Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Strawberry Cafe

Strawberry Cafe has unique concept. Their specialty isn't in food, but in games! wohoo.
yeah, they provide a lot of games, from board games to card games. all the fun games!
well, long time ago (i mean years ago) when i first came here, every game is free, but now some of them require payment. :(
the ambiance here is so forest-y. unfortunately, a lot of mosquitoes if you visit at night.
anyway, let me introduce you with some of their menu. :D

this is chicken bombastis with fettucini (34K). the fettucini was plain. i think they have to add some taste here. but the chicken bombastis was pretty good. it was a breaded chicken filled with sausage. the sauce also pretty nice. i guess it's BBQ sauce.
FYI, if you don't like fettucini, you may order without fettucini. of course with a cheaper price. ;)

Spaghety Bolognaise (23K). even it's too sweet for a me, but still edible. much better compared with the fettucini. heheh.

this is Strawberry in Paradise (23K). yeah, it's strawberry fried rice. the taste was just like common fried rice, but it had some sour when you bite the strawberry.hehe. the red color in the fried rice didn't come from the strawberry. it came from angkak (traditional ingredients with red color effect and so healthy) . :)

This is Sleeping Beauty (15.5K). it was strawberry juice with a bit sweetened condensed milk (susu kental manis) and colorful mesis. let me tell you something, this is NYUM! :9

overall, the place maybe not classy and the appearance isn't too beautiful. but it's not the point. the point is you will have a lot of fun there and it doesn't cost much.nyahahaha. i can't wait for my next visit there! who's with me? :D

Thursday, December 2, 2010

JCF Food Blogger's Dinner -- eat, drink, and write.

do you know about Jakarta Culinary Festival (JCF) 2010 which held on 5-30th Nov 2010?
well, it was held by & ismaya group at Pop-Up Restaurant Grand Indonesia.
yeah, of course u never heard that restaurant. it's new! actually it's made specially for JCF event. in my heart i said "ini sih niat banget!!!" nyehehehe.
for the closing of the event, on 30th Nov 2010, there was a food blogger's dinner with a talk show about writing by Ivan Sielegar ('s founder) and Erza S. T. (a food writer). and there was a photography tips & trick on how to shoot food object as well, which given by Himawan Sutanto (foodtography). and the last but of course not the least, 7 courses gala dinner from great chefs, and that's all free!!!!
this closing event only available for invitation only, and fortunately, i got the invitation!! :D

here was the crowd. there were about 50 people joined. yeah, i could make new friends with other food bloggers. yeiy!
oiyah, i would like to say sorry first. i brought my camera. but my owner was too stupid not to charge it first, so i couldn't use it. so i just took picts from my handphone's camera. hehe

here was the stage area, which i think more likely a guest room. ;p
but it looked comfort and so relaxing. :)
with mc by Yudha Perdana (Prambors fm's host), the talk show flowed smoothly, but i couldn't stand to scream. i needed some food. it's late already. hehe
and there was also a sushi making demo by chef Hugo Adrian. looked easy, but i believe it's hard for me to do it.hehehe

this was the table where we would have dinner that night. you may see the ambiance it brought. :)

it looked neat yet comfort and informal, didn't it? :)

nah! this was our guide. here was listed our menu for that night. hihi :)

as welcome drink, we might choose between lychee martini or erdinger beer. i chose lychee martini. so lychee-ish! NYUM! ;9

we had 3 choices of wine; G7 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, G7 Shiraz, and G7 Chardonnay. I chose G7 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon. :)
the taste was good, but so bad i couldn't drink much for i had to driving home. :(

Balinese Chicken Salad with Coconut Vegetable and Sambal Matah by Fahmi Widarte - Corporate of Rotaryana Prima.
i love this one the best!!!! :D
super yummy. the chicken was good, the vegetables well cooked - not overcooked, a bit crunchy, and the taste was refreshing! the look was so tempting as well.nyeheheh. do you know urap? indonesian food with vegetables and spicy grated coconut. yeah, pretty the same with this dish's coconut vegetable.

Braised Wagyu Cheek in Sweet Miso by Hugo Adrian - Executive Chef of Blowfish Kitchen & Bar.
even tasteless, i believe the radish was a fundamental part for the miso. i don't know the recipe for miso actually, i' just guessing.hehe. the miso was soft and not too strong. well done chef! ;)
the wagyu? well, u don't have to ask. it was so tender and good. and i think it's 'sejalan' with the miso.

Authentic Sultan's Tomato Cream Soup by Agus Ishermawan - Head Chef of Ismaya Group.
GOSH! you have to try this!!!! i love this so much.
do you think sour cream soup would be weird? now i don't think so. i had the prove. this soup was damn yummy.
the sour taste from tomato enlighten the heavy taste from the cream soup. One thing i still don't get. Why didn't they give garlic bread even just a little? because in my mind, there's a kind of stereotype that cream soup always come with garlic bread.hehe

Red Shell Pasta with Duck Ragout, Pine Nut and Rocket Salad by Gianfranco Beltrame - Italian Chef De Cuisine at Casa D'Oro, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski.
well, for me the pasta was overcooked.hehe. and since i don't like ragout, so i thought this course was just so so. so sorry sir. never meant to say you're bad. :)

Chilean Sea Bass seasoned with Lee Kum Kee Ginger Oyster Sauce by Sofyan Joshua - Technical Culinary Chef of Sukanda Djaya.
maaaaan,i super loved this! :D
the sea bass was so gooood. the sauce was not too salty, not too sweet, just right. :)

Short Rib, Truffle Demi Glaze, Charcoal Oil, Glazed Carrots, Potato Hot Foam and Nuts Fake Cous Cous by Ignacio Virgen Jimenez - Chef De Cuisine of Potato Head.
this was the 6th course, and i was getting full already. heheh.
the ribs was tender and nice. The carrot was so sweet *like me.LoL*. and for me the sauce was too salty and too ....., i don't know what's the word, i just not really liked the sauce.hehe. .

Green Tea Cake Ala Tropicale by Rinrin Marinka - Artistic Chef.
this is SUPERB! actually i don't like green tea, but apparently this one was a good exception. It was not too sweet, made me still able to eat it even i was full already. the vanilla ice cream also was light. And there's something like crepe sprinkled by black sesame on the top of the ice cream. :9
as decoration, there was passion fruit, green tea powder, cubical peach (which was so sour and refreshing), and slices of grilled coconut. Good food in good appearance. :)

well, they were the chefs who cooked for us! thanks a bunch to all of you. :D

oh, since i met many of other food bloggers, of course we didn't forget to take a picture! wohoo.
fortunately someone brought a polaroid. :D

this was a sentence which i thought SO TRUE! it's written on the wall.hehe

big thanks to , ismaya group, and the chefs!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gandy Steak House & Bakery

you may have heard this name since a long time ago. yeah, it's been existing since years ago.
unfortunately, i had just made my first visit some days ago.hehehe.

they gave me 2 breads as compliment for appertizer. wohoo! the bread is yummy yet free.ahahaha.

this is Spaghetti bolognaise (38K). i love this. the oregano wasn't too bold, just the way i like it. :)
the spaghetti was also not too soft nor hard. exactly the way i like.hihi

this is Chicken Cordon Bleu ( 53K). whoaaa. the portion is big enough for me. it served with olio oglio, which was so yummy and not too soft nor hard too. the chicken was juicy and just fine.hehe

Grilled Gindara (48K). the fish was just fine, and the sauce was butter sauce, so it was really buttery, which i don't like. seems like you drink oil, u know?

and this one is Burger Steak (38K). it's a grilled minced beef with fried egg and mushrooms on the top.

the sauce : fine.
the mushrooms : okay.
the meat : not juicy. too dry, i guessed. me not really likey. heheh

ah! if you ordered hot plate steak, they're served with a plate of boiled veggie and french fries. :)

they also sell bread in the restaurant. nice bread. i love it.hihi

the waiter/ess were so friendly. the ambiance of the place was just like classic and comfort-y. :)

Gandy Steak House & Bakery
Jl. Barito II no. 56A, Jakarta Selatan

Green Garden Blok I 9 no. 3-4, Jakarta Barat

Jl. H.O.S. Cokroaminoto no. 90, Jakarta Pusat

Jl. Boulevard Kelapa Gading Blok LA no. 1-3, Jakarta Utara

Jl. Hayam Wuruk no. 73, Jakarta Barat

Golf Hill Terrace , Jakarta Selatan


for who live in pluit - muara karang area, maybe this place sounds familiar. yeah, goli stands for goyang lidah. it's a kinda hawker stall (kaki lima) between GKY Pluit and Stella Maris. :D
they sell soto. soto babat, soto daging, soto ayam.
and all of them are DAMN YUMMY! :)

this is their soto daging. you may choose the gravy; the coconut milk one or the clear one. they're all yummy. hihi

and this is their soto ayam.

the price is only 11K per portion. and 4K for a plate of rice. ;)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pizza Boutique (revisit)

finally i made the next visit to here. :)
here is the story..
actually i just missed their dessert pizza so much. but as you know, Pizza Boutique has weekdays promo which is different each day, so i asked the waiter about what is the promo of the day. he looked confuse and answered that he didn't know. i guess he was new.

so i ordered Black Forest (39K for small size and 52K for regular size). first, i ordered the regular one. as i didn't want to eat too much that time, so i just ordered that.

since i was curious about the promo, after i ordered, i went to the promo board and read it. written that that day's promo is free dessert pizza for main course purchase. then i asked the waiter about this. i didn't know where were the other waiters, that seems-new-waiter came to me, so i had no other choice, i asked him. he looked confuse and said that if we bought a main course, we would get free dessert pizza. and he also said i might choose the size too. then i made sure by asked him if i ordered a main course on the menu, so my dessert pizza was free. and he tried-to-be-sure-looked answered yes. so i chose Lasagna (58K). apparently the lasagna was good. the taste was tomato-y that it was a bit sour -yet fresh. :)

and i ordered ice lemon tea (19K) and this is refillable.hehe.

oh i almost forget. when the lasagna came, a waitress bring it to me, and said that we had a wrong information. free dessert pizza was only valid for minimal 150K bill. then i said, the waiter didn't tell me that, and actually i just want the dessert pizza, but as i was told if i would get this free if i made a purchase for a main course, so i ordered lasagna. i guess this waitress was the manager because she took a decision to let me had the free dessert pizza because the lasagna was made and i ordered it not because my fault. but they would just give me the small size of dessert pizza. as i thought it was fair, so i accepted.

so , the main point is I GOT A FREE DESSERT PIZZA here. hahahaha :)
and so sorry to the seems-new waiter. i thought the manager would just mad at him.heheh

Pizza Boutique
Plaza Indonesia Ext. level 4
phone (021) 3199 6655

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jun Nian (revisit)

heyho! i'm back!
since i was craving for something chinese, suddenly Jun Nian passed through in front of me. (yeah yeah, i was the one who passed through Jun Nian.hehe)
so i thought it's good to make a visit.
and apparently i had ordered some foods. ahahahah

well, this is Ayam Shecuan -half (50K). the taste? ya similar with grill chicken with garlic topping.

this is Tahu bom (38K). it was weird for me. when i order a kind of tahu isi, i am expecting for fried tofu with tasty vegetables filling. and what i got was a fried tofu with unknown-filling. well, it's not unknown. it's mushrooms and prawn cooked with oyster sauce. not salty, not savory, not tasty. -___-

Tongkat mas (48K). don't worry, i was not about to eat gold.hahaha. it's made from taro. :)
not chrunchy yet not too yummy i thought.hehe

what i like the most from this restaurant is their fish dishes. :)
i ordered Gurame Fillet Bumbu Rujak - medium (96K). and i was really not regret! super yummy! :D
crunchy fried fish fillet with spicy and sour sauce. :))

Muntahu Ay Hakka (46K). the taste was more like tasteless. maybe because i love salty food.hehe.

Central Park , Tanjung Duren.
telp. 021- 5698 5589
Jl MH Thamrin Kav 1
West Mall, Level 5, 11 A-B
Jakarta, 10350
+62 21 2358 0647

Jl. Batu Ceper no. 69
Jakarta Pusat

Epicentrum Walk 1st Floor
Jalan HR Rasuna Said
Jakarta, 12960

Food Kulture
Plaza Indonesia Ext. level 5
Central Jakarta

MOI Kelapa Gading Level I B1-3
North Jakarta
Jl.pluit utara raya no 41
North Jakarta

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Interfood 2010

heyho! do you know what's the hippiest event this year (for me)? yeah. this is it; Interfood 2010 which held on 27-30 October 2010 at JiExpo hall A-B-C-D. :)
what's on there? a lot of fun and yummy things! :D
from pizza, pastries, doughnut, bread, chocolate, cheese, ice cream, until the machine, display, packaging, and many more.

so crowded, huh?

this is one of many baking demo which held by many booths there.

this is a cupcakes display from a booth. so cute! :D

this is one of many machinery booths.

aha! as it was about food, so almost all booths provided tester. and these are some of them.

cappucino! :D

popcorn. :)

this is pastries-making process. :)

this is a display, so we couldn't touch it. it's so cute, huh?

look! there's a korean food booth! yippie! :D
this is what they sold at the korean booth.

ah! i bought this. so yummy!

i bought this at singapore booth. guess the price! only 15K!!!!!! :D
yeah, korea and singapore open their special booths. so big. and not all foods provided were for sale. :(

and this sesame oil only cost 65K!!!

this yummy thing cost 10K only!

this cost 7K.

nah! this is korean chilly sauce for beebimbap! yuhuuu

and i got this for only 6.5K. :D

and this yummy thing for 6K. fyi, this is superb yummy! :D

what's this? it named Tok. you know, for making tokpoki. :)
it made from rice. it's chewy and could be cooked with the chilly sauce. NYUM!

and some booths also gave us recipe!!

well, these are just some part, i didn't take pictures of all things i'd found.
oh, i also bought baking and cooking stuff. the price here was cheaper and had a lot of choices.hehe
oh it's like heaven to me. :D
c u there next year. i promise i'll let you know if there is great event like this. :D

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