Anomali Coffee at Setiabudi One Rasuna Said Setiabudi Jakarta

August 7th, 2017. 2 months ago, I went to Anomali Coffee at Setiabudi One. Actually, I’ve been there several times, but lately it’s always full.

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I came to Anomali to try their latest menus. Well, Anomali Coffee is not only famous for its coffee but also for its delicious food. Every time I went there and ordered the food, I was very happy. The place is also comfortable. For coffee, for lunch and for me-time. And then, they created new menus.

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LITE BITE

Chicken Egg Rolls 49k

Indonesian traditional light bites, one of local street heritage, chicken-based roll up with tofu skin, accompanied by a dip of chili sauce.

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Siomay (chicken and prawn dumplings) 39k

There’s nothing could beat an old school recipe, we proudly dish up a mouth-watering siomay from way back then that bring back a childhood memories, just douse it with chili vinegar in an ancient way.

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MAIN COURSE

Rawon Fried Rice 40k

This meal is a winner, primarily comes from East Java, simply adjusted from the prominent one “RAWON SOUP”, the black substance of Kluwek in the ingredients gives a new meaning toward Surabaya’s local pride.

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PASTA

Roa Fish Pasta 40k

The legendary meals from North Sulawesi has bring all the way to our kitchen, revealed the rice of exciting yet unique flavours of Roa fish that originate from Manadonese. Most wanted pasta with scrumptious ingredients, as it contain a strong spice and richness of Roa fish.

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Egg Salted Pasta 40k

Infinite indulgence in a heart-warming food. This creamy salted pasta, fulfil with roasted garlic, chicken and ended up with a perfection of finest salted egg yolks, undeniably delish yet dashing pasta.

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I tried them all and my favourite was Rawon Fried Rice. Super recommended!
The Roa Fish Pasta was too spicy.
The Egg Salted Pasta needed a stronger flavour on the salted egg.
Well, next time I will try their other menus.

Anomali Coffee
Setiabudi One
Jl. HR Rasuna Said No.62
Setiabudi
Phone: +62 21 5229228
IG: @anomalicoffee

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[EVENT] Aperitivo at the Lobby Lounge Gran Melia Jakarta

August 3rd, 2017. I was invited to Gran Melia Jakarta. They’re having this event called Aperitivo. I came early because I wanted to take photos first, before the crowd came. But when I came, they’re still doing the arrangements. It’s fun to see them. So I waited until they’re ready and started to take photos with the other foodies.

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For a piece of a time-honored culinary tradition – Aperitivo history – and a design centric but friendly crowd at the Lobby Lounge, guests will definitely come back to enjoy the warm evening at Gran Melia Jakarta. The flavours, the aromas, the colors, the smile, they are all part of moments in Lobby Lounge Gran Melia Jakarta. Indulge in this Italian tradition of an early-evening ritual where friends gather for a relaxed pre-dinner drink and enjoying hors d’oeuvres. Sip your evening through a relaxed ambiance of the sultry Jazz aired and the selection of wines that will have you thirsty for more. The Aperitivo kicks up with an array of artisanal chef’s choice of cheeses from several countries and from the fine variety of our selected wines likely to transform your evenings and your friendship into greatness.

I was amazed by their brevity when preparing the aperitivo. Every single detail. It’s beautiful. I just knew that aperitivo is like a starter or appetizer, before eating main course. It used to be cheese and wine. But nowadays there’s food too, just like my photos below.

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On the glorious hours, from 6pm to 9pm, every first and third Thursday of the month, guest can take part in the “Aperitivo” designed to recharge the ‘edge off’ of metabolism to work up an appetite for dinner. Guests can enjoy Aperitivo for 295k++ per person inclusive of cheese buffet and free flow of selected wines. The aperitivo also consist of a large collection of Antipasto including Arancini, Parmesan wheel, Grissini, Baguette, Giant Lavosh to fine range of cold cuts and grilled vegetables, experience an absolute bargain of sumptuous Aperitivo, a-not-to-be missed Italian tradition.

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Thank you Gran Melia Jakarta for the opportunity to try the Aperitivo. It was lovely indeed.

The Lobby Lounge
Gran Melia Jakarta
Jl. HR. Rasuna Said No.Kav X-0
Kuningan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 5268080
IG: @granmelia_jkt

Henshin at The Westin Rasuna Said Kuningan Jakarta

July 26th, 2017. When I met my cousin and his wife on Monday, they asked me to have dinner with them at Henshin, The Westin Jakarta. Well, since it’s new – opened July 20th – I said yes, tout de suite. So, finally I was in Henshin. Hooray!!

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Set to be a game changer for Jakarta dining scene is Henshin, The Westin Jakarta’s standout rooftop restaurant. Perched on the top three floors of the building, the Japanese-Peruvian restaurant features Nikkei Cuisine infused with exotic Peruvian flavors prepared by Chef Hajime Kasuga. Aside from a restaurant overlooking the city lights, Henshin also boasts an alfresco rooftop bar featuring specialty cocktails crafted by expert mixologists. Wherever your day takes you, rest assured that you can end your night on a high note with a picturesque dining experience at Henshin rooftop bar and lounge, where you will be treated with Japanese-Peruvian favorites and eclectic drinks as you take in stunning views of Jakarta.

From GF floor at The Westin Jakarta, we were escorted to an exclusive elevator directly accessed to 67th floor, the bar and lounge. A different kind of atmosphere from the elegance of the hotel to the lively ambiance. You can choose the indoor or the alfresco bar and lounge there. Such a lovely place to relax and loosen up. Then we went to 69th floor, to see 2-private-rooms, for 12 guests and 20 guests. After that, we finally moved to 68th floor, where we wanted to have our dinner tonight.

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Amuse-bouche

really delicious! a very good start to warm up your appetite.

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CEBICHES

Nikkei 140k

salmon, tiger’s milk, chili panca sauce, wasabi cream

love the salmon. the combination of tiger’s milk, chili panca sauce and wasabi cream were overwhelming. tiger’s milk is the Peruvian term for the citrus-based marinade that cures the seafood in a ceviche. it was really appetizing. i think it’s the best ceviche i’ve ever had.

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TIRADITOS

Aji Amarillo 150k

sea bass, tiger’s milk, yellow chili pepper

it was delicious but i prefer the sea bass was more delicate. but it’s sea bass. it’s firm, flaky and moist at the same time. it’s a little bit spicy, so it’s not really my favourite. but i can tell you, the presentation was very lovely. the server pour the yellow sauce on top of the sea bass. beautiful appearance.

Tiradito is a Peruvian dish of raw fish, cut in the shape of sashimi, and of aspect similar to crudo, and carpaccio, in a spicy sauce

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NIGIRIS NIKKEI

Portion – 2 pieces

Salmon Picante 120k

torched salmon belly, crunchy salmon skin, red chilli aioli

omg. love the salmon picante. it’s 2 pieces of torched salmon belly with crunchy salmon skin on top. the salmon belly was melt in my mouth. it was super delicious! they said that they used premium salmon. of course! it was one of the best salmon i’ve ever had.

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ROLLOS NIKKEI

Chino 130k

salmon, fried shrimp, lump crab meat, asparagus, spicy sweet and sour sauce

again, the salmon amazed me. the rice was good, a little bit crumbled. but tasted so good. love the crisp texture on top of the sushi roll. spicy sweet and sour sauce enhanced the flavour of it. my cousin and my hubby loved it so much, they ordered a second portion hahahaha..

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FONDOS – MAIN COURSE

Pulpo Henshin 320k

low temperature cooked octopus, potato, panca sauce

funny thing, i was terrified by the presentation of this dish. hahahaha. it’s like a lizard! LOL. So after I took photos, my cousin asked the server to cut it into small pieces hahaha.. thanks bro! Well, the octopus meat was tender. still chewy but more delicate than the usual octopus i’ve tried before. the panca sauce was well-seasoned. it’s a peruvian red pepper. definitely delish.

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Chochinillo 320k

pork confit, pumpkin & orange puree

omg the pork confit was super tender, super delicate and super moist. it’s juicy but not too much fat. pork confit is actually a dish of seasoned pork that’s cooked in its own fat. so it mixed perfectly. the pumpkin and orange puree enhanced the texture and flavour of the chochinillo.

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Salmon A La Brasa 290k

miso, quinoa, compressed watermelon & honeydew

the salmon was melt in my mouth. i could taste the juicy of the salmon. the opposite texture was the quinoa. it’s crunchy and crispy. definitely a keeper. the compressed watermelon and honeydew were delightful with the flavour and texture. it’s like eating the real fruits.

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YAKIMESHI O FIDEOS – FRIED RICE & NOODLES

De Pescado 130k

grilled fish, sesame oil

scrumptious fried rice with tender meat and grilled fish. a small portion but it’s still lovely to share it with your loved one. great texture of the rice, delicious flavour, made us wanna order the second bowl. Hahaha..

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DULCES

Picarones 80k

sweet potato, peruvian honey, honeydew, blue cheese ice cream

the sweet potato was crunchy delicious, combined it with blue cheese ice cream, became funtastic! the presentation was fun also. we thought there’s still something to eat below. turned out, it’s just the art of the bowl. LOL.

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Turrón De La Pepa 80k

anise biscuit, peanut foam, popcorn ice cream

i cracked the anise biscuit and voila! popcorn ice cream! yes! the peanut foam was lusciously sweet. super recommended!

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Complimentary Greentea Chocolate Truffle

love it! we were so in love with the truffle, we asked for a refill for each of us. definitely a must-try!

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Birthday Surprise

thank you so much The Westin Jakarta, Henshin, Desiree and team. love you guys so much.

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Congratulations Henshin for the opening. Definitely will be back soon.

Henshin
The Westin Jakarta
Jl. H.R Rasuna Said Kav C-22A
Kuningan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 27887 788
IG: @henshinjakarta

Kasiko Padang Restaurant at Setiabudi One Jakarta

May 20th, 2017. I knew Kasiko Padang Restaurant since the first time they opened at Setiabudi One. But, I’ve never heard about it before, so I hesitated to try it by myself. I waited for the right moment to go there with hubby. Lucky me, Rinku invited me to come to their event trying Kasiko. Yaaaaay.

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I was there with fellow foodies. As usual, I only took some photos and sat patiently waiting for others to take photos. After waited for some time *patient tummy.. please be patient* finally we could try those delicious food. By the way, the place wasn’t very spacious but quite nice and comfortable.

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Some From the Menu

Ayam Pop 22k
Ayam Bakar 23k
Ayam Goreng 22k
Ayam Gulai 23k
Dendeng Balado 22k
Rendang 25k
Gulai Kikil 25k
Terong Balado 15k
Telor Gulai 12k
Telor Balado 10k
Perkedel Kentang 11k
Sayur Daun Singkong 10k

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My favourites were gulai kikil and perkedel kentang. Definitely addicting.
I didn't try them all, but their rendang was a little bit different. dry texture but delicious.
The ayam pop was okay but not addictive.
I will try their other menus, soon.

Thanks Rinku and Kasiko.

Kasiko Padang Restaurant
Setiabudi One
Jl. HR Rasuna Said
Karet Kuningan
Setia BudiJakarta
Phone: +62 21 5212315
IG: @kasiko_padang

Wingstop Indonesia at Gran Rubina Epicentrum Kuningan Jakarta

April 30th, 2017. I think everybody knows Wingstop, right? So I don’t have to give knowledge about it hahaha. As far as I know, Wingstop is the destination when you crave fresh never faked wings, hand-cut seasoned fries and any of our famous sides. For people who demand flavor in everything they do, there’s only Wingstop – because it’s more than a meal, it’s a flavor experience.

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You can find many outlets of Wingstop at Plaza Senayan, Citywalk Sudirman, South Quarter, AEON Mall, Kemang Raya, Cinere Bellevue, Bintaro Xchange, Margo City, Harapan Indah, Lippo Mall Puri, Setiabudi One, Kota Kasablanka and Generali Tower. I visited Wingstop Generali Tower. One of their latest outlet. It’s a comfortable place with natural light in every corner.

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Classic Wings with Teriyaki Sauce

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Boneless Wings with Garlic Parmesan

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Mushrooms Friters

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Original Seasoned Fries

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Cajun Fries

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Lemon Pepper Fries

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Garlic Parmesan Fries

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Always love boneless wings at Wingstop. My favorite flavours were Teriyaki dan Garlic Parmesan.
It was very tasty and flavourful. Well-seasoned.
The meat was very tender.
The teriyaki flavour enhanced the sweetness of the meat.
The garlic parmesan flavour was just amazing. Favourite!
The mushroom fritters are very good for side dish.
Juicy and chewy. Just perfect for a snack before eat the wings.

When we talked about the flavoured fries, my favourite was also the Garlic Parmesan.
The cajun was too spicy, the lemon pepper was my least favourite, and the original was great.
But still, the garlic parmesan was the perfect one for my taste bud.
Pssst, my hubby loved them all.

Anyway, congratulations Wingstop for opening at Gran Rubina. Now I know where to go when I want to have some great time at the business area. Hooraaaaay!

Wingstop Indonesia
Generali Tower
Gran Rubina Business Park, First Floor
Kawasan Rasuna Epicentrum
Jl. HR Rasuna Said
Kuningan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29023433
IG: @wingstopid

Thai Street at Setiabudi One Jakarta

May 20th, 2017. I took my nephews for lunch at Thai Street. My sister told me about this place, just opened in Setiabudi One. Yaaaay. I wanted to try their food since I heard about it. But, never had a chance to visit their outlet in Alam Sutera. So, when I knew they opened nearby my place, I was very excited. Another yaaaay..

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I didn’t have a chance to talk to the owner, but I guess they’re inspired by the street food in Bangkok. They offer Thai cuisine with casual concept and very reasonable price. The place was almost similar with the other outlets, I guess. Please enjoy my simple review, as usual. 🙂

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Iced Tea 15k

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Thai Iced Milk Tea 19.5k

Pardon my photo. It should be more chocolate than yellow hahaha.. Blame the dark lighting LOL. It’s delicous. I never liked thai tea, but this one was one of the best, I guess.

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Chicken Wrapped Pandan Leaves 48k

Love the chicken pandan. Marinated chicken with spices and wrapped with aromatic pandan leaves. I think it’s a must-order dish in every Thai restaurant. Tasted delicious with tender texture. Served with sesame dipping sauce which complements the subtle flavor of the chicken.

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Tom Yam Seafood 68k

I asked my nephew to try it first. I was afraid it’s too spicy for me. Then, he said, “It’s not that spicy. Try it.” So, I tried, and fell in love with the broth. It’s so delicious with fresh flavour from the broth, and fresh seafood as the ingredients. Tom Yam is a popular dish from Thailand. Super recommended dish!

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Congratulations Thai Street. Definitely will be back to try the omelette and the fish cake. It was sold out when we were there. 🙂

Thai Street
Setiabudi One
GF Unit A106
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. 62
Kuningan, Jakarta
IG: @thaistreet.id