JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SWEETNESS: RICA RICO BIKA AMBON
Why you will love it ❤ 1. We like how they have just the right amount of sweetness! The texture of the bika ambon is soft, and even when you put it in the fridge it's still good (maybe steam/microwave it for a while if you want it warm). Available in original and pandan flavour. 2. Various sizes available, if you prefer small bites go with the Bika Ambon Imut, but if you think big is better go with Bika Ambon Original Regular. 3. Various branches available. 4. They also sell cakes and brownies, so options are available. The brownies are really nice! It has a nice texture overall, the sweetness is not overwhelming and the chocolate topping really adds more goodness in your mouth. Something worth considering to buy alongside the bika ambon.
What could be improved 🙏 The presentation of the brownies could be improved to make it look more appetizing. But considering the price point we understand that they priotize taste and affordability compared to presentation.
Place: Rica Rico, various outlets Menu: Bika Ambon Imut, 6 pieces (36K) Bika Ambon Original Regular (50K) Brownies 15x10 (25K)
Menu yang dipesan: bika ambon imut, Bika Ambon Original Regular, Brownies
BOWL OF DELICIOUS RAWON: OUR FAVOURITE IS THE RAWON DON SALTED EGG AND THE CLASSIC RAWON.
Why you will love it ❤ 1. They add a modern twist to a classic rawon recipe. 2. Their Rawon Don Salted Egg was especially my favourite. Imagine rawon with less of the soup but more to the texture of salted egg and juicy beef. One bowl of rice you need to put on your list to dig your spoon into. 3. The classic rawon is good as well, a Jawa Timur rawon. We rarely find good rawon in Jakarta in the first place, so if you're craving rawon, this place should be on top of your list. It has a fragrant taste because of the bit of coconut added yummyyy, really adds a difference. 4. Nasi Goreng Rawon was surprisingly interesting. Those who are a fan of coconuty flavor in your fried rice, try this. They put a fun twist in rawon. This menu is only available in Senopati branch.
What could be improved 🙏 1. If you're looking for Surabaya rawon, this is perfect for you. But if you're a Central Javanese rawon lover type, and would love your rawon on the sweeter spectrum, would be better if Rawon Bar could provide a sweet soy sauce on the side. We are accustomed to a sweeter rawon, but we can definitely appreciate Rawon Bar's version of the delicious East Javanese cuisine. 😉 2. Krupuk were not too crunchy :') would be great if they place the krupuk in a sealed place to ensure crunchiness 😁.
Place: Rawon Bar, Pasar Santa Menu: Rawon Don Salted Egg (48K): 8.4/10 Rawon Daging Klasik (50K): 8.3/10 Nasi Goreng Rawon (38K): 7.4/10
Menu yang dipesan: Rawon don salted egg, Rawon Daging Klasik, Nasi goreng rawon
GREAT DEAL FOR A KOREAN RESTAURANT (IF YOU USE PROMOS)
Why you will love it ❤ 1. The taste of the food is more on the subtle taste, not too bold, here is what I ordered: -Nakji Bokkeum is a treat for the eyes and the tummy. Always nice seeing hotplate sizzling. Portion is quite small considering the price. They have more vegetables compared to the octopus. Somehow expected a more "in your face kind of flavour”, this is not as spicy as it looks. Good thing is, this comes with rice. -Japchae is the best dish of the night. The noodle texture is great, and it highlights the savoury flavour. I like the noodle to beef/vegetable ratio here, they have more noodles which I prefer. I think if I visit SamWon House again, it’s because of Japchae and because I have not tried their Korean Barbeque yet. -Sundubu Jjiggae has more vegetables and tofu than seafood. It looks super spicy, but it’s not. Taste is actually on the subtle side, I prefer my soup a bit bold in flavour. -Tteokbokki Cheese Odeng/Fish Cake’s portion is quite generous. But I prefer my Tteokbokki with a bolder flavour and a thicker broth. Though great thing is cheese is quite plenty. 2. Ambience is nice and cozy, really reminds you that you are indeed in a Korean restaurant. 3. They have free banchan refills and free ocha drinks included as part of your meal. 4. Fast and attentive service.
What could be improved 🙏 1. This is a matter of preference. I prefer the food that is more on the bolder side especially for Korean food, this place has a more subtle flavour. 2. Tteokbokki is overcooked, I think a chewy texture but not too overcooked is preferable. 3. While the restaurant normal price is quite expensive, but if you use promos available it becomes a really good deal. I only spent 205K for four people, with four main dishes. Great value for money, will come back.
THE CHEESE NAAN IS A MUST-TRY, SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS AND GENEROUS IN CHEESE.
Why you will love it ❤ 1. Only went here for a snack, so ordered the Cheese Naan and their Chilli Balado Fries. The Cheese Naan is incredibly tasty. It is generous enough for sharing with 3-4 people who are not too hungry. The cheese is super generous, super tasty. The bread goes very well with the cheese. I thought this would require curry for some dipping, but it is good as it is (do not be fooled by the picture, the cheese is inside the naan and it dripping in cheese) Chilli Balado Fries was alright, an okay snack you could order while you talk and chat with friends. 2. Spacious restaurant. 3. Ambience is nice and cozy. 4. Lots of branches available. 5. Service is fast, friendly and attentive.
What could be improved 🙏 1. The distribution of cheese in the Cheese Naan was a bit uneven, some slices had more cheese than others (I got the one with the most cheese #lucky and because there was too much cheese I could not eat it without spilling it everywhere #happyproblem though, can’t complain!) 2. I visited at around 21:30, so the restaurant was almost closing, a lot of the ingredients were sold out (mutton, shrimp, vegetables…), only available one was chicken. Since my friend does not eat mutton and chicken, we opted for just snacks instead. Hopefully they would be better stocked for the next time I vist! Good thing was the Cheese Naan delicious compensated for this, still imagining it right now and planning my next visit to GoCurry!
THEIR TOPPINGS ARE HEAVENLY, ALSO THEIR PIZZA DOUGH HAS IMPROVED A LOT SINCE WE VISITED!
Why you will love it ❤ 1. You can buy medium, large or pizza by the slice. 2. I have visited the Sliced Pizzeria in Pondok Indah in 2019 and I did not like pizza dough back then. Turns out they made the pizza dough thinner so it’s very enjoyable now, thank you for making this change! Will come back definitely. 3. They experiment with the topping, so you have the classics but also different toppings you rarely find elsewhere (that is within similar price range). These are our favourite: -Special Truffle: Affordably priced for a one slicer, you do not need to spend too much on a pizza. Truffle is not too strong, more on the subtle taste but considering the price it is reasonably priced. -Quattro Formaggi: Superrr generous in four types of cheese. I like that it is soft and leaves you wanting for more. When I have a bad day, and I want to confide in a friend. This is that kind of friend, but pizza. -Carnivor: Similar taste to cheeseburger on pizza, but way better. You have a bit of that beef bacon which really is the highlight of the pizza. The taste is bold on this one, we really did enjoy it. -Funghi Silsiccia: Mushroom and cheese combo match made in heaven. This has a bit of sweeter taste, you can really taste the mushroom. An absolute must-order when you are a mushroom addict!
What could be improved 🙏 1. More branches, please! 2. I think if the toppings were more generous for Margherita and Pepperoni it would be better. Special Truffle topping could be more generous, however, we do understand the need to balance deliciousness vs cost control. The rest of the toppings were great in terms of proportion though. 3. Would be great if they sold soda water as well. We love our pizza with soda, sans the calories.
Place: Sliced Pizzeria, SCBD Menu: Margherita 7.0/10 Pepperoni 7.6/10 Special Truffle 8.4/10 Quattro Formaggi 8.7/10 Carnivor 8.6/10 Funghi Silsiccia 9.0/10
Menu yang dipesan: margherita, Pepperoni, Special Truffle, Quattro Formaggi, Carnivor, Funghi Silsiccia
THE NASI BEBEK FLAVOUR IS GOOD, NOT TOO OVERWHELMINGLY SPICY SO THAT'S GOOD!
Why you will love it ❤ 1. They cook the duck quite well. If duck is cooked poorly, it can taste a a bit weird. Not here. 2. That Nasi Bebek spices hits you in all the right places. This is great for those who prefer a savoury and spicy flavour. 3. Affordably priced. 4. Portion is just right. Not too big but not too small. 5. Fast service. 6. Walking distance from MRT Blok M.
What could be improved 🙏 This is just a matter of preference. I prefer Nasi Bebek with a hint of sweetness, to balance the savoury and spicy. This is great if you like your duck savoury and spicy, but I think it lacks an element of sweetness. This place has been open for 4 years though. So they have a loyal following. Even though I do prefer a slight hint of sweetness, with that being said, this Nasi Bebek is still good! If I happen to be in the Bulungan/Jaksel area and I am looking for a good nasi bebek place, this is it.
Place: Nasi Bebek Madura Mbak Ru'ah (right across Bulungan near Sarang Oci restaurant) Menu: Nasi Bebek (18K): 8.0/10
THE PERFECT NASI GORENG DOESN'T EXIST... OH WAIT WE'RE WRONG. KEMBANG BAWANG PERFECTS SIMPLE DISH, WE WENT HOME SMILING.
Why you will love it ❤ 1. Kembang Bawang is the place for you to seek Indonesian comfort food with complex and satisfying taste, every bite will transcend you to Indonesian culinary heaven. 2. For anyone who is a fan of petai and kecombrang, the restaurant does the two fragrant ingredients justice. Nasi Goreng Cakalang Asap with Kecombrang and Pete made its way to Nadya's heart - every bite is the right combo of perfect rice, fresh ingredients and the right seasoning. As we downed the food, it's like they're doing the perfect choreographed dance inside our mouth - just an indulging experience. 3. Nisa's favourite dish is the Oseng Cumi Asin. Squid is essentially difficult to cook; they will be very chewy and hard to eat if overcooked. But Kembang Bawang, with years of experience cook the right Indonesian dish, knows its way to make stir fry. This is better eaten with white rice, because if paired with fried rice it would be too salty. The heavy kecombrang use reminds me of a Bali dish. LOVE. 4. Oseng Ayam Asap Sambal Matah goes through a long process of 1 hour marination, seared to keep the goody-goody chicken juice and smoked for three hours - talk about labor of love! Texture of the chicken is juicy. 5. The restaurant brands itself to be a humble one, offering humble Indonesian food. We discovered that behind the humility there is also mindfulness of the restaurant - they prioritize restaurant standardization really carefully - they ensure pests, the kitchen to be clean and for the staff to be strictly aware of the right standard of restaurant hygiene. We would like to thank mindful restaurants like this to ensure customers' comfort first about what goes in their mouth and their clean surrounding. 6. Kembang Bawang's quality control and standard of the restaurant turns out comes from the owner himself, Chef Mario, who had years of experience working in fine-dining restaurants and worked abroad. He hopes to bring the standard and quality even to street food that Indonesians consume. He exhaustively researched the right rice to use for the Nasi Goreng, ensures the right sources of ingredients, everything is basically made in the kitchen - from the smoked chicken, even the cincau is made in the kitchen! So, you're in for a treat if you're in Kembang Bawang: indulge amazing, complex taste in simple dishes, with fine-dining kitchen standards and fresh ingredients.
What could be improved 🙏 1. Would be great if they could separate the sugar of Es Selasih Cincau and let the customer pour their preferred level of sweetness on their own. It was too sweet for us when the drink came, but after relishing all the savoury food, it made much more sense drinking it afterwards to balance the savoury. We recommend you request for sugar to be separated. 2. The sambal matah is a bit on the oily side for me. Eventhough that beautiful flavour is in the oil! But if you do not prefer an oily dish, simply request to the kitchen and ask if would be possible.
Place: Kembang Bawang, Alam Sutera Menu: Nasi Goreng Cakalang Asap Kecombrang Pete (47k): 9.5/10 Nasi Goreng Sambal Hijau (40k): 8.8/10 Oseng Ayam Asap Sambal Matah (40k): 8.9/10 Oseng Cumi Asin Kecombrang Pete (50k): 9.5/10 Es Selasih Cincau (13k): 7.5/10
Menu yang dipesan: Nasi Goreng Cakalang Asap Kecombrang Pete, nasi goreng sambal hijau, Oseng Ayam Sambal Matah, Oseng Cumi Asin Kecombrang Pete, Es Selasih Cincau
COMFORT FOOD RIBS INDONESIAN STYLE WITH SAMBAL THAT TASTES ADDICTING.
Why you will love it ❤ 1. Do you want to know what the sambal at Leko and your favourite person's smile has in common? It's addictive! Yasss. Corny, but it's true. The sambal here is not crazy spicy that it's numbing your mouth. It's a beautiful balance of flavour that allows to enhance anything it is paired with instead of trying to outshine everybody. I add a bit of soy sauce because I prefer it with a bit of sweetness. This branch is more generous in sambal which is good. 2. The ribssss is awesome. The iga penyet is love. It's fall off the bone fantastic. The kind of iga penyet you will crave for even if you just had these a week ago. 3. Place is spacious. 4. Service is fast.
What could be improved 🙏 Quality of meat could be consistent. My plate had lots of fat (I prefer my meat lean). But my friends ribs were leaner.
Place: Leko, Setiabudi One Menu: Iga Penyet 9.0/10
Why you will love it ❤ 1. The place is great for a conversation and hanging out. From enjoyable outdoor seating to plenty of sofa in the restaurant. If you want to impress a client or go out with that special someone and you are looking for a restaurant in Bintaro area, this is it. 2. The Sambal Roa that comes with the Bubur Manado is love!!! Not sure if you could get this separately. It has a strong Roa flavour and manages to get that balance between sweet, spicy and savoury just right. The food I ate was a bit disappointing, but the Sambal Roa manages to make me smile. 2. Lots of interesting drinks. 3. Various choices for Indonesian food. 4. Plenty of parking spot. 5. Nice that they provide non-plastic straw as an effor to go greener, but paper straw is also single-use and disposable. No straw would be a better option.
What could be improved 🙏 1. The taste of the food compared to the price was not up to par, I tried several dishes: -Nasi Goreng Rawon: True to its name, it tastes like rawon. But you would find a bit of difficulty finding the meat in this dish as they were on the stingy side. Small portion but at least they provide plenty of krupuk. The great part about the dish is that it has quite a nice rawon taste but not too strong, really has potential flavourwise but they need to add more meat here! -Bubur Manado is generous in portion compared to the size, but the taste again is not too strong. It has a potential to be improved, and this type of Bubur Manado is more on the dry side (I am used to the kind of Bubur Manado with flavours that is more bold and generous in broth). -Oseng Oseng Iga needs major improvement. Major. You know how when you have a crush on someone just judging by the face but then you talk to them and find out you have nothing in common and it was just blah. That, but food. I requested for spicy flavour and even added crushed chilli, the taste was too overwhelmingly sweet. It feels like they add lots and lots of sugar here. They say it’s special sauce, but it looks more like tong seng. It should be named “Tong Seng” instead of “Oseng Oseng Iga” to manage people’s expectation. I like Tong Seng, but I do not this kind of cooking. There should be a warning level that this dish is extremely sweet, even for people who love their savoury food sweet like me. 2. Serving time is a bit slow, they serve the plate one by one in a table and not at more or less the same time. 3. This is more on the expensive side, but for me is not worth the money in terms of taste. But in terms of good place to sit and just have a simple dish that cannot go wrong, sure, why not?
Place: Lot 9, Bintaro. Menu: Nasi Goreng Rawon (42K) 7.0/10 Bubur Manado (35K) 6.5/10 but the sambal roa that comes with it is a solid 9.0/10 Oseng Oseng Iga, without rice (85K)
Menu yang dipesan: Nasi goreng rawon, Bubur Manado, Oseng Oseng Iga
GREAT SIZZLING EXPERIENCE, NICE TEXTURE OF NOODLES AND GENEROUS MEAT BUT THE SAUCE COULD BE TASTIER.
Why you will love it ❤ 1. That sizzling hotplate. Always a treat for the eyes and your tastebuds. 2. Generous portion both in noodles and meat. 3. Various branches available. 4. Price is relatively reasonably priced considering the portion.
What could be improved 🙏 While the noodle texture and and portion of meat is generous, I do wish the sauce was tastier. Lacks a bit of sweetness and salty element. However, since this meal is best enjoyed hot, the sauce taste that is not too strong is not too noticeable. Maybe they did indeed designed it that way.