Beer Pairing Dinner AWkitchen and Beervana at Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

July 27th, 2017. I was invited to an event about beer pairing dinner at AWkitchen Plaza Indonesia. It’s a pairing with Beervana Indonesia. I knew Beervana from another event. But I didn’t have a chance to try the beers. Well, now I got the chance. Yaaay.

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Beervana travels the world in search of the finest craft beer, handpicks our faves, and brings them to the very best tables in the places we call home. Beervana was born in 2012 when two American beer nerds met in Bangkok. Though Aaron and Brian had very different backgrounds, each grew up brewing, drinking and of course, sharing craft beer. Realizing their commong destiny, they dropped everything and set up a Beervana to import the very first fresh, modern, mouth-popping craft beer to Thailand. Our family has grown a lot since those early days of 2012, but we’re all still driven by the same fanatical devotion to the world’s best beverage. Beer is front and center of everything we do; everything else flows from there.

AWjutchen Jakarta, Japanese-Italian restaurant who served Italian food with Japanese twitst, colaborate with Beervana Indonesia to make a Pitch Perfect Pairing between AWkitchen delectable dishes with New Zealand very own hand craft beer, Tuatara. Tuatara is one of hand crafted Beer from New Zealand, which now available in all AWkitchen restaurant in Jakarta. Well, I will share about the pairing below.

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BEER PAIRING

Bohemian Pilsner with Fish & Shrimp Fritt and Pizza Pescatore

Malt and yeast foundation loyal to its Czech pilsner roots – with a fresh New Zealand hop twist. This is not your daddy’s pilsner!

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Sauvinova with Fried Fishball with Shrimp and Pappardelle Salmon

100% hopped with Nelson Sauvin to create the closest thing you can imagine to a Sauvignon Blanc.

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Aotearoa Pale Ale (APA) with Meatballs Garbanzo and Black Angus Sirloin with Porcini Sauce

A deep, long, new age flavour profile with jutting complexity and the taste of herbs, citrus, and grapefruit.

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I love the Tuatara APA. A deep and rich texture with great combination of Black Angus Sirloin.
The previous beers were good but I didn't really like them. I prefer the last beer.
About the food, they were good pairing with each of the beer.
The fish and shrimp fritt - the pizza pescatore: get along with Tuatara Pilsner.
The papardelle pasta and the fried fish ball: great combination with the Tuatara Sauvinova.
But the best combination was Meatball Garbanzo and Black Angus Sirloin with the Tuatara APA.

DESSERTS

Oolong Ice Cream 35k

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Vanilla Ice Cream 35k

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As part of their beer pairing collaboration, they have a special package Buy 3 Get 1 Free Tuatara Pilsner to be enjoyable with your favourite AWkitchen’s mouthwatering meals. The promotion valid at all AWkitchen outlets from July 15th to August 15th, 2017. Thank you AWkitchen and Beervana for the lovely dinner.

AWkitchen
Plaza Indonesia 2nd Floor
Jl. MH Thamrin Kav 28-30
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29924325
IG: @awkitchenjkt

Afternoon Chocolate Buffet at Le Chocolat Lounge Pullman Jakarta Indonesia

July 18th, 2017. It’s always happy to be back to Pullman Jakarta Indonesia. And I got good news guys! *dancing* Le Chocolat Lounge is having Afternoon Chocolate Buffet. What?!?!?! Yes, you heard it right. Chocolate Buffet.

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Le Chocolat Lounge of Pullman Jakarta Indonesia is one of the places to see and to be seen in town. It is not only known for its cosy atmosphere and modern take on decorated sofas and city scenery magnificently framed by floor-to-ceiling windows, the only chocolate lounge in Jakarta recently introduced a delightful chocolate-themed Afternoon Tea Buffet from 3pm to 6pm daily. For only 188k++ per person, guests can delight in selections of savory Indonesian snacks before moving on to the chocolate-inspired cakes, pastries, fondue and more while sipping their choice of signature chocolate drink, tea or coffee.

Le Chocolat Lounge is a very comfortable place. I was happy to be back there again. When I stayed at Pullman, I forgot to bring my hubby to enjoy the lounge. Well, next time I think I will ask him to join me to this Afternoon Chocolate Buffet.

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To please the palate while enjoying the signature chocolate drink, the Chefs offer Indonesia’s favorite savory snacks and an extensive choice of delectable flavours on its chocolate buffet spread. Guests can enjoy hot dishes, such as Deep-fried Beancurd with Vegetables, Combro, Fried Cassava with Five Spices, Crab Fritter and Banana Fritter with Cheese. The main star of the buffet is of course the generous selection of chocolate-inspired delicacies, including Chocolate Fountains Trio – Milk Chocolate, Caramel Chocolate and White Chocolate, Mini Chocolate Eclairs, Macarons, Chocolate Spiced Chocolate Fondue Cake, Tiramisu, Spiced Chocolate Ganache Tart and the Caramel Roche. Chocolate lovers can indulge endlessly in assorted praline or the chocolate fondue.

Can you guys imagine, all you can eat, not food, but chocolate? OMG! Have you ever seen the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? OMG! *drooling* When I saw the movie, I imagined that I was Charlie. I wanted to swim in the chocolate hihihi. And now Le Chocolat made it come true.

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Le Chocolat Lounge
Pullman Jakarta Indonesia
Jl. M.H. Thamrin 59
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 31921111
IG: @pullman.jkt.indo

Ray’s Bottle of Joe at Grand Indonesia West Mall Thamrin Jakarta

August 2nd, 2017. I was on my way to another event, when Natasha asked me to join her to Grand Indonesia. She was heading to a meeting there. Well, I remember that Ray’s Bottle of Joe just opened in Grand Indonesia, so I asked Natasha to keep me company.

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Ray’s Bottle of Joe is a Traditional-style iced coffee concentrate that’s brewed and bottled by hand at Ray’s Lab. Each batch is made by steeping a special blend of freshly roasted coffee from all regions around indonesia in water overnight, then extracting the ground using a two-step filtration process. What remains? A bold, super-smooth concentrate that can be mixed with cold milk or water and served over ice. You can even serve it mixed it with hot water. It’s quick, painless, and delicious.

Occupied a petite island coffee bar at Level 3A West Mall Grand Indonesia, Ray’s Bottle of Joe caught my attention because of the cute barista.. LOL! Just kidding! I mean, well, yeah they have this cute barista, but it’s not the only reason I went there. Hahaha.. I was very curious with their coffee, for sure. I love their tagline: simple honest coffee, since I needed that kind of coffee. Not a complicated one.

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Yuzu Cold Brew Coffee 38k

It’s Natasha’s order. And I didn’t like it at all. Hahaha.. It’s sour and bitter at the same time. OMG! Not my type, sorry.

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Pink Beach 38k

Love it. Like they said, “Pink Beach will excite and delight you at the same time. It’s coffee beautifully merged with the freshness of berries topped with silky smooth citrusy cream on top.” It’s beautiful and delightful. My kind of coffee.

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Nutella and Regal Bomba

It’s a doughnut with no hole. I have no idea why they call it bomba. Nutella and Regal bomba. You can choose your favourite.

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Great job, Ray’s Bottle of Joe. See you again very soon! Pssst, order their nutellatte! Dabomb!

Ray’s Bottle of Joe
Grand Indonesia
West Mall Level 3A
JL. MH Thamrin, Jakarta
IG: @raysbottleofjoe

Khung Bar & Restaurant at Plaza Indonesia Thamrin Jakarta

 July 27th, 2017. I saw this place at my IG timeline, then I stalked Plaza Indonesia IG hahaha.. The new place called Khung. Why they named it Khung? Well, I’m still waiting for the answer from them. Since they still haven’t responded my first question about the cuisine, I think I have to wait long *roll my eyes*. When I had invitation at Plaza Indonesia, I took some time to visit this place with Cindy. It’s really a hidden gem since it took a hidden place near west lobby. And to find the place, what an effort hahahaha..

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An Asian-authentic restaurant & bar by ALLIN Lifestyle. KHUNG represents the most out of Asian recipes with modern & innovative cooking techniques.

When I came in, I was stunned with the ambiance. It’s beautiful with warm atmosphere. Not too spacious. But the hospitality amazed me. From the greeter, the security guy and the servers. They were all very friendly and helpful with everything. And I love the beautiful murals on the wall.

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Blooming Tea 48k

There’re a lot of choices at the menu for drinks. But I was in a mood for tea. So I chose from their premium collection. I asked them first, which one that milder than the others. She said, “blooming tea.” I picked that, then. And I really loved it. It’s light, had a very soft texture and long-lasting aromatic finish. And the most important thing, it’s beautiful, with flowers that literally bloom as they steep.

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Moccachino 55k

It’s Cindy’s order. And I recommended her to try the ice coffee since she was just taking a long way from her home. I tried a sip and it’s delicious. Such a thirst-quenching too.

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Crispy Pork Belly Bites 88k

served with tamarind sauce, beansprout, scallion

This was a quite funny moment. When the crispy pork belly bites came to our table, I said to Cindy, “Is that a right menu? It’s big portion!” Well, because there’s a main course menu with a similar name, Khung Crispy Pork Belly, I think. Cindy said, “Well, wait for the bill, then.” Hahahaha.. So we enjoyed the pork belly very much. Well-seasoned, with great texture. I really loved it. Cindy loved the beansprout! Hahahaha.. kidding. LOL. The tamarind sauce was also good. Enhanced the flavour of the pork belly. And yes, it’s the right menu. Wow, it’s a very generous portion!

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Yang Chou Cau Fen 116k

Chinese fried rice with pork char siew

Cindy chose this menu since she wanted to try the pork char siew. But she was a little bit disappointed with the size of the pork char siew. “What?! It’s too small!!” LOL. But the fried rice was really delightful. Great texture with flavourful taste. We’re digging the fried rice continuously without a break hahaha.. Its aroma made us wanna eat it right away. Hmm..

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Green Tea Brulle 72k

Greentea, cream, egg, vanilla ice cream

Yes, I know, all the foodies ordered their famous Orange Molten Lava Cake. But, it’s too mainstream for us. So we ordered this green tea brulle. OMG! De-li-ci-ous! The green tea aroma was very strong. Rich flavour with amazing texture. Btw, I think they should use the vanilla ice cream as I saw in the menu. But when we tried it, it was rum and raisin ice cream. We had no idea why they didn’t use the vanilla ice cream, but we’re very happy with the rum and raisin ice cream. Hooraaay.

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I will be back and ask my hubby to join me for the crispy pork belly. LOL. Yes, it is that good. Congratulations Khung.

Khung Bar & Restaurant
Plaza Indonesia
Level I West Lobby
Jl. M.H. Thamrin, Menteng
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29921912
IG: @khung_allin

eskimomo at Pop On Plaza – Plaza Indonesia Thamrin Jakarta

June 10th, 2017. I think everybody loves ice cream. Me too! LOL. I heard about eskimomo when I came to a Japanese restaurant at Senopati area, and their collaboration amazed me. Who knew that the founders of eskimomo (Gupta Sitorus and Primo Rizky) could become my friends? *hug hug* By the way, I read somewhere that the name eskimomo comes from Primo’s nickname, “Momo,” and “eskim,” the way Indonesian children usually refer to ice cream. Super cute!

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When I heard that they opened a pop-up shop in Plaza Indonesia, I told my hubby that we should visit the place. Then, after several days have passed, finally I had a chance to visit them. It was a small area – join with other tenants – but very comfortable. And they have this lovely corner to take photos. LOL.

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Banana Fritter

This is my favourite. Sweet and fragrant. Just like eating a banana fritter. Love the texture. And of course love the flavour. I think I will order this one again when I miss Mom’s banana fritter. 🙂

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Apple Pie

Since my hubby loved apple so much, it’s his favourite. I didn’t like apple, so Apple Pie will be my last choice. But when he saw it, he said, “I wanna try apple pie!!” Well, I let him finish it of course.

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Nasi Uduk

This is the most famous flavour hahahaha.. I ordered this one just because I wanna prove that it really tastes like nasi uduk. And yes, it’s true, not only a rumor hahahaha.. I think I found chili and tempe orek. OMG! So genius!

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Thank you Gupta, Primo and eskimomo. Please make more outlets!

eskimomo at Pop On Plaza
Plaza Indonesia 5th Floor
Jl. M.H. Thamrin
Jakarta
IG: @eskimomo.id

[HOTEL] Pullman Jakarta Indonesia – Grand Deluxe Executive Suite

June 10th, 2017 – June 11th, 2017

Pullman Jakarta Indonesia is right by the iconic Thamrin Roundabout in the heart of Jakarta. We know what the capital city has to offer, what needs to be seen, heard, tasted. Because Pullman is cosmopolitan.

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My sister and her family stayed here 3 years ago, a complimentary for Vivi’s sweet 17th birthday *my lovely niece*, and I was very happy to be back here again. Love the lobby area. Very spacious and friendly. And I just realized that they have children playground there. They also have an area for internet connections. I really love their lobby. Spaciously huge hahaha. High ceiling with elegant stairs.

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Grand Deluxe Executive Suite (Room 1058)

97sqm. Entertain in style with panoramic Thamrin Roundabout views in a suite. Modern design complements the amenities in a Grand Deluxe Executive such as spacious separate lounge area with dining table and access to Executive Lounge.

WOW! I was stunned with the beauty of the room. They have a very spacious living room, with gigantic sofa. My hubby instantly fell in love with the sofa and the TV remote control LOL. Love the huge bathroom too. What about the bedroom? Super love. One thick bed with comfortable pillow. Super cozy. And by the way, they have another toilet in the living room. Fantastic!

Living Room

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Bedroom and Bathroom

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Executive Lounge

I didn’t get a chance to try their executive lounge. But I think it’s as lovely as the executive room.

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Swimming Pool and Spa

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Breakfast Time

SANA SINI, the hotel’s signature restaurant, puts new definition to all-day dining by featuring four culinary centers of the world.

Breakfast at SANA SINI. Pretty amazing with a lot of choices from egg station to desserts station. Definitely a keeper. Spacious area with many food stations and friendly gesture from the people.

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#onthetable

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Thank you so much Pullman Jakarta Indonesia and SANA SINI restaurant. We love you!

Pullman Jakarta Indonesia
Jl. M.H. Thamrin 59
Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 31921111
IG: @pullman.jkt.indo