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Starbucks, Taipei 101, Taiwan

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One of the most popular destinations in the Taiwan capital, Taipei is a coffee shop that is familiar to us even in Jakarta we could find Starbucks everywhere. But there is something special with this branch in Taipei.

Located in a building that became the icon of Taiwan is Taipei 101. This building is the highest property in Taiwan, indeed in other countries we may found a higher tower, but this spot certainly has its own charm.

This building contains shopping area and corporate offices. With a fairly luxurious design and there is a large atrium with an interesting photo spots. The extent is not big as the shopping malls in Jakarta, but the brand offered is very classy.

We are able visit the highest floor of Taipei 101 is on the level 89th, but of course at a cost of around NTD 600 or approximately Rp 270,000. To save money, we could go upstairs to enjoy the scenery of Taipei City by making a reservation at Starbucks and making a minimum purchase of NTD 200…

Icida Japanese Restaurant, Neo Soho, West Jakarta

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Another Japanese restaurant that I can recommend. It is located in a mall area that is no strange to us, especially for people in West Jakarta. Icida is just operated for less than a year. Its position on the top floor Neo Soho in the open kitchen area along with other restaurants.

Like other Japanese restaurants, the concept used is still around wooden with bright colors. In the corner, there is a green area with ornate grass and plants gave a beautiful touch to the restaurant. Here, each type of food is divided into sections such as teppanyaki, sushi sashimi and yakitori.

Comfortable place with seating area in the bar station or sofa section. With dim lights make the atmosphere of this restaurant feel calm. Incidentally my visit this time is not crowded by customer. The menu offered is very varied, we can enjoy various kinds of sushi and sashimi with a beautiful presentation. One of them was a Sashimi Salmon, sliced salmon with bright colors served on a …

Aroma Sedap, Menteng, Central Jakarta

Quite a rare restaurant that sells typical cuisine Makassar in Jakarta. Well this time I found one restaurant in Menteng area of Central Jakarta. From the outside looks not too big, dominated by white and like a house building.

But when i entered the restaurant, i was quite impressed with the interior that looks luxurious. In front of the lobby greeted by decorative plants along the wall that could be an interesting photo spot. Entering the inner room, I saw the photos in the longest frame. Tehre seems many important people in Indonesia have come to this restaurant like one of Mrs. Megawati.

Aroma Sedap turned out to have a large enough space, may be able to load about 50-60 people. Plain white and dark colors dominate the whole restaurant. With the concept of Indonesia, wooden chair table and green decoration on some spot on the wall and also the stairs look beautiful.

This time I was with my foodies mates who looks so enthusiastic. Aroma Sedap is a typical Makassar restaurant offering …

Gastromaquia, Senopati, South Jakarta

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Ramadan has arrived, in this month the Muslims run the fast before welcoming the big day of Lebaran. Usually this month a lot of promotions or attractive offers from restaurants and cafes in Jakarta. One of them is Gastromaquia, a typical Spanish restaurant located in the area of South Jakarta.

With a modern exterior style, white color dominance and built with two floors. The interior of the restaurant is filled with white as well, then the windows that give light from the sun outside. In addition, there are decorations along the walls, glass frames with beautiful ornaments.

Then, there is a lamp decoration that looks interesting to be photographed. But my visit during night time made the atmosphere of the restaurant became dimmed and requires more effort to take photos of food. The story of this restaurant originated from the owner who likes the typical food of Madrid and he thought to present it in Indonesia with inspiration from Gastromaquia in Madrid.


Claypot Popo, Menteng, Central Jakarta

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With so many restaurants and food in modern style, make us able to choose different food every day. With a unique and distinctive concept, and of course including great packaging to attract the attention of visitors.

In this moment, classic food is not left behind and remains an option for people. What about classic food combined with a modern style ?! Claypot Popo is located in Menteng, Central Jakarta. The place is small, loading about 5-10 people I think.

My visit this time together with my friends foodies about 20 people. With such a small place, the atmosphere was super crowded and the heat was so felt in the room. The food offered is very interesting, an authentic Hakka dishes.
Uniquely, the presentation of each food is served on a claypot that is commonly used in Chinese. In Indonesia,we still rarely find dishes served on claypot made of clay. The menu offered is not so much, about 5-8 from the main menu to the side menu.

One of my favorites is Claypo…

Gudetama Chef, Taipei, Taiwan

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Visiting Taipei which is the East Asia region can be one of the destination that worth to try. The city is a modern city with really comfortable public facilities. Activities that must be done, as a culinary lover certainly try their street food is famous and many to be found in Taiwan night market.

In addition, we may also try the characters cafe spreaded in the city of Taipei. One of them is Gudetama Chef. The egg yolk character with wistful eyes and flat expression is very popular lately. Gudetama is an egg yolks that are super lazy. If you know Hello Kitty, then Gudetama is one of the characters that comes from the same creator that is Sanrio Japan.

In this concept, we could see Gudetama looking always sleepy and sleeping. In this there is a very large Gudetama mop on the wall and dominant yellow color throughout the cafe.

Every corner we could find Gudetama displays in different positions, then a pictures along the walls, tables and also the Gudetama-s…