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This is dmangakaz living in Cawang. I am a Graphic Designer and Student, work in Sudirman. I like to hang out in Sudirman, Kalibata, Kuningan. Jepang, Itali, Meksiko, Manado are my favorite cuisines. I also love Kafe, Restaurant, Kedai Kopi & Teh and Dim Sum, Es Krim/Yogurt, Bakmi/Kwetiau, Nasi Goreng, Steak, etc.
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Categories : Chinese | Hotel Restaurant | Dim Sum | Halal

Dimsum, Dimsum and Dimsum!

There's a fact about me that most of my friends already know, yes, I'm a Dimsum-Lover!! Well, who doesn't?
Seat

Seat

 
I don't know when did it start, but ever since then, Dimsum is a must-eat food every month (for me lol). I've tried several Dimsum Restaurants in Jakarta, from the ones on the streets to the restaurant at Malls, and some of my friend just said "Why did you do that? Dimsums are just the same all over the place", oopss.. Definitely Incorrect! How do I know that? Let's talk about it while we review Dimsum King at Manhattan Hotel, Kuningan.
Buddha Statue

Buddha Statue

 
Seat

Seat

 
Before we talk about Dimsum King, let's find out a bit about Manhattan Hotel. Manhattan Hotel is a part of Sunlake Hotel Group, the group consist of 4 hotels that are Sunlake Hotel, Manhattan Hotel, Merlynn Park Hotel & Metro Hotel, the first three are located in Jakarta while Metro Hotel is in Semarang. Manhattan Hotel is a 5 star hotel located in Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Casablanca, Kuningan, not far from Kuningan City. You can easily find this place because it is next to Casablanca Tunnel, the famous one.

Manhattan Hotel is a new Hotel, and so does Dimsum King since this restaurant took place in the Hotel Building, precisely at 5th Floor. Since the first time you entered the place, you can feel the strong Chinese ambience, I mean it's more like Gong Xi Fat Choi decoration with the red lanterns hanging all over the place. But not just that, there are also some statues like Buddha & Guan Yin, and not to forget, Chinese Musics! A complete package, right? Anyway, Dimsum King is an All you cat eat restaurant! But not just Dimsum, you can also find Shabu-shabu and other Chinese foods lol

So, let's review the taste!

Chicken Shumai

 
This is my most favorite kind of dimsum, especially the one with prawn. Too bad this one only has chicken as the filling, and the taste was Ok, nothing really special, they should make another variant like Crab, maybe?

Chicken Feet

 
Second-most-favorite kind of Dimsum! Some people just hate it, but for me, this one is so yumm!! But one thing that sure, you have to eat this while hot (or at least warm lol).
Chicken & Prawn filling rolled in Beancurd skin

 
Seriously I don't know the shortest name in English haha, well, another most-favorite kind of Dimsum! If you don't really like steamed-Dimsum, you surely have to order this, I love the crunchiness and of course the prawn :9
Porridge

 
As I told you, they don't just serves Dimsum but also other Chinese foods like this one. Not only chicken topping, there's also crab mince as topping, an unusual option for me. Well the texture of the porridge is quite good, not too soft nor hard.

Shabu-Shabu
Shabu-Shabu Station

Shabu-Shabu Station

 

 

Another unusual option in an All-you-can-eat Dimsum restaurant, Shabu-shabu. There are 2 kind of broth, Tom Yum and Chicken. I tried the tom yum and the taste wasn't strong enough to be called Tom Yum. And the filling options are not much, mostly veggies. But for me, this Shabu-shabu option really adds the value of Dimsum King.
Fried Rice

 
As a Fried-rice lover, I honestly disappointed with the fried rice they served. It tasteless and less-filling, really not my cup of tea.
Desserts

 

 
For the desserts, they have some snacks and fruits that you can choose freely (of course! tongue)
Overall, I like Dimsum King. But I think they still need some improvements, especially for the Fried Rice. And for IDR 129k (promotion rate), it is worth it. I recommend you to enjoy Dimsum King with your family or friends, because the ambience is warm and located in a strategic place. Or maybe you can have a Staycation in Manhattan Hotel? Such a good idea!
Dimsum King
Manhattan Hotel
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. 19 - 24
Kuningan, East Jakarta
www.hotel-manhattan.com
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Shumai,Porridge
 
Date of Visit: Apr 16, 2016 

Spending per head: Approximately Rp129000(Lunch)

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Categories : Kedai Kopi & Teh | Halal | Business Meeting

Let's Ngombe Kopi!

Let's Ngombe Kopi!

 
Kulo nuwun ('Excuse me' in Javanese Language), How are you guys doing?

I'm sure most of you guys already know Bengawan Solo Coffee, me and my friends usually shortened it as 'Bengsol', which is easier to call. Bengawan Solo Coffee started their first store at ITC Kuningan in May 2003, it was only take-away service at first but they grew bigger and bigger until they have more than 30 branches in six provinces in Indonesia, which are Jakarta, East Java, West Java, Yogyakarta, North Sumatera and Banten. Then, what makes Bengawan Solo Coffee special compared to its competitors(I don't have to mention it right..)?

 
Coffee Size

Coffee Size

 
First, Bengawan Solo Coffee is experienced in producing coffee for more than 30 years. Second, most of its coffee Ingredients are from Indonesia, wow! Third, some of the stores are open 24 hours! And last but not least, it tastes awesome!

Well that's a brief information about Bengawan Solo Coffee, now let's talk about the event they held.
ONE FINE DAY

ONE FINE DAY

 
The theme of this event is 'ONE FINE DAY with Bengawan Solo Coffee', means that we'll always have a fine day every time you enjoy Bengawan Solo products tongue But that's not a lie, because every time I enjoy Java Avocado, it makes me feel like I'm in Heaven lol. Back to the event, there are lots of fine games to do, such as Quiz, Latte Art Tutorials, Instagram Photo Competition, and 3D Latte Art tutorials & competition.
3D Latte Art

3D Latte Art

 
Latte Art

Latte Art

 
Mr. Babay from David Roy Indonesia gave us the useful tutorials about Latte Art & 3D Latte Art, he is a professional Barista with an excellent hand and taste of art! He makes it looks easy while we were struggling so hard to make a proper 3D Latte Art, but Thank God my team won the 3D Latte Art Competition (sadly I don't have the photo) lol.
Interiors

Interiors

 
Anyway, don't you curious about their Coffees and other drinks?

I said 'Other drinks' because they don't just serve Coffee, but also the other kind of drinks and foods as well! There are 4 variants of products they serves, Espresso Based Coffee, Non-Coffee, Ice Blended, and Finger foods, but in some stores you can find Main Course foods.

 
For the Espresso based Coffee, I put Vietnamese Milk Coffee on my top list and Java Avocado for the Ice Blended because it taste awesome for sure! You can actually feel the avocado taste in the first sip :9

 
Cassava

Cassava

 
For the Non-Coffee list, I like their Tea Tarik and Assorted Tea Line because they use Dilmah Tea. My favorite Finger foods from Bengawan Solo Coffee is their Sate Pisang, too bad that I haven't had the chance to try their main course, so far I know they serves Javanese Ramen, Java Steak, etc.

 
Other than the menu they serves, I also like their store. First thing is the comfy Sofa, and the second most important is Electrical outlet LOL, Sssstttt I've ever stayed the night at Bengawan Solo Cofee lol

FYI, cooperating with Bank Danamond, they held a program called "Danamon Coffee for Free". You can get minimum discount of 50%, 75% or even 100% (FREE) with just using Danamond Card. Wow!

What are you waiting for? Visit the nearest Bengawan Solo Coffee and enjoy the authenticness. Let's Ngombe Kopi! #NgombeKopi
There's No Life Without Coffee

There's No Life Without Coffee

 
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Recommended Dish(es):  Java Avocado
 
Date of Visit: Nov 28, 2015 

Spending per head: Approximately Rp75000(Other)

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Categories : Chinese | Restaurant | Shabu Shabu | Halal | Kumpul Keluarga

Lights

Lights

 
Hi OpenRicers!
This time I'm gonna review a restaurant named Dolar Shop Resto, yes it's a restaurant not a money changer tongue

Dolar Shop Resto is a Chinese Restaurant located in Mediterania Apartment, Gajah Mada. A Chinese Restaurant? Why would they use 'Dolar' then? Don't ask me, I don't really know since they are still using Rupiah for the paymenttongue Eh, I'm kidding! Don't take it seriously. So as the owner said, Dolar came from the word 'Doulau', while 'Lao' means fishing in Chinese, it is mean to bring the luckiness. Dolar Shop Resto was first founded in Macau, specializing in Chinese Shabu-Shabu.
Seats

Seats

 
Dolar Shop Resto puts its position as a Casual Dining Restaurant, once you enter the restaurant you'll see a spacious room with the glamour interiors. I love how they setting the lights, it looks so natural. Want a higher class? Dolar Shop Resto also has VIP, VVIP and other private rooms that are very elegant.

 
This time, I tried their Set Lunch C that you can enjoy for IDR 175++

Here's what you will get from that Lunch Set :

* Spicy Fish Soup
* Sauce
* Mix Ball
* Special Mixed Beef
* Fish Fillet
* Mix Tofu
* Oyster Mushroom
* Mix Vegetable
* Fresh Egg
* Handmade Mie
* Ice/Hot Tea

 

 
Most of Shabu-shabu restaurants only give you three choices of broth, but no here in Dolar Shop Resto, You can freely choose from NINE (9) Broths! There are original, tonic, tonic mushroom, curry, tomato, spicy, spicy fish, special fish, tonic fish.

 

 

 
That's not the only special thing about Dolar Shop Resto, another one is that they produced some of the ingredients as well! Some of them are the Mix Balls and Handmade Noodle. See? Even the noodles!

So as you can see from the package, there are many fillings like mix balls, mixed beef, fish fillet, mix tofu and others. Oh, I tried their original broth which was really nice! It was rich of taste, it wasn't tasteless as I expected. The veggies were really fresh, well most of the ingredients were fresh tho, I can really tell! Me and my friends's favorite is the noodle, really nice I guess because it's homemade. It didn't get swollen easily even if you put it too long in the boiler (I do not suggest it, tho).

 

 
They serves you 2 kind of tofus, Original and Korean Tofu. I prefer the Korean one, it looked and tasted like sponge! (no kidding) The meatballs are their speciality, there were Soft and Miched meatballs that time, all of them tasted fresh and mouthwatering me indeed! Especially if you enjoy it with the beefs which you can choose from beef and lamb meat, they're served as thin slices so it's getting cooked up really fast. And to complete it all, don't forget to pour the egg into the boiler and stir it well! Yummm :9

 
It is not stop in here! Wait until you see the choices of the sauces, it's Heaven! Ssst, I tried to make a sphagetti-like with the noodles and the sauces haha. I really love the meat sauce, and the other one that looked like dimsums sauce.

 
After reading my review, I don't think that there's a reason for you to not visit Dolar Shop Resto soon!

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Date of Visit: Oct 10, 2015 

Spending per head: Approximately Rp200000(Lunch)

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Categories : Jepang | Restaurant | Ramen

Ippudo Indonesia

Ippudo Indonesia

 
こんにちは!

This time I'm gonna review a Japanese Restaurant that is not only specializing their menus in Ramen but many other japanese-foods, yay! You guys must have known Ippudo, right? Located in the 5th Floor Pacific Place, this restaurant is quite easy to find.
Ceiling Lamps

Ceiling Lamps

 
This restaurant basically serves authentic Japanese foods, and most of the ingredients are from Japan as well. For the place, it is spacey and looks more-like modern instead of Classis japanese restaurant that fully made of wood. Ippudo wants you to feel the elegance yet classic ambience with their dim-light. I saw a small Private room in the corner, I guess you can book it for a small-party-like.
Walls

Walls

 
Oh, Ippudo originally come from Fukuoka, Japan. And now they have branches in all over the world, even UK and USA! Great isn't it? For me, that's a really big achievment for such a restaurant! It means that they have profesionality and you can easily see it from their hospitality if you ever have had a chance to pay a visit.

My visit to Ippudo was to try their new menus that hasn't been served to the public. I tell you again, it's just no ramens lol So let's see!

Deep-Fried Squid with Nori

 
Firstly, for the fingerfood they served this fried squid with a small cut of lemon. Honestly I didn't know what was the lemon for, I guess you have to pour it or what. But because I don't like that, I just ate the squid and yummm it tasted good! It's crispy and fresh, I can tell it. They mixed it with Nori which makes the taste richer.

Hot Potato Salad

 
For you guys who love veggies, yes it's a must try! I don't know but I love it especially when it's still hot. The veggies are just light, creamy and again, Fresh! Such a perfect fingerfood.

Kushi Katsu

 
Oh yeah, not doubt that this is my favouriteee. Gosh, I love how they served this pork! First bite you'll experience they lovely-crunchy outside, and then there's the fat and I admint it's kinda tought but it's alright because the pork is just great. I mean they have a very nice combination for this dish.

Akamaru Kakuni

 
So as I told you that I were tasting their new menus and this is one of them, A red bowl Ramen because 'Aka(レッド)' means Red in Japanese, and 'Maru(丸)' means Circle or I guess it means 'Bowl' for this dish. I asked 'Normal' for the hardness level of the noodle when their waiter asked, and 'Medium' for the spiciness level. It comes with a big portion, not just the bowl but the ramen as well lol. On top of it, they put a very tempting Pork belly. The broth tasted nice and yumm, but I guess it was less salty. The noodle is thin and perfect! I love to slurp it until it sounds like 'Slurppp' XD

Shiromaru Kakuni

 
Shiromaru means 'White Bowl'. Still with large Pork Belly as the topping, it has white tonkotsu broth. For the filling it has bean sprouts, kikurage & spring onions. It tasted more salty than the Akamaru Ramen, which is better for me. Again, the noodle is just perfect. But it will be better if they serve it with half-cut boiled egg, don't you think?

Karaka Kakuni

 
This one served with a big black bowl. I don't know what's the meaning of Karakamen so I can't tell you about this one lol. The ramen itself tasted yummy, I recommend you to order the spicy one because the taste will be richer. And the Pork belly just completes it!

Beef Teppanyaki

 
This one looks unique, served in a hot plate with fried noodle around the rice and there's this beef in the middle. Don't forget to scramble the egg while it's hot so that it will mix with the rice instead of cooked by the corner! lol Tasted yumm and the beef is tender, you might wanna try this.

The Ocha was just fine, you can order Hot or Cold. It's not a secret that Ocha is the best dish to accompany you enjoying Japanese food lol

 
Ippudo sucessfully delivered yummy authentic Japanese foods to me! Not just deliz but also fresh, because they said they wouldn't served like frozen ingredients if they can serve the fresh ones. I also love their hospitality, but you have to bear the noise from the waiters as they always yelling to welcoming or good bye-ing the customers, bet you've ever experienced it in the other japanese restaurants. So if you're craving for yummy Authentic Japanese Food with fresh ingredients, Ippudo is a-must to go!

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Akamaru Kakuni,Shiromaru Kakuni,Karaka Kakuni,Kakuni
 
Date of Visit: Mar 29, 2015 

Spending per head: Approximately Rp150000(Lunch)

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Categories : Thailand | Restaurant | Tom Yum | Kumpul Keluarga

Sip Ha Thai

Sip Ha Thai

 
สวัสดีครับ!(Hello!)

Kali ini gw akan me review salah satu restoran Thailand di daerah Kelapa Gading. Namanya adalah Sip Ha Thai, udah Thailand banget kan? Sip Ha sendiri artinya 15, yang artinya mereka menyediakan 15 signature dish dari Thailand (gak bisa gw sebutin semuanya ya hehe)
Seats

Seats

 
Untuk menemukan Sip Ha Thai tidak terlalu sulit, terletak di deretan Ruko Boulevard Gading yang memang menjadi salah satu tempat kulineran di Kelapa Gading, dan juga terdapat plang nama yang cukup besar dan terang di depan restonya.
Paintings

Paintings

 
Untuk desain interiornya sendiri lebih kearah konsep Modern dan simple tanpa banyak memberikan aksen Thailand, namun terlihat cukup nyaman karena banyak unsur kayu yang digunakan. Sip Ha Thai ini terdapat 2 lantai, sayangnya waktu kesana gw gak sempet untuk melihat-lihat lantai 2 nya, namun lantai satunya sendiri sudah cukup nyaman. Gw bilang cukup nyaman karena mereka menyediakan sofa di lantai satu, ditambah suasana pas gw dateng kesana yang lagi hujan lebat sehingga udara jadi dingin-dingin gitu lol Dinding di lantai satu ini banyak dihias oleh frame foto berisi pemandangan di Thailand yang indah-indah, salah satunya Phi Phi Island *x*

Yuk sekarang kita review makanan-makanan disana!

Thai Chicken Rice (IDR 37K)

 
Walaupun tidak termasuk ke dalam daftar signature dish, Thai chicken Rice ini cukup enak loh! Terdiri dari nasi Hainam, Thai-Style Fried Chicken seperti Chicken katsu, serta signature sauce dan semacam acar yang wanginya cukup kuat. Nasi Hainamnya sendiri cukup nikmat, apalagi dimakan sama Fried chicken nya yang sudah dicocol dengan sausnya. Bintang dari menu ini sendiri memang Fried chicken dan saucenya, crispy nya maknyus ditambah tekstur ayamnya yang lembut :9

Pandan Chicken (IDR 34K)

 
Nah kalau menu ini termasuk dalam salah satu signature dish nya, tapi memang gak salah deh karena rasanya yang enaaaaaak banget! Pandan chicken ini dibungkus oleh daun pandan yang menghasilkan wangi yang cukup nikmat di ayamnya, untuk ayamnya sendiri mereka menggunakan bagian paha alias daging yang lembut alias bagian favorit gw! Rasa bumbu Thailand yang khas pun bener-bener terasa di menu satu ini, pokoknya wajib pesen kalau ke Sip Ha Thai!

Gai Pad Med Mamuang (IDR 38K)

 
Mirip-mirip seperti makanan Chinese/Korea, Gai Pad Med Mamuang ini adalah ayam fillet yang di lapisi tepung dan digoreng dengan bumbu ala Thailand. Honestly gw kurang suka dengan menu yang satu ini, atau lebih tepatny kurang pas dilidah karena rasa manisnya yang cukup kuat. I'm not a big fan of sweet-dish terutama main course.

Kangkong Shrimp (IDR 17K)

 
Gw suka banget kangkung dan bisa dibilang kangkung shrimp di Sip Ha Thai ini enaaaaak! Rasa asinnya yang pas serta campuran bumbu-bumbu yang memperkaya rasa kangkung ini, kangkungnya sendiri juga terasa fresh dan masih crunchy :9 Sayang Shrimp nya kurang banyak (atau gak keliatan?)

Royal Thai Juice (IDR 18K)

 
Gw memilih minuman satu ini atas rekomendasi dari Pelayan restonya, dan gak salah kok karena memang rasanya enak. Basically ini adalah percampuran sayuran yang gw lupa apa aja, tapi karena ada rasa mint yang cukup kuat sehingga minuman ini gak terasa seperti sayuran. Pas banget untuk jadi minuman yang enak dan sehat! lol

Thai Iced Tea (IDR 14K)

 
Untuk Thai Iced Tea di Sip Ha Thai ini sih rasanya standard, nothing special tapi juga gak buruk-buruk amat. Not so bad to accompany your meal.

Mango Sticky Rice (IDR 28K)

 
Gak lengkap kayaknya kalo makan tanpa diakhiri oleh dessert (inimah gw nya aja rakus ya). So gw pesen Mango Sticky Rice with Vanilla Ice Cream ini, untuk rasa sih cukup enak apalagi perpaduan Susu, Mangga dan Vanilla Ice Creamnya. Cuma sangat disayangkan bahwa kualitas Sticky Rice nya kurang baik menurut gw, bingung juga ngejelasinnya gimana tapi ya intinya sih agak hambar dan teksturnya gimana gitu sticky ricenya. But overall sih enak apalagi dicampur-campur dengan susu, mangga dan ice creamnya.

Red Ruby (Free)

 
Waktu kesana lagi ada promo untuk share menu makanan kita ke IG, ya lumayan dapet 1 gelas Red Ruby ini. Sebelumnya pernah dapet promo seperti ini juga di Resto lain dan free dessertnya hampir sama dengan Red Ruby, tapiiii Red Ruby disini lebih enak. Gw sebenernya gak terlalu suka jagung tapi pas makan jagung yang ada di dessert ini, yumm! Enak banget, manis dan gurih jadi satu.
SIp Ha Thai

SIp Ha Thai

 
Bisa gw katakan bahwa hampirrrr semua makanan yang gw pesan disini enak semua, pas banget sama lidah gw. Selain itu pelayanannya juga cukup baik, pelayan cukup informatif dan ramah. Hanya satu aja sih saran dari gw untuk restonya, mungkin kebersihan restonya dijaga aja terutama lagi musim hujan, suka banyak binatang-binatang yang gak diinginkan masuk ke dalam resto. But still, pengen balik lagi untuk nyobain menu-menu lainnya yang kaya rasa!
 
Spending per head: Approximately Rp75000(Dinner)

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