Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Banainai Taiwanese Dessert: Could Be The Best Snow Iced in Jakarta?

 Banainai Taiwanese Dessert

Taiwanese dessert gains its popularity nowadays. It starts from the humble introductory by Hong Tang around 4 - 5 years ago, and now you can find more 20 Taiwanese cafes in Jakarta. In fact, each cafe got their specialty and uniqueness. Correct me if I am wrong like My Warm Day (MwD) is specialized in Neu Rou Mian (Beef Brisket Noodle), then Hong Tang itself known for dessert bowl (Mango Soup + Ice Cream for example). But then, no one sells the authentic Taiwanese snow iced in Jakarta until Banainai Taiwanese Dessert been introduced in town.

Established last month, Banainai Taiwanese Dessert is brought to you from Taiwan. The owner itself is Taiwanese who are living in Jakarta for many years. I have a small chit chat with the proprietor using Mandarin since they cannot speak Bahasa fluently, and what I heard from them is all ingredients have been selected from Taiwan, and even that large popsicles refrigerator is directly imported from the mainland of snow iced. The main logic behind it is to showcase the authenticity of Banainai Taiwanese Dessert. 

She also told me that most of the time, customer come and ask her about healthier food for diet people. Then, she replied, all of the menu here is healthy. And yes, it is mean low calories and best pick for you to maintain the calories! :) They used a low-fat milk for every dessert, and housemade recipe to ensure the freshness of each menu. Even for the tea itself, they used a Taiwanese tea with a floral taste that has a lot of benefits including moisturize skin, good detox, and better digest system. If you are a sweet person and looking for better food that suits you well, this place must be added to the list.

 Banainai Taiwanese Dessert

 Banainai Taiwanese Dessert

 Strawberry Milk Popsicles

 Popsicles

 Grapefruit Popsicle

 Soursop Fruits Popsicle

 Colour Milk

 Popsicles

Nestled in Pantai Indah Kapuk exactly beside Cabe Ijo restaurant, Banainai Taiwanese Dessert own a mid-size dining area with a thematic interior design. Guest can expect for the colorful yet homey style of decor because all is there. I just amazed with the cleanliness of this venue together with the warm hospitality from each staff. It entirely blows my mind. Also, they have iconic popsicles refrigerator at the front so that guest can do a quick Instagram story for the fun part. Nevertheless, the crowd is also not that high. I visit them on Friday, and it still got several tables available. From what I heard, they got more customer at night so that you can reserve your space maybe or just walk into the venue.

For your info, they did not sell any main course. Only a pure range of menu available like snow ice, popsicles, dumplings, and more. You can come here with quarter/half full tummy.

 Rainbow Drinks

 Rainbow Drinks

Rainbow Drinks

If you saw my Instagram story earlier, you might see beautiful rainbow drinks in many tones. And yes, this is the first unicorn drink in Jakarta called Passion Show (IDR 33,000 / S$ 3,90). Featuring a mixture of passionfruit, and clitoria. It's sweet, refreshing, and healthy. I heard from the owner that clitoria is good for dietarian since it helps your metabolism system, and to rejuvenate your skin as well. I feel so excited to take a picture of this since it looks so beautiful. How do you think? :)

They classified this rainbow drinks in three different class including fresh fruit series, milk series, and clitoria series. All of them is good, but for healthier choice do ask for clitoria series. 

 Strawberry Storm

 Strawberry Storm

Strawberry Parfait

Strawberry Parfait

Perhaps, you might never leave this place without trying the Strawberry Storm (IDR 72,000 / S$ 7,80). Featuring the mountain of shaved ice with fresh cuts of strawberries; drizzled with red sweet sauce and sweetened condensed milk. Together with this set, you might receive the strawberry parfaits (free), and boba (free). Honestly, it is more than worth a try! I feel that shaved ice is made pure upon order and taste so good. It does not easily melt, nor watery, but completely thick and dense. The strong strawberry flavor adds a nice sweet and sour taste to it together with a layer of milk which is sticky and creamy. Just dip that Boba into the shaved ice for a perfect pairing. Since it comes in a generous portion, feel free to share this with 2 - 3 person at max.

 Chicken Pieces

Chicken Pieces

Ever eat the cold chicken? This Chicken Pieces (IDR 40,000 / S$ 4,60) is just delicious. Featuring the nicely marinated chicken breast and drumstick with rubbery skin and tender meat. They served this with Taiwanese pickles on the side that I haven't got a chance to try it. But, the chicken itself is moist and surprisingly not dry. Quite good for the carnivores.

 Steamed Wontons

 Steamed Wontons

Latest menu creation from them is Steamed Wontons. Featuring the bite-sized dumplings; bathed in rich soy sauce. It's simple, light, and delicious. Once you bite it, you can feel the explosion of meat juice at first followed by the soft yet dry dumpling skin. Six pieces are never enough.

 Banainai Taiwanese Dessert

Banainai Taiwanese Dessert is a perfect destination for healthy food fanatic. I can feel all the menu here tastes good as well as meet my standards. Apart from what it taste, the presentation is also well maintained. Plus points, the price tag is entirely reasonable for you to try. EatandStructure certified! :)

Banainai Taiwanese Dessert
Rukan Emerald, Jl. Raya Pantai Indah Kapuk
Nearest area: Pantai Indah Kapuk, Muara Karang, North Jakarta
RSVP: (021) - 5011 6466
Opening Hours: 
11.30am - 10.00pm 
Closed on Thursdays
INSTAGRAM : @banainai_id




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