Thursday, November 14, 2013

Johnny Rockets

Another American burger chain has opened in Jakarta recently. They've opened two branch in Jakarta, and the one I tried is their PIM Branch. The place was not too big, the interior was taking the concept of classic American diner. They've got red diner seats, checkered floor, and even the music jukebox. Pretty much similar as what you've seen on TV.

The food they served are mostly burgers and sandwiches. For a fast food chain restaurant, I think the food was kinda overpriced, since the burger price starts at IDR 80.000 before tax and service. Anyway, here's what I had.

Philly Cheese Steak (IDR 84.000)
Thinly sliced sirloin steak grilled to perfection and topped with grilled onions and cheese, served on hoagie roll. It was really good at my first bite, all the elements blended well, perfect seasoning, and I especially LOVE that hoagie roll. It was warm, soft, a lil bit sweet, yum! Even though the picture shows a lot of onions, there's actually also a generous amount of steak behind them. But at my latest bite, I was getting overwhelmed by the cheese. Oh, it also came with generous amount of French Fries, and they were fat and thick and good.

Chocolate Milk Shake (IDR 50.000)
In the other hand, I found this Chocolate Milk Shake waaay too sweet. While I was getting overwhelmed by the cheese, drinking this made it even worse. Oh I knew I should just order soda. 

So will I be back? Well actually the food was good and service was fast and polite, but with that price, I'm not sure. I spent more than 150k for the two items above after tax and service, and they are fast food. Credit card discount, pretty please? ;p

Johnny Rockets
Pondok Indah Mall 
Street Gallery,2nd Floor No.204B 
Jl. Metro Pondok Indah Blok 111B 
Jakarta Selatan 12310 
ph. (021) 29529757-59
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Monday, November 04, 2013

Afternoon Tea at Bistronomy

Several days ago, me and my bestie Maya were planning to have an afternoon tea session since we have free time together. Did some internet research on where to have afternoon tea in Jakarta, and when I found out that Bistronomy served it, we decided to have it there (or I persuaded her to have it there :p). I've been wanting to visit this place since forever, but since the place is very popular nowdays, it's always fullbooked on weekend. Luckily it was weekday afternoon, only a few table was occupied when we arrived there.

As expected, the interior was very vintage and elegant, it was such a nice place for girls day out. See the pictures for yourself, how could you not love that floral chairs, and the vintage mirrors and lamps all over the place? Oh, and since there was a halloween party coming up, the place was also decorated with some spooky things.

Their afternoon tea is served everyday from 2PM to 6PM. For the price of IDR 150.000 ++ for two persons, here's what we got.

Fruit Tarts (Kiwi Tarts and Strawberry Tarts)
Muffins (Blueberry Muffins and Strawberry Muffins)
Chocolate Cakes
New York Cheese Cakes

- Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
- Egg Sandwiches
- Tuna Sandwiches
Cheese Puffs
Chicken Fingers

English Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey Tea, Green Tea & Mint, Jasmine Green Tea, Pure Peppermint, Pure Chamomile, Passionfruit Mango & Orange, Lemon & Ginger, Peach Tea, Blackcurrant Tea

I couldn't help but notice that there's some differences between the menu and our plate. First, it was said in the menu that the muffins are dark chocolate and lemon, but we got strawberry and blueberry muffins. Second, instead of almond cookies (as it written on the menu), we got chicken fingers and one extra sandwich variant. I don't think that this differences is a bad thing since we wasn't drooling for some specific items, but maybe they should told us first.

On the top of that, I found that everything served on the plate was more than satisfying. Well they're not perfect, the muffins and sandwiches was just a little too dry and the tarts crumbling apart when we try to lift them from the plate, but the taste of all elements was delicious. I especially love their fruit tarts, even though they're crumbling apart, but they got perfect sweetness from the custard cream and it blended well with the crunchy tart and fresh fruits.

On my first visit to Bistronomy, I was pleased. Couldn't wait for my next visit!

Jl. Ciniru 1 no.2
Ciranjang, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan
ph. +6221 7396655
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Friday, November 01, 2013

Heavenue Churros and Desserts

Heavenue Churros and Desserts is another newbie at Pantai Indah Kapuk area. After enjoying our lunch at Locale 24 earlier, me and David were kinda full but we're not willing to go home yet. Therefore we decided to try this new churros place, which location is aligned with Locale 24 and also other well known joints at PIK such as Hakata Ikkousha and Hong Tang.

As the name said, the food they're offering is Churros and Desserts, varies from the old fashioned churros with dipping and icing to the Churros Parfait and their signature desserts like Panna Cotta and Apple Pie. Since we were still quite full, we only ordered their Churros de Amor (4 Churros and 1 Dipping) (IDR 25.000) and Orange Mojito (IDR 30.000).

Our Churros de Amor tasted good and crunchy at the outside, while the milk chocolate dipping was slightly too watery but I like it that it's not too sweet for my liking. One little disappointment was that we ordered cinnamon icing for our churros but it came with no cinnamon icing, only cocoa powder. In the other side, the Orange Mojito was tangy and refreshing, but I was hoping that they used fresh orange though.

Well my short visit still cannot do the judge. Even though what they served wasn't mindblowing, but it was quite nice and heartwarming. I won't mind visiting it again next time to have another round of churros (but I hope they get my order right) and try their desserts.

Heavenue Churros & Desserts
Ruko Garden House Blok A no. 8
Jl. Raya Pantai Indah Kapuk
Jakarta Utara
ph. (021) 290 33398
opening hours : 10.00 AM - 11.00 PM
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