This wallet is made of a special paper, making it very difficult to break. You can twist it, bend it, try to tear it, or even put it in soaking wet water, and it still holds! Perfect for adventurous people who needs tough and dependable wallet to carry!
Dancing Crab has a variety of food, they really spoil us with their selections.
This time, we got the opportunity to try their Seafood Laksa & Garlic Noodles, the portion is not that big but the taste is so good and flavory.
For the crab, we got to try 3 different specialty sauces, each are their best-selling flavours: the signature, the black pepper, and the Beurre Blanc.
The signature sauce taste quite strong. It is hot and has a particular aroma.
The black pepper sauce is particularly hot too but it combines just nice with the crab meat.
The Beurre Blanc sauce is full of cheese, it will satisfy the palette of any cheese lovers.
For the beverages, we tried their special menu drink which is a combination of lemonade and syrup, it gives you a fresh taste after feasting the crab.
Overall we love this place and we definitely recommend it for you!
Coffee Culture in Indonesia is growing rapidly in the last 2-3 years. There are lots of coffee shops opening up lately, especially in the West Jakarta area. One of them is Simetri Coffee Roasters, located at Jl. Kembang Abadi 7 Blok A13 No 15, Puri Indah.
It is surrounded by a residential area, making it stands out among the neighborhood building. With an eye-catching architecture and interior design, it attracts a lot of attention from the outside.
Here are some of the food and beverages that we tried over there
Coco Spro (32k)
This is a unique beverage, an Americano mixed with a lemon water. Even though there's a slightly bitter taste from the espresso, it actually gives a refreshing flavour
Like any other Affogatos, it is served with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream and a glass of espresso. But what makes it different is that there's a bit of a peanut almond sprinkle on top of the ice cream, a suitable combination.
This is the one must-try beverage of every coffee shops. Simetri's cappuccino flavor is not too strong and too bitter, actually suits my palette perfectly.
By the way, they roast their own coffee, and all the customers can see the roasting process because the machine is located at the front area of the shop. We can also buy their roasted coffee beans
Breakfast Monty (65k)
This menu is quite large and can actually be shared with the others. It comes with sautéed mushroom, beef bacons, potato, egg, garlic bread & greens.
Pan Egg Chorizo (49k)
This is the one menu with a unique kind of serving. It comes with a hot pan, and several french breads and mayonnaise. It is a combination of Spanish pan egg, pepper chorizo sausage & roasted potato.
All in all, with a comfy and cozy place they have, for sure we will be coming back again to try another menus.
Also, they have their own hashtag #ngopidirumah because being at Simetri Coffee Roasters trully makes us feel like home
Photos : Gideon Winata & Monica Lauricia | Words : Monica Lauricia & Kaleb Lucman
Jl. Kembang Abadi 7 Blok A13 No 15, Puri Indah. | Instagram :@simetricoffeeroasters
After a long wait, the day has finally come! Hawaiian Bistro has officially opened its new branch at Grand Indonesia West Mall on Level 5. The grand opening took place on August 8, where guests were treated to a delectable array of Hawaiian cuisines, accompanied by an ukulele music performance and the Hawaiian hula dance that set a perfect mood for the night.
As its own name suggests, the restaurant exudes a strong Hawaiian theme with a wooden interior decoration and Hawaiian signature hibiscus flowers that adorn the venue. For those with bigger appetites, Hawaiian Bistro is certainly the place for you as it serves a hearty portion of food.
Guests can choose to order from a delectable array of appetizers, mains and desserts, and among the bistro's signatures are:
A part of the restaurant's "da kine" classic appetizers, the menu is a Japanese style rice block wrapped with spam and nori. Don't forget to dip this "perfect snack", as the restaurant puts it, into the sauce for better flavours.
Jumping into the main course, guests can try this signature classic of Hawaiian Bistro, which is a complete Hawaiian meal. It features two juicy hamburger patties with one layer of egg that are smothered by a brown gravy. The menu includes two scoops of rice and a choice of macaroni or green salad on the side.
Finish off your meal on a sweet note with Hawaiian Bistro's coffee jelly, made from espresso and served with vanilla ice cream to match. A shot of Kahlua is added into the dessert, creating a unique sensation to its flavour.
All in all, it was a great night surrounded by fun entertainments and good food. Thank you Hawaiian Bistro for the exciting experience! We certainly would love to come back for more.
Photos : Monica Lauricia | Words : Jessica Gunawan
Located at Gandaria City, La Hoya Comida Mexicana is one of the very few authentic Mexican restaurants in Jakarta. As one of the member of @arena_corp, which houses some of the renowned restaurants in Jakarta such as Hong Kong Cafe, Penang Bistro, Maison Tatsuya, Delika and Seribu Rasa, La Hoya will raise your expectations high, because there really are reasons why you should.
Its strategic location on the first floor at the mall's Main Street area makes it easy for the passerby to spot as they make their way through the food galore. La Hoya boasts homey indoor and outdoor spaces that feature classical modern interior and, of course, a true Mexican ambiance. Smokers can opt for the outdoor area while non-smokers can stay inside, which enable them to enjoy their meals according to their own preferences.
The menu highlights its Los Nachos, Las Quesadilla, Taco and Churros. Sourced from fresh ingredients, La Hoya's range of menu comes in various choices of Mexican favorite dipping sauce, such as the sour cream, guacamole and tomato salsa.
Mexican food is not complete without its small bites or snack. Among the eight choices of snacks offered by this Mexican joint, our favorite menu falls to its signature tortilla chips, Los Nachos. Served in a bucket, the chips are dressed with cheddar cheese sauce, homemade beef chorizo, jalapeno pickles, sour cream, guacamole and fresh pico de gallo.
La Hoya's soft and crispy tacos are also the ones you would not want to miss. The fillings range from fish to shrimp, beef and chicken, allowing the guests to choose whichever they would like to try, with each portion consisting of three pieces of tacos. The crispy beef taco, or Taco de Barbacoa as they name it, is our favorite pick. It is filled with pulled beef, beef chorizo, pico de gallo, cabbage and lettuce dressed with mango chipotle sauce. And of course, not to forget the dipping sauce, the menu comes with guacamole, sour cream and cheddar cheese.
Indeed, La Hoya is definitely worth the try, especially for those who fancy some exotic Mexican flavors. Delicioso!
Photos: Andrew Yaputra & Windy Junica | Review: Monica Lauricia | Words: Jessica Gunawan
Cassis Kitchen is a semi fine dining eatery located at the front of Pavilion Apartment. Both its indoor and outdoor sections exhibit an elegant atmosphere with classic ornaments decorating the space. Served with beautiful plating techniques, the food is not only appetizing but also good looking.
Among the favorites is Foie Gras Duo. Served with a duck liver mousse, the Foie Grass has a unique delicate texture that escalates the curiosity of even those who regularly do not fancy the distinctive taste of Foie Grass. Another favorites are the Steak Frites, Caramelized Duck, and Fish 'n Chips.
Guests can also enjoy free compliments such as Sourdough Break and Raspberry Sorbet for starters and Cotton Candy to sweeten their taste buds after meals.
Photos: Monica Lauricia & Windy Junica | Words: Jessica Gunawan
Diners at Jakarta can now enjoy a delectable array of Spanish delicacies at Gastromaquia's first branch in Indonesia at Senopati area. Originated from Madrid, Gastromaquia Resto & Lounge is rated the top 50 best restaurants in Spain's capital city, proving its well-established name in the European culinary industry. With an all-white interior and the gleaming natural light that pierces its way into the room, the space showcases a beautiful and calming sight to the eyes. The menu comprises a wide variety of international food with a touch of Spanish flavours, and our favourite dish goes to its Garlic Noodle with Crab Meat (bottom left).
Photos: Andrew Yaputra | Words: Jessica Gunawan
After trying out the new iOs 9 beta, I personally feel quite satisfied with some of its newly-built features. There hasn't appeared any disturbing bug in the system, but to be frank, there isn't any significant change in the new iOs. However, I like the new updates they made toward its Notes application, which created more and better features. iOs 9 beta also allows faster multitasking for the users, perfectly suitable for me who are expected to juggle many things at once due to work demands.
Regarding the use of VSCOcam, I noticed that the application couldn't read my image when I chose it from 'All Photos', showing one of the potential problems arising from this particular application.
To upgrade, register your udid code and download via https://regmyudid.cc
Photos: Benny Lim | Words: Jessica Gunawan
We just had the chance to try @itadakimasu_id. We straightly order their trademark menu, the Starving Panda, panda shaped rice which are served with curry sauce and chicken katsu. But, a beautiful layer isn't enough without the delightful taste in your mouth.
This panda is more than just a look in your eyes, it's gonna dance in your mouth too with its delicious taste. No wonder this Panda is the most favourite menu at Itadakimasu.
Itadakimasu is located at Ruko Elang Laut PIK.
Photos: Andrew Yaputra | Words: Jessica Gunawan
Located at Lippo Mall Puri St. Moritz, @thefctryid offers a range of selection that is able to satisfy all your cravings. From its complementary breads to appetizers to mains to desserts, they only have the best to cater.
Dressed in a Korean-styled sauce, the fried chicken wings are a perfect choice for an appetizer, or if you're more of a seafood lover, the crispy calamari will do the trick. For the main course, dory fish is highly recommended for those of you who fancy some healthier food. Last but not least, don't forget to order its mighty Ms. Piggy for share, which is a large plate of pork belly for the carnivore in you. Fctry displays a cozy atmosphere of a neighbourhood cafe, a perfect place to spend your day with friends especially when you can also nibble on its newly launched Dopenuts!
So wait no more and head out to @thefctryid and be ready to tantalize your taste buds.
Photos: Andrew Yaputra | Words: Jessica Gunawan
In the midst of Jakarta’s hustle and bustle, with a vivid sight of the iconic Bundaran HI and a setting that transforms the place into a rustic terrace, Social House offers guests with an unprecedented dining experience. Established by Ismaya Group, one of the pioneers in Indonesia’s culinary industry, this compelling restaurant, bar and wine post will whet your appetite early in the mornings with its new weekend brunch menu. Accompanied by natural light that pierces its way through the glass windows, its ambiance is a perfect definition of cozy, attracting an eclectic crowd toward the venue.
With its new weekend brunch menu, available all day during the weekends, morning blues have now turned into morning cheers. Using the finest ingredients coming from the kitchen of one of the most renowned outlets of the giant hospitality brand Ismaya, the menu is undoubtedly impeccable, living up to public expectations. Beyond question, what they bring to the table is immensely captivating.
For those who favor an Italian classic, Eggs in Fresh Tomato is among the favorites. Served in a pan, this menu comes with ciabatta breads on the side, which you can dip into the fresh tomato dressing for an optimal taste. Another favorite is the Baked Egg Pie, which is basically a pie made from eggs served with salad and cherry tomatoes. These two menus fit perfectly for those who love eggs.
Guests who are fond of porks can indulge on Social House’s very own creation of a classic benedict, which is added with a little touch. Instead of using regular bacons, this unconventional benedict is named Belly Ben for a reason. The chefs behind Social House innovate by using grilled pork belly and shaved ham to create this menu, with creamy spinach, poached eggs and classic hollandaise sauce on the top. Among the new menus is Portuguese Cocotte. Rich of strong herbs and spices, typical of a taste from the Portuguese origin, the dish is served with roasted tomatoes, beef sausages, pork chorizo, cream, poached eggs and and toasted ciabatta.
From its selection of beverages, we tried Mango Cress Cocktail, Tropical Mojito, which refreshes with its coconut water, Ginger Mojito with honey and pineapple, and Homemade Grandma’s Lemon Tea with sorbet and sugarcane. Our favorite falls for the Homemade Grandma's Lemon Tea, which, although simple, has successfully brought out its freshness without being too sweet.
For those who would like to try out its range of liquors, don’t forget to order the Whisky. Characterised with its burning scent, the Whisky is served with an exciting concept where a cinnamon stick is burnt on fire inside an empty glass. After the glass secures the burning aroma, the Whisky, stored in a decanter, is then poured into the glass.
Putting together new menus with simplicity in mind has never been easy, but the team from Social House has successfully delivered a distinctive array of brunch menu with such an ease, giving you just another reason to look forward to the end of the weeks. So cheers to merrier weekends ahead!
Photos: Benny Lim, Felix Witanto | Words: Jessica Gunawan
Located at Plaza Senayan Level 4, @AWkitchenjkt by Akira Watanabe offers an exquisite fusion of Italian homemade pastas and modern Japanese twist. This unique blend of the two world's famous flavors has undoubtedly become an appeal to our local people, directly captivating their taste buds with its rich and sensational taste.
Complete with its unique blend of cozy Japanese and Western ambience and interior, as well as an interesting concept that follows, customers of @AWkitchenjkt are allowed to see and experience themselves the making process of their homemade pastas from its open kitchen.
Foodwise, it is clear why its 'Gnocchi Pasta with Corn and Watercress in Cream Sauce' grows into one of the favorites. Contrary to the common thoughts of typical gnocchi pastas, where they are more often found too creamy, sticky and fattening, this feels far from being 'too much', as it is light and served with a perfect level of tenderness, but still keeping its taste fully up to our expectations of how good a gnocchi pasta should be.
With its great ambience, delicious foods and a pleasant service, @AWkitchenjkt is surely a very recommended pasta house in Jakarta and we would love to come back for more!
Photos: Andrew Yaputra & Felix Witanto | Words: Jessica Gunawan