Blumchen Coffee at SCBD Sudirman Jakarta

August 8th, 2017. It was a lovely day. Finally I visited Blumchen Coffee. It’s been so long since I wanted to go there. Yes, too long, I think. It was opened 4 years ago, if I’m not mistaken. And I will tell you a little bit about the place in this simple review.

IMG_2831

Located in SCBD area, Blumchen occupied a wide area in Lot 14. It’s not fancy. It’s not exclusive. But it’s very comfortable. When I was there, there’s a lot of people had meetings or working on their laptop. The atmosphere of the place was like an old house with wooden furnitures and warm ambiance. It was really a hidden gem in SCBD area, if you know what I mean.

IMG_2825 IMG_2824 IMG_2822 IMG_2823 IMG_2820 IMG_2830 IMG_2819 IMG_2821

“True Love” Latte 42k

Our house blended coffee with hazelnut and caramel.

Well, you won’t find a pretty latte art or fancy cup. But True Love tasted so good, like the name.

IMG_2829 IMG_2828

Almond Croissant 33k

One big size croissant with almond cream as the flavour and almond nut as the topping. Buttery and flaky, this almond croissant stole my heart. It’s not pretty, as you can see below. But tasted so very good. Super recommended!

IMG_2827

Blumchen Coffee
Fairground SCBD Lot 14
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Senayan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 811-1511-901
IG: @blumchencoffee

Advertisements

Hokkaido Baby at Plaza Senayan Jakarta

August 15th, 2017. I had invitation to come to the latest outlet of Hokkaido Baby in Plaza Senayan. Actually, I saw the outlet a couple of months ago when I went to Plaza Senayan, but I had to be somewhere else, so I didn’t visit it. So, last Tuesday, I visited the place alone after I had a foodtasting nearby.

IMG_2069

I knew Hokkaido Baby since they started the business on January 30th, 2016. First, they launched in Shirayuki MTA. then on May 2016 they opened in PIM 1. And they opened in Surabaya also. Now after some times, they finally opened an outlet in Plaza Senayan at Basement Level. It’s quite petite, but a lovely one.

IMG_3351 IMG_3350 IMG_3353 IMG_3352 IMG_3354

They served their signature cheese tarts in this outlet. They have 4 kinds of flavours: Original, Chocolate, Matcha and Salted Egg. My favourite? All of them, no two ways about it. LOL. And they produced this Choux Baby and Choux Choco. I just tried them and loved them. They told me to eat the Choux Baby right away when it’s still cold. “No need for the Choux Choco. You can enjoy it later,” they said.

IMG_3348 IMG_3347 IMG_3346 IMG_3349 IMG_3345

Actually, they invited me not only to  their latest outlet, but they wanted to introduce their new baby, Petite Chizuko. It’s a mini cheesecake with molten fillings in 4 flavours: Original, Chocolate, Matcha and Salted Egg.

IMG_3341 IMG_3343 IMG_3342 IMG_3344

Congratulations Hokkaido Baby. Keep up the good work!

Hokkaido Baby
Plaza Senayan Basement Level
Jl. Asia Afrika
Senayan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29678490
IG: hokkaidobaby

[EVENT] Ramadan Media Gathering at Spectrum Fairmont Jakarta Senayan

June 5th, 2017. I got invitation for Ramadan Media Gathering at Spectrum, Fairmont Jakarta. Wow, I always loved coming back to Spectrum. Delicious buffet with intimate ambiance. Fairmont set the dinner in a private room. What a nice experience for me.

IMG_9471

Spectrum is the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurants, offering multi-cultural cuisine served on its ‘Culinary Theater’ stations and buffet spread. A contemporary restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a lively atmosphere.

Guest are invited to enjoy a deliciously themed Iftar buffet menu featuring a lavish spread of mouth-watering specialties from around the world, including hot & cold mezzeh, Nasi Kebuli, Lamb Rack, Sushi and Sashimi, Indonesian dishes including Beef Rendang as well as Ta’jil station that feature sweet delights such as Kolak and assorted fritters. Spectrum will charm diners with its relaxing atmosphere and Arabic décor during the month of Ramadan. Very beautiful. I was lucky to have the chance to enjoy the Buka puasa there.

IMG_9470 IMG_9473 IMG_9485 IMG_9477 IMG_9474 IMG_9475 IMG_9476 IMG_9481 IMG_9484 IMG_9487 IMG_9486 IMG_9489 IMG_9491 IMG_9488

Buka puasa buffet will be served daily from 6pm to 10:30pm and priced at 398K++ per person.

Thank you so much Spectrum and Fairmont Jakarta for the hospitality.

Spectrum
Fairmont Jakarta
Jl. Asia Afrika No.8
Gelora Bung Karno
Jakarta
Phone: 021-29703333
IG: @fairmontjakarta

Ardent Coffee at CoLab Plaza Senayan Jakarta

May 1st, 2017. I had an event in Plaza Senayan around 3pm. So, when I arrived earlier, I tried to find a place to sit, waiting for Hans. I walked around until I saw CoLab space. It was a working space with several tenants. And one of them is Ardent Coffee. I saw Berrywell, Dore, and Lewis & Carroll, but this time I only visited Ardent.

IMG_7051

CoLab is a curated concept store for local lifestyle brands. Lucky me, I still got seat there, since it was weekend. So many beautiful things in there. I had to hold the urge to buy things there hahahaha.. The place isn’t small but not too spacious. Well, please enjoy my very very simple review.

IMG_7050 IMG_7054 IMG_7057 IMG_7063 IMG_7053 IMG_7052 IMG_7046 IMG_7047 IMG_7064 IMG_7058 IMG_7049 IMG_7045 IMG_7062 IMG_7044

Hazelnut Latte 39k

I loved it. It’s very delicious. The texture was perfect. Smell so good, with great flavour. It’s weet but not too sweet. Well, it’s like hazelnut latte in general, of course. And I love the latte art. It’s simple but beautiful.

IMG_7061

Nutella Marshmallow 31k

I think it’s my mistake to order this nutella marshmallow toast. I ordered hazelnut latte for the drink, and this one for the food? OMG. I should order the savoury one. But it’s too late. Well, it’s just like any ordinary toast. Served with vanilla ice cream and marshmallow, it was delicious, sweet and appetizing.

IMG_7065 IMG_7066

Next time, I will try the savoury toast, for sure. Cannot wait to be back!

Ardent Coffee
CoLab Space
Plaza Senayan B1 A Floor
Jl. Asia Afrika no 8
Jakarta
Phone: +62 821-1140-0088
IG: @ardent.coffee

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.

IMG_0330

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’ 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. 🙂

SAM_6597 IMG_0326 IMG_0322 IMG_0323 IMG_0324 IMG_0332 IMG_0333 IMG_0329 IMG_0331

Hazelnut Piemonte and Pistachio Bronte

IMG_0335

Dark Chocolate 70% and Mango Alphonso

IMG_0338 IMG_0344

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!

SAM_6596

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

Chatter Box Plaza Senayan Jakarta

August 12th, 2016. I’ve got mail! When I heard about the name of the place that I should come, I was a little bit shocked. “Well well well.. They still opened there. I thought they’re closed!” And I was so excited, I went to Plaza Senayan around 3pm and waited for Aline (yes, she got the invitation too). At 6:45pm we walked to our destination. Chatter Box.

IMG_6876

Chatter Box was one of my family’s favourite restaurant a long time ago. We used to eat at their Sogo’s Plaza Indonesia or Setiabudi One’s outlet. The Sogo’s Plaza Indonesia outlet moved to Food Hall area. And the Setiabudi One’s outlet had no longer there. Too bad, because now I’m staying near Setiabudi One. *sigh* Well, let me show you around the outlet. Not many photos, because it’s not comfortable to take pictures while people still eating there.

IMG_6874 IMG_6878 IMG_6877 IMG_6875 IMG_6879

Chatter Box is having an event. Singapore Food Festival. Nyonya cuisine blends the delectable Chinese cooking inherited from the migrants dwelled in Malacca Peninsula with local dishes. In the spirit of celebrating Singapore Food Festival, Chatter Box proudly offers these tasteful Peranakan recipes.

Nyonya Fried Rice

Typical chinese fried rice. Not so special. I think they should add the spices more.

IMG_6873

Popiah

Popiah is eaten as a snack or as an accompaniment to the main meal. It is sold in most hawker-centers and “do-it-your-self” popiah party is quite popular. Here the wrappers are set aside and the guests just add in the ingredients of vegetables and meat.

IMG_6868

Nyonya Chap Chai

IMG_6872

Ayam Pong Teh

IMG_6871

Singapore Fried Meehon

This is better. I like the taste of it. And the texture of the meehon is perfect for my tastebud.

IMG_6870

Don’t forget, they have live cooking every weekend for Popiah.

Chatter Box
Plaza Senayan
Sogo Department Store 5th Floor
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8
Jakarta
Phone: 021-57900057
IG: @chatterboxindonesia