Thursday, July 30, 2009

Red Mango

Dessert anyone? Who doesn't like healthy and delicious dessert? Fro-yo (frozen yogurt) stalls seem to be sprouting out in Jakarta.. Here's the newly opened, Red Mango fro-yo franchise from Korea, has opened on July in Mall Taman Anggrek..

Stylist and comfortable outlet, dominated by red colour..

The fro-yo available in 2 flavors; original and strawberry.. And for the level of sourness, the strawberry is more sour than the original one.. We decided to choose something in between, twist flavor..

E ordered small size Strawberry Twist (28K) with mochi topping.. This sweet and tangy fro-yo was thick and creamy.. The texture was smooth with a slight sourish taste..

Doesn't it look sooo yummyy?? I ordered medium size Strawberry Twist (38K).. The medium size came with two toppings by our own choice. I truly enjoyed this with its peach & mochi, and its mildly-sweet flavor..

What a lovely colorful mochi.. We loved the texture of mochi, it was softer and fluffier that what one gets at Sour Sally.. So we add more extra topping, Mochi (8K)..

For us, Red Mango fro-yo is nice and we really love their mochi.. They'll open other branches in Grand Indonesia and Emporium soon..

Red Mango
Mall Taman Anggrek, 4th Floor
Jl. Letjen. S. Parman Kav. 21
West Jakarta

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pancious - revisit

Yup, back to Pancious again.. As I said Pancious is my fave spot for pancake.. I love their pancake/waffle texture and of course their variation of toppings are really delicious..

The other sides of Pancious @ Plaza Indonesia.. As always, it was packed..

This time we need something light for dinner..

We ordered this Grilled Baby Potato (29.5K) for an appertizer, This was really nice served with tartar sauce, the potato was grilled with olive oil and rosemary also topped with smoked beef.. Mmm it smells delicious, and so does its taste.. The portion is quite big, this appetizer really makes u full enough..

I ordered Mango Waffle - single stack (24.5K), warm waffle topped with luscious mango cubes and sauce.. Its tasted good..

Next, E ordered what we usually order, Blueberry Cheese Pancake - single stack (27K), which is also one of their signature pancake.. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of it, but you can see it on my last post.

I love all of their food so far, and never feel bored to come back again when we crave for pancake..

Pancious Pancake House
Plaza Indonesia
Level 5, unit E06-E08
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30
Central Jakarta
Tel. (62 21) 3906817

Other Branches;
Permata Hijau (1st Branch)
Jl. Permata Hijau Block A No. 12
South Jakarta
Tel. (62 21) 5304325

Pacific Place Mall
Level 5, unit 39
SCBD, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Central Jakarta
Tel. (62 21) 57973360

Friday, July 24, 2009


This post is on another Japanese restaurant, Sakana.. We've been to this restaurant for several times but this is the first time posting it.. Some people may not notice this restaurant since its located inside the office building @ MidPlaza in Thamrin area..

When you step in, it's like stepping into some traditional Japanese place. You will have a private dinner here, coz all their dining area is separated in several rooms.. One room only for one table, but they have different size of the room.. This was our dining room, small room with wooden tables and chair, and traditional Japanese paint on wall decorated the room! Such a nice sight!

The selection on their menu is actually quite wide..

We started with this Takoyaki (25K), six octopus balls topped with mayonaise, teriyaki sauce, and bonito flakes..

It tasted good, this is really the best takoyaki I ever tasted in Jakarta so far.. Do you know somewhere else? Please recommend me hehe..

Miso Karatanmen (42K), ramen with savoury beef tongue minced in spicy miso soup.. If you're into spicy food, this dish is a must try! I used don't like beef tongue, but this seriously nice just like ordinary beef meat for me.. This dish was amazing..

The ramen has a nice and chewy texture.. The soup was flavourful.. It's just good to fill up my stomach!

Not satisfied yet, we went on to order Okonomiyaki (38K), a noodle based Japanese savoury pancake topped with mayonnaise, teriyaki sauce, and bonito flakes..

More or less tasted a bit similar like takoyaki for me, but it was good..

We enjoyed dining in this restaurant. The food was good and the price for the food was moderate.. Overall, I like Sakana, and look forward to going back to try a few more dishes.. If you crave an authentic Japanese dishes, this could be the place that u can try..

Sakana Japanese Restaurant
MidPlaza, Basement Floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 10-11
Central Jakarta
Tel. (62 21) 5706200/5746452 Ext. 2020/2021

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Burger King

Here's a quick post for a quick grab, Burger King.. E was tempted by this advertising of their new burger creation in some magazine so he gave it a try..

Spicy Chicken Crisp Burger (18.5K), a crispy fried chicken patty with mayonnaise, chili sauce, and lettuce..

Not spicy enough and I think the spiciness just came from the chili sauce..

Seemed this burger was not enough to fill him up and satisfied his hunger, so he got another one..

Beefacon Burger (22K), beef patty, strips of crispy beef bacon, and melted cheese.. It was quite tasty though..

Look there's no veggies in this burger, really suit for meat lover..

The beefacon burger was just as good as the spicy chicken crisp burger. In fact, E claimed that the beefacon was tastier

All in all, Burger King is a decent place to get a burger..

Burger King
Grand Indonesia, West Mall
Lower Ground, BI A/9-10 Lt.
Tel. (62 21) 23580584

Other Branch;

Mall Kelapa Gading 5, Ground Floor, Unit G

Skyline Building (Djakarta Theatre), Sarinah Thamrin

Senayan City, LG Floor

Pondok Indah Mall II, Ground Floor

Cilandak Town Square (Citos), 2nd floor

Plaza Semanggi, 3rd Floor

Monday, July 20, 2009

Rustique Grill & Wine

At last, we had a dinner in Rustique.. Occupies in Plaza Senayan, they offer the finest quality in food, services, and ambiance..

This is how the interior looks like, It was lovely, warm lightnings and well decorated interior..

The ambiance was cozy and with an open kitchen concept, guests can see the chefs work on delicious meals..

E's Passion Fruit Squash (25K), it was sweet flavor and refreshing mouthfeel..

Breads with butter for starters. It was good, the buns was fresh and we finished it all quickly.. It's good to know that they were very nice and generous with this compliment, they soon gave us another basket of it hehe..

They have several dishes that we tempted to try, but since it was only 2 of us, it was hard to order everything...

So we just tried this Quesadilla (56K), grilled sliced beef on pita bread.. Enjoy it with a dip of sour cream, guacamole, and salsa, it was very appetizing. The pita bread tasted good too, anything with bread is always good to me. hehe

Next.. Linguine Seafood (78K), nice appearance yaa.. It's a linguine pasta came with prawn, scallops, and dory fish stirred in spicy tomato based red sauce.. The pasta was lovely.. Although I'm not a fan of seafood, but I definitely sure their seafood was really fresh.. I like this pasta especially the sour spicy tomato sauce enhanced the taste of it, so refreshing and the dory fish was so smooth..

The place was okay, spacious, and cozy.. The food was moderate to good.. We will definitely revisit to try out more on their menu, especially their fish and chips looked so tempted hehe..

Rustique Grill & Wine
Plaza Senayan level 4 No. 413
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8
Tel. (62 21) 57852760

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kafe Betawi

Yup.. From its name 'Kafe Betawi', we are sure that Jakartan food is on their menu...

Kafe Betawi has several branches spread in most shopping mall in Jakarta.. This time we tried one in Mal Kelapa Gading.. I love the interior here, the bright white dining area, modern design with a touch of Betawi style..

Hot Lemon (15K)

Tempe Goreng (6K), deep fried soybean cake/tempeh.. My fave food hehe..

Gado-gado Betawi (19K), Betawi style mixed vegetables salad with spicy peanut sauce dressing and served with melinjo crackers.. There's no keropok on it! Feel not complete yet having Gado-gado without keropok, so I ordered a plate of Keropoks (6K) for it hehe.. The nutty dressing was really good and you can ask the waiter, whether you like spicy peanut sauce or not..

Mie Tek-tek (23K), Jakartan fried noodle with shredded chicken, boiled egg, veggies in a bit gravy sauce.. The dish was spicy and delicious, I liked it they served it with a lot of keropoks and melinjo crackers..

They used spaghetti instead of ordinary egg noodle.. Nice combination.. That distinguished it from the ordinary one, which we usually can find from a street car vendor around Jakarta..

We had a great meal there and we will go there next time when we crave Indonesian food again..

Kafe Betawi
Mal Kelapa Gading I, Unit G # 199
Jl. Boulevard Kelapa Gading
North Jakarta
Tel. (62 21) 45844119

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Warung Pasta

Looking for a delicious Italian fusion pasta with very affordable price? This is the place to come.. Located in Kemang area, Warung Pasta is an eatery house famous for their Italian fusion meal like pasta, pizza, and baked rice with a very friendly price..

Nothing fancy here, the decor is very simple. But unfortunately, there's no separation for smoking and non-smoking area, so the air was a bit stuffy.. I didn't really enjoy the ambiance here..

So here's what we ordered..

Strawberry Juice (9.9K), just an ordinary strawberry juice..

Hot Lemon Tea (9K)

Fried Mushroom (12K), batter fried mushroom.. It's tasted ok..

Come to the main course.. We were feeling a bit bored with pizza this time,so we only ordered their pasta.. They are really creative in creating the pasta, and its also come up with a unique and amusing name.. Really make us want to try all their pastas haha, and luckily they have some options of portion sizes for each pasta.. So we can taste several pastas without feeling too full by ordering smaller portion.. And we also can choose types of pasta we want; fusilli, fettuccini, linguini, spaghetti, and others..

Meat Lover Baked Pasta - Medium (17K), baked fusili with smoked beef, sausage and meat topped with mozarella cheese.. Nice and tasty..

Sweety Pow - Small (9.9K), stirred spaghetti with beef, chili padi, and barbeque sauce.. Tasted not as sweet as its name. It's spicy though, but it's soo good..

Spicy Hot - Small (9.9K), stirred fettuccine with tuna and tom yum sauce.. Tasted unique but not as spicy as its name.. They're quite flexible with the menu, I asked them to replace the seafood with tuna chunks..

Amitabachan - Medium (15K), stired linguini in curry sauce topped with fried crispy chicken and veggies.. It's a very mild curry flavour, like a japanese curry.. Tasted delicious..

Nice and decent unique Italian food available at Warung Pasta

Warung Pasta
Jl. Kemang Raya No. 54
South Jakarta
Tel. (62 21) 7198582

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Pizza Boutique

Here's another pizza and pasta restaurant in Jakarta.. Pizza Boutique @ Plaza Indonesia Extension..

The surrounding of the restaurant is set up in soothing and comfortable ambiance for dinners.

These are what we had that nite..

Started with Mini Scroll Chili (25K), cheesy pizza mini roll drizzled with sweet chili sauce.. Nice and tasty appetizer..

Chicken Fettuccine Pizza (64K), crust pizza topped with chicken chunks, smoked beef, fettuccine, cheese, and creamy sauce.. This was amazing, such a great combination, pasta on pizza.. The crust was thin, but not as thin as the paper thin kind.. They only serve one size for all pizza..

Fettuccine Florentine (65K), fettuccine carbonara with smooked beef and mushroom.. It was not fabulous, too creamy and too thick for our liking but edible..

Penne Pesto Pollo (55K), penne, chicken, and mushroom in light pesto cream sauce..

Dinner will not complete without the dessert, so we ordered this Eskimo Joe (55K), sweet based pizza with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream.. This is one of their fave dessert pizza..

All in all, it's a nice and comfy place to dine with fairly good foods and unique taste..

Pizza Boutique
Plaza Indonesia Extension Lvl. 4
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30
Central Jakarta
Tel. (62 21) 31996655