Sunday, July 20, 2014

Capitea, PIK

A couple weeks ago, my colleague and I wanted to try a famous dessert place in PIK area but it was so crowded. We were already tired and thirsty from walking so we ended up to have a drink in Capitea (not far from the famous dessert place). 

There were only tables occupied when we got inside Capitea. Nice interior. Comfortable seats but my only complaint is I got bitten by several mosquitoes in that air-conditioner room :( 

There's only one staff who done everything for the customers - taking order, doing the cashier, making the drinks.

Osmanths Peach Tea - Rp. 21.000 (L)
I like fruity tea especially peach flavor. It's nice and refreshing.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 11.660
Rukan Crown Golf Mediterania, Blok D No. 38, 
Jl. Marina Indah Golf 
Pantai Indah Kapuk
North Jakarta

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the drink 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.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pala Adas Indonesian Bistro, PIK

A new Indonesian bistro named Pala Adas (means: Nutmeg Fennel) just opened in Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta. Pala Adas is proudly to offer an impressive, delicious, healthy and creative selection of Indonesian dishes. The chef who is also one of the owners of Pala Adas told me that he carefully prepared all the dishes in a healthy way such as using good ingredients and very less of cooking oil.

The interior of Pala Adas displays a mix of traditional Indonesian culture with contemporary touches.

Bebek Cabe Ijo (1/2 duck) - Rp. 78.000
A half deep fried  duck served with green chili. I was quite happy that the green chili was not too spicy so I could enjoy this delicious crispy duck.

Gurame Matah - Rp. 72.000
This fried carp fish dish with Matah (Balinese chili) is definitely for spicy food lover.

Sate Pala Adas - Rp. 30.000
I really liked this satay! The beef was boiled with Indonesian spices for hours before served on bamboo skewers and Serundeng (sauteed grated coconut with spices).

Soup Buntut - Rp. 78.000
Another favorite dish is the oxtail soup. The soup was really good and the meat of oxtail was so tender. 

Nasi Pandan - Rp. 8.000
I enjoyed this fragrant and tasty rice.

Healthy Juice - Rp. 20.000
Pineapple, lemon, celery and Chinese cabbag (caisim). A creative drink that tasted good.
Tropical Dragon - Rp. 30.000
Dragon fruit, banana and yogurt. A fresh creamy drink that paired nicely with the spicy dishes.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 11.950
Pala Adas Indonesian Bistro 
Elang Laut Boulevard No.8-10
Pantai Indah Kapuk
Jakarta Utara
Ph : 2921 9129

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

OPEN} DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro

I had a delightful lunch at OPEN} restaurant at the DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro last week. OPEN} restaurant is a relaxed all-day dining venue featuring open kitchens, live cooking stations and a variety of Indonesian and international cuisines.

View to the outdoor swimming pool.


Private dining room.



Satay station

Indonesian station

Asian station

Pizza station

Craving station

Pasta station

Western station

Tropical fruit station

Dessert station

Ice Cream station

My starter lunch.

 Signature Pizza Rendang - Rp. 135.000
I got so impressed of the unique concoction of the authentic Indonesian rendang meat (coconut braised beef) with the mozzarella cheese and coriander leaves. Love this delicious pizza!!!

DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cheesecake - Rp. 50.000
highly recommend this delectable cheesecake!

Healthy Drink
Detox Me - Rp. 55.000 (left)
Apple, celery Ginger, Orange
Love this healthy drink as it gives a good soothing feeling.
Boost Your Mood - Rp. 55.000 (right)
Beetroot, Apple, Orange
This drink is nice as an opener palate.

The Cookie by DoubleTree - Rp. 18.000/cookie
The signature DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie is a welcome treat for the check-in hotel guest. It is the best chocolate chip cookie I've eaten so far in Jakarta. Each cookie has an average 20 chocolate chips. Available in elegant keepsake tins. 
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 12.000

Prices for buffet:
Rp. 258.000++/person (lunch)
Rp. 288.000++/person (dinner)
OPEN} Restaurant
DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro
Jl. Pegangsaan Timur No. 17
Cikini - Menteng
Central Jakarta
Tel: 62-21-3190 4433
Fax: 62-21-3192 4877

Opening hours: 6am - 10pm

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Firenze Cafe, Kemang

Last Thursday evening, I was invited to have a food tasting at Firenze Cafe, located in Kemang, South Jakarta. I met the owner of Firenze Kemang, Mr. Andreas Diantoro and Mr. Eddi Mak. They told me this Cafe has just opened for about two months and is using a Triattoria concept (a place less formal than restaurant). The chef who is behind the delicious food in Firenze Kemang is Chef Luigi P. Palandri from Florence, Italy.

1st floor.

The Stone-Oven where the authentic thin crust Italian pizza are baked.
It took 5 minutes to bake a thin crust pizza and if you want a really crispy thin crust pizza, just ask them to bake your pizza for 7 minutes.

Outdoor on the 2nd floor (smoking area).

The air-conditioner room on the 2nd floor.

A relaxed ambiance with unique Einstein light bulbs inside the bird cages that are hanging on the ceiling.


Rustica - Rp. 60.000
Mushroom, beef salami, Mozzarella. My favorite one!

Napoletana - Rp. 50.000
Tomato sauce, Mozzarella, Anchovies, Capers and Oregano.

You can ask for your pasta cooking preference, Al dente (3/4 cooked or Scotta (fully cooked).

Farfalle al Salmone - Rp. 45.000(R), Rp. 65.000(L)
Farfalle (bow tie shaped pasta) with Salmon sauce.

Penne Al Pesto - Rp. 50.000
Pasta Penne, Green sauce, Basilic with pine nut, olive oil, cheese, and garlic.

Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pepperoncino - Rp. 40.000 (R), Rp. 50.000 (L)
This Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic, red pepper and chili is everyone's favorite.

Spaghetti Aglio Olio ala Tonno
Same as Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pepperoncino but added with Tuna and less chili.

Spaghetti Bolognese - Rp. 55.000(R), Rp. 65.000(L)
With minced beef sauce, tomato, onion and herbs.

Spaghetti Carbonara - Rp. 50.000(R), Rp. 72.000(L)
Spaghetti cooked with smoked ham, egg and cream based sauce.


Panna Cotta - Rp. 28.000

Creme Brulee - Rp. 28.000

Cheese Cake - Rp. 38.000


Avocado Paste alla Marco - Rp. 36.000
The Firenze Cafe's signature drink. Cold, creamy and not too sweet. Totally delicious!

Firenze Espresso - Rp. 18.000
Freshly brewed coffee. 
You can also buy the Firenze coffee beans in package.

By the way, I had a chance to try Limoncello - the Southern Italian lemon liqueur. It tasted pretty sweet, crisp with citrus fragrance. My friend loves it. This drink is not on the menu nor for sale.

Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 12.035

Firenze Kemang
Jl. Kemang Raya No. 12F
South Jakarta
Tel: 021-718 3999

Direction to Firenze Kemang:
Turn right into a small alley, 10 meters after La Codefin/Happy Puppies in Kemang Raya. Firenze Kemang is in front of Miyabi Sushi, beside the Kemang Laser Game.

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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