Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nafeeza Steak and Bento


Last week, my colleague brought me to try food at this restaurant named Nafeeza, specializing in Steak and Bento, although actually there are so many varieties of food choices in the menu. From Asian food (Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese) until Western food (Italian, French). I was quite astound when I looked at the prices which are so affordable. But then at the end after I tried the food, my conclusion is "you get what you pay for" ;) 


Air-conditioner.

 Non Air-cond.

If you love chili, you will be really happy with all the array of Indonesian chili.

Sambal (chili)


Ceker - Rp. 12.000
As a dim sum chicken feet style lover, I was quite disappointed of this dish. The chicken feet probably was already over heated so many times that made it taste so mushy.

Kwotie - Rp. 12.000
Tasted good but not as good as the authentic ones.

Nasi Bakar Seafood - Rp. 25.000
Pretty good but too spicy for me. I barely could eat it.

Sirloin local - Rp. 48.000
top local sirloin (150gr) grilled and brushed with tangy BBQ sauce, served with mix veggie and french fries.

I asked for a medium rare steak. Well, it looks more like "rare" than "medium rare" to me. What do you think?

Three type of sauces for the steak (BBQ, sweet sour and black pepper).

Escargot de Champignon - Rp. 39.000
I guess I was expecting too much for this French dish. The mushroom really absorbed the margarine. Very oily.

Poached Pear Puff Pastry - Rp. 39.000
I like it! But please do not expect too much when you order this. It's just a simple puff pastry with poached pear on the top.

Bakpao Cokelat (chocolate bun)
It's good but it would be much better if the filling was melted chocolate.

Melon punch
Very sweet!!! It's like drinking sugar water.

All prices are subjected to tax and service charge.
Current currency: 1 USD =
Rp. 11.420

Location:
Nafeeza Steak and Bento
Jl. Ampera Raya No. 127
Pasar Minggu
Jakarta Selatan
Operating hours: 11 am - 12 am

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this restaurant for writing this review.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

White Chocolate Matcha Chocolixir and New Truffe Collection at Godiva Chocolatier, Plaza Indonesia

A new limited White Chocolate Matcha Chocolixir at Godiva Chocolatier Indonesia. Available only from March until the end of June 2014

White Matcha Chocolixir - Rp. 70.000
Topped with a vanilla cream and Japanese Matcha powder, the perfect combination of bitter taste and white chocolate delivers a smooth and sweet texture.

There are also new 5 Truffes collection: 
Truffe Caramel Salé: An intriguing blend of rich liquid caramel and sel de Guérande, covered in both milk and dark chocolate and topped with dark chocolate slivers
Truffe Mouse Vanille Mieal: Wildflower honey infused ganache combined with light vanilla mousse, covered in dark chocolate and rolled in creamy white chocolate flakes
Truffe Praline Bresiliene: Hazelnut praliné coated in smooth milk chocolate and rolled in crispy caramelized hazelnuts
Truffe Spéculoos: Cinnamon Speculoos biscuit mousse surrounded by smooth milk chocolate and covered with a Spéculoos biscuit crunch
Truffe Mousse Matcha: Exotic Matcha tea mousse, covered in milk and dark chocolate, then rolled in Japanese Matcha powder Too bad, I couldn't try it because it is sold out.  

Price: Rp. 300.000/100 gram.


Current currency: 
1 USD = Rp. 11.420
Location:
GODIVA Chocolatier
Plaza Indonesia
Level 1, Unit 114
Jl. MH Thamrin, Kav 28-30
Jakarta, Indonesia
Tel:  29923972
Business hour: 10am - 10pm

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GODIVA Chocolatier, Plaza Indonesia

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Madame Ching, Jakarta


Madame Ching is a restaurant not only served Chinese food but also Vietnamese food. It's located in Menteng area - the Central of Jakarta.


Prawn Salad with Noodle Rice - Rp. 38.000
Hardly to see the noodle rice in this dish but the taste was OK.

Fresh Spring Rolls - Rp. 35.000
Choices of crabstick or shrimp, mixed with lettuce, cilantro, bean sprouts, vermicelli, kyuri rolled in rice paper. Served with signature sauce. I couldn't find the bean sprout nor vermicelli inside the spring rolls. It's fresh but tasted pretty bland although I dipped it into the sauce.

Dry Green Noodle soup - Rp. 36.000
Freshly home made green noodles served dry with minced chicken and shrimp and fish cake, spring onions with signature condiments. 

Grilled Chicken Rice - Rp. 50.000
Broken rice with char-grilled chicken thigh served with steamed chicken pate and salads.

Iced Tea

Aqua water
All prices are subjected to tax and service charge.
Current currency: 1 USD = Rp. 11.290

Location:
Madame Ching
Jl. Surabaya No. 24
Central Jakarta
Tel: 3155145

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this restaurant for writing this review.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Signora Pasta - Cirendeu


I would say that Signora Pasta is one of the best places for Italian pasta and pizza! Everything tasted delicious and wonderful with really affordable prices. Even the restaurant's atmosphere is so cozy and nice. My only complaint is why the location of this restaurant is so far from my place. It's located in Cirendeu, Tangerang, a city in the province of Banten. 


I went to Signora Pasta together with Cindy, Ana and Tiwi for an early dinner. We chose 5  pasta dishes.

Fettuccine Alla Diavola - Rp. 37.000
Fettuccine served with mushroom bell pepper with Signora's salsa. It's HOT!

Penne Al Salmone - Rp. 37.000
Pasta penne with smoked salmon in white cream. I really enjoyed it.

Gnocchi Al Pomorodo - Rp. 27.500
Home made pasta based on potatoes served with tomato sauce and parmigiano cheese. My favorite!!!

 Rigatoni Alla Boscaiola - Rp. 31.500
Rigatoni pasta with green peas, mushroom and smoked beef in white sauce and parmigiano cheese.

Spaghetti Al Gamberetti - Rp. 31.500
Spaghetti pasta served with shrimp and fresh tomato sauce. Beautiful, isn't it?

We also tried 
Scaloppine Di Pollo Al Funghi - Rp. 37.500
Fillet of chicken served with mushroom in white sauce. A lovely creamy dish!

Then, we also ordered pizza - it's a MUST!
Signora Pizza - Rp. 65.500
Pizza with tomato sauce, minced beef, smoked beef, bell pepper and mozzarella cheese.

And we ended our wonderful dinner with yummy desserts.

 Tiramisu - Rp. 21.500
The best home made tiramisu that I've eaten so far in Indonesia.


Coppe Di Gelato - Rp. 21.500
Home made ice cream - Strawberry and Avocado. So good!!!

All prices subjected to 10% Government tax and 5% service charge.
Current currency: 1 USD = Rp. 11.300

The four girls who were totally satisfied with the food in Signora Pasta :)

Location:
Singora Pasta Cirendeu
Jl. Cirendeu Raya No. 20
Pertokoan Plaza Cirendeu
Tangerang - Banten

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this restaurant for writing this review.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop


About a week ago, I tasted some of the high-end desserts, the famous Kronut (cronut) and also the new dessert menu offered by Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop. The new dessert menu featured Matcha Goma, Emeraude Cake, Piemonte Hazelnut cake and Chocombroise

I was informed that each month, the Cake Shop will also offer a variety of eclairs with new colors and flavors. For guests at Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop who want to experience the new desserts, they can order the Afternoon Tea Package (Rp. 230.000++), available daily from 3pm to 6pm at Cinnamon restaurant. The guests can choose to have a coffee or tea, a selection of the new cakes and sandwiches.


Alliance Apricot (individual) - Rp. 50.000
Opera Cake (individual) - Rp. 50.000

Lime Macaron (individual) - Rp. 50.000
Lime & Lemon Curd Cream With Fresh Raspberry 

Caramel and Apple Tart (individual) - Rp. 50.000
Caramel Chiboust Cream With Caramelized Apples 

Kronut (individual) - Rp. 35.000
Chocolate Cronut

Vanilli Cronut

Blueberry Cronut

Alliance Apricot
Apricot And Mascarpone Mousse With Sable Breton 
Round 20 cm - Rp. 395.000
18x18cm - Rp. 415.000
20x30cm - Rp. 580.000
30x30cm - Rp. 780.000
30x40cm - Rp. 870.000
40x40cm - Rp. 995.000

Caramel and Apple Tart
Caramel Chiboust Cream With Caramelized Apples 
Round 20 cm - Rp. 340.000

Piemonte Hazelnut Cake
Chocolate Caramel Mousse Cake With Hazelnut 
Round 20 cm - Rp. 395.000
  
Matcha Goma Cake
White Chocolate Mousse, Green Tea Biscuit with Sesame Seed Jelly 
18x18cm - Rp. 395.000
20x30cm - Rp. 570.000
30x30cm - Rp. 740.000
30x40cm - Rp. 850.000
40x40cm - Rp. 950.000
  
All prices are subjected to tax and service charge.
Current currency: 
1 USD = Rp. 11.380

Location:
Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop
Jalan MH Thamrin
Central Jakarta 10310
Telephone: 2993 8888
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