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Jalan Sudirman, Jakarta

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Every day, over the years, I passed this Jakarta main street, Jalan Sudirman, to get to my office.  I knew by heart the conditions of this street: the buildings on both sides of the street, every entry and exit point from fast lane to slow lane and vice versa and places where traffic jams occurred frequently.  However, I rarely took time to admire how beautiful Jalan Sudirman was.  This afternoon I had the opportunity to take some photos of Jalan Sudirman on my way back to the office after lunch.


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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,-

Talaga Sampireun: A Culinary Experience By The Lake

Salah satu alasan mengapa Talaga Sampireun menjadi salah satu restoran favoritku adalah pelayanannya yang cepat.  Tidak peduli seberapa banyak pesanan kita dan tidak peduli seberapa ramai pengunjugnya, pesanan kita akan siap santap dalam waktu kurang dari 15 menit. 

Sebagai catatan, however, pada kunjungan kami yang terakhir, rasa masakannya tidaklah seenak saat kunjungan-kunjungan kami yang lalu.  Apakah Chef-nya ganti atau suatu kebetulan saja.

Categories:

Indonesian, Sundanese

Address:

Bintaro Jaya

Tangerang

Telp: +62 21

Ambience:

Outdoor.  Minimal Consumption of Rp 700.00 ++ if you want a Saung

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 75.000,-  –  Rp 100.000,-

Date of   Visit:

November 5, 2011, lunch with Maga, Meina, Widya and Ipunk

Our Orders and the Prices:

Gurami Goreng Kering                  Rp.

Cumi Bakar Madu                           Rp.

Cumi Goreng Asam Manis            Rp.

Kangkung Balacan                          Rp.

Tumis Bunga Papaya                      Rp.

Sate Udang                                       Rp.

Es Kopyor                                         Rp.

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

 

 

Bengawan Solo: Kala Rindu Masakan Tradisional

Kala rindu makanan tradisioanal – apalagi masakan Jawa Tengah – Bengawan Solo di  Hotel Grand Sahid Jaya ini bisa dijadikan salah satu pilihan.  Walaupun menurut lidahku yang sudah terlatih masakan jawa, tongseng di restoran ini terlalu manis.  Kalah jauh dibanding dengan tongsengnya Mas Edi di emperan jalan antara Mid Plaza dan Nugra Santana.

Categories:

Indonesian, Javanese

Address:

Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel

Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 86

Jakarta 10220

Telp: +62 21 570 4444

Ambience:

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 75.000,-  –  Rp 150.000,-

Date of   Visit:

October 19, 2011, lunch with Maga, Samsju, Kris, Andy and Dipha

Our Orders and the Prices:

Sop Buntut                   Rp.   90.000,-

Iga Asem Pedas           Rp.   60.000,-

Tongseng                      Rp.   65.000,-

Fruit Juices                  Rp.   45.000,-

Iced Tea                         Rp.   34.000,-

Pisang Bakar                Rp.   35.000,-

Air Mineral                   Rp.   28.000,-

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,-

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,-

Ta Wan: Breakfast In The Afternoon

Bubur Tiga Rasa - Rp 19.500,-

Dari segi lokasi, tempat ini OK sekali.  Kalau tidak sempat sarapan di rumah, dalam perjalanan ke kantor bisa mampir dulu sebentar untuk menikmati bubur.  Dari segi rasa – walau pun tidak istimewa – enggak ada keluhan lah.  Dari segi penyajian… Waduh … masak di tempat yang terbilang mewah ini bubur disajikan di dalam mangkuk yang sudah gempil.  Ah, mungkin kebetulan dan hanya satu saja!!!  Ternyata cah caimeonya juga disajikan di dalam piring gempil juga. 

Categories:

Chinese food, Porridge

Address:

FX Lifestyle X’enter

Jl. Jend Sudirman

Jakarta

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 25554140

Ambience:

Open and warm

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 25.000 – Rp 70,000 per person

Date of   Visit:

June 27, 2011,  lunch with Maga

Our Orders and the Prices:

Bubur Tiga Rasa                    Rp.  15.500,-

Roast Duck                             Rp.  65.000,-

Caimeo in Garlic Sauce        Rp.  19.500,-

Roast Duck - Rp. 65.000,-

Caimeo Bumbu Bawang Putih on chipped serving plate - Rp 19.500,-