Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Alcoholic Bar: Eat and Drink Alcohol! (Food Tasting)

Heyho, people! After a long blogwalking, my writing spirit has been awaken somehow. Thanks to my fellow foodies! :p
Kemang area is famous as hang out place for Jakartan youngsters. Many fancy restaurants built in here, offer their own uniqueness. Alcoholic Bar is one of them. Located a bit 'hidden', you may find it still in one complex with KOI Kemang. 
I received invitation to try their new brunch menu with some fellow foodies. 

My coming is well-welcomed with the first appetizer; Green Peas Cream Soup with Diced Pork (IDR 38K).  IMHO, this was a good appetizer. The green peas puree wasn't too soft, still had some rough texture. Glad to hear that. If the texture was too soft, I guess it would look like a baby food. 
Tasted a bit plain, but good enough to tickle my buds. Now I'm ready for bigger kick. 
Green Peas Cream Soup with Diced Pork (IDR 38K)

They served all the brunch menu with Italian Sparkling Wine. This was my first time having brunch with alcohol in it. lol.
Anyway, they are having weekend brunch promo, where you can have 3 course continental brunch menu (consist of soup, main course, and dessert) and FREE FLOW Italian Sparkling Wine, only for IDR 250++. This promo valid only on Saturday-Sunday 10am-2pm.
Go give it a chance and make sure you don't get drunk! ;)
Italian Sparkling Wine

Foccacia with Cointreau Gravlax Salmon, Scramble Eggs & Rocket Salad IDR 50K

Eggs Blackstone IDR 45K

Crispy Amaretto Pork Belly IDR 68K

Eggs Hemmingway IDR 50K

Jack Daniel’s Baby Back Ribs IDR 180K (full slab) or IDR 90K (half slab)

Orange Martini/Champagne (I forgot)

Salmon Crepes with white Wine Mornay Sauce served with rocket salad IDR 40K
Champagne Jelly


I had a blissful brunch. I loved the food. My favorite was the Pork Ribs. I loved it. Heavenly well-marinated. Came in one plate with baked beans and chick peas. I loved them too. No, it's not canned baked beans. They made it themselves. Sweet enough and not tomato-sauce-ish.  
They had 5 types of poached-egg-with-muffin (you may read them on the photo above). The differences between them was the topping only. Which one was the best? Depends on your taste. ;)
The poached egg was perfect. The yolk running out sexily covering the muffin and topping. 

In the end, they served us Orange Martini/Champagne. I forgot what's that. The point is, it was orange alcohol, which I enjoyed a lot. It was my fave beverage that day. Light and refreshing. 

The dessert was too serious for me. I always love light and fruity dessert. But I just can't stand the alcoholic dessert. Maybe I got too much alcohol that day (since I'm not an alcoholic person). 

If you can't drink alcohol, don't worry. You still can eat the dishes. Alcohol material won't leave any alcohol effect after been cooked, but the exotic scent still remains in the dishes.

Alcoholics Bar
Jl.Kemang Raya no. 72N
Jakarta Selatan 
Tel : +628 719 5675 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

RM Jatinunggal: Feed You with (/and) Fish

Have a daily routine in crowded and noisy Jakarta has given me some stressful head. I needed some air. Fresh air. 
I heard there a restaurant in Jonggol, near Cibubur, West Java, which is located among natural charm. There I went. After fought against Jakarta's traffic and strayed for a while, I got there! Woohoo!

Breezy wind, splash of water, green green grass, and dance of goldfish in the water welcoming my coming. Made me forget Jakarta's crowd for a while. I love the place. Pretty clean for an outdoor restaurant. Carrying Sundanese theme restaurant, or we call it as lesehan, they offered authentic Indonesian food. Not too crowded, just plenty people come and having lunch, most of them came with family.
They had a quiet big place. People said Jatinunggal is very famous. They first opened in 1989 and never open a branch afterwards.

Gurame Goreng (Deep Fried Carp)

Everytime I order seafood, there's a piece of worry in me. I always afraid the food will be fishy. Fortunately, my worry was not proven. The carp was definitely fresh! A little oily, but still acceptable. I asked for half kilo carp for two persons. 

Kangkung Hot Plate (Hot Plate Kale)
They was not only provide fresh fish, but also fresh vegetables! The kangkung came in a very big portion. More than enough for just two of us. :)
The only thing I could complain was it wasn't salty enough for me.  

Sayur Asem
 What's the meaning of having lunch in Indonesian restaurant without ordering Sayur Asem? I'm a big fan of Sayur Asem, and it's hard for me to find an outstanding Sayur Asem out there. (Pssstt... my mom's is still the best)
Here, they had a pretty good one. Just a little less bold than I expected. But the vegetables was good, balance of spices was also nice. 

The sunny day and breezing wind invited me to coconut. I forgot to ask for a young one. But they gave me what I wanted. *super big grin* 
The coconut was nice, juicy and soft. Or in brief, it's young. :p
They put brown sugar into coconut water, and it wasn't too sweet. I loved it! :))  

I don't know why they wrote goldfish whereas I ordered carp. They both worth the same though.

They have a big pond with a lot of goldfish. We can feed the goldfish with the fish food they sell. It's only 1K/pack. And when you throw the food into the pond, here's what happen to the fish! They jump, they gather, they swarm. Fun!

View around the restaurant

Overall, I like the place. So peace and quiet.  I had fun and relax. So bad, too much energy to spend to go there. And now... I miss it already.

Tips: They had some big signage though to guide your way. But it's located in rural area so there's no clear address. Just asked the people around, they must be know the place. 

RM Jatinunggal
Jl. Jatinunggal, Sukasirna Jonggol - BogorJonggolWest JavaIndonesia

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sweet Treats by DeJaap Baking Co.

Red Velvet cupcakes
Heyho, people!  I am a huge sweet tooth. I love cakes, chocolates, candies, and other sweets. My prayer is I can eat all the yummy cakes in a cakery and not getting fat. Lol
Anyway, e-commerce and start-up business are booming lately. Online-based business has significant growth within last 2 years. Some of them using website to market the product/service, some of them still go with "simpler online basic" using social media. People may say the one with social-media-based-only is less serious, but hey, as they are business, not a book, so don't judge.

I found one little online cake shop that got compliment from many of my friends. And, apparently they're about to get some more from me. It is De Jaap Baking Co.

Tartlets (10K each)
 Available in 3 varieties: Nutella with Toffee, Creamcheese with Blueberry, and Cream Banana with Cheese. My heart definitely fall for Nutella with Toffee! Ha!
The tartlets weren't too crisp, but a little soft. Yes, prefecto. It also not sweet, but more into plain, give balance to the sweet toppings. :) 

Rumball (35K / package of 9 pcs)
 Nah! This one is my favorite! I loved the rumball. Different from I usually find. The chocolate was so bold and rich. I prefer when it started to melt, so the texture became even softer. :9

butter cookies with filling (5K each)
Who doesn't love cookies? For me, cookies will never go wrong. One bite is never enough. ;)
Available in two varieties of fillings: Peanut Butter and Nutella. Really really really will never go wrong, right? :))

Red Velvet Cupcakes (10K each)
Well, i'm not a big fan of red velvet cake. I mean, yes, I love all kind of cakes, but red velvet, rainbow cake, or for instance, the cake using a lot of food coloring. But objectively, I would say this wasn't a disappointment. The perfect amount of sweetness, moist and nice texture.

I'm definitely want to try their other menu. I just never get enough sweet bites. :)

To order:
email: lia_rimaldi@yahoo.com
SMS or Whatsapp : 08819902233
Delivery : Jadetabek only
Need reservation 3 days in advance


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