Friday, October 20, 2017

Berlin Doner - Best Kebab in Jakarta, Possibly?


The growth of salted egg or even cheesecake in Jakarta is pretty significant nowadays. We almost forgot that kebab was ever existed and gain its popularity back 3-4 years ago. I am a 'kebab kind of guy' who love to travel for kebab all around the world. Knowing in Jakarta, we've got fewer options for kebab; I always move to neighborhood country to have this menu (even in Singapore, they got more options due to melting pot country). But, it doesn't happen now after I found this.

Berlin Doner is one of the most delicious kebab destination in town. Originally from German, this international brand has won foodie's heart recently. What captures me and other foodie's attention is the massive presentation of their menu plus they served a REAL FETA CHEESE. As you know, feta cheese is a lot in Singapore, but not in Jakarta. Only a few fancy places that served feta cheese, not like Berlin Donner who are humble enough to sell it at pretty affordable prices. This place is a hidden gem, guys! :)


Strategically located at Plaza Kuningan, Berlin Doner own a small food stall at the centre. Once you stepped inside the venue, you might be greeted by the humble owner and his staff there. Personally, I do impress with their quality of service which is warm and fast. If the location is not even close to your home, better order their menus via Go-Food or Grab Food instead. Same quality, same price. Nothing change when you order it online.


Starts with the crowd pleaser menu called Pita Falafel. The beautiful combination between falafel (crispy balls of grounded chickpeas & fava beans) and fluffy pitta bread is just impressive. Once you bite it, you can feel how the crunchiness at first followed by the freshness as well. Just ask for more mayo and chili sauce for the best experience. Honestly, I can eat this two at the same moment. How about you? :)



The Durum is another artistic rendition from Berlin Doner. In the beginning, they pick the long and thin pita bread to get stuffed with grounded vegetables and meat. Then, finished with a touch of mayo.  It is just okay from my perspective, but from my mom and EatandStructure team perspective they score this 9/10. Does it means valuable? Completely, yes.


The Berlin Doner is No.1 Greek food in Jakarta. It is the most fulfilling menu either for snack or lunch! In fact, I love this a lot. As you can see, this item comes in a huge and heavy presentation like no other. Usually, I prefer light food instead of heavy food. But then, it's pretty difficult to resist this. The hearty combination of Tavuk (chicken Doner meat), coleslaw, pita bread, fresh onions, and hot sauce is just melts in your mouth. Just ask for extra mayo for the best experience. Definitely yum! :)


Overall, Berlin Doner is outstanding. I do love how they take this business seriously by using the most authentic ingredients to make their kebab. All menu taste as good as it looks and pretty satisfying. But, if I can choose one, I will choose the Pita Falafel since I am a big fan of falafel since I was a child. I thought my Greek food craving has been covered now. Thanks Berlin Doner! :)

Berlin Doner
Plaza Festival Kuningan, Jakarta
Nearest area: Kuningan, Casablanca, Setiabudi
RSVP: 0822 11 88 3715
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
Instagram: @berlindonner_id




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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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