Bandung : The Majesty Hotel, Teras Cihampelas, Warunk Upnormal, Ciwalk

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21 March 2017. Dinda (a friend of mine in the office) and I went to Bandung, because we had to attend IIGW (International ITB Geothermal Conference) 2017 @ the campus of ITB on 22-24 March 2017. Je suis ravie, as it’s been a while since I last visited my campus in early 2014……

We rode Argo Parahyanagan Train which departed from Gambir Station at 8.45 am, and reached Bandung at 12 pm. In Bandung Station, I bought a box of Mayasari’s bolen pisang keju (cheese and banana wrapped in dough). Then, we went to Majesty Hotel (on Jl. Surya Sumantri No.91, Sukajadi, Bandung).

the hotel lobby

After check-in, Dinda and I headed to our room on the 12th floor. Our room is a 3-bedrooms-and-2-bathrooms-apartment of (around) 100 square meters. After we had took a rest for a while, we decided to go to the hotel restaurant (next to hotel lobby) and have the welcome drink.

the apartment

my bedroom

my welcome drink

Next, we intended to have lunch @ Roti Gempol Jl. Surya Sumantri, buuuut when we got the place, it evidently has already permanently closed now 😩 so that, we changed our destination to Cihampelas Walk (Ciwalk) and Teras Cihampelas / Cihampelas Skywalk not longer after.

Cihampelas Street currently resembles a tunnel, since a bridge (called Teras Cihampelas) of length 500 m was built above it. There are 3 staircases and 1 lift which is available for you to climb the bridge.

@ Teras Cihampelas / Cihampelas Skywalk

Then, we had early dinner @ Warunk Upnormal (padahal di Jakarta juga ada yaaa hehe), before we got into the cinema to watch Beauty and the Beast 😀

Warunk Upnormal’s most famous item is their selection of creative indomie dishes. Such restaurant consist of 2 stories (non smoking on the 1st floor and smoking area on 2nd floor). Their wifi is good enough, while the interior inside is cozy and instagram-able.

my nasi kulit sambel konslet (rice, chicken skin, hot sambal) and lychee juice

At the time, I picked lychee juice and nasi kulit sambel konslet (rice, chicken skin, hot sambal) with addition of sliced smoked beef. Both the dish and the beverage tasted good đŸ˜€ the waitress said that sambel konslet is a very hot sambal, buuut I think it’s not really hot hmmmm~ However, it is delicious, I like it!

 

PS : all photos in this post courtesy of Dinda, because a couple of days after I returned to Jakarta, I lost all photos in my phone’s Camera album hiks…… Bon, see you tomorrow.

xoxo

Anomali Coffee, Menteng

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28 March 2017, 12 pmAfter having ice cream with much chit-chat and laughter @ Gelato Secrets, ShopHaus Menteng, Winda and I decided to having lunch @ Anomali Coffee Menteng (on Jl. Teuku Cik Ditiro No. 52, Menteng, Jakarta), which is located next to Jakarta Eye Center, or only a few meters away from ShopHaus Menteng.

Winda and Sabi

It was my second visit, in fact. Despite I am not a coffee lover, I still love to come to Anomali Coffee Menteng, because it is snug ❀ As well as me, Winda is not a fan of coffee. Therefore, both of us didn’t order any cup of coffee at the time.

my milk tea and Winda’s lemon tea

Then for the lunch, Winda picked spinach cordon bleu (c’est bon!), while I chose banana fritter. Why banana fritter? Because on my first visit, a friend of mine ordered it, I tasted his dish, and I like it! Buuuut, when I had the dish on my own, I think it didn’t taste as delicious as my first try haha. Indeed, rumput tetangga selalu lebih hijau đŸ˜€

 

Winda’s spinach cordon bleu | my banana fritter

If you are a pasta lover, you should try their carbonara, c’est bon aussi! The aglio e olio tuna is not bad, however it is not spicy enough for me, I had to add a lot of chili powder and chili sauce on my plate.

bon appétit!

Gelato Secrets, ShopHaus Menteng

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28 March 2017 was a national holiday in my country (Nyepi), hence Winda and I planned a rendezvous at 10 am. Because at the time we were not hungry yet, we decided having ice cream @ Gelato Secrets, ShopHaus Menteng (on Jl. Teuku Cik Ditiro No.36, Menteng, Jakarta).

ShopHaus Menteng itself is a happening collaborative space, where we can find a number of shops (Gelato Secrets, Pigeonhole Coffee, Berrywell, Mockingbird, and Namelaka Patisserie) in one place at the same time.

ShopHaus Menteng

The first Gelato Secrets shop is in Ubud, Bali. If you reach ShopHaus Menteng, you will see Gelato Secrets shop directly. It is situated in the front side of ShopHaus Menteng. The shop is not really spacious, but they have indoor and outdoor area, though.

Gelato Secrets offered us a selection of (around) 20s flavours of gelato and sorbet, which made us confuse to decide. Eventually, I picked a cup of Ferrero Rocher, Cheese Cake, and Rose Petals ice cream; while Winda chose a cup of Bamboo Charchoal, Strawberry, and Chocolate ice cream. Behind Gelato Secrets, you can find Pigeonhole Coffee shop.

 

which flavor would you like to pick?

my cup of Ferrero Rocher, Cheese Cake, and Rose Petals ice cream; it’s delicious, I like it! ❀

If you prefer to eat your ice cream in a cone, Gelato Secrets make their own cones, thus you will have fresh waffle cones 😀 moreover, they also provide waffle, milkshake, and fruitshake.

la glace :9

Sabi et Winda

I definitely will come back (hopefully) soon!

Kerang Kiloan Pak Rudi, Blok M – Jakarta

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1 March 2017. I tried to taste the food place which was very happening in 2014, Kerang Kiloan Pak Rudi (on Jl. Patiunus No.9, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta), with Shelly, a friend of mine in the office. The stall is situated at a kind of food court in residential area, along with other food carts selling dim sum, beverages, etc.

Some preferences you can pick (as listed on the menu) :
kerang (clams) : kampak, kapa, tiram, hijau, bulu, bambu, dara, madu, salju, batik, simping. When I was there, I thought they only had 5 or 6 types of clams probably.
sauce : mushroom, padang, nanas asam manis (sweet & sour), tiram (oyster), matah (Balinese style raw sambal), lada merah (cayenne pepper), kacang (peanut), lada ijo (green pepper), barbeque, cheesy cream, garlic butter, Pak Rudi. Some of them are free, and you can ask the waitress to refill your chili saucer without charge.

You should order minimum 1 kilo of clams, except for the bambu, they will give you 1/2 kilo. You can also have rice or french fries, and they have 2 kinds of clams recipe on the menu : spicy garlic and salty butter. At the time, Shelly and I chose 2 kilos of fried kerang hijau and 1/2 kilo of boiled kerang bambu, along with oyster sauce, peanut sauce, and Pak Rudi’s sauce. The waitress said that fried kerang hijau and Pak Rudi’s sauce are the most favorites among others.

Our dishes look different from any other clams dishes which I had in the past, they came in the two aluminium basins. The waitress also gave us an empty basin for the clamshells. In my opinion, fried kerang hijau and peanut sauce tasted delicious, on the contrary, I didn’t really like the boiled kerang bambu, oyster sauce, and Pak Rudi’s sauce. Pak Rudi’s sauce is spicy enough for me, but I didn’t think that it is right to accompany our clams dishes.

1 kilo of fried kerang hijau, 1/2 kilo of boiled kerang bambu, oyster sauce, peanut sauce, and Pak Rudi’s sauce.

 

Tchao!

Love (part 1)

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Coucou!

Yay, it’s May already, a couple of days until we meet again! Yes, I am going to reveal the fact that I am in a long distance relationship (LDR) for several months. I live and work in Jakarta, while him……. he works (+/-) 10 weeks on – 2 weeks off roster on the sites.

soon 🙂 (http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/keep-calm-and-we-ll-be-together-soon/)

When he was in Jakarta for a few days on February, we finally had several chances to meet up (the first one became our first date perhaps hehe), before in the end I had to accompany him to the airport because he had to return to the sites again. Currently, it’s been more than two months since the last time I saw him, can’t wait to see him again……… ❀

can’t wait……. (https://id.pinterest.com/asaenz98/words-to-live-by/)

Oyaaa I will share some pictures I took when I was with him, buuuut only the photos of our food hahaha, because I don’t think to publish yet, for some reason I cannot explain 😀 *sok-sokan banget main rahasia-rahasia*

having ice cream @ Tokyo Belly, after office hours

having lunch @ Mbah Jingkrak Setiabudi

eventually, I can taste Llaollao

having fish n chips @ Manhattan Fish Market on Saturday night, because he was craving for tartar sauce 😀

having Burger King at the airport as the last brunch before he boarded the aircraft

Look forward to tell you the next stories 🙂

 

じゃあね

Cacaoté, Senopati

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16 February 2017. CacaotĂ© is a cake shop & restaurant, which is situated on Jl. Senopati Raya No.80, Jakarta. Shelly and I are satiated after had dinner @ The Holy Crab, but we still visited CacaotĂ© afterwards to have dessert and obviously take some pretty pictures in such beautiful restaurant 😀

The exterior of Cacaoté looks like an elegant castle, and the interior is absolutely gorgeous, feminine, and dominated by floral print and white-gold-pink-colors with chandeliers hanging on the ceiling.

that famous spot is on the right side of the front door

les fleurs ❀

When we stepped in, we were welcomed with their appetizing cakes selections. It’s quite hard for us to decide what we want for dessert since almost all the cakes looked so cute and delicious.

we are in front of the cake displays, what a lovely interior design!

Eventually, I picked mango cake with coconut filling perhaps (OMG I didn’t know the composition of the cake haha), while Shelly had two flavours of macarons. All I know is my cake tasted really good, I will definitely come back for the other variants :9

 

my mango cake, which resembles a caterpillar | Shelly’s macarons

Ă  bientĂŽt!

The Holy Crab, Senopati

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16 February 2017. To celebrate their 3rd anniversary, Holy Crab (on Jl. Gunawarman No. 55, Senopati) gave their customers a discount of 50%. Therefore, Shelly and I had our early dinner there on the day. Luckily, when we reached the place, it is not too crowded yet. Such restaurant has 2 stories with traditional Southern interior design style.

Sabi and Shelly

Holy Crab have lots of variety seafood to be chosen. Your foods will be served on the table, without plate, spoon, and fork (I thought it is not suitable for your first date hehe), they only provide you a shellfish cracker shell opener for your crab(s). What an exciting experience, despite the fact that Shelly and I had small cuts on our fingers because of the shell crabs 😀

Some selection of imported food : Dungeness Crab, King CrabLegs, Snow Crab Legs, and Lobster. Their prices depend on market price (seasonal price). At first, Shelly and I intended to order the Dungeness Crab, buuut unfortunately after we got adequate explanations from the waitress, we knew that the price of a Dungeness Crab is > IDR 1,000K!!!! Hence, eventually, we picked for the two of us : mud crab and clams with Medium Original Cajud sauce (yes, we had medium one, because Shelly cannot eat spicy food wkwk), also deep fried calamari.

mud crab, clams, deep fried calamari

:9

We felt very full afterwards, Alhamdulillah.  The total of the bill for the final cost of the meal (plus 2 bottles of mineral water) is around IDR 600K. Buuut, we had to pay only IDR 300K yay! Honestly, I don’t have any intention to go back there someday, because in my opinion, it is overprice. I would probably say that they have good dishes, however nothing special about the taste…………… But still, THANK YOU for the discount, Holy Crab ❀

xoxo