Friday, August 31, 2012

[CLOSED] Little Taiwan

Many things can be done to ease the stress. One of my way is by having my own "me time". I love having a me time. Go anywhere I want, sleep all day, eat anywhere I want, anything I want to do just by my self. One of "me time" moment I enjoy is to go by my self to mall and just wandering around without a purpose. Some of my friends think it was weird to go eat or walk around alone, but I personally find it relaxing.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ochado bubble tea

The first bubble tea in Jakarta which originated from Japan and not from the bubble tea country, Taiwan. The word of Ocha means tea, and Chado means culture in Japanese. Stepping inside their shop at PIK, loud music were heard. Hmm... loud music at bubble tea shop, that's new. Interior came in dark wooden furniture giving it sort of mystic modern ambiance.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Moya Tapas & Wine Bar

One night, hubby and I were craving for some Spanish. Since there was not many options for Spanish food in Jakarta, we were thinking to go to the usual Tapas Movida until I did some searching and found out Moya Tapas which located in a more strategic location. Without further thinking, we called for reservation and headed there for a 9pm dinner. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Magnum M Cafe

Back then, when Magnum Cafe was opened only for temporary period during their launching campaign, I had one visit only. Despite I used to work in the building connected to Grand Indonesia, still the queuing turn me off. However, the only 1 time visit was memorable for me. I love their prawn aglio olio and the ice cream waffle creation. So, when Magnum is back with a new concept & location under Ismaya group, I eagerly went for another try out.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Go! Curry

I never was a fan of Japanese curry and after my experience with Mr.Curry, I was getting more certain that I don't like Japanese curry. That's why I never bother to try Go!Curry since it's opening which was quite some time ago. Until several weeks ago, hubby and I went to Pacific Place for Dark Knight Rises movie date, and I was very much craving for Naan bread and Go!Curry is the closest one to go. 

Turns out, they have several kinds of curry to choose, from Japanese to the one closest to Indian type of curry, my favorite kind. It was quite unique that we can choose what and how we want our curry in four simple steps:

  • Step 1: Choose your curry. Brown curry, green curry, red curry, yellow curry, rogan josh curry.
  • Step 2: Choose your spiciness. Mild, medium, hot, very hot, insanely hot.
  • Step 3: Choose your rice. Long grain rice, cilantro butter rice, aromatic yellow rice. 
  • Step 4: Choose your topping. Tandoor chicken tikka, zesty cheese chicken, lamb cubes with herbs, breaded fish, mixed vegetables, chicken katsu, Australian oxtail, breaded prawns, NZ mussels.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Depot 3.6.9

I once went to Depot 3.6.9 with my mom for their dumplings and find it quite delicious, so some time ago when they were having voucher promo at Disdus, I bought the voucher without any hesitation. My bad was that I used my voucher on the last day of the expiry date which I shouldn't have remembering what kind of service I got from my previous "close to expiry date voucher's" experience.

Friday, August 10, 2012


Incognito is an Italian bistro which located at the ground level of Emporium Pluit, shared a connected spot with Han Gang and White Hunter. I have passed this place several times but never really interested in trying them until one day, I was meeting one of my good friend who I know is a fan of creamy pasta, so we decided to have an early dinner there.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Eastern Promise

One of my distributors in the company I used to worked for told me her favorite Indian restaurant is Eastern Promise which located at Kemang. She has told me quite some time about this, but Kemang is not a place I often go to due to it was quite far from where I live. So one day, my distributors and I meet up to have a lunch here. I normally go to Kinara or Ganesha whenever I have craving for Indian food so I was very excited to try a new place, especially the one to be claimed served the best Indian food. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Otel Lobby

Otel Lobby is having a tweet campaign until Aug 15th (to participate, go to their twitter @otellobby) and last week I was lucky enough to win a free beef wellington from their "tweet to win beef wellington" campaign. Yay! The reason I was so excited was because Otel Lobby is one of the place I had been wanting to go since its opening, yet never did due to the location is famous for heavy traffic. So, a 145k worth beef wellington was good enough to drag my lazy moody ass down there. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Kopitiam Oey

Couple months ago, hubby and I went to Sari Delicatessen to take away my favorite black forest. On our way back, we drove through Sabang looking for something to eat and decided at Kopitiam Oey. It was our first time experiencing Pak Bondan's kopitiam. The place was located in a small ruko with old school ambiance. Despite the late hours, the place was packed with customers. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Cha Cha Bubble Tea

Spotted another new bubble tea originated from the bubble tea country, Taiwan. Located at the 4th floor of Pluit Village next to Shilin. I love what they did with the menu board, it was sketchy and colorful to look at. They have selections of fresh tea, milk tea, fresh milk and ice blended with various unique flavor that I haven't found in other bubble tea's brand such as Irish cream, butterscotch, creme brulee, tiramisu and marshmallow. I was going to try one of the unique one's when I saw they also have one of my favorite tea flavor which is rose, so for my first attempt I tried Rose black tea with pop passion fruit boba (21k) and my friend chose Oolong milk tea with egg pudding (21k). 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Provence Bakery

The first time I know about Provence bakery was during my visit to Spore. Originated from Kyoto, they were quite known for their original wassant. Some have said it was very good. I never tried it though until about two weeks ago, I passed them on my way to Ikkudo.

They just opened so the variety was not much. I didn't see any cakes, some to mention were their famous cream wassant, chocolate wassant, white loaf bread, and several choices of bread selections. I bought 4pcs of Cream wassant (19.5k), Chicken curry pizza (14k), Sausage and cheese (8k) and their white bread, pain de mie (10k).

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Planet Popcorn

Recently opened the first Taiwanese popcorn in Jakarta. I passed their bright yellow stall during my visit to Mall Taman Anggrek yesterday, and the free tester caught my attention. Yes, I am that easily  intrigued. *blush*

Serving packs of ready to serve popcorn in packs or bucket with six flavors asf:
Original (30k per pack/ 50k per bucket)
Caramel (33k per pack/ 55k per bucket)
Cheese (35k per pack/ 60k per bucket)
Seaweed (35k per pack/ 60k per bucket)
Wasabi (35k per pack/ 60k per bucket)
Kimchi (35k per pack/ 60k per bucket)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ikkudo Ichi

Like it's not too many yet, another new ramen place open couple weeks ago in Jakarta, spotted in the expanding cafe districts at Pantai Indah Kapuk. This one is from Fukuoka, Japan. I passed by the place on a Sunday with my mom and cars were lining up on the parking spot, so were the congratulations flowers. As expected, bunch of people were queuing. Not in the mood of waiting, I skipped it and went back couple days after.