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Bale Raos: Royal Cuisine ala Kraton Yogyakarta

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A few times I had dinner with my family in Bale Raos Yogyakarta, which was located inside the Kraton (Palace).  I really loved the ambiance of the restaurant. Very Javanese and very royal.  As for the dishes, not so much that I could remember.

Bale Raos had opened its branch in Jakarta in Kebayoran Baru area.  The atmosphere was different than that in Yogya. Very ordinary.  And still, there was nothing special about the main dishes, although it was written in the menu, that this dish was the favorite of this Sultan and that dish was the favorite of other Sultan.   However,  the traditional desserts were very very very good.  Will be back for the desserts.

 

Categories:

Javanese, Traditional

Address:

Jl. Suryo No. 15

Kebayoran Baru

Jakarta Selatan

Telp: +62 739 5785

Ambience:

Bale Raos 8

 

Attire:

Casual

Our Order and Price Range:

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Bale Raos 6

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Date of   Visit:

April 19, 2014.  Dinner with Maga and Andy Jamie

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Ketoprak Ciragil

Ketoprak 1

Karena tempatnya yang relatif sempit dan susah untuk mencari tempat parkir, saya belum pernah makan di warung Ketoprak Ciragil ini.   Biasanya saya meminta sopir saya untuk membelinya dan makan di rumah.  Ketoprak paling enak yang pernah saya makan hingga hari ini.

Categories:

Betawi food, Street Hawker.

Address:

Jl. Ciragil II No 24

Blok Q.  Kebayoran Baru

Jakarta

Price Range:

Rp 13.000,- – Rp 15.000,-

Date of   Visit:

Never, only bought for to go

Ketoprak 2

 

 

 

Eid al-Fitri Dinner at Le Gran

Lontong (rice cake). opor ayam (Javanese chicken curry), dendeng balado (crispy sliced meat), sambal goreng ati (liver in spicy coconut milk), egg and chayote

Idul Fitri was not complete without  a dish of “Lontong and Opor Ayam” (rice cake and Javanese chicken curry). As long as I could remember, my mom and my sisters in Yogya always prepared this dish to celebrate the holiday.  Since my mom had passed away earlier this year, and I had travelled to Yogya so many times within the last three months,  I decided to celebrate the holiday in Jakarta.  Without forsaking Lontong and Opor, of course. 

After calling several hotels and asking them if they had lontong and opor ayam in their restaurants’ menu, finally I, Maga, Junior,  Meina, and Widya went to Hotel Gran Mahakam’s coffee shop, known as Le Gran.  The Lontong Mahakam that we had, although it was different from what we normally had in our big family’s home in Yogya, was excellent.  In addition, we also had a chance to taste other dishes too, such as seafood steamboat, sushi, prata and curry and the delicious melted chocolate cake.  I would like also to mention here, that the waitress who served us was really helpful.  Seldom we met such a dedicated buffet restaurant attendant who would go a long way to offer you a dish and get it for you.  Good Job.

Categories:

Indonesian, International Food

Address:

Le Gran

Hotel Gran Mahakam

Jl. Mahakam I  No. 6.

Blok M

Jakarta – 12130

Telp: +62 21 720 9966

E-mail: info@granmahakam.com

Ambience:

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 250.000,-  –  Rp 400.000,-/person

Date of   Visit:

August 19, 2012.  Dinner with Maga, Junior, Meina and Widya.

Our Orders and the Prices:

Dinner Eid al-Fitri Buffet              Rp.  258.000,-/person

Lychee Ice Tea                                 Rp.     45.000,-

Fresh Orange Juice                         Rp.     65.000,-

Fresh Lime Juice                             Rp.     55.000,-

Aqua                                                   Rp      25.000,-

Jun Njan: Always Remember The Roots

To break the last day of fasting, I, Maga, Junior, Meina & Widya went to Jun Njan Seafood Restaurant at Gandaria City.  The place was rather packed with families missing their maids who had gone home to their villages for “Lebaran”.  In spite of the long wait for the food to be served, and the absent of garnishes, the food remained delicious as usual.  The oyster sauced crab was still the best.  So was the hot and salted fried squit.  The third generation who managed several Jun Njan restaurants seemed doing very well in maintaining the old recipes and family’s value of  Always Remember the Roots.

Categories:

Chinese, Seafood

Address:

Ambience:

Typical Chinese Indonesian Restaurant

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 100.000,-  –  Rp 150.000,- / person

Date of   Visit:

August 18, 2012.  Dinner with Maga, Junior, Meina and Widya

Our Orders and the Prices:

Iced Tea                          Rp.  10.000,-

Mineral Water               Rp.   8.000,-

Stean Rice                      Rp.   6.000,-

Water Melon Juice       Rp.  20.000,-

Oyster sauced crabs

Hot and salty fried calamary

Small fried mantao

Pocai with four kind of eggs

Prawn mayonaise

Fried pigeons

Kampoeng Bangka: Pas di Lidah

Pengalamanku tentang masakan Bangka sebenarnya hanya sebatas mie Bangka dan Martabak Bangka.  Jadi kunjungan ke Kampoeng Bangka ini penting untuk pembelajaran mengenai kuliner Pulau Bangka.  Tidak banyak yang kuharapkan saat masuk ke restoran ini.  Eh, ternyata makanannya sangat khas dan sesuai dengan lidah.  Lempah Iga Daun Dondongnya mampu untuk menggugah selera.  Porsinya kecil, pas  untuk bersantap 2 orang. 

Categories:

Indonesian, Bangka, Seafood

Address:

Jl. Panglima Polim No. 102

Jakarta

Telp: +62 21 739 2344

Ambience:

Typical Indonesian Restaurant

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 50.000,-  –  Rp 150.000,-

Date of   Visit:

November 10, 2011, lunch with Maga

Our Orders and the Prices:

Es Kelapa Muda           Rp.  17.900,-

Es Rumput Laut           Rp.   17.900,-

Teri Campur                  Rp.   22.500,-

Wajik                                Rp.    14.000,-

Convivium: Home Made Italian Restaurant

Sudah setahun Convivium memanjakan masyarakat Jakarta dengan hidangan Italia-nya di sebuah rumah yang disulap menjadi sebuah bistro di kawasan Kebayoran Baru. Rasanya benar-benar rasa Italia klasik, dengan porsi yang pas untuk ukuran perut kita.    Boun Appetito!!

Categories:

Italian

Address:

Jl. Panglima Polim IX No 1

Kebayoran Baru

Jakarta

Telp: +62 21 726 9963

Ambience:

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 75.000,-  –  Rp 150.000,-

Date of   Visit:

November 8, 2011, lunch with Maga

Our Orders and the Prices:

Iced Lychee Tea           Rp.   25.000,-

Lasagna                         Rp.   60.000,-

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

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,-

Hayam Wuruk: Ayam Tulang Lunak

Ayam Goreng Telor Asin

Kalau makan ayam, saya senang bagian yang banyak tulangnya, sehingga bisa digerogoti ujung-ujung tulangnya.  Nah, di Hayam Wuruk ini kalau makan ayam, bisa dengan tulang-tulangnya.  Bukan cuma ujung-ujungnya saja.

Enggak enaknya, jalan di depannya terlalu padat dan sering macet.  Jadi untuk parkir dibutuhkan keahlian tersendiri.

Categories:

Chicken

Address:

Jl. Gunawarman No. 47

Kebayoran Baru

Jakarta

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 7234 112

Opening Hours:

10:00 am  –   10:00 pm

Ambience:

Typical Indonesian Restaurant

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 25.000 – Rp 50,000 per person

They provide lunch packages priced @ Rp 25.000  to  Rp 35.000,-

Date of   Visit:

July 12, 2011,  lunch with Maga

Our Orders and the Prices:

Ayam Telor Asin                   Rp.  18.000,-/piece

Plencing Kangkung              Rp.  12.500

Plencing Kangkung - Rp 12.500,-

Tahu Telor                              Rp 14.500,-

Tahu Telor - Rp 14.500,-

Sambel Goreng Teri                             Rp  14.500,-

Sambel Goreng Teri - Rp 14.500,-

Grand Central Bulungan: No Pork, No Lard

Ayam Goreng Hong Kong - Rp 120.000,-

Salah satu menu andalan Grand Central ini adalah Ayam Goreng Hong Kong.  Sayang sekali, pada waktu kunjungan kami, ‘Ayam Goreng Hong Kong’-nya terlalu asin.  Untung Sapi Lada Hitamnya begitu enak dan empuk. 

Categories:

Chinese food, Dim Sum, Sea Food.

Address:

Jl. Bulungan Raya No. 22

Jakarta

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 726 0089

Ambience:

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 50.000 – Rp 100.000,- per person

Date of   Visit:

July 7, 2011,  dinner with P. Soehedi, Agung Soehedi, Iin Soehedi, Yoez Soehedi, Meina, Ipunk,  Widya, Fira, Farras, Azmi, Wowo

Our Orders and the Prices:

Ayam Goreng Hong Kong              Rp. 120.ooo,-

Udang Mayonais                              Rp.   86.250,-

Sapi Lada Hitam                              Rp. 135.000,-

Kepiting Lada Hitam                      RP. 180.000,-

Tomiau 3 Telor                                 Rp. 105.000,-

Nasi Goreng Ayam                           Rp    35.000,-

Cumi ala Singapore                          Rp.  90.000,-

Udang Lapis Wijen                           Rp. 86.250,-

Ikan Malas                                          Rp. 190.000,-