Category Archives: Asian Food

Bakerzin

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Café ini sih sudah tersohor sejak lama. Kalau di Plaza Senayan, café ini selalu full, bahkan pas hari biasa juga susah dapat tempat duduk. Hikz…Kali ini saya coba nongkrong di cabang Tangerang, sekaligus janjian meeting dengan teman.

Untuk appetizer, saya order yang super ringan: Nachos (IDR 40k). Tumpukan kripik nachos dengan topping cream cheese, potongan tomat dan acar cabai hadir di hadapan saya. Yang saya sayangkan, kok kripiknya melempem ya?

Nachos Bakerzin

Untuk main course saya order Linguine Bratwurst (IDR 65k). Sepiring pasta ukuran lumayan banyak dilengkapi dengan sosis bratwurst yang diiris tebal-tebal. Bratwurst-nya enak. Untuk pastanya diolah ala Asia, jadi agak manis gitu. Kalau saya pribadi sih lebih suka pasta yg dimasak ala carbonara, hehe…

Linguine Bratwurst Bakerzin

Hidangan utama lain yang saya pesan adalah Salmon Steak (IDR 95k). Potongan Salmon ukuran medium di-grilled kecoklatan sampai kulit Salmon-nya berasa garing & ditaburi dengan black pepper. Dilengkapi dengan assorted veggies seperti wortel, buncis & kentang yang telah ditumis dengan butter. Lumayan delish! Mungkin bakal lebih mak nyus kalau daging Salmon-nya pakai yang bagian belly-nya….jadi agak berlemak gitu, pasti berasa juicy!

Salmon Steak Bakerzin

Untuk closing, secara saya cake lover, saya order Choco Amer Cake (IDR 30k). Cake coklat dengan lapisan kue coklat tipis plus chocolate ganache yang tebal dengan topping bubuk coklat halus. Must order buat chocolate lover!!! Saya suka sekali!

Choco Amer Cake Bakerzin
Kelapa Gading Mall

Sentra Kelapa Gading 3, 1st Floor No.39

Jl. Boulevard Kelapa Gading Blok M

Jakarta Utara 14240

 

Plaza Senayan 2nd Floor, Unit 209C-211C-213C

Jl. Asia Afrika No.8

Senayan – Jakarta 10270

 

Plaza Indonesia 2nd Floor Unit 071

Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30

Jakarta 10350

 

Pondok Indah Mall 2, 1st Floor Unit 141

Jl. Metro Pondok Indah

Jakarta Selatan 12310

 

Sumarecon Mall Serpong DGF Unit 226

Serpong – Tangerang

Ph: 021-29310576

 

 

 

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Chakra Hall and Lounge

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Bila sedang jenuh dengan suasana Jakarta, saya sering ‘melarikan diri’ ke daerah Tangerang. Kebetulan saya lihat dari facebook teman ada mall baru di BSD city: The Breeze. Katanya sih bagus. Langsung saya iseng untuk meninjau kesana.

Sempat nyasar gak jelas, finally dengan ditntun teman saya via telepon, ketemu juga mall baru itu. Kalau dari bentuknya bisa dibilang sangat berbeda dengan konsep mall pada umumnya. Konsepnya open air dan toko-tokonya tersebar per block. Persis seperti konsep mall di Bali Collection, Nusa Dua-Bali. Letak mall ini ada di seberang danau, di dalamnya banyak spot-spot taman kecil. Tempat ini cocok banget untuk sekedar refreshing, melepas stress.

Setelah mengelilingi area tersebut, saya putuskan untuk mencari tempat bersantai. Masih banyak stall yang kosong. Lalu saya lihat area di seberang jembatan ada hall yang lumayan besar yang ternyata adalah sebuah lounge.

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Benar saja, ketika saya masuk tempat ini benar-benar terasa lapang. Kursi dan meja ditata cukup berjauhan, secara privacy sangat nyaman. Kursinya pun berukuran besar sehingga kita betah berlama-lama untuk duduk. Tempatnya asyik banget untuk hang out bersama keluarga atau sahabat (tersedia free wifi). Lounge ini dikelilingi oleh dinding kaca, sehingga kita dapat melihat pemandangan di luar berupa danau dan pepohonan. Nice view!

chakra lounge

Karena datang dengan perut kenyang, maka saya putuskan untuk pesan dessert saja. Untuk minuman saya hanya pesan Hot Green Tea-refill (Rp.20.000,-) dan Orange Juice (Rp.23.000,-). Untuk orange juice-nya asli bukan sirup.

tea chakra

orange juice chakra

Untuk dessert saya pesan Strawberry Cream Waffle (Rp.35.000,-), yaitu 2 potong waffle yang disajikan dengan ice cream vanilla, strawberry sauce, cream cheese sauce dan potongan buah strawberry. Bagian luar waffle-nya garing, tapi bagian dalamnya saya bilang kurang moist dan akan lebih enak kalau bagian dalamnya diberikan butter. Secara rasa ya biasa saja sih.

strawberry waffle chakra

Yang kedua, saya pesan dessert: Warm Choco Cake (Rp.29.000,-). Cake ini persis seperti Lava Cake/Melted Cake, luarnya cake Chocolate, dalamnya diisi dengan chocolate sauce/cair hangat. Disajikan dengan ice cream vanilla dan blueberry sauce. Tekstur cake-nya lembut dan nendang banget rasa coklatnya. Cake ini dibuat secara sempurna, ketika kita bongkar bagian atasnya, terlihat bagian dalamnya berupa coklat cair langsung mengalir keluar. Suka banget dengan dessert ini, karena sensasi hangatnya cake dan dinginnya ice cream berpadu dalam satu suapan. Must order!

warm choco chakra

Disini juga menyediakan hidangan appetizer berupa aneka Soup, Salad & Light Bites (Nachos, Potato Skin, Calamary, etc). Untuk main menu ada Beef Marsala, Grilled Salmon Fillet, Roasted Chicken, Fish & Chips. Ada juga aneka Pasta, Pizza dan masakan Asian seperti Oxtail Soup, Mie Tomat, Ayam Bakar, Chicken Curry, etc. Kalau hanya ingin sekedar minum, disini juga menyediakan aneka wine yang bisa dipilih langsung.

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THE BREEZE

Jl. Boulevard BSD Raya

BSD City-Tangerang

Warung Made

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Warung Made was established in 1969 and has become a social eating and meeting venue for locals, expats and tourists alike. It has grown from a traditional roadside stall into a cosmopolitan restaurant serving a variety of local and international food in Bali.

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Tonight I choose their Nasi Campur Special (special mixed rice). Price 65 K. One portion rice came with many side dishes, for about 12 kinds. Well, I will mention them one by one. Please be patient, haha….

 

–         Sayur Nangka ditumis dg wortel-buncis-terong (young jackfruit sautéed with carrot-green bean-eggplant)

–         Opor Ayam (chicken cooked with coconut milk until the sauce became thick)

–         Lawar Ayam (assorted veggies-young coconut & shredded of chicken meat mixed with Balinese spices & chili)

–         Balado Terong (spicy eggplant)

–         Semur Daging Sapi (beef cooked with sweet ketchup)

–         Urap (assorted boiled veggies with grated of coconut on top)

–         Ikan Kari (fish cooked with coconut milk)

–         Udang Balado (red chili shrimp)

–         Crispy Tempeh (it made from soy bean)

–         Salt Fish Crackers

–         Spicy Tuna

–         Sate Lilit Ikan (fish skewer)

–         Acar Ketimun (pickled cucumber)

–         And finally, they sprinled it with Serundeng on top (sweet fried grated coconut).

Nasi Campur Special Made

Incredible, isn’t it? The dish is very rich of taste and will give you a chance to taste assorted of Indonesian food’s flavor. The beef meat, chicken even their shrimp is so tender. They cooked so perfect & very delicious. All side dishes are not too spicy. Don’t forget to order their fresh Pineapple Juice (Price 17 K) or Orange Juice (Price 15 K) to accompany this awesome dish! So… if you still can’t sleep in the night, just walk around Kuta and get chill in this place with your friends & family.

You can also order their top 20 dishes, such as: Fried Rice, Gado-Gado, Mixed Rice, Curries, Spare Ribs, Spring Rolls, Beef or Pork Skewer, Grilled Snapper, Thai Salad, Sandwiches, Rujak/Fruit Salad, Pasta Putanesca, Fried Noodles, Maybelle Special (fish or chicken cooked in aluminium foil), Sashimi, Steaks, Prawns, Suckling Pig and Pancakes. Bon Appetit!

 

Warung Made

 

Branch Pande Mas

Kuta – Bali

Phone: 0361-755297

 

Branch Seminyak

Kuta – Bali

Phone: -361-732130

 

 

Kitchenette

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Ismaya group is famous with their visionary restaurant concept. One of the most success is Kitchenette. I often walk by this restaurant (at Plaza Indonesia), and found that place is always crowded. You have to queue before you get your table.

Thanks God, on my first visit I straightly got my table. Kitchenette’s concept is to create a social space, in form of a restaurant/café that portrays the experience of dining inside a kitchen of a friend whose family members love to cook.

Kitchen cabinet, kitchen equipments and kitchen accessories with ‘messiness structure’ creating the cozy, homey and casual atmosphere. Very nice concept!

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First dish I ordered is their chef recommendation: Gusteau. Price 65 K. It’s savory galettes (similar like pancake) with mozzarella cheese, potato chips, rosemary and pork bacon. The chewy texture of mozzarella blended well with the tasty galettes. You can also substitute the pork bacon with turkey bacion. Very scrumptious!

Gusteau

I also order Baked Truffle Macaroni & Cheese with Turkey Bacon. Price 69 K. So creamy and cheesy! Yummy, I like it! Must order!

Baked Macaroni

For dessert, I choose Raspberry Macaroon with Vanilla Ice Cream & Almond Sprinkle. Price 35 K. The macaroon taste is too sweet for me. It came in the huge size, suitable for 2 persons. Not my favorite dessert, but it’s quite nice.

Raspberry Macaroons

Kitchenette

Plaza Indonesia Extension 1st Floor Unit E 16

Jl. MH Thamrin Kav.28-30

Jakarta Pusat

Phone: 021-29923580

Central Park – Tribeca Park

Jl. Letjen S Parman – Jakarta Barat

Phone: 021-29200260

Senayan City Ground Floor

Jl. Asia Afrika Lot 19

Jakarta Selatan

Phone: 021-29329250

Jeans Chili Chicken

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This restaurant is new comer in Gandaria City Mall. So, I really curious to try it as soon as possible. The word ‘chili’ is attract me to dine in that place, because you’ve already knew that I’m a spicy food lover.

Simply wood furniture design with red-blue-yellow-white color combination is reminds me of kindergarten school. It seems fun & nice place to enjoy with your family.

Jeans Chili Chicken

Jeans Chili Chicken is originating from South Korea then they open the branch in Sydney-Australia. With successful operations in there, it has finally arrived by popular demand to Jakarta.

On my first coming, I definitely try their specialty: Chili Chicken. Price 52 K for small portion. Their barbeque smoked chicken cooked in their secret Korean chili recipe. It’s taste so hot & spicy. You can ask for the spiciness level. Suddenly it’s warm my belly!

Chili Chicken

You have to order their Rice Ball. Price 20 K. It’s the gelatinous rice mixed with seaweed flakes. Quite nice. But it will more delish if they serve it on hot temperature.

Rice w/ Seaweed Flakes

The unique thing that surprising me is: they gave me this tools! Wew!

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Yes! That’s the scissor and plastic glove. This is the right way to eat your chili chicken. First you must cut the chicken in little bite pieces. Then use your plastic glove. Grab one piece chicken, mix it with the rice. Mold it until they became a ball. Now, you have your chili chicken rice ball! Quite troublesome but it’s fun instead!

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Jeans Chili Chicken

Gandaria City Mainstreet UG

Jl. Sultan Iskandarsyah Muda

Jakarta Selatan

Phone: 021-23936374

De Mingle

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It’s a rare thing to find in Jakarta a restaurant that specialized on Dutch cuisine. One that I knew is Hema Resto located at Radio Dalam. Actually, I knew this resto, De Mingle, from my facebook friend. He posted many food photos from this resto. It looks so good. Beside I get used to eat Dutch Food, because my mom can cook some kind of them.

It’s so easy to find that place, because I know the West Jakarta streets quite well. The design interior is modern minimalis, simple but adorable. They used the wood table set combine with white & bright colors. Soft blue couches along the left side are nicely paired with white vase on the table. I like their hanging black lamp too, they have a yellow & green color inside. They also have a second level too; usually the customers held the event (such as birthday party, gathering, casual meeting, reunion,etc) in that place.

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For appetizer, I order Bruinebonen Soep. Price 35 K. A savory red bean soup with shredded of beef meat and garnish with crountous (cubes of fried or baked bread). It’s  taste quite good. The red bean boiled very well, not too tender, but still feel fresh. But pity, too small portion.

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Because I came with quite a fully tummy, so I decided to order light snacks. The first snack is Indische Pastel. Price 32 K. It’s a baked potato with carrot, string bean, mushroom that cut in pieces with peas, sausage & vermicelli. Nom…nom…so tasty!

Indische Pastel

Next snack is Mayo Risolles. Price 29 K. Three pieces risolles with bacon, egg & cheese inside. Quite good. I think it will be more scrumptious if they put more mayo inside. Eat it with spicy chili sauce!

Mayo Rissoles

For healthy food, I choose Vruchten Sla. Price 45 K. Assorted fruit such as apple, strawberry, grape, lychee sprinkle with raisin & grated almond on top. Refreshing! The sauce taste sweet, perfectly blended with the sourness of the fruits. I like it!

Vruchten Sla

De Mingle

 

Graha Handaya

Jl. Raya Perjuangan Kav 12A Unit C

Kebon Jeruk – Jakarta Barat

Phone: 021-53660431

The Playground

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When I was a little girl, I usually play with my friends on The Playground almost every evening. Play on the swing, merry go-round, bicycle, hide & seek, you can mention it one by one. I really have fun there. So now, if I can find such kind of place wrap in the form of restaurant, you can guess that I will be very happy to dine in there. With the lighting dim & strong concept, they presented the cozy place & childhood nostalgic ambience very well. Sitting on the swing while you can eat a good food is a pleasure thing!

The Playground

For beverage, I only order the simple thing: Hot Cammomile Tea (price 30 K) and Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice (price 35 K). I like how they use the Sunkist Orange for their juice. So refreshing! And they serve it in the cute jar.

Hot Cammomile & Orange Juice

The waitress suggested me to order Teriyaki Wings for appetizer. Price 45 K. It’s a bowl of crispy wings with cabbage salad underneath. On my first bite, I feel their crunchiness blended well with the teriyaki sauce that soaked in the skin part to the meat. It’s so delicious! Must order!

Teriyaki Wings

For main dish, I choose Red Cheddar Dory. Price 58 K. I asked a special order to the waitress, I wanna change the side dish from french fries to boiled spinach. More healthy! Quite a big portion for me. They steamed the dory fish & pour it out with cheddar cheese & give grated peanuts on the top. Delish! I like it!

Red Cheddar Dory

Carbonara for the next dish. Price 50 K. As usually, a plate of spaghetti with creamy sauce & bacon chunks. The creamy sauce is so yummy & cheesy. Very scrumptious! Good pasta!

Carbonara

I really recommended this place. All dishes that I ate are so delicious! It’s worth with the price. I definitely will come back at another time.

The Playground

 

Plaza Indonesia Ext 4th Floor Unit E18,E19 & E21

Jl. MH Thamrin Kav 28-30

Jakarta Pusat

Phone: 021-29923747

D’Breeze

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I passed by Meruya road so many times, because I took that route twice a week on the way to the office. So I really noticed if there’s a new resto that open along that road. Finally I have a chance to came & try their dishes yesterday for lunch.

With natural & minimalis design, they give us the serenity ambience like the villas in Puncak. The small wood bridge on their fish pond, many decorative trees, rattan & wood table set are represented the natural atmosphere.

d'breeze

“Simply Good Food”! That’s their quote. This noon, I will order their promotion menu that they put on the banner in front of the resto: Australian Wagyu Beef. Price 58 K. I put a high expectation for this dish, because there’s a “wagyu” word, that means it has to be a tender meat. And second, there’s an “Australian” word, that means it has a high quality import meat.

They came on the unique plate, a steak with mushroom sauce, salad with thousand island dressing & of course french fries. The meat is tough, hard to chew. I spew it out a lot of pieces on the tissue. Unable to crushed it with my teeth. The mushroom sauce is too salt. Less of creamy & sweetness taste. This is the bad version of steak. Not good at all. I feel so disappointed! What are they think of? How dare they label it as a “Import Wagyu Beef”? I feel so cheated!

Australian Wagyu Beef

I don’t know if I wanna come back again to this place again. Because I like the design place so much. Maybe I will try one more time to eat another dishes.

D’breeze

Taman Aries Utama Blok H1 / 1

Jl. Meruya Raya

Jakarta Barat

Phone: 021-5863070

Mr. Pancake

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Located at the mall, this place is offers the varieties of their menu. With pancake & waffle as their specialty (you can choose many flavors: original, sweet & savory), they also provide western food (steak & sandwich), asian food (tom yam fried rice, chicken basilica, chicken termidor, Japanese grilled beef,etc) and Italian food (assorted pasta).

They design their interior like the homey living room. Comfy red couch completed with the fireplace describing the western country style American home. They also placed some tables outside the café for smoking area.

Mr Pancake

For beverage, I choose Green Apple Mojito. Hmm, I think they give too many liquid sugar, too sweet for me. I’d rather choose the sour one, more refreshing.

Green Apple Mojito

I order Burger Steak as my main dish. The beef meat is like the meat you usually find in the burger,very tender. With sweet sauce dressing, they topped it with the sunny side up fried egg. Of course it came with french fries, veggies & salad. Quite nice.

Burger Steak

Price range for pancake from 18 K to 30 K. For main dishes from 25 K to 75 K. For beverage from 8 K to 25 K. Affordable price!

 

Mr. Pancake

Mal Puri Indah Ground Floor

Puri Indah – Jakarta Barat

Phone: 021-5822389

Pluit Junction

Pluit – Jakarta Utara

Phone: 021-66607366

Setiabudi One

Kuningan – Jakarta Selatan

Phone: 021-5203223

Mal Artha Gading

Kelapa Gading – Jakarta Utara

Phone: 021-45863885

Living World Alam Sutera

Ground Floor 1 657

Phone: 021-29239518