ECOLOGY Bistro & Lounge at Kemang Raya Jakarta

July 11th, 2017. I saw ECOLOGY on Instagram. So when I went to Kemang today, I visited the place. They used to be 365 Eco Bar, but they changed their concept and renovated the place. It’s better and more beautiful. See for yourself below. 🙂

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When I stepped inside, I was like a little girl with ice cream. The place was very very spacious with homey concept. The wooden furnitures and comfortable ambiance made me wanna running around and rolling over the place hahaha.. It’s very cozy. And for those #OOTD lovers, you should go there. So many #OOTD spots! My words couldn’t describe about this place. Let my photos do the job, ok!

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Chamomile Tea 22k

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Mango Juice 48k

Love the mango juice. It’s fresh juice, so it’s very very fresh.

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Seared Semur Ayam 110k

Chicken thighs, confit garlic, soy garlic puree, chimichurri

The chicken was delicious. Tender meat and delicate texture. Love the combination of the chicken, garlic puree and chimichurri. But I think it needed Additional Steamed Rice 35k. Without the rice, it’s a little bit salty for me. Recommended!

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Chocolate Banana Cake 55k

With chocolate mousse, bruleed banana, sweet pistachios

Complimentary from them since I had an issue earlier *I complained about something*. It’s a good gesture from them. Actually I didn’t wanna accept the complimentary. But they forced me to accept it, so ok lah, thank you so much. Like I said, it’s a really good gesture from them.

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Great job with the renovation, ECOLOGY. Really impressed me! See you again soon!

ECOLOGY Bistro Kemang
Jl. Kemang Raya No. 6
Kemang, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 7191032
IG: @ecologyjkt

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

Crumble Crew at Tulodong Bawah Senopati Jakarta

May 10th, 2017. I was invited to one of the tenants in Crumble Crew last Sunday. Too bad, I was still in Bandung. So today, this morning, I visited the place. And I was lucky that I could try 3 outlets there. I will tell you one by one, ok? 🙂 Actually I had no idea about Crumble Crew until I passed by the place yesterday. Then I realized, aaaah the tenant that invited me is in there. LOL. Fyi, they called themselves: Artisanal Market Restaurant in SCBD area. Cool! By the way, please enjoy my simple reviews below. Thank youuuuuu..

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NALU BOWLS

It’s their second outlet in Jakarta. The first one was in Kemang. I haven’t had time to stop by at their first outlet. So, when I got a chance to visit their second outlet, I was very happy to visit them. Located on the right side area in Crumble Crew, it’s very easy to find it, since the decoration was very hawaiian hahaha.. Nice one.

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Mavericks 85k

A Nalu Bowls ORIGINAL recipe & Bali’s First REAL Acai Bowl Powered by Brazil’s famous superfood! Our secret Acai Blend Topped with Granola, Bananas, Strawberries, Coconut flakes & honey will quickly be your newest health addiction.

What a delicious Acai Bowl. I wasn’t an Acai Bowl lovers. But this one was fresh and delightful. It’s quite light and not too sour. Well, I didn’t like Acai Bowl because sometimes they made it too sour. And that’s why I can say right now that I loved this Mavericks. The combination between bananas, strawberries, coconut flakes and granola were impecabble.

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IG: @nalubowls

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CYCLO Coffee & Apparel

A comfortable place on the left side of Crumble Crew. They sell coffee for everyone and apparel for cyclist hahaha. I met the owner. He’s very friendly. And good thing, they still on their promotion for the coffee. Pay as you want.

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Flat White

Love the flat white. A little bit acidic for my taste bud, but not for my stomach. Turned out, it’s safe.. hooraaaay. But I prefer more latte, please.

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Espresso

I met a friend, and this was his order. Didn’t try it.

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Chocolate Croissant 30k

Typical chocolate croissant. Delicious, sweet, addicting.

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IG: @cyclocoffeejkt

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ManganMangan

They confirm that: Indonesian food, drinks, desserts and snacks that will definitely comfort your tummy! Located at the right side of Crumble Crew, just beside NALU BOWLS, it’s a really nice place to eat Indonesian food, of course. A simple place with amazing food.

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Bakso Kampoeng Special 40k

Bakso Urat/Telur, Bakso Polos, Bakso Rawit, Tahu, Pangsit Polos, Risol

Soooo delicious! But it’s too salty for me. Next time I will order white rice to balance the flavour. But the meatballs were all delicious and now I’m craving those meatballs! Texture was tender and juicy and chewy. Super recommended! By the way, I didn’t order the bakso rawit, replaced it with bakso polos. LOL.

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IG: @manganmangan.jkt

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Crumble Crew
Jl. Tulodong Bawah No. 1 A
Senopati, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta
IG: @crumblecrew.id

TERSADJI Indonesian Home Cooking at Kemang Jakarta

March 29th, 2017. Another restaurant in Kemang area crossed in my mind. Lucky me, Aline and Cindy agreed to come too. So after coffee shops in Cipete and a poke house, we walked to an Indonesian restaurant. TERSADJI.

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TERSADJI means presented. They presented the food in front of us, and we had to choose what we want. Located in Kemang Raya street, it’s easy to find the place. It’s a restaurant that served Indonesian food using old family recipes. Not so spacious place, but very comfortable with AC *very cold brrrrrrr* and of course super friendly people waiting for us in the food area. They also have level 2, bigger space, for gathering or birthday party. Now please anjoy my simple review.

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Paket Nasi Campur Tersadji 37k

The mixed rice package includes: 1 White rice/Red rice, 1 Main Course, 1 Vegetable, 1 Fritter, 1 Ice Tea/Hot Tea. So we could choose anything in front of us, and mixed it in a plate. Delicious in one plate. Hmmm..

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Well, it’s like they said, “Every Bite. Takes you Home.” So I guess, for those who missed their little town’s food, maybe you will find there. Indonesian Home Cooking with the taste of Indonesia. 🙂

TERSADJI
Jl. Kemang Raya No.95 E
Bangka, Jakarta
Phone: +62 816-1859-595
IG: @tersadji

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

HONU PokĂ© & 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 pokĂ© 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 pokĂ©. Why? Because it contained chicken. Poké /poʊˈkeÉȘ/ 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