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.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Kitti Chai Thai Street Kitchen and Bar, Köln

Kittichai Thai Street Kitchen and Bar is located in Köln Altstadt/ Cologne, Germany. Kittichai is not only serving Thai food but also other Asian food.

Since it is already summer, most of the guests prefer to eat outside the restaurant but for me and my colleagues, we prefer to sit inside the restaurant to keep away from the sun and heat. Overall, the food and drink were very good. We were satisfied with the taste although none of the chefs are Asian.

Guess what? I left my digital camera at KittiChai and just realized it almost 5 hours later. I run back to the restaurant and I was so relieved to find out that they kept my digital camera safely.

Inside the restaurant.

The open kitchen.

Thai Soup - EUR 8.45
with crispy duck, rice noodle, coriander, roasted onion, sesame.

Japanische Udon Nudeln - EUR 7.95
Green curry, paprika, zucchini, mushroom, beans, broccoli, Thai basil, onion, coriander.
With Chicken/ Beef  +EUR 2.00 

Fried Rice - EUR 6.45
Vegetables , egg 
Chicken/Beef + EUR 2.00
Shrimp/Duck + EUR 3.00

Homemade Lemonade with mint & basil - EUR 2.60
Sparking water - EUR 2.20
Current currency:
1 EUR = IDR 15.250

Location:
Kitti Chai
Ehrenstraße 81,
50672 Köln,
Germany Hours: Open today · 11AM–1AM
Phone: +49 221 27263840

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 9, 2017

Meister Bock, Köln Hauptbahnhof


Whenever I was at the main train station in Cologne - Germany, this little shop with sausages hanging on the wall made me craved for their delicious sausages. 

I came closer and read the menu, there were about 6 different types of sausage serving. The boiled and also fried. The sausage is always served with a little bun called Brötchen.

Bock wurst - EUR 2.80
Served with mustard sauce and a bun. This boiled sausage tasted so delicious.
Crunchy but also juicy. I wish to have eat more of this sausage. 
I had this Bock wurst before heading to Frankfurt.

Currywurst - EUR 3.20
One of my favorite sausage serving because of the sweet sour sauce and also the curry powder on the top of the fried sausage.

Enjoying the Currywurst in the train on the way to Aachen.
Current currency:
1 EUR = IDR 15.297


Location:
Meister Bock
Trankgasse 11,
50667 Köln,
Germany
Hours: Open today · 7AM–2AM
Phone: +49 221 473570

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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