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

Kopineto Coffee at Karet Pedurenan Kuningan Jakarta

April 9th, 2017. I knew about this place from an owner of coffee shop nearby. I planned to go there with friends, but evidently everybody went there already. So, before an event not far from my place, I went there, alone. Kopineto Coffee.

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Located on the roadside of Karet Pedurenan near a beauty parlor, Kopineto occupied 3 levels building. The 3rd level is a rooftop. I prefer the 2nd level because it’s cooler. Hahaha.. Well, I got there around 9am, but I had to wait. There’s no barista, even though it’s written open 8am. LOL. So after about half an hour, they came. Yaaaay. Now let me share to you my simple review.

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White Coffee 30k

It’s always good to drink great coffee. But when you cannot drink too much coffee, it’s a little bit sad. Unquestionably. And I couldn’t drink coffee as much as I want. *sobbing* Actually this white coffee was a little bit too milky. But, other than that, it’s fine. 🙂

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Pandan Cake 15k

Pandan Cake was a light cake, and I love it. I heard a lot about this pandan cake from other reviews. And I still ordered this one? Yes of course, since pandan cake is a harmless one, for me. And when I want it to be richer in texture, I dip it into my coffee. OMG! It’s really really good. So please order this one, and dip it into the coffee, booyaaaaah! Ok ok, I’m overreacting hahaha. But, it’s true. It’s good. Try it.

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Toast Bread 15k

It’s banana chocolated toast bread. I prefer if it’s more crisp. It’s too mushy for a toast bread. LOL. But it tasted nice with good flavour of banana and chocolate together. 🙂

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If you wanna sit in a serene place with a nice ambiance, you can drop by here. Please ignore the view from there, too much power cables in front of the coffee shop. But I tried so hard not to capture it in my photos’ blog hahahaha.. It’s quite annoying to see those cables. LOL. Anyway, enjoy the place.

kopineto.coffee
Jl. Karet Pedurenan No.33A
Kuningan, Setiabudi
Jakarta
Telepon: +62 851-0390-0061
IG: @kopineto.coffee

AB Steak by Chef Akira Back at MD Place Building Setiabudi Jakarta

April 17th, 2017. I was invited to Media and Bloggers luncheon. It was very exciting. A new place. You know about Akira Back, right? Yes. There’s connection between this place and Akira Back. Turn out, this is the latest brainchild by Chef Akira Back. It’s a modern Korean Steakhouse with American style. AB Steak.

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Chef Akira Back stays true to his take on cultural merging, mixing flavors and tastes of his Korean origin along with a variety of other cuisines in an exotic fashion. The innovative steakhouse concept has been developed by Chef Back for quite some times and Jakarta has been chosen to be the first city to open AB Steak. The restaurant’s door opens in April 2017 with a commitment to deliver high quality service, comfort, style and memorable experience.

The experience was like in a movie. We came in. It’s dark. A lot of meat in there. People walked around. There’s fire on the wall. Yeah, not really fire, it’s more like live wallpaper. It’s still dark. I know! We’re like coming into a private party of mafia kingpin! LOL. The difference from the movie, in AB Steak, there’s no dancing pole. Hahaha. Yup, trust me. Not even one. *please be serious Yen..* Ok, I’m not lying. It’s like private party. I could feel the elegant and luxury ambiance. There’re paper cranes on the wall. It’s so beautiful. Well, let’s begin the steak-party!

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STARTERS

Shitake Croquette 225k

Sea Urchin, Sweet Shrimp Kejang, Smoked Potato Foam, Caviar

My favourite! Can you imagine? Sea Urchin with Caviar on top of croquette. Tasted marvelous. The sweet shrimp kejang was also very delightful. It’s not every day I could eat kejang. The smoked potato foam was in a quite rich creamy texture even though it’s form as a foam. Super recommended!

Gejang or gejeot is a variety of jeotgal, salted fermented seafood in Korean cuisine, which is made by marinating fresh raw crabs either in ganjang or in a sauce based on chili pepper powder.

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Amberjack “Carpaccio” 195k

Roasted Jalapeno Salsa, Oranges, Blood Orange Soy

Beautiful presentation. The lovely colour of the raw amberjack fish, blend charmingly with the colour of oranges and roasted jalapeno salsa and blood orange soy. The fresh spicy and tangy flavour of the dish was really strong. I only ate one beautiful slice of amberjack and it’s enough. The flavour burst in my mouth. Ulalaaaa..

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Scallop Crudo 135k

Chive & Kimchee Gel, Jicama, Truffle Yuja Soya

Crudo means raw in Spanish. So it means raw scallop. And it was beautiful. It’s glazy and divine in presentation. But the flavour was very strong for my palate. The sour and tangy flavour. If you like sour and tangy flavour, this is for you, then. An eye-opener starter.

Pachyrhizus erosus, commonly known as jicama, Mexican yam bean, or Mexican turnip, is the name of a native Mexican vine, although the name most commonly refers to the plant’s edible tuberous root.

Citrus junos or yuzu (from Japanese ナă‚ș) is a citrus fruit and plant in the family Rutaceae. It is called yuja (from Korean 유자) in Korean cuisine context.

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Steamed Bun 150k

Bbq Duck, Seared Foie gras, Ssamjang hoisin

Such a delicate bun. And I think it’s very genius to serve bun with tender duck and seared foie gras. And the bun was very delicate. Ok, I said it twice. But it’s true. I just rolled the bun, put those delicious in my mouth. And it’s literally melted. Yes, melted in my mouth. This is one of my favourites too.

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Black Mussels 135k

Meatballs, Crispy Rice Cake, Kochujang Butter Sauce

Love this one too. Wow, it’s getting better! The black mussels were a rare ones. So, it’s really lucky for me to try this one. It was very delicious. I prefer they made the meatballs larger, of course. But those mini meatballs were scrumptious. Those little.. errrr.. ok now let’s talk about the crispy rice cake. It was pretty amazing. Sometimes they made the tteobokki quite hard to chew. But this one was pretty soft. Don’t ask about the butter sauce. I wanted to put warm rice on top of it. Huft.. I should did that! 😩

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Steak Tartare 185k

Roasted Bone Marrow, Wagyu Tartare, Pine Nuts

At first I ate only the wagyu tartare. Then I combined with the roasted bone marrow. And it was unbelivable. The flavour changed all at once. As you know, bone marrow tastes meaty and buttery. Umami!

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AB’s Caesar 110k

Grilled Romaine, Grilled Salmon, Herbed Yogurt Caesar Dressing, Caramel Mac-nuts

I think it’s caesar salad a la AB Steak. The romaine grilled perfectly, mingled impeccably with the well-seasoned salmon. The caramel macadamia enhanced the texture of the salad. Recommended!

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After those starters, let’s move to the main course. And they served five dipping sauces: Sesame Oil, Bulgogi, Wasabi, Ssamjang and Chimichurri. My favourite was the sesame oil. 🙂

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#GrillsGoneWild

PREMIUM WAGYU

They categorized 6 types. Hokkaido “Snow” Rib Eye A5 850k per 100gr, Hokkaido “Snow” NY Strip A4 850k per 100gr, Flat Iron Steak A4 225k per 100gr, Chuck Eye Steak A4 385k per 100gr, Rump A4 325k per 100gr and Knuckle A4 185k per 100gr.

Flat Iron Steak 300gr 675k

Tender wagyu beef with melt-in-your-mouth texture. Super juicy.

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HOUSE AGED BEEF

They categorized 6 types also. 60 days Whiskey Aged Bone-In Wagyu Ribeye MBS +6 123k per 100gr, 45 days Porterhouse (500gr minimum) 185k per 100gr, 45 days T-bone (500gr minimum) 178k per 100gr, 45 days Bone-in Ribeye (300gr minimum) 199k per 100gr, 21 days Kiwami Wagyu Top Sirloin 9+ 168k per 100 gr and 15 days Belgian White Tongue 160k per 100gr.

45 days – Porterhouse 500gr 925k

200 days grain fed

I could still hear the sizzling sound they made. They added apple wood chips in the charcoal. Smell so good. Juicy and tender meat. OMG. But I prefer it grilled in medium well. Melt-in-your-mouth!

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45 days – Bone-In Ribeye 300gr 597k

200 days grain fed

Same texture with same flavour. Aaaargh, after tried 3 kinds of meat, I still couldn’t choose which one is the best. Since they all were delicous, juicy, tender and melt-in-your-mouth. Well I think, you should try them all. OMG! To-die-for!

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DESSERT

Coconut Mochi Cake 65k

Butter Mochi Cake, Salted Caramel Popcorn & Macadamia, Coconut Sorbet

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Molten Chocolate Soufflé 150k

Valrhona, Pinenut Streusel, Vanilla Frangelico Ice Cream

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Brandy & Maple With Nashi & Crepe Flambé 150k

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OK, from those three desserts, my favourite was the Molten Chocolate SoufflĂ©. The mochi cake was just ok for me. Maybe because I don’t really like mochi. And the crepe flambĂ© was just a sweet crepe with additional of brandy flavour. Those two were delicious, but I love the molten chocolate soufflĂ© more. The texture of the soufflĂ© was flawless. Super recommended.

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Thank you AB Steak for the lovely luncheon. Wagyu see is Wagyu get. Grilling on April 23rd, 2017 – currently only for dinner. Be prepared, people!

AB Steak by Chef Akira Back
MD Place Building
Mezzanine Floor
Jl. Setiabudi Selatan No. 7
Setiabudi, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 2966 9272
IG: @absteakjakarta

Homepage (previously HiLo) Coffee at Emerald Residence Karet Pedurenan Setiabudi Jakarta

February 19th, 2017. Another new coffee shop opened near my place. I saw it before it opened, but I totally forgot to mention the coffee shop to my friends. When I saw a friend posted it in his IG account, I asked #DFS to visit the place. But too bad, I had to go there only with Leo because everybody was busy. Well, that cold rainy morning, we came to the coffee shop. HiLo Homepage Coffee.

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Hi energy + Lo fat Coffee = HiLo. That’s why they chose the name of the coffee shop. Andre and Albert. We met them, men behind HiLo Homepage *I have no idea if there’s another owner hahaha*. They have the experience and expertise in their respective fields. Combined together and HiLo Homepage was born. The place actually located at the lobby of Emerald Residence. They rent the lobby and made it for one hang out place. They told me that it still needed improvement. But they will do it one by one.

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Cappuccino 35k

I tried a sip and it’s really good.

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Red Velvet Latte 35k

At first, it’s too sweet for me. But then, they told me to stir it up. Then, it was perfect. The texture was also very good.

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Salted Egg Yolk Croissant 33k

It looked dry and not interesting. But when we cut the croissant and put it in our mouth, we agreed to each other. It’s very scrumptious. The croissant was crunchy with appetizing taste. And the salted egg yolk filling was perfect for my taste bud. Not too salty, not too sweet. Just splendid.

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Nutella Danish 30k

Same texture with the salted egg yolk croissant, but with different taste, for sure. Well, Nutella never failed, but I prefer they filled the danish with more filling. Errrr.. more Nutella please.. hahaha..

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Congratulations HiLo Homepage.  Welcome to the ranks of the coffee shop around me.

HiLo Homepage Coffee
Emerald Residence
Jl. Karet Pedurenan no. 41 – 43
Setiabudi Karet Kuningan
Jakarta
Phone:+62 21 52960383
IG: @hilocoffee.id @homepagecoffee.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