Saturday, August 16, 2014

PAUL Boulangerie et Pâtisserie, Jakarta



It was a shiny beautiful morning when my food blogger friends and I had breakfast at PAUL Bakery in Pacific Place. 

PAUL has a good reputation for the quality and also their pastry chefs are very qualified. But then since they have bakeries in more than 20 countries (there are about 500 PAUL bakery/cafe restaurants around the world) thus their pastry are made frozen for the mass production.

Gaufre Chocolatte - Rp. 45.000
A simple waffle with chocolate sauce. 

Moelleux Choco - Rp. 45.000
It looks that this Moelleux Choco was upside down when it was served. Anyway, this smooth chocolate cake tasted just decent.

Mille Feuille Mangue - Rp. 50.000
Love this puff pastry with mango custard! 

Escargot Aux Raisins - Rp. 22.000
This raisin pastry was good.
Eclair Framboises - Rp. 50.000
A wonderful eclair because of the pretty framboise and not too sweet creamy filling. 

Chausson Pomme + Cappuccino - Rp. 65.000 (package price)
Good flaky pastry with apple filling. I like the sourness of the apple.

Cappuccino.

Damman Freres tea, Vert Menthe Tea - Rp. 40.000

Overall, it was a nice breakfast at PAUL. The taste of the pastry was quite good but my personal opinion about the pastry and prices here are overrated.

All prices are subjected to tax and service charge.
Current currency: 
1 USD = Rp. 11.715

Location:
PAUL Boulangerie et Pâtisserie
Galeries Lafayette, Pacific Place Mall
Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 52- 53,
Jakarta
Phone : 57 99 33 45

Business Hours: 07.00 - 22.00 (Sun to Thu)
07.00 - 24.00 (Fri to Sat)

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this restaurant for writing this review.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Island Creamery, Puri Indah, Jakarta


Together with my friends, I went for an afternoon cakes and ice cream at Island Creamery- a franchise ice cream outlet from Singapore.

 Old fashioned apple pie with ice cream - Rp. 39.000
The apple pie was decent.
I enjoyed the oreo vanilla ice cream that came along with it.


 Chocolate lava with ice cream - Rp. 39.000
The chocolate lave cake was good and also the rainbow ice cream (vanila ice cream mixed with rainbow cake). 

All prices are subjected to tax and service charge.
Current currency: 
1 USD = Rp. 11.800

Location:
Island Creamery
Puri Indah Mall Expansion, Level 2,
Jl. Puri Indah Raya, Puri Indah,
West Jakarta
Tel: 5823284

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this restaurant for writing this review.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Hay Thien, Puri Indah, Jakarta


Yesterday, I went for Chinese hot pot lunch together with my friends at the famous place for hot pot named Hay Thien in Puri Indah area.

Meat on skewers are also available.

The menu.
We ordered many items but the waitress came back and forth to inform us that some items like dumplings and tofu were not available because it was still "Idul Fitri" holiday.

So, we ended up with the below available items.

Rice (1 cup) - Rp. 6.500

How the food was prepared. 
Everything was boiled in a broth then put in the fragrant sesame oil on the plate 

Pork balls - Rp. 15.000
Fish balls - Rp. 17.500

Shitake mushroom - Rp. 17.000
Tofu flower - Rp. 20.000
Sui Kiaw (1/2 portion) - Rp. 17.500
Prawn inside tofu flower - Rp. 22.500


Glass noodle (1/2 portion) - Rp. 8.500
Tou Miau - Rp. 17.000

It was a delicious lunch! 

Left: Es Kemangi - Rp. 15.000
Mug beans, avocado, young coconut with brown sugar syrup.
Right: Es Putri Bali - Rp. 15.000
Coconut, grass jelly, tapai (fermented casava), kolang kaling with rose syrup.
The drinks were OK.
All prices are subjected to 5% service charge and 10% tax.
Current currency: 
1 USD = Rp. 11.600

Location:
Hay Thien
Jl. Puri Indah Raya Blok A No. 1
West Jakarta
Tel: 58353347
Opening hours: 11.00 - 24.00

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this restaurant for writing this review.

Friday, August 1, 2014

MonViet at Kemang, Jakarta


I had heard so many times people are praising this authentic Vietnamese restaurant named MonViet that already has been serving for over 40 years in Vietnam. For sure, I really wanted to give a try but the location is too far from my place which is in Lippo Mall Kemang Village. I could not be happier when my ex-colleague who was craving for Vietnamese food, came up with an idea to have lunch at MonViet.


Cha Gio Re - Rp. 43.000
My ex-colleague and I enjoyed this delicious Vietnamese crunchy spring rolls very much. Dipped it into the sweet sour hot sauce definitely added a nom nom effect.

Pho Tai - Rp. 55.000
My ex-colleague's favorite rice noodle with freshly sliced beef, beansprouts, Vietnamese basil leaves and a slice of lime. 

Bun Bo Nuong Sa - Rp. 58.000
My choice was this wonderful dish, a combination of cold vermicelli with the tender lemongrass grilled beef, Romaine lettuce, cucumber, bean sprouts, pickled carrots and daikon, peanuts, and Vietnamese herbs (no idea what are all the names of the herbs). This dish was surely fragrant!

The best way to eat this dish is to mix all the ingredients with the sweet fish sauce.

Thai Milk Tea - Rp. 27.000
A good strongly brewed tea with condensed milk.
All prices are subjected to tax and service charge.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 11.600

I totally enjoyed the food. It reminded me to the authentic Vietnamese taste that I had when I was traveling in Vietnam a few years back. I will absolutely come back again to MonViet! :)

Location:
MonViet
Lippo Mall Kemang Village
The Avenue of The Stars
South Jakarta
Tel: 29528439

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this restaurant for writing this review.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yamagoya Ramen, Baywalk Mall, Jakarta

Finally the authentic Yamagoya Ramen is back again in Jakarta after the one in UOB building was closed down because of the flood in January 2013 and the other one in MOI Kelapa Gading only served chicken broth (halal) for the ramen. 



The sea view from inside the restaurant.

Gyoza - Rp. 29.000
This dumpling has a good tasty filling but the skin was a bit soggy. I guess it was probably because I ate it when it was already cold.

Kimchi - Rp. 12.000
Refreshing, not too spicy for my taste bud and the sourness definitely increase my appetite.

Kakuni Cha Shu - Rp. 39.000
This wonderful grilled cha shu was slow marinated for 48 hours before the grilled process to perfection. I just loved how meltingly and tender it tasted.

Yamagoya Ramen - Rp. 58.000
This signature ramen became my favorite. It got Cha Shu, Tamago, Nori, Menma, Spring onion. The pork broth was so delicious. It was rich and tasty, perfectly paired with the tender Cha Shu and springy noodles.


The marinated tamago (boiled egg).

Tonkotsu Ramen - Rp. 48.000
Same as Yamagoya ramen but without tamago (boiled egg)

Kakuni Cha Shu Don - Rp. 45.000
This Cha Shu with spring onions on the top of shredded white cabbage and rice was another favorite of mine.

Ebi Furai Curry Rice - Rp. 54.000
A decent curry rice with fried prawn.
All prices are subjected to tax and service charge.
Current currency: 
1 USD = Rp. 11.600
Location:
Yamagoya Ramen
Baywalk Mall Level 2, unit 21
Jl. Pluit Karang Ayu B1 Utara, Penjaringan
North Jakarta
Tel: 5311098
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