Fat Noodle & Bar at Gunawarman Senopati Jakarta

March 27th, 2017. Actually, Ivan and I wanted to visit a coffee shop at Senopati area. But, “What a shock!” they closed on Monday. Then, we saw a new place just beside it. We looked at each other, and decided to swing by. Fat Noodle & Bar.


When we came in, first impression: fancy!! Well, they’re using fancy cutleries. Ulalaaaaaaaa *big grin* There’re a lot of people there, but they’re not eating. They sat at the bar area. We chose to sit at the corner. Not exactly the corner, but near of it. Why? Because we wanted to take photos at the corner table LOL. By the way, they have 2 more areas. The smoking area and the VIP area, I guess. And they told us that now they served Thai cuisine, but actually they want to offer Asiatique cuisines. Ok then, let’s begin my simple review.

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Hot Tea 35k


Nua Pad See Ew 75k

fried kwetiau beef, vegetable and soy sauce

It’s good. The fried kwetiau was moist and tender and silky. The soy sauce was a little bit too sweet for me. The vegetable was fresh. It didn’t wow me, but it’s delicious enough.


Fat Noodle Chicken Green Curry 75k

kwetiau with chicken green curry sauce

Now, this was the one that wow me. The kwetiau was soft, smooth and delicate. And the chicken green curry sauce was splendid. Well-seasoned with overwhelming flavour. Absolutely a keeper. Ivan and I were fighting over this dish hahahaha.. Super recommended!


Corned Beef Fried Rice 75k

The fried rice was tasty with sunny side up and corned beef as the main ingredient. It’s not very very much delicious, but it’s quite perfect for hungry tummy. Generous portion with generous corned beef, and generous crackers. LOL. And yes, this was our third plate *pat pat my belly*

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Congratulations Fat Noodle & Bar. Cannot wait for your other menus to come.

Fat Noodle & Bar
Jl. Gunawarman No.61
Senopati, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 72789537
IG: @fatnoodlejkt

Gordi HQ at Jeruk Purut Cilandak Jakarta

March 27th, 2017. I saw this place from Fiona’s IG account some time ago. I thought it’s an office space or something like that. But, today, Ivan asked me to accompany him to visit the place. Since he said it’s coffee shop, I agreed. So, after a visit to Kebon Sirih area, we went to Cilandak. Gordi.


“Coffee curation service. Delivering variety of selected coffees every two weeks.” It’s really a new thing for me. I heard about their service and be amazed. Ah, that’s how it works. Actually, Gordi is not a new player. They were the first coffee subscription since 2015. But now they expanded the business. The office upstairs and a coffee shop downstairs. Dominated with blue colours, it was such a cozy place to hang out. They also have outdoor area with quite spacious grass space.

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Flat White 33k

I love their flat white. It’s delicious, and milky. Just like perfect for me. I think I drank half glass which was a very nice progress. They served the flat white with delicious cookie. I think next time I have to ask for more cookies. LOL.


Almond Croissant 28k

It’s a flaky, buttery croissant, then topped with sliced almonds. Splendid taste. Just at the right sweet. I thought I had to finish it, since Ivan sometimes didn’t eat much. But, turned out, he said, “It’s delicious ya.” And he ate half of it. Next time, I order 2 croissants! Beyond any doubt! Hahaha..


Great job Gordi. You made us very happy today. Keep up the good work.

Gordi HQ
Jl. Jeruk Purut No.25
Cilandak, Jakarta
IG: @gordi.id

Woolloomooloo at MNC iNews Centre Kebon Sirih Jakarta

March 23rd, 2017. Cafe hopping with sister, and we stranded at Menteng area on the rainy day. A new cafe woohoo. And its name was very unique. Adopted the name from a harbourside, inner-city eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, it’s really something else. Woolloomooloo.


Woolloomooloo is 1.5 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Sydney. Woolloomooloo’s Finger Wharf is one of the longest timber wharves in the world. Once a busy cargo dock, there are restaurants, a marina and Ovolo, a boutique hotel.

I saw it on IG account of a foodie friend. And when my sister asked me to join her today, I told her about this place, and we decided to visit the new cafe. We arrived around 8:30 and it’s only us. Well, located at an office building, it must be crowded during lunch time. The place was adorable. We love it. It’s very spacious dominated with wooden interior design and traditional ornaments from Australia. At one corner, they have stairs to 2nd level which is more like a simple mezzanine. And we felt at home there. I wish I brought my laptop. I think I will stay there until it closed. LOL.

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Nut Job 45k

I told my sister to pick the drink, and we agreed to pick this nut job. It’s actually a hazelnut beverage. We love it! But I hope they make it less sweet. It’s a little bit too sweet for me. But the taste of the hazelnut was very rich. And it’s really beautiful presentation. Love it!


Banana Milk Cake 40k

Delicious banana milk cake. Creamy texture with splendid banana flavour. It never stops to amaze us in every single bite. The texture of the banana was impeccable. The combination of the cake, the banana and the milk cream were flawless. Recommended!

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Definitely a keeper. I will be back for the Jaffles. Hmmm yes, I know you must be curious about it. Wait for me, ya. I will try those delicious food and drinks again and again and again. Cannot wait for more outlets to come.

MNC iNews Centre
Jl. Srikaya, Kebon Sirih
Menteng, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 21392530
IG: @woolloomooloo.coffee

Common Grounds at Neo Soho Mall Tanjung Duren Jakarta

March 18th, 2017. I saw about it on friends’ Instagram accounts a couple days ago. So when Hans called me and asked me to come to the place with him on last Saturday, I told my hubby to join us. So, after a cake tasting in Plaza Indonesia, we headed to Neo Soho Mall. Common Grounds.


Coffee continues to amaze us. From its journey from plant to portafilter we are obsessed about how good coffee is crafted. Whether brewed meticulously over filters, or carefully prepared as an espresso, our goal is to show you coffee’s delicious possibilities.

In Jakarta, Common Grounds had 2 outlets. First at Citywalk, then Pondok Indah Mall. Now they open their 3rd outlet at Neo Soho Mall. Other than those 3, they have other outlets in Bandung and Surabaya. So, let’s go to Neo Soho Mall. I love this outlet more than the previous ones. It’s more spacious with more comfortable ambiance and more contemporary atmosphere. So yeah, it’s better than the others. They have outdoor area and it’s very cozy. Also, you can find La Maison there. Perfect, right?

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Mango Colada 55k

mango, pineapple & peach passion fruit yoghurt

Such a thirst-quenching. Not too sweet, so it’s really good.

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Washington Apple 45k



Chicken Katsu Burger 70k

ginger and soy marinated panko crumb fried chicken, house slaw, toasted nori, wasabi mayonnaise on milk bun with a side of French fries

I didn’t try this one because I ordered a rice bowl. I was afraid I will get too full.

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Katsudon Bowl 70k

house chicken katsu, steamed rice, egg and spring onion soy sauce

I love the chicken katsu, but too bad, I didn’t really like the spring onion soy sauce. It’s only salty flavour, I guess. I prefer more flavours. Hmm.. maybe a sweet one. Well, different palate, I think. But if you’re very very hungry, you’ll be happy when you order this one. For 70k it’s a really big portion! Wow. I couldn’t finish it. *sobbing* So just go to Common Grounds near your place, and order this one. Hahaha..

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Congratulations Common Grounds on the opening of your new outlet. Keep it coming!

Common Grounds
Neo SOHO Mall Ground Floor
Jl. Letjen S. Parman
Tanjung Duren, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 25558963
IG: @commongroundsjkt

Ático by Javanegra at Menara BTPN Mega Kuningan Jakarta

March 7th, 2017. Finally, I got a chance to visit one of the place that opened around December 2016. Yes a little bit late for me, because I have to find friends to come to the place. I didn’t wanna come alone. I was a shy person. Hahahahahaha. *nobody believe that, Yen. nobody!* So when Aline, Cindy and Ivan wanted to join me, I was grateful. Well, let’s talk about this new place. Ático by Javanegra.


Ático. The Spanish Authentic Cuisine by Javanegra Gourmet Atelier. I never went to Javanegra but I heard it’s really good. Well, we don’t talk about Javanegra. We will talk about Ático. Located at the rooftop of Menara BTPN. Well, you must ask the security there because they have different elevator to go to Rooftop area. They divided into 2 area. Indoor and outdoor. And I love their outdoor. Pretty ambiance with comfortable atmosphere.

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Cappuccino 35k

  A lot of good comments about their coffee. They have their own beans. Javanegra Beans. You can also buy the beans and enjoy them at home. 🙂


Tortilla de Patatas 30k

Spanish Omelette (Potatoes & Onion)

I saw this one on Hans’ review. And I want to order it. Funny thing, Cindy saw the same photo and asked me to order this one, also. So, we ordered it. It’s quite small. Hahaha.. It’s 4 of us, fought over the tiny omelette LOL. Ok, next time I will go back there again and order this omelette only for me. Tasted delicious with perfect texture of the potatoes. Recommended for a starter.

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Matambre A La Plancha 150k

Grilled Tokusen Wagyu Flank Steak (Home Aging)

Cindy and Aline chose this one for us. I forgot how we wanted the meat’s level. Was it medium or medium-rare? Hmmm.. I think medium. Well, anyhow, it’s a juicy wagyu beef. I didn’t add any spices or herbs, and I still enjoyed this superb beef. Delicate and melt in your mouth. Well look the the photos. Tempting right? Sexy jus. Hmmm..

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Baileys Cheesecake 55k

We had already took photos when I realized they didn’t serve us the cake with the other dishes. So I went inside and asked them about our cake. Not long after that, it came to our table. And I said to the cake, “You better be freakin’ delicious!” And, it was! The baileys, the cheesecake, the crumbles, perfect! Melt in your mouth, literally. Don’t ever forget to order this when you’re there. @yennymakanmulu approved!


Ático by Javanegra
Menara BTPN Lantai 4 Rooftop
Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav. 5.5-5.6
Mega Kuningan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 22958194
IG: @aticobyjavanegra

[EVENT] Good France 2017 at Lyon Mandarin Oriental Thamrin Jakarta

March 15th, 2017. I was invited to one notable French restaurant located in the heart of Jakarta. It’s about Good France 2017. I heard about it, but totally forget. So when they invited me to join Good France, I asked them, “Is that a new restaurant?” LOL! Silly me! Ahahahaha.. They were so kind, they told me that it’s an event. And I said, “OMG! Yes, I remember! Stupid me! Definitely I will come.” So that night, I came to the French restaurant. Lyon Mandarin Oriental.


On March 21, 2017, more than 2,000 chefs on 5 continents will celebrate French gastronomy. Its first edition took place on March 19, 2015, following the inscription of the gastronomic meal of the French on the list of the intangible heritage of UNESCO. The Goût de France / Good France event unites chefs from all horizons and from around the world on the same evening, with one shared goal: celebrating the excellence and creativity of French gastronomy. Good France will pay tribute to the excellence of French cuisine, to its capacity for innovation and to the values it promotes: sharing, enjoyment, respect for good food, contemporaries and the planet. Celebrating French gastronomy with over 2,000 chefs on five continents, Lyon at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta is once again participating in the 2017 Goût de France (Good France) initiatives. Executive Chef Cyril Calmet will present specially crafted menus highlighting classic authentic French dishes inspired by his childhood time in the south of France.

This was my first time to Lyon. What a lovely place. Elegant atmosphere with sophisticated ambiance, Lyon offers a range of classic dishes from across France. They also boast an impressive wine cellar from across France and around the world. Lyon delivers the very best of French cuisine in such an amazing environment.

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Complimentary Bread and Canapes

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Lyon’s Goût de France menu will be available in choices of three and four courses with price starting from 358k++. For more information or reservations, please contact +62 (21) 2993 8824 or [email protected].

The Chicken Liver Parfait

Cherries and Pistachio

Love the texture of the chicken liver. Soft and fluffy. But don’t eat it too much. Your tummy will getting full easily.

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The Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

Niçoise Vegetables and Olive Oil

The tuna was perfect. Easy to chew with melt in your mouth texture. Taste delicious. Served with niçoise vegetables and olive oil, it’s a simple starter yet a rich dish. Recommended!

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The Classic Onion Soup

Gruyère Cheese and Croûtons

Best classic onion soup. I didn’t catch any smell of onions. Yaay! Actually They mixed the cheese and croutons into the onion soup. I ate a spoonful and almost cried. So hot! Hahahaha.. The cheese got stuck in my tongue LOL. I wanna cry, literally. But the soup was addicting. True! I couldn’t stop eating the soup. Hans even took the complimentary bread, and dipped it into the soup. De-li-ci-ous.

Gruyère is a hard yellow cheese, named after the town of Gruyères in Switzerland, and originated in the cantons of Fribourg, Vaud, Neuchâtel, Jura, and Berne.

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The Lobster Bisque

Black Truffle Whipped Cream

It’s good but too bad I ate the onion soup before this. It became a little bit tasteless. Thank goodness the black truffle and the whipped cream enhanced the flavour of this menu. The rich texture of the bisque was overwhelming.

Bisque is a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup of French origin, classically based on a strained broth of crustaceans. It can be made from lobster, langoustine, crab, shrimp or crayfish.

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The Black Angus Striploin Rossini

Seared Foie Gras, Red Onion Marmalade and Perigourdine Jus

“You had me at foie gras.” Hahaha. Then they had me at striploin, of course. The striploin was tender and succulent. And the foie gras’ texture was mind-blowing. Such a romantic dish actually. The relationship between striploin and foie gras based on trust, I guess. They trust each other to bring such a sensual dish in front of me. Hmmm..

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The Roasted Cod Fillet

Herb Crushed Potatoes, Spinach and Grenobloise Sauce

The texture of the cod fillet was devastating. The delicate flavour of cod is wonderfully paired with the crushed potatoes and spinach. Actually, the herb crushed potatoes was very well-seasoned. This flavourful and tender cod fillet was a recommended dish.

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The Cinnamon Crème Brûlée

Glazed Figs and Orange Parfait

Too sweet for me. Love the texture but still too sweet.


The Paris-Brest

Praline, Chocolate Mousse and Hazelnut

This was heaven for chocolate lovers. The perfect indulgent dessert with a traditional praline filling. Love the chocolate mousse! Not too sweet. And the presentation was astounding. Chocolate rings piled up with creams. Such a darling.

A Paris–Brest is a French dessert, made of choux pastry and a praline flavoured cream.

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Mandarin Oriental
Jl. M.H. Thamrin
Phone: +62 21 29938824
IG: @mo_jakarta