brood-en-boter Bakery & Eatery at Bangka Raya Kemang Jakarta

July 11th, 2017. Accidentally saw this place on my way to a meeting.. errr.. no no no.. wait a minute.. wrong reason. Hahahaha. Saw this on Instagram, and just in time I will have a meeting this afternoon, so I stopped by to see the place. It was gorgeous. You have to visit brood-en-boter super soon.

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Located in Kemang area, it’s just stood beautifully at the super busy street. I was stunned when I came inside. Spacious with a touch of homey atmosphere and immediately fell in love at the first sight. I met the lovely owner and she amazed me with her passion. She wanted to open a nice place where everybody can eat healthy and still delicious. brood-en-boter was born on June 26th. On the first day, still opened for dinner. But now they open 8am to 9pm. Good, right? Beside breads and cakes, they also have various menu of main courses. And like her passion from the start, they served the bread and the food free from bread improvers, cake emulsifier, preservatives and MSG. And you know what.. you can enjoy your “me-time” there while your kids enjoy their activities in the kids playroom. Great job gal!

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Cafe Latte 30k

When I asked what coffee beans they’re using, she instantly said, “Giyanti, of course!” She’s a Giyanti lovers. Yaaaay. For a less-coffee Cafe Latte, it’s really good. The texture was still bold but not acidic. Creamy but not too milky. Perfect for my morning.

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Bitterballen 38k

One of the best bitterballen I’ve ever tried. Tasted so good with perfectly gooey texture. They put beef brisket in the batter. It was good. Well-seasoned. Melt in my mouth. Super recommended!

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Gado-Gado 39k

I asked for non-spicy one, but I know in my heart that a non-spicy gado-gado isn’t right hahahahaha.. Yup, they made it a little.. just a little bit spicy.. It’s different taste from my usual gado-gado at home, but it’s good. Although it’s not really my palate but it’s definitely a delightful one. A healthy gado-gado, what could go wrong? Psst, you can ask for rice if you want LOL.

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French Toast

A complimentary from the owner. It’s very tempting! And it’s definitely different from any other french toast I’ve ever tried. It’s really crunchy at the outside, and really fluffy on the inside. Really fluffy, like cloud, or snow? Hahaha.. Never tried cloud or snow, actually. *giggling* Recommended! You should ask them to make you the french toast. Beyond any doubt!

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Actually I wanna try their classic sponge cake. I would love to try the nougat and the mocca meises OMG! I will order soon! Maybe next week. Anyway, congratulations brood-en-boter for the opening! It’s definitely a must-visit place in Kemang! See you soon again yaaaaa..

brood-en-boter
Jl. Bangka Raya No.25
Kemang, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 22716167
IG: @broodenboterjkt

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MOREAU Chocolatier’s Café at Kemang Jakarta

March 29th, 2017. When we talk about dessert, the first thing that came into my mind was chocolate. Yup, chocolate is my favourite word. I think everything with chocolate is always delicious. So.. when they opened a chocolate cafe on early February, I was like, “Hmmm.. chocolateeeee!!!” By the way, I came to this venue with Aline, Cindy, Hans and Vania. Yes, let’s visit this one. MOREAU.

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Located in Kemang area, it’s very very easy to find. It’s precisely on the roadside of Kemang Raya street. If you came from Jalan Bangka, you just go straight, and it’s on the left side of Kemang Raya. They said it used to be a restaurant called Pong Me! Well back to MOREAU. It’s not a place to do your #OOTD things. It’s not a place to do a lot of photoshoot. It’s not a beautiful cafe. It’s just a place that serve my favourite dessert, Chocolate. Actually, I’m waiting this kind of cafe since forever. When a chocolate cafe came to Tangerang area, I wished they had something like that in Jakarta. And voila, MOREAU came into my life. *dancing* It’s just a simple cafe with 2 levels. Level 1 was the kitchen and dining room. And you can also see coffee machine and 3 chocolate fountains *whoozaaaah*. Level 2 was for the smoking area. It’s not huge, but it’s pretty comfy. The black and yellow colours dominate the space. Lovely.

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Ice Cappuccino 39k

It’s Vania’s order and I forgot to try this one hahahahaha..

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Moreau Flakes Chocolate 52k

Rich Belgian chocolate drink with chocolate bits of your choice (white, milk, dark.)

It’s Hans’ order. I tried a sip, and fell in love. It’s not too sweet, and the texture was very rich. Recommended for ice chocolate lovers.

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Ice Tea Lychee 35k

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Moreau Hot Chocolate 55k

The authentic white, milk or dark Belgian chocolate served with vanilla whipped cream

This was definitely my favourite. And the art was simple but very very pretty. I saw myself when the chef/barista/chocolatier *I have no idea what to call him hahahaha* made it for me. Uuuuugh so pretty. The art, yaaaaaa. Not the chocolatier hahahahha.. It was such a delicious dark chocolate flavour. Recommended drink, for sure.

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Fruity Crepe 115k (R) 85k (S)

French crepe, filled with assorted fresh fruits, drizzled with Belgian chocolate of your choice.

Based on availability of the fruits

We all love it. It’s sweet but fresh at the same time. The milk chocolate wasn’t as sweet as I thought. And it’s addicting. Lovely presentation with the pretty chocolate art. And the milk chocolate coated the strawberry, banana and kiwi. Such a perfect combination. Favourite!

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Fondant 58k

Moist chocolate cake filled with molten rich chocolate. Topped with chocolate and scoop of creamy ice cream.

I saw this chocolate cake everywhere on Instagram. So, when we finally came, we must order this one. It’a a chocolate lava with amazing texture and very beautiful chocolate art. I’m in love with their chocolate art. We chose dark chocolate, but.. I think it’s sweeter than the milk chocolate. I wonder why hmmm.. Well, maybe next time I will try it first, before I consume the other things.  But for truly chocolate lovers people, you should try this one. At least, once. Once a week? LOL!

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I will be back. No ifs ands or buts. Like they always said, “Forget love. I’d rather fall in chocolate.”

MOREAU Chocolatier’s Café
Jl. Kemang Raya No.93 A
Bangka, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 22715594
IG: @moreau.chocolate

HONU Poké & Matcha Bar at Kemang Jakarta

March 29th, 2017. Strolling around Kemang, Aline, Cindy and I stranded in a new place. We talked about this one quite often. Actually, last Monday when I went to Kemang area with Ivan, I saw the place, but it’s closed. *next time ya Ivan* We were coming from Cipete area, but I will tell you about it later. Then, we prepared our tummy for those delicious poké bowl. HONU.

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Small space with petite smoking area. We almost ran out of tables to sit. Fortunately, we got a cute space around the back area. Supposed to share the table with other people, but after we sat, they finished. So the long table was ours. Hohoho. Then it’s time to order the food. I let Aline and Cindy ordered for us. I was busy taking photos LOL.

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POKE BOWLS

Choose your base: White Sushi Rice or Brown Rice

Two & Two 75k (Reg) 50k (Sml)

Salmon & tuna with creamy sauce, wakame, lettuce, carrots, tempura crunch

First bite, first love. I never thought that a poké bowl will give me such a romantic effect. LOL! Too exaggerating? Not really. You surely will feel the same when you eat this kind of poké bowl. Mixed the ingredients all together, and be prepare to fall in love with this combination. Fresh salmon and fresh tuna. Wakame, lettuce, carrots and the tempura crunch. Those ingredients will give you the crusty of love. The white sushi rice was sure as delicate as can be. Recommended!

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NOT SO POKE

Choose your base: White Sushi Rice or Brown Rice

Grilled Chicken Bowl 75k (Reg) 50k (Sml)

Grilled chicken, lettuce, carrots, cucumber, spring onion (Extra egg +5k)

This was the not so poké. Why? Because it contained chicken. Poké /poʊˈkeɪ/ is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine, and sometimes as an entree. That’s why they categorize it in NOT SO POKE. Hahaha. The grilled chicken was super duper delicious. Well-seasoned with tender and juicy texture. And the vegetables were so fresh. Added an extra egg. Too bad it’s not half-cooked, so when we tried to break the egg, the eggyolk wasn’t runny. Next time remind me to ask for the half-cooked egg. Yes! Super duper recommended!

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DRINKS

Matcha Latte 35k

Matcha with honey and milk / soy milk

Cindy told us about this drink. She was so curious about it. And it’s really good. But for me, it’s too milky. Next visit I will ask them to make it less milk. Definitely.

Our Matcha is 100% organic sourced directly from Kagoshima

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Light Matcha 25k

Free refill

Love it! Yes, always love free refill drinks. *sparkling eyes* And I prefer the taste of the matcha in this drink. Pure matcha!

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Great job HONU! Absolutely a keeper! I will be back again and again and again. Anybody! Please ask me to join you when you go to HONU, puhleeeeazeeee!!

HONU Poké & Matcha Bar
Jl. Kemang Selatan No.125
Bangka, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 71793580
IG: @honueats