Ray’s Bottle of Joe at Grand Indonesia West Mall Thamrin Jakarta

August 2nd, 2017. I was on my way to another event, when Natasha asked me to join her to Grand Indonesia. She was heading to a meeting there. Well, I remember that Ray’s Bottle of Joe just opened in Grand Indonesia, so I asked Natasha to keep me company.

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Ray’s Bottle of Joe is a Traditional-style iced coffee concentrate that’s brewed and bottled by hand at Ray’s Lab. Each batch is made by steeping a special blend of freshly roasted coffee from all regions around indonesia in water overnight, then extracting the ground using a two-step filtration process. What remains? A bold, super-smooth concentrate that can be mixed with cold milk or water and served over ice. You can even serve it mixed it with hot water. It’s quick, painless, and delicious.

Occupied a petite island coffee bar at Level 3A West Mall Grand Indonesia, Ray’s Bottle of Joe caught my attention because of the cute barista.. LOL! Just kidding! I mean, well, yeah they have this cute barista, but it’s not the only reason I went there. Hahaha.. I was very curious with their coffee, for sure. I love their tagline: simple honest coffee, since I needed that kind of coffee. Not a complicated one.

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Yuzu Cold Brew Coffee 38k

It’s Natasha’s order. And I didn’t like it at all. Hahaha.. It’s sour and bitter at the same time. OMG! Not my type, sorry.

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Pink Beach 38k

Love it. Like they said, “Pink Beach will excite and delight you at the same time. It’s coffee beautifully merged with the freshness of berries topped with silky smooth citrusy cream on top.” It’s beautiful and delightful. My kind of coffee.

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Nutella and Regal Bomba

It’s a doughnut with no hole. I have no idea why they call it bomba. Nutella and Regal bomba. You can choose your favourite.

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Great job, Ray’s Bottle of Joe. See you again very soon! Pssst, order their nutellatte! Dabomb!

Ray’s Bottle of Joe
Grand Indonesia
West Mall Level 3A
JL. MH Thamrin, Jakarta
IG: @raysbottleofjoe

Lewis and Carroll Flower Market at Central Grand Indonesia Thamrin Jakarta

June 12th, 2017. I knew about Lewis and Carroll new outlet from @eatandtreats 🙂 They opened at Central Department Store in Grand Indonesia East Mall. Collaborated with Summer Petals by Atelier Fleuri, they called the place: Lewis and Carroll Flower Market. It was very beautiful. I couldn’t stop taking photos.

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Lewis and Carroll’s first outlet amazed me with the beautiful ambiance and very spacious space. This new outlet amazed me with the concept. I think it’s the first tea house collaborating with flower market in Jakarta. CMIIW. Like I said before, I couldn’t stop taking photos. Those beautiful flowers. I felt like I was in a beautiful garden, not in a tea house. I will share my photos to you, my lovely readers.

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Those lovely flowers are made to be admired. I wanted to grab the flowers and brought it home. Too bad I don’t have cold-handed for flowers. So I prefer just stand there and enjoyed the beauty of the flowers. And took photos for my blog. Hope you enjoy those photos.

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snow owl 60k

silver needle white tea

i always order this tea whenever i went to lewis and carroll. well, next time i have to try another flavour, i think hahahahha.. i have to come out from my comfort zone. this white tea is very mild and light. i think i need to try fruit tea for more experiences.

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island cordial 40k

mango, orange, strawberry, marigold, safflower, pinneaple

this was cindy’s order. yes, i went to this new place with cindy. she loved fruit tea. and i think it’s one delicious flavour of tea. mango, orange, strawberry, pineapple mixed together wooow.. love the aroma and the flavour of it. recommended!

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tiramisu 65k

layers of sponge cake soaked in VSOP martell, espresso, mascarpone & chocolate chunks

actually we wanted to try their Cacaocha, but it’s not ready yet. so we changed our choice to tiramisu. and i could say it’s one of the best tiramisu i’ve ever tried. fluffy texture with delightful flavour. the chocolate chunks enhanced the texture of the tiramisu. scrumptious and mouthwatering. recommended!

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nastengel cake 37k

another recommendation for desserts at lewis and carroll. it’s their newest cake. it’s a combination of ananas tart and kaasstengels. and it’s an amazing mash-up cake. i love the pineapple jam and the cheese cream they put in the cake. generous fillings. the texture of the cake was also beyond compare. super duper recommended. it’s a must-try cake there. trust me.

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Congratulations Lewis and Carroll Tea for this new outlet. Great job Summer Petals by Atelier Fleuri. Cannot wait to be back to the place.

Lewis and Carrol Tea Flower Market
Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall
East Mall UG Floor
Central Department Store
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.1
Jakarta
IG: @lewisandcarrolltea

Tim Ho Wan at Grand Indonesia West Mall Thamrin Jakarta

December 5th, 2016. Whoaaaaa it’s been so long since I went to Tim Ho Wan with my high school friends. That time was also my first time there. I arrived there around 10:30, waited for those ladies. Then, they came. Yaaaaay. We talked, laughed, and gossiped!

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Located on LG floor at Grand Indonesia, Tim Ho Wan occupied at a corner area. It’s not difficult to find it, since it’s quite spacious with big logo in the facade. Dominated with green colour, Tim Ho Wan came from Hong Kong. And this was their second outlet in Jakarta.

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Chinese Tea 9.8k

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Congee with Pork, Century Egg & Salted Egg 33.8k

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Pork Chop Fried Rice 38.8k

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Salad Prawn Fried Dumpling 43.8k

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Pork Dumpling with Shrimp 43.8k

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Baked Bun with BBQ Pork 43.8k

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Fried Milk Custard 28.8k

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I tried all the dishes above.
But my favourite was only their Baked Bun with BBQ Pork.
We ordered 2 portions hahahaha..
The other dishes were just okay for me.
Although, my friend loved their Fried Milk Custard.
Well, for me, I prefer they make it softer texture.
Anyway, I will be back for their Baked Bun BBQ Pork.
DAYUM!

Tim Ho Wan
Grand Indonesia
West Mall LG Floor No. 24-25
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 1
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 23580290
IG: @timhowanid

La Maison Patisserie at Grand Indonesia East Mall Thamrin Jakarta

January 19th, 2017. I heard about this place some times ago. They said it’s the best macaron place in Medan. Now, we don’t have to go to Medan to find this one. They opened their first store in Jakarta. And I had the privilege to come with my best friend. I present to you. La Maison Patisserie.

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Located in Grand Indonesia East Mall, La Maison was very easy to find since it was dominated by pink colour. When I came to the place, it was quite crowded. Everybody seemed to swarm in the facade. Ordering the macaron and pastry. Inside the place, they had 3 round tables with 4 seats each. They served coffee and tea, also. I saw Executive Pastry Chef Stella Lowis, but she’s so busy so I didn’t want to disturb her.

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Macaron wasn’t my favourite, actually. Despite the fact that they’re sometimes too sweet, they’re not good for my tummy. But when I saw the macarons and their cakes, I wonder how it tasted. Those cakes were so beautiful, I wanted to capture them all perpetually.

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Box of 6 Macarons 115k

They have various of flavours for the macaron, but we chose only 6 flavours. Earl Grey & Mandarin, Salted Popcorn, Watermelon, Ispahan (lychee, raspberry & rose), Valrhona 70% Guanaja Chocolate, and Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly. Hans chose the earl grey, salted popcorn and watermelon. I chose the rest.

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Mademoissele Slice 50k

almond meringue sponge cake / fresh watermelon slice / vanilla bean chantilly cream / strawberries & red rose petals

It was delicious. The combination between the thick vanilla bean chantilly cream with the fluffy almond meringue sponge cake and the fresh watermelon, were like ecstasy. Definitely a cake that you need to bring back your mood after long day of work.

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Mini Chloé 50k

lemon curd / toasted coconut meringue / lemon chiffon cake / fresh fruits and flowers

Even though the mademoissele had already caught my heart, but I loved this lemon chiffon cake covered by toasted coconut meringue. The sweet and sour mixed beautifully in my mouth. The toasted coconut meringue was too sweet, and the lemon curd was too sour. But put them together in your mouth, fantastic. Hans thought it’s too sweet, but it’s okay for me. 🙂 One beautiful dessert to be enjoyed in the middle of our meet-up.

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Congratulations and welcome to Jakarta. I will be back for more macarons and pastries.

La Maison Patisserie
Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall
East Mall Upper Ground level
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 1
Jakarta Pusat 10350
IG: @lamaison.jkt

The People’s Cafe (New Outlet) Grand Indonesia West Mall Thamrin Jakarta

January 9th, 2017. I didn’t plan anything this morning, when my friend texted me and asked me to join him. “Come here. I’m at The People’s Cafe Grand Indonesia.” I was stunned. “What?” He said, “Yes, they’re opening today. Come!” And so I came. The People’s Cafe.

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Located at the same level in Grand Indonesia, The People’s Cafe opened their new outlet. It’s bigger and more comfortable. I love it! Still with friendly gesture and hospitality from the people. I really felt at home here. By the way, they have their own smoking area. Cool right? Well I won’t make a long review. Just a simple one. Yes, because I don’t like complicated things. Hahahaha.. *big grin*

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EASY BITES

Crispy Hot Tofu 35k

Slices of crispy fried tofu. Served with sweet chili soy sauce

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HEAVY BITES

Nasi Uduk Ayam Goreng 50k

Indonesian style steamed rice cooked in coconut milk. Served with fried chicken, sweet soy egg, stir fried tempeh & tofu, fried glass noodle, crackers & lalapan

Love the fried chicken. But I think I prefer more coconut milk in the rice. And please make the texture of the rice softer. Well, I know everybody has their own palate. This review based on my judging hahahaha.. Well, it’s still delicious, for sure.

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Salted Egg Chicken 45k

Chunks of deep fried battered chicken coated with salted egg yolk sauce & fragrant curry leaves. Served with rice & a sunny side up egg

Still the best dish at The People’s Cafe. If you haven’t tried this, please do. Please! It’s heaven in your mouth. The chicken was appetizing. Tender and juicy. The salted egg yolk sauce was superb. Perfect way to eat the chicken. OMG! I finished a portion almost by myself, and now I still craving it while writing about it. LOL!

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Mie Nyonya Bun 38k

Egg noodles with minced chicken, mushroom & vegetables. Served with fried wonton. With beef meatballs add 10k

Love the texture of the noodle. Slim. I hate thick noodle. And yes, you should order additional beef meatballs. A great bonus in your noodle. I didn’t try the fried wonton. I let my friend finished it. By the way, pour the broth into the noddle. Another boost for the noodle. Perfect!

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Mie Ireng Dori 48k

Charcoal infused noodles with fried dory, topped with spicy sambal

I didn’t try this one. Too spicy for me. But, many people loved it. So, I was sure, it must be very good. Maybe I will try this one, next time. And ask them to make it not so spicy. Hahaha..

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Thanks The People’s Cafe and Ismaya. Always a favourite.

The People’s Cafe
Grand Indonesia Mall
5th floor West Mall
Jl. MH Thamrin
Jakarta
IG: @thepeoplescafe

Wee Nam Kee Grand Indonesia East Mall Thamrin Jakarta

October 1st, 2016. Once upon a time, I went to Singapore with my beloved Mom, sisters and brother. And I remember it’s like yesterday, we went to this place because everybody told us about this delicious place to eat Chicken Rice. And we were so happy because it was delicious. I still remember Mom’s smile. Miss her so much it hurts. And last year, they opened in Indonesia, in BSD City for exact. I haven’t got a chance to go there and try the place. Until I saw that they will open in Grand Indonesia. Yaaaay, closer to my home. Finally, I can try this one. Wee Nam Kee.

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Originally a father and son family owned business, which started in 1987, the Famous Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice Restaurant for two generations has proudly preserved the heritage and recipes refined over the years. Since 1989, Wee Nam Kee was initially a Chicken Rice specialty shop and eventually evolved into a restaurant serving a board range of Nanyang inspired dishes to complement famous signature Hainanese dishes.

Singapore’s true Hainanese Chicken Rice is perfect and recognized by many food lovers to be well represented by Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice Restaurant. Starting from 4 outlets in Singapore, Wee Nam Kee has been expanding to Japan, Philippines, Korea, and now Wee Nam Kee is opening in Indonesia with a brighter look while still remain the same food quality and features an energetic ambience for a traditional dish.

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Opened in November 2015 at The Breeze BSD City, and now we open our second branch in Indonesia at Grand Indonesia. Wee Nam Kee Indonesia comes up with a new ambience and delightful menu. By delivering an original and authentic taste of Chicken Rice along from Singapore, Wee Nam Kee Indonesia is looking forward to fulfill Indonesian’s appetite.

Welcome Wee Nam Kee to a closer area from my home hahaha.. The place is not big, but enjoyable enough for a family lunch or dinner. Typical Chinese modern restaurant with marble tables and beautiful lightings.

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Signature Chicken

with choice of Steamed, Roasted or Soya Sauce Chicken

Quarter Chicken (for 2) 69k – Half Chicken (for 3-5) 115k – Whole Chicken (for 6-8) 215k

Of course their signature is the chicken. Whether you ordered steamed chicken or roasted chicken or soya sauce chicken, it’s your choice. But, I prefer the soya sauce chicken. It’s tastier, even though they had same texture meat. The difference was the flavour, of course. Well, you can half mix the chicken. Half steamed and half roasted. Half steamed and half soya sauce. I enjoyed the chicken very much.

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Gizzard 6k Liver 6k

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Sambal Noodles with Seafood 48k

I tried a bit, because it’s quite spicy. But I love the texture of the noodles. Tender and soft. And it was sweet, sour, spicy altogether. You can taste the mix of it in one slurp. And the flavour of the seafood was very rich.  I guess this one was a recommended dish if you like spicy noodles.

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Congratulations Wee Nam Kee for the 2nd outlet. Hope to see another outlets all around Indonesia.

Wee Nam Kee
Grand Indonesia East Mall
Level 3A
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.1
Jakarta
IG: @weenamkee_ind