Gelato Secrets at Setiabudi One Jakarta

August 7th, 2017. Finally, Gelato Secrets opened at Setiabudi One. Yaaaaaay! When I saw their sign, I was hoping every single day hahaha.. Around 10:30 I dropped by to Gelato Secrets and did my photoshoot there.

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Gelato Secrets was founded by Maria Indah and Gregory Carlo Lentini. They were inspired by their childhood memories and a shared love and passion for gelato. First shop was in Ubud in 2009. They use only 100% natural, fresh ingredients from carefully selected suppliers, free from artificial flavouring, colouring and preservatives, comprising both Italian classics and exotic Indonesian flavours derived from seasonal local fruits and spices.

I looooooooove this new outlet! So much in love! It’s very beautiful with pink and green and wooden ambiance. The sofa area was very comfortable. I saw a couple sitting there and didn’t wanna leave hahaha. Then a man had meeting there with his colleague. Love the playlist too. Soothing. And the people, OMG, very friendly. Just go there and enjoy the place.

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Rose Petals Gelato and Mango Passionfruit Sorbet

Combination sweet and sour. Perfect.

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Frozen Drink Pina Colada 40k

Didn’t really like coconut, but it’s not too coconut. 🙂 So, that’s fine for me.

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Milkshake Black Diamond 50k

Actually I forgot to ask them what’s inside the milkshake. But it’s very pretty and adorable. I just enjoyed it without knowing the ingredients LOL. Well, sometimes I think it’s important to just let the people surprise you hahaha..

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Congratulations Gelato Secrets. *dancing with cone in both hand*

Gelato Secrets
Setiabudi One Level G
Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. 62
Setiabudi, Jakarta
IG: @gelatosecrets

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 Budi, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 5212315
IG: @kasiko_padang

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

Imperial Tables at Setiabudi One Jakarta

February 27th, 2017. End of year 2016, Imperial Cakery closed. My sister and I, we were so sad, because it’s one of our favourite places to buy bread and cakes. But, at the begining of year 2017, I saw a notice that they will open a new concept there. We waited for the date to come, of course. Last week, I walked by the place and it said, will be open on Feb 27th. Last night, I asked them what time they will open, and they said, “8am miss. Please come tomorrow.” And here I am. Imperial Tables.

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When I walked in, I was stunned by their ambiance. It’s very different from the previous one. Well, they changed the concept, but they still selling bread and cakes. The ambiance was comfortable and very friendly. Feel like home. I talked to the manager there, and he said, Imperial Cakery in Setiabudi One now rebranding to Imperial Tables. Imperial Tables is one of the Imperial Group brands.

Founded in 2005, the Imperial Group is a leader in conceptualizing, developing and operating one of the best group of restaurants in the region. Each of the establishments is having their own identity and fit for every ages. Imperial’s vision is to create a dining and lifestyle experience unique in its intimacy and style, in an environment of comfort where food (No Pork No Lard) and service excellence is exceptional and unrivaled.

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Iced Tea 11k

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Garlic Bread 21k

The garlic bread was crispy and crunchy with combination of savoury and sweet taste. The sesame seeds take this classic to the next level. Scrumptious! Crunchy on the skin, fluffy on the bread. Worth every single calorie LOL.

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Cheese Baked Rice with Grilled Chicken 35k

Chicken pieces topped savoury and tasty fried rice, smothered with a special grave and melted cheese and broiled to perfection.

Perfect for my taste bud. The melted cheese mixed with the fried rice and chicken pieces, delivered a heaven in my mouth. Golden colour and bubbly with plenty of cream and extra-sharp melted cheese. Hmmm.. Didn’t mean to exaggerate, but I could say that this was one of the best baked rice I’ve ever tried. Served in hot bowl, smell so good, tasted super duper delightful, it made me feel like on cloud nine. My tummy happy, I was overjoyed. Recommended.

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Take a break from your daily routine and enjoy the opening promo for Cheese Baked Rice with Grilled Chicken and Spaghetti Bolognese. Also for the bread, there’s promo for Hongkong Barbeque Bolo Bun and Triple Chocolate Bun.

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Congratulations Imperial Tables for opening today. See you soon!

Imperial Tables
Setiabudi One
Ground Floor Unit A 105
Jl. HR. Rasuna Said Kav.62
Phone: +62 21 5223893
IG: @imptables

The People’s Cafe at Setiabudi One Jakarta

November 19th, 2016. One fine day. I walked to Setiabudi One. Yes, I had an event at the day. One of Ismaya’s restaurant. Introducing new menus. I wonder. Hmm.. Since they changed their name *previously known as Ismaya’s Catering*, I never tried their food properly. I asked them, “Can I bring my 2 friends? *they’re available that saturday*” And they said yes. Well, some place sometimes limited us with the “valid only for 1” invitation. But Ismaya is one of the best hosts. They welcome everybody. So, I brought Gaby and Vrila at the day. The People’s Cafe.

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The place is very lovely. Since they opened in Setiabudi One, I always wanted to come but I didn’t wanna come in alone. They opened early, like 8am everyday. They have smoking and non-smoking area. At the time, I came early so I could take pictures first. By the way, they have Djournal Coffee stall there inside the place. So you can order some drinks from Djournal at The People’s Cafe.

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Es Sirsak 32k

Nata de coco, young coconut, sour sop, atap seed & shaved ice.

Turns out, it’s their signature menu. They was surprised that I haven’t tried this hahaha. Well, it’s my first time having lunch there. So of course I never tried their “es sirsak.” It’s really delicious. Fresh, sweet and addictive.

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The People’s Coffee 40k

Vietnamese coffee served with everything you need on the side, to mix it the way you like it. Hot or cold – the freedom to choose is yours.

It’s Gaby’s order. I tried a sip and I agreed with Gaby and Vrila. Worth the price.

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Starting November 21st, 2016, The People’s Cafe launched new menus with affordable price inspired by their Global Street Food concept. From breakfast menu to main course menu. Total: 17 menus. OMG! No rambling needed, let’s start!

EASY BITES

Clear Chicken Soup 32k

Chicken, carrot, potato & macaroni in chicken broth.

Typical chicken soup. If you’re not well, just order this one and let the soup make you fit again. I remember mom’s chicken soup. Miss you mom. *sobbing*

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Thai Chicken Salad 45k

Green salad topped with minced chicken & spicy homemade Thai dressing.

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K-wings 45k

5 pieces of chicken wings drenched in Korean sauce.

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PIZZA

Thai-style Chicken 55k

Thin crust pizza with minced chicken in Thai style sauce.

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Meat Me 55k

Thin crust pizza with chicken sausage, chicken-shrimp fusion meat, and chicken ham.

Love the combination of chicken sausage, chicken-shrimp and chicken ham. Generous topping!

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HEAVY BITES

Nasi Bakar Cakalang 50k

Grilled rice wrapped in banana leaves, filled with smoked tuna & spicy chili.

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Nasi Uduk Rendang Sapi 60k

Indonesian style steamed rice cooked in coconut milk. Served with rendang beef, sweet soy egg, stir fried tempeh & tofu, fried glass noodle crackers & lalapan.

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Salted Egg Chicken 45k

Chunks of deep fried battered chicken coated with salted egg yolk sauce & fragrant curry leaves. Served with rice & a sunny side up egg.

They should call it Bowl of Heaven instead of salted egg chicken hahahaha.. The chicken coated with salted egg yolk sauce was a good idea. Served it with rice and sunny-side-up egg was brilliant! It’s very well-seasoned. Perfect! Most recommended! The salted egg yolk sauce was beyond compare!

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Mie Bakso Spesial 42k

Meatballs soup with stuffed tofu, homemade wonton, glass noodle & egg noodles.

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Mie Ireng Dori 48k

Charcoal infused noodles with fried dory, topped with spicy sambal.

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Classic Fish & Chips 55k

Fried battered dory served with french fries & tartar sauce.

Tender dory with crunchy french fries. Dip it to the tartar sauce. What a perfect dish to accompanying your meeting or chitchatting with your lovely ones.

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RISE & SHINE

Bubur Ayam Kota 35k

Warm rice porridge topped with fried shredded chicken, shallots, peanuts & served with crackers.

My favourite! And fun fact: Vrila never liked porridge, but she said this was DELICIOUS! I was very happy, I told Kikky and Shalita about it. And they were so happy, just like me. Well, it’s not important, of course. I just wanna share the story hahahaha.. Well, the texture of the porridge was perfect. Just perfect for my palate. Tasted so good. Recommended!

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Nasi Mawut T.P.C. 38k

White rice mixed with seaweed, topped with green noodles, minced chicken in green chili sauce & a sunny side up egg. Garnished with  sliced chilies, carrots & spring onion.

What an outstanding dish. Rice with noodles with egg. Just imagining the words, make me drooling. Mawut means messy. So, you need to mix the rice and noodles and egg, like a messy dish. I think I will order it next time I go to TPC.

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Roti Bakar Komplit 32k

Toasted bread with banana, hazelnut chocolate, coconut, peanut & mozzarella cheese.

Delightful combination. Everything with hazelnut chocolate and mozzarella cheese was definitely delicious. The toasted bread was also delicious with crispy texture. Love it.

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Roti Bakar Telor Kornet 35k

Toasted bread with corned beef, egg & cheese.

Super recommended. The creamy corned beef with egg and cheese. It’s really good to eat this in the morning. Sitting in the corner, munching this roti bakar, while finishing my blog on my laptop. Heaven.

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The Big Breakfast 55k

2 eggs of your choice (scrambled/omelette/sunny-side-up/boiled egg), salad, beef sausage, chicken ham & sauteed potato.

Love the omelette and beef sausage. Really a big breakfast for me. I didn’t try the chicken ham and sauteed potato. Well, must be back again to order this one. Wait for me!!!

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Mie Godog Jawa 38k

Boiled egg noodle soup with shredded chicken, egg, cabbage, tomatoes, green chilies, candlenuts, garlic & spring onion. Sprinkled with fried shallots.

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I didn’t try all the food. Sorry. It’s just too much for my tummy. But, I can tell you right now, Bubur Ayam Kota and Salted Egg Chicken will always be my favourite. LOL. Thank you The People’s Cafe for the generous dishes. Will be back real soon!

The People’s Cafe
Setiabudi One Ground Floor
Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. 62
Setiabudi, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 5210301
IG: @thepeoplescafe

Samwon House Setiabudi One Jakarta

January 7th, 2016. I went to Setiabudi One with my nephew. I was invited to a food tasting at SamWon House. We were so excited. It’s my first time there. I love Korean food but prefer the non-halal one. Hahahaha.. So that’s why I never went to SamWon House LOL. But, I guess they must be good. I tried their product from SamWon Shop and it’s really really good. 🙂

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SamWon House is a Korean restaurant that was established by SamWon Group (Holding Company of SamWon House, SamWon Express & K-Drink) on November 2010. This Restaurant serves a variety of savory authentic Korean cuisine made of handpicked ingredients and is accompanied by a classical and traditional Korean atmosphere that brings forth nostalgic feels with its historical decorations. SamWon Group holds the biggest chain of Korean Restaurant in Indonesia, with the following established brands: SamWon House, SamWon Express and K-drink with the addition of SamWon Shop (Online Shopping For Delicious Foods & Korean Best Products). Holding the most chain of restaurants throughout Indonesia (currently 12 branches are running and fully operational) located not only in Jakarta and Tangerang but also in Surabaya, Jambi, Medan, Lampung and planning to expand further in other rising cities in Indonesia.

The Ambiance

I stepped my foot inside and felt like in Korea. LOL. Kidding!!! I’ve never went to Korea hahaha. But, I guess it’s Korean’s ambiance. At the wall, they put their traditional Hanbok. Hanbok (South Korea) or Joseon-ot (North Korea) is the traditional Korean dress. It is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Although the term literally means “Korean clothing”, hanbok today often refers specifically to clothing of the Joseon period and is worn as semi-formal or formal wear during traditional festivals and celebrations. Dominated with wooden furnitures, SamWon House felt so cozy and warm. Unfortunately it’s all smoking room. But, good thing, no one was smoking when I was there.

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The Menu

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SamWon House – uses only the best selected ingredients, such as spices, vegetable, meat, and seafood. Every menu and food ingredients are prepared, selected and made very carefully and throughly by our Master Head Chef, whom has long history of professional experiences in Korean cuisine for more than 25 years. SamWon House offers the highest quality of service – warm, friendly and professional. Our staff is always there to provide the best service to you as Korean Royal guest, and we would serve you to enjoy your unforgettable sensational dining experiences.

Banchan

Banchan (Hangul: ë°˜ì°Ź; hanja: éŁŻé„Œ; English pronunciation: /ˈbɑːntʃɑːn/; also spelled panch’an) refers to small dishes of food served along with cooked rice in Korean cuisine. This word is used both in the singular and plural. The word Banchan translated into English means side dish.

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Iced Ocha free

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Gogi Gui – Korean Berbeque

Korean barbecue or gogi gui, refers to the Korean method of grilling beef, chicken, or other types of meat. Such dishes are often prepared at the dinner table on gas or charchoal grills that are built into the centre of the table itself. The most typical form of Korean barbecue is galbi, made from marinated beef short ribs. Popular among korean consumers but it is also enjoyed internationally.

Yang Nyam Galbi 125k (regular)

Grilled seasoned bone-in ribs beef (130gr)

Perfectly cooked. They cooked it in front of me. I asked for medium well. It was delicious. The meat was still juicy. The sauce was sweet. And I ate them wrapped in lettuce. Just like they all did in Korean movie. Hahahaha..

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Jeonggol – Korean Shabu-shabu

Jeonggol is a category of elaborate stews or casseroles in Korean cuisine. Jeonggol was originally a dish for upper-class Korean and members of the royal court. Jeonggol usually contains sliced beef and/or seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, and other seasonings, which are boiled with a small amount of broth in a jeongolteul (pot used for cooking jeonggol). They may also include mandu (dumplings). Some of Jeonggol are spicy containing added gochujang or chili pepper powder, although these ingredients may be omitted. The variety of broth used varies according to the type of jeonggol being prepared.

Beef Jeonggol 75k (small)

Prime cut beef with mushroom and vegetables.

I was in a mood for shabu-shabu. Yup, it’s always an addiction for me. The meat and the vegetables were fresh and delicious. We finished it in a flash. LOL. I guess we’re so hungry. The broth was very rich and well-seasoned. Always love warm broth on rainy days.

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Bibimbap – Hot Stone Pot Bibimbap

Bibimbap is a popular Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed rice.” Bibimbap is sever as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautĂ©ed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A raw of fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating. It can be served either cold or hot.

Dolsot Bibimbap 80k

Hot stone pot rice mixed with marinated chicken, vegetables and egg

Mixed rice. Always love mixed rice. At first I thought it will be super spicy. But turned out, it’s only a mild one. The fun thing about bibimbap: you just mixed all the ingredients. And the portion was so big. We finished it slowly but sure. LOL. Actually it’s a simple dish but it will make you obsessed about it. As you can see below, the egg was so tempting. Recommended dish!

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Overall, SamWon House serves delicious dish with authentic flavour. I think I will be back for their Korean pancake and Japchae. See yo soon.

SamWon House
Setiabudi One
Ground Floor
Jl. HR Rasuna Said
Setiabudi, Jakarta
Phone: 021-52904213
IG: @samwongroup