[BANDUNG] Ambrogio Patisserie at Citarum Bandung

May 6th, 2017. It’s the second day in Bandung. After we checked out from the first hotel, we moved to the second one. Then, we talked about lunch. We’re so hungry hahaha.. I asked hubby whether we had lunch in hotel or we went to another new place. And we decided to go to Ambrogio. Yaaaay. Hope it will be as good as those reviews on the blogs.

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Located on a roadside of Banda street, Ambrogio has become one happening place in Bandung. Actually when we arrived, it’s really hard to find parking lot, so we had to park beside the cafe. When I came in, it was really crowded. The person in front escorted us to a table. It’s near the fish pond. Lovely. They have smoking area, dining area, garden area, fish pond area, hahaha lots of area. And they have a very Instagramable corner. No wonder it’s always full ya.. hahaha.. By the way, my cousin told me that it’s the same group with Prima Rasa. Hmm.. must be good, right?

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Ice Hazelnut Latte 28k

Love the ice hazelnut latte. It was sweet and less coffee, absolutely. Rich texture with non acidic flavour. Hooraaaay.

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Ice Lemon Tea 25k

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Japanese Fried Rice 42k

Japanese style fried rice served with teriyaki brisket

Remember, we’re hungry. That’s why I ordered rice dish hahaha. And my choice fell on this japanese style fried rice, since it looked appetizing. The texture of the rice was perfect. And I also loved the teriyaki brisket. Tender and juicy with an easy-to-chew texture. Earlier there, I had a bad response from one of the servers there, when I wanted to move to a bigger table. Well, thanks to their food, it brought back my good mood again. It was generous portion! Super recommended! Psst, I took away half of the portion hahahaha.. Too full!

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Char Kway Tiaw 35k

Saute flat rice noodle with chicken & mix of vegetables

It’s my hubby’s order. It’s spicy! Annoying, right? He doesn’t like spicy food. And we’ve already told the server to tell the kitchen, to make it no spicy. When it came to our table, it was spicy with chili all over the dish. Hmm.. I whispered to myself, ‘Oh man! You’re in big trouble!’ Hahaha.. That’s why I finally took away the kway tiaw. “I will finish it later at hotel.”

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Definitely will be back to try their desserts and pastries. Wait for us!

Ambrogio Patisserie
Jl. Banda No.26
Citarum, Bandung
Phone: +62 22 20512779
IG: @patisserieambrogio

[BALI] Angelita Tea Salon and Patisserie Kerobokan Bali

January 17th, 2016. Another place for dessert after our dessert. LOL. Yup, we had dessert again and again. Angelita Tea Salon and Patisserie.

A newly established patisserie shop in Kerobokan – Bali. Mainly doing french patisserie and bakery. A great afternoon tea spot. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, a new brunch spot around kerobokan area. Come to Angelita and enjoy our special afternoon tea.

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Located in Raya Kerobokan, the place was very cute and adorable. It’s like a storybook comes alive. Colourful and very girly. Everyone that comes to the place will take their time to snap the place with cameras. The ambiance is very calm and serene with blue and white colour. I’m very sure all little girl will love this place.

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The Menu

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Green Tea Croissant 18k

Following Almond, Nutella and Plain Croissant, they have Green Tea Croissant. Such a unique one.

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Sausage Danish 18k

I didn’t really like the presentation but turned out it was delicious. I told my friends to taste this one, and they agreed. I love sausages. But actually I think they should sprinkle cheese on top of the danish. Hmmm..

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Deadly Sin 38k

Beautifully presented and tasted fantastic, that’s what I thought when I tried this Deadly Sin. The name was also ear-catching, right? Love it. For chocolate lovers, you should order this one. It’s all about chocolate! Very recommended!

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Ham Bacon Quiche 35k

Quiche was always my favourite snack. It wasn’t making me too full or too hungry. Perfect for snacking before heavy meal.

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Silver Moon Tea 35k

A TWG Tea blend of green teas accented with a grand berry and vanilla bouquet. Suave, with just a hint of spice. A tea for that special moment.

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Overall, I was very comfortable at Angelita. Too bad we’re too tired so we didn’t stay long enough there. Hope to be back there again one day. Recommended place to hang out with your friends and having a really nice chit chat.

Angelita Tea Salon and Patisserie
Jl. Raya Kerobokan, Kuta Utara
Bali 80361
Phone: 0361-7473138
IG: @angelitapatisserie

PAUL French Bakery Restaurant Pacific Place SCBD Jakarta

December 27th, 2013. July 29th, 2014. November 21st, 2014. I went to PAUL three times. LOL. Yup, 3 times with 3 different companies. Happy moments, indeed. Months before I went there, I’ve already seen the sign “PAUL” there. I thought, I should go there some time. And, there I was. Ok, first, let me tell you a thing about PAUL.

PAUL is a high quality establishment where the good smell of tradition still permeates. An establishment that has written its name on five generations and carried French bakery skills around the world for 120 years. At PAUL, you get a little taste of France; give in to this little daily luxury! And what could be better when tasting our products than the rustic-chic ambience created by bakery tools, antiques, wood and velvet that remind us of the bakeries of yesteryear?

The place was classy with an elegant touch, but you still feel comfortable there. I felt like I’m in Paris, actually. Love to chit chat with besties or just have some meeting with a friend. You can bring your family too.

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Now it’s time for me to order something classy and delicious.

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Nos Tartines: our open sandwiches

A delicious slice of freshly baked country bread topped with your favourite ingredients. A real baker’s dish served warm or cold with a seasonal side salad.

Tartine champignon 110k

Sautéed mushrooms with garlic, shallots and parsley. Served warm.

The tartine bread was really unique. The texture was awesome. It was crunchy and tender, also. But, the mushrooms were the stars here. They were pretty with brown colours and delicious flavour. If you like mushrooms, you should try this dish.

Tartine: A French open-faced sandwich, especially one with a rich or fancy spread.

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Tartine saumon fume 125k

Smoked salmon, avocado, leeks, mix herbs cheese. Served cold.

This one was cute dish. The tartine was served cold. And it was like bruschetta. I just have one complaint about this dish. Please make the avocado smaller, and the salmon bigger LOL

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Nos sandwichs: Served with salad.

Ham and cheese croissant 75k

Turkey ham, emmental cheese, béchamel sauce and croissant. Served warm.

PAUL is popular with their croissant. That’s why I had to order this one, because they recommended this for me. Turkey ham was the star, of course. Too bad, the cheese was less melted. I prefer if the cheese was super melted. But, it’s true, their croissant was very scrumptious.

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Nos croque-monsieur

Originating in a Parisian cafe at the beginning of the XX century, the croque-monsieur is a delicious soft bread sandwich served warm. A lovely way to discover our famous PAUL’s “pain de mie.”

Croque-madame 95k

Turkey ham, Emmental cheese, cream, pain de mid topped with a fried egg.

Croque-madame was actually a croque-monsieur topped with a fried egg. When I tried this one, it was surprisingly delicious. It looked so simple, but tasted super delish. The pain de mie was as good as I expected. The turkey ham and the emmental cheese mixed perfectly in my mouth. It’s to-die-for!

Pain de mie is a type of sliced, packaged bread. “Le pain” in French means “bread” or “loaf of bread”, and “la mie” refers specifically to the soft part of bread, called the crumb. In English, pain de mie is most similar to pullman loaf or regular sandwich bread. This bread has sugar in it, which makes it sweeter than most French breads. This bread is usually used for making sandwiches or for toasting. It can be baked in a sealed pan, which prevents crust from forming. If not baked in a sealed pan, the crust can be cut off (as done in factories before packaging). Pain de mie is sold in rounded or rectangular shapes.

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Croque saumon poireaux 105k

Roasted salmon, leeks, cream, Emmental cheese and pain de mie.

It’s the same crunchy toast with a very generous cheese and lovely taste of roasted salmon. It reminded me of my childhood. I used to eat tuna sandwich. This croque salmon was like the sandwich I used to eat.

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Nos crepes et paillassons: our pancakes

Discover the diversity of French pancakes thin pancakes filled with your favourite ingredients (“crepes”) or potato pancakes baked to perfection and topped with a delicious garniture (“paillassons”)

Crepe mixte 90k

Turkey ham and Emmental cheese

It’s always fun to eat crepe. Either it was a sweet or savoury crepe. But this crepe mixte was very delicious. Turkey ham and Emmental cheese made a great collaboration inside a crepe. As I was writing this, I thought, “I wanna go back to PAUL just to eat this one again.”

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Nos viandes et poissons: meat and fish main courses

Roasted, pan fried.. PAUL also loves meat and fish courses served with delicious sautéed potatoes or vegetables.

Cuisse de poulet rotie 130k

Roasted chicken leg with herbs, served with salad, sautéed potatoes and shallots

I ordered this dish twice. You can look by the difference of pictures below. But, even though the presentation was different, they tasted almost the same. I love their consistency. The chicken was juicy and not dry. It was splendid.

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Nos tartelettes: our fruit tartlets

These tartlets are made with a sweet pastry case and filled with the tastiest ingredient: creme patissiere and fruits.. lemon cream flavoured with juice and zest.. or tempting chocolate cream!

Tartelette fraises 50k

Creme patissiere and strawberries.

First look, and I was in love. This tartlet was very beautiful and sensual. The tartlet crust was crunchy and savoury. The strawberries, as you can see in my photo, was sexy and looked mouthwatering, right? The pastry cream was sweet and light yet flavourful. It was a very nice combination between sour and sweet. fondre-dans-votre-bouche.

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Tartelette multifruits 50k

Creme patissiere and seasonal fruits

Another beautiful tartlet. Not really my favourite because too many fruits for me LOL. But, I agree, it was very beautiful to take pictures of this pastry. The tartlet crust was also crunchy and very tasty. Worth a try, I guess.

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Nos eclairs: our eclairs

Paris has an excessive love for choux pastry. Eclairs are the best example of this passion: generously filled with chocolate or coffee flavoured creme patissiere and topped with glossy glazing. Also recreated by PAUL with whipped cream and fruits.

Eclair aux framboises 50k

Traditional choux pastry with raspberries and whipped cream.

In the family of berries, raspberries are the one that I like better, because it isn’t as sour as the others. That’s why I didn’t complain when my friends ordered this one. It was awesome. The perfect texture of the eclair really amazed me. Say no more for this eclair. Fantastic!

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Nos Millefeuilles: our Napoleons

The French name of this patisserie refers to the many layers of pastry it is made from. This caramelised “feuillete” is filled with a “creme patissiere” made with eggs, milk and sugar.

Millefeuille chocolat 50k

Our famous Napoleon with chocolate creme patissiere filling.

I love millefeuille. Especially this millefeuille chocolat. The cream filling was sweet and light, surprisingly good. I thought it will be super sweet, but it’s not. It just had the right texture and perfect taste. Recommended.

The mille-feuille (French pronunciation: ​[mil fœj], “a thousand leaves”), vanilla slice, custard slice, also known as the Napoleon, is a French pastryof which the exact origin is unknown. Traditionally, a mille-feuille is made up of three layers of puff pastry (pâte feuilletée), alternating with two layers of pastry cream (crème pâtissière), but sometimes whipped cream or jam are substituted. The top pastry layer is dusted with confectioner’s sugar, and sometimes cocoa, pastry crumbs, or pulverized seeds (e.g. roasted almonds). Alternatively the top is glazed with icing or fondant in alternating white (icing) and brown (chocolate) stripes, and combed.

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Le grand macaron 60k

Almond macaroon, choose from: vanilla, pistachio, chocolate, raspberry or coffee.

This was the biggest macaron I’ve ever seen. Well, I’m not a macaron person. But I can eat it with joy if I want to. Actually, when a friend of mine ordered this macaron, I thought, “A macaron is only a macaron. It’s just sweet. That’s it.” Funny thing, after I tried the macaron, I wanna order it again and again and again. It just had the right sweet. Just like that. *big grin*

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Pure Jee 90k

To thank a special friend who is a great fan of both chocolate and PAUL. “Pure Jee” .. the ever darkest chocolate pastry in our range!

I felt in love at the first sight. It was so beautiful, elegant, luxurious, sexy and mouthwatering. But, after one bite, I felt a little disappointed. It was just a chocolate cake with a sweet and bitter combinations. I found there’s nothing special in this cake. Sorry to say. It was delicious, but not special. Well, maybe I had too much expectation.

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Nos viennoiseries: our freshly baked French pastries

Almond Croissant 18k

This almond croissant was amazing. I really love how this super nutty croissant made my day. It was soft, mild and melted in your mouth. Almond croissant was my favourite croissant all year long. It’s so nice to know that PAUL had that kind of croissant too 🙂

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Nos thés glaces: fresh iced teas

Iced tea of the day 45k

Just like any other tea. Fabulous.

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Thanks PAUL for coming to Jakarta. Hope to see you again soon 🙂

PAUL Bakery and Patisserie Jakarta
South Lobby, Pacific Place
(Outside Area of Galleries Lafayette)

Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Jakarta 12190
Phone: 021-57993455
FB Fan Page: Paul Indonesia
twitter: @PAULINDONESIA