Kokoro Mazesoba at Gandaria City Mall Jakarta

July 17th, 2017. I went to Kokoro Mazesoba soft opening on June 4th, 2017, at Grand Indonesia. It’s still soft opening, and the mural hasn’t finished yet. I didn’t take many photos there. So, when they opened the second branch in Gandaria City, I asked my brother to have lunch there.

IMG_1552

Kokoro Maze-soba literally translates to Maze-soba from my heart and soul. Tokyo Maze-soba is a delicious noodle dish with a main (although there are some other choices) topping called “minci” in Japan which is minced meat seasoned with soy sauce, red pepper and garlic. Some other toppings are green onions, garlic chives, fresh garlic, dried fish grits and egg yolk. The Kokoro menu was created by Takuma Ishikawa, Japanese chef and founder of the brand.

I love the murals. I felt like in Japan. *hahaha I never went to Japan* But the atmosphere was very Japan with amazing murals and wooden furnitures. No wonder it’s almost packed that afternoon.

IMG_1553 IMG_1555 IMG_1558 IMG_1561 IMG_1563 IMG_1556 IMG_1557 IMG_1559 IMG_1554 IMG_1560 IMG_1562 IMG_1564

When the bowl of Maze Soba arrives to your table mix the noodle thoroughly with the toppings and egg until all of them are completely coated with the egg, sauce and the rest of the ingredients. After you have finished your delicious noodles, let us offer you “Oimeshi” (a spoonful of freshly steamed white rice to mix with your remaining sauce). It’s te perfect final touch for a delicious and hearty meal. Itadakimasu!

Cold Ocha 15k

IMG_1565

Zenbu Nose Maze-Soba 95k

Tokyo Mazesoba, Japanese sauces, Char Siu slices, lots of fresh green onion, fresh garlic chives, dried nori, fresh garlic, pickled bamboo shoots, spicy minci, dried fish powder, extra nori sheets and first quality Japanese omega egg.

Super duper recommended. It’s the most complete bowl, I guess. If you want a classic type, you shouldn’t order this one, because it’s not classic at all. It’s definitely will make your tummy so full. The char siu slices were very good. Mix them all together in one bowl, and it became one bowl of happiness.

IMG_1568 IMG_1569 IMG_1570 IMG_1571

Tokyo Maze-Soba 73k

Tokyo Mazesoba, special homemade Japanese sauces, fresh green onion, fresh garlic chives, dried nori, fresh minced garlic, spicy minci, dried fish powder and first quality Japanese omega egg yolk.

It’s my brother’s order. When I saw the presentation, I imagined a meadow hahaha.. It’s good, but there’s no char siu at all, only minced meat. It’s still good, but I prefer to have char siu in my soba LOL.

IMG_1566 IMG_1567

Great job Kokoro Mazesoba. Definitely a keeper.

Kokoro Mazesoba
Gandaria City Mall
Upper Ground Floor
Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda
Gandaria, Jakarta
IG: @kokoromazesoba

Advertisements

Greyhound Café Indonesia at Grand Indonesia West Mall Thamrin Jakarta

September 12th, 2017. Finally Greyhound Café open for public. So before everybody come to the place, I have to be there first. LOL. Well, actually I had to be at Kelapa Gading area this morning with Tasya *waving to the beautiful gal* but the night before I had some breakdown because I drank coffee before lunch, and I spent my afternoon with not-being-well condition. My hubby then forbid me to go to Kelapa Gading since it’s too far from my home. When I woke up yesterday morning, I felt so much better. Tasya texted me and asked me if I want to join her today to Greyhound’s private lunch. Well, why not?

IMG_4847

Not your expected “THAI”, our restaurant is a real “Bangkok” café. With food and mood the way Bangkokians love it today. Like the city where it was born, our restaurant offers a mixture of taste in culture and art. From traditional to modern, from street to high style, from local to international. All mixed together in a beautiful chaotic way.

I just found out that they’re under Arena group. Yaaaay. I was very sure that the food must be good! When I came inside the cafe, I was stunned by their interior. It’s very spacious with murals everywhere. Yes, it’s very spacious. They divided into 3 areas. The first area was the coffee and cakes bar with comfortable seats. Then getting inside, you will find a large dining area. And there’s a semi private room for 12 pax, I guess. What a lovely place to eat, chit chat, me time, and everything else.

IMG_4848 IMG_4866 IMG_4868 IMG_4869 IMG_4867 IMG_4862 IMG_4861 IMG_4863 IMG_4860 IMG_4865 IMG_4864 IMG_4859 IMG_4858 IMG_4857 IMG_4852 IMG_4854 IMG_4853 IMG_4850 IMG_4849 IMG_4855 IMG_4870

Thai Tea Granita 52k

One of the best Thai Tea I’ve ever tried. Well, I only tried a small amount of Thai Tea since it’s never my favourite drink. They put granita in the thai tea. It’s sweet and flavourful. Usually Thai Tea gave me some weird taste, but this one was very different. OMG! I’m craving for this thai tea granita!!

Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily, it is available all over Italy in somewhat different forms.

IMG_4875 IMG_4876

Salmon Carpaccio in Spicy Hot Sauce 88k

Sliced fresh salmon swims in special Thai spicy sauce.

When I read this menu, I was afraid that it will be super sour and super spicy. Carpaccio wasn’t really my thing, actually. But Greyhound did a very good job with this salmon carpaccio. It’s not too spicy. And it’s really a great combination between sour and spicy, with a hint of sweet flavour. Maybe it’s from the fresh salmon. Definitely one of the finest salmon carpaccio I’ve ever tried. No b*llsh*t!

IMG_4880 IMG_4890 IMG_4879

Greyhound Famous Fried Chicken Wings 65k

Deep fried marinated mini chicken wings in fish sauce. A family recipe, legend has it, someone dropped an entire batch on the beach but decided to brush the sand off and continued nibbling.

Couldn’t stop munching this fried chicken wings. Well, simple presentation with uncomplicated appearance. A mini size chicken wings. It’s indeed a small portion with a bombastic taste. Well-seasoned. Crispy and crunchy with no oily texture. Topnotch!

IMG_4882 IMG_4883

Phad Thai with Fresh Prawns 95k

Fried Thai rice noodle with tamarind sauce and fresh prawns served with crushed peanuts and chili powder.

Served in separated presentation. We had to mix it with passion LOL. A different kind of pad thai that I used to eat *I didn’t eat many pad thai actually LOL*, this one had a really strong taste of sweet. And I loved it! The bean sprouts were fresh-crunchy. Deliciously brilliant with the crushed peanuts. Enhanced the tamarind flavour of the phad thai. Super recommended!

Phad thai is a stir-fried rice noodle dish commonly served as a street food and at casual local eateries in Thailand.

IMG_4886 IMG_4887

Thai Braised Beef Noodle Soup with Beef Balls 85k

Rice noodle in very tender braised beef soup and beef balls, served with chili sauce.

More broth please! Outstanding flavour with addicting beef balls. Well the texture of the rice noodle was too al-dente for me. I prefer they make the rice noodle fluffier next time. The braised beef was a little bit dry in texture. But other than that, it’s almost perfect.

IMG_4884 IMG_4885

Chocolate Banana Crepe Cake 62k

Light and thin crepes, layered with banana, custard and fresh cream, topped with chocolate sauce.

Need more banana flavour inside the layers of custard and fresh cream. The texture was also too hard to cut. But I loved the chocolate sauce. Not too sweet. Just the right amount of flavour.

IMG_4900 IMG_4901

Fresh Coconut Crepe Cake 72k

Light and thin crepes, layered with fresh cream and fresh coconut meat.

DABEST! It’s light, it’s thin, it’s silky, it’s fluffy. It’s everything I wished in this dessert since the first time I laid my eyes on it. Coconut was never my favourite, but this coconut crepe cake will be my first favourite coconut dessert. I recommended this one for you guys. If you don’t like coconut, it’s fine, but I suggest you to try this one first. And tell me about it.

IMG_4897 IMG_4898

Congratulations Greyhound. Keep up the great work. And thank you for the lovely lunch yesterday.

Greyhound Café
Grand Indonesia West Mall
Ground Floor Unit G-20A
Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 23581363
IG: @greyhoundcafe.id

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.

IMG_2504

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.

IMG_2483 IMG_2486 IMG_2488 IMG_2492 IMG_2487 IMG_2489 IMG_2484 IMG_2485 IMG_2503 IMG_2502

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.

IMG_2495

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.

IMG_2493

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.

IMG_2497 IMG_2499

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.

IMG_9196

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.

IMG_9875 IMG_9886 IMG_9881 IMG_9882 IMG_9915 IMG_9195 IMG_9906 IMG_9892 IMG_9880 IMG_9883 IMG_9905

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.

IMG_9876 IMG_9877 IMG_9878 IMG_9879 IMG_9887 IMG_9888 IMG_9889 IMG_9890 IMG_9891 IMG_9893 IMG_9907 IMG_9908 IMG_9909 IMG_9910 IMG_9911 IMG_9912 IMG_9913 IMG_9914

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.

IMG_9901

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!

IMG_9902

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!

IMG_9898 IMG_9903

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.

IMG_9895 IMG_9896 IMG_9897 IMG_9904

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!

IMG_0537

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.

IMG_0542 IMG_0539 IMG_0540 IMG_0538 IMG_0541 IMG_0543 IMG_0544

Chinese Tea 9.8k

IMG_0548

Congee with Pork, Century Egg & Salted Egg 33.8k

IMG_0549

Pork Chop Fried Rice 38.8k

IMG_0555

Salad Prawn Fried Dumpling 43.8k

IMG_0556

Pork Dumpling with Shrimp 43.8k

IMG_0553

Baked Bun with BBQ Pork 43.8k

IMG_0550 IMG_0551

Fried Milk Custard 28.8k

IMG_0557 IMG_0558

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.

IMG_2333

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.

IMG_2357 IMG_2338 IMG_2339 IMG_2358 IMG_2337 IMG_2356 IMG_2343 IMG_2341 IMG_2346 IMG_2345 IMG_2344 IMG_2360 IMG_2342

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.

IMG_2335 IMG_2334 IMG_2336 IMG_2340

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.

IMG_2354

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.

IMG_2349

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.

IMG_2350 IMG_2348

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