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Taiyo Sushi Gath! Smile Sep 20, 2012   
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Categories : Jepang | Restaurant | Sushi | Kencan / Berpasangan | Kumpul Keluarga

People! Just a few days ago I went to attend the Food Blogger Gathering held by OpenRice and Taiyo Sushi. Well, Taiyo Sushi is quite close from my house, and I always love sushi! I'm quite lucky that I got invited here. When I arrived, there were already several food bloggers sitting and waiting for other food bloggers who hadn't come. Let me introduce some that I just knew that day, from Dino (Good Food and Good Life), Selba (Shelby's Corner), Elvina (Elvina-Febriani), Tikka (The Gourmet Chic), and Wanda (The Full and Starving). James (Super Supper), Anna (57OdysseyGemini) and another two (Yummy For Dummy) came a bit later, and the last one but not least, Cen (XHottyPottyX) who arrived when we had started eating). lol It's very nice meeting senior bloggers, and I felt a bit intimidated with their seniority and professionalism (being on time is one of the example, while I came quite late sad) since I have just started my blog for about 2 months. lol I should learn a lot from them. Well, but apparently they are super nice, so it eased my uneasiness at that moment. I heard a lot of their stories, and anyway, we talked about random things too, from funny stuff they experienced and some horrors story too. XD

Well, let's drop it before this review becomes creepy. The point is about our experience here.

When I arrived, without even asking, the waiter served me a glass of watermelon juice, plus a glass of ocha. It's very nice, especially the waitresses and waiters friendliness. They welcomed us and it feels good that they looked very sincere. After the drinks, we were served a cup of Chawan Mushi as a starter. Well, right after 90% of the expected foodbloggers had been there, the party was started.
First, as usual, there was an introduction session which involved the host questioning the manager, then the manager explained about some food they were going to serve for us. Anyway, the host was new! Hahaha, It's not Lina, yep, the eternal most wanted host. lol It's Dita! Apparently she was doing quite good for a beginner! Looking for more hosting activities later from her, she's going to help Lina about this hosting stuff, partly because OpenRice is going to have more gathering every month right? So, it will be exhausting if Lina has to host every single gath. lol (I assume) lol

Back to the topic!
The place itself is nice and comfortable. The dining area is spacious, and visitors can choose to sit anywhere. Taiyo has this conveyor sushi belt, and if you like sitting there, you can just sit there and pick the stuff that you like. If you come with a family, you can sit at the seats by the wall, which look quite private but comfy. That time, the room wasn't very cold, probably because of the room size which is very big.

 
After some explanation from the manager, we eventually got to eat! They were making the sushi in the sushi conveyor belt area, so we could take a look if we wanted too.It was quite interesting seeing the chef preparing our food. First, we were served a couple of portions Tempura Maki Floss. Then we got Aburi Mozzarella Roll, Taiyo Special Roll and Unagi Salmon Special. After several minutes, we were served another dishes, and this time, it was Kare Pasta, their newest dish. And after quite some time, they served us another sushi, and this time it's Spicy Salmon Fry.

Let's check the food out!

~ Watermelon Juice ~
I wont discuss much about it, and I didn't attach the picture, but anyway, the watermelon juice was really refreshing. Love it!

~ Chawan Mushi ~
Price: IDR 12 k
This is actually a cup of Steamed Egg Custard, and if you have no idea what it is, you can just picture our "Tim Telur". It's quite similar to that. But it is slightly different since it has the Japanese typical taste. The Chawan Mushi here was soft and smooth in texture, with enough saltiness and some nice addition chicken chunks at the bottom. Like I said, it's a great start!

 
~ Tempura Maki Floss ~
Price: IDR 22 k
This dish is pretty common and you can easily find it everywhere, except for the floss. Usually people will just served a plain tempura maki, cause it's one of the Japanese original signature. The tempura was quite crunchy, and it tasted quite good overall. But I think, the floss might not be necessary, since the taste of the floss was quite strong, and it overwhelmed the good taste of the tempura. But, it was quite good though.

 
~ Abura Mozzarella Roll ~
Price: IDR 56 k
This is a fusion sushi, and for me, I think the ingredients looked very similar to a famous dish from other restaurant. It has baked salmon, mozzarella, crab stick inside, and floss. Not to mention the mayo. But it was quite good anyway. I love this one. It was rich in flavour, with generous stuff on and in it. The combination of baked mayo and mozzarella were perfect, and the floss made it richer. The mayo was quite overwhelming though, but since I love mayo, I love this sushi!

 
~ Taiyo Special Roll ~
Price: IDR 52 k
This one is their signature sushi roll. Of course, it was named after the restaurant after all. lol I watched the chef made this, and I think it looked quite simple, but inviting. It was filled with salmon, cucumber, and crunchy bits, then topped with aburi or better known as half-broiled salmon plus spicy mayo. For me, it was not better than the Aburi Mozzarella Roll. It tasted a bit sour (dunno where it came from), and the spicy mayo was too overwhelming it made the taste was so blurry. I couldn't even remember the exact taste of this. Not my cup of tea I guess.

 
~ Unagi Salmon Special ~
Price: IDR 54 k
Apparently, this sushi roll looked very similar to Aburi Mozzarella Roll, but it' actually quite different. The fillings inside are unagi, crunchy bits, cucumber, and topped with salmon and tobiko, plus mayo. I didn't get to try this sushi at all, since in a portion, there are only about 8 pieces of sushi, and there were around 10-11 food bloggers there. So, each of us got to try 3 fusion sushi out of 4.

 
~ Kare Pasta ~
Price: IDR 45 k
Kare Pasta is the newest dish on the menu in Taiyo Sushi, and we got to try it! Kare Pasta is Fettuccine with Beef and Curry Sauce. IMO, this was very delicious. It tasted very good, and quite addictive. It was mildly spicy, with light curry flavor, and delicious beef. The fettuccine was perfectly cooked too, without being too soft or too hard. This Kare Pasta is recommended!

 
~ Spicy Salmon Fry ~
Price: IDR 26 k
Spicy Salmon Fry is a fried sushi with spicy mayo as the filling, then showered with some spicy mayo. It's quite good. You can taste the spiciness, and feel the crunchiness. The spiciness I meant is only a mild spiciness. The salmon inside was quite nice too. It was recommended too. It became our last dish. smile

 
Well, I certainly was very happy there. Taiyo Sushi is a good place if you feel like eating sushi around Pluit. The restaurant is nice, comfortable with spacious dining area, the waitresses are kind and welcoming, plus the prices are reasonable. Compared to other fusion Japanese Restaurants, they offer sushi with cheaper prices. If you don't feel like eating sushi, you can find a lot of other Japanese dishes here. Maybe you can have their pasta. The Kare Pasta is certainly recommended.

If OpenRicers haven't checked this place out, you should do it soon. Especially if you're sushi lovers. lol
Well, I think this is all my review for Taiyo Sushi. And of course I owe a big thanks to OpenRice and Taiyo Sushi for inviting me to join this gathering. It was a great japanese lunch! smile

So, see ya OpenRicers, hope to see you soon! ;)

 
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Mrs. Fields! Smile Sep 19, 2012   
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Do you know Ombre cake? Well, if you don't know Ombre Cake, you can check OpenRice's article about it. The word Ombre is a French word for shading or graduating. So Ombre Cake's a cake with 1 colour gradation in each layer. Well, after the euphoria of Rainbow Cake, I think people will look for new things now. Rainbow cake is only a common spongecake with beautiful colours, and apparently the colours are usually made from colouring substances. Me myself, honestly fell for it. Curious about the taste and worship the colours. At first I thought the different colours represent different flavour. But originally, they are only colours, just to represent beauty. But well, I had enough Rainbow Cake for a year. So, eventually I moved on.

 

 
Just about yesterday, when I went to Summarecon Mall Serpong 2, I happened to drop by here, Mrs. Fields, to take away some food. If you don't know Mrs. Fields, let me lay it for you, it's a Cookies & Coffee Shop. Like I told you, Mrs. Fields offers cookies, cakes and coffee. In Summarecon Mall Serpong 2, they have the seating area in case buyers want to dine in and enjoy the cookies plus coffee there.
Cookies and Coffee are quite a culture outside. Not in Indonesia though. In some other countries, munching cookies while drinking coffee is considered a quality time. That's maybe why Mrs. Fields is here, introducing this 'trend', but it's only a possibility. lol

Well, Mrs. Fields apparently sells a lot of cakes too. Yesterday, I saw Rainbow Cake (Oh, no!), Red Velvet (not again!), Blue Velvet (this is better..), Chocolate Ombre and Strawberry Ombre. The last two are still rare somehow. Ombre isn't very popular yet. I dunno why, but if you ask me, Ombre is a beautiful cake too. The colour gradation makes it beautiful. But the taste? I don't really know the original one, some people put buttercream icing on it, and some people put cheese cream icing on it. But maybe it's just a matter of perception. The main thing is the colour, perhaps.

In Mrs. Fields, I chose Ombre Cake since it's quite rare. I have only tried 3 different Ombre Cakes (Mrs. Fields is included) up to now. Then I also saw macarons! So I decided to try one. It's quite small, and it costs people about IDR 9 k. Mrs. Fields also sells cupcakes, about IDR 18 k, and my sis bought one the other day from other Mrs. Fields. Other than that, you can find cookies and coffee. All sliced cakes are IDR 25 k.

 

 

 
The place itself is quite mediocre. Dunno why, but I think the interior is not very good. At first, It's way too yellow for the lighting and they really need to change the lighting, and the seats are comfy but it doesn't look too inviting. There are many seats and tables. Some corners look quite dark somehow. And the last, their display fridge was way too full yesterday. Even though the cakes and stuff were quite nice and pretty, but from a far, the cakes certainly look overhelming because of the cramped position. Too bad they couldn't really utilize the things they have. I really hope they can do better later. For the wifi, I forgot to check whether they have wifi! *sigh*

The service was very good. I had no problem at all about it. The waitress who served us was very informative, kind and polite. She recommended us some cakes after I asked for it and she explained it quite nicely. And we even borrowed a plate just to take a picture of our Ombre Cake. lol Anyway, I think they should keep it up. Keep serving customers with smile and good intention. ;)

Let's go and see the stuff here.

~ Strawberry Ombre Cake ~
Price: IDR 25 k
This cake actually was quite beautiful, with pink gradation. The waitress told us that this ombre cake used Cream Cheese Icing, and well, she was right, after I tried it, the cheese cream was super good! It wasn't too oily unlike buttercream, and the sweetness was just right. I love the strawberry flavour too, it wasn't too strong, but still fragrant in a good way. But the thing is, the cake was a bit too solid. It was quite dry too. When I used the spoon to cut it, it resisted. If they can make it more moist and softer, I think this could be a winning cake! But anyway, this cake is still much better than other cakes with soft and moist cake, but horrible icing. lol Maybe after this, I will try their Blue Velvet! I hope it's more moist with the same nice cheese cream icing. ;)

 
~ Hazelnut Macaron ~
Price: IDR 9 k
I forgot the real name of this, but since the waitress explained to me about it being made with hazelnut, so I think it's called Hazelnut Macaron. Well, this macaron is actually quite small. Maybe half the normal size, only 'taller'. I know it's quite expensive, for a macaron, but you should try it! Don't underestimate the power of small macaron. It certainly was good after one bite. It's so crunchy, it almost fell apart. I think the normal macarons are not supposed to do that, but well, it was still good, so who cares? The taste of hazelnut was perfect, and correct me if I'm wrong, there was a hint of coffee flavour in the macaron, which was so good. Oh, you should try the macaron!

 
~ Cupcake ~
Price: IDR 18 k
Well, this one is just an extra. My sis happened to buy this a few days ago to give it to her friend, so I think I should just attach the picture of it though. From what I heard from my sis, her friend said the cupcake was quite good! Other than that, I have no idea. lol

 
Overall, Mrs. Fields seems to be quite promising. I think the people in Mrs. Fields here just has to fix several stuff to maximize their appeal. I meant, they have to improve their Ombre Cake texture, then make some modifications about their lighting and the lay out. And plus, they have to adjust the position of the cakes and cookies in the display fridge, so that the things they sell will look more appealing. Like it or not, people are gonna judge by the cover at first. Everybody does, cause nobody is going to buy the things that look horrible, right? For example, "Wow, the cake is ugly, let's buy it!" or maybe "It looks messy, I bet it's delicious!" ...
So, I have said things honestly for this review and I am really rooting for Mrs. Fields. That's why they need to do better. I'd love to come back to try their Blue Velvet, and maybe some cookies. The prices for the cookies and cakes are quite acceptable too, and the service is great. So, perhaps, you people might want to check Mrs. Fields out in Summarecon Mall Serpong 2.

So, I think you guys get my point right? Thanks for reading, and have a great day people! smile
 
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After meal at Roppan! Smile Sep 19, 2012   
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Categories : Jepang | Roti & Kue | Dessert | Halal | Kencan / Berpasangan | Kumpul Keluarga

Hei OpenRicers! Kembali lagi mereview salah satu tempat terkenal di Jakarta, nah sekarang pake bahasa Indonesia ajah yah! ;) Kebetulan kemarin itu saya dan keluarga sedang berjalan-jalan sebentar di Summarecon Mall Serpong 2 setelah dinner di Hakata Fukushuu, makanya saya pun sekalian aja liat aja mall baru tersebut karna sampai sekarang saya belum pernah kesitu, dan dengar-dengar, rumornya SMS 2 itu bagus banget, dan berbeda sekali dengan SMS 1 (yang agak kayak pasar, dan saya pernah hilang laptop disitu T_T *curhat*). Setelah selesai dinner, kita ampe deh di SMS 2 sekitar jam 9 gitu, dan kiranya sih mostly dah mau tutup, tapi ternyata masi ramai loh tuh mall, terutama di bagian luarnya, yang sebarisan Downtown Walk. Yah sudahlah, kita hunting yang baru-baru buat ngemil after meal. Kita sempat drop by ke Mrs. Field juga yang ada didalam Mall SMS 2, baru akhirnya settle di Roppan ini. Mallnya sendiri sih cukup bagus yah, tapi karna nga lagi ngereview mall, saya langsung lanjut aja yah soal Roppan ini! lol

 
Kalau dari tempatnya, Roppan ini strategis loh. Dia ini depan belakang dengan J.Co, yah berhubung mereka masi satu manajemennya yah. Bagian depan menghadap Downtown ini J.Co nya, dan bagian belakang menghadap dalam mall itu Roppan. Namun dining areanya tempat kita bersantai dan duduk itu digabung. Jadi kita bebas milih mau duduk di area menghadap Downtown Walk, atau di area menghadap Mall. Disini juga tersedia indoor dan outdoor. Bagian outdoornya yah di Downtown Walknya. Kita bebas sih kalau mau duduk di Downtown Walknya langsung. Banyak yang suka duduk disana, sambil ngobrol. Tapi saya personally prefer indoornya kemana-mana, karna selain lebih bagus, juga lebih sejuk, soalnya kan ber-AC. Kalau bagian luar, pas ada angin sih enak, tapi sayangnya kemarin ketika duduk, tidak ada angin sama sekali. Makanya terasa gerah, dan plus, mejanya bagian luar itu gak diperhatikan karna masih rada kotor lengkap dengan noda-noda membandel lol

Untuk pelayanannya sih disini cukup bagus yah. Waktu itu sekitar jam 9.30 sih memang tempatnya sudah mulai sepi, dan waiternya baik banget dan rajin menawarkan buy 5 get free 1 nya. Kita sih nga membeli sampai 5 sih. Cuma sekitar 1 makanan dan 1 minuman, soalnya kita kan td abis ngebeli Mrs. Fields, makanya kita cuma beli dikit. Kita akhirnya memilih 1 roti dan 1 Teh Tarik (R). Dan setelah membayar, kita diberikan nomor, yang kita bawa ke meja pilihan kita. Setelah beberapa saat, mereka akan membawakan pesanan kita ke meja kita. Kita juga sempat meminta waiter yang datang untuk membersihkan mejanya. Dan nga beberapa saat, dia langsung membersihkannya. Well, itu bagus sih yah, cepat tanggap dan at least dia membersihkannya tanpa terlihat kepaksa. smile

Roppan sendiri menawarkan banyak pilihan dan mostly adalah spesialisasinya toast atau Roppongi Pan, yang merupakan roti panggang ala Jepang. Harganya sendiri berkisar dari IDR 11.364 untuk Ikebanana dan sejenisnya sampai sekitar IDR 16.364 untuk Godzilla Burger. Ada juga sih banyak toast lainnya yang tebal dan dilengkapi dengan topping ice cream dan sebagainya, namun lebih mahal dari yang roti panggang ini. Untuk minumannya, kita bisa memilih banyak jenis dalam dua ukuran, Small dan Regular, mulai dari Iced Berry Tea, Hazelnut Mocha Shake, White Coffee, Orange Shake, Teh Tarik, Roppan Punch, Chocolate Shake, Roppancino Shake, Caramel Shake dan lain-lainnya. Harga minuman sendiri berkisar dari IDR 15 k sampai IDR 27.273, Small ke Regular. Cukup murah yah untuk harga minumannya dibandingkan dengan Coffee Shop lainnhya.

 

 

 
Nah, kita langsung saja menuju ke perihal makanan dan minumannya. Let's check it out! ;)

~ Sei Cheese ~
Price: IDR 14.091
Sei Cheese ini sepertinya terbentuk dari kata "Say Cheese!" yang disebut ketika hendak berpose dalam foto. lol Nah, dalam roti panggang ini, diatasnya diberikan taburan keju, chocolate ganache, lelehan dark chocolate, dan juga ada cincangan kacang. Buat pecinta roti panggang tradisional kita, rasanya wajib mencoba yang satu ini untuk mengetahui perbedaannya. Rotinya dipanggang crunchy, namun tidak keras. Kita akan sangat mudah memotongnya. Kalau menurut saya sendiri, Sei Cheese ini jauh lebih enak dari roti panggang biasa. Karna diatasnya itu melimpah banget parutan keju yang tebal, serta cokelat yang terasa nikmat banget. Cheese dan cokelat memang perpaduan yang sangat menawan yah dari masa ke masa. Namun di tambahkan dengan kacang yang hancur, rasanya akan lebih enak lagi. Well, saya sendiri sih suka dengan Sei Cheese, namun saya sepertinya tidak boleh makan banyak-banyak berhubung ada kacangnya. But, this one was delicious! Recommended.

 
~ Iced Teh Tarik (R) ~
Price: IDR 18.182
Minuman satu ini tersedia dalam dua ukuran. Pada ukuran yang lebih kecil (S), harganya sekitar IDR 15 k. Namun saya rasa tetap Regularnya lebih menguntungkan yah. Makanya saya memilih R. Setelah tiba di meja kita, saya pun meminumnya. Rasa teh tarik disini meski bukan yang terbaik, tapi rasanya enak kok. Teh Tarik yang disediakan Roppan ini berbusa diatasnya dan ini memang tipikal Teh Tarik yah. Kandungan teh susunya itu menurutku sih agak kurang, karna rasanya sendiri kurang "bold", lebih 'santai' dan kurang greget. Namun seperti yang saya bilang td, saya cukup menikmati Teh Tariknya kok. Wanginya sendiri cukup terasa sih. Makanya saya sih suka-suka aja, lagian harganya cukup murah yah (dibanding coffee shop).

 
And here they are both in one frame! tongue

 
Yap, saya sih hanya sempat mencoba makanan tersebut serta minumannya. Memang saya sendiri sudah lama tidak ke Roppan, soalnya letaknya jauh-jauh sih dari rumah. Entah di Serpong lah, Tangerang lah, Alam Sutera, dan Gandaria City. Sedangkan tempat saya tinggal itu di Cengkareng dan Kelapa Gading. -_- Tapi yah begitulah nasibku.
Kalau boleh dibilang, memang Roppan ini adalah salah satu yang enak yah menurut saya. Toastnya sendiri unik dan mostly yang sudah saya cobai itu memang enak banget, kecuali kalau memang rotinya dimakan pas sudah dingin. Tapi kalau dine in, saya belum pernah kecewa dengan roti-roti mereka. Minumannya juga, selama ini selalu enak-enak aja, dari Yin Yang, Kopi Tarik, sampai Chocolate Shake. Harganya sih menurut saya sangat beralasan kok, dan tempatnya sih biasanya selalu nyaman, sama seperti tempat di SMS 2 ini. Buat yang memang suka dengan Roppan, untuk lebih hematnya bisa membeli 5 roti panggang dan free 1, itu akan lebih menghemat juga yah. Selain itu, Roppan sekarang juga sudah keluarin yang bentuknya kecil-kecil. More like J. Pops di J.Co. lol Tapi rasanya memang agak kecil yah kalau saya bilang, sekali hap, langsung hilang. lol Tapi itu mungkin cocok dengan yang mau nyoba-nyoba rasanya yang berbeda-beda sih. smile

For OpenRicers, Roppan ini sangat recommended buat kalian terutama pecinta toast. Banyak varian topping dari roti panggang disini dan juga harganya cukup nice. Untuk tempat dan pelayanan, Roppan yang ada di SMS 2 ini memang cukup bagus kok. Tempatnya nyaman, tapi saranku sih duduk saja di yang indoornya. lol Kalau lagi pingin J.Co, bisa langsung guling-guling bentar dalam satu ruangan dan sampai deh.
Well, I'm done then for now. See ya OpenRicers! And thanks for reading my reviews! smile

 
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Ramen! :9 Smile Sep 19, 2012   
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Ramen has become a huge trend nowadays, and people have made a big fuzz about it. And honestly, I have no idea why it could be this huge all of sudden. I meant, Ramen have been quite popular a long time ago, and it wasn't huge, not until almost a year ago. Me myself, personally is not a big fan of Ramen, nor a hater. And to tell you the truth, I have only eaten Ramen in about 4 Ramen Restaurants, and it was based on mere curiosity. And apparently 1 of those, is Hakata Fukushuu.

 
Just about a few weeks ago, there was a promo on a website (again), and since I am a huge fan of promotion (Voucher Mania), I decided to buy the voucher. The offer was quite inviting because it was quite affordable. The only obstacle is the distance. To get there, it takes about an hour. But that didn't stop me apparently. Well, blame me, I always like to go somewhere far just to have this eating spree. From Serpong, to Kemang (if possible *check my wallet*). So I did buy it and just a few hours ago, I went there with my fam. Eventually, we reached our destination at 8 pm. Apparently, the place is easy to find. They have this big signboard on the building. And again, apparently, the place was kinda quiet. I took a pic and went in, following my fam.

The inside is pretty okay, quite nice. The first floor is kinda cozy, though with Air-Con, it was a bit hot. The inside is pretty spacious too, with tables and tall chairs. The lighting is quite nice, with LED as their main lamps on the ceiling. The lighting is good, but it might be too bright at some spots. In the room, there was only a couple dining in here. There is also a row of paintings on the wall. The paintings are beautiful-ish.

 

 

 
Seeing the menu book, I began to choose my dish. There were 4 choices (each choices are available in Pork and Chicken) available for us, since we used a voucher. We happened to choose all the four, and to make it specific, here they are: Buta Ramen or Ramen Babi Spesial (32k), Tori Shoyu Ramen or Ramen Ayam Kecap (32k), Tori Miso Ramen or Ramen Ayam Tauco (32k), and the last one Buta Karey Ramen or Ramen Babi Kari (32k). Please note that Buta (Pork) and Tori (Chicken) are only choices for people's preference, you can always choose either one when you order the Ramen. There is also a Salmon Ramen or Sake Ramen (38k), it was quite appealing. But it wasn't an option since it is more expensive than our available choices. So we moved on to the next pages. We got two ice cream, and we got to choose from Green Tea, Ogura, Durian, Vanila, Chocolate and Strawberry. We chose Ogura and Vanila. Normally, the price for one glass of ice cream is IDR 10 k. For drinks, we had Cold and Hot Ocha (8k). Since the photos attachment only allows 8 pictures, I think I will discuss some others next time. ;)

Extra Information: Other than choosing Pork or Chicken, you can also choose the type of the noodle (Straight/Curly), noodle texture (soft, medium, hard), spiciness level (not spicy, mild, medium, or hot), oiliness level and even the thickness of broth (light, medium or thick). We laughed when the kind waitress asked us all those questions and we eventually just asked for the normal level for all those choices. But yeah, the waitress was very attentive and patient to us. She was super nice as well. She even refilled our Ocha. We thought that the restaurant had this rule about only refilling drink if you order a drink for a person and we just ordered 2 glasses of ocha for the 4 of us (since we planned to hang around and drink on some other places after this). So thanks a lot! We really appreciate the care.

Okay, let's jump to the main stuff.
~ Cold & Hot Ocha ~
Price: IDR 8 k
Okay, the cold ocha was quite nice, and common of course. It was nothing special, but it was still good as our food's companion.

 
~ Tori Shoyu Ramen ~
Price: IDR 32 k
For this dish, we chose curly noodles just to see how it tasted. Well, apparently the curly noodles didn't make much different, or maybe we just couldn't know the difference. But it was still good. The noodles were nice, chewy-ish but perfect. The texture is quite similar to chinese noodles, but only thinner. In this noodles, you can find chicken fillet cutlets, boiled egg, and vegetable that I don't know how to call it in English nor Indonesian. I just know the name in Hokkien. lol The chicken was very good, it tasted delicious, and it was cooked very well. For the broth, it tasted quite weird for me. I didn't like the taste of the shoyu in the broth. It kinda ruined the Ramen. The boiled egg was only an okay, since it was slightly over-cooked because usually, the boiled egg in ramen is supposed to be soft boiled with the slightly-cooked yolk.

 
~ Tori Miso Ramen ~
Price: IDR 32 k
This Ramen is quite unique, since it has this Japanese tauco flavour, but it looked very similar with Tori Shoyu Ramen. I couldn't even tell the difference if the waitress didn't tell us about it. But apparently the taste was quite different. The waitress said that Miso is tauco in Japanese. I just knew that! Silly me. Well, the taste was quite good apparently. it had the lightest flavour compared to all 4 dishes, and it was better than the other two (Buta Ramen and Tori Shoyu Ramen). The broth was plain delicious (but please don't compare to those famous Ramen), and the chicken was delicious. With some chili that the waitress provided, we could adjust our spiciness level. I added more chili into this one, and it tasted nicer. Also, I could taste the tauco flavour, which was quite light.

 
~ Ogura Ice Cream ~
Price: IDR 10 k
This scoop of Ice Cream really made a good closing for our dinner. After ups and downs, we finally got to have this sweet red bean ice cream with nice smooth texture and light red bean aroma. The Ice cream was pretty sweet, but isn't ice cream supposed to be like that? That's partly why I love ice cream, I guess. lol If you come here, you should try the Ogura Ice Cream! Plain good as a sweet treat!

 
Well, I should stop reviewing now. I will review some others next time, and well, to tell you the truth, I love Buta Karey Ramen the most. Buta Karey Ramen is for those who like it bold, flavorful and different. It tasted nice, and delicious, with great Pork slices! I love the pork! The pork had this fatty part which I enjoyed so much! (I should pay a good attention to my cholesterol lol)

Hakata Fukushuu might not be the best Ramen Restaurant, but people should give it a try. It has its own appeal I guess. The service was very good, the place is comfortable, and also, the prices are cheaper than other Ramen Restaurants. I guess, it needs a second chance from people! I'd be back again some other time, but maybe only for the Buta Karey Ramen and the Ice Cream! Well, what do you think people? If you wonder about the location, just go to Serpong and find the main road, Jalan Boulevard Serpong Raya. Go your way to SMS from McDonald's and after two to five minutes, you will find Hakata Fukushuu on the left.
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Soft Opening! CoffeeBar! ^^ Smile Sep 18, 2012   
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Just a few days ago, I went to visit a soft-opening venue in Pantai Indah Kapuk, and its name is COFFEEBAR. The name is quite unique as it simply represents the function of this venue, a bar that serves coffee.

 
Seeing from the outside, the place doesn’t exactly look very appealing, but well, it’s decent enough to attract people who wish to come and sit and chat and have a drink. Apparently, I was the one who’s looking for new places, so I ended up coming here. Seeing from the outside, it was quite intimidating. To make it clearer, I meant at first, I though the place was for smokers and friends. But that’s where I was wrong. When I got inside the indoor room, it appeared that the indoor area is much much better than I thought. Not like it’s so different, unique or exquisite, but it is actually very minimalist, but with the right furniture and lighting, they certainly made the room inside looks nice. The bar looks simple and inviting, while some sofas are really colorful it makes the place of grey and white looks lively. The arrangement of the stuff in the room needs compliment. If you actually pay attention about the place, it is actually really simple, with an impression of unfinished light grey walls, furniture that fits the theme, and the lighting that makes the place ‘warmer’. No wonder a lot of people like coming here, and stay inside chilling while chatting nonchalantly. I’d love to do that too here.

 
Toilet Sign :D

Toilet Sign :D

 
When we were seated, the menu papers were given to us too. For sure, it was in a very poor condition. The menu was only printed on a sheet of orange hard paper, then laminated. Not to mention that the laminating layers were almost peeled off somehow. For some, it won’t matter, but for me, I think they should make a better one. It don’t need to be huge, thick and full of colours. It just needs some photos (good ones) on it, with names of menu and prices, in a good condition. lol That’s just an input anyway. Not a very big deal.

Then we looked for the drinks we wanted to have, and since CoffeeBar is a Coffee Bar, I should try their coffee. I did, I asked the waiter about his recommendation and he recommended Vanilla Latte, so I ordered Vanilla Latte for my self. My sis ordered Iced Chocolate, and a snack for us, Fish & Chips. lol Then the waiter left us and proceeded with our order. Surprisingly, our Iced Chocolate came just in about 2 minutes. It was very fast. Then it was followed by my latte. Fish and Chips took a little bit longer, but that’s very normal, knowing that they have to deep fried the fish and fries right? To sum up, their service was just great! They were polite and fast.

Some food you can find here are, Nasi Goreng Spesial (30k), Nasi Sapi Lada Hitam (35k), International Favourites such as Spaghetti Tuna (35k), Fettuccine Carbonara (35k), Salmon Teriyaki (75k) and Fish Katsu (32k). The price range for these main courses is IDR 30 k to IDR 75 k.

You can also find Snacks, Cakes, and Cigarettes here. The snacks’ price range is IDR 20 k to IDR 70 k (but mostly only about IDR 20 k). Some snacks they have at Coffeebar are Coffebar Platter (70k), Chicken Wing (25k), Crispy Calamari (25k), Tahu Isi (20k), Pisang Bakar (20k), or maybe Roti Gulung Sosis (20k). For cakes, the price range is IDR 30 k to IDR 40 k, with several choices, from Japanese Layer Oreo, Choco Deluxe, or even Red Velvet. :9 I’m dying to try their cakes! Hey, even the cigarettes (IDR 16 k – IDR 20 k) they sell are cheap. Well, not sure about that, since I never know prices of cigars cause I don’t smoke.

I’m not done yet! For the beverages, the price range is IDR 12 k to IDR 42 k, vary from Classic House Espresso, Iced Espresso, Ice Blended, Classic Traditional Coffee Drinks, and some other Alternatives Drinks such as Tea, Chocolate and stuff.

See, the prices of stuff here are pretty reasonable. I think you should just check it soon!

~ Iced Chocolate ~

Price: IDR 23 k

Okay, other than this, there are other chocolate stuff, like Milo Dinosaur or Milo Godzilla (this one is with Iced Cream) here. But I prefer the classic one, that’s why I chose Iced Chocolate. Then when it came, It was served in a quite big glass. A sip and I like it. Really, the amount of chocolate in my drink was perfect, without being too strong, or too light. The sweetness was right and the chocolate tasted very nice for us!

 
~ Vanilla Latte ~

Price: IDR 32 k

This was the recommendation and the waiter told us it was nice. Well, when I tried it myself, I just loved it! The Vanilla Latte, like he explained to me, was not just simply a Vanilla Drink that tastes more vanilla than coffee. This one was a mix of espresso, with vanilla syrup (I guess) and it made this drink a complete satisfaction. I have drunk Vanilla Latte in a huge brand coffee shop a couple of times, and they never made it this good. I wonder why. But this one here, was really nice. It tasted right for me! The bitterness was even good, in a way not too bitter, more like just a hint. This Vanilla Latte is recommended!

 
~ Fish & Chips ~

Price: IDR 30 k

Okay, snacks time! Well, this is not exactly a snack. But for us, since we had eaten, we just wanted something to bite. So, this was it. The fish and chips here, even it cost us only about IDR 30 k, was served in quite a generous portion. The battered fish fillet was quite big, and it was served with french fries and tar tar sauce. The taste was apparently average. The battered fish fillet was good, quite crunchy on the outer layer, and soft and tender inside. But it was a bit too salty. Maybe it was just a mistake that time, mixing too much salt in the batter. But generally, this fish and chips was quite good. The tar tar sauce was great, and even the french fries were entertaining. ;)

 
That’s that!

FYI, just after sitting there for a while, my mom happened to feel quite sick that time. So, we asked for a glass of hot water, and the waiter brought us the water. It cost us for about IDR 8 k.

In the end, we paid for about IDR 100 k something. And we were quite satisfied with the place generally. The place is very cozy, nice and the beverages were very good. I’d love to try some other food later, maybe their pasta. The prices they offer are generally quite affordable, the place is clean, and the service is nice, so I hope that they can keep that up. I’d definitely come back for more. This place looks very promising for young adults and people at their 20s or maybe 30s. It’s a good place to hang out with friends, hang around or maybe just to enjoy some coffee stuff.

Curious about this place? Find it out yourself in Pantai Indah Kapuk! ;)

COFFEEBAR
Rukan Crown Golf Block D No. 15-16, Pantai Indah Kapuk
North Jakarta

 
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