Showing posts with label Kopitiam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kopitiam. Show all posts

Saturday, June 16, 2012

QQ Kopitiam

Jenzcorner, Urukyu and I had lunch together at QQ Kopitiam in Plaza Indonesia yesterday. We agreed to meet at 11.30 am.

When I arrived at the QQ Kopitiam, Jenzcorner was already there and had order for Kaya & Butter Toast and Kedongong Juice. 

I was not so sure what to order then Jenzcorner came with an idea to order a main meal that we can share together. The Mie Kangkung Terasi is one of Jenzcorner's favorites in QQ Kopitiam and that became our choice. I asked the waiter to tell the chef for making the Mie Kangkung Terasi not too spicy but unfortunately, it was still too spicy for my taste bud. At the end, Jenzcorner had to finish it all by herself and I ordered another dish - Mie Garing Singapore.

Urukyu came a bit later. She ordered for Hor Fun Daging Kepiting. I was actually tempted to order it but maybe next time.

The service here was not good. The waiters could not answer my question when I asked about the dish on the menu. Then, every time we asked for something (the menu, extra bowl/ plate/ spoon), we had to ask at least twice before they brought it to our table.

After 12 pm, this place was packed. There were so many people standing and waiting to get a table. We even had to share our table with other people.

As soon as we finished with our meal, we directly asked for the bill, paid and left the place so other people could have the table.

Kaya & Butter Toast - Rp. 15.000

Mie Kangkung Terasi - Rp. 28.000
Spicy noodles and morning glory with shrimp paste gravy. 

 Hor Fun Daging Kepiting - Rp. 28.000
Chinese noodle made from rice cooked with crab meat.

Mie Garing Singapore  - Rp. 28.000 
Dry noodles poured with Singaporean gravy. It tasted decent.

Kedongdong Juice (Ambarella Juice)- Rp 20.000
Barley Peng  - Rp. 12.000
The Barley drink mixed with a slice of citron, tasted OK. I like the ambarella juice which tasted more refreshing.

Current currency: 1 USD = Rp. 9.500

Location:
QQ Kopitiam
Plaza Indonesia
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28 - 30
Jakarta
Tel:  2992-3699

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.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Kopitiam Oey

About 3 weeks ago, there's a new small kopitiam called "Kopitiam Oey" opened on Jalan Sabang/ Hj. Agus Salim. (Info: Kopitiam is actually more a common word in Singapore or Malaysia for a place/shop to have breakfast and coffee). The owner of this Kopitiam is Bondan Winarno, a famous Indonesian TV presenter for his culinary show.

Being tempted by the outlook of the restaurant and the owner's name plus the 50% off for the drinks during the soft-opening, my colleague and I gave a try for the food during a lunch time about 2 weeks ago.
When we got in to the restaurant, we felt an interesting atmosphere...

Then we looked at the menu. For lunch, there're only 3 kinds of food being served (should be awared because this is a place for b'fast or coffee):
1. Gado - Gado Bonbin (blanched mix veggies in peanut sauce)
2. Lontong Cap Goh Meh (rice cake in chicken curry)
3. Sate Ayam Ponorogo (chicken satay)


Both of us, chose the Sate Ayam Ponorogo because we had a look on the other tables that the Lontong Cap Gomeh portion was so little and the Gado - Gado didn't look really appealing so it left to the Sate Ayam that still looked quite appetizing. Then, we ordered the Mint Tea for our drinks.
I was already so excited when the Sate came on to the table but... what a big disappointment at the first bite, the sauce tasted just like plain sweet peanut butter mixed with water and the chicken got a sour taste and a few of them had a weird smell - uh oh.. rotten chicken??? My colleague even couldn't finish 1/2 of the plate. So, we left the restaurant still feeling hungry.

I guess it's not really a big surprise when I read in an online local newspapers on the following week; a man complaint about the chicken porridge that he bought there for a take-out. My colleague told me that we supposedly also should make a complaint in that online local newspapers, but... naaah... I think I better just make a complaint here in my blog :P

Disclaimer:
The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal tastebuds. There's a possibility that the taste might change to the food later on that can affect the review and opinion here.
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