MISE Jakarta at Bo Concept Building Wahid Hasyim Menteng Jakarta

November 10th, 2017. Someone told me about MISE. So, I stalked their IG account since September. They said, “We will open around October.” Yaaaaay. Then, I forgot about them. LOL. Pardon my brain. Hahaha. Mid October, “You open yet? You open yet? You open yet?” Wow, they were very patient with me. November 5th, they replied me, “Yes, we will have soft opening for INVITATION only.” And they sent me the invitation. YAAAAAY!

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The establishment occupied the second level of Bo Concept Building. It’s very easy to find. Use your maps or waze, and voilà. The place isn’t very spacious but very lovely. Classic ambiance caught my eyes right away. And my favourite thing was the hanging light, or you can say minimalist chandelier? LOL.

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MISECRET of Lemon, Lime & Bitter

Lavender 55k

I loved this one, sweet flavour with fresh texture. And it’s purple! LOL.

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Cardamom 55k

Funny thing, I didn’t like this drink, but my hubby prefer this one rather than the lavender hahahaha.. So, it’s a match, right? I enjoyed the lavender and he enjoyed this cardamom. LOL.

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Floss Gyutan Salad 80k

Fish Crumble | Wakame | Horenzo | Ginger Vinaigrette

Wow! Salad with gyutan. Wow! It was really good, my hubby told me that he wanted to finish it. And, yes, he never liked salad. It was that good! The gyutan was tender and juicy. The wakame and horenzo were so fresh, it didn’t feel like we ate vegetables. *hmmmm*

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Duck Pai Tee 80k

Pulled Duck | Burdock Salad | Truffle Pomme Puree

My hubby ate this one first, and he said, “OMG! It’s so good!” And I couldn’t agree more. When the truffle pomme puree burst in your mouth, you will feell foodgasm right away! The pulled duck was delicious also. Loved the pai tee.

Pie Tee is a thin and crispy pastry tart shell kuih filled with a spicy, sweet mixture of thinly sliced vegetables and prawns. It is a popular Peranakan dish. The shells are made of flour and though some stores will make them from scratch, they can usually be found ready made in most supermarkets. Similar to popiah, the main filling is shredded Chinese turnips and carrots, and usually these two dishes are sold by the same stall in hawker centres.

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‘Lado Mudo’ Pai Tee 105k

Escargot | Pacri Pineapple

I found the escargot a little bit chewy. It’s spicy, so my hubby didn’t try it at all. They put a small bite of shrimp in it. Such a nice boost in the pai tee. I didn’t really fond of the pacri pineapple. But if you like pineapple in a dish, you’ll find it interesting.

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‘Boca de Dragon’ pasta 100k

Angel Hair | Tuna Tataki | Signature Sambal

Beautiful presentation. I couldn’t stop taking photos of the dish. It’s cold when I finally tried it hahahaha. Hubby didn’t wanna try the dish since it was full of sambal. LOL. I think it’s similar with sambal matah. Tasted like sambal matah, actually, but I didn’t really ask them. Love the texture of the tuna tataki. It must be cooked outside and raw inside. What a lovely texture. The angel hair was a little bit al dente texture, but I still loved it.

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Saw’s Butter Burger 110k

Hand Pick Beef Patty | Caramelised Miso Onion | Salsa Rosa

Juicy and tender beef patty with delicious salsa rosa sauce. The texture of the bun was perfect. But, I wasn’t in a mood for burger, so I let hubby to finish it. I prepared my tummy for their other dishes. LOL.

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Greiggy’s Signature Duck half 150k

Crispy Duck | Chef’s Rice | Trio Sambal | Lawar of Balinese Salad

When it came to our table, I thought, “It looks dry! Hmmm..” But when hubby ate it, he said to me, “OMG! It’s soooo tender and juicy and delicious.” Hahahaha.. I was told that the chef was from a familiar restaurant. And she was very good in this kind of dish. COOL! Trust me, you must try this one when you come to MISE. Super recommended! *pssst don’t forget to ask for extra lawar.. superb!*

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Prawn Laksa 110k

Prawn | Udon | Laksa Emulsion

For me, it’s the best Prawn Laksa so far! And I wasn’t exaggerating. Truly my honest opinion. The broth was well-seasoned with rich texture. The udon was soft. Such a winner! My hubby didn’t try it at all. So, I planned to finish it half portion, since it must be too much if I ate one full bowl, right? At the end, it was empty. *sigh* I was crazy about it, I didn’t leave anything in the bowl. LOL.

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Avocado Texture 80k

Avocado Espuma | Coral Sponge | Chocolate Soil | Dulcey De Leche

I never liked avocado, so it must be unfair for them to let me review this one. LOL. Well, I tried a bite, and I think it’s quite delish. If you like avocado,  you should try it. 🙂

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Congratulations MISE for the soft opening. Thank you so very much for the lovely and delicious lunch. You made us very happy.

MISE Jakarta
Bo Concept BuildinG
JL. KH Wahid Hasyim no 55A
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 23951648
IG: @misejakarta

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Hello Sunday Eatery & Desserts at Cikini Jakarta

September 9th, 2017. So sorry for my late review about Hello Sunday. Yes, it was 2 months ago, OMG! I was super duper busy! And a little bit forgetful? LOL. Ok, let’s start about the review, ok? I was invited to Hello Sunday, to try their food. I was very happy, since I wanted to visit the place, but never had a chance.

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Located on 2nd floor of Metropole 21, Hello Sunday is a lovely place. Before came to the place, I saw their photos from my Instagram timeline. And when I came inside, I could see the beauty of the place. Bright atmosphere with lovely ambiance. I loved their outdoor area. Very good for those #OOTD lovers. 🙂

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APPETIZER

sunday’s crispy 35k

with beef flakes

spicy racha wings 50k

signature spicy chicken wings with sriracha sauce

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Sunday's Crispy was my favourite.
Didn't have chance to take photos, since it's gone in a jiffy. LOL.
The spicy racha wings were spicy. Not my kinda food.

SALAD

saigon chicken salad 70k

seared chicken breast, papaya, mango, pomelo, served with vietnamese dressing

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quinoa beef salad 90k

organic quinoa, baby spinach, beef bulgogi, edamame beans, sweet corn, soft boiled egg, served with korean spicy dressing

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I chose quinoa beef salad over saigon chicken salad.
It's really delicious with the well-seasoned beef bulgogi.
A little bit spicy, but I could still enjoying the salad.
Definitely one recommended salad, even for those who didn't like salad.

MAIN COURSE

BIG! chicken waffle 105k

giant crispy waffle, butter soy sauce & chicken strip

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sunday special angel hair pasta 160k

served with salmon

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rosemary chicken 146k

rosemary & coriander marinated chicken

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I loved my rosemary chicken! Pleasant taste with flavourful puree potato.
They grilled the chicken, and the result was spectacular.
The skin of the chicken was very crunchy yet tender.
The chicken meat was also tender and juicy. I gave 100 points for the chicken!
The BIG! chicken waffle was too big for me. But it's very unique.
2 chicken fillets with 2 waffles *with a perfect texture* pilling up.
One recommended dish to share with your loved one.
The sunday special angel hair pasta was also good.
Served with a very thick salmon with great flavour and texture.

DESSERT

putu waffle 25k (quarter size)

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sunday’s in waffle bar 39k

freshly baked belgian waffle paired with soft ice cream es teler flavour & handcrafted topping

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BIG! honey toast 125k

soft ice cream java tea flavour

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Putu Waffle was very particular menu, I guess. And it was funtastic.
Inspired by a traditional Kue Putu, they combined the putu with waffle.
Not a fancy menu, but worth-to-try.
I love my sunday's in waffle bar. Tasted so good with es teler soft ice cream.
The waffle itself was in perfect texture. Dabest.
BIG! honey toast was good for sharing dessert.
Love the java tea flavour.

DRINKS

affogato 45k

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avocado fresco 55k

fresh avocado, chocolate, soft ice cream kopi tubruk & topping with choco nibs

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iced lychee lemonade 50k

a combination of lemon, lychee & tea, topping with nata de coco, basil seeds & homemade lemon sorbet

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iced yuzu morrocan mint tea 45k

good combination of yuzu orange fruit & morrocan mint tea, topping with nata de coco & basil seed

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All of the drinks were delicious.
Iced lemonade and Iced Yuzu were thirst-quenching drinks. So refreshing!
The affogato was quite strong.
I only tried a sip, and gave it the rest to my friends. LOL.

Thank you Hello Sunday for the lovely lunch we had. See you again soon.

Hello Sunday
Metropole 21 Level 2
Jl. Pegangsaan Timur No. 21
Cikini, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 31900404
IG: @hellosundayindonesia

Bake-a-Boo at Menteng Jakarta

October 19th, 2017. Yaaay!! Finally I visited Bake-a-Boo at Menteng area. I am one of their biggest fans. Hahaha. I wanted to visit their first outlet in Muara Karang area, but until now, still didn’t have a chance. So, when they opened in Menteng area, I was very happy. It’s very near my home. Hooraaaaay!

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I knew about Bake-a-Boo before they opened their first outlet. I think it was end of August when I tried their products for the first time. And I was so in love with their creations. When they invited me to their first and second outlet, I couldn’t come on the openings, so I took some time to visit the place in Menteng on weekday, since it’s not very easy to find parking lot. But, even though it’s a petite outlet, they came with spectacular products hahaha..

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Es Kopi Susu 18k

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Es Tjoklat 22k

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I love both of them. The es kopi susu has milky texture, which is my favourite.
The es tjoklat has a very rich chocolate flavour, a little bit sweet.
So, if you don't really like sweet ice chocolate, you should go for their latest creation.
Es Coklat Baileys.
I never tried the baileys version, but I will try it super soon!

Donat Kentang Keju 9k

Sorry no photos.

Donat Kentang Gula Gula 7k

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Donat Kentang Mocha Mesis 8k

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Assorted Breads 12k

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Risoles Mayo 12k

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Risoles Ragoet 12k

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My favourites are donat kentang mocha mesis, risoles mayo and risoles ragoet.
Risoles Mayo: smoked beef, cheese and mayo.
Risoles Ragoet: vegetables and chicken.
What a chef-d'oeuvre. And they're very addictive.
I don't know about others, but I wanted to eat those all the time hahaha..

Great job Bake-a-Boo. Keep doing the amazing works!

Bake-a-Boo
Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No.91A
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 877-4159-0951
IG: @bakeabooindo

NEIGHBOR Coffee Spot at Menteng Jakarta

October 19th, 2017. I saw NEIGHBOR Coffee Spot on my way to Wahid Hasyim. Then I came to the place the day after. Alone.

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Hello, NEIGHBOR! We are now brewing in your neighborhood! Let’s come and sip our best quality of coffee! Not a coffee lover?Don’t worry, we have many other special beverages for you. Feel hungry? You can enjoy your breakfast, lunch, or dinner here with us. Because we do cook delicious foods. Psstttt.. you can also arrange your meeting with us!

I went there alone, because it’s in the morning, and everybody is working, and I needed to go to another event, so yeah, all alone is good. When I came, there’s a girl there with her laptop, and a man with his coffee. Actually, NEIGHBOR occupied the second floor of the building, and they have parking lot downstair. When we reach NEIGHBOR, we will meet outdoor area, then we open the glass door to a spacious indoor area. Several tables. Then a semi private area for smoking area at the back of the place. Cosy!

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Cafe Latte 32k

I asked the barista to reduce the coffee. I think that’s my mistake. I should have never asked them to do that. Hahaha. Well, okay, let me get this straight. My cafe latte needed more coffee, so next time I go there, I won’t let myself to tell them to reduce my coffee LOL.

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Mocca Java Cake 40k

I think I saw this cake somewhere but I cannot remember. Anyone can help me with that? Well, turned out it’s not my favourite. Hmmm.. next time I have to try their chocolate cake, or their toast, or fried rice, or pasta. Anyone wanna keep me company?

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Welcome NEIGHBOR to our neighborhood.

NEIGHBOR Coffee Spot
Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No.72
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 857 7122 2774
IG: @neighbor.id

[HOTEL] Mercure Jakarta Cikini – Deluxe Room

September 9th, 2017 – September 10th, 2017

The 207 room Mercure Jakarta Cikini is located in central Jakarta, close to the Central Business District and National Monument. It offers easy access to the nearby shopping centre. All rooms are uniquely designed with a fusion of tradition and modernity. Guests can enjoy the delightful cuisine at our elegant restaurant or relax at the rooftop pool bar.

We stayed at Mercure Jakarta Cikini for our 14th anniversary. Yaaaay. Hooraaaaay. LOL. It’s a really nice place to celebrate. I went through the hotel a couple of times, and just realized that it’s such a gorgeous hotel. Warm and friendly people there made me feel very welcome.

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Welcome Drink

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Deluxe Room

Our new Deluxe room comes with spacious and comfortable queen size bed. Convenient sofa with extra room space & connect your work with our high speed Internet. Additional espresso machine makes your stay even more enjoyable. Privilege benefits included.

OMG! Love the white roses and the beautiful swan. They also arranged a lovely gift for my “son” Asher and anniversary cake. Thank you so much! I love their room. It’s spacious, adorable and of course, full of love. Wow! It’s really an anniversary ambiance hahaha. The room was more adorable when Asher came and played inside the room. *hug Asher*

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DE’ LANGIT POOL BAR

Refresh yourself and indulge in our selection of light snacks, coffee and tea at the Pool bar.

We came to De’Langit Pool Bar and amazed with the view. It’s like in Japan, with railway train and trains frequently back and forth. And the pool was amazing. It’s Infinity Pool. Very beautiful.

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DE’KAFE RESTAURANT

The restaurant offers a wide variety of international and local culinary options.

Dinner Time

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Homemade Lemonade 45k

A signature of De’Kafe Lemonade with ginger, rosemary, and splash of ginger ale

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Cikini Rainbow 60k

Layered of guava, strawberry, blue curacao and splash of soda

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Sapo Tahu 75k

Silken egg tofu with vegetables, chicken or seafood, cooked in clay pot to keep it warm, served with steamed rice

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Sop Buntut Cikini 175k

Traditional oxtail soup served with steamed rice and melinjo crackers

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Ayam Rica-Rica 90k

Favourite dish from Manado, fried chicken mixed in Bumbu Rica-Rica (hot and spicy) cooked in coconut oil. Served with steamed rice and Dabu-Dabu sauce

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Mie Godog Jawa 85k

Traditional noodles soup from Java with shredded chicken, boiled egg, steamed rice and shrimp crackers

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Thin Crust Italian Pizza 85k

Pizza Hawaian Smoked Chicken with pineapple

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Bandeng Bakar

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De’Langit Mixed Combo 88k

Four kind of snack served with three kind of sauce and mixed maslune

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They served many dishes during dinner. All of them were delicious.
But my favourite was the Sapo Tahu. It's really really good.
The broth. The tofu. Mixed it with steamed rice, it's amazing.
Well, I'm drooling right now, remembering the flavour of the Sapo Tahu hahahaha..

BREAKFAST

I love the ambiance of the restaurant. And how they arranged the food. They had enough variants of the food. But my favourite from the breakfast was the dimsum. It’s so delicious I refilled my plate all morning long hahaha.. But I forgot to take photos of the dimsum, since we ate them in a wink. LOL.

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Thank you Mercure Jakarta Cikini for the hospitality. We’re very happy to spend our anniversary celebration at your place.

Mercure Jakarta Cikini
Jl. Cikini Raya No.66
Cikini, Menteng
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3926600
IG: @mercurejakartacikini

Saudagar Kopi at Sabang Menteng Jakarta

July 8th, 2017. I heard about Saudagar Kopi a lot, since my sister loves to go there in the morning after dropping her kids to school. It’s not far from the school, actually. So, when I had my staycation nearby, I went there for the first time with Hans.

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Located in Sabang street, Saudagar Kopi occupied a small shophouse with smoking area on 2nd level, and non-smoking area on 1st level, but they have outdoor area for smoking in the facade. It’s not a new coffee shop nor a fancy one, but it’s a comfortable place to hang out with friends and family.

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Hot Cappuccino 36k

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Iced Kopi Tarik 42k

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Iced Nutty Joe Latte 48k

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Iced Caramel Macchiato 49k

This is my favourite. I only ordered this everytime I went to Saudagar Kopi. Well, yeah after that first time with Hans, I went there again several times with sisters and brother and last time with Aline. We love the place. I think it will always be our favourite place in Sabang hahaha..

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Kue Cubit Original 22k

I ordered it half-baked kue cubit. So delicious, I always ordered again and again after that. LOL. Fluffy texture with delicious chocolate flavour. It’s very addicting! Trust me!

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Roti Bakar Baheula 20k

It’s actually a butter sugar toast. It’s sweet and buttery and very delicious. I love it. The toast was silky and definitely not hard to eat. It reminded me of my childhood. Mom used to make this kind of toast. Ugh, miss you so much Mom.

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Roti Bakar Pindakaas Choco 22k

Pindakaas means peanut butter. So it’s peanut butter chocolate toast. It’s also delicious. I really love their toast. The nutty flavour and chocolate flavour mixed perfectly inside the toast. And now I’m craving for this toast. Hmm…

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Nasi Soto Betawi 37k

I remember that night I was hungry. So I ordered soto betawi. It was really good! Well, the next visit with Aline, I also ordered this nasi soto betawi hahaha.. Yes, it was THAT good. The delicious flavour from the broth was very addicting. And I loved when I saw perkedel as the side dish. OMG. Super recommended!

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Thank you Saudagar Kopi for always made me happy. See you again super soon!

Saudagar Kopi
Jl. Haji Agus Salim No.26F
Sabang, Menteng
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3143270
IG: @saudagarkopi