Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cake a boo

Jakarta is such a rapid progressing world in the term of food. I just got back from Semarang and it felt like a lot to catch up! Here they got a new bakery, there they got the newest Korean BBQ, and somewhere they got the Indonesian feast and bazaar.
Okay, let's crawl to the reality. Filling all of this food to my tummy.

One sentence to describe: I am such a happy kid in a happy land! Colorful paintings, bright colors, cake train (yes, that sushi train!) with those pretty cakes marching in the rail. And yes, like any other new hype restaurant, it was full packed when I got there, and sadly, did not get the seat next to the cake train. :(

But no worries, they got the display for the cakes too! One thing that make it even cuter, is the menu book! It was like a children book of story, with animals and colors. Such a reminder to the book of bedtime stories.

Raspunzel (35k)
Raspberry mousse with cuts of pistachio inside. The red ribbon on the top of the cake made me feel so Christmasy! (well, I know that's not even a word :p) . It was a bit sour, which was good, to balance all the sweetness I got here.

Miko's cake (35k)
Quite an enjoyable one. But the chocolate coating was too sweet for me.

Nutella burger (35k)
A burger made of red velvet bun, cuts of strawberry and kiwi, and a 'patty' of crunchy nutella. This burger was quite a hype, but I did not find it fabulous. The bun itself tasted just okay, without any red velvet flavor in it. Actually the crunchy nutella was nutella with rice krispies, quite okay, but not that good. I found the combination of all of these things was not a perfect match.

Overall it was such a fun place. Really pretty, the one that remind you to the fantasy world. And it was better than that! A fantasy world filled with cakes and sweets. I did not find the cakes amazing, but it was quite an enjoyable one.

Cake a Boo
Ruko Garden House, Blok B22
Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta Utara
021 29032922

Baker Street Bandung

I used to go to Bandung a lot. My family and I loved the trip to Bandung, staying at the apartment and hunting down the local food far before food hunting become too mainstream. But things changed, the children grown up and got busy. Parents got lazy, too. We just did not do it anymore.
So I planned one with my medical school mates and planned to cafe hopping since so many new spots around Bandung.

After randomly trying to pick some coffee shop, this place caught my eye. Big white building with neat atmosphere standing at Cimandiri street, greeting us to stop by. I know I'll love this shop at the first step, with a rolling door outside. It was spacious inside, with high ceiling and big etalase filled with colorful cakes and freshly baked bread.


They are two-storey building, with smoking area on the second floor, which is brighter but simpler in design. I prefer to be on the first floor and they're having a prewedding photoshoot at that time, too bad.

Cozy couch, big pillows, and hanging magazine. Love! <3

It was 10 am in the morning, I was not that hungry at that time. But all the pretty pastries were too good to be missed. After discussing which one was which, a mango puding, kiwi tart, and lemon meringue were the winner. Everything on the table was lovely! What I love the most was the crust pie on the kiwi tart and lemon meringue. It was really buttery, perfectly crunch, and a bit gooey inside. My definition of a perfect crust. The filling of the kiwi tart was great too, sweet vla with fresh kiwi on top to keep it balanced. The meringue was a bit too sweet to me, but it was still good tho. The mango pudding was really enjoyable as well.

Freshly baked bread. Yum!

Overall it was really a great place. Nice ambiance, great dessert. Too bad I did not try their main course. Gonna back here soon!

Baker Street
Jl. Cimandiri no 18

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Cup Rice and Noodle

Talking about Korean fast food, some of them are not unfamiliar for us. But talking about this stylish Korean food might be new. Clean ambiance, the combination of green and white surely freshen the mind. They did well for the decoration to please me.

The Cup Rice and Noodle is a franchise from Korea, which has opened some of their stores in another part of Asia and Europe. Basically their concept is healthy and modern Korean food, which come in a cup. Unfortunately it was not for dining in. I always excited to eat in a cup, though. But they are contributing for better environment, right?

Ordering Bibimbap for judging this basic dish for Korean Restaurant. Their Bibimbab tasted good, well seasoned, tender and generous beef, with fried egg on top. The sauce they served separately was taste good too, a combination of sweet and salty, with a hint of spicy. It was such a fulfilling meal indeed!

And of course, having Tteopokki since I am a big fan of it. It came in a big portion. I love the texture of the Tteopokki itself, with cuts of fish cake and squids. The sauce did very well, but it might be too hot for some people. They served it with generous seafood on top. Tasted good, but I prefer to have it without any toppings.

Overall it was quite a good meal. Pricewise, it was not cheap, ranging from 60k-90k. But I found they are using local syrup for drinks and dessert. Is it a yes or no?

The Cup Rice and Noodle
Ruko Crown Golf, Blok D, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Jl. Marina Indah Raya, Pantai Indah KapukJakarta Utara021 99250250

Monday, December 15, 2014

Shirayuki Pantai Indah Kapuk

Hello, just got back from Semarang for my forensic department. It was only 2 weeks but felt so long. I guess I love Jakarta more, since Semarang is waaay hotter than Jakarta. Even Jakarta was quite hot recently, eh?

Okay then, I guess I have to catch up all the late post because I was really, like really really busy with my medical things. On my last 2 months I did not post any single thing because I was on Neurology and right after that moved to Semarang for Forensic. CSI much? lol

Driving through PIK area, amazed me much. Those new comers were like lining up and waiting to be entered. So I decided to spend a really fine afternoon trying The Cup and Shirayuki. Let's start with Shirayuki first, shall we?

Located next to Rainbow Kitchen, it was not hard to spot Shirayuki. Basically it is a dessert house with soft cream based and cute cotton candies as their specialties. It is not huge, and there are packed all the time. Anyway, they had main courses too! Too bad I had my lunch before I get here.

So I had this Bailey's Kanteen (36k), which come in a set of three plates.One for the jelly, one for the Bailey's, and the other one for the matcha soft cream. The jelly turned out to be really, really soft, which I love. And I do glad I could tasted their Bailey as well. Their soft cream was really good too. The matcha was perfectly fine, without being too strong or too light.

Oops! I guess I took too much time to snap it.

Fried Chocolate Mars Bars Fusion with Chocolate Syrup (39k), and of course, with soft cream. The soft cream was the combination of matcha and chocolate. Their chocolate soft cream was good too, without being too sweet. The mars bar on the bottom was beyond my expectation too! Once I had it way too greasy, but this one was not that sinfully-greasy at all. Crispy outside with gooey-caramel-filling inside.


What I liked about it was everything was quite light and was not overwhelmingly sweet. Too bad I did not try their cotton candy, which means I have to go back here soon, and try their savory dish too. Overall it was a fine, fine afternoon!

Rukan Emerald, Jl. Raya Pantai Indah Kapuk, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
021 29704981
Open at 12 am