TigaLima Coffee & Kitchen at Wahid Hasyim Menteng Jakarta

May 11th, 2017. I noticed this one on my way home with hubby. A unique name, TigaLima Coffee & Kitchen, like their number on the street. It’s a humble place with comfortable atmosphere.

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Divided into 2 area. Non smoking and smoking area. Spacious with white ambiance. Big parking area too. We just loved it.

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Caffe Latte 22k

I was a little disappointed about the coffee. It’s too watery with a very acidic coffee. My tummy was crying hahahaha.. But actually they told me that their coffee machine wasn’t ready. So, they did it manually. And it took so long for them to make my caffe latte. Hmmm I hope next time will be better. 🙂

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Sunkiss 25k

OMG! This one was very good. It’s sweet and sour combination and very refreshing. Such a thirst-quenching drink.

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Roti Panggang Nutella Keju 27.5k

Too much cheese hahahaha.. Well, for those that love cheese in their toast, will love this. But not me. Well, it will be more delicious if they put chocolate rice hahahaha. But the Nutella was generous. So, it’s ok for me.

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Kue Moka 25k

My favourite! But, too small for me. I prefer thicker hahaha.. Love the texture and love the flavour.

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I will be back for the food. I heard their fish is good.

Tigalima Coffee & Kitchen
Jl. K.H. Wahid Hasyim No.35
Gondangdia, Menteng
Jakarta
Phone: +62 812-8541-9941
IG: @tigalima.jkt

Bakoel Koffie at Cikini Menteng Jakarta

April 20th, 2017. A simple review about Bakoel Koffie. Why simple? Since they didn’t allow me to take photos with my camera, I did some photos with my iphone. Pardon my photos, please.

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I read somewhere that they named it Bakoel Koffie to tribute a lady who sold coffee beans in a bakoel (basket). That’s why their logo is a lady bring a bakoel. When they opened the coffee shop in 1878, they named it: Tek Sun Ho: Eerste Weltevredensche Koffiebranderij (First Coffee Roasting Company). Then they changed it to Bakoel Koffie. It’s a spacious coffee shop, the first floor for smoking area, the second floor for non smoking area. When I came, it’s so crowded, I couldn’t explore the floor. Maybe next time..

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Hot Tea 25k

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Pisang Goreng 35k

Traditional Battered Crispy fried bananas

Love the fried banana. Sweet flavour with fluffy texture. It’s also funny, since it’s shaped like a foot hahaha.. Yup, it looked like a foot to me. LOL. Recommended!

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Spaghetti Chicken Katsu 65k

Spaghetti Aglio Olio served with Chicken Katsu, Grana Padano and mushroom

It’s Cindy’s order, I didn’t try this one.

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I will be back soon. I wanted to try their coffee for sure. Wait for me!

Bakoel Koffie
Jl. Cikini Raya No.25
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 31936608
IG: @bakoel_koffie

Djati Bistro & Drinkery at Oria Hotel Wahid Hasyim Menteng Jakarta

February 14th, 2017. I visited this place after I saw someone’s post about this. I forgot which one, but it looked so pretty in the post. And when I came to the place, it’s even prettier. Djati Bistro & Drinkery opened 2 years ago I think. Good thing I found this one.

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Located on second floor of Oria Hotel, I loved the interior and the ambiance. The monochrome floors. The semi industrial intimate atmosphere. It felt so homey. They have small smoking area too. But, I prefer inside. Lovelier. I think I will be back there again for some me-time moments.

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Lychee Ice Tea 33k

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Nasi Ayam Rica-Rica 72k

Spicedbowl full of Indonesian flavours of authentic Rica-Rica Sauce, smeared over fried chicken marinated with rice-rica sauce over night, accompanied with sauteed cassava leafs and fried salted teri fish. Served over Rice.

It’s spicy, certainly. I didn’t try this one, let my friend finished it hihihi..

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Grilled Boneless Chicken 75k

A Sweet Dish of Grilled boneless chicken roasted over flamed char using sweet soy sauce and butter, complemented by sauteed vegetables with a choice of steamed rice, French fries, of mashed potatoes.

This was very delicious. It’s sweet and flavourful. Tender boneless chicken meat with mushy mashed potato. A great option for lunchtime. Actually, most of the time I ordered grilled chicken, the texture always dry. Not every time, but most of the time. And this time was great. Not dry at all. Rcommended!

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Djati Bistro & Drinkery
Oria Hotel
Jl. K.H. Wahid Hasyim No.85
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3101090
IG: @djati.bistro

[EVENT] Ramadan Festive Delight at L’Avenue Restaurant The Hermitage Menteng Jakarta

May 31st, 2017. I was invited to The Hermitage Menteng. It’s my first time. Yaaaay. I heard about this hotel a long time ago, and everybody told me about the beauty of the hotel. Finally I could visit the hotel. They held an exclusive Iftar Venue for guests who willing to enjoy a delightful breakfasting at L’Avenue Restaurant.

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Located at Lobby level, L’Avenue Restaurant present a variety of buffet choices including appetizers, main courses and desserts. Gather your family and friends in a traditional Ramadan ambiance over Iftar and Sahoor. Break your fast with Nusantara culinary delights featuring an extensive selection of local dishes.

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I really enjoyed the food and the ambiance there. It’s more private with cozy atmosphere. I found myself admiring the hotel. I think I will be back for a breakfast or lunch to have a different environment.

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the Break fasting is starting May 26th, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8pm at the price of 325k++ per person inclusive of free flow beverage and live entertainment

L’Avenue Restaurant
The Hermitage Menteng Jakarta
Jl. Cilacap No.1
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 31926888
IG: @thehermitagejkt

KAUM Jakarta at Menteng Jakarta

May 25th, 2017. Finally, I went to KAUM Jakarta. Actually I was asked to join to their pre-opening on May 19th, but I had another event. Too bad, right? When Natasha asked me to accompany her, without a doubt, I said yes. I remember on March 9th, I got the invitation to taste KAUM signatures menu in Attarine. Those dishes were amazingly delicious. And now it’s time to taste the actual dishes with the real atmosphere of KAUM Jakarta.

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Kaum, meaning “clan” or “tribe” in Indonesian, is an authentic Indonesian restaurant from the Potato Head Family. Before launching the first two outlets in Hong Kong and then Bali, the team behind Kaum embarked on an exotic culinary expedition, travelling across the archipelago to learn about the indigenous cooking methods, exotic ingredients, and authentic flavours of Indonesia’s tribal communities. The culinary collective also developed engaging relationships with many ethnic tribes and responsible small-scale producers around Indonesia, recognising their craftsmanship and the quality of their distinctive local produce. As a result of these efforts, both the menu and ambience at Kaum showcase genuine flavours that accurately reflect Indonesia’s heritage.

It’s very easy to find KAUM Jakarta. Menteng area wasn’t far from my place. As a matter of fact, it’s quite near. When we arrived, I was stunned with the interior. They devided KAUM into 3 areas. The first area is the outdoor. The second area is the smaller room for more private events. The third area is the bigger venue for dining area. We were seated in the third area, with a different theme *they told us*. Curious enough? Just go there and enjoy!

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Welcome Drink

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MOCKTAILS

Rocket Juice 55k

Strawberry, pomegranate juice, citrus & bar-made rosella syrup. Shaken & served long

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Tropical Smoothies 55k

Banana, mango, passion fruit, strawberry, citrus & coconut nectar. Blended & served long

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Beach No-Hito 55k

Mint, bar-made spiced syrup, citrus & sugar cane juice. Crowned with Mojito foam & a chewy sugar cane stick

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SLOW PRESSED JUICE CONCOCTIONS

Merah 70k

Strawberry, dragon fruit, hibiscus, grape, beetroot, watermelon & apple

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SODA

Bar-Made Pink Ginger Beer 40k

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SMALL PLATES

Lidah Sapi Bakar Sambal Tangkil (West Java) 85k

Grilled ox tongue served with spicy melinjo leaves & green chilli relish

It was utterly tender. I think one of the most tender grilled ox tongue I’ve every had. I looks spicy but it’s not. Combine juicy ox tongue with savory spicy from the sambal tangkil. Well-seasoned with distinctive flavour.

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Ayam Berantakan (Chef’s Inspiration from Aceh) 65k

Pan-fried chicken topped with toasted spicy coconut flakes, fried garlic slivers, fried curry leaves, fried oyster mushrooms & red chillies

I think the Chef got the inspiration from a popular chicken creation in Aceh. Aceh is well-known for their Ayam Tangkap dish. They called it  Ayam Tsunami because it’s presented in a mess. I think it’s the reason why the Chef named it Ayam Berantakan. I love the presentation. I called it a scrumptious mess. Tender and juicy chicken with a delightful taste.

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Gohu Ikan Tuna (Maluku) 78k

Fresh tuna marinated in coconut oil, calamansi juice & fresh belimbi, served with kenari nuts & ginseng leaves

Raw tuna with sour and spicy flavour. For Japanese food lovers, you certainly know sashimi. Servings of raw meat, presented in a fresh condition. Apparently, Indonesia also have a food like sashimi, named gohu fish from Ternate. Gohu fish and sashimi are both made from raw food, in terms of fish gohu, the meat used is tuna or skipjack. And it’s my first time to try gohu fish. Lucky me, right? Unfortunately, it’s spicy. So, I didn’t eat much. Maybe next time I will ask them to lower the level of the spiciness. 🙂

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SHARING PLATES

Sate Sapi Wagyu Maranggi (Purwakarta, West Java) 130k

Chargrilled wagyu beef satay marinated with ginger, garlic, lesser galangal & crushed pepper

KAUM’s palatable sate maranggi from Purwakarta is one of the best part here. Tender wagyu beef with well-seasoned flavour. Absolutely one of the super recommended dish here.

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Ikan Bakar Sambal Dabu Dabu (North Sulawesi) 150k

Grilled fish fillet marinated with tamarind water and turmeric paste, served with spicy fruit & vegetable salsa.

First bite, and it’s a little bit tasteless. I think that’s why they served it with spicy fruit, vegetable salsa and Amed sea salt on the side. Well, I didn’t eat much, since I was disturbed by the bland taste. But, maybe next time I have to eat it with the sprinkling salt.

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RICE & NOODLES

Nasi Goreng Cabe Asap 120k

Wok-fried rice with home-smoked chilli paste, fresh prawns, fermented krill, lemon basil & stinky beans

My Mom used to cook a fried rice like this, but this one was more spicy and more seasoning. Love the smoky aroma from the home-smoked chilli paste. It’s addicting. And yes, we ordered 2 portions. Hahahaha. One of the best fried rice ever!

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Mie Gomak (North Sumatra) 85k

Wok-fried noodles with shredded grilled chicken, andaliman spices, fresh curry leaves & coconut milk sauce

I read somewhere that it is not to everyone’s liking, and I agree with that. I, myself, didn’t really like it. It’s a little bit different from my kind of noddle, for sure. The spices were a little bit too strong for me. But the texture of the noodles was quite perfect.

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VEGETABLES

Tumis Keciwis Tauco Pekalongan (West Java) 55k

Stir-fried baby cabbage with garlic & Pekalongan fermented soy bean paste

I don’t remember whether I’ve ever tried this keciwis or not, but I didn’t really like the stem. Too hard for me. But.. I love the fermented soy bean paste. It was really good. I can imagine I order warm rice and put the soy bean paste into the rice. Hmmm…

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Pepes Aneka Jamur (West Java) 55k

Grilled assorted field mushrooms & lemon basil, wrapped in banana leaves

Love the aroma. Banana leaves are always good for making “pepes.” But the texture was too dry with a “just-okay” flavour. The lemon basil enhanced the flavour, but I guess it needed more spices.

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SAMBAL

Sambal Ikan Asin (Java) 20k
Salted grilled white bait & red chilli relish

Sambal Kluwek (Kalimantan) 20k
Roasted black nut & mixed chilli relish

Sambal Matah (Bali) 20k
Shallot, lemongrass, torch ginger, red bird’s chilli & coconut oil salsa

Sambal Rica-Rica (North Sulawesi) 20k
Crushed lemongrass, ginger, red chilli & fresh lime juice relish

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DESSERT SELECTIONS

Kue Lumpur Bubur Ketan Hitam (Java) 45k

Mud cake served with sticky black rice porridge

I was in love with this Kue Lumpur since the first time I tried it. It’s really good with the gooey texture and the sweet flavour. I didn’t need the sticky black rice porridge to enhance the flavour. It’s already delicious with its own flavour. Super recommended!

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Lapis Surabaya Selai Nanas Madu (East Java) 45k

Layered cake with caramelised pineapple jam & lemon curd

I always loved lapis surabaya. The caramelised pineapple jam is delicious and sweet. Scrumptious enough to end our exquisite dinner. One recommended dessert.

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Klappertaart (North Sulawesi) 45k

Coconut bread & fermented cassava pudding served with caramel sauce

Klappertaart was never my favourite. Too coconut for me. Good thing, they put fermented cassava pudding with the coconut bread. It was adorable, for sure. The caramel sauce gave a heavenly boost. For klappertaart lovers, you should order this one.

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Congratulations KAUM for the opening. We left KAUM with happy tummy and a lovely dinner experience. Cannot wait to be back to the alluring place.

KAUM Jakarta
Jl. Dr. Kusuma Atmaja No.77-79
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 22393256
IG: @kaum_jakarta

Plataran Menteng at H.O.S. Cokroaminoto Jakarta

May 13th, 2017. Finally, the wait is over. Plataran opened in Menteng area. It’s called Plataran Menteng. I went there last month for an event. I fell in love with every detail of the place.

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I was impressed. The second time I was there, I was still amazed by the beautiful interior. Formerly, it was residence of a gynaecologist, Dr. Lukito Husodo. Then, Plataran Menteng took over and renovated the entire building, added another 2 floors. The first and second level was for non-smoking dining area, and some VIP rooms. The third level was for smoking area and a private area.

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The Salt 69k

Lemon, orange, pineapple, pomegranate and tonic

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Es Campur

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Selada Prabu 149k

Braised beef shank with pomelo, jicama, guava and mango slaw served with special dressing

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Salad Jantung Pisang 69k

Banana blossom, sprouts and chicken with tangy mild curry relish

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Bola-Bola Cokro 115k

Chicken squid ball with special peanut sauce

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Kari Ayam Deli 125k

Chicken curry with roti prata

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Kerapu Menteng 70k/ounce

Crunchy grouper, mint leaves, basil, ginger flower, shallot, red onion, lemongrass with spicy tamarind sauce and ground toasted rice

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Udang Sriwedari 195k

King prawn, paprika, onion in yellow curry

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Pisang Goreng Lombok 49k

Banana stripes with chili relish

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Pisang Bakar Plataran 52k

Grilled banana with cheddar rosti

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From 8 dishes that I tried, my favourite were all of them. LOL.
Well, Bola-Bola Cokro was addicting. Tender and flavourful. Very delicious.
Next visit, it's a must-order dish.
Udang Sriwedari. OMG! It was super recommended!
Thank goodness, I could ask for warm rice. Hooray!!
The king prawn was big and very juicy with appetizing flavour.
And for the dessert, I chose Pisang Bakar Plataran.
Served with a decadent caramel sauce, this Pisang Bakar Plataran is a perfect dessert.
Mix of sweet and salty. Recommended dessert!

Congratulations Plataran Menteng. Lovely place with delighful food. Great job!

Plataran Menteng
Jl. H.O.S. Cokroaminoto No. 42
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29627771
IG: @platarandining