BAE by Socieaty at Crystal Lagoon Senayan City Mall Jakarta

September 30th, 2017. I went to BAE by Socieaty this morning. It’s my first time to see the place. Well, yeah, I heard about this one from one of the owner, who happened to be my friend’s sister. And yes, she’s my sister now. *kiss kiss sis* LOL. She told me earlier this month that it’s their latest baby. And since then, I couldn’t wait to try. And today is the day.

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Located in Crystal Lagoon area, BAE is very eye-catching with dim lights and elegant atmosphere, but not in an intimidating way. They’re actually very friendly. And they’re selling high quality wines with relatively cheap price. It’s a very good news for wine lovers. 🙂 For the food, they have BAE bites, Salads, Mains, Pizza, Pasta, etc. Well, let me show you around. And you will definitely notice the big Chef’s mural on the back of the place. LOL. Anyway, according to the owner, BAE means Before Anyone Else. But it can mean anything to anybody. You can pick Bacon And Egg too. LOL.

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50 Shades of BAE 70k

Gin, Cointreau, honey and rosemary syrup

It’s so good! Not too strong with sweet flavour. In fact, my hubby said with surprise tone, “It’s cocktail??” LOL.

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BAE BITES

Cassava Nachos 95k

US beef, jalapeno, salsa, black beans, mozzarella, guacamole, sour cream

Ok, two thumbs up for the best nachos ever. Well, I never liked tortilla chips hahaha. So, when I knew they used cassava for the chips, I couldn’t wait to try. Generous US beef OMG! Still didn’t like the guacamole and sour cream, but the mozzarella enhanced the flavour of the nachos. Definitely one of the best nachos!

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BOUJEE BITES

Doperlamb Ribs 89k

grilled lamb ribs, honey mustard

Small size of lamb ribs. It’s so good, my hubby thought it’s pork. LOL. Tender and juicy meat. Well, I guess it’s our first time eating doperlamb. Love the fat! They grilled it with honey mustard as the sauce. Totally luscious.

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Foie Gras Dates 130k

caramelized onion, roasted dates

Yaaaaay foie gras! Chef Robert was the genius man behind this dish. Foie gras with caramelized onion and roasted dates. The caramelized onion and roasted dates enhanced the sweet flavour. And I really liked the texture of the foie gras. Not too hard, not too mushy. Just perfect. Texture like tofu. Tasted like heaven.

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BAE ASIAN

Bebek Matah 159k

duck breast, kiuri, tomato, sambal matah, garlic fried rice

Me and hubby never liked spicy food. So when we tried this bebek matah, we didn’t mixed the ingredients in the plate. Well, my hubby definitely won’t eat the bebek matah that has been mixed. But, the bebek matah was so delicious, I finally accepted the fact that it should be mixed. With the help from the chef, I tried the bebek matah with the kiuri, tomato and garlic fried rice, along the spiciness from the oil of the sambal matah, enduringly. And yes, the garlic fried rice was beyond compare. Recommended.

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DESSERTS

Chocolate Salted Egg Lava Cake 65k

OMG! This was a brilliant idea. Collaborate chocolate lava and salted egg. It’s really really good. I think I will order this one again and no sharing. The texture of the cake was overwhelming. Smooth, silky, velvety. You named it. And when Chef Robert cut the cake, it was beautiful. The salted egg came out from the cake literally like a lava. And it was super delish. I couldn’t stop eating this one. Super recommended dessert!

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Well, congratulations BAE for the opening. We need place like yours. Place to hang out, place to eat good food, place to drink good wine, place to be with BAE.

BAE by Socieaty
Senayan City
LG Floor Crystal Lagoon
Jl. Asia Afrika Lot 19
Jakarta
Phone: +62 852 2228 7777
IG: @baebysocieaty

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Terroir Coffee & Eat at Wijaya Timur Jakarta

July 18th, 2017. I saw Terroir from my IG timeline. I think it’s @williamsudhana. LOL. It’s been too long. So, when they’ve already opened for public, I went there with Aline and Cindy. Thank you girls for being available at the time.

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When we came inside, old stuffs greeted us instantly. The tables, the chairs, the sofas, the murals, the photos, the big tree inside the place. Everything was beautiful. They have second floor, but it’s not as beautiful as the first floor. They also have outdoor area for smoking. It’s very comfortable with spacious space, green plants, and cool atmosphere.

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Cappuccino 28k

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Iced Green Tea Latte 34k

I can say that this was one of the best iced green tea latte I’ve ever tried. The sweet and bitter flavour with creamy texture. Perfect.

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Iced Lemon Tea 25k

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Beef Teriyaki with rice 30k

The dish tasted good, but too bad, the beef were too hard to chew. Served with generous of beef with bell peppers and onions, the presentation was very promising. I was so sad when I couldn’t chew the beef. But other than the beef, it’s fine.

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Spaghetti Meatball 34k

Just like the previous dish, this spaghetti meatball’s presentation was amazingly tantalizing. The al dente pasta with glassy texture. The generous meatballs. But, too bad, the meatballs were too plain. I hope they will make it better.

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Wijaya fried rice 36k

This was my order. I was happy when I saw the chicken katsu. It’s huge! They put sausage and egg too. But when I tried the katsu, it’s so hard I couldn’t chew it. Aline tried to cut it too, but she gave up. Delicious fried rice, but I prefer they make the katsu better.

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It’s almost 3 months ago when I was there. Hope the food is better now.

Terroir Coffee & Eat
Jl. Wijaya Timur I No.6
Jakarta
Phone: +62 852-8154-5687
IG: @terroircoffeeshop

[SINGAPORE] Kurasu Singapore at Odeon Towers Singapore

September 25th, 2017. I went to another coffee shop not far from the previous one. Kurasu. And it’s also recommended by Nicholas. Thank you @stormscape. 🙂 It’s not easy to find the place, but it’s not that hard. I just needed to concentrate with the road. Evidently, it’s inside Odeon Towers. Yaaaay, found it!

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Occupied a small area on level 2 inside brand new co-working space DISTRICT6, Kurasu gave a lovely addition to the floor. It’s a petite coffee bar with beautiful lady inside the bar. Fyi, Kurasu means living or lifestyle. Cool name, right? It came from Kyoto to Singapore not long ago. You can find coffee table and several tables with sofas.

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Flat White $ 5.00

It’s quite heavy for me, but the texture was pretty smooth. I could taste a lil bit of nutty flavour. It’s only my second cup of coffee at the day, so I tried not to finish it instantly. LOL. Enjoyed it sip by sip.

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What a nice place you have, Kurasu. Keep up the good coffee.

Kurasu
331 North Bridge Road
Odeon Towers #02-01
Singapore 188720
IG: @kurasusg

[SINGAPORE] The Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar at CHIJMES Singapore

September 25th, 2017. I knew about Glasshouse from Nicholas Instagram @stormscape. 🙂 He’s a writer at @DanielFoodDiary. They’re famous bloggers in Singapore. So, yeah, I visited Glasshouse as soon as I had time on my first day in Singapore.

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Located in CHIJMES, Glasshouse occupied a simple place surrounded by glass, filled with plants and wooden furnitures. Well, from my hotel, I took bus to Raffles Hotel, then I walked to CHIJMES. When I arrived, I kinda got lost finding Glasshouse hahaha.. It’s far away from the entrance. It’s only 1 table left, but lucky me, another table available yaaay.

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White $ 4.00

I loved the coffee. Super love. It’s light but not too creamy. Not too coffee. In fact, for me, it’s perfect. I also loved the after taste. It’s velvety and very smooth. Definitely a keeper.

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Heavenly Croissant $ 4.00

It’s basically a plain croissant. No filling at all. The texture was a little bit crumbly. But that’s fine for me. I love crumbly croissant. Those buttery layers.. hmmm..

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Wow Glasshouse, I love your place so very much. Definitely a must-visit coffee shop in Singapore.

The Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar
#01-K11 CHIJMES
30 Victoria Street
Singapore 187996
Phone: +65 9793 0234
IG: @theglasshousesg

KAHVENIN Coffee & Resto at Ruko Italian Walk MOI Kelapa Gading Jakarta

September 19th, 2017. KAHVENIN is at number one on my list. So, when I had chance to go to Kelapa Gading area, I tucked the time to visit it. Well, before I went to KAHVENIN, I saw Hans posted it on his IG. I became more curious after that. 🙂

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Located in Ruko Italian Walk, it’s very easy to find it since it’s not far from Lobby 8 entrance – Mall of Indonesia. They occupied 2 floors. The 1st floor is for the coffee bar and several tables. The 2nd floor divided into 2 areas. The dining area and the smoking area. Well, it’s quite comfortable with cold AC and friendly servers. I will show you around below.

Facade

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1st Floor

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2nd Floor

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Ice Tea 10k

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Flat White 35k

Espresso, Steamed Milk, very thin Foam

A little bit disappointed with the flat white. It’s very watery. Just a lil bit hint of the coffee. Super light with less flavour of coffee and milk. Only 2 sips and I gave up. Sorry.

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Pork Chap 75k

Caramelized pork belly served on top of rice

The presentation was very scary. Scary here, means that it looked so spicy. Hahaha.. But evidently, it fulls of sweet flavour. No spicy at all. Love the texture of the pork belly. Tender, silky and very rich in flavour. Recommended.

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I hope next time I come to KAHVENIN, the coffee will be better. And I am happy to eat their pork belly again. LOL.

KAHVENIN Coffee & Resto
Mall of Indonesia
Ruko Italian Walk Blok I No.6A
JL. Boulevard Barat Raya
Kelapa GadingJakarta
Phone: +62 878-8880-1678
IG: @kahvenin.id

[HOTEL] ibis Styles Jakarta Airport – Family Suite Room

September 15th, 2017 – September 17th, 2017.

ibis Styles Jakarta Airport is a hotel with a unique, cozy yet personalized design. It offers 251 inclusive rate rooms with new ibis bedding concept, free WIFI, complimentary airport shuttle and all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast for 2. The hotel is strategically located 10 minutes away from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Facilities include sTREATs restaurant, lobby bar, swimming pool, gym, 7 meeting rooms and wellness & spa center. ibis Styles Jakarta Airport is a three-star international hotel. It is located only 10 minutes drive from/to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, allowing easy transportation access for business and leisure transient travelers to central business and government district through high way. Like all ibis Styles hotels it’s got its very own unique personality. You’ll find colorful, and inspiring designs on every floor. Individual traveller or in a couple, family, group or business are WELCOME.

I was very happy to visit ibis Styles Jakarta Airport. My hubby told me that he once went through the hotel, and he thought, “It’s very cool if I can stay with my wife. It looks so nice.” And voila. We were there. LOL. And I saw our photo on the table. What a cute gesture! It made me smiling all day long.

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LOBBY

What a beautiful lobby they have. 🙂 Spacious and comfortable with different kind of sofas and tables.

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The new ibis bedding offers you the ultimate comfort of sleeping experience by providing bedding that is wonderfully comfortable on every level: microfiber pillows and bolsters, soft large duvet and comfy topper.

Family Suite Room with One Double Bed

Spacious 29 sq.m. room equipped with one double bed with the new ibis bedding, living room, bathtub, shower, refrigerator, safety deposit box, wardrobe and 32″ LCD screen TV and free WIFI access.

LIVING ROOM

It’s a cute living room. Not very spacious, but quite comfy. They put TV too in the living room. Nice one.

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BEDROOM & BATHROOM

Love the bedroom. Not too spacious, also, but a cosy one. The bed is just perfect for both of us. Hubby came at night, so tired, and he was very happy with the comfortable bed. Don’t forget about the slippers. Those slippers were so cute. Colourful with cute shape.

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SWIMMING POOL

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sTREATS RESTAURANT

Unique design, color full, confortable & cozy place, ready to serve lokal & international cuisine.

BBQ DINNER

Every Friday for BBQ Dinner. It’s a very nice bbq dinner because we’re also getting the buffet. And they have live music with lovely playlists. I wish my hubby could come earlier, I wanted to sing him a song. Too bad he came late at night since he had meeting in office and got traffic jam from office to the hotel. Great thing, I loved the food that night.

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BREAKFAST

The breakfast took place at the same restaurant I had my dinner the night before. A delicious buffet breakfast. I had complaint about some food, and I told them on the spot. I really loved the way they handle my complaint. They thanked me for being honest. But, we loved their main courses. The rice dishes, the fried noodle, the egg station, all were delicious. And I loved those cakes. We really enjoyed our breakfast time. 🙂

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Thank you so much ibis Styles Jakarta Airport for the lovely staycation and friendly gesture.

ibis Styles Jakarta Airport
Jl. Raya Bandara Soekarno – Hatta
Tangerang
Phone: +62 21 29327777
IG: @ibisstylesjakartaairport