Sunday, June 25, 2017

Suwar Suwir: Indonesian Shredded Chicken

 Suwar Suwir

Indonesian food always is my favorite food. It is not because I am Indonesian (It is true!), but more likely about flavor and texture that you cannot find anywhere else. Indonesian food is always known for its strong flavor and unique texture. Spicy, sweet, and salty all in one bite. In case you are looking for the authentic one, Suwar Suwir could be your next destination.

Established in 2016, Suwar Suwir is a new F&B venture that specializes in Indonesian shredded chicken. Ranging from ayam sambal matah to ayam bumbu keluak, everything is set in tasteful settings. The humble owner and store manager always take care your order correctly and greet every customer with a smile. Plus point every menu is just affordable. I completely recommend you to try this! :)

 Suwar Suwir

 Suwar Suwir

 Suwar Suwir

Nestled in Grand Indonesia Shopping Town exactly at Food Hall area, this brand owning a tiny kiosk at the front. Luckily, they are associated with the food court area, so each guest can just dine in and find any seats available there. Getting much closer to the stall, you might see a menu display and simple rules to place your order. Just choose any package that you like (either dine-in or take away), then choose your preferred meat, and end up with a choice of rice (either yellow or white rice). Straightforward and clear.

 Suwar Suwir

 Sapi Cabe

Ayam Combrang

 Ayam Srondeng

 Ayam Matah

Choice of meat including Ayam Sambal Matah, Ayam Betutu, Ayam Combrang, Ayam Srondeng, and more. Top two menu for me is the Ayam Sambal Matah and Ayam Srondeng. Both is pretty salty and quite spicy.

 Nasi Cikur with Ayam Sambal Matah and Sapi Pedas

 Nasi Cikur with Ayam Sambal Matah and Sapi Pedas

 Nasi Cikur with Ayam Sambal Matah and Sapi Pedas

Some of you might see on my Instagram Story earlier about this menu, and yes it is called Nasi Cikur with Ayam Sambal Matah and Sapi Cabe. Featuring the tamarind and coconut rice with moist shredded chicken, tender beef, and corn fritters; served with rich sambal matah. The real star on that plate is that meat. It's perfectly marinated and fork tender. Paired with that fragrant rice and chili, this menu is worth every penny.

 Nasi Ayam Sambal Matah

 Takeaway Box

 Lunch Box

 Lunch Box

They also served all menu intake away from the box. Specially designed with broad wings and low heights, you will gain a beautiful, fulfilling meal every time you visit them. Nevertheless, you still can modify your box of goodness by adding/removing any element that you like/dislike. Definitely satisfying.

 Ayam Matah in a Box

They also sell all of those meat is plastic container. Either 50gr/100gr/more is all available in different prices. Kindly ask the staff for more info.

For the beverage, they only sell canned drinks and mineral water. Because the concept is a fast meal for the professional, so no wonder, every menu looks as minimalist as it supposed to be.

 Suwar Suwir

Suwar Suwir is a perfect destination for a local delicacy, especially shredded chicken. All menu taste good and a bit spicy, but, it is pretty satisfying. Even the price is just reasonable for me.

Suwar Suwir
Foodhall at Grand Indonesia
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.1
Nearest area: Sudirman, Thamrin
RSVP: (+62) 817 871 899




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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Honest Bakery: 'Honest' Is The Thing

 Honest Bakery

As the time goes by, more bakery has been established in Jakarta. But still, the homemade one is the most 'honest' one (I need to admit! :)). Without removing the essence of 'honest' word, Honest Bakery is a brand new label that is genuine and authentic.

Established in 2016, Honest Bakery is headed by young blood who take the F&B business seriously. There are two different products that they offer to the market: Cheesecake and Molten Nutella Brownies (New). Let's take a peek at both items! :)

 Cheesecake

 Cheesecake

 Cheesecake

 Cheesecake

 Cheesecake

Cheesecake (IDR 150,000 / S$ 15,60) is absolutely beautiful. The texture of this cake is just fluffy, moist, and tasty. It feels like eating a cloud at the first bite of it and more likely as a sponge cake later. Moreover, the cheese filling is not too salty and creamy like another cheesecake brand. It is better regarding flavor and texture.

 Molten Nutella Brownies

 Molten Nutella Brownies

 Molten Nutella Brownies

The rising star item is Molten Nutella Brownies (IDR 125,000 / S$ 13,10). Featuring the perfectly square baked dessert with melted Nutella and cookie skin. It's sweet, gooey, and crispy. In fact, the Nutella flavor is not overpowering. It is more about the dark chocolate flavor that satisfies your palate. You will fall in love with this item at the first bite. Dangerously addictive! :)

Honest Bakery

Honest Bakery only accepts online order via WA/Line/Instagram Direct Message. They have their kitchen in Gading Serpong and could send you the product directly within the coverage. In fact, you must try their Molten Nutella Brownies!

Honest Bakery
Homemade Bakery & Patisserie Baking Sweet Memories 
WA: 0812 9732 4723 / LINE : @honestbakery 
Delivery area: Jakarta - Tangerang
Instagram: @honestbakery




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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Warung Koffie Batavia: Proud Local Brand Who Preserve The Tradition

 Warung Koffie Batavia

Jakarta is a land of the coffee shop, and I need to admit that the hiking number of a cafe in town is relatively high nowadays. More than five new cafes launched each month with fancy or even strong penetration in design. However, nothing can beat the homey feeling when entering the Warung Koffie Batavia. A 135 years coffee joint who start from a humble beginning in the past.

Since its inception in 2013, the seeds of Warung Koffie Batavia has been proven successful in catering to the Jakarta market, with Koffie Warung Tinggi brand. Since then, OPCO Indonesia as the operator and brand co-owner has been preparing the brand for its next development, to be scaled and multiplied nation-wide and eventually internationally. After thorough research, the original name is proven hard to identify and often misinterpreted; born then Warung Koffie Batavia.

 Warung Koffie Batavia

 Warung Koffie Batavia

 Warung Koffie Batavia

 Warung Koffie Batavia

 Warung Koffie Batavia

Nestled in Senayan City, Warung Koffie Batavia owns a mid-size dining area with panoramic city view. As you enter the dining area, the homey and warm feeling will circulate your mind and cool down your mood. There is an enormous wooden fan on top of the outdoor area fused by wooden furniture and rustic chair as well. Meanwhile, at the indoor section, you might see a thematic coffee rack with white wallpaper and marble floor. Such a good way to feed your eyes properly.

 Cold Brew

 Cold Brew

As they are known for koffie (re: coffee), Kopi Peranakan (IDR 32,000 / Hot) and Cold Brew (IDR 40,000) is essential. An old and classic brewing method with a robust and bold flavor of coffee that never disappoints you. It tastes as smooth as it looks and addicting. I found myself drink two cups of it every time I visit this place. Just pair this with any choice of side dishes for the perfect mid-day snack.

 Mie Goreng Tek Tek

 Mie Goreng Tek Tek

Moving on to the heavy dishes, Mie Goreng Tek Tek (IDR 50,000 / S$ 5,60) is a must. Featuring the stir fried noodle with sunny side up, shredded chicken, and keropok; coated with sweet soy sauce and garlic. It's smooth, springy, and flavourful. I never expect Mie Goreng Tek Tek as the remarkable local menu can be elevated this high without removing the real essence of it. Worth a try.

 Nasi Kuning

 Nasi Kuning

Nasi Kuning (IDR 53,000 / S$ 5,90) is another best-selling item here. Featuring the conned form of tamarind rice with orek tempeh, omelet, fried chicken, and crispy anchovies; served with sambal and peanut sauce on the side. What impresses me a lot is the classic presentation of it. Not too fancy but slightly minimalist and looks good. The protein is slightly dry for my liking, but still acceptable.

 Kue Cubit Premium

 Kue Cubit Warna Warni

Still not enough? Just give it a try for Kue Cubit Premium Mixed Platter (IDR 40,000 / S$ 4,60), a perfectly baked local cake with six different flavors including taro, chocolate, coffee, red velvet, matcha, and original. This item is perfectly matched with any choice of coffee because it is not too sweet but still sugar high.

 Martabak Mozarella Cheese

 Martabak Mozarella Cheese

Martabak Teluk Mozzarella Cheese (IDR 82,000 / S$ 8,80) is also impressive. A nicely cooked egg pancake with a lot and lot cheese; then torched until perfection. The filling is fulfilling while the presentation remains top notch in the market. You might order this for sharing since the portion is gigantic. Max. 6 for sharing.

 Green Tea Frappuccino

Another beverage like Green Tea Latte (IDR 48,000 / S$ 5,40) is also entertaining but too sweet for my liking. The whipped cream itself is smoothly oozing, and a tad drier when I try it. However, the green tea flavor is not bad.

 Warung Koffie Batavia

Warung Koffie Batavia is a perfect hangout spot for nicely brewed coffee and some light menus. All item made fresh from the kitchen and looks even good when it served. Just order what I stated delicious above and you will be delighted more.

Warung Koffie Batavia
Senayan City Lantai Lower Ground Crystal Lagoon, 
Jl. Asia Afrika
RSVP: 021 72781376 / 021 72781641
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)




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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bakmi Karet Asiu: Best Pork Noodle in Jakarta

 Bakmi Karet Asiu

Jakarta is a land to get fat. There are tons of noodle house in town that taste great and pretty affordable. Recently, I've heard the news about trending pork noodle in the city that belongs to Bakmi Karet Asiu. Without any doubt, I try to find it and here I am. Let's dig in! :)

Bakmi Karet Asiu established in 2013 when the F&B business not as popular as now. The competition is not that stiff, so the market responds nicely to this new noodle baby. The owner is a young blood who are passionate about cooking noodle and making their style charsiew. Fully supported by his mom, this business is an excellent example of successful family run business nowadays. There would be more than 70 bowls of noodle being sold daily, especially on PH they can sell more than 120 bowls of noodle consistently until sold out early. After a long talk with the owner, I do understand the secret recipe behind their success story is humble and honest. Both words are the best way to describe this noodle house as well.

 Bakmi Karet Asiu

Bakmi Karet Asiu

Bakmi Karet Asiu

Nestled in Kelapa Gading area exactly at Kelapa Kopyor Raya, Bakmi Karet Asiu own a small venue inside somebody's house. It comes with a very minimalist interior design like a traditional hawker food stall in Singapore. There is a small kitchen at the front while at the back, you might find noodle making process and cashier. Once you arrive here, what you need to do is to find your seat and wait until the staff ready to taking care your order.

 Bakmi Karet Special

 Bakmi Karet Special

You are not in Bakmi Karet Asiu without having Bakmi Karet Special (IDR 47,000 / S$ 5,30 / L). Featuring the perfectly chewy noodle with juicy slabs of charsiew, honey glazed pork, and crispy pork belly; coated with delicious soy sauce and mayu. Perhaps, the real winner of that bowl is just everything! I cannot resist that ultra tender meat with the glistening and crackling skin for sure. To enhance the flavor, just add one tablespoon of chili and soy sauce. Delicious.

 Bakmi Halus Babi Campur

 Bakmi Halus Babi Campur

 Bakmi Halus Babi Campur

Another trending menu of the time is Bakmi Halus Babi Campur (IDR 45,000 / S$ 5,10 / L). Set a differentiation in noodle type, the texture for each strand is no longer chewy but more likely as silky smooth. Removing that charsiew might be a wrong decision to make since the signature item in Bakmi Karet Asiu is there. However, it comes at a slightly lower price and same portion. Personally, I would choose the previous menu instead of this one.

Bihun Ayam Special

Bihun Ayam Special

Bihun Ayam Special (IDR 38,000 / S$ 4,40 / L) is also good for those who control the calories. Featuring the chicken vermicelli with fresh vegetables and lard. It is simple, delicious, and tasty. I take away this for my mom, and she loves this. She says this menu is one of the best noodles in town.

Bakso Goreng dan Pangsit Goreng

 Suikiaw

Still not enough? Just go with side dishes like Suikiaw (homemade Chinese dumpling stuffed with prawn and meat), Bakso Goreng (fried meatballs made of minced pork and shrimp), Fried Wonton (homemade Chinese dumpling with crispy skin and juicy filling).

For the beverage, I just prefer to have Iced Tea to remove the oily and fatty texture after feasting that meal. Also, I don't think they served any canned drinks as well because of the comfortable style of dining.

 Bakmi Asiu

If you are a noodle fanatic, Bakmi Karet Asiu is must try. The most delicious and complex pork noodle in Jakarta with juicy and tender slabs of charsiew. Nothing can beat this noodle experience! :)

Bakmi Karet Asiu
Jl. Kopyor Raya, Blok O1 No. 3
Nearest area: Kelapa Gading, Sunter, North Jakarta
RSVP: 0838 71295954 / 0857 19154942
Operational Hours:
6.30am - 4.00pm (Everyday)
Closed on Tuesday
Instagram : @bakmiasiu




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