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Hawaii x Japan : Honu Poke & Matcha Bar, Kemang

August 26, 2018

Honu is a poke bowl & matcha bar located in Kemang. Earlier this year they opened their second branch in Menteng. I visited the Kemang’s branch right before the lunch hours. Luckily I managed to take a bunch of pictures before the crowd comes in 😝 Here, their main dish are those one-of-a-kind dish called Poke Bowls. Poke Bowl is a Hawaiian dish that has diced raw tuna fish with soy sauce, green onions and other ingredients such as seaweed.…

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Go-to place for Roti Nogat : Kedai Roti Kobi, Jakarta

August 17, 2018

It was a fine sunday afternoon when I arrived at Kedai Roti Kobi. There’s a very long line inside their small indoor area. You will be welcomed by the cook who toast the bread which quite frankly makes you want to buy everything. I mean, they’re so tempting, and at this moment you’ll feel that you have to try them all😭 The place is kinda warm and smoky. It’s caused by the open kitchen space right after you open the…

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Tasted : Slow Afternoon at Mister Sunday

June 29, 2018

Concrete walls, natural light, and real life plants. What more would you ask for to spend your slow afternoon this holiday? It was a public holiday in the middle of the week. A blessed Sunday-tasted Wednesday.. As we thought before, the place was super packed. But the crowd was a little bit different than Bandung’s crowd. Mister-Sunday is packed with working and meeting people, busy with their own laptop.  First of all, it’s a public holiday, well I used to…

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Tasted : Gading Serpong at it’s best, Turning Point x ±on

June 19, 2018

It was an hour of driving from Jacksen‘s current place to Gading Serpong. Didn’t expect it to be that far, but it was worth the hustle. Located at the same neighborhood as their previous place, in fact it’s just a few rukos away. From the entrance, you’ll be welcomed by a very unique interior design that combine bottles, wooden board, and various glasses. You can also tell that there’s a nice lighting inside. You won’t see any binding lights, and…

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Tasted : Everyone’s Favorite, Claypot Popo, Jakarta

June 14, 2018

I’m a sucker for the vibes that old restaurants give. From places like Kopi Es Takkie to Semarang’s Toko Oen have been my favorite since forever. Claypot Popo is one of the restaurant that serve a simple homey-dish that can take you down to the memory lane.Claypot Popo in Jalan Sabang is small, feels like a mix of old Indonesian and Chinese house that has narrow halls, decorated with chinese calendar and family photographs. They serve chinese dishes in claypots.…

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Revisiting : Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih, the taste of your childhood

May 6, 2018

I can hardly remember when was the last time i ate their fried rice. I’m sure it’s way long time ago. Since I moved to Bandung, doing culinary in Jakarta has been a very rare thing for me. Until this time I finally get to revisit Nasi Goreng Kebon Sirih. It’s located in Jalan Kebon Sirih, Menteng area. If you have a chance, you should go and dine in at their place. There you’ll experience the unique local atmosphere at…

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Tasted : Nostalgia at Kedai Tjikini, Jakarta

February 11, 2018

The area of Cikini has the most nostalgic atmosphere that everyone probably can feel everytime they passed by the Cikini Raya Street. Wide range of entertainment such as fine dining restaurant, Taman Ismail Marzuki (cultural and science center), up to Jl Surabaya flea market are available for you to enjoy while you’re there. About all the things that you can find in Cikini, Kedai Tjikini is one of the Café that keep the nostalgic feeling in their restaurant. From the…

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Tasted : Old But Gold, Kopi Es Tak Kie, Jakarta

January 28, 2018

After twice failed to taste their Iced Coffee because I was too late, I finally get a chance to tried the legend ES KOPI TAK KIE. The very narrow alley packed with tons of people selling all kind of foods, fruits, chinese medicine, basically anything. Pretty much not really a nice place to have a slow morning. Especially me who definitely not a traditional market person, a bit annoyed. When I arrived there at 11.30 am. Kopi Es Tak Kie,…

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A hope / farewell to Pasar Santa, Jakarta

October 19, 2017

Remember Pasar Santa that was super hyped like 1-2 years ago? Well a month ago I paid a visit there and find out that they’re struggling to keep their business going. Well of course with the success of Pasar Santa, there’s obviously envious people, and in this case, the owner’s of the stall being a jerk and raise the price of the rent on his own term. Most of the sellers decided to left Pasar Santa. And now, Pasar Santa…

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Tasted : Modern Touch of Indonesian Jamu : Suwe Ora Jamu, Jakarta

September 27, 2017

I’m having a hard time remembering when was the last time I have jamu to boost up my health. I’m sure does most of people in big cities nowadays. When I was sick and my body needs turmeric to boost my appetite, I got it from pills, not traditional Jamu. Suwe Ora Jamu, located at Jl Petogogan, Pejaten is the first branc of the Cafe. In about 2 years, they have already successfully opened their new branch few months ago…

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