Sunday, December 28, 2014

Vietopia, Cikini

It has been almost 10 years since the last time I have visited this Vietopia Vietnamese restaurant. It used to be one of my favorite restaurants and I visited quite often with my ex-colleagues during lunch time. It was really nice to come back to this restaurant. The decor and atmosphere have not changed much. With French songs played softly while I was enjoying my lunch here again, it definitely brought me nice memories.

Mix Appetizers - Rp. 55.000
The mix appetizers supposedly contained of Banh cuon (fresh spring rolls filled with shrimp, chicken, egg & vegetables), Chao tom (grilled shrimp paste rolled around sugar cane), Cha gio (fried spring rolls filled with minced chicken) and Cha cua (crab cakes). Unfortunately, the Chao tom was out of order. My favorite, for sure, was Cha gio - the fried spring rolls.

Bun Bo Xao - Rp. 50.000
Traditional Vietnamese vermicelli dish served with grilled NZ beef mixed with lettuce, onion, garlic, peanuts and nuoc sauce. The nuoc sauce which made from water, fish sauce, lime juice, vinegar, palm sugar, lemon grass, chili and garlic tasted pretty mild for the spiciness and tanginess. I personally prefer pungent taste for nuoc sauce.

Ca Phe Sua Da - Rp. 36.000
Iced Vietnamese coffee with sweet condensed milk.  
All prices subjected to 10% tax and 5.5% service charge.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 12.430
Jl. Cikini Raya No. 33
Central Jakarta
Tel: 3915893/ 3103790

Opening hours: 11.30 am - 10 pm

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, December 27, 2014

Raa Cha Suki & Barbeque, Citraland Mall

I was with my ex-colleague in Citraland mall this evening. It was already 8 pm and my ex-colleague got hungry but I was still feel full from my late lunch thus I just accompanied her to have dinner at Raa Cha Suki & Barbeque. 

Cute fish balls.

Seasoned meat.



Sauces and Chili.

Suki (steamboat) & Barbeque. 
Each customer gets an individual mini stove for steamboat and mini grill plate for barbeque.

My ex-colleague chose tom yum soup instead of chicken broth for her steamboat and had Skin tofu - Rp. 5.909, Fish cake - Rp. 6.818, Salmon ball - Rp. 4.545, Pakcoy - Rp. 5.909, White rice - Rp. 4.545 and Thai tea - Rp. 14.545.

I tasted the Tom Yum soup and also a bit of the skin tofu and fish cake. 
I really think Raa Cha Suki & Barbeque is worth it for its affordable prices.
 All prices are subjected to 10% Government tax.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 12.430

Raa Cha Suki & Barbeque
Citraland Mall 5th Floor
Jl. S. Parman
West Jakarta
Tel: 5686808

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, December 25, 2014

Bruschetta Italian Restaurant - Hotel Borobudur

Last week, I was invited to the elegant Bruschetta Italian Restaurant in Hotel Borobudur to try their Venison promotion menu and new menu. All of the menu is created by Italian Resident Chef Marco Matteucci.

The restaurant has a very cozy atmosphere with a nice view to a garden. (Left)
There is also a private room with 8 seats. (Right)

Complimentary bread.

Bruschetta and Pumpkin soup in a cup - complimentary.

Insalata Caprese con Pomodori, Mozzarella E Basilico - Rp. 82.000
Caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil. Olive oil - lime dressing.

Ravioli di Spinaci - Rp. 158.000
Stuffed Ravioli pasta with ricotta cheese and spinach in butter sauce and tomato fondue.

Involtino di Filetto di Barramundi su Melanzane Arrosta, Patate Allo Saferano, Salsa Al Pepperone Rosso - Rp. 158.000
Baked roll filet of barramundi on top of roasted eggplant, potato saffron and red bell pepper sauce.

Red Wine Braised Venison Stew - Rp. 258.000
Topped with sauteed mushrooms, croutons, bresaola, red cabbage and poached fruits. Choice of fresh pasta or troffe.

Liguine Al Astice con Pomodoro Fresci, Aglio E Pepperoncino - Rp. 850.000
Lobster linguine with fresh tomato, garlic and chopped Italian parsley.

Pizza Roll - Rp. 98.000
Shrimps, avocado, spicy sauce, baby spinach, mozzarella, tomato.

Bruschetta Quartet - Rp. 98.000
Strawberry macaron with lime sorbet, praline panna cotta, amaretto cheesecake and red fruit compote.

Carpaccio di Ananas con Sorbeto E Amaretti - Rp. 58.000
Pineapple carpaccio with sorbet and amaretti.

Orange juice and Sparkling water.
All prices are subjected to 21% of government tax and service charge.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 12.480

Hotel Borobudur 3rd Floor.
Jl. Lapangan Banteng Selatan,
Central Jakarta.
Tel: 3805555

Opening hours:
Lunch 11:30 am – 2:30 pm,
Dinner 6:30 – 10:30 pm

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Shirayuki Japanese Desserts & Bistro, PIK

Shirayuki is a new place  serving Japanese dessert and fusion food. It has just opened for less than a month. This bistro was known as Kabocha before, but the owner changed the name and decoration but still serving some of the Kabocha's menu.

When I was there last weekend, I was pretty amazed that so many people were willing to be on the waiting list to get a table.

Hamburg Steak with Ebi Furai - Rp. 72.000

Salmon Cream Soup Spaghetti - Rp. 55.000 
I really like it! Not too creamy but really tasty.

Bolognese Gratin - Rp. 38.000
Nice baked cheese with tomato sauce served with minced beef and chicken.

Cabe Ijo Bianco - Rp. 41.000
Ultimate interpretation of modern Indonesian-style spaghetti. 
Spicy food lover would love this dish.

Crab Spaghetti in Tomato Cream Sauce - Rp. 65.000
Can't get enough with the tomato cream sauce and also the crab on the top.

A Japanese style of skewered, deep fried cutlet of meat or seasonal vegetables.
Chicken - Rp. 8.000, Prawn - Rp. 12.000, Spicy Lotus Root - Rp. 8.000, Spicy Shitake Chicken - Rp. 8.000, Tomato Cheese - Rp. 8.000, Beef - Rp. 8.000, Sweet Potato - Rp. 5.000, Quail Egg - Rp. 5.000

Cold Ocha - Rp. 14.000
The ocha powder is directly imported from Japan.

Honey Cheese Toast - Rp. 39.500
With Chocolate/Vanila Ice Cream

Milky Matcha Ice Cream - Rp. 38.000
Stuffed Mochi, Jelly, Mixed Nuts, Almond

Bailey's Kanten - Rp. 36.000 

Shredded Jelly then poured with Baileys Irish Cream (Irish Whiskey).

Watanoki Matsuri - Rp. 37.000
Cotton Candy tree, Warabi Mochi and ice cream.
4 flavors of cotton candy: original, blueberry, mango and strawberry.

Yukidaruma Matsuri - Rp. 58.000
Really cute snowman made from shaved ice then added with
Jelly Mixed Nuts, Stuffed Mochi almond, 1/2 Ice Mochi 

Matcha & Kashoku combination  ice cream - Rp. 15.000
At the moment, I don't think there is any place that sell Kashoku ice cream in Jakarta. It's a must to give a try of this ice cream, so good!!!
All prices subjected to service charge & tax.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 12.274

SHIRAYUKI Japanese Desserts & Bistro 
Rukan Emerald no 10 - Pantai Indah Kapuk

Opening hours: 
Mon-Wed : 12.00-22.00 
Thursday : CLOSED 
Fri - Sun : 12.00-23.00
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