Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Marugame Udon, the Japanese tasty udon in Bekasi

What comes in your mind when you hear udon? 
I had no idea about udon until my foot stopped in Marugame Udon, Summarecon Mall Bekasi. Udon is a type of thick Japanese wheat noodle usually served with soup and some toppings. I was attracted with the Japanese ambiance of this restaurant that is shown by the interiors. The restaurant put the menu on the top of the cashier with the pictures of udon with various toppings on it. "Impressive!" I said.

The open kitchen concept allows us to see the process of making the food. The self service system requires us to order the food first before we sit in the restaurant. When your udon has finished served, you can pick the additional toppings like ebi tempura, chicken katsu, beef croquette, etc or you can add some spices to fulfill your taste. So, it was the place I chose to try udon for the first time. Marugame has a lot of menu options that all look good, but, I chose niku udon while my friend opted for baitan tori udon.

Niku Udon
IDR  53K

This is one of the most favorite udon in Marugame. It contains fresh udon with sukiyaki beef and green onion on the top. I really like the savory sukiyaki soup. It's light and fresh. The sukiyaki beef is tender and tasty. This is absolutely my favorite!

Tori Baitan Udon

It consists of fresh udon with 3 pcs chicken meatballs. The soup is made of fresh thick chicken broth that will pamper your tongue. The meatballs texture is soft and yummy. For you who love thick chicken broth, I recommend you this one.

Beef Croquette

The size of this croquette is quiet large. It consists of potato and beef. The outside texture is crunchy yet soft and yummy inside.

Ebi Tempura

This is the most mainstream snack we can find in Japanese restaurant. It's like usual Ebi Tempura, and I like it.

I chose hot ocha for the drink and it can be refilled anyway. I personally love this restaurant. The price is reasonable considering the taste and the large portion of a bowl of udon. The Japanese atmosphere made me feel like I was eating udon in Japan. My first impression of udon was really nice and I would definitely come back again to Marugame :) 

Happy tummy, happy me!

Summarecon Mall Bekasi, Ground Floor
Downtown Walk, Jl. Ahmad Yani
Bekasi Utara, Bekasi

Friday, September 16, 2016

Dessert time at PAUL Patisserie


So, couples months ago I went hang out at Pacific Place, Jakarta. After walked around the mall for about 30 minutes my eyes fell on PAUL as it is a new cafe (not really new actually) located outside the mall in the south lobby. PAUL is the famous patisserie from France. What most interesting from this cafe is the classic European interior.







The smell of fresh breads spread everywhere. I love it! The cakes and breads here are fresh and mouthwatering. I was gonna take and eat them all!



Too bad I forgot the name of this cake. But hey, look! It's pretty cute isn't it? I was thinking "oh should I eat and spoil this cutie? It's too pretty to be eaten" But at the end I ate it cause I paid for it haha and It tasted yummmmmmy! I loved the cream between the crunchy sweet crust. It's soooo soft and creamy and it instantly melted in my mouth. And I was like "this is definitely my fav!"


Raisins cinnamon roll (if I'm not mistaken). Just like an usual cinnamon roll but I loved it as well! It's sweet but not too sweet and also the thick texture of the bread will satisfy your tummy.

I choose mineral water for the drink to neutralize the sweetness of the cakes. Overall, I quite enjoyed my dessert time there. The place, the cakes, the circumstances were made my day. But one thing is.. The price is way too pricey for me as I was a student at that time. That's all from me, have a good Friday!

PAUL Patisserie
Galeri Lafayette, South Lobby
One Pasific Place
Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav.52-53, Jakarta 
Tel. (021) 57973464

Monday, February 15, 2016

Trip to Bali

I was so excited to finally got there last year. Bali is such a beautiful, peaceful and exotic island. Here are my short 3 days trip to Bali pictures.

Tanah Lot
Located in Tabanan, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Denpasar, Tanah Lot is a popular tourism and cultural icon. It's a beautiful place to visit when you are in Bali. I suggest you to bring sunblock or hat to avoid sunburned, seriously, It's pretty hot there! 

Kuta Central Park Hotel
Located in the heart of Kuta, Kuta Central Park Hotel gives us an easy access to Kuta Beach. The service and the room was good (too bad, I didn't took any hotel room pictures).
I loooveee every foods there especially their sausage! 3 days breakfast with sausage never got me bored.

Penglipuran Village

Penglipuran Village is a traditional countryside with unique characteristic life, socializing, and culture. It's located in Kubu Village, Bangli Sub district and Bangli Regency. The natural and clean environments of countryside is designating the pittance touch of modernization influence. Penglipuran is the most clean village I've ever seen.

The process of making loloh cem-cem made from cem-cem or hog -plum leaves (Penglipuran  traditional drink for health)

 Above: The process of making hat from coconut leaves. Below: The process of decorating souvenirs.

Kintamani is a village on the western edge of the larger caldera wall of Gunung Batur in Bali, Indonesia. You'll find a fascinating view along the way to Kintamani. Let the picture speaks.

Kecak Dance
Kecak (also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant) is a form of Balinese dance and music drama that was developed in the 1930s in Bali, Indonesia. It is performed by a circle of at least 150 performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting "cak" and moving their hands and arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana. Impressive!

Paragliding at Nusa Dua Beach
Alright, I'm actually not a kind of beach girl but I have no idea why did I dare to try this kind of sport. I should admit that it was the most insane decision I've ever made in my whole life!
 With the instructor. What an exotic skin he has.

Dinner at Jimbaran
 The island with amazing, exotic, peaceful places and unique traditions has stole my heart. I will definately come back! ♥

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Batu Night Spectacular, Malang (A magical place)

At this month last year, I had a trip to Malang-Bali for a week and took a lot of pictures there. The first place   I visit was Batu Night Spectacular (BNS) located in Batu, Malang. The weather was fair. I had no idea about BNS look like until I arrived and saw the lampions everywhere. Oh.. and yes I finally understand why it is called "Night Spectacular".

 BNS souvenir center

 The food court

 Lampion Garden
 Playing with giant mushrooms
 Such a magical place