Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

Cheese Cake Factory


From the name, I think I have to order their cheese cake. If that’s my first visit in any food places, I always order their specialty or chef recommendation food. Because starting from that thing,  you can decide to come back again or put them in your blacklist, haha….

I love their cheese cake. From Blueberry, Strawberry and Mix Fruit. The salty from cheese is definitely blended with the sugary creamy on top plus the sour taste of the fruit. Amazing! This time I bought a Strawberry Cheese Cake.

Strawberry Cheese Cake

Because I also a chocoholic, I order the chocolate cake version too. This time I try their Opera Cake. Layers of light almond sponge cake, coffee buttercream, and dark chocolate ganache make it the showstopping dessert. Quite nice! Fyi, the price range of cake is between 18 K to 25 K per piece. You can also buy the full tart cake version.

Opera Cake

Tomang Outlet

Jl Tomang Raya No. 41, Tomang Jakarta Barat 11440

Ph :+62 21 569 72777

Puri Outlet

Jl. Pesanggrahan Raya No. 63 C-D

Ph :+62-21-5806486

For other outlet, you can directly browse to their website :



Pondok Ikan Bakar Kalimantan


This restaurant location is out of Jakarta, but it’s easy to find. The position is 200 meters from Cimanggis Toll Booth. Very simple & open air concept restaurant. You have to reserve the seat first if you plan to come to this place during lunch time.

Pondok Ikan Bakar Kalimantan

Their specialty is Ikan Patin Bakar Bambu or Chili Catfish grilled inside the Bamboo (price 90 K to 130 K, depend on the fish’s weight). You can choose the weight of the fish by yourself. The fish is marinated by their spicy seasoning and grilled it inside the bamboo. The bamboo give the smoke sensation that soaked to the fish meat. The catfish texture is so fatty, I love that! Very yummy and I guarantee you will ask for extra rice!

Ikan Patin Bakar Bambu

I also order Udang Balado or Chili Shrimp (price 50 K). The taste is mediocrity, not as good as I expected.

Udang Balado

All food are served with 3 kind of chili : Balachan Chili, Mango Chili and Dabu-Dabu.


Pondok Ikan Bakar Kalimantan

Jl. Raya Tapos No. 1, Tapos

(200 meters out from Cimanggis Toll Booth)

Phone: (021) 8751395 / 8762217


Paradise Inn


Puri Mall is the nearest mall from my home. So I can tell you this is my second home. I can memorize every store or restaurant in that place :) If there’s a new restaurant open, I definitely knew it, haha…. Paradise Inn just open in early January 2013. I’m so curios to try it immediately. So I come here today at lunch. The design interior is very oriental, I love the window, you can see the pattern like that in the chinese epic movie. Lovely!

Paradise Inn

Great Hog Plum Juice with Sour Plum (price 20 K) become my beverage this afternoon. They also provide the liquid sugar to accompany the sour of the plum juice. Freshen up my day!

Sour Plum

Because I’ve colic in the morning, I choose the soup for appetizer. Double -boiled Pork Spare Ribs with Winter Melon & Dried Conpoy (price 38 K) is sound interesting. Chinese herbal soup….they say this kind of soup can helps to lower blood pressure and improves functionalities of stomach & kidney. Wow! Delicious and healthy at the same time!

Pork Spare Ribs Soup

At my first coming, I didn’t order any main course. I only choose the light snack, Stewed Pork Belly served with Lotus Bun (15 K per piece). The pork belly of course if so fatty & juicy, make me drooling! But I’m quite disappointed with the bun, cause it’s sticky all over my mouth. They have to consider to change the ingredients of the bun!

Stewed Bun

Before I leave that place, I order Mango Sago (price 25 K) which is mentioned on the first row of the dessert list. So I guess, this is their specialty dessert. The taste is quite good. The pomelo & bubble flushing with mango juice. Good choice!

Mango Sago

Paradise Inn

Plaza Indonesia, Basement 1 Fl Unit 25 – 27A
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28 – 30, Jakarta

Phone: (021) 2992-3848

Puri Indah Mall, 1st Fl Unit 102
Jl. Puri Indah Raya
Phone: (021) 582-2459 / 2895

Sarang Oci


Manado Cuisine is rarely encountered in West Jakarta area. There’s only one & the most famous, that I know,  is Sarang Oci, at Jalan Panjang. They adapt Morocco design as their interior, so colorful. A lot of family or friend gathering held in this place.

Sarang Oci

The must order appetizer is Perkedel Jagung or Crispy Corn Fritter (price 12 K to 20 K). I don’t know what flour they use to fried that corn, the result is so freaking crispy and I just can’t stop eat that fritter. They give us 2 different kind chili or sambal: Rica Chili & Dabu-dabu (green tomato,red onion & cayenne pepper slices w/ lemon juice,salt & sugar). The best Corn Fritter! I can’t find another fritter to be compared with this one.

Corn Fritter

For vegetables menu, I usually order Kangkung Bunga Pepaya or Watercress w/ Papaya Flower (price 22 K). The taste is combination between bitter and spicy. Blended perfectly!

Kangkung Bunga Pepaya

For soup option I recommend Kuah Asam Kakap/Goropa or Snapper/Goropa Fish Sour Soup (price 35 K to 47 K). The soup is made from fish broth boiled with lemon grass, orange leave, basil/kemangi leave, scallion & vinegar. So refreshing my throat & my stomache. 

Goropa Kuah Asam

At grilled area, you can choose Sirip Pari Bakar or Grilled Stingray Fin (price 43 K). They grilled it with spicy rica seasoning. So yummy. You can choose the spiciness level. The fish meat is so tender and you can eat the fish bone if you like it. Or you can choose to order Ekor Tenggiri Bakar or Grilled Mackerel Tail (price 60 K). They came with a huge size, the fish meat is so thick! Enough for 3 or 4 person.

Grilled Fish

For closing, you can order Es Kacang Merah Durian or Red Bean Ice with Durian (price 20 K). You can order it with or without Durian. The red bean is boiled very well and mix successfully with the ice, chocolate sauce & caramel. Perfect for hot weather!

Es Kacang Merah Durian

Sarang Oci

Jl. Panjang No. 99

Arteri – Kelapa Dua

Kebon Jeruk – Jakarta

Phone: (021) 5329791