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. ūüôā 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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DELICA√ą: A Kitchen with a Soul at Senayan City Jakarta

May 31st, 2017. I was invited to grand opening of DELICA√ą. It’s a delightful dining experience curated by Senayan City spotlighting the best of Jakarta’s favourite culinary under one roof. DELICA√ą introduce the most exciting food concepts and menu creations with the people that give Jakarta its heart. Vegans, omnivores, pescetarians, gluten-free, and everything in between. We used to call it Food Studio, now we call it DELICA√ą: A Kitchen With A Soul.

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Welcome to DELICA√ą – Your new social hub on 5th floor at Senayan City Shopping Mall. We provide a delightful experience for your eyes, ears and palate. This cutting-edge dining venue boasts an open kitchen concept where you can enjoy cooking shows along with your meal.

Elegant and classy place, it was totally different from it used to be. They offered upscale concept with 5-star-restaurant ambiance. At first I was a little bit feeling intimidated. But after a while, the friendly gesture from the tenants made me feel comfortable. At the time, they decorated some area with beautiful and gorgeous table-decoration. Well, what can I say, it’s their grand opening. LOL.

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TENANTS

There’re a lot of tenants, but I only captured some of them.

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#onthetable

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Wish you all the best,¬†DELICA√ą!

DELICA√ą
Senayan City
Jl. Asia Afrika No.19
Jakarta
Phone: Caecil +62 812-1024-9941 / Ronald +62 878-7860-9610
IG: @delicae.jkt

The Halal Guys Indonesia at Senayan City Jakarta

April 26th, 2017. From New York to Jakarta. It’s been too long! And I was happy when I saw the flier. Yaaaaay. End of April 2017. The Halal Guys.

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From humble beginnings as a New York City hot dog cart to a world-renowned international restaurant chain, The Halal Guys story is the quintessential American Dream. The Halal Guys is defining a new, thriving segment for the restaurant industry: American Halal Food! The Halal Guys legend began in 1990, when the three founding partners opened up a hot dog cart on West 53rd & 6th Avenue in New York City. As business grew, they recognized a huge demand from Muslim cab drivers looking for a halal food meal. That is when the famous platter of chicken and gyro over rice was born. And let’s not forget about the famous white and red sauces! Fast-forward 25 years, five carts, two New York City restaurants, and millions of diverse customers served, The Halal Guys is growing yet again. Fans no longer have to be in NYC to experience The Halal Guys as they look to share American Halal Food all over the country and the world.

The place is quite small. First we queue and choose which one we want, the platters or the sandwiches. Then choose the meat. Then the sides. And there’s dessert. After that, we pay and find a seat. And enjooooy. Please read below for a simple review.

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The Halal Guys are the pioneers of American Halal Food. American Halal Food features a flavor profile that can’t be replicated in any other cuisine format, featuring flawlessly cooked, premium quality Halal meats that are seasoned to perfection and a melting pot of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors that are sure to delight. Once you have had a taste, you will understand why New Yorkers and tourists alike have stood in the city’s longest food cart line (sometimes for hours) to get a hot, steaming platter of chicken or gyro over rice, covered in The Halal Guys famous, proprietary White Sauce.

Chicken, Beef Gyro, Combo

Platters 55k Regular 80k Large

Served with rice, salad and our famous hot & white sauce.

I ordered the regular platters with Combo (Chicken and Gyro Beef). But because I don’t like spicy, I only approved¬†the white sauce. LOL. Generous chicken and beef and rice and everything. Full tummy! I think regular platters can do for 2 persons. And if still hungry, you can order another menu. Oh yeah, it’s very delicious! The chicken and gyro beef were well-seasoned with tender texture. And the white sauce enhanced the creamy taste of the dish. No need to explain about the rice. Super recommended!

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Sandwiches 55k

Served with your choice of toppings and our famous hot & white sauce

Same choice with the platters. But they used pita bread, instead of rice. Generous chicken and beef too. You can add side dishes too, for example fries. You can also ask for extra falafel, etc. Anyway, the pita read was good. It’s soft and fluffy and very tender. It’s not as hard-to-chew as any other pita bread I’ve ever tried. Definitely one of the best.

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Extra Protein 33k
Extra Sauce 11k
Extra Rice 11k
Extra Falafel 15k

Sides

Hummus 25k
Baba Ghanouj 25k
Taboulah 15k
Falafel (2 pcs) 15k
Fries 20k
Chicken Fries 30k
Beef Gyro Fries 35k

Dessert

Baklava 25k

Tasted deliciously sweet, but the texture was a little bit dry. Well, I didn’t know whether it’s their type of baklava or not. But, it’s still very good. A perfect one to accomplish my satisfying lunch.

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Congratulations Halal Guys. Welcome to Indonesia.

The Halal Guys
Senayan City 5th Floor
Jl. Asia Afrika No.19
Jakarta
IG: @thehalalguysid

MAM by 3SkinnyMinnies at Senayan City Jakarta

March 16th, 2017. It was a busy day. I happened to have food tasting in Senayan City, when Hans asked me to join him to try a new place that just opened. Well, I had my invitation 2 days ago, but I had another engagement with Hans, so we missed it. Let’s do the simple review about this place. MAM.

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MAM. The photos have been scattered all around Instagram accounts of every influencers. MAM owned by 3SkinnyMinnies. 5 gorgeous ladies. Dian Sastrowardoyo,¬†Tana Suwardhono,¬†Reina Latief Wardhana, Putri Hardiman Alamsyah¬†and Jessica Halim. They offered a new gourmet diet catering service for those who tired of tasteless diet food. And, they opened a restaurant together, to present a healthy food to everybody. Their tagline: Feel Good Food, is a concept that you can still feel a good food even though it’s a healthy one. Healthy food doesn’t need to be a bad food. It can be a good food too. Don’t trust me? Just try them by yourself. Errr.. I think that’s the meaning of the tagline. I wanted to ask them, but¬†hey were so busy at the time, I didn’t have a chance to ask anything. So yeah, CMIIW. Hihihi..

When I came inside MAM, there’s someone called me. Turned out, I knew one of their servers. Hi Windy! Long time no see. She used to work at a coffee shop near my place. I am the loyal customer. She recognized me, for sure. She said, “I am waiting for you to come!!” It’s so sweet of you, dear. I didn’t really know the owners of MAM, but at least, there’s a familiar face when I came there. Not a spacious area, MAM located on LG floor. Very easy to find since it’s colourful with particular facade.

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BURGERS

The Disastr Burger 116.5k

Double Wagyu Beef Patties with 2 Slices of Cheese, Paires with Snow Patrol & Fire Hazard Sauce in Wholewheat Bun. Accompanied with our Rainbow Chips.

When I saw it all over Instagram accounts, I thought it’s just another pricey burger. Turned out, it’s worth the price. Double wagyu beef patties. Double! No wonder it’s pricey, right? Tender double wagyu beef patties. Overwhelming! And look at the generous portion of those melted cheese! They used Snow Patrol and Fire Hazard Sauce, so it’s a spicy one. Not really my favourite. But I believe it became viral¬†for some good reasons. Actually, I tried this one when my tummy was full. So, I shall try it again. Wait for me Disastr Burger!

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SANDWICH

K-POP Sandwich 96.5k

Korean-Inspired Sliced Tongue Marinated in Bulgogi Sauce in a Wholewheat Sandwich Roll with Pickled Radish & Carrots, Fresh Coriander and Fire Hazard Sauce. Accompanied with our Rainbow Chips.

I didn’t get a chance to try this. But according to my friends, it’s good, but they still loved The Disastr Burger LOL.

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RICE BOWL

K-POP Bowl 86.5k

Thinly-Sliced Beef Tongue Marinated with Bulgogi Sauce, Sunny Side Up Egg, Scorched Kimchi on a bed of Rice (Choices of Red/Brown/White Rice).

They used the same beef tongue in K-POP Sandwich. But this time they added kimchi. Aline chose red rice. I loved it! The sliced beef tongue was heavenly luscious. If you’re on a diet, don’t worry, you still can eat this delicious rice bowl with pleasant feeling. And the verdict is: Not Guilty!

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Choice of Sauces

Ms. Hunny Bunny: Our Version of the Classic Honey Mustard Sauce: Sweet & Tangy with a Touch of Peppery Goodness.
Ms. Snow Patrol: Our Take on the Classic Mayo: Creamy & Lemony Garlic Yoghurt with Fresh Basil Leaves & Spring Onion.
Ms. Holy Herb: Spicy & Sweet Gochujang Paste, Ginger, Garlic & Soy with a Special Secret Blend of Sesame & Coriander.
Ms. Fire Hazard: Colourful, Fiery Peppers Blended with Tomatoes, Light Sour Cream & a Bucketful of 3 Skinny Minnies’ favourite Herb, Coriander!
Ms. Tart Art: Our Lighter Version of the Classic Tartar Sauce, Whipped into Perfection with Added Bits of Herbs, Capers & Pickles.

Congratulations MAM and 3SKinnyMinnies. Thank you for creating delicious healthy food for us food lovers!

MAM
Senayan City
LG Floor | Unit L39-40
Jl. Asia Afrika Lot 19
Senayan, Jakarta
IG: @mamjkt

aROMA Gelato Experience at Senayan City Jakarta

November 30th, 2016. I wasn’t a gelato person. Unlike my hubby. So when I heard about this place, I thought about him. A lot. But, it’s been a very busy month. For me and for him. When I had a chance to¬†visit the newest gelato place in Senayan City, I had to left¬†him behind. Sorry hon. Next time ya.¬†aROMA.

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The secret of sweet life is in the ease of a total abandoning oneself to pleasure. Only then you can feel the freshness of fruit, strength of the nature’s origin and unconditional enjoyment in impeccable quality. Only then you can fully savor the secrets of tastes of delicate ancient times created by passion and desire to enrich life with sweet indulgencies. The first gelato was made for the Princess Caterina de‚Äô Medici. As the faithful guardians of tradition, we are transferring the delight of the best and most exquisite charms of nature, with the same care and respect which was shown by the Renaissance master chefs to their ruler. That is how we created gelato that awakens the sweetness of life in you. The cooling experience in front of you will make a perfectly sweet, melting moment that will last for as long as your heart desires.

The outlet wasn’t so big. Just 5-6 tables. But it’s enough I guess for people to enjoy the gelato while chit chat a little bit. Then.. next customer please! But, some people bought the gelato and ate the gelato in front of the outlet. I think it’s really good for the promotion. It’s like everybody saw the crowd and bought the gelato too. ūüôā

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Hazelnut Piemonte and Pistachio Bronte

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Dark Chocolate 70% and Mango Alphonso

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I was very confused when they asked me to choose the flavour. I walked around and around and around. Then, I made up my mind. Pistachio, Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate and Mango. The pistachio was very good. I could taste the deep nutty flavour. The hazelnut was a little bit creamy for me. The dark chocolate was superb! OMG! Great combination with the sweet mango. Ulalaaaa.. I love them all, and most of all, the mango! Melt in your heart, not only in your mouth. It was completely the best mango sorbet ever. I still can taste it right now. And it makes me want to go back there again. aROMA, wait for me!

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aROMA Gelato Experience, the maker of authentic Italian gelato has opened its first Asian location in Senayan City Shopping Mall. The grand opening will be on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, where free cups of gelato will be given to the first 300 customers starting at 2pm. Be there!

aROMA Gelato Experience
Senayan City Mall
LG Floor
Jl. Asia Afrika
Senayan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 22552867
IG: @aromagelato.id

St. Marc Caf√© Senayan City Jakarta

January 1st, 2016. I stranded in Senayan City. Oh my, a new dessert house is in town! St. Marc Café, a franchise dessert house. I heard this from Hans, so I guess it must be very famous. And it is famous indeed in Japan, Singapore, Philipines and everywhere else. Well, now it spreading their wings to Indonesia.

St. Marc Café is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saintmarc Holdings Company. In 1998, the first St. Marc Café was opened at Ginza Maronie Boulevard in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, St. Marc Café has been providing friendly service, vibrant atmosphere, freshly brewed coffee and other other varieties of drinks, freshly baked breads and desserts at reasonable prices. Our parent company has been expanding the business to all parts of Japan with more than 300 outlets over the years. It has consistently achieved growth and has been winning popularity in the Japanese market.

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Located in LG Floor, St. Marc Café was very easy to find. Not far from Food Hall. It was a small outlet with comfortable seats. I went there with Hans, Leo and Gaby. We had our dinner, so we decided to have a sweet desserts. I sat and waited for them to order everything. We have to queue and order things before sit down, and wait for our number to be shout out.

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Chococro 19.9k

Not so special, but quite nice when your tummy needs something sweet and easy. But, it’s not cheap! 20k for a small chocolate croissant? Ugh my wallet will cry over and over again hahaha.. I think I will ask my hubby to buy this for me. I don’t wanna buy it with my own money. LOL.

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Mango Fantasy 74.9k

I needed more fantasy in this mango hahaha.. Well, I never heard about this one, but I think I’ve already had a high expectation. Too bad it’s not as good as I thought. It’s just good, for me. Nothing more. The pannacota was like pudding. Yup, they need more fantasy.

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Classic Fuji 79.9k

Not my favourite. So sorry. I tried and found it just okay. The vanilla soft serve was a bit too sour for my taste-bud. Really not my favourite. I guess I should try another flavour next time. ūüôā “The red bean was too sweet,” said Hans. But overall, I think everybody will like it.

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Congratulations St Marc. Hope you will be doing very fine here. I’m waiting for your next outlet.

St. Marc Café
Senayan City LG Floor L27
Jalan Asia Afrika Lot 19
Senayan, Jakarta
IG: @chococroid