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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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 5  |  
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 5  |  
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Curry House : Delicious Curry! Smile Aug 31, 2015   
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Categories : Jepang | Restaurant | Halal | Kumpul Keluarga

I’ve heard about this restaurant before, and finally I got a chance to try Curry House when I was visiting Raya Darmo Permai Selatan for a Creative Contributor interview in the area.

 

 
Located on the 2nd Floor of Papaya Fresh Gallery (A supermarket), you’ll see a big sign of curry house in the entrance of Papaya (just turn your head to the left near the entrance door).
At first, I thought it was just a small restaurant. It turns out that Curry House is super spacious.
To my surprise, they have 2 places and they are connected through a corridor.
That day was Monday, so there are not so many visitors in the restaurant.
At first, I thought their menu is printed on a wooden menu (so lovely!). But it’s actually their old menu. Their new menus are just printed on three pieces of regular, thick carton. You could see the full menus in the end of this post ;)
Let’s go to the foods & beverages review, shall we?
FOOD
Pork Cutlet Curry Rice - start from IDR 62,000

 

 
Why I said “start”, which means not a fix price?
Because you could choose your own favourite curry in Curry House.
So, starting from the beginning where you could choose from noodles, rice, or even sticky rice for the carbo, and then moving on to the portion, there’s Small - Extra Large, then choose the chilli level, choose the toppings (chicken, dory, nugget, karage, pork, and so on) and finally the curry sauce.
What did I choose?
I choose rice - small - no chilli - pork cultet - pork curry sauce. So who’s with me? XD XD
I need to wait for about 7 minutes before I got my pork curry, which is kinda fast. On the first bite, I can feel the crunchiness of the deep fried pork, combined with the pork sauce, yummy!! I could eat this curry all day long, hahaha! Even though I order the small portion, but it’s big enough & makes you full, especially for girls ;)
Anchovy Potato - IDR 32,000

 
Well, before I tell you how delicious their anchovy potato, first I’ll tell you that there are 3 kinds of potato finger food that they’re serving. Here are the differences:
1. Potato chips: It’s the usual french fries that you normally found in fast food restaurant.
2. Anchovy potato : There are two kinds, the first one is the thin, crispy potato (I ordered this) and the other one is like a potato wedges and have this flabby texture.
3. Ras potato : It’s almost like a regular french fries, but a very very very long version of the regular one.
So yes, because I love crispy snack, I order the anchovy potato, crispy one.
It’s really crispy and so crunchy, a perfect choice of finger food. They spread some other herbs & ingredients (I don’t know what they are, honestly) which makes it even better.
BEVERAGES
Milk Lassi - IDR 20,000

 
I order milk lassi because the waiter told me it’s one of the favourite beverages here. Milk lassi consists of milk and yoghurt. In my opinion, it taste a bit strange and confusing, because you don’t know which one is more dominant, the milk or the yoghurt. Plus, I think there’s too much water in it. I just wish they could add more milk or more yoghurt so the taste will come out nicely.
Coca Cola - IDR 15,000

 
For those who didn’t like Ocha or any other Japanese drink, then the best choice is Coca Cola. Served in a can, I think I don’t need to tell you how Coca cola tastes like, right ? Hahahaha!
SERVICE

 

 
If you follow my food post, I bet you know that I’m super chatty and ask so many questions about each menu, before deciding which one I would like to order. Well… that’s habit, sorry! *wink*
And the waitress there respond all my questions quite friendly and try to explain what she knows. So yes, the service was really nice.

Ambiance

 
I personally think that The Curry House is suitable for families with younger children, friends, families, or even business meeting is suitable here.
Overall, a very nice curry to try!
--Megan Faustine
Instagram & Twitter : @meganfaustine
Blog : borntobite.blogspot.com

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  pork cutlet
 
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately Rp75000(Lunch)

Other Ratings:
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 5  |  
Lingkungan
 4  |  
Pelayanan
 4  |  
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 4  |  
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 5

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Confit : A Fine Dining Restaurant Smile Aug 31, 2015   
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Categories : Barat | Restaurant

Located on Jl. Kartini No. 69, Confit can be considered as a fine - dining restaurant in the middle of Surabaya city.

 
It’s best to go here at dinner time with your love ones, however, your food picture might not be good.

 
Therefore, first I’d like to say sorry if the food picture is not as appealing as usual, because it’s only using an ordinary camera phone. Apologies, taking the picture with a limited-phone camera, hahaha!
FOOD
APPETIZERs
Escargot - IDR 40,000

 
One of my favorite appetizers, escargot. Easy to chew, really savory, and perfect for sharing. Taste good and because it’s not served with the shell, you could eat it easily with just a fork.
Salmon & Scallop - IDR 40,000
Just who on earth doesn’t love the tenderness of salmon combined with scallop? There are also some potato chips as the condiments that you could enjoy with.
MAIN COURSEs
Fish of The Day - IDR 110,000

 
The fish is perfectly cook. It’s somehow juicy, crispy outside and also tender at the same time. There’s also some potato and salads to refresh your appetite.
My Burger - IDR 120,000

 
Burger and french fries is an all day long courses! You could happily eat a burger even at dinner. Besides, the meat is so easy to chew and I love the gravy sauce.
DESSERTs
Chocolate Dome - IDR 40,000

 
Basically a chocolate Icecream served with some whip cream, chocolate sauce, and chocolate dust, I think it will be a memorable dessert to end your day ;)
Chocolate Lava - IDR 35,000

 
Everybody love the melting chocolate lava that burst out from the chocolate cake, especially me! To complete the lava cake, there’s also a vanilla ice cream. A very recommended dessert!
BEVERAGES
Longan Carm - IDR 38,000

 
A refreshing drink to enjoy a delicious food is always a great choice. With the fresh longan inside, you could digest all the yummy food easily.
Lychee Twist - IDR 38,000
Almost the same with the Longan Carm, Lychee Twist is also a great choice because it’s refreshing and using the fresh fruits.
THE SERVICE
As it’s a fine dining restaurant, all the waiters are super attentive and help us to choose the menus.
THE AMBIANCE

 
I could say that Confit offers you an elegant, spacious space for dinner, especially with your loved ones or families.
--Megan Faustine
Instagram & Twitter : @meganfaustine
Blog : borntobite.blogspot.com

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  escargot,my burger,chocolate lava
 
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately Rp200000(Dinner)

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 5  |  
Pelayanan
 4  |  
Higienis
 4  |  
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Mon Cheri : Delicious Ice Cream! Smile Aug 31, 2015   
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Categories : Es Krim/Yogurt | Kencan / Berpasangan

I was just back from the Airport, picking up my mother. Then, we decided to go Mon Cheri, to chill out just for a while. Mon Cheri is an Ice cream stall that has several branches in Surabaya, one of the example is located in Tunjungan Plaza.

 
It has been there since I was a little kid. They served an old style ice cream like macedonia, tutti fruti, those kind of ice creams that you won’t find anywhere. Nowadays, people sell gelato and all teenagers eat gelato (including me, sometimes). We totally missed the taste of those old ice creams, and then take a sit in Mon Cheri.
Macedonia - 35,000

 
I really love macedonia because it served with a whole lots of Rhum. Taste really good, and I think I’ll eat the chocolate macedonia on my next visit … hahaha!
Casatta - 30,000

 
It’s been a long time since my last time of eating casatta. So, this ice cream consists of whipped cream on top of it, and has 3 layers, just like a cake. There are vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate flavors in one slice.
Tutti Fruti - 30,000

 
Even though the name consists of “Fruti” don’t expect that you’ll eat a lot of Fruit in the ice cream. The major flavor is moccha, with some - I don’t know, Frozen fruit? - in the middle of the white ice cream. That white ice cream is not vanilla. Somehow the taste is like whipped cream, but I’m not really sure. One thing I’m sure about, that this one taste delicious!

 

 
Service
Even though it’s early, but the waiter is not really concentrating at the moment. He forgot that we also order Macedonia, and I need to ask + re-order again because of that. However, they serve the ice cream really fast, so I think it’s still okay. It’s better next time to listen carefully and take note on all of the customers order ;)
Ambiance
It’s still early, like 10.30 a.m in the morning. Tunjungan Plaza itself has just opened, that’s why there are no people except us there. If they’re willing to add some nice music, then it’ll be very nice.
--Megan Faustine
Instagram & Twitter : @meganfaustine
Blog : borntobite.blogspot.com
 
Recommended Dish(es):  macedonia
 
Table Wait Time: 5 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately Rp50000(Other)

Other Ratings:
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 4  |  
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 4  |  
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 4  |  
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Categories : Restaurant | Seafood | Rombongan | Kumpul Keluarga

Do you love Seafood? I think, almost every people do, right? If you do love seafood, then most likely you’ll love to eat Crab. Benar apa benar? ;p

 

 
One of the favourite crab restaurant in Surabaya city is Kepiting Cak Gundul. Originally, it comes from “Pandaan” area, just next to Surabaya city. Because of its popularity and Surabaya citizen really loves it, then Kepiting Cak Gundul open its branches in Kupang Indah area, West Surabaya.

 
Here, you could choose what kind of crab you wants, plus you can choose the living crab by yourself - if you want to -. They served fresh seafood, so no doubt that the taste will be really great.
Kepiting 0.9 Kg - IDR 198,000

 
The most famous menu in here of course the crab / Kepiting. You could cook it with several kinds of gravy / sauce, depending what is your favourite sauce. At this time, I choose the “Saus Padang” or padang sauce, which is kind of hot. But it’s really finger licking good! The crab is perfectly cook and the meat is super tender. Don’t forget to ask for some pliers (Tang) so you could crack the crab shell easily.
Cumi - IDR 53,000

 
For those who didn’t really like to eat crab, then you still have another seafood choice here, for example squid (cumi). The squid also cooked really well and the sauce is super nice. Eat it with warm rice, then I guarantee you’ll crave for more.
Kangkung - IDR 21,000

 
To balance the seafood, I choose to order Kangkung as the vegetables. It’s been cooked well, the texture is still crunchy, and a nice combination with all of the seafood.
Ambiance

 
It’s just a usual restaurant for those who really love to eat. Don’t expect a nice view, a cute little decoration on the corner, or even a great music. You’re here to eat! (Harshly, with all of your emotions, hahaha!)
Service

 
You’ll need to wait patiently because they’ll cook your chosen crab from scratch. However, the waiting time is not that long (Approx 10 - 15 minutes). With the taste that you’ll get later on, it’s super worth it!
--Megan Faustine
Instagram & Twitter : @meganfaustine
Blog : borntobite.blogspot.com
 
Recommended Dish(es):  kepiting,cumi
 
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately Rp150000(Dinner)

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