiyo Sushi for having me and sorry for the late coming .

bloggers who came , nice to see y all :)

Taiyo Sushi,
Jl. Pluit Putera Raya No. 17
Jakarta Utara
Tel: 6631652