This mini tropical jungle theme cafe is called The Local Garden. It's a relatively new cafe at Kelapa Gading by the time of our visit this June 2019. We've seen them for quite a while when someone posted it on Instagram and since then we've been eyeing for it. Finally made it here on Sunday, initially for some cups of coffee and some healthy food since they promoted healthy lifestyle through their poke bowl and smoothie bowl. Unfortunately, the coffee machine was broken and so no coffee for that day. Jeffri tried their Earl Grey Milk Tea with Coffee Jelly (40K) which was pretty good, except for not having the coffee jelly too bad. We ordered two menus: Black Pepper Medium Tenderloin Poke Bowl (75k) and Salmon Poke Bowl (69k). We ordered the medium size portion for less than the large size price (45k - 55k). These two were indeed very healthy as they were low calories and very clean. Each bowl comes with edamame, corn, tomato, avocado, tempeh, and choice of white rice or brown rice. We personally think that the brown rice was too dry, however the salmon and beef steak were both great. Everything else on the bowl was good as well, very nice for those who are on diet.
Well, that's pretty much what we had here. The ambiance was nice and very relaxing despite the small room. The earl grey milk tea was enjoyable *wishing there was boba inside lol. Poke bowl could be improved more especially on the brown rice. There was 20% soft opening promo for a limited time, additional 10% off with Cashbac app, OVO and GoPay. That's all, thank you guys for reading :)
First of all, this is going to be a quick guide about applying UK Visa in Jakarta. Jadi kita bikin visa dengan perantara Agent agar proses nya lebih mudah, dalam artian ada yang bisa membantu kita untuk mengisi dan submit dokumen ke Duta Besar Inggris. Kalau mau submit sendiri juga bisa sih sebenarnya tidak begitu sulit, hanya saja ada beberapa formulir/dokumen yang perlu diisi da disiapkan, dan terkadang kita sendiri bingung atau kurang paham. Lokasi submit Visa UK ada di VFS Global UK, Kuningan City lantai 2.
Persyaratan Visa UK bisa dibilang adalah salah satu yang paling kompleks selain Visa USA, karena banyak sekali dokumen yang dibutuhkan. Tapi sebagai gambaran, berikut daftar dokumen pendukung yang dibutuhkan:
Paspor dengan masa berlaku min. 8 bln terakhir + Paspor lama
Surat Sponsor dr kantor / dr ke-2 ortu (In English)
Surat Ijin Suami (jika tidak ikut bepergian, serta lampirkan copy KTP Suami)
Pas foto berwarna 3,5cm x 4,5cm = 2 lbr (latar belakang hrs putih & dicetak diatas kertas cetak foto & telinga terlihat, wajah diperbesar 80%)
Surat Referensi Bank yg menunjukkan nama, no rekening, saldo dan sejak kapan mulai transaksi(In English)
Fotocopy Bukti Keuangan min. 3 bln terakhir
Fotocopy Akte Nikah (+ Translate in English)
Fotocopy Kartu Keluarga (+ Translate in English)
Fotocopy Akte Lahir Anak (+ Translate in English)
Kartu Pelajar / Surat Keterangan Sekolah (in English)
Print Out Tiket
Surat Undangan dari Perusahaan di UK (Untuk Business Trip)
Fotocopy SIUP (jika ada) (+ Translate in English)
Isi Form UK Kecil
Basically, daftar di atas itu kita dapat langsung dari agent kita, jadi tidak ada yang diubah. Tapi kita akan bikin keterangan lebih detail mengenai beberapa dokumen di atas. Oh iya ada beberapa dokumen di atas yang HARUS kalian translate ke bahasa Inggris, kebetulan Agent kita yang translate gitu. Jadi kita taunya beres aja :)
1. Rumornya kalau kalian pernah membuat beberapa jenis visa yang negaranya kuat seperti US, Schengen (Eropa), Jepang, Australia, dll, kesempatan kalian untuk mendapatkan visa UK lebih besar.
2. Surat sponsor dari perusahaan tempat kalian kerja untuk menjamin kalau kalian tuh di Jakarta/Indonesia ada pekerjaan tetap. Biasanya untuk menghindari orang mencari kerja di luar negeri.
3. Kalau Pas Foto biasa kita langsung serahkan ke tukang foto, mereka biasa sudah ahlinya deh gak usah di guide lagi mau background warna apa. Yang pasti pakaian harus ada kerahnya, polo shirt boleh. Biasa biaya foto itu 60-80ribu sudah termasuk 1 CD file foto + 3-6 lembar foto.
4. Surat referensi bank sangat penting! Tinggal datang ke Bank dan minta saja, nanti mereka akan mengeluarkan 1 lembar dokumen yang menyatakan bahwa kalian benar memiliki account banking di Bank tersebut. Biasanya Bank Reference itu gak langsung keluar di hari yang sama, soalnya mereka butuh Cap atasannya. Jadi spare waktu 2-3 hari sampai dokumen nya keluar dari Bank ya. Kemudian kalau kalian berpergian 1 keluarga seperti kita (suami, istri, bayi), cukup melampirkan 1 referensi bank saja untuk bertiga, jadi tidak perlu dibuat 1 orang 1. Atau bisa tanyakan lebih detail ke pihak Bank ya, mereka lebih ngerti.
5. Nah bukti keuangan ini menjadi salah satu dari 3 jajaran dokumen terpenting guys. Soalnya ini buat menjamin kalau kalian tuh sanggup untuk membiayai trip kalian di UK. Saran kita sih minimal memiliki tabungan minimum 50 juta Rupiah yang sudah standby selama 3 bulan terakhir. Jadi jangan tiba2 ada uang masuk 50 juta ketika mau apply Visa ya supaya tidak dicurigai minjem uang. Cara mendapatkan bukti keuangan tabungan, cukup masuk ke internet banking, click menu Account Statement dan download keuangan kalian di 3 bulan terakhir. Kalau opsi yang ada bukan tanggal per tanggal melaikan bulan per bulan, berarti print dokumen keuangan 3 bulan sebelum bulan kalian apply Visa nya. Kalau ada Deposito atau bukti keuangan lainnya mungkin bisa disertakan juga ya. Tapi kalau prinsip kita pribadi sih kalau bisa 3 bulan sebelum kalian bikin Visa, uangnya dibiarkan di tabungan saja. Setelah itu kalau mau dialihkan ke Deposito atau investment lainnya silakan.
6. Kalau kalian memiliki bayi/anak yang tidak memiliki KTP, kalian disarankan membawa akte lahir yang asli ya. Just in case kalau diminta perlihatkan.
7. Nah semua tiket pesawat/transportasi pendukung dari Jakarta ke London dan sebaliknya WAJIB ada. Kalau kalian pulang ke Jakarta dari negara Eropa lainnya, kalian wajib memiliki tiket transportasi dari London menuju negara Eropa tersebut, kemudian tiket pesawat dari negara Eropa tsb menuju Jakarta. Pada intinya sih pergerakan kalian harus jelas, terutama untuk pulang ke Jakarta nya. Kecuali kalian berada di UK dan berpindah dari satu kota ke kota lain, transportasi lokalnya tidak perlu disertakan ya (kecuali memang ada).
8. Bookingan hotel juga wajib ada, tapi bisa disiasati sih. Ada beberapa website booking hotel yang memperbolehkan kita untuk memesan kamar dan tidak memerlukan pembayaran dimuka. Jadi bisa dibatalkan beberapa hari sebelum hari H, sesuai aturan dari website tersebut. Dengan cara ini, kalian belum melakukan pembayaran Hotel kalian hingga Visa kalian diterima.
9. Fotokopi SIUP (Surat Ijin Usaha Perdagangan) bagi kalian yang disponsori oleh perusahaan keluarga atau perusahaan tersebut adalah milik kalian. Dalam case kita, kita dan seluruh keluarga yang ikut trip ini di sponsori oleh 1 perusahaan milik keluarga besar kami. Namun harus jelas jabatan atau kaitan kalian dengan perusahaan tersebut sebagai apa. SIUP ini harus di cap resmi oleh perusahaan ya.
10. Untuk lebih detail mengenai bagaimana mengisi formulir Visa UK dengan benar, kalian bisa langsung membacanya di
Biaya resmi applikasi Visa UK sekitar 1.9 - 2 juta. Namun karena kami dibantu oleh Agent, kami dikenakan biaya 2.4 juta. Biaya tersebut sudah termasuk biaya jemput dokumen, biaya pengisian berbagai formulir di website VFS Global, dan biaya pengantaran Passpor yang sudah selesai dikeluarkan pihak Duta Besar Inggris. Proses applikasi Visa UK memakan waktu sekitar 3 minggu. Namun bagi kalian yang membutuhkan Visa dalam waktu kilat, kalian bisa pilih service premium namun dengan harga yang jauh lebih mahal (kurang dari seminggu selesai).
Prosedur wawancara di kantor VFS Global itu sebenarnya lebih kepada pengecekan dokumen yang kita bawa. Tenang, staff yang mewawancarai kita adalah orang Indonesia juga, jadi tidak akan ada kendala dalam bahasa. Dan sebenarnya tidak ada wawancara mengenai kegiatan detail kami selama di UK. Basically, mereka tidak banyak bertanya dan lebih fokus pada pengecekan dokumen kami apakah ada yang kurang atau salah.
Semoga blog ini membantu ya. Boleh bagikan ke teman-teman kalian yang ingin bepergian ke UK. Happy holiday :)
BUTUH 26 JAM UNTUK KE KOTA EDINBURGH // UK TRIP PART 1 - YouTube
Sudah pernah mendengar kota Edinburgh? Sebuah kota di wilayah Skotlandia, utara dari negara Inggris. Sebuah kota kuno yang sangat terjaga sekali keaslian arsitekturnya dari peradaban modern. Ketika pertama kalinya kita menginjakan kaki di kota ini, kita hanya bisa terpukau tanpa kata-kata. Di Vlog terbaru kita kali ini, kita mau share pengalaman perjalanan kita dari Jakarta menuju Edinburgh yang memakan waktu hingga 26 Jam. Dimulai dari penerbangan Jakarta menuju Bangkok, kemudian Bangkok ke London, dan terakhir London ke Edinburgh. Sebuah perjalanan yang sangat melelahkan apalagi kita membawa anak di bawah 2 tahun, namun semua terbayarkan ketika kita memasuki kota tuanya, Yuk ditonton saja Vlognya dan jangan lupa SUBSCRIBE di Youtube channel kita ya :)
I'm not quite prepared for this blog post, but I just want to share something that I personally believe in. Including this new restaurant called MASANOBU at Menara Astra, Jakarta. It's a casual Japanese restaurant located at a relatively new building in Sudirman, Central Jakarta. The focus of the restaurant is teppanyaki and robata with a warm Japanese hospitality. I really really liked the food especially the Wagyu Bara Chirasi (picture above). It's the best chirasi dish I've ever had (because normally it's seafood with raw fish). Without further a due, let's take a look at some of the dishes that I tried.
Toumorokoshi Chawanmushi (40K) - nice simple chawanmushi with corn. Very smooth and silky, a nice appetizer to start with.
Negishio Wagyu Tongue Salad (100k) - simple salad with thin sliced wagyu tongue. I'm definitely a salad person especially after having lots of red meat. Sometimes you want to cleanse your body and have something neutral and well balanced. The beef tongue has that slightly chewy texture which is actually fine. The salad itself is mixed with some sweet and sour dressing.
Aburi Wagyu Taru Taru (85k) ~ chopped seared wagyu beef, cucumber, onion, sweet soy sauce with garlic and ginger, truffle oil served with egg yolk and garlic toast. It was okay for me because I'm not really fond of raw meat/fish in a tartare dish. But it definitely has that truffle flavor to live up the appetite.
Asparagus Truffle & Onsen Tamago (60k) ~ Onsen tamago or onsen egg with olive oil, butter, soy sauce and black truffle with asparagus. The aspagarus was crunchy, onsen egg was perfectly soft boiled giving it a super smooth and creamy coating to the asparagus. This was my least favorite dish amongst all that I tried to be frankly speaking, simply because the combination of egg and asparagus didn't live up to my expectation.
Dashimaki Tamago Sandwich (38k) ~ is definitely an underdog here. A small two portion of egg sandwich that certainly won my heart. I didn't expect something amazing out of the plain looking sandwich until my first bite wowed me. It was nicely seasoned (I assumed salty soy sauce?) with a perfect aftertaste in my mouth.
Reisie Kani & Ikura Salad Inaniwa Udon with Sesame Dressing (130k) ~ thick and creamy wide udon with bold sesame dressing, topped with big ikura (salmon egg) bursting salty distinct flavor when bitten in our mouth. A unique combination like no others, definitely a MUST TRY dish here!
US Kurobuta Tontoro 200 gr (220k) ~ Charcoal grilled US kurobuta pork cheek served with Oroshi Ponzu Sauce. The meat texture was definitely tender with a slightly bouncy texture, while the egg and ponzu sauce gave a kicking savory flavor to the pork cheek. A MUST TRY!
Grilled Gindara (190k) was just okay for me, though the texture was fine. But I still could taste the fishy flavor and was expecting to have some salt and other bolder seasonings.
Wagyu Harami Steak 200 gr (300K) ~ Charcoal grilled wagyu skirt steak known for its robust flavor instead of the tender texture. The meat was chewy though it's pretty juicy and smokey. The garlic butter sauce gave that savory kick to the meat. Also available in 100 gr (170k) and 150 gr (240k).
Wagyu Bara Chirasi (450k) ~ the star of the night with assorted wagyu beef parts (including beef tongue), ikura (salmon egg), Japanese scrambled egg and cucumber in a special dark (ponzu?) sauce. Definitely the best Chirasi dish I've ever tried. The savory dark sauce gave a whole new different experience of having Japanese beef rice dish, I mean it was addicting!
French Toast (40k) - petite size french toast with ice cream and fruits. The toast was smooth and soft like pillowy texture with that perfect sweetness from sugar icing and caramel syrup. Definitely a great ending to my dinner.
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Menara Astra, Jalan Jendral Sudirman, Central Jakarta
Shall we say the best hotel we've ever stayed in Jakarta? Well, undoubtedly YES! At least that is for us cause we rarely stay in a hotel in Jakarta unless for a review purpose! Earlier on April 2019, we stayed at The Grand Hyatt Jakarta, one of the most iconic 5 star hotels around Bundaran Hotel Indonesia aka the Welcoming Statue Roundabout. It's located at the very center of Jakarta with the most beautiful outdoor water fountain in town. We stayed at their Grand Club room which is the room with a complimentary access to their Club room (unlimited refreshment such as snacks and drinks). We also reviewed their signature C's Steak and Seafood restaurant for dinner, The Grand Cafe for Sunday Brunch and Fountain Lounge for afternoon tea. Let's check out our review.
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This is our 50 square meter Grand Club room with a stunning view of Bundaran HI.
The Grand Club room has a personal seated check in at the 22nd floor where the Club room is located. We were welcomed with two welcome drinks: juices, teas or coffees. Upon check in to our room, we were surprised with a red box of in-house praline chocolate and a set of baby bath products. Our requested baby crib was also prepared prior to our arrival. So, everything had been planned thoroughly by the team, Bravo!
The room size is 50 sqm, the same size as their standard room. It's pretty spacious though, considering it's located at the most premium location anywhere in Jakarta! The window's view is amazing, probably the only 3 hotels in Jakarta with a straight Bundaran HI view from the room. The rests are Kempinski Jakarta and Mandarian Oriental. Well, actually Pullman Thamrin Hotel is located at the exact same location, however its position is slightly blocked by another building: Wisma Nusantara. So, the best view from the room is around 45 degrees from the window. Correct me if I'm wrong :)
There's a cupboard with water heater, tea and coffee set, and pre-loaded mini bar. The mini bar was not complimentary, which was somehow a little bit confusing for us because we could take anything (soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee) from the club room. But why not from our mini bar which was supposed to be the same right? But anyway, that's not a big deal, cause they provide 8 complimentary bottled water in our room. Plus, you can request some more if you want to :)
Baby was excited for the complimentary baby bath set with a monkey toy! Thank you so much, Grand Hyatt!
Our bath room is not the spacious one, but definitely more than enough to shower and relax. And there's a bathtub as well!
Welcome to the Club Room, a place where you can have your unlimited refreshment throughout the day from water, juices, tea, coffee, snacks, pastries, sandwich to even cocktails (6 - 8 PM). This facility is complimentary to those who book a Grand Club Room at Grand Hyatt Jakarta. The club room is designed as a refreshment and relaxing area on the 22nd floor (just one level above our room).
The city view (Sudirman street) from our seats.
This window's seating area was our favorite feature of the room! It's a very rare one around the area, I mean sitting on the window side with a metro city traffic view is something awesome (especially for a foreign tourist).
Some afternoon snacks and tea while relaxing on the window seat. Oh btw, that's the complimentary cup cakes and chocolates. THANK YOU :)
Tea Time! We're having some afternoon tea (buffet) at their famous Fountain Lounge on the mezzanine lobby floor. Basically, we got to enjoy anything on the buffet table, from simple pastries, cakes, Indonesian traditional snacks, to Gelato & Sorbet.
The opposite view from the lounge which is the main lobby (check in area). Don't you think it was very well designed?
The window's view from our table is the Pullman Thamrin Hotel, while a little further away is the Bundaran HI. Love watching the traffic from our position, especially knowing that there's a new Trans Jakarta station & MRT station down on the pedestrian.
The buffet afternoon tea includes two cups of hot tea.
Right after our afternoon tea, we continued our food madness at C's Steak & Seafood for dinner (just across the Fountain Lounge). It was one of the best dining experiences we had this year with the most amazing dishes. From the gigantic Seafood Plater to the mouthwatering T-Bone Steak! We decided to make a separate blog post for this restaurant on our blog. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REVIEW
In room breakfast is always enjoyable and even more comfortable. Though you don't get that much options compared to the buffet one, you simply need no preparation to walk in to the breakfast dining area (no make up on for female right?). We had some pastries, fried rice, American style breakfast (sausage, scrambled egg), fruit platters, juices, tea and coffee. That sounds somewhat little, but we actually couldn't finish them all. The fried rice was delicious though, especially when having it on our window's seat with the beautiful Car Free Day view (it was sunday on our second day). If you're reading this and you're not familiar with Car Free Day in Jakarta, basically every Sunday morning 6 - 11 AM, the main MH Thamrin and Sudirman street are closed from any public transportation except for the Trans Jakarta Bus.
Later after breakfast, we went to their beautiful outdoor swimming pool area and had some fun with our baby. The outdoor pool in the 5th floor was somehow bringing us to tropical island with its natural garden. Baby Louisa enjoyed the pool that much (and any other pool which hotel's we had ever stayed in) even when she couldn't swim.
They also have this shallow kid's pool (probably only 0.5 meter)
Another breakfasting recommendation at a 5 star hotel this month, it's Arts Cafe at Raffles Hotel Jakarta! Glad that we came back again this year to try their Turkish Ramadan festive (buffet) with two International Chefs in town: Chef Umut Tabak and Chef Bilal Keser from Raffles Instabul. It's pretty common for a 5 star hotel to bring International Chefs from the same (hotel) group/brand, especially when it comes to a special holy season like Chinese New Year, Ramadan, and Christmas. Without further a due, let's have a look at the food selections!
Every customer will be served with sweetened Turkish tea and water. So, worry not for you drinks, it's included on the buffet rate.
The room was decorated with Arabian or Middle Eastern style interior. Btw, this is located on the second floor of Raffles Hotel Jakarta, just above the original Arts Cafe on the first floor. Basically this is an empty hall modified into a Middle Eastern themed restaurant just to celebrate the holy season of Ramadan.
Here was the famous Turkish Ice Cream, expect to experience "The Turkish Ice Cream Show" when you ask for some ice cream. You know they guy will play a few minutes of game with you before he finally serves you the ice cream.
The Baklava was so Good, it was nicely sweet and crispy. This is definitely not to be missed!
These were some other desserts that we captured.
This is the grilling station: chicken and lamb skewer. The meat was so thick yet very juicy. But for those who don't usually eat lamb, this was unfortunately having that intense lamb smells.
These were a few Turkish dishes that we captured. Well to be frankly speaking, we were not quite familiar with the dishes. We did try some, but unfortunately most of them were not pretty favorable to our taste buds. It's not that bad actually, it's just that we were not used to these kind of cuisines. Probably because we are used to food that is salty and savory.
Their shawarma or kebab was pretty good. The chicken was moist and sweet, though we expected the wrap to be slightly thinner. But this one is on our MUST TRY dish here.
This beef dish was amazing, the meat was super tender and juicy and was expected to be eaten with their serundeng crumble. Because the meat itself was bland which was why you have to have it with their sweet serundeng.
What we took to our table.
The seafood and sushi/sashimi section.
Indonesian blackpepper beef
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We finally got the chance to review C's Steak and Seafood, one of the highly respected and reputable 5 star restaurants at Grand Hyatt Jakarta. We've heard about this restaurant for quite a while until April 2019 when we finally made it here. It was actually our second time here after the first one earlier in 2019. We were staying at Grand Hyatt that night when we decided to have our dinner here. The highlights of our dinner were the jumbo Seafood Platter and the T-Bone steak. It was definitely one of the most memorable dining experience in 2019. Read more!
First of all, prepare your budget here cause everything is very expensive. At least that's what we experienced by browsing through their menu book. You don't expect to spend less than IDR 200-300k per person unless you only come here for some drinks. The majority of their non-steak or non-seafood dishes is ranging from 200 - 300k before tax and services, while for the beverages start from IDR 60k for soft drinks. So, expect to spend around IDR 300k - 500k per person and even more if you order steaks and seafood dishes. At the end of the day, you're not only paying for the food, but also for the ambiance and the 5 star services.
Seafood Platter ~ prawns, whole lobster, clams, and mussels. This is definitely THE LARGEST appetizer we've ever had. Though it's grouped in an appetizer menu, it is certainly worth more than just an appetizer. Everything was plated on a huge bowl of rock ice to keep them fresh throughout our dining. The dish also came with 3 choices of dipping sauce which honestly we were not familiar with, but very addictive.
Everything was freshly boiled with Lobster meat as the star of the dish. The meat was very thick and definitely not fishy at all. The prawns were fresh as well and great with the dipping sauce. You can also squish some lemon juices to give them a fresh acidic taste.
And by the way, this Seafood Platter is good to share for up to 3 persons or even 4 persons if you don't eat seafood that much.
The prawns were jumbo!
Our main course is T-Bone Steak from US grain fed beef. The price is IDR 1.100.000++ per 1 kg weight. It is indeed gigantic and good to share for up to 3 persons as well. They cooked it Medium so that it's still pinkish in the middle. We love the outer layer part as you can taste the seasonings. The meat's texture itself, to be frankly speaking, not the most tender one we've ever tried. You can still feel the chewiness of the meat, though it wasn't overly chewy.
They provide you with their original sauce, presumably barbecue sauce with that hint of tangy and acidic flavor. The high price tag comes with 3 generous portion of side dishes: creamy spinach, sauteed mushroom and truffle mashed potato. Seriously, the side dishes were the perfect complement to the T-Bone steak.
We truthfully enjoyed our dinner here, especially with the best hospitality ever! The staffs kept coming to our table just to ensure that we had the best dining experience (though sometimes could be a little bit distracting if it's too often). The ambiance were fine, the services were 5 stars, and the foods were delicious. Definitely a recommended place to spend your special day. Thank you guys for reading :)
C's STEAK AND SEAFOOD
Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Jalan MH Thamrin, Jakarta Pusat
- 12:00 - 14:30
- 18:00 - 22:30
Average Spending for two: IDR 800.000 - IDR 1.000.000
We visited TWG Tea outlet at Pacific Place Mall earlier this May 2019 and we found out that they were not only offering teas, cakes, macarons, and the likes, but also food menus specially created for Ramadan! What you see above is their actual Ramadan main course menus, including some tajils. So basically during this Ramadan season, every order of their limited 3 main courses: chicken, lamb and beef dish, get free TWG Tea exclusive blend and tajil of the day (after 5 PM). Anyway, TWG is having a special promo PAY 3 GET 4 for main courses. Read more!
As we wrote earlier, every order of one main course (out of the three choices) is entitled for a choice of TWG Tea exclusive blend and tajil of the day. The tajil (mini cakes and pastries) may change daily, but those will be influenced by Indonesian traditional snack such as cendol, kolak, etc. Yes, cendol flavored cake!
ARABIAN CHICKEN MANDI (150k++) ~ classic Arabian grilled chicken marinated with Arabic spices and infused with Red of Arabia tea, served with aromatic saffron rice, golden raisin, and herb yoghurt. Okay first of all, the grilled chicken had been tasty even without adding extra sauce. The meat was very moist inside and even our little daughter loved it. The rice was that typical dry Middle Eastern style where you could taste every individual rice in your mouth. Here's the downside, the cream based herb yogurt was too sour for our liking. It didn't seem to work out together with the chicken, so we put it aside and just enjoyed the chicken as it was.
Second main course that we tasted was BRAISED LAMB SHANK (250k++). Mediterranean style lamb shank, braised in Red Africa Tea infused balsamic sauce accompanied with grilled king oyster mushroom, brocolli and truffle mashed potato.
This definitely reminded me of my mom's cook at home though it was meant to be Mediterranean style. There was that herby sweet and dark flavor that was somehow resembling those Chinese medicine herbs flavor. And the meat was smooth, succulent and easily fall-off-the-bone kind of texture. The mashed potato with truffle was perfect!
The third main course is BATAVIA BEEF SOUP (150k++) which is basically Soto Tangkar Betawi infused with Coconut Tea accompanied with Jasmine Rice, crackers, and sambal. Unfortunately, we didn't try this one, so here are the pictures for you :)
They also have this Ramadan Tea Time Set Menu for IDR 295.000++ which includes:
Two TWG Tea
4 TWG Tea crafted petit fours
5 hand crafted savory canapes
Choice of 2 Viennoiseries served with TWG Tea Jelly and whipped cream.
Last but not the least, book your table with Chope App/web to secure your spot especially during the breakfasting hour where tables are quickly filled up. You can also get 35% off your food bill at TWG Tea, simply by making a reservation from the special link below:
Anyway, Chope App is giving away 2 LED 42 inch FHD TV Grand Prize for two lucky winners! Here are the rules:
Simply by making 4 reservations at Chope App/Web from the lists of participating restaurants (below) from 5 May - 5 June 2019.
A minimum of 4 pax per reservation is required to be eligible for the Grand Prize.
You have to mention unique PROMO CODE when booking on Chope app for each restaurant below so that the Pay 3 Get 4 promo is valid. We have put the promo code next to the name of each restaurant below.
PAY 3 GET 4 BUFFET PROMO:
Sugar & Spice
Cafe Gran Via
The Royal Kitchen
Wyl's Kitchen (Pakubuwono)
Wyl's Kitchen (Puri)
SET MENU PROMO:
Up in Smoke
Hard Rock Cafe
Seribu Rasa (Gunawarman)
Seribu Rasa (Menteng)
Seribu Rasa (Plaza Indonesia)
Lao Lao Huo Guo
The Daughter's Boucherie
Don't forget to book your table from 4 participating restaurants above to get the chance to win 2 LED TV for 2 lucky winners. If you haven't signed up as a member at Chope App, you can use THIS LINK to get your first IDR 100.000 vouchers after completing your first reservation. Good luck :)
CRAZY RICH JAKARTANS DI GRAND HYATT JAKARTA | HOTEL REVIEW JAKARTA - YouTube
We are so thrilled to bring you guys to our 5 star staycation experience at Grand Hyatt Jakarta earlier on April 2019. It was a quick decision that we finally made it to one of the only few iconic hotels around Bundaran Hotel Indonesia (Hotel Indonesia roundabout), Jakarta. For those of you who are not familiar with Bundaran Hotel Indonesia, it is basically The Times Square of New York or The Orchard Road of Singapore, whereas there is a huge roundabout with 2 welcoming statues and giant fountain right in the middle of Central Jakarta. Read more... This hotel is built in 1990s when Jakarta was not as developed (in terms of high rise buildings) as today. Everything has changed since then, such as there is a weekly Car Free Day program from 6 - 11 AM every Sunday (you can watch it from your room if you get the Bundaran HI view). Also, there are a few upscale shopping malls under the Grand Hyatt hotel, as well around the area. Not only the room experience, we also show you guys our visit to their super famous C's Steak and Seafood restaurant for dinner, Grand Cafe for Sunday Brunch, and The Fountain Lounge for afternoon tea. All is up on our latest youtube vlog about Grand Hyatt Hotel Jakarta. This post is going to be updated with more photos and information! So, don't miss our updates by following our blog (click the "Follow" button on the right hand-side of the page).
Wah Sushi Go buka cabang baru lagi!!! Perasaan baru gak lama kita mereview Sushi Go cabang Lippo Mall Puri dan ternyata mereka bergerak cepat dengan membuka cabang-cabang baru. Kali ini mereka buka di Summarecon Mall Serpong lantai GF, tepatnya ada di sebelah restoran Kimukatsu. Buat kalian yang mungkin belum pernah mendengar nama Sushi Go, basically mereka adalah salah satu pionir restoran Jepang di Indonesia yang menyajikan menu sushi seharga IDR 15.000 saja per piring nya. Kalau biasanya di restoran Jepang lain setiap piring dihargai berbeda-beda tergantung warna piringnya atau jenis sushinya, nah di Sushi Go harga per piring nya flat 15ribu saja. Tentunya dengan price tag yang cukup murah, tidak semua jenis sushi ada ya guys seperti sushi-sushi premium yang bahannya cukup mahal. Untuk lebih lengkap mengenai Sushi Go Summarecon Mall Serpong, baca review kita selengkapnya ya.
Sesuai harganya yang flat, dekorasi dinding resto ini juga bertuliskan ONE PRICE aka satu harga. Tap kalau kalian mencari menu lain selain sushi, mereka juga menyediakan banyak sekali menu ala carte seperti sashimi, udon, ramen, donburi (menu nasi), dll.
Space untuk Sushi Go di mall SMS ini tidak sebesar cabang-cabang lainnya, agak compact kaya meja-meja mengelilingi sushi bar yang ada di tengah. Mungkin karena mereka juga mendapatkan sisa space di dalem mall ini dengan ukuran yang lebih kecil. Tapi secara design interior kita cukup impressed sih, soalnya bagus dan unik. Mau OOTD di sekitar meja bar juga boleh loh :)
Nah ini dia one price sushi nya! Banyak banget variasi sushi nya meskipun harganya hanya IDR 15.000. Dan jujur ya sushi mereka murah tapi gak murahan #HonestReview. Kaya kualitasnya bisa kalian bandingkan sama sushi-sushi lainnya di Jakarta. Apalagi Sushi Go ini sebenarnya masih satu group sama Sushi Hiro yang notabene salah satu Sushi House paling terkenal di Jakarta. Coba aja kalau kalian cek ke outlet mereka di mana pun, hampir rata-rata semuanya waiting list terutama di jam makan lunch atau dinner. Oh ya, satu piring sushi ini isi nya 2 pcs ya, tapi ada juga sebagian yang hanya isi 1 pc.
Kalau ditanya sushi terfavorite kita sih tanpa mikir lama si Beef Roll sushi ini (napa percisnya gak tau ya hehe). Jadi ini nasi yang dibungkus sama daging sapi tipis yang super smokey, di atas nya ada potongan salmon, saus mayo dan telur ikan. Kemudian semuanya di blow torch gitu jadi hasilnya ada sedikit bagian yg hitam, tapi disitulah mungkin wangi smokey nya datang.
Yang satu ini juga salah satu sushi terfavorite, jadi Salmon nya di kasih saus mayo dan telur ikan seperti yang di beef roll sebelumnya. Enakkk gurih2 tapi ada sedikit rasa asam nya.
Terakhir sebelum kita tutup review ini, kita mau share info tentang kompetisi makan di Sushi Go! Mereka menyebutnya "Sushi Plate Stacking Photo Competition". Jadi kalian setelah makan di Sushi Go, kalian diminta untuk mengekspresikan diri kalian dalam bentuk foto beserti piring2 sushi kosong yang kalian makan. Kemudian share di Instagram kalian dengan hashtag #SushiGoStacking, follow dan tag @sushigo_id. Gampang banget donggggg dan kompetisi nya masih panjang sampai tanggal 30 Juni 2019. Hadiahnya? 2 buah iPhone XS Max untuk 2 orang pemenang. Uhuyyy Hengpong mahal kapan lagi kan. Buruan yaaa ikutan kompetisi nya. Anyway, thank you guys for reading. Boleh di share ya artikel ini ke teman teman kalian :)
Summarecon Mall Serpong 2, Lantai Dasar (GF), Gading Serpong, Tangerang
Cabang Lain: - PIK Avenue - Grand Indonesia - Lippo Mall Puri - Mall Kelapa Gading 2