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Kamis, 17 Januari 2013

quickbites: my definition of a perfect meal

Now and then, I like to tweet my Cravings from America. The three items in this picture are all my biggest cravings (aside from my continuous craving of hot cheetos). French Onion sunchips dipped in HUMMUS!!!!! (I miss hummus so much) With roast beef sub from subway!!!!!! So much amazingness in one meal.

quickbites: beef noodle soup

Look at that bowl of fresh noodle, hot steamy soup and tasty chunks of beef. It's comfort in a bowl. This is the beef noodle soup from a stall at ion orchard's Food Opera. It's slurp-a-licious!

quickbites: my Singaporean lunch

My culinary goal for my latest SG trip was don't eat anything I've eaten before. So say hi to Monster Curry! This is their chicken karaage curry. They're really good! The chicken is crunchy and scrumptious, the curry sauce smooth and full of flavor. But my "rule" has one exception: chicken wings. The ones sold in food courts such as this plate from FoodRepublic at Somerset 313 is soooooo gooooooddddd.

quickbites: SumoSalad

I have a big big love for good salads. Fresh, crunchy, not overdressed salads. Indonesia needs waaaayyy more salad bars. When I was in SG last christmas, I had this beauty for lunch! Chicken avocado salad and chickpeas salad from SumoSalad at Somerset 313. They're gorgeous.


KopiKitchen is a cute place at LippoMall Kemang. It serves a well edited menu, a delicious one! Me and my family ordered their top rated menus, which are nasi rendang, spaghetti aglio olio, eggs benedict, and buttermilk chicken. Yep, it's comfort food at its best.

Simple, clean menu! Prices are around 50k, pretty average.

I didn't take pictures of the nasi rendang, my dad ate it up as soon as it hit the table! Hahaha, what I like about their Asian menu is they only have less than 5 Asian items and don't try to please everyone by doing all kinds of cuisine. This nasi rendang is SO good, comparable to those in Padang restaurants. Served with a good sambel ijo, too. Aside from this, they also have a tom yum and ayam kalio.

This is the aglio olio. This is yummy!!! It's spicy, garlicky, not too oily (which can be the case for lots of aglio olios out there), with delicious pieces of chicken. It's joining the ranks of my favorite pasta dishes.

Eggs benedict! My sister is obsessed with them. This one is really delicious, instead of English muffin, they use a slice of bread (not an expert of breads so I have no idea what's this one called), with a slice of beef, perfectly poached egg and hollandaise sauce. On the side, a fresh citrus-y salad with pickles. The bread was crunchy, the egg was just perfect. It was heavenly.

Hello, best fried chicken ever. It's crunchy outside, super soft inside, the batter was buttery, buttermilk-y (if that makes sense), savory, delicious. The mash was creamy with a great gravy. It was 100% Southern comfort food. Made me miss Texas. It's 55k+, worth every single penny. Amazing!!!

Love, love, love!

Kopitiam Tan: NOMZ

Near my house, there's a cluster of restaurants, that has a Sederhana, a Beautika, a Tekko, a BeerGarden, and this gem, Kopitiam Tan. So one day, Bram's craving kopitiam, and I was eager to try this new place.

First impression: cozy place. It's roomy, with a vintage feel to it.

Lots of big windows, which means lots of sunshine. The trees outside make it even better.

LOVE the little vintage touches, especially this coke bottle as a flower vase.

The menu's design feels in sync with the whole feel. The menu is well edited, which shows that this place only serves what it does best. Price range is not far from the average kopitiams, main courses are aroung 35k, toasts are around 25k, drinks are around 17k.

My companion.

I ordered the kopi susu, he ordered es teh tarik. Both are good! That's the beautiful butter kaya keju toast. More about that in a bit.

Very delicious looking kaya toast. This one has cheese in it. Surprisingly amazing. Crunchy, soft warm butter oozes from the sides, sweet kaya mixing with savory cheese. Yummmmmmm!

Being the pig that I am, I was hungry. even though a few hours earlier I ate steak. Looking at the menu, this jumped out the page. Nasi hainam ayam crispy belacan! Which part of that name doesn't scream delicious? The chicken was crunchy, the belacan was salty and spicy. The rice was awesome too. It was a teeeeny bit on the saltier side, so if you don't like salty food, stay away. Me, I love salty food, so naturally I love this.

Overall, I am in love. Great value for the food, delicious, very nice place. Will definitely come back, again and again.

yeyo: nice place, meh food

hi everyone!
it's been SO long since I wrote a post, and now that school's winding down, I'll try my best to dedicate more time to write, I miss it a lot.

The streets where I live is paved with new restaurants, bistros, cafes, etc etc. Senopati Raya especially. This place, yeyo, has been catching my eyes because it looks nice from the outside, with big neon lights   that says yeyo. So one day, me and my sister went to have lunch. We were staaaarving.

We ordered seafood tapas, mushroom soup, duck confit, grilled salmon, and shrimp tacos. I forgot to take pics of the tapas, soup and the duck, so sorry!
The tapas look nice. On a plate, we got a piece of prawn, a slice of grilled fish, three scallops, some pieces of green olive and oranges. The scallops were beautiful. Sweet with a nice texture. The prawns tasted good too. The fish was so so. Overall, it's a nice start.
Next, the mushroom soup. It was a little watery but tastes good! I really liked it. Too bad I don't have a pic to put up.

This is the grilled salmon. It was a tiny tiny bit overcooked, but it's quite nice. The seasoning didn't please me at all. The salmon itself needed more salt and pepper, and the sauce tasted nice at first, but after a while it just didn't work with the fish. It's some kind of a citrus-y sauce, that got really weird after like ten forkfuls of the dish. This dish costed about 70k, I'm so not impressed.

The duck confit is pretty good, but nothing mindblowing.

Last, but is actually least, the shrimp taco. Just look at it, does it deserve to be called a taco? Not really. It's more like a burrito wannabe. It came with sour cream, guac, and salsa. And fries. What? Ironically, the fries are the best thing about this dish. I kinda liked the sour cream and salsa. The guac, just meh. The taco, well where do I start. The tortilla was huge, cold, flimsy. Inside, there's lettuce and shrimp. Shrimp's pretty good. The lettuce is weird, it's just kinda there. It felt really redundant, no dressing, no nothing. I just ended up eating the shrimp and the fries dipped in the sour cream.

So, for this price range (average 70k ish) yeyo is a huge MEH. I always forget to write down the prices of the dishes! So sorry. The place is pretty nice, strong hang out atmosphere. For drinks, I ordered a strawberry smoothie and my sister had water. For all that we ordered, we paid around 480k. I feel ripped off. Hahaha, well, lesson learned.