Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cocobeet Jakarta: Superfoods From Boston; Now in Jakarta

 Cocobeet Jakarta

Superfoods is essential nowadays. More people live a healthier lifestyle and gradually change their habit from consuming fatty food to low-fat produce. I've been residing in Singapore since 2016 and cannot get myself enough when it comes to Acai Bowl/Salad Bowl. In fact, Jakarta got lack options for superfoods until Cocobeet arrived.

Founded in Boston (USA), Cocobeet expand their market to Asia by entering Jakarta recently. Specialized in superfoods and cold pressed juices; both items are also available here. You might expect the best taste of superfoods because they have been accredited 'Top 15 Restaurants Localwide' by YELP! USA. It sounds so skeptical, but admitting that statements are necessary to bring me here. My honest opinions would be followed! :)

 Cocobeet Jakarta

 Cocobeet Jakarta

 Cocobeet Jakarta

Nestled in Senayan City exactly at the top floor, Cocobeet own a spacious dining area with minimalist concept. Stepped inside the venue, you might find a wooden decoration with a touch of white and black. It can be simplified as fully furnished but not so tight. I just love how that wooden architecture applied to the food appliances (wooden spoon & wooden fork) along with the crystal clear food display. Just find your preferred seat and have a good time here! :)

 Acai Berry

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 Acai Berry

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 Acar Berry

Starts with the crowd pleaser menu called Acai Berry (IDR 95,000 / S$ 10,10). Featuring the mixed berries smoothies with fresh cut bananas, shredded coconuts, and mixed nuts. I can say this list is mind blowing since all elements work together in my mouth! There is a crunchiness from peanuts, creaminess from that liquid, and extra sweetness from that shredded coconuts. I ever taste a similar version of this in Singapore with twice costs, and yes, this one is pretty affordable. Feels more grateful with this finding! :)

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 Vanilla Maple Cereal

Vanilla Maple Cereal

Another iconic menu here is Vanilla Maple Cereal (IDR 60,000 / S$ 6,60). Featuring hearty bowl of shredded coconuts, mixed peanuts, and nicely cut fruits; bathed in creamy fresh milk. Apart from what it looks, it tastes better. The mixed peanuts as the base of that bowl have soaked up the richness of that milk while the fresh fruits itself remains crispy and not even soggy. Such a complex combination that surprisingly works well in my mouth.

 Avocado Toasts

 Avocado Toasts

 Avocado Toasts

 Avocado Toasts

 Avocado Toasts

If you love Avocado Toast (IDR 60,000 / S$ 6,60), then you can be vegan. Because this item is the most creative innovation for the vegan food lover. Featuring the crispy and thick baguette with a thick layer of avocado, cherry tomatoes, and virgin olive oil. Once you bite it, you can feel the perfect crunchiness from that bread with incredible like the meaty texture from that avocado. What I love the most from this menu is it's pretty fulfilling.

 Coldpressed Juices

 Coldpressed Juices

Coldpressed Juices

Tons of cold pressed juices is also available here. Either mango, black coconut (limited), watermelon, or matcha is all taste good as it looks. Just quench your thirst while it last.

 Cocobeet Jakarta

Cocobeet Jakarta is the best destination for superfoods lover. The majority of food here is made upon order and looks Instagenic somehow. Even the ambiance itself compliment the best of that food. Worth a try! :)

Cocobeet Jakarta
Senayan City Lantai 5
Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta
Nearest area: Senayan, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
RSVP: (021) 22529613
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
Instagram: @cocobeetjkt




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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Cafe Bon Francais: Local Fusion Food At Its Comfort

 Cafe Bon Francais

The growth of cafe in Jakarta is inevitably high. It suggests that F&B business seems to be the only promising way to do business. But still, not every cafe can survive the test of time. After 3months/6 months some cafe has been closed down or even come with a new face. Perhaps, Cafe Bon Francais is one of the oldest and great cafes in Jakarta.

Locals who are living in Jakarta know Cafe Bon Francais. They start from the humble beginning in the 2000s with simple food gallery at the frontline of their store, and now, they got several of them. Even they keep on expanding until having numerous outlets in town.

 Cafe Bon Francais

 Cafe Bon Francais

 Cafe Bon Francais

Tucked away in Mal Taman Anggrek at West Jakarta, this label owns a spacious dining area with a thematic concept. The interior design concept is inspired by the minimalist coffee shop in U.K. I just love how warm and straightforward it is. You can enjoy a cup of coffee/tea with tons variety of food. In the end, you might laid back in the comfortable sofas! :)

 Zuppa Soup

 Zuppa Soup

 Zuppa Soup

Start with the crowd pleaser menu called Zuppa Soup. Featuring the piping hot mushroom soup covered with crispy puff pastry. Once you dig in, you can feel the flakiness of that skin followed by the creaminess of that soup. It's simple, warm, and comforting. Delicious.

 Mie Goreng Ayam

 Mie Goreng Ayam

 Mie Goreng Ayam

Mie Goreng Ayam is my favorite item at this venue. The stir fried egg noodle is just springy and slightly chewy while that meat is completely fresh and juicy. I love the strong wok hei aroma of that noodle that lasting until the last bite of it. Just add two tablespoons of chili sauce for an extra kick. Who's up for this? :)

 Affogato

 Affogato

 Affogato

End up your meal with something sweet and bitter; I mean Affogato. Featuring the freshly peeled avocado flesh with a layer of milk; bathed in rich espresso shots. I need to admit this is one of the best Affogato that I ever tried in Jakarta. Only means, you need to try this.

 Cafe Bon Francais

Cafe Bon Francais is the perfect hangout/meeting spot in town. The whole ambiance is just warm and comforting while the food itself is made fresh daily. Just bring your friends/business colleagues here and treat them well.

Cafe Bon Francais
Mall Taman Anggrek Ground Floor No.A1
Jalan Letjen S. Parman Kav.21
Nearest area: Tanjung Duren Selatan, Grogol petamburan, West Jakarta
RSVP: (021) 56985079
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
Instagram: @cafebonfrancais




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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pokinometry PIK Avenue: Genius Poke Bowl Is Finally Here!

 Pokinometry PIK Avenue

Jakarta is packed with yummy food yet healthy. It is a while since I am back from Singapore and completely missing the healthy lifestyle like I ever had a month ago. No one served right Poke Bowl/Salad Bowl like Singaporean did until Pokinometry PIK Avenue arrive.

Established recently (mid-2017), Pokinometry is headed by a young talent called Gaby who are trying to bridge the gap between delicious and healthy food. She aims to push a healthier lifestyle in our society to avoid certain potential disease. From what I found recently on the Google, 60% of Indonesian People avoid consuming superfoods because of plain taste or even 'rubbish taste' of that particular meal. It is completely motivating Gaby to revamped that superfoods and create a brand new label of food stall who are focusing on tasty and healthy poke bowl called Pokinometry PIK Avenue.

 Pokinometry PIK Avenue

 Pokinometry PIK Avenue


 Pokinometry PIK Avenue

Nestled in Dotonburi PIK Avenue Mall, Pokinometry own a mid-size food stall with a clean display of food and gradual cooking process. You might fall in love with everything fresh and aromatic here. Once you place your order, the staff will prepare your meal immediately, and a guest will be taken into the bright looks of food architecture, and within 5 minutes your meal is ready. Also, each guest allowed to choose any sauce to be paired with their meal including spicy mayo, mustard, mayo, and more. It doesn't affect the price of your meal, so pick whatever you suits well.

Aloha Hawaii Poke Bowl

 Aloha Hawaii Poke Bowl

 Aloha Hawaii Poke Bowl

 Aloha Hawaii Poke Bowl

 Aloha Hawaii Poke Bowl

Starts with the crowd pleaser menu called Aloha Hawai Poke Bowl (IDR 59,000 / S$ 6,50). Featuring the hearty bowl of the juicy salmon cube, thick avocado, fresh seaweed, cherry tomatoes, crispy bits and salad mixed; bathed in spicy mayo sauce (personal preference). It's simple, light, and refreshing. You might expect that salmon are gonna melt in your mouth once you chew it! The way they marinate that salmon is also sensational until it is covered the earthy and fishy flavor of it. Also, the additional spicy mayo sauce has successfully added another dimension of flavor and texture that I completely love. Thanks for bringing me back to the taste of good poke bowl in Singapore! 🙂

 Deep Blue Sea

 Deep Blue Sea

Deep Blue Sea

 Deep Blue Sea

 Deep Blue Sea

 Deep Blue Sea

Another best-selling item is 'Deep Blue Sea' (IDR 49,900/ S$ 5,50), a housemate brown rice mixed with crispy fish skin, crunchy potato bits, fresh seaweeds, fatty tuna and delicious salmon; bathed in creamy mayo sauce. Perhaps, it tastes better than it looks. The fresh tuna is what I love the most with moist and tad of slimy texture which works nicely with that creamy mayo sauce. Replacing the salad mixed with the brown rice is a good idea as well to add more graininess and carbs for your palate. I can say this one is a bit more fulfilling and satisfying compared to the previous bowl. But still, Indonesian love rice and I thought you just won't missed that menu for sure :)

 Crispy Fish Skin Temaki

 Spicy Salmon Temaki

 Spicy Salmon and Crispy Fish Skin Temaki

Still not enough? Just have a Temaki with a choice of Spicy Salmon (IDR 22,000 / S$ 2,80)  or crispy Fish Skin (IDR 15,000 / S$ 2,10). Both menus are right, but one slightly tastes better; and yes, that Spicy Salmon wins my heart already. Not too spicy but there is a combined heat on every single bite of it. Paired with any Mojito and your day seems to be brighter than before.

 Mojito

 Mojito

For the beverage, as I explain to you earlier, Mojito is available in fresh looks together with Cold Matcha as well. In fact, I am not a big fan of matcha and Mojito works better for me. But, the matcha beverage they have here taste quite right for my liking. It is probably because of my personal preference. It might be different for you.

 Pokinometry PIK Avenue

Pokinometry PIK Avenue is the best destination for having poke bowl with style. The food here tastes fresh and looks stunning. Never forget to add any sauce to your meal because it will elevate the flavor and presentation of it.

Pokinometry PIK Avenue
PIK Avenue Level 2 (Dotonbori)
Jl. Pantai Indah Avenue Boulevard Kota
Nearest area: Pantai Indah Kapuk, Muara Karang, North Jakarta
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
Instagram: @pokinometry.id




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