BAE by Socieaty at Crystal Lagoon Senayan City Mall Jakarta

September 30th, 2017. I went to BAE by Socieaty this morning. It’s my first time to see the place. Well, yeah, I heard about this one from one of the owner, who happened to be my friend’s sister. And yes, she’s my sister now. *kiss kiss sis* LOL. She told me earlier this month that it’s their latest baby. And since then, I couldn’t wait to try. And today is the day.

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Located in Crystal Lagoon area, BAE is very eye-catching with dim lights and elegant atmosphere, but not in an intimidating way. They’re actually very friendly. And they’re selling high quality wines with relatively cheap price. It’s a very good news for wine lovers. 🙂 For the food, they have BAE bites, Salads, Mains, Pizza, Pasta, etc. Well, let me show you around. And you will definitely notice the big Chef’s mural on the back of the place. LOL. Anyway, according to the owner, BAE means Before Anyone Else. But it can mean anything to anybody. You can pick Bacon And Egg too. LOL.

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50 Shades of BAE 70k

Gin, Cointreau, honey and rosemary syrup

It’s so good! Not too strong with sweet flavour. In fact, my hubby said with surprise tone, “It’s cocktail??” LOL.

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BAE BITES

Cassava Nachos 95k

US beef, jalapeno, salsa, black beans, mozzarella, guacamole, sour cream

Ok, two thumbs up for the best nachos ever. Well, I never liked tortilla chips hahaha. So, when I knew they used cassava for the chips, I couldn’t wait to try. Generous US beef OMG! Still didn’t like the guacamole and sour cream, but the mozzarella enhanced the flavour of the nachos. Definitely one of the best nachos!

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BOUJEE BITES

Doperlamb Ribs 89k

grilled lamb ribs, honey mustard

Small size of lamb ribs. It’s so good, my hubby thought it’s pork. LOL. Tender and juicy meat. Well, I guess it’s our first time eating doperlamb. Love the fat! They grilled it with honey mustard as the sauce. Totally luscious.

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Foie Gras Dates 130k

caramelized onion, roasted dates

Yaaaaay foie gras! Chef Robert was the genius man behind this dish. Foie gras with caramelized onion and roasted dates. The caramelized onion and roasted dates enhanced the sweet flavour. And I really liked the texture of the foie gras. Not too hard, not too mushy. Just perfect. Texture like tofu. Tasted like heaven.

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BAE ASIAN

Bebek Matah 159k

duck breast, kiuri, tomato, sambal matah, garlic fried rice

Me and hubby never liked spicy food. So when we tried this bebek matah, we didn’t mixed the ingredients in the plate. Well, my hubby definitely won’t eat the bebek matah that has been mixed. But, the bebek matah was so delicious, I finally accepted the fact that it should be mixed. With the help from the chef, I tried the bebek matah with the kiuri, tomato and garlic fried rice, along the spiciness from the oil of the sambal matah, enduringly. And yes, the garlic fried rice was beyond compare. Recommended.

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DESSERTS

Chocolate Salted Egg Lava Cake 65k

OMG! This was a brilliant idea. Collaborate chocolate lava and salted egg. It’s really really good. I think I will order this one again and no sharing. The texture of the cake was overwhelming. Smooth, silky, velvety. You named it. And when Chef Robert cut the cake, it was beautiful. The salted egg came out from the cake literally like a lava. And it was super delish. I couldn’t stop eating this one. Super recommended dessert!

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Well, congratulations BAE for the opening. We need place like yours. Place to hang out, place to eat good food, place to drink good wine, place to be with BAE.

BAE by Socieaty
Senayan City
LG Floor Crystal Lagoon
Jl. Asia Afrika Lot 19
Jakarta
Phone: +62 852 2228 7777
IG: @baebysocieaty

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Momozen at The Plaza Thamrin Jakarta

September 5th, 2017. Another new establishment from Les Amis group is coming to town. Momozen. I went there with Aline and Cindy. Actually when I got the invitation, I wanted to ask Hans to join us, but then I found out that he has already visited the place. And at the time we went to Momozo, he was in Japan. *envy look*

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I came to the 46th level, then I asked for Momozen. They ushered us to Momozen, which evidently the previous Shabu Gen. No. No. The Shabu Gen was still there. But located just across Momozen. They minified Shabu Gen, and the area became Momozen. It’s not very spacious but since we’re at the 46th floor, it made us very comfortable. Also the friendly gesture from everybody there made us felt at home.

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TAPAS

COLD

Black Truffle Somen with Caviar 80k

Chilled Japanese Somen, Truffle Kombu, Caviar

I was totally in love with the somen. Somen is Japanese angel hair. It’s thin and very silky with generous truffle. We loved it. I could tell from Aline’s and Cindy’s expressions that they loved it too. Well, I didn’t really like cold noodle, but this one really made me flying off the handle. The aroma of the truffle was all over the dish. I found it very reasonable price with those premium ingredients. Superb!

Sōmen (素麺) are very thin white Japanese noodles made of wheat flour, less than 1.3 mm in diameter. The noodles are usually served cold. The noodles’ diameter is the chief distinction between sōmen and the thicker wheat noodles hiyamugi and Japanese wheat noodles udon. Sōmen noodles are stretched when made, as are some types of udon noodles. The dough is stretched with the help of vegetable oil to make very thin strips and then air dried.

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Hokkaido Hotate ‘Carpaccio’ 160k

Japanese Scallop, Kiwi, Kyuri, Umami Ponzu, Mango Chilli

Scallop, Kiwi and Kyuri in one plate. Well, for those who like sour dish, it was definitely worth to try. How to eat this carpaccio? Just combine those 3 main ingredients and put it in your palate. It will burst in your mouth. Splendorous!

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HOT

To-Morokoshi Soup 80k

Creamy Corn Soup, Charred Cauliflower Bits, Nori Powder

At first, I didn’t really fond of this soup. It’s a  lil bit sweet for me. The creamy texture was okay, but the sweet flavour, too much for me. But then, I couldn’t stop slurrrrping this soup. It’s like they had this element that make me addicted. Well, maybe it’s the charred cauliflower bits. It’s crunchy and totally delish.

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TEMPURA

Yuba Frog 80k

Minutes Marinated Fresh Frog Leg, Black Mayonnaise, Garlic Puree, Spinach Coulis

At first, I was being skeptic with this dish. I thought it will be just okay, an ordinary dish with frog meat. But when I tried it, the smooth and fluffy texture startled me. Good thing Aline cannot eat frog, so hers could be mine. Hahahaha.. Well, I gave this one a thousand loves. For 80k, it was worth it!

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DONABE GOHAN

Rice Cooked in Japanese Claypot (Served in 30 minutes)

Truffle Donabe Gohan 320k

Signature Fresh Truffle Rice (Availabe for Vegetarian)

Love the claypot. Very unique and pretty. And I gave more love to the rice inside the claypot. It was truffle rice. Definitely the best aroma ever. Well, if you wanted to make your dish more delicious, add some truffle. It will make every weakness of the dish, disappeared. LOL. They used black truffle. They said it’s really hard to find white truffle, and it’s also too expensive. So that’s why they used black truffle.

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MEAT

Baby Chic Truffle Rice 380k

Charcoal Grilled Whole Baby Chicken Stuffed With Truffle Butter Rice (served in 40 minutes)

The chicken was really really good. Well, yeah it’s baby chicken. It’s not as big as adult one hahaha. But it’s one particular dish, where they stuffed truffle butter rice inside the chicken. After they served the whole baby chicken, then they took it again to the kitchen, and cut it for us. So, when it was back to our table, it was even more tantalizing because they served it with black truffle on top of the dish. We literally fought for the chicken. LOL.

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Congratulations Momozen for opening. Thank you Chef Sho Naganuma for those delicious food. Keep up the amazing work.

Momozen
The Plaza Tower 46th Floor
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29222246
IG: @momozenid