Gordi HQ at Jeruk Purut Cilandak Jakarta

March 27th, 2017. I saw this place from Fiona’s IG account some time ago. I thought it’s an office space or something like that. But, today, Ivan asked me to accompany him to visit the place. Since he said it’s coffee shop, I agreed. So, after a visit to Kebon Sirih area, we went to Cilandak. Gordi.

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“Coffee curation service. Delivering variety of selected coffees every two weeks.” It’s really a new thing for me. I heard about their service and be amazed. Ah, that’s how it works. Actually, Gordi is not a new player. They were the first coffee subscription since 2015. But now they expanded the business. The office upstairs and a coffee shop downstairs. Dominated with blue colours, it was such a cozy place to hang out. They also have outdoor area with quite spacious grass space.

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Flat White 33k

I love their flat white. It’s delicious, and milky. Just like perfect for me. I think I drank half glass which was a very nice progress. They served the flat white with delicious cookie. I think next time I have to ask for more cookies. LOL.

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Almond Croissant 28k

It’s a flaky, buttery croissant, then topped with sliced almonds. Splendid taste. Just at the right sweet. I thought I had to finish it, since Ivan sometimes didn’t eat much. But, turned out, he said, “It’s delicious ya.” And he ate half of it. Next time, I order 2 croissants! Beyond any doubt! Hahaha..

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Great job Gordi. You made us very happy today. Keep up the good work.

Gordi HQ
Jl. Jeruk Purut No.25
Cilandak, Jakarta
IG: @gordi.id

Sunday Brunch at Rosso Italian Restaurant Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta

March 19th, 2017. I love Italian food. Lasagna, always my favourite. And now, I found new love. Risotto! Risotto is a northern Italian rice dish cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. Hmmm.. mouth-watering, right? And that Sunday, I came back to one of favourite Italian restaurant. Rosso.

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Rosso offers down-to-earth, yet authentic, Southern Italian cuisine and an interesting selection of world-class wines in a vibrant, yet friendly and informal, atmosphere. The quality and consistency of Rosso’s Southern Italian specialties makes it many people’s favourite Italian restaurant. Our fresh handmade pastas and pizzas are prepared daily by our team of skilled and passionate chefs. Being extremely suitable for families and children gives the restaurant a lively, casual and personable atmosphere that is embraced by our service and kitchen colleagues alike.

Their Italian Chef, Gianfranco Pirrone, is very excited for Rosso Sunday Brunch. Chef Gianfranco Pirrone was born and raised in Sicily, Italy. The beautiful landscape and natural beauty of the area inspire the flavours and richness of all his culinary works. Influenced by the region’s culture and natural resources, this personable gentleman appreciates cooking creations with fresh, healthy ingredients. All his practice and knowledge can now be seen in his signature dishes.

SUNDAY BRUNCH

11:30am – 2:30pm

Price:
490k++ (including mineral water, juices, soft drinks)
878k++ (including red wine, white wine, beer & prosecco)
1.378k++ (including red wine, white wine, beer, prosecco & champagne)

Buffet Menus: Rolled Beef Carpaccio with Rocket Salad, Mozzarela Cheese, Calzoni Pastry Salmon and Potato, Grilled Chicken with Capsicum, Grilled Vegetable with Ricotta Cheese, Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Mustard and Braised Union, Trio Mushroom with Celeriac and Herbs, and Yellow Basa Fish Roll in Tomato and Basil Pesto. Butter Fish with Puttanesca sauce, Oven-baked Stuffed Capsicum and Oven-Baked Cannelloni Pasta with Spinach and Pork. etc.

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#onthetable

I love all of them on my table. But my favourite was the oyster. OMG! Firm and slippery at the same time.  Fresh oysters, presented on a luxury trolley, all around the restaurant.

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A LA CARTE TO START

Uova Alla Franco

Black Bun with Poached Eggs and Salmon Tar Tar served with Truffle Hollandaise Sauce

Love the salmon tar tar. And the black bun made it beautiful at the presentation. Definitely great appetizer to start the lunch. The truffle hollandaise sauce enhanced the flavour of the salmon tar tar. Don’t forget to break the poached egg. Beautiful runny egg yolk. Hmmm..

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Uova Strapazzate

Ciabatta Bread with Scramble Eggs, Pecorino Cheese, Rocket served with Black Truffle Pasta and Red Pesto

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Uova Al Prosciutto

Toasted Soft Bun with Fried Egg, Parma Ham, and sauteed Parmesan Spinach

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Franco’s Panino

Focaccia Bread with Fresh Tomato, Rocket, Mozzarella Cheese and Parmesan Cheese, served with Pesto Sauce

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A LA CARTE TO CONTINUE

Spaghetti Polpa Di Granchio E Acciughe

Spaghetti with Crabmeat and Anchovies served with Fennel Sauce and Spicy Bread Crumbs

A little bit too dry. We should eat it while it’s still hot. Too bad we’re taking photos too long.

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Filetto Di Manzo

Beef Tenderloin and Foie Gras served with Sauteed Parmesan Spinach and Gorgonzola Sauce

Beef Tenderloin and Foie Gras. A perfect blend. Juicy tenderloin with melt-in-your-mouth texture of foie gras. Favourite! I also loved the sauteed parmesan spinach. I ate them all hahahaha.. Delicious!

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Agnolotti Di Bufala E Pesto

Homemade Agnolotti filled with Buffalo Mozzarella served with Basil Pesto Sauce

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Filetto Di Cernia

Grouper Fish Fillet in Mediterranean Tomato Sauce served with sauteed Mixed Vegetable

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Thanks a lot Chef Gianfranco Pirrone and Rosso and Shangri-La. Ssst, the risotto was superb. Definitely a keeper. I will be back for more, Chef. Wait for me. LOL.

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Rosso Italian Restaurant
Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta
Kota BNI
Jl. Jendral Sudirman, Kav. 1
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29399562
IG: @shangrilajkt

Home Brew at One Home Residence Alam Sutera Tangerang

March 11th, 2017. Finally, I could catch up with other foodies. Hohohoho. It’s Saturday, and we didn’t have anything to do, not even watching movies. So, we planned to visit Tangerang area. Yaaaay. First destination. Home Brew.

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Homebrew is designed to give you the sensation of coming home – far from the city. Homebrew meant to serve coffee and foods in a comforting way. Enjoy your cup of coffee while relaxing in our balcony, or lounging in our cozy indoor space. Although designed for relax and comfort, Homebrew provides a private space for meetings and private event.

Located on 3rd floor of One Home Residence, Home Brew looks soooo lovely. With a concept to feel at home, they made it so spacious with private room and smoking area. Pretty little things on the display. Gorgeous sofas. Comfortable ambiance. Definitely feel at home. Enjoy my simple review, then.

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Calamansi Mojito 45k

Thirst-quenching! Very fresh and strong sour taste. I wrinkled my eyes when I tried this mojito. LOL. Well, it’s really good because my hubby loved any kind of orange or lemon or lime or citrus drinks.

Calamondin (Calamansi) is an important citrofortunella, meaning that it is an intergenetic hybrid between a member of the genus Citrus (in this case probably the mandarin orange) and the kumquat, formerly considered as belonging to a separate genus Fortunella.

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Blue Mojito 48k

“This is new,” they said. The colour is tempting, right? Blue. From Curaçao. Curaçao is a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao. Pretty amazing. Always love blue coloured drink. Errrr.. Well, ok.. always love coloured drink hahahaha.. Tasted so good, also.

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Crispy Chicken Fritter 50k

Fried chicken fritter, served with sweet and spicy Thai sauce dipping.

This is very good for snack before meal. Love the presentation. Tasted just like any other fried chicken fritter, but it’s addicting. We couldn’t stop munching it. But, it will be nice if they make it more flavour. We don’t really like Thai sauce. So it’s a little bit tasteless without the sauce.

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Peanut Sponge Cake 25k

Yum! Peanut and sponge cake. When I chose this one, I expected nothing but a sponge cake sprinkles with peanuts. One bite, and I melted. Literally. I’m writing about this cake, and I’m drooling. Hmmm.. I think I have to go back there again to buy the whole cake hahahaahaha..

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Great job Home Brew, definitely will be back.

Home Brew
One Home Residence level P3
Alam Sutera Town Center (ASTC), Kav.2
Jl. Alam Utama No.1
Alam Sutera, Tangerang
Phone: +62 21 29779296
IG: @homebrew.id

Correlate at Menara Rajawali Mega Kuningan Jakarta

March 7th, 2017. Finally visited this place with Aline, Cindy and Ivan. Hooray. It was quite viral because it belongs to a celebrity chef. Eclectic cuisine concept of modern French & Japanese dishes by Chef Juna Rorimpandey. Correlate.

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Correlate is the culmination of an extensive culinary passion, featuring an easeful dining room fit for a delightful feast and a refined lounge that favors warm social affairs.

From outside, I coudn’t imagine what’s inside. When I came, I felt a little bit “wow what a fancy place” feeling. But not that intimidating. The people there were very friendly. And OMG! I saw Chef Juna myself, I was so shy to ask him for a selfie hahaha.. I just looked at him and smiled. *blushing* Ok back to the place. Located in Menara Rajawali, Correlate was very easy to find since it’s in the front area of the building. It’s very spacious with different kind of tables. Just drop by and see for yourself.

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Correlate’s menu changes daily, catering the best of seasonal ingredients and Chef Juna’s broad inspirations. It is familiar yet unusual, inspired by French and Japanese culinary that may appeal to a diverse type of palates. Comfortably furnished and decorated in highlights of spring and autumn seasons, Correlate juts out an eclectic and incredible tale of a passionate culinary journey.

LIGHT LUNCH PACKAGE 159k

PLAT PRINCIPAL

Mac ‘N Cheese 119k

Rosemary chicken, chevre, Grana Padano

Such a delicious twist. Most people are delighted by mac ‘n cheese, but I have preference. I love it when it’s smooth and creamy. It’s gooey and cheesy. Classic. Served in a plate, this mac ‘n cheese stole my heart at the first aroma. They use 2 kinds of cheese. Chevre and Grana Padano. Délicieux.

Goat cheese, goats’ cheese, or chèvre, is cheese made from goat’s milk.

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DESSERT

Mango mousse, almond dacquoise

Great texture of the mango mousse. Love the almond dacquiose. Dacquoise is a dainty little cake layer with crisp and sweet. It is a light meringue that has almond folded into it and baked in a thin layer. Hmm.. yum..

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DRINK

Java Ice Tea

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GOURMET LUNCH PACKAGE 189k

PETIT PLAT

Correlate Mixed Greens 69k

Grapes, spiced pickled radish, citrus segments, cherry tomatoes, shaved parmesan. Miso dressing.

Love it! The ingredients mixed beautifully, created a fresh and delicious salad dish. A wonderful blend with a light tasty dressing. I didn’t like salad, remember? But I love this.

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PLAT PRINCIPAL

Chasoba (Green Tea Buckwheat Noodles) with Japanese Littleneck Clams and Prawns 91k

Shisito peppers, frisée, shichimi togarashi

At first I thought it’s a cold soba, but the server said it’s not cold. So yeah I agreed to choose this dish. Turned out, it’s very delightful. Love the texture, and it’s really genius to put japanese littleneck clams and prawns to accompany the chasoba. The frisée salad enhanced the beautiful presentation of it. Recommended!

Cha Soba noodles are soba noodles made from buckwheat and wheat flour with the added ingredient of fresh green tea leaves.

Venerupis philippinarum is an edible species of saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Veneridae, the Venus clams. The common names of the species include “Asari” (after its Japanese name), “Japanese littleneck”, “Manila clam”, “steamer clam”, “Filipino Venus”, “Japanese cockle”, and “Japanese carpet shell”.

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DESSERT

Peppermint mousse, cardamom ice cream, and chocolate honeycomb

A different kind of dessert. The bowl was pretty! Hihihi. I wanted to keep it in my bag, too bad there’s people everywhere. Hahahaha just kidding! Actually Cindy wanted to keep it in her bag. LOL! Ok, the peppermint mousse was smooth and silky. Delicious cardamom ice cream and chocolate honeycomb. And I want it, right now. Hmmm..

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DRINK

Lemon squash

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Don’t hesitate. Just go to Correlate and enjoy their business lunch package. Worth the price.

Correlate
Menara Rajawali
Jl. Dr.Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung
Mega Kuningan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 5762593
IG: @correlate_idn

Woolloomooloo at MNC iNews Centre Kebon Sirih Jakarta

March 23rd, 2017. Cafe hopping with sister, and we stranded at Menteng area on the rainy day. A new cafe woohoo. And its name was very unique. Adopted the name from a harbourside, inner-city eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, it’s really something else. Woolloomooloo.

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Woolloomooloo is 1.5 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Sydney. Woolloomooloo’s Finger Wharf is one of the longest timber wharves in the world. Once a busy cargo dock, there are restaurants, a marina and Ovolo, a boutique hotel.

I saw it on IG account of a foodie friend. And when my sister asked me to join her today, I told her about this place, and we decided to visit the new cafe. We arrived around 8:30 and it’s only us. Well, located at an office building, it must be crowded during lunch time. The place was adorable. We love it. It’s very spacious dominated with wooden interior design and traditional ornaments from Australia. At one corner, they have stairs to 2nd level which is more like a simple mezzanine. And we felt at home there. I wish I brought my laptop. I think I will stay there until it closed. LOL.

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Nut Job 45k

I told my sister to pick the drink, and we agreed to pick this nut job. It’s actually a hazelnut beverage. We love it! But I hope they make it less sweet. It’s a little bit too sweet for me. But the taste of the hazelnut was very rich. And it’s really beautiful presentation. Love it!

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Banana Milk Cake 40k

Delicious banana milk cake. Creamy texture with splendid banana flavour. It never stops to amaze us in every single bite. The texture of the banana was impeccable. The combination of the cake, the banana and the milk cream were flawless. Recommended!

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Definitely a keeper. I will be back for the Jaffles. Hmmm yes, I know you must be curious about it. Wait for me, ya. I will try those delicious food and drinks again and again and again. Cannot wait for more outlets to come.

Woolloomooloo
MNC iNews Centre
Jl. Srikaya, Kebon Sirih
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 21392530
IG: @woolloomooloo.coffee

Common Grounds at Neo Soho Mall Tanjung Duren Jakarta

March 18th, 2017. I saw about it on friends’ Instagram accounts a couple days ago. So when Hans called me and asked me to come to the place with him on last Saturday, I told my hubby to join us. So, after a cake tasting in Plaza Indonesia, we headed to Neo Soho Mall. Common Grounds.

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Coffee continues to amaze us. From its journey from plant to portafilter we are obsessed about how good coffee is crafted. Whether brewed meticulously over filters, or carefully prepared as an espresso, our goal is to show you coffee’s delicious possibilities.

In Jakarta, Common Grounds had 2 outlets. First at Citywalk, then Pondok Indah Mall. Now they open their 3rd outlet at Neo Soho Mall. Other than those 3, they have other outlets in Bandung and Surabaya. So, let’s go to Neo Soho Mall. I love this outlet more than the previous ones. It’s more spacious with more comfortable ambiance and more contemporary atmosphere. So yeah, it’s better than the others. They have outdoor area and it’s very cozy. Also, you can find La Maison there. Perfect, right?

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SMOOTHIES

Mango Colada 55k

mango, pineapple & peach passion fruit yoghurt

Such a thirst-quenching. Not too sweet, so it’s really good.

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JUICES

Washington Apple 45k

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MAINS

Chicken Katsu Burger 70k

ginger and soy marinated panko crumb fried chicken, house slaw, toasted nori, wasabi mayonnaise on milk bun with a side of French fries

I didn’t try this one because I ordered a rice bowl. I was afraid I will get too full.

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Katsudon Bowl 70k

house chicken katsu, steamed rice, egg and spring onion soy sauce

I love the chicken katsu, but too bad, I didn’t really like the spring onion soy sauce. It’s only salty flavour, I guess. I prefer more flavours. Hmm.. maybe a sweet one. Well, different palate, I think. But if you’re very very hungry, you’ll be happy when you order this one. For 70k it’s a really big portion! Wow. I couldn’t finish it. *sobbing* So just go to Common Grounds near your place, and order this one. Hahaha..

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Congratulations Common Grounds on the opening of your new outlet. Keep it coming!

Common Grounds
Neo SOHO Mall Ground Floor
Jl. Letjen S. Parman
Tanjung Duren, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 25558963
IG: @commongroundsjkt