Monday, May 29, 2017


Japanese food, for me, is identical with something luxurious. I do understand why Japanese restaurant set their price high because maintaining the freshness of the ingredients is one of their important key to serve a good quality of dish. However, a plate of affordable sushi might sounds tempting. I heard about this new sushi house at Pik Avenue from a friend and got quite good review about this. IDR 15k/plate? You've got to be kidding me.

But here's the truth. Sushi Go! has its own interesting concept and visiting their store at Pik Avenue, Dotonburi floor, convince me that an affordable sushi is possible to be enjoyed. Those bright yellow store delivers the vibrant mood of their sushi place, dominated by the sushi bar and sushi belt all around the space. Feels like entering an authentic sushi house, but with young and energetic atmosphere.

The only downside is, we have to wait until those belt deliver what catch our eyes. We can not order from their menu (even though they provide a menu list on the table). At first I feel like the quantity of the sushi is not that much, but as it get crowded, the variation of their sushi on the sushi belt get better.

I try some of their sushi creation. Two pieces of inari, which is good as always. A piece of unagi sushi, fresh and tasty unagi sauce. Two pieces of salmon mentai, which is delicious although the slice is kinda thin. Overall everything I have here is good, but I find that those munchies do not really satisfy me well in matter of portion. It's quite small, but it's IDR 15k, so I won't complain.

Vibrant mood sushi house, good concept, affordable price, and more importantly, fresh and tasty. Sushi Go! could really be your next spot to satisfy your sushi craving!

Pik Avenue Mall, level Dotonburi, 2nd floor unit 2F JT T1A&T1B
Pantai Indah Kapuk
North Jakarta

Best regards,
Jessica Christy Limanjaya

Monday, May 8, 2017


Dear Mom,
Remember about your favorite restaurant in Jakarta called Penang Bistro?
I remember those good times when you did pay a visit to Jakarta, you craved for good food so badly and we tried Penang Bistro. Then it became your favorite thing to eat ever since.
I still can remember that you never ever bored to eat their tasty roti canai with chicken curry, mango chicken, heart-warming steamed fish with imperial Hongkong style, and your favorite ambula juice.
Oh, what a good time to remember, 
Penang Bistro was such a good remembrance of those lovely moments, right?

And mom, last week I got an invitation from Penang Bistro and Rinku to attend their outlet at Menteng. You know what, their Menteng outlet was so pretty! I was greeted by their friendly staffs (as usual) and good ambiance. Leaves and flowers were everywhere, decoration was just perfect. I bet you'll love it there! Next time our Penang Bistro-date should be in Menteng, okay?

Roti canai with chicken curry

straits crispy squids

Mom, Penang Bistro was so generous to give me all of their recommendation. I did remember we always ordered the exact same thing everytime we were here, but on that day I had the opportunities some of their specialties. You guessed it right mom, everything was delicious!

roti canai with peanut and chocolate

mango chicken

oatmeal softshell crab

malay mee goreng

And sorry mom, I found my new favorite. Their crispy roti canai with crunchy peanut and chodolate inside was so scrumptious! I could not stop munching, literally. Just remind me to order it for you next time we eat here, okay? I also had their oatmeal soft shell crab and sambal ebi prawn (heaven!), mayonnaise shrimp and crispy squids (worth every calories!), fried tofu negeri jiran (delicious, as always!), and their heart-warming fried noodle (make me missing home). We never tried this before mom, but trust me, their crispy beef with special sauce. penang special crispy duck, and black pepper beef was yummy! I also had their veggies and my favorite were golden egg yolk and ebi string bean! Long story short, everything was a top notch!
ps: their teh tarik was a real thirst quencher!

Reading my letter to you make you drool, huh? Penang Bistro had been a sweet one to treat me with all of these goodness, but it was not the same without you, mom. Come visit me in Jakarta soon, I can't wait to have another Penang Bistro-date with you!

Hugs and kisses,

Jl. Kebon Sirih no. 59, Menteng
Central Jakarta

Find another outlet at Grand Indonesia, Central Park, Mal Kelapa Gading, Senayan City, Pacific Place, Kota Kasablanka, Oakwood, and blok M.
Some of the photos are belong to @vinella.s