The NEW Asia Restaurant at Ritz Carlton Mega Kuningan Jakarta

March 26th, 2017. There’s something new near me. It’s not a new restaurant, it’s not a new hotel. But it’s a new appearance at the restaurant in a hotel. Well, so many hotels are doing renovation ya. Hmm.. the power of.. what? social media? happening places? It’s really intimidating, right? I just hope there’s no power of fake people hahahahaha.. Ok back to this place. Asia Restaurant.

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The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan reopens its Asia restaurant which was closed for merely three (3) short weeks for refurbishment. The hotel’s all day dining restaurant with a three-meal buffet concept turns into a 292-seat chic new restaurant with eclectic contemporary setting. The restaurant also offers a list of new delights in both its buffet counters as well as a la carte.

Before you go inside, you will find playground for kids in front of the facade. After that you will be amazed by their new concept. The lovely tables and seats. The gorgeous decorations at the buffet area in a form like beehive. So beautiful. It’s better than the previous Asia.

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While the all-time favorite buffet items remain, namely; the local delicacies such as Baso, Nasi Goreng, Hainan Chicken Rice, Rib Eye Roast Beef, to name a few; Asia Restaurant also introduces numerous buffet signatures such as the new Caesar Salad with grilled vegetable and a large parmesan cheese that uniquely functions as a mixer bowl. To highlight a few new delicacies, the “Sushi” counter now offers a new signature Onigiri Sushi, the “As You Wish” live cooking station now offers a new Indian Naan Bread, the “Traditional” live cooking station offers a new Nasi Goreng a la Asia, the “Noodles” live cooking station offers four (4) new choices of soups (beef/chicken/vegetarian/laksa), and the “Dessert” counter showcases numerous new signature cakes such as Hazelnut Royaltine and Triple Chocolate.

Its famed buffet dining concept is on offer for a list of new pricing effective 1 March 2017:

Breakfast 238k++ per person, Lunch 318k ++ per person, Weekday Dinner 348k++ per person, Weekend Dinner 428k++ and Sunday Brunch 428k++ per person.

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#onthetable

Their nasi hainam was still on top! And their sashimi was very fresh. Desserts were the best.

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Thank you Asia Restaurant and The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Mega Kuningan.

Asia Restaurant
The Ritz Carlton Mega Kuningan
Jl. DR. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav E.1.1. No. 1
Mega Kuningan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 25518888
IG: @ritzcarlton

The Prohibition at Plaza Senayan Arcadia Senayan Jakarta

March 16th, 2017. Aline, Cindy and I had an invitation around Senayan area. So when Cindy got invitation near our previous foodtasting, we agreed to go with her, since we never went to the place. The Prohibition.

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Here we bring to life the classic ambiance and style of mid America in the 1920s during the ‘Prohibition Era’ when the production, transport and sale of alcohol were illegal. The Prohibition is the ideal location for people who like to experience the finer things in life, whether fine dining or relaxing with good friends to enjoy a good glass of single malt wine and a fine Cuban cigar. At The Prohibition we provide first class service and discreet spaces where our guests can comfortably discuss their business and pleasure. Our Chophouse serves ‘food fit for gangsters’ and caters to all who enjoy the best prime steaks, fresh flown seafood, fine wines and Prohibition era cocktails. Our Speakeasy Bar offers premium whiskies, spirits, luxury bites and jazz entertainment. Exclusive memberships are available in our Speakeasy Bar.

When I stepped inside the place, it felt like I came to a different world. It felt like I was in “The Great Gatsby” movie. OMG I hope I could meet Leonardo diCaprio hahaha.. Unique thing about this Prohibition, they have this special hidden area for member only. Reminiscing the moment at the time. Speakeasy was the hidden bar. You can come inside the bar from outside the Prohibition. Find the “toilet” and open the door inside the “toilet” and you will find a way to Speakeasy. Voila.

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Texmex Nachos 160k

AUS Veal Tenderloin, Chili Con Carne, Pico De Gallo, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Grilled Jalapeno.

This was the starter. A very big one. Generous portion. I didn’t have the courage to eat much because there’s jalapeno hahahaha.. So, I just tried one nacho and stopped. LOL.

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Truffle Pasta 160k

Fresh Italian Black Truffle, Classic Eggs Sauce, Fried Basil.

They’re using fresh truffle imported from Italy, instead of oil truffle. Generous truffle! It’s smell so good when it served on our table. Recommended pasta! It’s one simple dish but the result was devastating.

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Squid Ink Pasta 110k

Squid Ink Pasta, Capers, Sour Spicy Classic Italian Tomato Sauce, Sauteed Squid with White Wine.

Actually when I knew this pasta based on tomato sauce, I was a little bit in doubt. For me, only my mom could make a great pasta with tomato sauce. But, after one spoonful, I could say that this one almost similar with my mom’s homemade pasta sauce. Almost! Remember! hahaha.. *miss you mom* The squid was delicious. Not too chewy, not too hard. Actually, it was juicy and tender. Love it.

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Tomahawk 1.300k

AUS Bone-In Ribeye serve with Salad, Roast Potato & Creamy Foie Gras Sauce.

Huge portion! They said that they used foie gras as the sauce. Whoaaaaa.. no wonder it’s pricey, right? I think we asked for medium level of the ribeye. I think. I forgot hahaha.. Tender and juicy ribeye, served with creamy foie gras sauce. Super recommended!

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Peach Cobbler 60k

Traditional American Recipe, mixture of Cake & Casserole, serve with Ice Cream.

A nice dessert. Sweet and luscious.

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Chocolate Fondant 55k

New York Classic Molten Chocolate Cake serve with Ice Cream.

I didn’t really like molten chocolate cake, since everybody made it. But after a bite, I changed my mind. I love this dessert. Perfect texture and rich chocolate flavour. Favourite.

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Bathtub Gin Punch 350k

Prohibition gin with elderflower liqueur, homemade hibiscus soda, homemade lemonade served with pomegranate seeds and lychees.

A different kind of drink. It’s cocktail, served in a bathtub hahaha. And it’s really good. I stopped drinking, but I couldn’t resist this cocktail because of its presentation hahaha..

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Espresso Martini 130k

Vodka, Coffee Liquor, Espresso Coffee, Butterscotch Syrup

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Zombie 130k

Rhum, Grapefruit Juice, Bitter

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The Prohibition now open from 11am til late at night. Thank you Prohibition for the delicious lunch.

The Prohibition
Plaza Senayan Arcadia
Level 2 Unit X No. 215-217
Jl. New Delhi No. 9, Gelora
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 57901295
IG: @prohibitionasia

Coffeedential Roastery & Eatery at Ruko Dalton Serpong Tangerang

March 11th, 2017. Last cafe at the time. I couldn’t catch up with other foodies, but at least, I could try some places at Serpong area. Actually my friend Darius told me that I could ask him anytime to cafe-hopping at Serpong *he’s very very kind*, but I didn’t wanna bother him. So, last place before we went home. Coffeedential.

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I didn’t plan to visit this one. I just passed by and we were so tired to find another place. So we came and suprisingly, it’s quite comfortable. Please enjoy my very simple review.

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Ice Sea Salt 36k

This was a new drink for me. I tried sea salt before but in a form of ice cream. So when it came as a drink, I wanted to try it right away. And it’s so good. It’s milky with a creamy texture. Recommended.

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Tuna Fried Rice 40k

We were so hungry that we ordered fried rice. We wanted to try new flavour, so we try this tuna fried rice. It’s not that amazing, but it’s not bad also. It’s delicious with a nice texture of rice and flavour. And one more thing, generous portion. Hmm..

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Swiss Roll (complimentary)

Just perfect to end our savoury dish.

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Coffeedential Roastery & Eatery
Ruko Dalton, Blok DLNU 51-52
Jl. Scientia Square Selatan
Serpong, Tangerang
Phone: +62 21 22225066
IG: @coffeedentialroastery

[HOTEL] Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta – Horizon Club Room

March 25th, 2017 – March 26th, 2017

I was very happy when I got a chance to stay at one of my favourite hotels. It’s coincided with Earth Hour event. It was such a great opportunity and amazing experience. So, that night, my hubby and I enjoyed our staycation, even though it’s not really far from our apartment. Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.

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Horizon Club Room (room 2423)

At Shangri-La, we understand that true luxury means quality time well spent. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, Horizon Club guests will enjoy an attentive and personalised level of service. Our goal is to offer tailor-made, hassle-free travel experiences in some of the world’s most desirable destinations. Horizon Club Rooms are, no-doubt, the most popular category of any Shangri-La around the globe. Here in the heart of Jakarta, Horizon Club Rooms feature exclusive privileges offering personalised attention and services, making each visit feel like home away from home. Horizon Club Rooms are an excellent choice if you require added personalised attention and services for your business and leisure necessities. Complimentary meeting rooms, Wi-Fi, workstations and many other benefits simplify your business arrangements for any occasion.

Features:
Location on higher floors ensures stellar views of Jakarta skyline or ocean.
Spacious bathroom with luxurious Shangri-La toiletries and bath products.
Each room offers 45 sqm / 484 sqf of luxury.
Access to the Horizon Club Lounge with benefits including: daily breakfast, evening cocktails and use of meeting room facilities

I just realized that they renovated most of their suites and rooms. An inspiration from Indonesian artisanship from the across archipelago, the hotel lets guests discover the distinctive element of modern Indonesian art through handmade craft display, modern batik and tenun fabric, as well as wood engraving that adorn the rooms. They used a new colour palette revolving around creamy silver and gold, including lighter wooden furniture, embraces a look that is ‘modern elegance’. It felt so warm and very homey. We loved it so very much.

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Horizon Club Lounge

daily breakfast, evening cocktails and use of meeting room facilities

What a lovely complimentary. The lounge was calm and serene. They served drinks and snacks. Such a nice lounge to visit when you want to work or just read book while having a quite time outside your room.

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Swimming Pool

surrounded by a lush garden oasis

A nice resort-size butterfly-shaped pool with pool playground for kids. Lovely. As you can see below, I captured moments when the large bucket filled with water, then it overflowed, then the water spilled like waterfalls. Exciting, right?

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Earth Hour Participation

Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta will participate in Earth Hour with a 60-minute energy-saving action by turning the lights off in most back of the house areas and dimming the lights in its public areas, restaurants and hotel exteriors. Guests will be encouraged to participate in the unique coconut candle-lighting process in the hotel’s garden, which will naturally illuminate the premises during the hour. Hotel colleagues collected used coconut shells from the kitchen and utilised them as candle containers, arranging around 100 coconut shells to form ‘60+’ (the Earth Hour symbol). Hotel bartender will create a special coconut mocktail from the coconut water and fruit for guests to enjoy during the hour.

Taken the photo from 23rd floor, it’s not easy hahaha I have to make my hubby covered me with the curtain, then I took photos without any movement, because it’s too dark. And voila, it looked so gorgeous, right? *too proud*

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Beyond the hour, the hotel will present a Sunday Earth Market that displays locally sourced food products on Sunday, 26 March 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Sunday Earth Market aims to show appreciation, spread awareness to the public and encourage the public to buy from local producers, as opposed to buying imported products, to minimise food transportation, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint. Guests may shop for products ranging from coffees, honey, fruits and veggies, rice, soya and almond milk, and delicious snacks.

There’s also Rosso Micro Roastery Coffee takeover at Satoo Deli. So exciting!

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Last but not least, we had dinner at Rosso, breakfast at Satto and Brunch at Jia. I didn’t take many photos, since it’s too dark when we had dinner at Rosso. Then when we had breakfast, too many people around us, so yeah just a couple photos. When we had brunch at Jia, we were in a hurry so no time to take many photos. But you can see my reviews about those restaurants on my blog. Just keep blog-walking.

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Thank you Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta for the lovely staycation experience. Cannot wait for more experiences hahaha..

Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta
Kota BNI
Jl. Jendral Sudirman, Kav. 1
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29229999
IG: @shangrilajkt

XCoffee at Neo Tendean Hotel Jakarta

March 31st, 2017. I knew there will be a new coffee shop around Tendean area. I didn’t know the concept, I didn’t know the atmosphere, I didn’t know everything about it. But, I couldn’t wait to come there. So, let’s start the simple review about this new one. XCoffee

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Located inside Neo Tendean Hotel, XCoffee wasn’t a fancy coffee shop or that kind of coffee shop that intrigue you to do #OOTD. It’s just a coffee shop inside a hotel. But, it’s by the pool, so it’s really comfortable. Actually they’re not 100% ready, because they still want to change the sofa and the coffee machine. But, overall, I love the place. Small but cozy. Why X? Don’t you remember, when you learned in school, some calculations in homework, wanted us to find X? The owner told us, that’s why she chose the name X Coffee. She wants people to find the coffee shop. Remember, find the X, not your E(X). LOL.

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x-a 30k

kopi + susu almond

coffee with almond milk. freshly made-by-order by the barista. served on a plastic cup, it’s really a good coffee. i don’t know about others, but i think this is one delicious coffee. the almond milk added a creamy flavour and nutty texture to the coffee. recommended.

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x-ac 35k

kopi + susu almond + chia seed

well, it’s literally x-a with foam and chia seed. sweet and soft chia seed enhanced the flavour of the coffee, of course. and it’s healthier hahaha. they pack a mean nutritional punch and high in fiber. its the first ever coffee shop in jakarta using the mix of freshly brewed coffee and organic chia seeds. hmm.. 

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z-co 20k

cookies shot [kopi + susu dingin]

a unique way to serve coffee. i knew that dominique ansel made a cookie shot. and after that i think several places in jakarta made it also. but, it’s the first time i tried it. it’s really cute. but since i didn’t really like cookies, i let aline finish it.

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cone shot [kopi + susu]

i captured a similar cone shot last year at another coffee shop in serpong area. i didn’t try the cone shot, but this time i tried. it’s coffee with milk and served in a cone. the cone coated in chocolate. tasted delicious. and again, i let aline finished it. hahahaha..

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Welcome XCoffee. Congratulations on your opening. Cannot wait to be back again.

XCoffee
Hotel Neo Tendean
Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No.131
Jakarta
Phone: +62 877 1818 1000
IG: @xcoffee.id