Tuesday, October 17, 2017

King Mango Thai


Finally, I tried the hype King Mango Thai drink at Neo Soho Central Park, West Jakarta. It took me about 35 minutes to stand in queue. I heard that in the first months of opening, people would queue for 2 to 3 hours and  could only buy 3 cups per person.
While standing in the queue, I was observing how slow and inefficient the workers were preparing the drinks, even handing the drinks to the customers. I am not so sure whether they were already too tired or that is their way of preparing. For the inefficiency, I think they should implement the Kaizen methodology in preparing the juice so the customers don't have to wait and queue so long.

The King Mango Thai has 4 layers :
1. The bottom is the real Mango juice
2. Whipped Cream
3. Mango syrup shaved ice
4. Mango chunks.

It was over sweet for me especially the mango syrup shaved ice.  I could feel the sugar rush after I finished drinking it.

King Mango Thai - Rp. 50.000
 Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 13.495
Location:
King Mango Thai
Neo SOHO Mall,
Lower Ground,
Jl. Letjen S. Parman,
West Jakarta
Telp: 56985555

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.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Qatar Airways Meal

For my trip to Germany, I flew with Qatar Airways. Here are the meals that I had during my flights (Jakarta - Qatar - Berlin, Frankfurt - Qatar - Jakarta).
BRUNCH
Appetiser: Seasonal fresh fruit
Main: Mushroom and leek fritata with grilled chicken sausage
Dessert: fruit yogurt  

MAIN MEALS 
Appetiser: Seasonal salad
Main: Steamed fish fillet with ginger and soy bean sauce
carrot, green beans and jasmine rice.

Appetiser: Seasonal salad
Main: Slow cooked lamb in an apricot sauce
herb mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.
Dessert: Summer berry pudding.

Appetizer: Muffin
Main: Chicken sausage 
fried potato
Dessert: fruit yogurt  
The fried potatoes were warm at the outside, cold at the inside and very dry,. 
It was hard to swallow.

Appetizer: red cabbage and apple coleslaw.
Main:Braised beef  in green peppercorn sauce
potato gratin and roasted vegetables
Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding.

From all the Qatar meal that I had, this main meal tasted very bad.
The braised beef was very salty and dry. It seemed that it had been pre-heated several times. The potato gratin was also salty and dry. The sticky toffee pudding was too sweet. The red cabbage and apple coleslaw was the only thing eatable.

Appetizer: Seasonal salad
Main: Gulf style chicken Biryani
tomato sauce and fried onion.
Dessert: Summer berry pudding.

This "2048" game is a very addictive game. Seriously!


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, September 23, 2017

Crab Paradise - Seafood Thai Restaurant


It has been awhile since the last time I had eaten Thai food. Thus, I was so happy when my friend asked me to have lunch at this Thai restaurant named Crab Paradise in Green Ville area,  This restaurant is actually specializing in serving Thai seafood but we ordered our favorite Thai dishes which are:

Tom Yum Api-Api - Rp. 89.800
A very heart warming spicy sour soup.

Shrimps and mushrooms in the soup.


Yam Mamoung (Mango Salad) - Rp. 29.800
Love this Mango Salad! It tasted so delicious. The combination between sweet, sour and spicy is perfect.

Pad Thai Khoong (Shrimp Pad Thai) - Rp. 59.800
I like this stir-rice noodles because of the lime and coriander leaves plus grated peanuts.

Steam Rice - Rp. 8.000
Thai Cassava - free of charge

Ice Thai Tea - Rp. 20.000
Thai Coffee - Rp. 20.000
Refreshing beverages!
All prices are subjected to 5% Service Charge & 10% Tax.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 13.290


Location:
Crab Paradise
Jl. Komplek Green Ville Blok BK No. 1
West Jakarta

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.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

UPO Coffee, PIK


My friend brought me to this UPO coffee shop in PIK area. He told me how wonderful this place is and I should give it a try.

When we got there, it was very crowded. Luckily there's still one unoccupied table when we entered it. The second floor was also fulled.

Cheese cakes and unique croissant (filling: salted egg, red velvet).

A unique method is applied in this cafe where you mix your own drink.

Matchafogato - Rp. 45.000
Green tea ice cream with original Japanese matcha and a little bowl of salty peanuts

Ice Latte - Rp. 35.000
I'm not so sure what kind of coffee is being used but there's a slightly sour after taste when I drank it.

UPO Special Red Velvet Latte - Rp. 50.000
It's cute but unfortunately, it tasted almost like drinking plain fresh milk with a little sweetness.

Croissant Red Velvet - Rp. 35.000
Crunchy and got sweet cream filling.
All prices are subjected to 10% tax & 5% service charge
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 13.206

Location:
UPO Coffee
Ruko Cordoba Blok H No. 79
Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta

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 25, 2017

Apfelwein Wagner, Frankfurt

I arrived in Frankfurt on the last night in Germany before I flew back to Indonesia. My uncle and auntie - they live in Stuttgart - came to meet me at the hotel. It was almost 9 pm and I hadn't had a real dinner yet. I had been craving German food very much for the past week in Germany. I hadn't had real German food because my colleagues preferred to have Asian food, thus when my uncle and auntie asked me what I wanted to do that evening, my spontaneously answer was, "I want to eat authentic German food!"

First we went to a restaurant beside the Main river but unfortunately, it was fully booked by a company. We called a taxi and drove around to find another restaurant. The taxi driver recommended this authentic German restaurant called Apfelwein Wagner, which is located in the famous Sachsenhausen area.

When we got off from the taxi, we still had to walk a little bit to the restaurant. There was an event on the Schweizer straße and I was quite surprised that not only the street but also all the restaurants on that street were swarming with people.

Inside the Apfelwein Wagner.

Above the shelf, there are Apfelwein (Apple Wine or hard cider) Bembel (ceramic)


Frankfurter „Grüne Soße" mit Ochsenbrust und Bratkartoffeln - EUR 13.50
Frankfurt green sauce with braised beef and home fried potatoes.
This is one of the recommended authentic Frankfurt food.

The Green sauce is made by seven different herbs: hard-boiled eggs, oil, vinegar, salt and seven fresh herbs: borage, sorrel, garden cress, chervil, chives, parsley and salad burnet. Often it included dill, lovage, lemon balm and spinach

It tasted heavenly.

Warmer Apfelstrudel mit Vanillesoße  - EUR 4.50
Warm Apfelstrudel with Vanilla sauce. 
Finally eating the authentic Apfelstrudel!

Look how sumptuous it is!
The filing combination between the sweetness and the sourness was perfect.

Mineralwasser mit Kohlensäure (Gerolsteiner) 0,70 l - EUR 4.20
Sprakling water.
Current currency:
1 EUR = IDR 15.731

Location:
Apfelwein Wagner
Schweizer Str. 71,
60594 Frankfurt am Main,
Germany
Phone: +49 69 612565

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 12, 2017

Hai Nam, Asia Food, Aachen


This Hai Nam Asia Food restaurant is located near the main train station in Aachen, Germany. My colleagues and I went there to have a dinner before we headed back to Cologne.


The open kitchen.

The dining area. There is a fridge for beverages.

Tom Yam Gung - EUR 3.50
Thai soup with rice.

Nasi Goreng - EUR 6.90
Fried Rice.

Gebratene Reisnudeln mit knuspriger Ente - EUR 8.50
I had this dish. I really like the crispy fried duck. It was seasoned very nicely. As for the fried noodles, it tasted good.

Gebratene Nudeln mit Gemüse - EUR 4.50
Fried Noodles with vegetable.

The beverages.
I noticed the mineral water costed more expensive than juices or sodas.

Current currency:
1 EUR = IDR 15.795


Location:
Hai Nam Asia Food
Bahnhof Straße 30
52064 Aachen
Germany
Phone: +49 241 94378593

Opening hours:
Sunday - Friday: 11.00 - 22.30
Saturday: 17.00 - 22.30

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, July 30, 2017

Asia Gourmet, Hauptbahnhof, Köln


Dinner at Asia Gourmet which located inside the Main Train Station Cologne. It serves Asian cuisine.

I like the green cozy decor of this small restaurant.

The order counter where customers can see ready meals with the open kitchen.


Tom Yam with Vermicelli - EUR 8.50

It tasted quite bland and I could not finish the vermicelli.
Current currency:
1 EUR = IDR 15.667

Location:
Asia Gourmet
Trankgasse 11,
50667 Köln,
Germany
Hours: Open today · 9:30AM–10PM
Phone: +49 221 37997343

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Merzenich-Bäckereien, Köln


I couldn't be more amazed to see the large varieties of the pastries at this Merzenich Bakery when I was in the Old Town of Cologne.

Doughnuts.

Breads.

Pretzels.

Sandwiches.

Strawberry cakes.

Erdbeer Limone - EUR 3.25 per slice
It tasted differently than the American cheesecake because German cheesecake is usually made by quark cheese instead of cream cheese. I like this type of cheesecake but my colleague didn't like it.
Current currency:
1 Euro = IDR 15.528

Location:
Merzenich-Bäckereien
Gürzenichstr. 21,
50667 Köln, Altstadt-Nord.
Germany

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.
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