Friday, September 8, 2017

A&W Restaurants Indonesia: Menu Terbaru American Chicken Tenders & Mango Desserts

 A&W Restaurants Indonesia

Tidak ada satupun orang yang tidak menyukai fast food, apalagi A&W Restaurants Indonesia punya. Potongan ayam goreng yang tebal, ice cream yang lembut, atau root beer yang segar selalu menjadi pilihan utama dikala kita bosan dengan makanan yang itu-itu aja. Nah kali ini, A&W Restaurants Indonesia baru saja mengeluarkan menu baru American Chicken Tenders dan Mango Desserts. Sebenarnya buat kamu yang sudah pernah mencicipi Mango Pudding buatan mereka beberapa waktu lalu, pasti ga akan bingung dengan menu baru mereka yang satu ini Karena ini merupakan kesempatan kedua buat kamu untuk menikmatinya lagi.

 Suryo Wiratno

Elizabeth Sundjaja

Pada press release kali ini dua aktor besar dibalik kesuksesan A&W Restaurants Indonesia hadir untuk memperkenalkan menu baru itu. Pertama, Surya Wiratno selaku Product Development and Quality Assurance Manager A&W Restaurants Indonesia menjelaskan bahwa American Chicken Tenders merupakan perpaduan cita rasa dari kelembutan potongan dada ayam yang dibalut dengan tepung renyah dilengkai saus keju gurih sehingga memberikan sensasi premium. Jadi pastinya menu mereka yang satu ini enak banget guys. Kemudian, Elizabeth Sundaja selaku Marketing Manager A&W Restaurants Indonesia menjelaskan bahwa Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) seperti ini akan senantiasa berinovasi dan menu baru kita yang satu ini tentu saja enak banget. Yuk kita buktiin langsung! :)

American Chicken Tenders with Raisin Rice

 American Chicken Tenders with Raisin Rice

Pecinta fast food Tanah Air dapat menikmati sensasi kelembutan dada ayam tanpa tulang yang dibalut dengan tepung renyah dilengkapi dengan saus keju yang creamy beserta raisin rice ala Spanish yang gurih dalam satu piring. Tentu saja menu yang satu ini luar biasa enak, karena disamping kulit ayam yang crispy dan daging yang empuk, saus keju disampingnya juga menambah cita rasa asin gurih yang unik. Namun, raisin ricenya sedikit kering tapi masih terasa berbumbu dan banyak rempah. Overall, 1 paket is worth a try! :)

 American Chicken Tenders with Fries

 American Chicken Tenders with Fries

Personally, aku lebih suka kentang dibandingkan dengan nasi. Karena kentangya itu super garing dan tebal! :) Apalagi pas dicocol ke saus keju itu, super enak guys. Cuman memang rising starnya di menu yang satu ini chicken tender itu sendiri yang empuk dan garing.

 American Chicken Tenders with Waffle

Pilihan terakhir buat American Chicken Tenders itu bisa pake waffle juga. Memang sih waffle sama fried chicken lagi booming banget di Singapore sejak beberapa bulan lalu pas aku masih tinggal disana hampir 2 tahun. Cuman sekarang di Jakarta uda banyak juga salah satunya disini. Yang bikin enak waffle sama saus kejunya jadi kamu boleh dicelup atau disiram aja. Terus perpaduan telur sama dada ayam tepung juga pas banget rasa asin gurih gitu. Boleh dicoba! :)

 Monas Mango Cone

Buat kamu pecinta ice cream, A&W Restaurants Indonesia punya rasa special buat kamu yang terinspirasi dari Monas (Monumen Nasional) yaitu rasa mangga. Manisnya pas ga overpowering the palate dan aku suka texture es krimnya yang ga terlalu banyak susu. Conenya renyah dan bisa kamu nikmatin sampe gigitan terakhir. Cocok buat midweek treats.

 Sundae Mango Coco

Best seller item yaitu Sundae Mango Coco sama Milkshake Mango Coco yang bagus dari segi penampilan dan enak dari segi rasa. Sebenernya terlalu creamy buat aku personal, cuman still enjoyable kok. Saus mangganya yang bikin enak dan taburen nata de coco juga bikin lebih seger. Cuman expect buat less cream aja, but overall taste good as you expected.

 Mango Waffle

Wajib coba! Kalo kamu pecinta makanan manis kaya aku, menu yang satu ini oke banget soalnya manisnya pas dan renyah gitu di lidah. Aku suka potongan buah mangga diatasnya yang bikin tambah seger dan juga es krim vanilla yang soft. Sekali kamu potong dengan garpu, semua komponen jadi satu dan meleleh juga. Enak banget guys! :)

 A&W Restaurants Indonesia

A&W Restaurants Indonesia adalah destinasi paling cocok buat kamu pecinta fast food dan mango dessert yang enak. Semua menu overall satisfying dan comes in jumbo portion padi bisa sharing. Worth a try! :)

A&W Restaurants Indonesia
Jalan Cipete Raya No. 55AB
Nearest area: Cilandak, Kemang, South Jakarta
Operational Hours:
9.00am - 11.00pm (Everyday)
Instagram: @awrestoranid




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Friday, September 1, 2017

Soto Betawi Afung: Pop-Up Store at PASAR MOI (Until 15 September 2017)

 Soto Betawi Afung

I am Indonesia, and I love local food. Nothing tastes as good as Indonesian food from my perspective, especially when it comes to soto. Soto (re chicken/beef stew) is a lot in Jakarta, and you can find it easily on the side part of the city. But, are you looking for the best one or affordable one? Both words have been applied right here. Perhaps, Soto Betawi Afung is what I mean.

Running for more than 35 years, Soto Betawi Afung has survived the test of time. The recipe flowed over 2 generation and never change but always improve. It has been proven by my parent's statements that surely compared what they taste now and what they feel in the past. "Dagingnya empuk, wanginya enak, dan kuahnya daging banget (the meat is thoroughly tender, the aroma is sweet, and the broth is meaty as well)" - Handajani's Parents. I have a good discussion with the owner of this business called Mr. Henry. He explained that his mother is the one who elevates this business and makes it pretty consistent. He just brings it to the new level of operations perspective with a touch of modernity. Such a pretty solid business idea.

Soto Betawi Afung

 Daging

 Tomat

 Daging

They have three different outlets. But, let me highlight the pop-up store one in PASAR MOI that is lasted until 15 September (pray for longer duration :)). Once you stepped inside the venue, you might see a small kiosk at the corner with two/three staffs await you there. Getting insights, you can see a table full of meat with piping hot soup and melinjo crackers. What captured my attention recently is the beautiful aroma of that broth and live cutting meat show. Also, the crowd itself is unstoppable. More customer comes during lunch time and dinner time. Therefore, I recommend you to come before/after that period.

 Soto Betawi Afung

 Soto Betawi Afung

The choice of meat including beef knuckles, intestines, liver, lung, beef tendon, sirloin, and tenderloin. All of them comes in lovely settings with the freshest display. I love the organs and tenderloin that's juicy and packed with flavor. You can choose either one type of meat or mixed it all of them. For the first timer, mixed all meat together in one bowl is a good idea! 🙂

 Soto Bening

 Soto Bening

Soto Betawi Santan

 Soto Betawi Santan

 Soto Betawi Santan

 Soto Betawi Santan

I never get enough of the coconut milk version of soto called Soto Betawi Santan. Featuring the mixed of meat with a fresh cut of tomatoes and potatoes; bathed in a creamy broth. It's juicy, tender, and fulfilling. I can feel the meat has soaked up the richness of that soup that becomes so tasty on its own while the soup itself is pretty strong and intense in flavor. Paired with steam rice, your perfect dining experience is here.

 Soto Mie Daging

 Soto Mie

 Soto Mie Daging

The second option here is Soto Mie Daging. The main differences between this and the previous item are they didn't use any coconut milk on that broth, so it's clear and just meaty enough for my liking. Taste wise, the soup is packed with a punch that comes from that meat and lovely light as well. The noodle is just beautiful and springy enough that goes well with extra chili if you love too. Just dig in and enjoy! 🙂

For the beverage, since they own a pop-up store only, some canned drinks and mineral water available. Just remember, they are specialized in the main course, not the beverage.

 Soto Betawi Afung

Soto Betawi Afung is one of the legendary Indonesian food in Jakarta. Owning four different outlets (including this pop-up store) show their credibility to satisfy your tummy properly. Taste wise, the Soto Betawi Santan is too good to be true! 🙂

Soto Betawi Afung
Pasar MOI
Kelapa Gading Barat
Nearest area: Sunter, Rawamangun, North Jakarta
RSVP: 087800023864
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
Instagram: @sotoafung




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Friday, August 25, 2017

Bebek Malio: Clear Representation of Good Local Food in Affordable Price

Bebek Malio

You might say pasta is good, but you cannot eat it every day. It tastes pretty flat and not even fulfilling. Especially when you are Indonesians, our complex society believes that eating rice is essential to keep our energy restored. In case you are looking for decent local food with affordable prices, Bebek Malio can be the answer. Not only possible but the best decision to make 🙂

 Bebek Malio

 Bebek Malio

 Bebek Malio

Nestled in Rawamangun exactly one row with Quiznos, Bebek Malio own a spacious dining area with semi al fresco dining experience. Stepped inside the venue, each guest would be greeted by small staff and warm ambiance. I just love how comforting the place is. I just can enjoy my meal, laid back and enjoy my time for a while. A unique experience to enjoy local food.

 Nasi Bebek Goreng

 Nasi Bebek Goreng

Start with the crowd pleaser menu Nasi Bebek Goreng. Featuring the nicely executed duck meat with crispy skin and juicy meat; served with sambal on the side. It might look simple, but taste undoubtedly delicious! That chicken has been marinated nicely and pair with the fragrant rice for extraordinarily guilty pleasure. Also, you must eat this with sambal for more heat. Delicious! :)

 Nasi Goreng Bebek

 Nasi Goreng Bebek

Another rising star item is Nasi Goreng Bebek. The stir fried rice with shredded duck meat and more egg. What you can expect here is the perfect smokiness and wok hey aroma of it. Also, that shredded duck meat is an iconic element in that plate that just satisfy your palate nicely. Not too complicated, but just right.

 Tahu Telur

 Tahu Telur

 Tahu Telur

If you love Tahu Telur, they served the must try one! A hearty combination of tofu omelet and delicious peanut sauce will just melt in your mouth. Even though it comes in a generous portion, you can eat it without feeling so full. Perhaps, a plate of steam rice is necessary to boost up your energy while enjoying this as well.

 Jamur Goreng Crispy

Jamur Goreng Crispy

Still not enough? Jamur Goreng Crispy can be the answer. This bite sized mushroom is crispy and juicy. You can have it as a snack or together with your choice of meal.

For the beverage, they served a wide variety of juices. I saw many customers order the Es Jeruk as known as Orange Juice for the sweet refreshment. Since I am a bit full that time, I just order a glass of Hot Tea for a soothing feeling.

 Bebek Malio

Bebek Malio is one of the must visit the local restaurant in Jakarta. All menu comes in lovely flavor and pretty affordable prices. You can treat yourself better here! :)

Bebek Malio
Jalan Pemuda No. M7
Nearest area: Rawamangun, Kelapa Gading, East Jakarta
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
Instagram: @bebekmalio









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BabiquBBQ: Chasiu Rice In The Next Level

 BabiquBBQ

If you follow my food trip recently, you might see numbers of Chasiu Rice been posted on my account. This typical comfort food of mine is a lot in Singapore but not in Jakarta. It's pretty difficult to find a good one right here until BabiquBBQ founded.

Two good guys work partnering to operate this brand. One of them works in the kitchen and the other one work for the entire management. The simple collaboration that turns into a significant business opportunity. I meet them before and yes they are pretty humble! They will show you a real definition of chasiu and crispy pork belly.

 Egg

 Chasiu

 Siobak

Nestled in Pluit Mas Selatan, BabiquBBQ is still homemade and small. They have several dining tables for four persons each without any decor. This lovely setup reminds me the taste of hawker food (Kopitiam style) in a Singapore. Not even complicated, but comforting and satisfying. Raise your hand who love this! :)

Only three menus available here including Nasi Chasiu, Nasi Siobak or even Nasi Campur. Let's highlight one by one! 

 Siobak

 Chasiu

 Nasi Campur

My personal favorite is Nasi Campur (IDR 37,000 / S$ 4.30). Featuring a hearty combination between nicely marinated pork meat, crispy pork belly, and fragrant rice; bathed in rich soy sauce. It's tasty, juicy, and tender. You might expect the melt in mouth texture of chasiu because it happens all the time! Also, that chasiu and crispy pork belly have been soaked up the richness of that sauce until so fragrant but not even soggy at all. If you are looking for more heat, they served this with sambal matah on the side. Just delicious.

 Chasiu

 Nasi Chasiu

 Nasi Chasiu

In fact, chasiu is better regarding taste and texture. Therefore, Nasi Chasiu is what you are looking for. 'More red meat, more goodness' is what comes up in my mind when shooting for this. It's quite similar to the one I taste in Singapore (1 Michelin Star Restaurant). Once again, perfectly marinated and packed with flavor. Time to eat? 🙂

Crispy Pork Belly

Crispy Pork Belly

 Nasi Siobak

Nasi Siobak is not my kind of menu, but it's completely different when it comes to my mom & sister. They love this more instead of the chasiu because of the crispiness overload. Crunch, crunch, and more crunch whenever you bite it. That fat layer at the center has successfully added another dimension of texture (chewy and a tad of gummy). After all, it still depends on your preference.

 BabiquBBQ

BabiquBBQ served a high-quality Nasi Campur with affordable prices and beautiful display. All menu is absolutely house made and cooked by passion. Refine your taste buds now! :)

BabiquBBQ
Jalan Pluit Mas Selatan VI
Nearest area: Pluit, Muara Karang, North Jakarta
RSVP: 0822 63 368 000
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 7.00pm (Everyday)
Instagram: @babiqubbq




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