Monday, November 26, 2012

T2 Taiwanese Tea and Coffee

After having dinner at Tortuga that night, David and I were still looking for something else to chew. And there just across the road, we saw this place, T2 Taiwanese Tea and Coffee.

The interior was cute, and the place was packed with customers. We sit in the indoor area, at the only empty table by the window.

At bubble tea place like this, we always ordered their signature milk tea at first visit. And the waiter recommendation was the Ultimate QQ Milk Tea (IDR 19.000). With that price, we already got the pearl and grass jelly topping inside, quite affordable right? 

By the way, the waiter asked us if we'd like to add IDR 5.000 for couple size, and we agreed to that. I thought maybe it's just like the normal upsize in the other bubble tea station. But look how big the glass was! It's like twice the normal size. Below is the picture of me holding the glass. It's really big, isn't it? 

 Taste wise, I quite like their tea. The tea flavor was strong, and it was not too sweet. Love it! <3


Anyway, they also served snacks, and we ordered Fried Abalone Mushroom (IDR 15.000) that night, but I don't like it. I think they were using the instant flour for banana fritters for the dish, as the flour tasted the same as my mom's banana fritters, so I find it wierd.

Anyway, the bubble tea is worth to try! Don't forget to bring your partner to get most advantage ;)

T2 Taiwanese Tea and Coffee
Rukan Crown Golf Blok D-12
Jakarta Utara


I always love to go to Pantai Indah Kapuk and try different restaurants there. Several weeks ago, I went there with David for dinner, and decided to try Tortuga. It was Sunday and it was 6 pm, but the restaurant was quite empty. They were having happy hour promo, 50% discount at 2-6 pm, but unfortunately we came several minutes after 6pm, so we only got 25% discount.

I wasn't really hungry, so I ordered Tortugan Nachos (IDR 35.000). It tasted good! The nachos were freshly made, and the meat sauce was delicious and quite a lot, enough for all the nachos. 

David ordered Beef Blackpepper Rice (IDR 45.000). It tasted quite nice. Not special, but not dissapointing though.

This restaurant was actually good, based on what I tried, but maybe they have to add more menu, as I think the variation was not too much. With the growing number of restaurants in Pantai Indah Kapuk, each must compete to attract customers in every way to survive.

For Tortuga, maybe I'll pay a visit again next time, in happy hour of course ;p

Tortuga Kitchen & Bar
Rukan Crown Golf Blok A No. 10
Pantai Indah Kapuk (North Jakarta)
Twitter @tortuga_pik

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Caprese Restaurant, Pizzeria, and Bar

A few weeks ago, I went to Kota Kasablanka with a friend of mine to see the Jakarta Architecture Triennale  Exhibition. I've never been there before, and I just found out that it got the Food Society section, which consists lots of new restaurants to try. That day we tried this Caprese restaurant, and I liked it so much, but unfortunately I didn't bring my camera that day. So two days ago, I went there again with David, and this time with my camera equipped.

Caprese is located in the front area between the Main Lobby and the Food Society Lobby. I really love the interior of the place, with high ceiling, transparent bamboo partition, cute dining lamps, and lots of sunlights coming from the outside. But the interior is not the reason I came back there, it's the food who has taken my heart at first place.

The Porkies Pizza (IDR 60.000) was recommended by the waiter at my first visit, and this is what brings me back here. Thin crusted pizza topped with pork sausages, bacon, barbeque sauce, and mozzarella cheese, I would like to recommend this for all pork eaters out there :) 

For our main course, we shared two other menus, Egg Benedict (IDR 50.000) and Lasagna (IDR 55.000). I've always wanted to try egg benedict since I watched the masterchef series, so this was my first egg benedict! Two beautifully poached eggs over spinach, chicken ham, and english muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce, and served with sauteed mushrooms. I think my egg was slightly overcooked, since the egg yolk was kinda dense, but the taste still very delicious. I love the taste of my first bite, it feels like all the ingredients were balancing each other. 

The lasagna was also good, love the meat sauce, but the lasagna itself was a liitle overcooked, that it tasted kinda mushy. On my first visit, I tried Melanzane Parmigiana. I think it was some kind of eggplant lasagna, the sauce was the same, but the eggplant texture was perfect.

By the way this is the picture of the head chef taking picture of me, while I was taking picture of him. LOL. I was actually taking picture of the interior when I realized he's taking my picture. He was very friendly, he came out once in a while and smiling to the customer.

Anyway, I was really satisfied by the food, ambience, and the service of this place. If only I worked around the Kuningan area, I would visit it often :)

Caprese Restaurant, Pizzeria, and Bar
Kota Kasablanka Mall, Ground Floor Unit FGS02
Jl. Kasablanka Raya kav. 88, Kuningan
Phone:  (021) 29465333
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