11 Juli 2014

ERIC KAYSER ARTISAN BOULANGER - JAKARTA

Been so long I want to try this (not so) new join in town. After Paul Bakery and Patisserie succeed open in Jakarta, I'm so curious with another French bakery and pastries. First because I love bakery and pastries so much, so I guess I won't miss this place.


Eric Kayser has the so not too spacious venue. I'm a bit worried at 1st that I don't get a seat. Since its close to break fasting time. But lucky for me and my friend, we got a seat next to pastry display. I stood and drooling infront of their (look so tempting) pastries displays. From macaroon, eclairs to cakes... Like I want grab it all. Eric Kayser split in to two areas, indoor and outdoor. If you want too see Mall's activity then choose in outdoor. But if you want more intimate, you can choose seating indoor. Dominated with wooden furniture plus flowers, Eric Kayser venue feel nice and comfortable.


Like I told you before, since I came in breakfasting time, so me and my friend want to start with main course. Yeepp... beside bakery and pastries, Eric Kayser also served main course. Screening on their menu, make me even more confuse. Because it all look tempting. But then we decide to ordered something that not too heavy so we can also try their pastries for dessert. And here what we ordered

Hot Tea & Macaroon - Compliment
COFFEE & PISTACHE MACAROON - IDR 15.000/each
Since I came to Eric Kayser at Breakfasting Month, they give their customers ta'jil (something for break-fasting). Beside the Hot tea, I also got the macaroon. We got the coffee and pistache macaroon. Like the texture of the macaroon. Crunchy and flaky at the same time. Not too sweet, and soo good for breakfasting. Like the coffee better.

Assorted Sweet Bread - Compliment
Again Eric Kayser gave us a compliment. Wow... what a generous. A sweet bread with cherry and other a sweet bread with raisin and nuts also a wheat bread. Like the raisin and nuts much. All of those bread are moist and soft. Just spread it with plain butter.



SPAGHETTI PESTO AU POULET - IDR 78.000
Spaghetti tossed with basil pesto, grilled chicken and shaved parmesan
This spaghetti pesto surprisingly taste amazing. The spaghetti cooked in aldente. The basil really tasty without overwhelmed feeling. Chicken really grilled perfectly, so it still tender and seasoning well.  And it all topped with fresh rocket salad and pine nuts to make this spaghetti more fragrant and deliciously crazy.


FOUGASEE DIAVOLA - IDR 98.000
French Pizza with tomato sauce, pepperoni beef and chilli flakes.
Fougasee that  Eric Kayser served surprisingly taste great. The bread served with thin and crisp. Eventhough it already cold, it still crisp and not chewy. Fougasee Diavola taste a bit spicy with chilli flakes in it. But it makes the taste even more scrumptious. Love the generous amount of mozzarella cheese and the pepperoni. Still topped with rocket salad to add more freshness.


RASPBERRIES ICE TEA - IDR 27.000
Since I thought I'll be eating much here, so I ordered something fresh and a bit sour to make a balance. And this Raspberries really taste freshening. With a raspberries chunk in the bottom of the glass, the taste even more good.


Speaking of their service, the service here was so AMAZING. Nothing fierce look wannabe, no snob look. What they give to us is only smile, full help, really patience in explaining the menu, never leave empty plate too long, and really quick in service. Ii give a high credit to the service. Nothing can beat a restaurant with a good food, good ambiance and a good service.

At the end, we have to give a white flag to Eric Kayser. We're to full to order the dessert. And only looking at the display with sad. Bubbye baby... next visit to Eric Kayser, I'll definitely will taste you guys...

Eric Kayser Artisan Boulanger
Plaza Senayan 3rd fl.
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8
Senayan, Jakarta Selatan 10270
Opening Hours: 09.30 AM - 10 PM
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08 Juli 2014

CANTEEN at Pacific Place

I bet you guys already know about Canteen. Since it's not a new join in town. I first know Canteen at their Plaza Indonesia branch. But this time, I'm visiting  their other branch at Pacific Place. This is because they just renovated their branch here. That's what make me curious. And other things, my friend Chacha who craving for their Burger so much.


Entering Canteen means we should passing through the ak.sa.ra store area. The restaurant area look more spacious now. They split it into 2 area. The outdoor that look like bus stop, with a glass that covered the sitting area placed in the left and right side of the entrance.


Entering the restaurant area, we will welcome by their Bar Area. You can choose many selection drinks, cocktails even wine from their bars.


Canteen still loyal with their old theme interior. With a vintage look, Canteen interior dominated with wooden furniture and bricks for the wall. It was pretty tricky take a pictures here, since they have a dim lighting for the entire restaurant. But it give effect a bit romantic though. I love sitting infront of the big window. We can see the city while we eat. Plus the big windows give more spacious effect to the room.


Now let's find out the menu. A bit confuse when I saw the menu list. I felt like... I want this and that... Hahaha So typical...


CAESAR SALAD WITH GRILLED CHICKEN - IDR 55.000
Love this Caesar Salad. With crunchy romaine lettuce that still taste fresh, crispy beef bacon, and croutons. Served with grilled chicken. It has a big cut with a tender texture. The portion also pretty big. At first I want to make this salad for an appetizer. Before I ordered their other menu. But then, I become full with right away. Nice salad!


CANTEEN CHEESE BURGER ON BRIOCHE WITH BEEF BACON AND SALSA 
- IDR 80.000
To be honest, at first I don't have much expectation to this cheese burger. But then, we I taste it, I have to admit, this burger is great. Unlike the usual burger that only use ketchup or barbeque sauce, this burger use salsa sauce that have spicy and sour taste. This sauce really elevate this cheese burger. Also love the patty. It still juicy and tender. They cooked it right. Plus the brioche bun, it fluffy and moist. They said its homemade. Served with big cuts of french fries.

Ice Lemon Tea - IDR 30.000
Overall, we have so much fun here at Canteen. The service also good and fast. Will comeback again someday to dig in other's Canteen menu.

CANTEEN 
Pacific Place Mall, Lantai 4,
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, SCBD, Jakarta
Phone : 021 57973754
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07 Juli 2014

Istanbul Turkey - Cilandak

Its been a view weeks since my visit to Istanbul Turkey with my friend Aline. Actually at first we don't know where to go. We just had our breakfast earlier at Authentique Bakery. Because we still in Kemang area, we decided to try Istanbul Turkey Restaurant for our lunch without knowing what the menu is. It just our confident to stepped by.


Entering the restaurant, the ambiance a bit gloomy with a dim light. Turkish ambiance really dominated this restaurant with a big chandelier, colorful lamp and wooden furniture. But the mix decoration that they put make this restaurant feel so dark  and heavy. Specially with the curtain in the ceiling.


There's a shisa rack for customer who want to have Shisa. Despite of the un-consistent decoration, let's dig in to their menu.



MUSSAGGA LAMB - IDR 45.000
Mussagga Lamb is dish consist of eggplant, lamb chunk and tomato paste. Served hot in a bowl with sesame bread. Lamb really dominated this dish. Not just the taste, but also the aroma. Just dip the bread into the mussagga lamb. It become so good. The bread is chewy with a bit plain taste.


CHICKEN ROLL WITH CHEESE AND RICE - IDR 60.000
This menu came in a huge portion. Seriously huge. A stack of grilled chicken chunk covered with slice of chips cheese. The chips texture a bit chewy when I thought at 1st that was a crispy thing. But it just not a plain cheese chips, It also covered slightly with a bit spicy sauce. The taste of herbs really dominated. Served with herbs rice, tomato and chilli grilled.

Shisa tube that you can order with various taste
Overall, Istanbul has a decent and authentic Middle East menu that you try. With affordable price and very nice service, I think you should try this place.

ISTANBUL TURKEY
Jl Ampera Raya No 7 Cilandak Jakarta
Phone :  021 78836363, 021 7807311
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Sulaiman Chinese Muslim Restaurant

Usually when hearing about Chinese restaurant, the menu contain pork or the menu it self not to identical with its root. So I'm a bit curious when a friend told me that there's Chinese Muslim Restaurant. Look at their banner here, Arabic and China letter look great together.


Entering into Sulaiman restaurant, its not that spacious. It probably only fit 25 peoples. So if it full packed, you have to be patience to be seated.


Here in Sulaiman, you can choose many kind of food Xin Jiang style. They separated it into 5 categories.
There are Rice, Pulled Noodle, Wok / Stir Fry, Grilled / Roast and Toasted Bread.  All look tempting to be try. If you don't feel familiar with the menu, don't worry, the server always ready explain it to you.


Since we carnivore, so most of ordered menu was about meat and meat. So keep scrolling...


SATE DAGING KAMBING ( ROASTED MUTTON KEBABS ) - IDR 8.000 / skewer
Ordered satay here, not imagine like you ordering satay in everywhere else, where there's peanut butter and soy sauce like it usual. Here in Sulaiman, the roasted mutton kebab  use an iron skewer. With a pretty thick cut of the meat. When usually I smell the weird smell from the mutton, but not with this mutton kebab. All I smell was the fragrant herbs from it. With the perfect grilled, make the herbs soak into the meat perfectly. It also tender and taste so great. 


PAHA KAMBING BERGIZI (MUTTON LEG) - IDR 70.000
Another mutton menu. Like the mutton kebab above, the mutton taste good without any weird smell. Taste a bit spicy. The fat make the herbs spread to the meat. And it was make it more good.


MIE AYAM (CHICKEN NOODLE) - IDR 40.000
For a soup menu, try this one. This chicken noodle is the champion. It so good and fragrant. Everything cooked with the right consistency. The noodle soft and not too mushy, the chicken was tender, the potato also not overcooked. yes it looked spicy with the red soup. But it not that spicy. It more taste tomato in it. With a hint taste of herbs that I just know that the name is "Szechuan Peppercorn" that give a kick taste to this menu. 


MIE DAGING SAPI BERKUAH (BEEF SOUP NOODLE) - IDR 35.000
Sulaiman gave the very generous amount of tender beef to this noodle menu. Even though the soup look so oily, but the taste still great. The broth is tasty.


TERONG PANGGANG ( GRILLED EGGPLANT) - IDR 12.000
The amazing taste come from a simple dish. It just a grilled eggplant. But since it seasoned well, most of it with garlic, it become so yummy.


KUE GEPENG BAKAR (GRILLED FLAT BREAD) - IDR 8.000
It similar with naan bread from India. It plain but it have a million taste. The texture is chewy. You have it with curry or just like I did. I rolled it with the mutton kebab. It still taste great though. Just use your creativity and have like as you like.

A view weeks after my 1st visit, I come back here again with my hubby. I'm so excited to tell him about this extra ordinary menu. And here are what we ordered...


NASI DAGING KAMBING + DAUN BAWANG GORENG CEPAT  (MUTTON RICE with FRIED GREEN ONION) - IDR 35.000
Mutton with tomato as a sauce. The portion pretty huge for 1 person. The thickness from the sauce plus the rice make the one who eat it feel full easily. The mutton is tender. The garlic and the green onion make it more fragrant.


DAGING KAMBING ZIRAN (FRIED MUTTON WITH CUMIN) - IDR 80.000
So curious with this menu. First because the "ziran" word. But it basically mutton that fried with some spices like cumin and chilli flakes. Served with coriander and leaves as a balancing to this mutton fried. I paired this fried mutton with the flat bread. And it so good.

Overall, I really enjoy XinJiang dish that Sulaiman restaurant served. I'm not a big fan of mutton. But Sulaiman gave me another experience through their menus. But kinda sad, now they moved their restaurant from Wahid Hasyim near Sabang Street that also very close to my office. Now they had new location that far from my reach in Batu Ceper Area huhuuu.... Hope I can visit their new site someday.

SULAIMAN RESTAURANT
Jl. Batu Ceper No. 73, Pecenongan, Jakarta
(behind pasar baru)
Phone :  085883471336 – 081229725281


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