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

Monday, September 17, 2012

Luna Negra

Last Saturday i went to Luna Negra for lunch , i was excited because this is my very first visit after hearing those good gabble from several friends and seeing some of good reviews from fellow bloggers. So , after reserved the seats which i must say it was practical because i just simply reserved the seats via BBM . We were there at Luna Negra .

From what i knew this place is hip and similar to other venues which there are socialites gather and have some quality times. During the lunch it was nearly empty and was surprisingly dazzling . The sun was hot and it was naturally lightened the room through the super big black windows .

I love how they put a tree in the middle of the room and there were some iron balls ( ? ) i don't know what to called it hanging on the ceiling . It was unique and it could be its trademark . Dominated by black & dark brown wooden furniture this semi fine dining restaurant is another must venue to visit .

Also loved their attentive and polite waiter-resses who can explained their menu in detail . Their BBM on my friendlist was also helping when i want to reserve seats there.

And our ( hopefully ) evening makers were coming one by one .

chicken breast mushroom 95k
This is mine , it came in a very big white plate with appetizing presentation . There were also mushrooms , cucumber , eggplant , red & green paprika and tomato which i couldn't ate them since i didn't like them . How i can recommend to change them with more edible substitutes . Their chicken was tender and tasty . And i love their mushroom sauce all over the chicken . It was satiated and I totally recommend this menu for you to try except those vegetables.

salmon pink sc 175k
The salmon came in a beautiful presentation . poured by cream sauce and those pink pepper made it cuter . The meat was pink and yum . it was soft and somehow those combination between the salmon and the sauce was unexplainable tasty in some way .

spaghetti carbonara turkey 83k , hainan duck rice 89k
Carbonara was just okay . Seriously i could only tasted the cheese and i didn't know where the turkey part was and so with the hainan duck rice , tasted just okay and nothing to babbled about . These two are not bad dishes but not that special thou .

bento I 108k
A big bento box consists of cooked vegetables , crackers , sweet sour sauce fish , and risoles 
Everything in the box were okay .And the fish was tasty .

creme brulee 55k
The top perfectly caramelized and sweet , perhaps the most impressing creme brulee i ate so far . And their custard base was simply made me keep me wants to eat it . Enjoyed every spoons of it . But i thought it was kinda overpriced for a creme brulle.

My favorite drink , similar to "Happy Days Are Here Again By Tin Pan Alley .. Definitely my favorite over boring Luna Ice Tea . Sweet & refreshing also i could tasted the orange pieces in every suctions. 

Overall we were all satisfied with our visit and hopefully there will be some promos here so that will be the reason for us to come back anytime soon . With decent foods and flawless services , I totally recommend Luna Negra as one of your must visit list :) 

see how the place was brightly shine and my camera couldn't handle it

And not forget to slipped another narcissistic picture of me and my companions 

Plaza Bapindo
Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 54-55
Citibank Tower, Ground Floor Senayan - Jakarta Selatan
021 2995 0077
BBM : 23B83D4C

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Kemang Icon's Icon : The Edge Bistro

The Edge, a beautifully decorated lift brought me to the 5th floor of Alila hotel , Kemang . As the lift door opened , i saw a beautiful stairs dominant in white with natural greens motive embedded on it and what mesmerized me was the pink petals along the stairs . Their indoor wasn't spacious , i think what's being emphasized was the outdoor and yes i was right .  The ambiance were classy yet romantic . I was like having a sweet dine on the yatch

It wasn't packed back then so i could explored the place thoroughly .Outdoor was spacious and i could see the open kitchen there . There were some white comfy looked sofa with white curtain installed on it , it drew my attention unfortunately we couldn't sat and relaxed there since you got to pay at least for 2000k . I sat near the pool located on the upper floor of the outdoor . And my curiosity about those petals were answered . An anonymous couple were celebrating their anniversary there . Aw, that was sweet and the place was suitable for celebrating anniversary or maybe birthday.

After we took seats , the waiter gave us the menu and surprisingly it was only made of from 3 sheets of papers written with big captions and there weren't much options in the menu . So , i went to their sandwich 65k and it was their specialty sandwich . I forgot the name but it was on the first place in the sandwich menu . My friends ordered their nasi goreng kampung 65k & smoked salmon 60k. For the drinks we were ordered the boring lychee ice tea , the juices priced 55k and i thought it wasn't worth juice at that price.

The bread was crunch in fact a little bit too hard for me . The wedges were nicely cooked but tasted plain, it need to be more seasoned . Inside the bread were tasty smashed chicken , cheese and greens . I really loved their smashed texture chicken , and the size was quite satiated.

Their nasi goreng kampung was delicious , too bad the portion was just small and kinda overpriced if you ask me . For 65k i think they should made the rice in a bigger portion . Their salmon was just okay .

minimum purchase IDR : 2.000.000

Overall I was having great times there and looking forward my next visit here to taste their very limited menu and maybe i'll try their steak next time .. the steak starts from 180k +
The place was nice , the foods were decent and the service was nearly flawless .

see you soon The Edge Bistro :)

The Edge
Opening Hours:
10.00am – 11.00pm
 +62 21 719 7989 
You can also download the menu in their official site : HERE 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Senayan Cafe : A day with Chef Patrick Farjas


I got a rare chance tasting menus made by Chef Patrick Farjas himself at Hotel Century Park , Jakarta. Thanks to yukmakan who gave me the chance to made it happen . As an amateur blogger who started his blog less than month , this is a chance that i wouldn't even missed .

Felt guilty as well due to the my carelessness left my camera behind . Luckily a nice gentleman who wears his smile most of the time lending me his camera . I bet it's not easy for someone to lend his camera to an anonymous person . To be honest it caused me a little bit of faux pas. I must say they gave a great hospitality . Friendly & warm service .

I was too early about the first person who came that day . After a several bloggers began to arrived , we tour-guided by Mr Wisnu & others to take a look at the hotel rooms , from standard room - president suite . I must say the president suite was mind blowing . It was beautifully and carefully decorated . It will cost you about IDR : 8.000.000 + to spend a quality night there . Sorry , i can't give you the sightings of the rooms . You know , a little bit human error thingy .

We returned to our starting point " Senayan Cafe " which it will take place for our quality luncheon with the only one Maître Cuisinier de France  in Indonesia , Chef Patrick Farjas . It is a prestigious tittle bestowed upon talented chefs to spread France cultures and cooks all over the world also his passion toward culinary and cooking brought him to became an Executive Chef Plumed Horse at Saratoga – Bay Area & Olympic Club Lakeside, San Francisco. The Association of Maître Cuisiniers de France logo is to : preserving and spreading French culinary art , encourage training in cooking and aiding the development of national.

But to tell you the truth , the air-con wasn't too cold . In fact it was a little bit hot . A beautiful decorated long table for a banquet already reserved for us . It was kinda awkward for me since i don't know anyone else there and you know , i felt a little bit pressure since i was the only one amateur blogger there ? After waited for a quite long time , here he came . The Chef with his foods . I was enthusiastic when the Chef came . He looked so humble and kind , He was active in explaining the foods and sat among us . Enough the babbling and get straight to what was on the table .

elegantly decorated and not to forget the Indonesian touch
complimentary bread with elle & vire french butter
salad as starter . fresh & refreshing

The salad wasn't looked too appetizing if you ask me . But, when you ate it . It was refreshing . The sourness level was also just right . But , i couldn't finished them up because i am not a fan of salad . Some fellow bloggers finished the salad . I bet it must be pretty good then . Not too long after a waiter picked up the salad plates . Here came the star :
Crispy skin cajun style tasmanian salmon with tropical salsa
The salmon was so good . Seriously , i was the first who finished the plate . I thought the skin was slightly overcooked back then . But nay , i was wrong . It wasn't overcooked . I must say it was impressive , rich of flavors and what amazed me more was the skin was tasted perfect and crunch . You know , most of the fish skins weren't crunch and left that fishy sensation in the mouth. The meat was beautifully done . It was pink and tender , tasty and yum . The salsa under the fish was also refreshing but again i am not a fan . And again i must say this salmon wasn't smelled fishy and rancid at all . Tumpeng style rice was ok. I managed to finished the plate except the salsa.

Apple pie with anonymous tasty white cream
The desert was a simple apple pie . Simple means not so-so . Instead behind that simple look hide a good and tasty apple pie . Apple slices on the pie was sweet and as an incurable sweet tooth sufferer . There's no way i don't like this amazing pie . Its white cream was the star but too little on the plate . Wished i can asked for more white cream and how i wish i can use my hands to enjoy this pie . But , no i won't do that .

That's all , after enjoying our quality lunch time with Century Park hotel gentlemen & Chef Patrick we took some pictures and obviously i am who's a narcissist also took a picture with Chef Patrick .

Overall , i was having good times there . The services were great . The hotel was amazing . The foods were satisfying . It was a Saturday mood maker before going to having fun with my companions afterwards . Who am i to asked for more ? blessed :) and uh , we also got another sweet treat from Sweet Corner . I can chose whatever i want . only 1 piece thou . I want more ! I want more ! pardon this greedy fatty blogger .

I chose blackforest . sorry , you only can look the plastic ;p
See you again in the future Century Park Hotel . Thanks for the invitation and the great hospitality

 Century Park Hotel 
Senayan Cafe
 Reservation: 62 - 21-5712041
 Jl.Pintu Satu Senayan, Jakarta