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I thought I'm just gonna say that I'm a simple girl in this complicated world, but I think it's just what I want to be - a simple person.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

.Hari Hari.

Last friday, after being recommended by our PM's hubby, we went to Hari-Hari at Wahid Hasyim Street. It was located in a small alley, it's kinda hard to recognize.

The humble stall might have tricked you, but when we enjoyed our lunch, new customer always come to eat.

We started with some Bakso Goreng, each 6K. We were lucky to have this, since it's easily sold out, and we know why it's easily sold out. It's crunchy with plump innards, an example of a good Bakso Goreng. They also provided 3 different sauce to dip, all of them was good :D

I won't get bored to tell you that it's hard to find pork on South Jakarta. And to my surprise, they had it. Babi Goreng Mentega, 45K was slightly pricey, but it was worth with every rupiah. The batter did not overpowering the meat and those sauce...yummm...

Another rare discovery, Steamed Chicken in Chinese Herbs, 16K. It was really a delightful dish, not to medicine-y with tasty broth to gulp down!

Capcay, 35K came in a big portion, refreshing :D

Lindung Cah Fumak, 45K was not as good as I expected. The eel (unagi) was not as crunchy as I hoped, but the fumak was good :D

And Cukiok, 35K came the last. It was really good, the meat was really smooth and easily deboned, yum yum!

Finished it all with a plate of Hainam Rice, 6K. Those fried garlic was really addictive!

And a glass of Soy Milk, 3K.

Definitely recommended for those who loved old Chinese dishes! Plus, they have free wifi hehe...

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.Bakmi Cubeng.

Few days ago, miss E suddenly craving for mie lebar, so that night miss C dragged me and E to Bakmi Cubeng. Located across the famous Hakata Ikkousha, they served several dishes from Pematang Siantar.

For 12K only, I love the deal. The portion was right, the meat was great and don't get me started with the broth. It's sweet and umami :D The noodle was slightly undercooked (some said it garing style), just like what miss E want :D

Plus, we were given a jar of this goodness. Dip this onto the broth, let it soaked the broth a bit and then you're in heaven! Nyam!

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.Lunch : Bakcang.

Got this Bakcang from E, she bought it at Lippo Karawaci. Despite the 10K price tag, the meat was too little compared with the rice. But it tasted okay, and easily stuffed my stomach >.<

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.Snacking : Bread Life.

Tried this bun few days ago, only 11 K..wooottt!! :P Tasted slightly sweet and plain, made me want to slab some jam and cream on it :)

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Lunch date :D
Smoked Beef and Cheese crepe, 12.5K from Yogen Fruz. It was my first attempt with their crepe :D It was good :D
Pearl Milk Tea, 24K from Chatime. yum yum! :D
They put different logo on the cup this time. I miss those cute old logo <3
And................Mega Fries for us :P


Durian + Pizza + Karaoke = TGIF :D

.Taiwan Dian Xin.

I have passed this place a few times, but it never tempted me for try, since the menu was consisted with fried snack stuffs. But after reading Anak Jajan's review about them, I found they served Bubble Tea. If you know me, I was in the mood for Bubble Tea lately :P I haven't found any rival for Chatime :P

So that Saturday, me and Mr Chubby went there for trying their Bubble Tea. We were given with Osmantus Tea with Honey sample, it was good! The tea was really enjoyable,but less honey would bring the tea flavor more I guess. The service was good, the waitress even gave us try several sample of their tea :)
I stick with the Black Milk Tea with Pearl, or Bubble, you named it. The tea was good, but the milk...hmmm it's like a mixture of soy milk and ice cream. Do I like it? Definitely not. The bubble also not as chewy as I usually had with other bubble tea. It's benyek2 -__- And with the same price with Chatime's Large Cup, I even preferred my old Quickly over this.

Btw, at my last attempt with Chatime, I chose the 30% and it's need a wee bit more sugar than that. So at Dian Xin, I chose the 50% sugar and it was sickly sweet -___-" if you are not a fan of sugary drinks like me, I think you should chose the 30% at Dian Xin. And the next day I went to Chatime and ordering 50% with a comment ('can I had the 40% sugar?') and thank God it came right with my taste bud! :P I love this new method of ordering bubble tea :D

Overall , I think I should stick with the Osmanthus tea or Oolong tea at Dian Xin next time!

.Grand Brilliant Palace.

Few weeks ago, on one Friday, me and the team went for a feast at Grand Brilliant Palace.
They offered all-you-can-eat buffet for 48K++. We were arrived quite early that time, we were the first customer to be seated. The restaurant interior was really old fashioned, with several Chinese paintings hanging on the wall and wooden interior. The buffet area was consisted of 4 tables; the first was for soup, porridge and their condiments, the second was for main dishes trays (chicken, pork, mussel, etc.), the third was for requested hot dishes (noodle, pan-fry dumpling, etc) and the last was for the dessert selection.

Beside the main course, the buffet also consisted with dimsum. Too bad, dimsum was not ready yet at that time.

We started with several dishes from main dishes tray. They provided 15-20 main dishes.

This is my first plate. What I only remembered was the pig's ears. It was still crunchy and nice taste.
My friend even took one plate full only for that glorious ears.My second plate, I though it was chicken but I am wrong. It's duck. Not a fan, sorry. The mussel was quite good, but the hero of this plate was the Fried Spring Roll, it was crispy and has a perfect thickness to hold the filling, which is vermicelli, mushroom, chicken and prawn.
Btw, they also had this Steamed Fish with Pear. Quite a weird combination, usually we had chicken for this kind of dish, plus the pear? It was not too medicine-y, thank God. I still prefer steamed fish in ginger than this. My friend who love anything with Chinese herbs, finish this without any hesitation :P
Soup and porridge section, quite ordinary.

Move to the hot dishes section, The Tom Yam noodle looked quite promising. Too bad, it was not as good as it looks. It was tasted............hmm bland? Even Mr Chubby could not finished this.
Pan fried dumplings tasted okay.
Radish Cake was good though slightly mushy. Still, it's rare to find these white plain cake tasted good :)
Next, the dessert section. The grass jelly also not as firm as I hope :(
The same thing also happen to Agar-Agar.
I never found failed Fried Mantau. I found it that day :( The dough was quite hard and it's even hard to chew the bread :(
Their Onde-Onde was good. I think it was the most enjoyable dish of that night for me. I ate 4 or 5 of them :P The egg tart was...well ordinary. The skin was too thick but the custard was nice.
At around ten o'clock, the dimsum arrived (finally!). We can't choose the dimsum, they only gave us 3 dimsum dishes. Fung Zhau was ordinary.
I was too full to try the siomay. But the Pau was good, it has the same filling with Onde-Onde. Overall, I was not really remembered what I had that day, don't know why. Maybe I was not really impressed?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

.Koi Teppanyaki.

Bean Sprout. Koi Teppanyaki always reminds me of bean sprout. Their stall always get people attention in any food court because the teppan smell, and the price was quite reasonable. That day, I was on a group of 3 for lunch.

Miss J ordered a Sirloin Shabu-Shabu set, 40K consisting of a plate of sliced beef, a bowl of rice, and a big plate of vegetable. Extra Chicken Dumpling and Tofu of course! :D
Looking plain eh? A bit plain for me, not for her :P
As for her boy, mr L opted for Beef Teriyaki Set, 33K. Hmmm bean sprout..........
Bean sprout in teppan..........
Btw, their tea was cheap, only 5K and guess what? They used Dilmah! Quite shocking hence the usual price I had to pay for a cup of Dilmah tea out there...
And as for me, I chose the 3 Grilled Meat set for 32K. There are few choices between Chicken, Beef, Prawn, Gindara, and Squid. I choose the Beef, Squid and Gindara. All of them was good :) If only I could switched the salad with bean sprout... :P

Overall, it's a nice place to eat if you are craving for some teppanyaki :)