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Nature Glamping, Situgunung Glamping, Sukabumi, West Java

Bahasa l English Last week was the first time I traveled to the city of Sukabumi, West Java, which is actually not too far from Jakarta, about 2-3 hours when the traffic is smooth. Consideredly, last Sunday, the traffic was quite smooth so that we could arrive in Sukabumi at lunchtime. My purpose visit to Sukabumi this time was to try the glamping experience in a mountain area, Situgunung Glamping. This area is one of the popular destinations for residents of Sukabumi and surrounds West Java. The journey from the city of Sukabumi to Situgunung is approximately 1 hour with smooth traffic. The sunny weather during the day is perfect for you to explore in the Sukabumi city area before going to the Situgunung. The road is quite uphill when heading towards Situgunung because it is a high up around the mountain. There is a main road through busy areas and an alternative road which is quieter but steeper and narrower. When you arrive in the Situgunung area, you can see a lot of visitors on t

Sour Green Pickled Grouper, Suji-Suan Cai Yu, Ashta District 8

Bahasa l English One of the trending Chinese restaurants in Jakarta with its top menu of Sour Green Pickled Grouper Soup, Grouper soup with meigan-cai, Chinese style salted, dried vegetable. They have several outlets spread from North Jakarta to South Jakarta. This time I visited a branch in Ashta District 8 which we know is one of the trending mall areas in Jakarta at the moment. Located on the UG floor in a corner area close to the elevator. Just like any Chinese restaurant with a classic style interior and decoration. Guests are quite busy at dinner time. A fairly large area with a lot of seating capacity. The main menu that is a favorite is the Sour Green Pickled Grouper, a fish soup dish with salted vegetables and various spices to give it a fragrant aroma. For this one, it costs IDR 379,000 ++ per fish.  Apart from grouper, you can also choose carp at a more affordable price. F rom being fragrant, this clear broth is delicious and warm, enjoyed with soft grouper fish. This dish

New Menu Concept, Cork & Screw Pacific Place

Bahasa l English The Eid holiday has arrived, well for you and friends who have not been able to go hometown this year, please be patient for the safety of our families during this pandemic. This time I want to share a story about the Cork & Screw restaurant which is certainly no stranger to the Jakarta community. With several branches that have been operating for a quite of time in Central and South Jakarta. Cork & Screw Pacific Place was closed for a month in the process of developing a new menu concept that was different from the previous one. Chef Fernando Sindu presents a menu concept Western, Asian to Indonesian with a standard of taste suitable for the current generation. In the interior of the restaurant, nothing has changed, but you will find a variety of menus that have changed completely. Here are some menus that I tried this time: 1. Patatas Bravas (IDR 80,000) This typical Spanish dish can indeed be a starter that will boost your appetite. Potatoes that are proces

Ramadan Feast Set, Warung Turki Shisha Lounge, South Jakarta

Bahasa l English Ramadan is already the third of the week, it doesn't feel like time flies and Eid is not long enough to be welcomed. This month, my opportunity to break the fast in several places was quite a different experience compared to a previous year where all people were prohibited from being dine-in due to the pandemic in 2020. I used to break the fast at the hotel, this time at one of my favorite Turkish restaurants in Jakarta. Warung Turki has been established in 2015 where you will feel an interesting atmosphere like a house in original Turkey. In this month of Ramadan, Warung Turki specifically serves a set menu with a variety of Turkish specialties. This set menu is complete from Appetizer, Main Course and Dessert. There are 3 choices with different dish variants. This time I tried Feast Set 3 with an appetizer: Hummus, a kind of savory jam made with Middle Eastern beans. Then Babaganuc, processed eggplant that is baked until it is smoky with a fresh taste. Gavurdagi

French Bakery Cafe, Monsieur Spoon, Urban Farm, PIK, Jakarta

Bahasa l English Good news this May for the Jakarta community. A well-known brand from Bali opened its branch in Jakarta with a slightly different concept. Monsieur Spoon has been around for a long time in Bali with several branches that become Jakarta's tourist destinations while on vacation in Bali. Monsieur Spoon Jakarta is located at Urban Farm Pantai Indah Kapuk which is currently a hype area with various interesting cafe and restaurant brands. Daytime visits to this area are indeed hot weather, especially in the hot sun. Using a simple outfit is the best choice when visiting here. Once you arrive at Monsieur Spoon you don't need to be surprised by the long queues since this is a new restaurant with a popular name. The attractive exterior and interior forms resemble a cafe in France with decorations that can be instagramable content. The area is not too big, but the atmosphere is comfortable with elegant classy seating. According to the concept, you will find various Fren

Classy French Dining, Pierre, Jakarta

Bahasa l English As a fan of French gourmet, this is good news for me. A new French restaurant opened this month with a classic and elegant interior theme. Before Pierre, this area was Emily's restaurant which was also a French food concept. After being closed for several years, Pierre is here and they are none other than the Union Group which is a restaurant group with popular brands in Jakarta. Once in Pierre, guests will be checked the temperature as usual. Once inside, the restaurant interior looks very attractive, elegant, with a classic touch combined with French-style music so that it feels luxurious. Late lunch around 2.00pm but it looks quite crowded, it would be better if you make a reservation in advance. The spot I booked is really charming, a brighter area decorated with classic photo frames so it becomes a great photo spot. In accordance with the restaurant concept, the menu offered is a variety of classic French dishes that are quite familiar to me. The menu I tried