Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ivy's Travel: Bali Food Diary

A compile post of all foods we've tried during this Bali trip.

BINTANG RADLER: Finally the first beer I like!

Bintang is my Dad's favorite beer. I remember Dad used to ask me "Would you be a dear and grab your old man a Bintang?".

I had beer before but honestly the strong taste never really suits me. However, growing up in a house with a fridge stuffed with Bintang beers has always make me curious of having one I really like, just like my Dad's love over Bintang's beer.

When Bintang comes with their newest creation, Bintang Radler, I was super psyched. I know this unique twist of beer and natural juice lemon with only 2% alcohol content will suit my taste bud, and it does!     

When I first tried Bintang Radler, I immediately find myself loving the unique twist. It was light and sweet with a hint of acidity from the lemon. I personally think Bintang is making a smart innovation with this Bintang Radler as it was light and refreshing, not too heavy that it's suitable for any occasion. I could easily see myself having this over lunch or dinner. 

Thank you Bintang Radler for this new twist! Now I can finally have my beer moment with my Dad while saying this back to him, "Hey Dad, would you be a dear and grab me a Bintang?". =) Cheers! 


Ivy's Guide: Best Meals in 2014

Hello! It's one day left before new year. Don't let 2014 pass without trying at least one of these restaurants below. My personal recommendation for the best meals of 2014. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Yes Bottega, like in that Bottega Veneta.

Me lovin' everything about the name. Effortlessly chic. If Bottega Veneta represents Italian luxury leather, this Bottega embodies the fine food of Italian.

Monday, December 29, 2014


There aren't many restaurants that comes with strong ambiance which can affected me the moment I walked in, but Amber did.  Amber is sophisticated in so many levels. The newest restaurant from Mount Scopus group which also managed Negev, Balboni, The Harvest and Chateau Blanc is located at Senopati area just across Cacaote.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

NOMZ Kitchen & Pastry Grand Indonesia

I'll start the post by complimenting on the creative brand's name. NOMZ. I love how catchy the sound of it, just like the sound we make when we're having good food. Nom nom nomz!

This month particularly is an exciting month for foodies with so many new restaurants popping up. For Jakarta residents who are not traveling abroad this holiday, make cafe hopping your to do list!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

WOOYOO Dessert House Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK)

Okay, the F&B scene in Jakarta sometimes feels like F1 racing. One opens something trending, another one follow in a week and so and so on. We had passed by the yogurt phase, bubble tea phase, Taiwanese dessert phase, now enter soft serve ice cream phase. The last couple months, I am seeing soft serve ice cream everywhere. And I mean, everywhere! Instagram, pop up bazaar, and most of the newbies at Pantai Indah Kapuk, just like the newest one...

Monday, December 22, 2014

UNION DELI Grand Indonesia

To me, Union is like a bestfriend, you don't see them everyday, but you know you can always count on them to make you happy. That's how Union makes me feel. I could always count on them for great food, good ambiance and hands down, the best cakes in town, to date! If there's one cafe I keep coming back, it's definitely them because Union made is well made.

Warung Sangrai PIK Jakarta

No matter how many new cafes open at Pantai Indah Kapuk, I always get more excited when the new one is something more of a comfort good food rather than those so called nice design cafes with so so food. I personally think PIK is lacking of diner with great food, affordable price with a kick to make the second visit. So, when Warung Sangrai opens several days ago, I was beyond thrilled. Here's why... 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sardine Bali

I have heard plenty good things about Sardine. Their excellent rice field views, the delicate food taste and the fine dining service within affordable price range. This trip I decided a visit to Sardine is on my must list. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BABA's at Huu Bar Bali

I started my December with a short Bali getaway with my bestie. A little story behind this Bali trip, my bestie had been on my nerve (in a good way) for quite a while about going on a trip just us two. She had been wanting to go to Korea, Seoul particularly, the city was actually our her first destination plan for our little bestie trip, but me, being (ehem) a good wife felt terrible about leaving my man that long, so instead, we made an impromptu change of plan and booked our tickets to a shorter length of trip and Bali is the chosen one.

Friday, December 19, 2014

HOKI Klang Bak Kut Teh Jakarta

I know... I know... I have posted too many write ups on bak kut teh lately, but this one worth to read and to try! It was an unplanned visit, we were just finished from buying some things around the area and feeling hungry when we spotted this shop. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ivy's Travel: The Best Local Food in Bali

When it comes to Bali, people mostly comes for two things. The beach and the food. Though the cafe and restaurant scene in Bali impress me so much, I still feel their local food is the best one. Mostly their common local food is Nasi babi guling (suckling pig rice) or Nasi Ayam (chicken rice). 

Sunday, December 7, 2014


If North side has been spoiled with two Bak Kut Teh brands from Singapore, now it's time for the West side to be happy about another bak kut teh invader also from Spore. YA HUA, established since 1973 with two branches in Spore has open their first store at Mall Taman Anggrek, taking the former spot of Honeymoon Dessert.
**update: Ya Hua has opened their second branch at Baywalk Mall Pluit.