17 Februari 2015

BRIDESTORY: A PERFECT SOLUTION FOR BRIDE and GROOM TO BE


Throwback to June 2011, I remember when my hubby and I were struggle in arranged our wedding. How we faced so many demands from our both families. Well... no wonder, we come from a very different culture. Because marriage is not just marrying our couple. In Indonesia, married means you'll marry will the whole family.  As a Javanese, my mom demands a cultural Javanese wedding with all details that Javanese usually called with bibit, bebet, bobot. While my hubby come from Betawinese and Padangnese, hope their 1st Man wedding in the family can gathered all families and colleagues. And not too forget we come from a very big family. So imagine how stressful we were, when we were tried to combine all ideas and thoughts.  


Now couple don't have to worry about what wedding would they have. We know have Bridestory. Since over a year ago, Bridestory has become a perfect solution to make their dream about wedding come true. Here in bridestory, they have many vendors that we can choose. You can decide what theme do you want, from the venue, caterers, even the invitation. And this all also can suit with our budget. No matter how many or how do you want your wedding to be look like, Bridestory have the solution. OMG! This can make bride and groom more relax and non-stress feeling. It so easy to use, so easy as 1,2,3 and so many option that you can choose.


Like I told you earlier above, that Bridestory has so many option. If you see the option above, you can search whether you'd like to search about venue, catering, photography, clothes, invitation, event a place for honeymoon! And the great thing is Bridestory can reach you in almost all over city in Indonesia. Or perhaps, you still confuse or dunno which is best for you? Dunno where to start? Or perhaps you have a tons activity out there that still need your attention beside your wedding? Bridestory have a Wedding Planner List.


Just click on "Category" for Wedding Planner, the baam... all Wedding Planner Vendors spread on your screen. This also can selected by location and budget. Their portfolio can be your measurement what kind of wedding would you like. Do not hesitate to contact them. Bridestory have the complete contact for every vendor.


Some of Diamond Vendors
*photo courtesy of Bridestory & Vendors
Are you an heiress or want to to throw an extravagant wedding with Super VIP guest with unlimited budget? Well don't you worry. Because Bridestory have a Diamond List that you can peek on. On Diamond List you will see many suggestion vendor. From each vendors you can click on and you can see their portfolio. Each vendor will sure you have an exquisite service with top rated.


Bridestory also have link for their Blog. It consist of many great story that  you can read on. Just read about  How to Embrace Differences in a Relationship or perhaps read this, make me remember when I 1st got married with a very different culture  The unison between two cultures: Traditional Melayu and Sunda Wedding . Many inspiring and great post that you can read on Bridestory's Blog.


Calling to all vendors who want to join with Bridestory. Through Bridestory you can meet your future customers.


To the Bride and Groom to be, hope you'll have a fantastic wedding. At the end, it not just a ceremony and party, but to bound two different personality into one soul. 
Enough saying. Before my imagination gone wild, better you click on www.bridestory.com and their INSTAGRAM Happy surfing guys. May you have a bless-full and fantastic wedding. Cheers!

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16 Februari 2015

BAKMI BERDIKARI Jakarta

I'm pretty often dine here at Bakmi Berdikari. I know Bakmi Berdikari for the first time when I was a little kid and still live at Tebet area. Bakmi Berdikari 1st opened in 1978. After years, my hubby bring me back here every time we visit my mother in law.


Now the restaurant is nice complete with air conditioner and convy tables. Different with the Bakmi Berdikari 1st store that run by the Father. The modern concept Bakmi Berdikari now run by the son who try to target their market to young peoples and family.


The restaurant area divided into 2 area. Outdoor for smokers and indoor for non-smoking area. Me and hubby usually seat near the mirror. Ehem... yes... for selfie property it so helpfull hehehe...


So what special in here that make me back here over and over again? Because the noodle taste is still the same. A homemade noodles that fresh made everyday.


MIE AYAM BAKSO PANGSIT GORENG 
(CHICKEN NOODLES served with MEATBALLS AND FRIED WONTON) - IDR 28.000
The very standard menu from Bakmi Berdikari. The noodles already taste great even when you haven't add any condiments like sauce or sambal. Like the texture. Not too dense or soggy. The chicken cubes and the meatballs also very tender. Simple but amazing.



MIE BEBEK  PANGGANG ALA "HONGKONG" 
(ROASTED NOODLES ala HONGKONG) - IDR 40.000
The same noodles like above only different in topping. I like the roasted duck. It so tender inside and crispy on the skin. Specially when you dipped it into the soy sauce. The garlic sprinkle add more flavor into this noodles.


MIE TOM YUM SEAFOOD (TOM YUM SEAFOOD NOODLES) -IDR 38.000
If you want something hot and spicy then you should try this Tom Yum Noodles. The tangy from the lime leaf and the spicy mixed together create the fresh and waking up your palate. The noodles texture more like Udon with a big shape. The seafood also served fresh and not smell fishy. Love it!


NASI GORENG "HONGKONG" (HONGKONG FRIED RICE) - IDR 38.000
Like typical Hongkong (or chinese) Fried rice  in common, this fried rice color look pale. Because it only use fish sauce, Worcestershire sauce and Ang Ciu (Chinese Cooking Wine). Taste decent with generous seafood and peas for topping. The rice was not too soggy and the seafood is not smelly.


BUBUR SAPI (BEEF CONGEE) - IDR 25.000
Since several days ago I feel so unwell and barely can't eat anything, so I ordered this congee just to calm my stomach. Surprisingly the congee taste great. Not to overpowering in seasoning. The beef also very tender. Served with spicy soy sauce and wonton crackers.


CUMI TELUR ASIN (CALAMARI IN SALTED EGG SAUCE) - IDR 47.000
I actually allergic to any kind of egg. But since my hubby said this was one of their signature dish, I dare my self to give it a try. Well, drugstore is close from Bakmi Berdikari incase suddenly i feel itchy hehehhe.... And yes, it taste quite good. The calamari is juicy and not fishy. The salted egg marinated the calamari very well. Coated with crispy flour.


BAKPAU NAI WANG (3 PCS) - IDR 20.000
Yes Bakmi Berdikari also served any kind of dim sum. I ordered the bak pao just because curious with the pumpkin filling. And... OMG! It so good. The bak pao dough is so moist and smooth. The filling is so generous and not too sweet. Served when it still warm. Yuuummm....

the Old store that still operating until now, stand next to the Modern Bakmi Berdikari
Overall, I like the food here at Bakmi Berdikari. Have many kind selected of Chinese food and most of all taste great. For the service also quick and friendly. Unless for the several new waitress / waiter that still need product knowledge.

BAKMI BERDIKARI
Jl. Tebet Timur Dalam Raya No. 39 & 41,
Tebet, Jakarta
021 33577777, 021-98997777 & 021 8280248  
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HUMMINGBIRD EATERY - Jakarta

Been a while since my last visit to Hummingbird Eatery. Placed in Kuningan City Mall Jakarta, Hummingbird Eatery offering a western and Asian menu that surely you must try. They firstly open their 1st store in Bandung, West Java. Having the same concept, they want to brought another selection place to dine.


The venue is really unique. With a birdcage look like as their seating area. Dominated with wooden furniture. Make the restaurant really cozy and a nice place to eat.


Whether you come with family friends or just with your couple, Hummingbird sitting area, have a convy place. With all non-smoking area.


SALMON CHAHAN - IDR 69.500
Salmon Fried Rice mixed with shitake mushroom and topped with sunny side up egg and pan fried salmon.
From the menu, this salmon Chahan looked promising. Me and hubby always loved everything served with salmon. But too bad, Salmon Chahan that Hummingbird served not that spectacular. The salmon is too dry and overcooked. The rice also taste a bit bland and dry.  Guess they have to improve this menu.


CREAMY MEATBALLS - IDR 79.500
Served with Mashed Potato or French Fries and Vegetables.
This meatballs taste pretty decent. The texture of the meatballs is juicy but not too smooth. I like the consistency of the sauce. Not too thick or sloppy. Served with mashed potato, that have pretty smooth texture and well seasoning. 


HAM & CHEESE MELT QUESADILLA - IDR 69.500
Parmesan Tortilla with Basil, Beef Ham & Melted Mozarella Cheese
I always like the combination between basil and cheese. It so fragrant and yummy. The basil and tomato itself make the cheese taste not too overwhelmed. And other things that I love was, Hummingbird gave the ver generous filling under the tortilla.

At the end, I love dine here at Hummingbird. The service also great.

Hummingbird Eatery’s
Kuningan City
UG Floor
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. 18
Jakarta
Telp: (021) 300 56370
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