Friday, June 20, 2014

Island Creamery Indonesia

One day I got a food tasting invitation from Island Creamery to try their new sundae menu which will be launched on July 2014.

I came to their branch in Gading Walk, Mall Kelapa Gading.. Spacious space, bright and clean, there's an indoor and outdoor dining area, lovely..

There are two new sundae menus; Lightning Rod Sundae (left) and Secret Pop Sundae (right). These two sundaes are seasonal, its only available for two months..

If you are a fan of dark chocolate, you should try Lightning Rod Sundae.. Chocolate brownie and crushed salty pretzels topped with chocolate peanut butter ice cream drizzled with chocolate syrup.. It's nice not overly sweet..

The other one, Secret Pop Sundae is for vanilla lover, vanilla sponge cake topped with vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel & chocolate syrup, sprinkled with chicken bacon bites, and topped with caramel maple popcorn.. You might be surprise when you heard a savoury chicken bacon bites go with sweet vanilla ice cream.. Trust me, it's not weird at all, you can feel an amazing sensation when a savoury and sweet taste combined..

Honestly I just found out on menu that Island Creamery not only serve desserts and cakes, you can also ordered some snacks and several main course..

For the snack, I tried this Chili Cheese Fries.. A french fries drizzled with melted cheese and topped with ground beef..  It's good to share..

Next, I tried Black Pepper Spaghetti.. The al-dente spaghetti goes really nice with black pepper sauce.. It's an asian style pasta, I like it..

Last but not least I also tried a Peanut Butter Milkshake..

So if you're curious to experience an amazing taste when a savoury flavours combined with desserts, put on your reminder that those two new sundae creations will be served on July 2014 and available only two months..  Thank you Island Creamery Indonesia for letting me experienced your incredible new sundaes creation..

Island Creamery - Mall Kelapa Gading
Gading Walk Unit 31-33
Jl. Boulevard Raya Kelapa Gading
Telp. (62 21) 45878234
North Jakarta

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Koffie Warung Tinggi d/h Tek Soen Hoo

I love hanging out here in Koffie Warung Tinggi, a place in mall where you can sip your tea or coffee with some Indonesian common snack foods.. As we grow up in Jakarta, who doesn't love martabak manis (Indonesian Sweet Pancake), kue cubit, chicken porridge, fried rice, chicken noodle, and more.. And all those food is rarely we can find in coffee shop in mall.. Usually coffee shops serve some pastry, sandwich, western foods to go with their coffee or tea.. 

This Koffie Warung Tinggi is unique not like others coffee shop.. It was developed from a legendary traditional coffee shop since 1878 into a modern coffee shop.. Their place in Grand Indonesia level 5 is spacious enough for such a coffee shop, but their smoking and non-smoking area is not really separable, you can still smell the smoke.. Looking at their menu is like I want to try everything hehe..

I Forgot this coffee's name, just remember my mom loves it..

Surely we ordered an Ovomaltine and Ferero Rocher Sweet Pancake, Indonesian sweet thick pancake filled with Ovomaltine on the left side and Crushed Ferero Rocher on the right side.. Is it nice? Of course nothing can ever go wrong with Ovomaltine (just like Nutella) and who doesn't like Fererro Rocher.. When it goes with crushed Ferero Rocher, I barely can taste the crunchiness on Fererro Rocher.. The pancake was soft and moist, and I prefer it with Ovomaltine, superb!

Next is my childhood snack, Kue Cubit.. There's two versions of it: baked and half baked.. The half-baked one is always become my family's favorite.. The half-baked kue cubit here is good, only my mom said its overly sweet hehe..

Not enough sweet, we still ordered poffertjes.. Poffertjes with powdered sugar, hmm this one is just ordinary.. The poffertjes was nice, but we expect a lighter texture on it..

Enought with the sweets, next we ordered Bitterballen, a crispy Dutch Meatballs.. Tasty and crunchy on the outside.. We love it.. 

Then we tried their Chicken Porridge, it's Betawinese style porridge.. I love porridge with so many toppings and drizzled with savoury yellow soup..

Next, Fried Rice with Lamb.. It's good..

I think every food with Ovomaltine is becoming a new trend now ;)  nothing can ever go wrong with Ovomaltine.. Most of my friends are interested in their Ovomaltine Sweet Pancake, they come only to try this pancake but don't forget their coffee is very nice too. It's a good place to chit chat with friends over a coffee and Indonesian common snack foods.

Rating: 7.8/10

Koffie Warung Tinggi d/h Tek Soen Hoo
Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
5th floor West Mall
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 1
Central Jakarta
Telp. (021) 23580312