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Kaihomaru: Crispy Baby Shrimps for Lunch

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The ground floor and the first floor of our office building – Citiloft/Citiwalk Sudirman – are dedicated for cafes and restaurants.  More than  twenty eating places serving lunch everyday.  But every day we are still struggling in deciding which restaurant to eat.

Kaihomaru, a Japanese Restaurant, on the 1st floor is the solution that we always take, when we don’t know which one to go.  The dishes are light, yet satisfying.    My favorites are shibaebi karaage (crispy baby shrimps) and sake onigiri (salmon rice ball)

Categories:

Japanese

Address:

Citiwalk Sudirman

Jl. KH Mas Mansyur No. 121

1st floor.  Unit 11

Jakarta

Telp: +62 21 2991 8916

Ambience:

Typical Japanese diner

Attire:

Semi formal, office attire

Our Order and Price Range:

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Date of   Visit:

April 21, 2014.  Lunch with Maga.

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Sushi Zushi: The Joy Of Sushi

Will add photos later.

Categories:

Japanese, Sushi

Address:

1611 W 5th Street

Austin, TX 78703

Telp: +1 512 474 7000

Ambience:

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Sushi zushi

Date of   Visit:

January 12, 2014.  Late Lunch with Maga and Junior


The Grill: Never Fail

The Grill had been one of our favorite restaurants for several years.  Since its location only two minutes walk from our office, it had been the venue for many  celebrations, such as friends birthdays, our team’s special achievements or accomplishment, and reunions.  Sometimes, it was just a place to eat a really good food.  The food never failed us.  If it wasn’t a bit pricey, maybe I would have gone there every week.

Categories:

Japanese, Grill

Address:

Midplaza 2, Lower Ground Floor

Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 10

Jakarta 10220

Telp: +62 21 570 6210, 570 6200

Ambience:

Attire:

Semi Formal

Price Range:

Rp 250.000,- – Rp 500.000,- + Service and Tax/person

Date of   Visit:

August 17, 2012   with Maga and Junior

Our Orders and the Prices:

Green Tea                                            Rp.  30.000,-

Mineral Water                                    Rp.   18.000,-

Wakame (Seaweed) Soup                Rp    52.000,-

Gohan (Rice)                                      Rp    17.000,-

Ebaya: For a Special Occasion

To celebrate our 22nd anniversary on 11-11-11,  I and my husband – just the two of us – had dinner at Ebaya at the Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place.  As recommended by our waitress, we chose Cattleya Dinner Set, consisted of  many beautiful dishes cooked directly in front of us. Watching our cook’s performance, I understood why cooking was considered as art.

Categories:

Japanese, Teppanyaki

Address:

The Ritz Carlton Hotel – Pacific Place

Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 52-53

Jakarta

Telp: +62 21 5797 3661

Ambience:

Attire:

Semi Formal

Price Range:

Dinner Sets:   Rp 1.500.00,- – Rp 2.000.000,- + Service and Tax

Date of   Visit:

November 11, 2011, Anniversary dinner with Maga

Our Orders and the Prices:

Cattleya Dinner Set                   Rp 1.440.000,-

Consisted of the following dishes

 

 

3 Seconds Bar: Shabu Kurang Bumbu

Konsep Restoran Shabu berbentuk bar ini sebenarnya lumayan unik.  Apalagi di lingkungan kantor yang kadang mengharuskan kita untuk makan siang sendiri.  Biasanya restoran Jepang yang berbentuk bar ini hanya menyajikan sushi dan yakitori.

Sayangnya, kuah shabu-nya hambar.  Kuahnya memang sengaja dibuat plain – hanya mengandalkan kaldu ayam – sementara racikannya terserah pengunjung.  Hampir di semua restoran Shabu, kita memang harus menambahkan bumbu sesuai keinginan kita, tapi kuah dasarnya sudah mantap.  Jadi sesedikit atau sebanyak apa pun tambahan yang kita masukkan, rasanya sudah OK.

Naa.. untuk orang-orang kayak saya – yang tidak mahir menakar bumbu – rasa makanan  jadi runyam.  Saya sudah dibantu oleh pelayan untuk mempersiapkan kuahnya, tapi rasanya malah semakin hancur.  Seperti kuah bakso kebanyakan kecap.

Categories:

Shabu, Japanese

Address:

Epicentrum Walk, 1st Floor

Taman Rasuna Said

Kuningan

Jakarta

Telp: +62 21 2994 1066

Ambience:

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 100.000,- – Rp 150.000

Date of   Visit:

October 31, 2011, lunch with Maga

Our Orders and the Prices:

Shabu Sirloin                  Rp.   123.333

Rice                                   Rp       9.333

Gioza                                Rp      25.333

Lychee Tea                      Rp      23.000

Uchiko: Ten-Course Chef’s Daily Tasting Menu

Pingin tahu apa yang istimewa di restoran ini, kami sengaja tidak memilih sendiri makanan yang kami pesan.  Kami menyerahkannya kepada Christopher, waiter kami malam itu.  Chris menyarankan OMAKASE, 10 makanan pilihan chef.  Biasanya makanan ini dihidangkan untuk 2 orang.  Mendengar 10 macam makanan, rombongan kami yang terdiri 6 orang memutuskan untuk memesan 2 Omakase saja, nanti kalau kurang ditambah disana sini.  Ternyata pilihan Chris OK sekali.  Untuk informasi, 1 set Omakase harganya $ 184.

Categories:

Japanese Fine Dining

Address:

4200 N Lamar

Suite 140

Austin, Texas

USA

Telp: +1 512 9164808

Attire:

Formal

Price Range:

US$ 50 – 100/ person

Date of   Visit:

August 22, 2011, dinner with Maga, Junior, Odha, Valdi & Daniza

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Our Orders and the Prices:

 

Shabu Nobu: Peach Iced Tea-nya nomer satu

Shabu

Bukan yang paling enak… Namun kalau lagi pingin makan shabu tapi tidak mau jauh-jauh dari rumah, ya inilah salah satu pilihannya.  Sebelum lupa, Peach Iced Tea-nya paling enak dari semua restaurant yang pernah saya kunjungi.

Categories:

Japanese, shabu dan sushi

Address:

Dharmawangsa Square

Jl. Dharmawangsa

Kebayoran Baru

Jakarta

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 7278 6650

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 50.000 – Rp 120,000 per person

Date of   Visit:

July 15, 2011,  dinner with Maga

Our Orders and the Prices:

New Zealand Rib Eye Set - Rp 99.000,-

Spider Roll - Rp 45.000,-

Philly Roll - Rp 45.000,-

Japanese Green Tea                                           Rp 10.000,-

Peach Iced Tea                                                    Rp 19.000,-