29 Agustus 2012

Zenbu - House Of Mozaru at Kota Kasablanka

My hubby so damn curious with Zenbu since I told him about Zenbu great menus. And luckily the new mall in town Kota Kasablanka have Zenbu in it mall. So we straight go there.

Kota Kasablanka is a new hip mall in town. Like it's name, it place in Kasablanka, close to ITC Kuningan. Zenbu Kota Kasablanka place in UG Floor. The place pretty spacious with wooden interior.

Zenbu Venue
Because we already know the menus from my previous visit to Zenbu, so we straight to order...

Zenbu Mozaru – Regular 60k | Large 80k
Zenbu Mozaru:  Calories: TM ± 750 BT ± 754 DM ± 832
Zenbu means complete, so in this mozaru it have all toppings, like chicken, beef, fish and shrimp. I prefer the regular one. I choose butter for the rice and with dynamite sauce. Dynamite means the spicy one. But I think it's not that spicy. From this time visit, the ebi and beef a bit overcooked. But I guess it still forgiven. I still like it though.

Zenbu Ramen
Regular 50k – Calories: ± 236
Large 65k - Calories: ± 331
Combination Of chicken, beef and ebi. We can choose the soup taste. My hubby choose dynamite soup. Eventhough the name is dynamite, nut it's not too spicy. Kinda disappointed with this ramen. Because the taste not same with my previous visit. The soup was cold, the ebi a bit small and the tempura flour taste oily. And no onion ring came with the ebi as a side dish. So different with my last visit. Maybe different branch, different policy...

Yakult Blizz Strawberry 33k
Calories: ± 165
Taste freshening, a bit sour but good.

Overall, Zenbu Kota Kasablanka failed to impress me and hubby. They really need to make a huge improvent. Considering this placed in a new mall. But they have a good service though.

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Zenbu - House Of Mozaru at Plaza Indonesia

A weeks ago me & my girls heading to Plaza Indonesia to have lunch. Considering varieties of menus, so we decided to had lunch in Zenbu Plaza Indonesia. Zenbu means completeness, means you can get all the things in one plate.

Zenbu Plaza Indonesia placed in 5th floor. This restaurant have open kitchen concept. The place pretty spacious and nice enough to dine. With wooden interior, the interior still looked Japanese style.

Zenbu Venue
Here come the menu parade...


Agedashi Tofu 20k
Calories: ± 97
Deep fried tofu pieces deep into shoyu based sauce. So light and so tasty.

Okonomiyaki Original 35k
Calories: ± 229
A Japanese style pancake with mixed vegetables and smoked bacon grilled on an iron plate slathered with Katsubushi, sauce and mayo. Since the iron plate was so hot, it make the okonomiyaki overcooked and and burnt. So, we we just ate the top of the okonomiyaki. Luckily, the sauce taste good.

Main Course
Zenbu known as  House Of  Mozaru. Zenbu have many varieties menu that really should try. Because the tagline of the restaurant is House Mozaru, so we definitely ordered this one. The great things eating in Zenbu is, they tell us the calories for every single menus. So, for diet people, you don't have to worry about the calories that you going to have.

Zenbu Mozaru – Regular 60k | Large 80k
Gindara Mozaru - Regular 50k | Large
Mozaru is a perfect blend of rice with various Katsu toppings, covered with mozzarella cheese with choice of tomato, butter or dynamite sauce.
Zenbu Mozaru:  Calories: TM ± 750 BT ± 754 DM ± 832
Zenbu means complete, so in this mozaru it have all toppings, like chicken, beef, fish and shrimp. I prefer the regular one. I choose butter for the rice and with dynamite sauce. Dynamite means the spicy one. But I think it's not that spicy.
Gindara Mozaru: Calories: TM ± 491 BT ± 500 DM ± 575
The gindara perfectly cooked. It's not taste fishy. I also like this one. I choose butter for the rice and with dynamite sauce. Dynamite means the spicy one. But I think it's not that spicy.

Zenbu Ramen
Regular 50k – Calories: ± 236
Large 65k - Calories: ± 331
This Zenbu Ramen was my friend menu. Combination Of chicken, beef and ebi. We can choose the soup taste. My friend choose kuro (soyu) soup. Taste light and good. The noodle perfectly cooked. The  chicken, beef and ebi cutlet also pretty big. There's also onion ring as a side dish. I simply loved this ramen. Better eat while it's hot. More tasty.

Salmon Teriyaki
Regular 70k – Calories: ± 554
Large 85k - Calories: ± 826
A bowl of rice set  with salmon teriyaki as a topping and scrambled egg as a side. The salmon really tender and the sauce blend well with the salmon.

Beef Teriyaki
Regular 45k – Calories: ± 618
Large 55k - Calories: ± 917
A bowl of rice set  with beef teriyaki as a topping and scrambled egg as a side and nori as a garnish. The beef really tender and the sauce blend well with the beef.

Rainbow 65k
A perfect combination of salmon, tuna, snapper, ebi, and avocado filled with unagi. What more can I say, all freshness ingredients comes in one plate. I like the salmon most.

Zenbu have several great must try dessert. I always drooling when see the dessert.

Adzuki Parfait 30k
Calories: ± 250
Frozen red bean with ogura (red bean) and green tea ice cream. This dessert is heaven. Much ice cream but didn't leaves any weird taste after. Recommended.

Creme Brulle Peach 20k
Calories: ± 510
The texture is so smooth and light. The peaches hidden under the creme. Love it.

Fruit Tempura With Ice Cream 20k
Calories: ± 115
Curious with the taste. But regret it at the end. The fruit was only pineapple, papaya (which i don't like) and 1 other fruit that i don;t similar. I already lost my curiosity when I ate the papaya. Luckily i already taste the ogura ice cream even it's for one spoon. If the fruit like strawberry, kiwi, mango or peach it'll be more tasteful.

Tempura Ice 20k
Calories: ± 127
If you ever eat fried ice cream, well this is the one. The ice cream didn't melt and the tempura flour not oily. It's good. Topped with cherry jam


Hot & Cold Ocha - Complimentary & Refillable
I don't know whether the cold ocha too much ice or what, but the tea taste is more strong when you drink it in a hot.

Ice Cappuccino 25k
Not too milky, the coffee and the coffee blend well. It taste good.

Ice Macha Latte 25k

Calories: ± 173
Have to order this one. Macha and green tea taste great. Love it.

Overall, I really love Zenbu Plaza Indonesia. Great food, great service and great price. Gonna back here fo sho...


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15 Agustus 2012


Have you ever imagine dine in library? Well, don't just imagine, just come to Bibliotheque if you want to feel it. Two days ago, I had a change to had dinner here. My office held a breakfasting event in Bibliotheque.

Bibliotheque placed in business office building called Sampoerna Strategic Square. Bibliotheque split in two area, outdoor and indoor. The outdoor area is just like a terrace. With a big chair and trees around, it so nice to seat here. Enter to the main area, we can see a big rack of books on the wall. With wooden furniture, this restaurant looks so classic and vintage. Indoor area have 2 level area. In 1st floor we can find dining area and bar also the DJ booth.
Outdoor Area
Indoor Area
Indoor Area
Since this was a breakfasting event with office mates, so we seated in a long table. Not so long, the waitress gave us a big framed menu list. And these are what we ordered...

Kolak Ubi & Hot Tea
Fish Finger 40k
When I asked the waitress what this menu called in the menu list, she said fish & chips, but no chips come along with the fish. Is it served in separate place like picture below? But it definitely taste okay. Not fishy. Served with mayonnaise.
Bibliotheque Pommes Frites 35k
French fries sprinkle with parmesan and  celery. Nothing special.

Vegetables Spring Roll - 35k
As it names, it consist many veggies inside. Like peas, carrots, potato. The taste pretty good. It still warm and crisp when it served. It served with mayonnaise.

Homemade Smoke Salmon Rosette 45k
I kinda like this one. The salmon taste fresh. Not fishy. Served with cheesy mayonnaise.

House Smoke Salmon | Saumon Fume Maison 95k
Served with pain de campagne and Philadelphia Cheese. Taste is just like the smoke salmon rosette above. But come in more large portion. Served with bread.

AUS Tenderloin (220gm) with mushroom sauce 150k
Cooked with welldone. The meat a bit dry. But still there's juiciness left. The mushroom sauce taste good. With mushroom chunk the meat taste better. Served with fries.

AUS Grainfed 200 Days Ribeye (200gm) with Red Wine Shallot Sauce - 260k
Cooked with welldone that I regret it. Because the meat become so dry and chewy. So not tasty anymore :( I chose red wine shallot sauce and it taste good. I like the sauce. Served with herbs mashe potato that I don't like. The herbs was too strong.

Beef  Lasagne | Lasagne de Boeuf - 85k
Beef Lasagna come in  a big portion. The lasagna a bit raw. But the sauce pretty good. Topped with mozarella cheese.

Traditional Oxtail Soup - 80k
From Indonesia menu there's traditional oxtail soup that served with rice, crackers (emping) and condiments. You can request the condiments as you like. Whether you want green chilli or red chilli. The oxtail a bit chewy and taste so so.

Overall, Bibliotheque have a very nice place to dine, but the food taste so ordinary. Nothing can blew my appetite. And I wish they have non-smoking area. Because from my last visit, the guest can smoke in anywhere place.

Sampoerna Strategic Square, South Tower, LG 30, 
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 45-46, Sudirman, 12930
(021) 57956977, (021) 57956978
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13 Agustus 2012

Breakfasting with Goorme & Urban Kitchen

Yesterday  me and several blogger & media friends was invited by Goorme to attend breakfasting at Urban Kitchen Senayan City. Urban Kitchen is a hip Boutique Food Court with tagline "FOOD NATION" try to offer many varieties of famous restaurant in town. When we came in to Urban Kitchen area, the waitress gave us payment card. Yeepp... they using card for payment system. So, we just need to sweep the card to each tenant after we ordered the meal. The we pay it in cashier when we want to go out from Urban Kitchen area. It make us more easy in ordering something, especially if we come in a big group.

With capacity for 450 peoples, Urban Kitchen spacious enough to accommodate hungry peoples around Jakarta. With left and right side for smoking area and in the middle for non smoking area. The sitting area pretty convy. With the new look, it's really simple and modern.

Smoking Area
Urban Kitchen Venue
While waiting for the breakfasting time, the event begin with a lil' speech from Urban Kitchen, who explain about their tenants and their new concept and The Baked Goods, who opened their new store in Urban Kitchen. So, for those peoples who can't go to their shop in Sabang Street, can buy it here.

From Left To Right:
Natasha Utamilia (Adv & Promotion Manager Urban Kitchen)
Romeo Tjhang (General Manager Urban Kitchen)
Jana Parengkuan (The Baked Goods)
Erwin Parengkuan (The Baked Goods)
Since breakfasting time is about to come, me & my friends flew to all over Urban Kitchen. All tenants make me drooling and of course make me mouthwatering. Confuse what we want to eat. Because all tenants looked tempting. Finally... here are the menus we choose...

Ramen Sanpachi 38 Express

My friend Melly decided to order Ramen and Gyoza from Sanpachi. 
Ramen Sanpachi Express
Gyoza Panggang 28k
Gyoza Panggang texture light, a bit dry outside but tender inside. Eat it with sauce that came along with the gyoza. 
Chasu Ramen 57k
Chasu Ramen served a bit cold. The noodle also overcooked. But the chicken chasu pretty good. It's tender.

Iga Penyet Wong Jowo 

My other friend, Aline choose Indonesian  menu for her...

Iga Penyet Wong Jowo
Buntut Penyet
Set 59k
On Rice 55
Buntut Penyet served with tahu, tempe, chilli and rice. I don't really like the buntut. Too much fat in it. And the season also not blend well. The chilli also Javanese typical, a bit sweet.

La Scala

As for me, I choose from Italian tenant for my breakfasting meal.

La Scala
Salmon Palloneto
Small 49k
Large 55k
I was ordered the small one. But either the waitress wrong put my order, or the small size really that much. I actually like this pasta. It cooked aldente. The sauce not too thick. The taste of the herbs quite strong. But the salmon cut a bit small.

As for share menu we ordered these...

Imperial Duck
Imperial Duck
Siew Mai 16k

Tukbokki | Kimchee
Tukbokki or also known as deokbokki is one of famous dish in Korea, It made from rice cake, meat, veggies, eggs and sprinkle with sesame. The real one is really spicy, but not with tukbokki from KUNG, It's not too spicy, so i can eat it calm. I kinda like this tukbokki. All seasoned well.

Kimchee is traditional fermented dish from Korea. Many kind of food using kimchee as a side dish. The taste is sour and spicy. But it's good.


Salmon Aburi 25k
Salmon Aburi taste really light. With salmon, cucumber inside topped with salmon. Taste good. But nothing special. The soy sauce served in sachet. With a little wasabi and no ginger with it.

Tradisonal Side

From Indonesian side, we have several traditional meal. It so exciting found really authentic Indonesia food that not served in a stall or counter. But they really selling it with their typical cart. We can found many varieties menu here such as Selendang Mayang Ice, Cendol Ice, Kue Rangi, Kue Lekker (thin crepes) etc.

Kue Rangi
Kue Rangi always be my favorite snack. Made from dry coconut and pour with brown sugar. A bit chewy when it's cold. And the brown sugar sauce also not too good.

Kue Lekker
Eat this never enough. Have to eat it when it served, if not it become not crispy anylonger. 


The cake shop that I usually stare from my office window not open their other store in  Urban Kitchen, yeeii... I was so curious with their diabetic cookies and cakes. I finally found something for my dad. 
The Baked Goods
During the event, The Baked Goods gave us a sample for their several cakes. For this Ramadhan, they make Oat Kurma Cookies and Kurma Cake. The Baked Goods also gave us sample for their diabetic lemon poppy seed and oat kurma cookies. The sweetness was just right. It's so good.

Gift from The Baked Goods
Then I bought some cookies and cake for take away...

Dark Chocolate With Cashew 75k | Parmesan Mushroom Biscuit 70k
Crunchy, crisp, not too sugary, just love it.
Crazy Dark Chocolate 28k | Bublanina 20.5k
Bubblanina, a cake from Czech. With strawberry inside and topped with sprinkling of crumble. 
Diabetic Carrot Cake
Nutrition Facts - taken from http://thebakedgoods.co.id
All cakes and cookies that I bought that night was so delicious. My dad loved the diabetic carrot cake much. He's excited that now he has something to eat and thrilling that he can eat chocolate again without any scare feeling.

So overall, I had a great time having a breakfasting with Goorme & Urban Kitchen. With many new varieties and great tenants that Urban Kitchen had, we don't need to be confused any longer. Thanks a billion for invitation
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