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d’Omah: Makan di Tepi Sawah

Sebenarnya d’Omah lebih tepat masuk ke kategori hotel dibanding kategori restaurant. Namun, karena saya belum sempat untuk menginap di tempat ini, saya tidak punya pendapat mengenai hotel ini. Beruntung saya diberi kesempatan untuk melihat-lihat fasilitas d’Omah.


Makan siang di restaurantnya yang berada tepat di depan sawah ini merupakan pengalaman yang menyenangkan. Sayang makanan tradisionalnya sudah disesuaikan dengan selera internasional, jadi untuk lidah saya makanannya jadi enteng. Tongseng yang saya pesan jadi hilang khas tongsengnya. Untuk carang gesing yang dilengkapi dengan vanilla ice cream, OK sekali .

Categories:

Indonesian Food and Hotel

Address:

Ambience:

Javanese Village

The Terrace

P.F. Chang’s: Some family recipes are passed down from generation to generation

Finding a fine restaurant in Austin in the middle of the afternoon, between 2:00 – 5:30pm is not an easy matter.   Fortunately, there is P.F. Chang’s in Downtown Austin.  This China Bistro chain offers a complete dining menu.  On our last visit, 0n September 10, we even got a free dim sum for checking in Foursquare.

Categories:

China Bistro

Address:

201 San Jacinto Blvd

Downtown Austin

Texas 78701

Telp: +1 512-457-8300

Opening Hours:

Sunday – Thursday:  11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Friday – Saturday:    11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Ambience:

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

US$ 20 – 30/person

Date of   Visit:

August 14, 2011, with Maga and Junior

September 10, with Maga, Junior and Odha

Our Orders and the Prices:

Parking:

Valet Parking Available

Chipotle: Gourmet Without Attitude

Cipotle, restoran cepat saji yang menyajikan Mexican Grill ini sebenarnya sudah menjamur di Amerika, tumben franchise-nya belum masuk ke Indonesia.  Padahal dari rasa, bisa diterima oleh lidah Indonesia.  Mungkin sebentar lagi mulai memeriahkan kulinair di tanah air.

Categories:

Fast Food, Mexican Grilled

Address:

2230-2232 Guadalupe

Austin, Texas 78705

Telp: +1 512-320-0238

Ambience:

Typical fast food restaurant

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

US$ 8.00 – 10.00/person

Date of   Visit:

June 22, 2011, with Maga

Our Orders and the Prices:

Soda                     $  1.60

Barbacoa Tacos

Lan Na Thai: On Jakarta’s Busiest Street

You may have passed this restaurant many times and yet you don’t notice its existence.  Occupaying a regular house, without parking lot and on one of the busiest street in Jakarta – behind  Mandarin Hotel and German Embassy – you bound to miss this place. Fortunately, the restaurant provides valet parking service.  Once you were inside the restaurant, you would be transformed to another world.  Classy, Antique and tranquil.  Not to mention that the food is excellent.

Categories:

Thai Cuisine

Address:

Jl. DR. Kusuma Atmaja 85

Menteng

Jakarta 10310

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 3192 5037

Ambience:

Attire:

Formal

Price Range:

Rp 150.000,- – Rp 300.000,- / person

Date of   Visit:

July 31, 2011, dinner with Maga, Junior and Stef

Our Orders and the Prices:

Mango Salad with Fish

Duck Curry

Sea Bass Chiang Mai Style

Fried Rice on Pineapple                   Rp.    75.000,-

Steamed Rice                                      Rp.    10.000,-

Tom Yang Goong                                Rp.    60.000,- / bowl

Beef Kailan                                           Rp.  110.000,-

Thai Iced Tea/Coffee                          Rp.    30.000,-

Bogor Cafe @ Hotel Borobudur

Its legendary “Sop Buntut” – a Javanese style oxtail soup – maybe the best in Jakarta.   However,  to have to ask for “sambal” and “acar” (chilli sauce and pickles) to the server every time we order oxtail soup that should be served automatically is a little bit annoying.  By the way,  I vote Handayani’s oxtail soup in Surabaya as the best oxtail soup in Indonesia.

Categories:

Coffee Shop, Loca and International Cuisine

Address:

Hotel Borobudur, Lobby Level

Jl. Lapangan Banteng Selatan

Jakarta

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 380 5555

Opening Hours:

Opens 24 hours

Ambience:

Typical Hotel’s Coffee Shop

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 175.000,- – Rp 200.000,- / person

Date of   Visit:

July 30, 2011, Late dinner with Maga after attending NTT cultural night

Our Orders and the Prices:

Sop Buntut Goreng                            Rp. 118.000,-

Sop Buntut Bakar                              Rp. 124.000,-

Hot Tea                                                Rp.   35.000,-

Jasmine Tea                                        Rp.  48.000,-

The Soup

Saung Grenvil: As Yummy as Those Offered by Street Vendors

The most delicious Indonesian seafood is actually those offered by street vendors such as those along Jalan Pecenongan and Gunung Sahari in Jakarta.  If you don’t mind the dust, the fumes, the humidity and the smell,  along-the-street food-courts can be a fun place to hang out.  But if you prefer a clean, air-conditioned room, go to Saung Grenvil at Jl. Wahid Hasyim instead.

 Categories:

Indonesian, Seafood

Address:

Jl. Wahid Hasyim 87

Jakarta

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 3920333

Ambience:

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 75.000,- – Rp. 175.000,- /person

Date of   Visit:

July 27, 2011,  dinner with Maga and Junior

Our Orders and the Prices:

Es Kelapa Muda                                            Rp.  12.000,-

Es Jeruk                                                          Rp.  12.000-

Nasi Uduk Pak Jhon: the Best-selling Food Stall in Bintaro 9 Walk

Most of the food stalls in ‘Bintaro 9 Walk’ sell well only on the week-end nights.  Only few can attract many patrons during week nights.  Nasi Uduk Pak Jhon is among the few.  Every night is a busy night for Pak Jhon (this is the correct spelling of his name) and his batik uniformed servers.

Categories:

Rice, Chicken

Address:

Bintaro 9 Walk

Bintaro Jaya, Sektor 9

Tangerang

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 73883142

Opening Hours:

5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Ambience:

Typical  “Warung Tenda”  (open air or under canopy food stall)

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 20.000 – Rp 30,000 per person

Date of   Visit:

July 27, 2011, dinner with Maga, Meina, Zae, Alfrini, Sobari, Heru, Karel,  Ngat and Bardi

Our Orders and the Prices:

Nasi Uduk + Ayam + Lalap                                       Rp.  16.000,-

Ayam Potong                                                                Rp   11.000,-

Ati Ampela                                                                    Rp.    5.000,-

Tahu                                                                               Rp.    1.000,-

Planet Hollywood Jakarta: Goodbye, Terminator

After more than 2 years, we finally went back to Planet Hollywood Jakarta and expected to be greeted by the “Terminator”.  But we were in for surprise.  Not only that the Terminator and the movie stars stage had gone, the glamour, the dashing and the Hollywood atmosphere were also gone.  Replace by a dull warehouse-cum-movie studio interior design.  Fortunately, the foods were still, even more tasteful, than before.

Categories:

American Food

Address:

Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav 16

Jakarta 12930

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 526 7827

Ambience:

Black and Gloomy.

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 150.000,- – Rp 250.000,- / person

Date of   Visit:

June 11, 2011  dinner with Maga, Ina Noe, Yanto, Rina, Andy, Sasya and Nanda

Our Orders and the Prices:

Classic Nachos                                                     Rp.    75.000,-

Fried Calamari                                                     Rp.    55.000,-

Lasagna                                                                 Rp.    79.000,-

BBQ Beef Short Ribs                                           Rp.  199.000,-

Australian Beef Tenderloin                               Rp.   175.000,-

Australian Beef Rib Eye                                     Rp.   175.000,-

Lamb Chop                                                           Rp.   145.000,-

Fajita Beef                                                            Rp.   115.000,-

Iced Tea                                                                 Rp.    21.500,-

Home Alone                                                          Rp.    45.000,-

Apple Berry Crush                                                Rp.    35.000,-

Ace Ventura                                                           Rp.    35.000,-                                                                            

Urban Kitchen: When Everybody Has Her/His Own Preference

Deciding where to eat can sometime be tiresome in our big family.  Everybody has her or his own preference and nobody is willing to give in.  When this happen, I, the beloved dictator of the family have the last say.  And I say … Urban Kitchen.  Everybody can sit around the same table, and doesn’t have to share the food.

Categories:

International, Asian, Indonesian, Food Court

Address:

Pacific Place, 5th Floor

Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 52-53

Jakarta

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 57973160

Ambience:

Food Court.  Crowded most of the time

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 75.000,- – Rp 100.000,- / person

Date of   Visit:

July 20, 2011,  Mega’s birthday with Maga, Junior, Opa Habel, Maxin, Yanto, Mega, Rina, Andy, Ari, Stef and Karel.

Our Orders and the Prices:

Salmon Grill                                                         Rp.   47.500,-

Ayam Kung Pao                                                   Rp    48.000,-

Ayam Panggang                                                   Rp    54.000,-

Buntut Keremes                                                   Rp    64.500,-

Mie Ayam Alliong                                                Rp.  30.000,-

Prime Ribs                                                            Rp. 147.000,-

Iga Penyet                                                             Rp.   45.000,-

Hot Pepper Steak                                                Rp. 108.000,-

Salmon Sashimi                                                  Rp.   40.000,-

Roasted Duck                                                      Rp.   56.000,-

Soto Madura                                                        Rp. 40.000,-

Shin Men Special                                                 Rp. 42.000,-

Sayur Asem                                                           Rp. 15.000,-

Avocado  Coffee                                            Rp.  40.000,-

Cafe Late                                                        Rp.   30.000,-

Es Teh Lychee                                               Rp.  20.000,-

Thai Iced Tea                                                Rp.  17.500,-

Han Gang: Korean Food Art

Han Gang Monginsidi is located on the second floor of  a building  not far from “Pasar Santa”.  The restaurant does not have its own entrance, so to get there you have to go through a pre-owned  (antique …?)  car  showroom.  If you have claustrophobia like me, you better climb the stairs, the lift is so  small. 

Categories:

Korean, Grill and Shabu

Address:

Jl. Walter Monginsidi No 99

Kebayoran Baru

Jakarta

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 72787802, +62 21 72787789

Ambience:

Hang Gang Walter Monginsidi

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 100,000,- -  Rp 200.000,- per person

Date of   Visit:

July 24, 2011, dinner with Maga, Junior, Opa Habel, Ari and Andy

Our Orders and the Prices:

Modem Gogi (various beef package)                                             Rp. 460.000,-

Usol Gui  (ox tongue)                                                                        Rp. 120.000,-

Wang Kalbi (short ribs)                                                                    Rp 165.000,-

Sundubu Cige - Rp 55.000,-

Steamed rice                                                                                      Rp. 15.000,- / bowl

Thai Iced tea                                                                                      Rp. 25.000,-

Tea, coke, mineral water                                                                 Rp. 15.000

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