[SINGAPORE] Tarte by Cheryl Koh at Shaw Centre Scotts Rd Singapore

September 26th, 2017. When in Singapore, I met Nicholas Tan @stormscape. OMG OMG OMG! I admired him so much. He’s very nice, and after our Takashimaya’s journey, he took me to Tarte by Cheryl Koh. Yaaaay.

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One of life’s greatest gastronomic indulgences can be found at Tarte by Cheryl Koh, a spin-off by the Les Amis Group with Les Amis restaurant’s pastry chef Cheryl Koh, which opened in April 2015. In a span of a year, Chef Cheryl was awarded ‘Asia’s Best Pastry Chef’ in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in 2016.

Located in Shaw Centre, Tarte side by side with Caveau Bar. We can take away the cake or sitting at Caveau Bar, kinda obtaining their tables, and order drinks. Tarte itself is a petite cakeshop with lovely frames on the wall. Tarte by Cheryl Koh is the Les Amis group’s pâtisserie in Singapore. I wonder if they will come to Indonesia. Hmmm..

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Earl Grey Tea Latte $ 6.00

It was Nicholas’ order, and I didn’t try it. But Nicholas said it’s good.

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Latte $ 5.50

My latte. Better latte than never hahaha. Love the latte art. Beautiful. Tasted mild with milky texture. Just perfect for my taste bud. Served in big cup, I was very satisfied with the size and the flavour LOL.

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Ardèche Chestnut $ 10.00

Ardèche Chestnut with vanilla cream and dark rum

Nicholas chose this one. It was sooooooo delicious. The chestnut mixed perfectly with the vanilla cream and dark rum. Ardèche is the largest chestnut-producing department in France, with nearly 5,000 tonnes a year. I just found out about the chestnut. Cool! I think everybody loves chestnut. Actually they can put an addition of dark rum to the tart. I prefer more. LOL. The texture of the tart was priceless. Perfect.

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Lemon Meringue $ 10.00

Fresh lemon curd topped with meringue

I chose this one. Love the sweet and sour flavour in this tart. Well, I always loved lemon meringue in everything. Cake, tart, pie, everything. This cripsy base tart is bursting with fresh lemon taste and a sweet, creamy fluffy meringue on top. It was to die for.

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Thank Nicholas for taking me there. Great job Tarte!

Tarte by Cheryl Koh
1 Scotts Rd
#01-12 Shaw Centre
Singapura 228208
Phone: +65 6235 3225
IG: @tartebycherylkoh

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Stillwater Coffee & Co at Gunawarman Senopati Jakarta

December 7th, 2017. Lovely morning. After breakfast with sisters, I went to Gunawarman with hubby for a visit to the newest coffee shop there. Stillwater Coffee & Co invited me this Saturday. Too bad I have to host an event at the same time. So I think I better come this Thursday before anyone else. LOL.

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Happy that I could meet the owner, Chef Vania Wibisono, but I didn’t have the courage to speak to her. Hahaha. I just saw her and smiled at her. Yes, they told me that the coffee shop was owned by the beautiful chef, and all the sandwiches and croissants and cakes are healthy. They also will serve salad, later. Superb! Actually, I was curious about the name, but I forgot to ask them. Well, I will update about it soon, ok. And I won’t talk about the Chef. You can find about her everywhere on the internet hahaha. The coffee shop is beautiful. Located at the first floor of the building *the second floor is a yoga place* Stillwater stunned me with their minimalist atmosphere and friendly ambiance. They have small outdoor area too for smoking room.

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Ice Lychee Tea 45k

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Caffe Latte 43k

Beautiful latte art. Love it. The texture of the coffee was a little bit watery with bitter flavour, but the after taste was delicious. I forgot to ask about the beans, but I guess it should be good.

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Unicorn Sandwich 45k

Rainbow Cheese & Dulce de Leche

I was happy when I saw the menu that they have unicorn sandwich. Too bad it’s not really colourful when it came to my table. It’s prettier in the menu hahaha. Well, my hubby tried it and he said, “It’s not sweet.” Well, he thought it will be super sweet. But no, it’s not that sweet. It’s really good, with perfect texture of the sandwich and the rainbow cheese. Dulce de leche is a thick, creamy caramel sauce traditionally made with milk and sugar that are simmered together for hours. It enhanced the flavour of the Unicorn Sandwich.

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Tuna Melt Sandwich 70k

Tuna, Mayo, Onion, Signatured Herbs, Green Paprika, Grilled Cheese & Cucumber

Actually I ordered for croissant. But they served us another sandwich. Well, they kindly wanted to change it but I didn’t want to. “It’s okay. Definitely fine.” I tried the tuna melt sandwich. The flavour of the tuna was impeccable. We just thought that there were too many onion and cucumber hahaha. Other than that, perfecto!

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Chocolate Cheese Cake 47k

Well, they said it’s one healthy cake. And I thought, “one of the delicious healthy cakes!” The texture of the cake was fluffy and moist. The chocolate flavour and the cheese flavour mixed perfectly in harmony. Addictive cake. They said it’s their most-ordered cake. Wow. Recommended!

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Congratulations Stillwater Coffee & Co. Congratulations Chef Vania Wibisono. Definitely will be back to try the Salad Betawi.

Stillwater Coffee & Co
Jl. Gunawarman No. 67
Senopati, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 7252404
IG: @stillwater_coffee

[SINGAPORE] Descendants of Dragon Chicken Rice at Cavenagh Rd Singapore

September 25th, 2017. Yeah, it’s been 3 months ago LOL. Like I said all the time, I was very very busy with everything. I went to Singapore with hubby. He worked, I shopped. LOL. We stayed at a hotel in Orchard Rd. I will tell you later about the hotel. And, I found out that we stayed near street food at Cavenagh Rd, and I went there before with my friends. I was very happy since I loved the food there. It was when I found Descendants of Dragon Chicken Rice.

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It was actually a stall. Not a fancy one, of course. It’s like food court but outdoor. Cool, aight? The funny thing, we could see birds stealing leftover food hahaha..

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Roasted Pork Rice $ 5.00

Hubby’s order. Crispy crunchy tender juicy roasted pork. Hmmm.. yummy. Succulent pork with fragrant seasoned sauce and warm rice. They roasted the pork perfectly so it’s tender and juice on the inside and browned and crunchy on the outside.

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Char Siew Rice $ 5.50

My favourite!! Sticky, sweet, savory and deliciously perfect with steamed rice. Think about such a tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat with well-seasoned sauce. Char Siew literally means fork roast. ‘Char’ being fork and ‘siew’ being roast. I was named after the traditional cooking method for the dish: long strips of seasoned boneless pork are skewered with long forks and placed in a covered oven or over a fire. Unique. Deliciously unique. Addicting! Trust me. You should try it when in Singapore.

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Descendants of Dragon Chicken Rice
22 Cavenagh Rd
Singapore

Jin Bao at Ruko Galeri Metrobroadway PIK Pantai Indah Kapuk Jakarta

November 26th, 2017. We were headed to church for friends’ wedding. Before the time, we stopped by to Jin Bao. I didn’t really remember how I knew about Jin Bao, but I remember that I saw Anak Jajan’s IG about it.

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When we arrived, it was still closed. But they let us in and we waited inside. Then, they asked for our orders. I visited their 2nd floor, but only for taking photos. After that we waited for our orders. And I was happy that they made our orders so fast. We didn’t have to wait for too long. And I love the simple ambiance there. Not too spacious but quite cosy.

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Fruit Chinese Tea Jasmine 25k

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Ice Tea 15k

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Sheng Jian Baos

Shanghainese little pan fried dumplings of meat and soupy goodness (All Sheng Jian Bao’s will come in portions of 4. w/Soy, Ginger, Chilli & Garlic.)

Classic Pork Filling 48k

Juicy Pork Filling

Actually the particular thing about this bao is the pan-fried idea. Well, I love their juicy pork filling with the tasteful broth. But the pan-fried idea wasn’t my palate. I prefer they make the dumpling skin thinner and not fried. Errr.. it’s quite hard for me to explain in English. But, I hope you know what I meant. Other than the skin, it was totally perfectly delicious.

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Shao Kao Beef Bowl 65k

Stir Fried Aromatic Beef Slices, Fennel Seeds, Crispy Potatoes, Onions

Well-seasoned beef slices, combined with rice bowl. Should be fantastic. But the spicy taste reduced our fun *sobbing* Well it was delicious but I think next time I will ask them to make it non-spicy beef bowl hahahaha. The beef slices were tender and juicy. Recommended choice for spicy food lovers.

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Butter & Sweet Milk Pork Chop Bowl 55k

Pork Loins w/ Cracker Crumbs, Sweet & Spicy Milk Sauce, Milk Powder

A very particular dish. Pork and rice with milk sauce and milk powder. The combination of rice and pork and milk sauce were funtastic. It was milky, sweet, salty and actually not too spicy, for us. The pork loins were a little bit hard, but still easy to chew. Recommended for pork lovers, like me, hahaha..

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Thank you Jin Bao for making me happy at my lunch time.

Jin Bao
Ruko Galeri Metrobroadway 8/DE
Jl. Pantai Indah Utara 2
Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
Phone: +62 822-9999-8817
IG: @jinbao.id

Gamsul Jakarta by SK at Ruko Crown Golf PIK Pantai Indah Kapuk Jakarta

November 24th, 2017. Yaaaaaay. Finally I could come to Gamsul Jakarta by SK. It was my plan since its opening. But, never had a chance. When #HIF invited me, I couldn’t come *sobbing* so when my cousin and his wife asked me and hubby to join them for lunch at Gamsul.. whoozaaaaah!

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Annyeong! “Straight up from 🇰🇷 Seoul to 🇮🇩 PIK with flavour!” Actually, until now, I didn’t have a favourite Korean restaurant. But after tried Gamsul, I could say it out loud: I LOVE GAMSUL! Ok, I agree that they were a little bit expensive, but I think they used premium ingredients, which is worth the price. Coming into the venue, I was stunned by the beauty of the place. They have this mural of beautiful Korean lady near the stairs. I didn’t go to the 2nd floor. Just the 1st floor. They have bar in the middle with colourful ambiance. Spacious area with friendly people. By the way, you maybe curious about the SK. I never asked them, but I believe it was initial of the owner, Silvia Kurniady. Great job Ms Silvia!

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Iced Tea 15k

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Hae Mul Pa Jeon 88k

Korean style seafoods and spring onion pancake

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Hae Mul Sundubu-Jjigae 109k

Fresh clams, dumpling, vegetables and soft tofu soup

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Woo Sam Gyup Teok Bokki 188k

Spicy teok bokki served with tender U.S short plate

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Ganjang Chicken 159k (large)

Mixed sweet soy sauce with crispy fried chicken

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Bulgogi 189k

Korean style braised U.S beef with glass noodle and vegetables

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Doei Ji Gal Bi 119k

Grilled Korean style marinated pork neck

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My favourite was definitely Doei Ji Gal Bi. Pork neck. Delicious. Addicting.
The pork meat was tender and juicy. And I love the sauce.
They served it with bean sprouts. Delicious!
The Hae Mul Pa Jeon was very very tasty. It was thick and delicious.
Love the Hae Mul Sundubu-Jjigae. Soft tofu with spicy soup.
Fresh, hot, spicy, comforting, and delicious!
I didn't try the Woo Sam Gyup Teok Bokki, only the tender U.S short plate hahaha
Yeah it was not fair for everybody, but they said it was too spicy for me.
That's why I only ate the tender meat. Hmm.. superb!
OMG! The Ganjang Chicken was super tasty! Tender meat with crunchy skin and mild flavour.
They used Ganjang as the sauce. Ganjang is Soy Sauce.
The bulgogi served in a hotpot like Jeongol.
Bulgogi is a gui made of thin, marinated slices of beef or pork.
Tasty meat in a lightly seasoned broth. Outstanding!
So, my conclusion: all the food was super duper delicious!

Amazing job Gamsul Jakarta for serving us those delectable food. For you Korean-food-lovers, you should try it. Super recommended!

Gamsul Jakarta by SK
Ruko Crown Golf Block D 62-63
Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
Phone: +62 877-8102-1110
IG: @gamsuljakarta

Senju Omakase, Teppanyaki & Sake at Plaza Indonesia Thamrin Jakarta

July 27th, 2017. I was in Plaza Indonesia to have some event, but I was hungry, so I walked around and found Senju. My friend told me that it was quite expensive. She never went to Senju because she heard like that. Well, I haven’t tried it too. But I was curious with the taste, so I walked in and looked at the menu to order something to eat.

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Senju offers Japanese Omakase, Teppanyaki, and a great range of Sake. Located on the 3rd floor of Plaza Indonesia, it has a traditional Japanese vibes combined with bar and open kitchen. The murals are also beautiful. I ate alone so I didn’t stay long there, and only ordered a few dishes.

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Cold Ocha 25k

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Dynamite Roll 90k

Ebi Tempura, Kyuri, Spicy Mayo

Actually I ordered this dynamite roll only because it’s pretty.

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Salmon Teriyaki 120k

Pan fry salmon fish served with mashed potato and teriyaki sauce.

Well, as you can see in the photos below, I changed the mashed potato to a bowl of rice. LOL.The salmon fish was tender and moist. And I loved the teriyaki sauce. Sweet and savoury at the same time. Their miso soup was also tasteful. Consume it while stil hot.

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Senju Omakase & Sake
Plaza Indonesia L3#119
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.28-30
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29924567
IG: @senju_omakase