Launching New Menu at Hard Rock Cafe Pacific Place SCBD Jakarta

August 15th, 2017. Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta contacted me around a week ago and invited me. Apparently, they have several new menus. Exciting, right? But along with the new menus, they also served their signatures ones.

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Experience fresh, authentic American cuisine, and pitch-perfect live entertainment at Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta. Our restaurant is located in the cultural and entertainment hotspot that is the Pacific Place Mall. With room for 145 guests, Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta is the perfect place to eat, drink, and catch the hottest live entertainment. While you’re here, take a stroll through musical history with our collection of rock n’ roll memorabilia. Don’t forget to swing by our Rock Shop® to pick up your Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta souvenir!

Mango-Tango 90k

Red Bull® Energy Drink, mango puree and orange juice.

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Lemon Honey 135k

Stirred Gentleman Jack, infused with home-made lemon honey syrup, garnished with slice of dehydrated fresh lemon.

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Jack Purple 135k

A shake of Jack Daniel’s with Blue Curacao cranberry juice topped with a splash of Grenadine syrup and garnished with a slice of orange.

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Cucumber Margarita 160k

Jose Cuervo Resposado, Cointreau cucumber syrup margarita mix.

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Haystack Chicken Salad 130k

This Hard Rock special combines fresh mixed greens, carrots, corn, pico de gallo and shredded cheese. Topped with Tupelo fried chicken or grilled chicken breast .Tossed with ranch dressing and topped with spiced pecans and crisp tortilla straws.

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Southwest Spring Rolls 145k

Stuffed with spinach, black beans, corn, jalapenos, diced red peppers and Jack cheese. Served with guacamole Chipotle Ranch dressing.

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Cauliflower Wings 105k

Crispy Buffalo style cauliflower ‘wings’ served with blue cheese, celery and carrot sticks.

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Local Legendary – Rendang Burger 170k

A 8-oz certified Angus Beef® burger smothered with traditional rendang paste, tomato, red onion and lettuce.

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Atomic Burger 210k

Topped with spicy fried onions, fried jalapenos, Monterey Jack cheese with arugula, vine ripe tomato and sriracha mayonnaise.

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Guiness® Bacon Cheeseburger 190k

Topped with Jameson bacon jam and Guinness cheese sauce, served with crisp lettuce, vine-ripened tomato.

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Java Lava Burger 190k

Awakened with espresso rub and house-made lava sauce, crunchy java onions, melted Tilamook Cheddar cheese, smoked turkey bacon, crisp lettuce and vine-ripe tomato, garnished with a fried jalapeno.

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Quinoa Burger 170k

A house made patty of quinoa, red onion, Portabellas, eggs, Cheddar, pecan, barley, soy sauce, and breadcrumb, topped with hummus, arugula, tomato and grilled red onion.

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Hot Fudge Brownie 110k

Häagen-Dazs ® vanilla ice cream and hot fudge on a dense chocolate brownie, topped with chopped walnuts, chocolate sprinkles, fresh whipped cream and a cherry.

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I love the hot fudge brownie. Dabest!
For the burgers, my favourite was the Guiness® Bacon Cheeseburger.
Well, always love cheeseburger. And now I'm craving for it. LOL.
Don't forget the Local Legendary - Rendang Burger. Super love!
The other burgers were also good, but some burgers were spicy. Not my kind of burgers.

Thank you so much Hard Rock Cafe for the lovely lunch.

Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta
Pacific Place
Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.52-53
SCBD, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 57973055
IG: @hardrockcafejakarta

Hokkaido Baby at Plaza Senayan Jakarta

August 15th, 2017. I had invitation to come to the latest outlet of Hokkaido Baby in Plaza Senayan. Actually, I saw the outlet a couple of months ago when I went to Plaza Senayan, but I had to be somewhere else, so I didn’t visit it. So, last Tuesday, I visited the place alone after I had a foodtasting nearby.

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I knew Hokkaido Baby since they started the business on January 30th, 2016. First, they launched in Shirayuki MTA. then on May 2016 they opened in PIM 1. And they opened in Surabaya also. Now after some times, they finally opened an outlet in Plaza Senayan at Basement Level. It’s quite petite, but a lovely one.

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They served their signature cheese tarts in this outlet. They have 4 kinds of flavours: Original, Chocolate, Matcha and Salted Egg. My favourite? All of them, no two ways about it. LOL. And they produced this Choux Baby and Choux Choco. I just tried them and loved them. They told me to eat the Choux Baby right away when it’s still cold. “No need for the Choux Choco. You can enjoy it later,” they said.

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Actually, they invited me not only to  their latest outlet, but they wanted to introduce their new baby, Petite Chizuko. It’s a mini cheesecake with molten fillings in 4 flavours: Original, Chocolate, Matcha and Salted Egg.

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Congratulations Hokkaido Baby. Keep up the good work!

Hokkaido Baby
Plaza Senayan Basement Level
Jl. Asia Afrika
Senayan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29678490
IG: hokkaidobaby

Upnormal Coffee Roaster at Wahid Hasyim Menteng Jakarta

August 16th, 2017. My hubby took leave from his work. So I asked him to keep me company to this new coffee roaster in Menteng area. Upnormal Coffee Roaster was born in Bandung. It’s a new member of Warunk Upnormal. And finally it opened in Jakarta.

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Indonesia is a Tropical Paradise for different premium types of The World’s Best Coffee, with different characters and flavour. One of our best specialities is Aceh Gayo 100% Arabica as a Grade-A coffee that awarded as one of the best coffee in the world. Our Aceh Gayo coffee beans originally comes from Gayo Highland, Sumatra, Indonesia and has been awarded as Fair Trade Certified ™ From International Organization Fair Trade on May 27, 2010. The special taste combines the Strong Character with the Typical Taste of Aceh Land aroma, flavor, and viscosity that brings them to be awarded by The International Conference on Coffee Science as The Best Arabica coffee beans in the world. Upnormal Coffee Roaster dedicate to the natural and organic process for Indonesian coffee.

At first I thought it must be related to Warunk Upnormal. When I arrived there, I was very sure. LOL. The place was spacious. There’re board games. And I met one of the owner there hahahahaa.. So yeah, I was pretty sure.

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Caffe Latte 23k

I forgot to tell the barista to make it less coffee, since they used Arabica. I only sipped once, and I knew right away that I didn’t like it. I had no idea why, it’s just not my type. I tried to sip it again, and still didn’t like it. Maybe it’s too acid for me. Well, I will give them a try next time. 🙂

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Roti Butter Special Upnormal 18k

Two slices of butter bread. And it was very delicious. It’s indeed very sweet, but it’s really good. The texture was good. I thought it will be slices of bread with a simple spread of butter. Just like that. Turned out the butter was very generous. Recommended!

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Roti Nutella 18k

It’s just like any other nutella bread. Too bad I was very full, so I took it away and ate it at home. It’s generous nutella spread with still fluffy texture of the bread. If you like nutella, you should try this one too.

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Congratulations Upnormal for the opening.

Upnormal Coffee Roaster
Jl. KH Wahid Hasyim No. 79-81
Menteng, Jakarta
IG: @upnormalroaster

[EVENT] Street-Food Festival at Signatures Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

August 14th, 2017. I was invited to Signatures restaurant at Hotel Indonesia Kempinsi. They will hold a street-food festival from August 11th to August 31st, 2017. The festival, held to celebrate the country’s 72nd year of independence, is intended to treat both local and overseas customers to an authentic culinary experience. Asia, and Indonesia in particular, are renowned for street-food vendors who serve up tasty treats often not found in high-class establishments. And to keep the festival as authentic as possible, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski is inviting Jakarta’s most popular vendors to actually come to the restaurant to work their magic.

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“We know that in Jakarta, street food is king,” said Executive Chef Mathias Olsson. “We only want to serve the most authentic dishes that are familiar to Indonesians’ taste buds so that Jakartans will appreciate them, and so that overseas visitors can have a truly Indonesian experience within the comfort of our hotel.” “Hotel Indonesia Kempinski is truly proud of its heritage,” noted General Manager Alex Pichel. “So what better way to celebrate this than to invite genuine street-food vendors into the hotel to work alongside our chefs in producing authentic culinary treats for our guests.”

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To maintain health and safety standards, the vendors will be required to undertake a medical check-up and will be trained in food preparation hygiene standards before they can join the team at Signatures. And what a feast they will bring: more than 30 dishes, from bakso to satay to rujak, which are commonly found on the streets of Jakarta, will be curated and presented in a buffet and in food stalls set up at the restaurant and its al fresco terrace.

Surprisingly I loved all of them. My first love was the ketoprak. OMG! It was really delicious. The bakwan malang was also appetizing. Well, in fact, I ate one and half portion of Ketoprak hahaahaha..

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Prices will range from 338k++ per person for lunch during weekdays to 508k++ for weekend lunches and dinners. Dinners will cost 388k++ per person from Monday to Thursday and 488k++ on Friday.

Thank you Signatures Restaurant and Hotel Indonesia Kempinski for the lovely lunch.

Signatures Restaurant
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski
Jl. M.H Thamrin No. 1
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 23583898
IG: @kempinskijkt

Say Something Coffee Kemang at Como Park Kemang Jakarta

August 18th, 2017. Say Something Coffee came to south of Jakarta! Woohoo! I never visit the first coffee shop in Taman Aries. That’s why when I heard that they will open in Kemang area, I was very happy hahaha.. Yippy! And today is their first day.

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I came alone since my hubby cancelled to visit the place with me. Then, Aline told me that she had a free time this morning. So, we had a date this morning. Located in Como Park area, Say Something occupied the place with other tenants. When I came in, I found friendly smiles and welcoming gestures from the baristas. Lovely coffee shop with comfortable ambiance. I think I will be back again and again to this one. Too bad, Mr Izman, the owner, was in the middle of coffee event in Medan. See you next time, yes!

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Cappuccino 30k

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Latte 33k

I really loved their latte. I took a sip and my mind was blown away. It was a quite decent one with light body level. Perfect texture with delicious flavour, served in a beautiful cup. I knew right away that if Cindy came with me, she would say something like, “What a lovely cup. Can I have it?” LOL.

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Brownies Chocolate Oreo 20k

Since they served savoury food at 9:30am, we only had one choice. The brownies. Lucky us, the brownies was not too sweet. It’s splendid with great texture and delicious flavour. The combination between chocolate and oreo was beyond compare. It’s not a kind of brownies that melt in your mouth or too chewy. It’s a kind of brownies that will melt in your heart. *giggling* Yes, it’s definitely melt in Aline’s heart.

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Well, congratulations Say Something for the second branch. I will come to your first branch as soon as possible LOL. And definitely will be back again to this one.

Say Something Coffee Kemang
Como Park
Jl. Kemang Timur Raya No.998
Jakarta
IG: @saysomethingcoffee

The Fat Pig at Ruko Crown Golf PIK Pantai Indah Kapuk Jakarta

August 13th, 2017. I saw The Fat Pig accidentally as I passed the Ruko Crown Golf area to go to one of the cafes there. It’s time for me to eat, so I asked my hubby to visit the place. Turned out it used to be a different cafe that we have visited earlier. The Fat Pig just opened on August 3rd, 2017. Hooraaaaay. Said my joyful tummy. Hahahahaha.

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Since I knew the place, it’s totally familiar. Not many different from the previous tenant, it’s comfortable for lunch or dinner. Love the pigs display on the wall. So cute to see so many pigs LOL. I really love the situation in the front area. Big windows with bright light. It’s very good for me to capture a great photos. So, guys, for those bright-light hunters, come come come.

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Ice Tea 10k

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Ice Lychee Tea 12.5k

So happy to find a not-too-expensive ice lychee tea hahahaha..

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Nasi Babi Guling 55k

It’s so delicious! I was happy that finally I found my favourite nasi babi guling. The pork meat was very appetizing.  The skin was crispy, but not too hard to chew. And the satay was tasty enough for me to give fierce look to my hubby when he touched it hahaha.. I didn’t try the sambal. They said it’s so spicy LOL.

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Nasi Tiga Kombinasi Panggang 65k

My hubby didn’t wanna eat babi guling, so he ordered this nasi kombinasi. The rice consisted of roasted duck, char siew and roasted pork. Hmmm.. looks delish, right? I love the roasted duck and roasted pork. The char siew was just okay for me. I prefer the previous two. Tender meat and tasty flavour. What could go wrong with that?

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Congratulations The Fat Pig for the new location in PIK. You can find their first outlet in Pluit Utara Raya 33. Hope to see many more outlets to come!

The Fat Pig
Ruko Crown Golf B No. 60
Jl. Marina Indah Raya
Pantai Indah Kapuk
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 22571661
IG: @thefatpig.id