The City that is always raining, Bogor is never short of great coffee shops or restaurants to visit. This time, I visited @raindearcoffee which was located in Bogor Timur, just next to the toll road.
Rain Dear offers a lot of interesting that connects with the local taste, such as colenak and tahu gejrot. For the main course the offer delicious western food such as pasta and steaks.
My favorite menu however is their dessert which was presented in the form of a cute puppy, the Puppy Chocolate Mousse. Don't let the adorable form this dessert took distract you from its sweet chocolatey taste. Scoop its head and you'll want to taste the sweetness of the rest of its body!
Spumante is one of the restaurant in Jalan Cik Ditiro which has a characteristic of its own. Entering this place, your nose will be greeted by the fragrant smell of flowers. Their tables is decorated with fresh flowers contained in a jar. Spumante has an ample outdoor as well as indoor dining space. So you definitely could bring your friends to dine here.
Food wise, spumante seemed to specialize on Western cuisine. The offer spaghetti, steaks, salads, up to egg benedict. However they also provide Asian persuasion to the table should you eager to taste, they offer oxtail soup, fried rice, etc.
We had their beef salad and spaghetti with prawn. Their salad tasted fresh. Tangy sauce with crushed nuts hidden among the leaves. Their spaghetti came with decent sized prawns and creamy sauce.
Shophaus Menteng is one of the best place to go if you want to have a great meal but you haven't decided what kind of meal to get. Shophaus is a collection of various restaurant with shared dining space. It has burgers, noodles, chicken wings, even gelato. It has also has outdoor sections in the ground and the second floor. Though it is quite spacious, Shophaus could get very crowded in peak hours.
I went here a few weeks ago, wanting to get a great dinner.The choices available overwhelms me as I wanted to try everything in Shophous. Alas, a man could only eat so much at a time so I decided to try Demie 69 which was located in the second floor.
I tried their Mie Karet Ayam Jamur and Liang Tea. The noodle was tasty. It was like if your typical 'mie ayam abang-abang' has managed to get a scholarship and passed its thesis defense with a great score. Definitely naik kelas.
Paradise Dynasty is one of the Chinese restaurant in Plaza Senayan. Located near XXI, this place is actually quite far away from the main enterance. I don't really go to this section of Plaza Senayan unless to go to the cinema.
This spacious restaurant was a tad bit crowded when I visited the place. Almost all of the customers were Chinese desecendant proving that their food is decent.
I had a large meal here a few days ago as a lot of the food they're offering were appetizing. I had their Lobak Goreng, Xiao Long Bao, Mapo and also Drunken Chicken. The Lobak Goreng and Mapo were the ones that impressed me the most.
The Lobak Goreng were actually encapsulated pastry like casing and tasted like savory bamboo shoots. Their Mapo was very fulfilling containing a generous amount of tofu and chicken. The savory taste and thick texture making the Mapo a great meal.
Menu yang dipesan: Fried Radish, Mapo, Xiao Long Bao, Drunken Chicken
Overhot Yaa!!! Is one of the interesting restaurant at Jalan Buah Batu, just right next to a Korean-themed cafe. Compared to its neighbouring cafe, Overhot Yaa!!! is less instragramable, however if great food is what you after, then this place won't dissapoint you!
Overhot Yaaa!!! Specializes in rice meal served in burning hotplate. They also offer various sweet drinks.
I had my second dinner here yesterday. I had their Beef Slices Hot Plate and Yakult Lychee.
The hot plate came with a complete meal. Other than beef slices, it also contains assorted vegetables, raw egg, rice and also a small pan of sauce. I chose the mushroom sauce. The hotplate was burning, cooking everything swiftly. The beef tasted great, all of the element contributed making it a great dinner!
Menu yang dipesan: Beef Slices Hot Plate, lychee yakult
Nyapii in Buah Batu is located in the premise of a much bigger restaurant selling grilled chicken. Nyapii is just one of the tenant in the complex, however what Nyapii offer is definitely worth to try.
I had my early dinner here today. I had their Paket Hemat Sambal Tempong and just because I was curious, I also had their Nyapi Wrap Sweet Cheese. Each of the food was a tasty treat! They definitely worth more than their price tag.
Nyapii Sambal Tempong consist of rumpu rampe, se'i sapi smothered with sambal tempong and a choice of rice or nasi jagung. The sambal tempong was a great condiment for the smoky beef. The nasi jagung gave the meal a unique twist as it tasted almost like butter rice but with an explosion of sweet corn in each other bite.
As for the Nyapi Wrap, I didn't expect that the savory se'i style slices of beef could go so well with sweet cheese. The crunchiness of the cabbage give the wrap an interesting texture on top of the tasty kebab!
Menu yang dipesan: Nyapii Sambal Tempong, Nyapii Wrap Sweet Cheese
Smaklek is a cute joint along the way to Kemang. Though they're selling Dutch food, I guarantee it's not the one you have in you mind right now. It's not poffertjes or bitterballen but Kapsalon, a kebab deconstructed. It's Dutch street food, though I believe it has middle eastern origin.
I had their regular size a few weeks ago. What came was a jumble of delicious food which consisted of a layer of french fries, beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and garlic sauce.
It tasted great! The perfect hangover food which has a crunchy texture from the vegetables, savory taste from the beef, fries, cheese and garlic sauce. Definitely a mash of taste to confuse your tastebuds.
Lisung Resto is a cozy resto to linger around located in Dago Pakar. It offers the beautiful horizon city view of Bandung and serenity. At night, you can hear cicadas and see the stars.
I went here yesterday, expecting just to enjoy lingering around. Aside from the scenic view, they're offering, the food was also great.
I had their Ayam Kecombrang with Pucuk Labu, Tahu Rawit and a drink called Nice Dream. Ayam Kecombrang was great, the Pucuk Labu part which was the vegetables compliment the savory taste of the chicken well. Tahu Rawit was also a great snack, though a tad bit too salty, its spicy and crunchy texture made it a great food to munch on while waiting for the main course.
Menu yang dipesan: Ayam Kecombrang, Tahu Rawit, Nice Dream