[EVENT] Brunch in the City SmithiesXOhlala Setiabudi One Jakarta

September 19th, 2015. I went to OH LA LA Cafe at Setiabudi One. It’s their newest outlet, I think. Well, I was invited by a friend of mine. I guess, it’s no big deal because I happened to stay at Setiabudi the night before. So, I agreed when he asked me to join the event. Actually, I just knew that it’s a collaboration between Oh La La and Hello Smithies. And they invited Stephanie Sekar for food styling workshop. Cool!!

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Before I show you the food, let me introduce to you the event and the ambiance there. Actually it’s a little bit dark, that’s why I didn’t take many pictures. But, it’s a challenge for me to capture beautiful ambiance and food, of course.

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Hello Smithies

With the same enthusiasm in putting all things in design perspective, Ailice, Stephanie, and Steffiane met in college. Smithies was then founded as a means to expose their love for arts, crafts, and design. Born from the principle that design is an inevitable part of our everyday lives and the intention to share, their very first workshop was held in early 2014. Missioning to be the curator of leading events and workshops in Indonesia in the field of art and design and industry and to collaborate with local creatives, designers, and brands to create art, craft, and design communities in Indonesia; Smithies envisions to bring workshop to a whole new level by introducing the fun way to learn new things while enjoying good food and get connected with a group of like-minded people.

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Before we ate, they challenged us to take pictures of the new menu from OH LA LA. The prepared 3 tables with food and props. And, I could see some people look at each other with competition gaze. LOL. Just kidding!!

1st table: Carrot Cake

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2nd table: Granola and Yoghurt Parfait

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3rd table: Fish en Papillote

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Now, let’s eat!!!

DRINKS

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APPETIZER

Granola and Yoghurt Parfait

It’s my friends order. I didn’t try it. I just took picture of it because it looked so pretty. 🙂

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Eggs Benedict

Love it. Tasted fantastic. The eggs were in a perfect texture. The sauce was delicious. The bun was fluffy and tender. Perfect. Remember to eat it when it’s still warm. More appetizing. I was hypnotized by this eggs benedict, I forgot to ask my friends to try it. Omo omo.. so sorry. LOL. It’s too delicious!!

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MAIN COURSE

Boeuf Bourguignon

The meat was so tender. Chewy and juicy. Me likey. Melt in my mouth, literally. It was also well-seasoned. Served with mashed potato, it was definitely my favourite menu that day. And I didn’t forget to ask my friends to try this menu hahaha.

Beef bourguignon US /ˌbiːf ˌbʊərɡɨnˈjɔːn/ or bœuf bourguignon, also called beef Burgundy, and bœuf à la Bourguignonne, is a well-known, traditional French recipe

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Rotisserie Chicken

It’s my friend’s order. I tried the drumstick part. It’s not as tender as my boeuf bourguignon. But, the sauce was perfect. The meat was a little bit dry but not too dry. Maybe because we took pictures of it too long before we ate it. Yeah, I guess that’s the reason. Well, it’s quite big portion. A full chicken. Ugh, drooling.

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DESSERT

OHLALA Signature Cake

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Thanks OH LA LA and Hello Smithies for inviting me to this event. It was a nice event. Sorry I didn’t have a chance to take picture of Stephanie doing her job. Too enchanted. 😉 It’s fun, indeed! Thanks again 🙂

OH LA LA Cafe
Setiabudi One 1st Floor
Jl HR Rasuna Said
Setiabudi, Jakarta
Phone: 021-5203140
IG: @ohlala_id

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Samsung Galaxy J5: 4G LTE

Hi, it’s me again!!! *waving to you* LOL. So happy to write about my new SAMSUNG GALAXY J5. And yes, I’m still playing with it. As you can see, I was in love with their front flash camera and Super Amoled display. So, this is another feature from Samsung Galaxy J5 that I wanna share with you. It’s 4G LTE. Samsung did the bundling with Bolt! Super 4G LTE. Cool aight?

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LTE, an abbreviation for Long-Term Evolution, commonly marketed as 4G LTE, is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals. It is based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA network technologies, increasing the capacity and speed using a different radio interface together with core network improvements.

Burn some rubber. Take on your mightiest mates. And show them why you should be in the driver’s seat. With 4G LTE that accelerates data speed up to 150 Mbps and offers seamless connectivity, it’s designed to power multi-player gaming like never before. Gear up for the next level.

To test the high-speed data, I installed SpeedTest.net. I’ll show you below with photos.

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Then after that I tested the speed. I was very curious, is it true that the speed was amazingly fast. Let me show you below with photos, again. LOL.

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I don’t need to say anything, right? It’s so WOW.

Ok. They said I will have a nice connection when I play games, so I downloaded Salad Bar game in a jiffy. Wow, what a high-speed connection. And playing games about food became my enjoyment. It’s so fast and fun. Amazing, right??

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You can check about this phone at below link:
http://www.samsung.com/id/consumer/mobile-devices/smartphones/galaxy-j/SM-J500GZKDXID

Well, you should buy this smartphone right away, download everything, capture and post those moments on your social media, tag Samsung account, put hashtag #tunJukkanmomenmu and show them your nicest moments.

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So, what are you waiting for?

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Update Every Moment.

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Facebook: Samsung Mobile Indonesia

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Song Fa Bak Kut Teh at Central Park Mall Jakarta

July 14th, 2015. July 25th, 2015. I went twice to Song Fa Bak Kut Teh. Different outlets. First, at Central Park Mall. Second, at Pantai Indah Kapuk. So, how should I do the review? Hmm..  Ok, I will show you the outlet at Pantai Indah Kapuk because it’s the first outlet. Then after that, outlet at Central Park Mall. 🙂 Btw, I knew Song Fa from Singapore. I always went to Singapore to eat Song Fa because it’s the best bak kut teh in Singapore, so far, for me. And they opened last year in Jakarta. I was invited on their first opening, but it’s too far from my home, so I waited a year to try the place. LOL. And good thing about that, I didn’t need to queue for too long when I had my lunch or dinner there.

PIK OUTLET

Their first outlet was amazing. It reminded me of the Singapore’s outlets. They had beautiful lamps and flowers. A very comfortable place to eat Bak Kut Teh. Located on the 1st floor of Ozone Mall, it was very eye-catching with the wooden furnitures and beautiful lamps. They had indoor and outdoor seats.

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CP OUTLET

The outlet in Central Park was more like a modern restaurant. They had indoor, semi outdoor and outdoor seats. I prefer the PIK outlet because it reminded me to their Singapore’s outlet at New Bridge Road, Singapore. Ugh, I miss the place. LOL.

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The Menu

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Pork Ribs Soup 68k/88k

This was my favourite. In Singapore, in PIK, in CP, I always ordered this menu. Pork Ribs Soup with rice and dough fritters. Hmm.. drooling!! The pork ribs were so tender and juicy. The soup was tasty. Clear yet rich. Love it. But, I didn’t like the rice in CP outlet. Too fragrant for a rice. I prefer in PIK outlet. And the soup in PIK outlet was more peppery than in CP outlet. And I loved it when the staffs continually offered to add the soup for free. Yaaaay.. I love free stuffs. LOL. Btw, you should dip the dough fritters into the soup. It was super delicious.

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Pig’s Stomach Soup 55k/72k

This was my friend’s order. I didn’t try it. So, I had no idea how’s the taste. But my friend said to me that it was delicious.

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Mee Sua Plain 15k

This was also my friend’s order. I tried and for me this was quite delicious. The texture was great. Reminded me of my mom’s mee sua. My family had tradition every birthday should eat mee sua. 🙂

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Again, I was so happy that Song Fa opened in Jakarta, finally. I don’t need to fly to Singapore only for this Bak Kut Teh LOL. Keep up the good job, Song Fa. See you again, soon.

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

Ozone Mall 1st Floor
Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk Utara 3
Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
Phone: 021-29673670

Central Park Mall 3rd Floor
Jl. Letjen S. Parman
Tanjung Duren, Jakarta

IG: @songfajakarta

Samsung Galaxy J5: Super Amoled Display

Remember my new  SAMSUNG GALAXY J5 that I got last month? I’m still playing with it. And now, after those lovely selfie that I showed you last week, I wanna share with you another cool thing about my new smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy J5 features a 5-inch Super Amoled display with a HD screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels.

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Super AMOLED is Samsung’s term for an AMOLED display with an integrated digitizer: the layer that detects touch is integrated into the screen, rather than overlaid on top of it. According to Samsung, Super AMOLED reflects one-fifth as much sunlight compared to the first generation AMOLED.

With its Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy J series allows you to enjoy a more vivid and richer media experience than ever before. Upgrade your photo-viewing, video-watching and gameplay sessions with rich, true-to-life colour reproduction and an exceptional contrast ratio for deeper blacks.

I will show you my Instagram account when I open it in this Samsung J5. It’s super gorgeous.

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And, I tried to capture my dining room. Actually it’s in the afternoon and the sun was so fierce. It was definitely a condition of backlight. So, I thought it will be super dark, but surprisingly it’s nice and clear. Thanks to the Super Amoled display of my Samsung Galaxy J5.

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I love how the Super Amoled brighten the display. They can even be brighter in the outdoor. I only took pictures below to show you where you should check the box. LOL.

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And I also tried to see a video in youtube application. That amazing display screen!!

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Another thing that I did was downloaded S Lime. It’s a reader application from Samsung to download and subscribe magazines. I captured some of the articles in one magazine for you to see how convenient for me to read magazine from Samsung Galaxy J5.

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You can check about this phone at below link:
http://www.samsung.com/id/consumer/mobile-devices/smartphones/galaxy-j/SM-J500GZKDXID

Well, you should buy this smartphone right away, take those amazing photos anywhere anytime and enjoy them with Super Amoled display, upload them on your social media, tag Samsung account, put hashtag #tunJukkanmomenmu and show them your nicest moments.

So, what are you waiting for?

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Update Every Moment.

Twitter: @samsung_ID
Instagram: @samsung_id
Facebook: Samsung Mobile Indonesia

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Trotoar Dharmawangsa Square Jakarta

May 24th, 2015. I went to a cafe at Dharmawangsa area with my hubby. And he said to me, “Hon, I heard that Dharmawangsa Square is quite nearby?” What? He never went to Dharmawangsa Square? LOL. I myself only went there once hahaha. Ok, I grabbed his hand and went straight to Dharmawangsa Square!! Walking around, he saw a nice place to hang out. He asked me if I wanna sit at Trotoar. “Ok, let’s try it,” I said.

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Located on 2nd floor in Island Place, Trotoar was very eye-catching with the cute interiors and cozy ambiance. We sat and ordered snacks. Enjoying the moment just the two of us. 🙂

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The Menu

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Root Beer Float 18k

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Soda Gembira 18k

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Pisang Goreng 24k

cheese, condensed milk, chocolate

So, it’s a fried banana. I love fried banana. Well, it’s not really sweet. But they gave us condensed milk and chocolate, even though the chocolate was not as much as I hoped. I want more!!! Hmm.. my hubby liked it, I guess. Hmm.. well, I let him finish it. 🙂

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Sandwich Tuna 35k

Love this sandwich tuna. Yeah, it’s quite expensive, but I loved it. The sandwich was soft. The tuna was delicious. Very well-seasoned. Love it love it love it.

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Overall I was happy. The food and the drinks were very delicious. The ambiance was very nice. If you’re looking for a cute place, try this one.

Trotoar
Dharmawangsa Square
2nd Floor Island Place
Jl. Dharmawangsa VI
Dharmawangsa, Jakarta
Phone: 085779977010
IG: @trotoar_id

White Elephant Kota Kasablanka Jakarta

February 14th, 2015. Well, it’s our 14th Valentine’s Day since we met December 2001. And we decided to spend a day at Kota Kasablanka, and the Valentine’s Dinner was celebrated at White Elephant which called themselves as Contemporary Thai Cuisine.

A celebration of the finest Thai cuisine with a modern twist served in modern and comfortable surroundings. Sumptuous entrees, fiery Thai flavors and a wide assortment of exotic desserts makes every visit to white Elephant an occasion to look forward to. Pamper your palate with the aromatic flavors of fine Thai cooking, lovingly presented to you in one elegant dining experience.

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INTERIOR

From outside, the place looked so moody. When you come in, still moody. LOL. But the place was very cozy for family. It’s calm and comfortable enough to have a lovely dinner.

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The Menu

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Plamuk Tord 59k

Fried squid

Squid is my hubby’s favourite appetizer. I myself never thought squid as my favourite snack. So, I just ate 1 piece, and let him ate the rest of them. He said that the fried squid was so good. Yeah, of course, it’s your favourite, not mine. LOL.

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Gai Or Nua Phad Nammanhoi 49k

Stir-fried beef in oyster sauce

Surprisingly, delicious!!! I thought it would be like the ordinary stir-fried beef. Turned out, this was addictive. I looked at it and I wanna go back to White Elephant only for this. The stir-fried beef was very tender and juicy. Tasted sweet and savoury. The oyster sauce was very well-seasoned. You should try this one. It’s really really good!!!

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Gai Hor Bai Toei 45k

Chicken pandan

This was the must-order dish every time you went to Thai Restaurant. I think it’s their signature. The chicken pandan was always delish. I read somewhere that the secret to the flavourful chicken is the process of the marinade. As long as the chicken absorb all the flavours, it would be perfect.

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Man Cheum 27k

Famous cooked tapioca in syrup topped with coconut cream

This was another surprise. I always thought that cooked tapioca wasn’t delicious. Sometimes it’s hard to chew. But this cooked tapioca wasn’t hard. It’s also delicate with sweet coconut cream. Love it. My hubby loved it too. Recommended!

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Thank you White Elephant for our lovely Valentine’s Dinner. Even though it’s not full of flowers or chocolate at all, but we had so much fun together. We’ll be back!

White Elephant
Kota Kasablanka Ground Floor
Food Society Unit SF-G27
Jl Casablanca Raya Tebet
Jakarta
Phone: 021-29488686