Gelato Paradise at Gandaria City Mall Jakarta

July 17th, 2017. I heard about Gelato Paradise long before I came to the place. I had plan to have lunch with my brother, so I visited Gelato Paradise before we had our lunch.

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The Gelato Paradise’s store first opened at Tunjungan Plaza I in the heart of Surabaya, East Java-Indonesia in 2015, using special recipes, finest natural ingredients and friendly team workers, we make a great break through to gain our customers’ trust and happiness. New store openings followed and continuously improved our services and develop our gelato flavours. We believe in the simple things: Just make you smile, sharing special moments with family, catching up with old friends or even making new ones. Our gelato makers are always churning a freshly made gelato in work shop, created with only the finest ingredients and the best part with no artificial Flavours and colours.

Located at LG floor, Gelato Paradise occupied a small area with a petite gelato bar. It’s in front of Lotte Mart, with 2 or 3 tables for people to enjoy the gelato or sorbet. It’s a nice place for you to wait for parents who do the shopping.

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1 M Cup 45k

Groovy Root, Dragon Fruit Sorbet and Mango Sorbet

The combination of those 3 flavours were fantastic. I love the unique taste from groovy root, dragon fruit and mango. The texture was silky, rich and smooth. It’s refreshing and very very much addicting.

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Gelato Paradise
Gandaria City Mall
LG Floor Unit L 98 A
Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda No.11
Gandaria, Jakarta
Phone: +62 819-0887-6071
IG: @gelatoparadisecoid

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[NEW LOCATION] Sugabites Patisserie at Senopati Jakarta

August 13th, 2017. I once went to Sugabites Patisserie on November 2015. Whoaaaa.. time flies, right? And then it was shut down. Suddenly, on August 9th, 2017, it opened again at a new location. It’s bigger and prettier.

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I learned that Sugabites belongs to sisters, Fanda Soesilo and May Soesilo. Whoaaaa.. I wish I could have such talents like them. Well, you can look at their website about the story of Sugabites. It’s really a nice one. Located in Senopati area, Sugabites wasn’t very spacious but quite big for a patisserie. Dominated with warm ambiance, Sugabites caught my heart all at once. It’s really different from the previous one. They used to be a small shop with a petite area to eat. Now they re-opened with a better version.

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Java Jasmine 15k

Love the big glass! OMG. I was very happy hahaha..

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Latte 33k

They used TGC for the coffee. I think I never tried it before. I loved it. Bold with not-too-creamy texture and beautiful after taste flavour, it’s no wonder I could finish it in a flash. They have es kopi susu too, but maybe next time. Funny thing, when I asked the barista how they serve the es kopi susu, she answered with a little bit too cheerful. “Well, it’s coffee and milk!” Well, actually I asked about the glass. Will it be in a glass or plastic cup. LOL. I know it’s coffee and milk, for sure. Hahahaha.. Yeah, it’s quite funny.

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Cappuccino 33k

Cindy’s order, from my second visit. A little bit bitter for me.

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Darren’s Greenies 18k

Matcha, Vanilla

Love the combination of matcha and vanilla in this cake. Not too sweet with a hint of bitter from the matcha. The texture was also very good. Sometimes other cake was too creamy. But this one was just a perfect cake with perfect texture and perfect flavour. No wonder only 1 cake left in the cake display.

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Lemon Meringue Tart 18k

Lemon Curd, Sweet Dough, Meringue

Super love with thies lemon meringue tart. The texture of the tart was totally perfecto. It’s not hard to chew and not too tender to bite. Sometimes it’s too crumbly. But not with this one. The flavour was also fantastic. I could eat this one 2 portions, alone. The combination of lemon curd and meringue: overwhelming. Super recommended. Addicting!

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Najela’s Favourite 18k

Rose, Vanilla, Pistachio, Almond

Too creamy for me but the rose flavour was just perfect. Not overpowering the other flavours. But like I said before, it’s too creamy. The texture was too moist, for me. But it was one pretty cake to eat. 🙂

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Rock and Roll 18k

Peanut, Strawberry, Chocolate

I think they need to put more strawberry to this cake. It’s hard for me to find the flavour of strawberry in the cake. The peanut and  chocolate flavour combined perfectly. The texture of the cake was impeccable. One recommended cake.

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The Red Dragon (Dragon Fruit) and Yellow Sunset (Pineapple, Orange) @ 27k

The Gelato was from Fiore di Gelato. Like they said: Feel the Happiness from every flavour of Gelato in our first outlet! I love the flavours. The red dragon was refreshing, same with the yellow sunset. Next time we should try their gelato and choco.

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Congratulations Sugabites Patisserie for the re-opening at the new location. Definitely will be back again and again.

Sugabites Patisserie
Jl. Senopati No.66
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 7261129
IG: @sugabitespatisserie

Gelato Secrets at Setiabudi One Jakarta

August 7th, 2017. Finally, Gelato Secrets opened at Setiabudi One. Yaaaaaay! When I saw their sign, I was hoping every single day hahaha.. Around 10:30 I dropped by to Gelato Secrets and did my photoshoot there.

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Gelato Secrets was founded by Maria Indah and Gregory Carlo Lentini. They were inspired by their childhood memories and a shared love and passion for gelato. First shop was in Ubud in 2009. They use only 100% natural, fresh ingredients from carefully selected suppliers, free from artificial flavouring, colouring and preservatives, comprising both Italian classics and exotic Indonesian flavours derived from seasonal local fruits and spices.

I looooooooove this new outlet! So much in love! It’s very beautiful with pink and green and wooden ambiance. The sofa area was very comfortable. I saw a couple sitting there and didn’t wanna leave hahaha. Then a man had meeting there with his colleague. Love the playlist too. Soothing. And the people, OMG, very friendly. Just go there and enjoy the place.

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Rose Petals Gelato and Mango Passionfruit Sorbet

Combination sweet and sour. Perfect.

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Frozen Drink Pina Colada 40k

Didn’t really like coconut, but it’s not too coconut. 🙂 So, that’s fine for me.

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Milkshake Black Diamond 50k

Actually I forgot to ask them what’s inside the milkshake. But it’s very pretty and adorable. I just enjoyed it without knowing the ingredients LOL. Well, sometimes I think it’s important to just let the people surprise you hahaha..

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Congratulations Gelato Secrets. *dancing with cone in both hand*

Gelato Secrets
Setiabudi One Level G
Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. 62
Setiabudi, Jakarta
IG: @gelatosecrets

il Vero Gelateria at Mall Kelapa Gading 3 Jakarta

June 21st, 2017. Sorry for the late post hahaha.. It’s a day at Kelapa Gading, remember? I saw this Local Artisan Gelato on my way to find IMAX theater. I remember that someone said that il Vero Gelateria was very good, and cheaper than the other gelato business.

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It’s not a big one. Just a small kiosk in the middle of the mall. But good thing, they have long tables with 8 chairs. Very nice to sit there, after ordering gelato or sorbet. I took some photos and ordered the gelato and sorbet. OMG their price was cheaper indeed than the others. Small cup only 25k, medium 30k and large with 3 flavours only 40k. OMG. Favourite! Hahaha..

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Mango, Chocolate, Lemon 40k

Love the combination of sweet and sour in this cup. I love how the chocolate tasted so dark, and the mango tasted so sweet, and the lemon tasted so sour. The texture of the gelato and sorbet were so perfect, I wanted to add another cup. Too bad I had to eat again later so I had to postpone my appetite. Another time, I think.

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il Vero Gelateria
Mall Kelapa Gading 3 level 2
Jl. Kelapa Gading Boulevard
Kelapa Gading, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 2188 9061
IG: @ilverogelateria

eskimomo at Pop On Plaza – Plaza Indonesia Thamrin Jakarta

June 10th, 2017. I think everybody loves ice cream. Me too! LOL. I heard about eskimomo when I came to a Japanese restaurant at Senopati area, and their collaboration amazed me. Who knew that the founders of eskimomo (Gupta Sitorus and Primo Rizky) could become my friends? *hug hug* By the way, I read somewhere that the name eskimomo comes from Primo’s nickname, “Momo,” and “eskim,” the way Indonesian children usually refer to ice cream. Super cute!

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When I heard that they opened a pop-up shop in Plaza Indonesia, I told my hubby that we should visit the place. Then, after several days have passed, finally I had a chance to visit them. It was a small area – join with other tenants – but very comfortable. And they have this lovely corner to take photos. LOL.

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Banana Fritter

This is my favourite. Sweet and fragrant. Just like eating a banana fritter. Love the texture. And of course love the flavour. I think I will order this one again when I miss Mom’s banana fritter. 🙂

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Apple Pie

Since my hubby loved apple so much, it’s his favourite. I didn’t like apple, so Apple Pie will be my last choice. But when he saw it, he said, “I wanna try apple pie!!” Well, I let him finish it of course.

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Nasi Uduk

This is the most famous flavour hahahaha.. I ordered this one just because I wanna prove that it really tastes like nasi uduk. And yes, it’s true, not only a rumor hahahaha.. I think I found chili and tempe orek. OMG! So genius!

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Thank you Gupta, Primo and eskimomo. Please make more outlets!

eskimomo at Pop On Plaza
Plaza Indonesia 5th Floor
Jl. M.H. Thamrin
Jakarta
IG: @eskimomo.id

Grom Lotte Shopping Avenue Ciputra World Jakarta

September 20th, 2016. Everybody loves gelato. I love gelato too, but not every kind of gelato. While everybody loves ice cream, gelato or sorbet, I’m not very into them. And, all my friends would be like, “Whoaaaa.. are you sure? Ice cream is the most delicious thing in the whole universe!” Something like that. But, when this gelato shop from Italy finally opened in Jakarta, I’m in love. Grom.

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Grom is the gelato you would make for the ones you love. Grom story began in 2003, when two friends, Guido Martinetti and Federico Grom, inaugurated the first Grom gelateria in Turin, Italy. Their dream was – and still is! – to make the best gelato in the world. This is how the gelato come una volta (“like it used to be made”) was born: gelato made with high-quality fresh milk, cage-free eggs and the best raw ingredients; sorbets with 50% fruit picked when fully ripe at their organic farm Mura Mura or from trusted cultivators; no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or emulsifiers of any kind – 100% natural ingredients.

Last year, Grom opened their first store in Jakarta at Pacific Place. Then, they spread their wings to Plaza Senayan, and now Lotte Shopping Avenue. Yaaaaay! When I knew about the LoVe outlet, I was so happy. Well, Pacific Place was not far away, but LoVe was closer. So so so so happy. And finally, grand opening. Another yaaaaay!! Psst, I’ve been there twice before their grand opening. Hahahaha..

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I had the privilege to go there after their grand opening with some fellow foodies. Hans, Aline, Fiona, Gaby and Brian. We were having so much fun, trying all those delicious sorbet, gelato and affogato. So many flavours at Grom, such as: Crema de Grom (egg cream gelato with gluten free corn biscuit and Domori chocolate chips from Sierra Nevada, Columbia), Baccio, Pistachio, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Coffee Gelato, Strawberry Sorbet, Mango Sorbet, Lemon Sorbet and many more. For me, I tried Crema de Grom and Baccio for my dark chocolate affogato. Grom was introducing new flavours, Raspberry Sorbet made by Forest Raspberry from Europe. Also Coconut flavour. Hans tried Raspberry and Strawberry Sorbet. I forgot to take picture of it, but it was amazing. Eye-opener! Sweet and sour were married happily!

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Say no more, just visit Grom at your nearest outlet and corrent me if I’m wrong. But, for me, it’s never wrong to Grom. Look at this gal’s face below. Trus me, you can’t go wrong with happiness.

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Grom
Lotte Shopping Avenue
GF Floor
Jl Professor Doktor Satrio Kav. 3-5
Karet Kuningan, Setiabudi
Jakarta
Phone: 021-29889090/91
IG: @grom_indo