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Categories : Restaurant | Soto/Rawon | Kumpul Keluarga

Who knows that Surabaya also has this old style café, located inside a hospital in Darmo Area? Honestly, I also don’t know about this Darmo Heerlijk café until one day I heard a radio channel, announcing this café plus having an interview with the owner. It’s been a long time, like about 2 years ago, and I just had the time to visit this café when visiting my friends inside the hospital.

 
As you can predict from the name, this café is trying to bring back old memories, especially back then from the Dutch era. We could also see that through the walls that it has all the memories from the before 90s.

 
Nasi Goreng Ika – IDR 20,000

 
Ika here means ikan asin. The portion is enough for 1 people, and it’s served with some “Krupuk”, pickles, tomato and cucumber. Taste just fine, nothing wrong with it, but it doesn’t fully satisfy my appetite.
Klapertaart – IDR 13,000

 
Klapertaart is one of my favorite Dutch snack / dessert. The ones that Heerlijk has is okay, but the taste should be stronger than that.
Milkshake Vanilla – IDR 18,000

 
If you have doubt what to order, then order milkshake. Because the taste will be really great and super milky! It’s refreshing – even though doesn’t really match with the fried rice.

 

 
I think this place is great if you happened to visit your friends / families in the hospital (just like me) or if you’re curious enough to know a bit of Indonesia history.
Service

 
Even though there aren’t many people there, but the waiter is not that attentive. The service kinda slow, and we need to approach the cashier or the front reception to ask around before they’re going to our table.
Ambiance

 

 

 
I expect it will be having a nice ambiance, with a proper lights and more oldies stuffs, but no, they don’t have anything like that. However, on the bright side, you could know just a glance about the Dutch Era and the old Indonesia building through the pictures there.
I also love to see the old money – I have some at home, too! – and it’s really unique, something that I’ve never seen before. The owner must have think the concept really deep. However, I still think this small, unique café needs some more touch to become better.
Stay awake for another food journey!
--Megan Faustine
Instagram & Twitter : @meganfaustine
Blog : borntobite.blogspot.com
 
Recommended Dish(es):  milkshake
 
Table Wait Time: 15 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately Rp35000(Lunch)

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 3  |  
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 3  |  
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Bu Kris : Special Penyet! Smile Aug 31, 2015   
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Categories : Jawa | Restaurant | Kumpul Keluarga

Surabaya people loves to eat at Warung Bu Kris, because of that delicious, finger licking good sambal. It has several branches not only in Surabaya, but also in Jakarta. Back then, before they have so many branches, Warung Bu Kris was only a small restaurant. Yes, it shows that
if you never give up, finally it will pay you off!

 
Bakwan + Empal Penyet – IDR 30,000

 
I could say, this one is full of meat, but super delicious! Yes, if you’re meat lovers, than this dish is super recommended. Don’t forget to tell the waiter you want the hottest sambal in Bu Kris.
Paket Komplit – IDR 50,000

 

 
This package consists of Ayam paha, empal suwir, bakwan, tempe goreng, telur rebus. This is the perfect choice if you just eat here in Bu Rudy and doesn’t really know what all taste like, and whether you love it or not. It’s also the right menu for sharing with 2 friends. So you guys just need to order 2 portion of rice.
I love this one, because it could satisfy my crave for sambal and for Bu Kris.
Nasi Pecel – IDR 8,000

 
Yes, you don’t read it wrong! Nasi Pecel only 8,000, and you’ll get rice, peanut sauce, kerupuk and also the steam vegetables. I’d recommend you to eat nasi pecel together with other menus such as empal penyet or even paket komplit.
Es Cao – IDR 8,000

 
Super refreshing, and the size of the Cao is already small and long enough, so you just need to zip it from your straw.
Es Sinom – IDR 6,000

 
I think it’s lacking for “Asem” elements. However, the taste is still great and refreshing. My mom loves the flavor, so do I. I also haven’t drink Sinom for quiet long time. It’s good to finally drink it again!
Service

 

 
You need to write the order by yourself, but then the waiter will also come to you, asking how many chili levels you ordered. It’s cooked based on order, so you’ll always get a freshly cooked meal from the Bu Kris’ kitchen.
Ambiance

 
Even though it’s Monday and the area is kind of hidden from the crowd, but I still could see some people eating at Bu Kris, together with family and also work colleagues. I don't really like the sitting arrangements (nggak bisa sandaran punggung, nih!) I wish they had a better chair than this.
--Megan Faustine
Instagram & Twitter : @meganfaustine
Blog : borntobite.blogspot.com

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  paket komplit
 
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately Rp70000(Lunch)

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 4  |  
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 4  |  
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KFC : Jagonya Ayam! Smile Aug 31, 2015   
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Categories : Fast Food | Halal

These days, we rarely seen KFC open on mall again. Yes, this international, deep fried chicken company already shift their paradigm and way of thinking. KFC choose to get out from malls and then move their restaurant near the street and also the big road. It’s super effective since hungry people on the road could directly turn to the right or to the left for KFC.
Paket Super Panas (2 chicken) – IDR 43,000

 
Jagonya Ayam is their slogan, and I also think they’re right. The chicken is super delicious, the portion is big, the chicken skin is super crispy! I order the crispy chicken, not the original one. You could choose between 1 or 2 chicken, but I really think you should order the 2 pieces of chicken, because you’ll be more satisfied rather than just eating 1 piece of chicken.
Chocolate Sundae – IDR 6,500

 
A great lunch must be ended with a great ice cream for the dessert. I like the texture, it’s super smooth and soft ice cream. However, I think the flavor is not really there. I should be tasting vanilla with a nice scent from the ice creram. I think this ice cream is lack of milk and vanilla.
Service

 
This is a self service restaurant, so you’ll need to take your order by yourself to the nearest table around you. Don’t worry, you don’t need to wait any longer anymore, because all the chicken is on display and the waiter just need to take one of that.
In addition, the waiter also work hard by telling us which one of the menus that we should order. Make sure one thing though, who knows the menu includes and somehow “force” to buy CDs or even not telling you the package is included with CD.
Ambiance

 
It’s not crowded since that day was Monday. Everybody might be busy to get back to work. I love it when the atmosphere in KFC is super calm. I could sit there and just enjoying my time, all day long together with my laptop. There’s also charger for smartphone, two thumbs up!
--Megan Faustine
Instagram & Twitter : @meganfaustine
Blog : borntobite.blogspot.com
 
Recommended Dish(es):  ayam goreng,chocolate sundae
 
Table Wait Time: 5 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately Rp45000(Lunch)

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 4  |  
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 5

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Categories : Hotel Restaurant | Buffet | Fine Dining | Business Meeting

Hotel Bumi Surabaya offers an affordable price for each person.

 
It's only IDR 168,000 (disc 30& off) and you can enjoy eating in 3 Restaurants! (Kizahashi, Arumanis, and The Indonesian food in front)

 
During my 3 times visit, I ever sit inside Arumanis, in Kizahashi, and then in the back side of Arumanis. Overall, I'd suggest you to sit in Kizahashi, because the area is more comfy and elegant.
I never try to sit outdoor, because the wind is too strong and it's a bit hot.
If you take dinner, maybe outdoor is better so it will be more romantic.
For your information, the two restaurant (Arumanis and Kizahashi) are connected. So if you want to go inside out, no need to go outside, and then walk a bit further. You just need to go into this hallway, and then found the Kizahashi sign outside.
Let's begin the review!
I will start with Kizahashi

 
Representing the name, Kizahashi means a Japanese restaurant.
There are 3 main large table where you can found a grill table, and soup table
In the grill, there are meat, 2 kinds of chicken, vegetables, and fried rice.

Overall, I think the chicken taste better than the meat. The meat is kinda cold and not warm enough even though the chef grill it in front of you.
Also, be prepared to queue, especially at weekend, since this grill spot is become a favourite spot of the customers.
In soup, there are cawan mushi, miso soup, noodle with soup, red meat, boiling vegetables, and fried tempura.

I love this table side very much! Especially, because the red meat is just too yum!
The noodle soup is also really delicious. The Tempura is really crunchy and a must grab. Be prepared to queue again and fight for your Tempura if it's on weekend. Hahahaha. Unless, you go a bit earlier than the others so that you can grab it in peace and get a bunch Tempura for your tummy.
I prefer the soup table rather than the grill one.
Moving on to Arumanis.
There are Chinese food, Indonesian food, drink selections, and fruits.

 
Honestly, I don't really like the Chinese food here.
For the Indonesian food, I never tried one because what they offer here is not my favourite Indonesian food.
They have a very wide selection of Indonesian traditional food (Ceker, Pepes, Babat, others) and the customers can order Rujak and Gado-Gado also here.

For the drink selections, I've tried all of them, and I'd suggest you to take the Strawberry Tea. Believe me, it taste really good and also sweet!
Moving on to the last and biggest part, which is the outdoor.

 

 
The outdoor one also offers a wide selection of Indonesian food and also blend with omelette, and western dessert such as pudding.
I'll start from the left side (in front of Arumanis)
On the stall 1, you can found Omelette. You choose the fillings of the omelette. There are cheese, mushroom, onion, vegetables, and others.
Same like the others, if there are too many people queue, you can order first, leave it, and take it later on. It's also for the customers own convenience.
Next to it, there is a waffle and ice cream stall. Here, you can choose three options of ice cream, vanilla cookies, chocolate, and chocolate chilli.
I most favorite one is the vanilla cookies, but you must grab it fast because it also gone really fast!
I don't recommend the chocolate chilli because the taste is just too weird.
After that, you can also choose toppings with peanut, chocolate wrinkles, and cheese. Also some syrup, maple, strawberry, chocolate.
My suggestion, give it cheese and peanut, taste awesome!
The third one provide Sate Ayam, Sate Kambing and also some selections of Tempe Rice, and other kind of Rice.
I love the Sate Ayam! 1 portion only consist of 5 Satay, so if you want more just say the number directly to the chef, for example 15 satay, please.
Fourth one is the fried Indonesian food. There are Tahu Isi, Tempe Goreng, Spring Rolls, and others. It's not that interesting and also not that tempting. I only tried the Spring rolls and taste fine, but not great.
The fifth one is Indonesian traditional snack.

 
You can pick whatever snack you want. My suggestion : try the Terang Bulan with Pandan and cheese or the regular one, also the little snacks which I don't even no the name (Shame on me, yes, because I'm an Indonesian people, hahaha!)
Taste great with a wide range of selections!
The sixth one is the pudding and also ice selections.

 
There are varieties of pudding, but I still can't find the one that I truly love.
For the ice, try the pudding ice (you will get a matcha ice cream too) and also the es campur.
If you take dinner, then you can also taste the Wedang Ronde and Jahe (ginger base dessert soup)
Moving on to the upper part near the outdoor seats.
Here, they offer selections of steam Indonesian food such as Ketela, Pisang (Banana), Rice, and others.
Also, you can taste Soto Ayam, Bakso, and ordered Indonesian fried noodle or fried rice.
The Soto Ayam, Bakso (pick the Bakso Kasar) and fried noodle is highly recommended!
For those who love spicy, try the spicy fried noodle. It's yum!
Service
All of the crews and chefs are super friendly and attentive. They also could remember our order. Yes, we could order first to them and then leave it, come back to it again later on when we already finish eating the other dish.
Ambiance

 
A really great restaurant with 3 different kind of ambiance. Overall, I'm truly satisfied eating here! Especially since I eat three times in a week, hahahaha!
A great choice if you go with family, colleagues, and friends.
--Megan Faustine
Instagram & Twitter : @meganfaustine
Blog : borntobite.blogspot.com

 

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  ice cream,japanese dish
 
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately Rp168000(Lunch)

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Categories : Restaurant | Kencan / Berpasangan

Do you still remember about Chef Ken from the Top Three of Master Chef Indonesia 2?
He's finally openning his cafe in Surabaya!
It has an American - country design, which is very cool. There are also some songs played so that you can enjoy the ambiance and food more.
Let's go to the food & beverages review!
Food
Cheese Fries (IDR 22,000)

 
Drooling... yes? Hahahaha! This cheesy cheese fries is one of my favorite french fries ever! Especially the cheese on top of it. Oh my, can't stop picking it! Warning : addiction!
Honey Chicken Rice (IDR 35,000)

 
Doesn't like american or fast food? Relax, you can enjoy the Honey Chicken Rice special from Pipe & Barrel. It taste delicious, the chicken meat is so tender, and it's healthy!
Barrel Beef Burger (IDR 75,000)

 
Tadaa! The most wanted food in Pipe & Barrel is the Barrel Beef Burger. Just take a look at the size of this burger. So huge right? Love the texture of the meat, it's perfect! A perfect balance between the vegetables, buns, fries, and meats.
P.S : You can request for medium rare, medium, medium well, or well cook meat.
Beverages

 
Left - Green Tea Frappe (IDR 30,000)
Honestly, I really hate green tea back then. Yes, I super duper hate it. But because of my surroundings keep eating green tea and I was being push to eat it all over again, I unconsciously fall in love with green tea *edisi curhat*
And yes, I can tell you that this one is one of my favorite green tea frappe! The green tea taste strong yet balance with the milk and other things inside it. Slurp! I want more!!
Right - Lemon Italian Soda (IDR 22,000)
Nothing is more refreshing than Lemon Italian Soda. Unfortunately, I can't drink it a lot because I have a gastric problem recently. My doctor said that I can't eat Soda, Sour, and Chilli. :'(
Center - Lychee Soda + Ice cream (IDR 24,000)
Again, another refreshing + yummy drink (it has an ice cream on top of it OMG OMG). As you know, I'm an ice cream maniac... but again, can't drink it a lot because of this gastric. *sigh*
Overall, super love the food & beverages served here ! Affordable and it satisfy me!
Service:
You’ll need to order your food & beverages at the cashier, and then wait your order at your own table. Not for long, a waiter will deliver the food & beverages to you.
Ambiance

 
The sitting are is super cool and divided into 2 parts. 1 located in inside the bar, and the other one is outside, at the back of the restaurant.
Will I come back? Sure, I'm licking my finger right now, missing the taste of the delicious French Fries and also can't resist to drink that milky Green Tea Frappe!
--Megan Faustine
Instagram & Twitter : @meganfaustine
Blog : borntobite.blogspot.com

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  french fries,honey chicken rice
 
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately Rp80000(Lunch)

Other Ratings:
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Lingkungan
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Pelayanan
 4  |  
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