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Sunday, December 14, 2014

'Bi, Berasa Bego Gak Sih?

Selasa pagi...
Kan ada mata kuliah MRG tuh, kelas gua mulainya kan dari jam 7.30. Pagi-pagi gua sebenernya udah ngantuk banget dan males masuk, tapi sayang absen. Yak akhirnya dengan mata masih belekan gua ngeguling dari kasur ngesot ke kamar mandi dengan males-malesan buat siap-siap kuliah.

Terus sampe di kampus, gua naik tangga deh ke ruang kelas. Gue bingung, loh kok tumben belom ada temen-temen gua di kelas? Biasanya gua bukan orang pertama yang ada di kelas, pasti uda ada beberapa temen gua di dalem. Lah ini di kelas bahkan lampu sama AC aja belom dinyalain. Oh, oke mungkin kebetulan doang. Gua nyalain lampu kelas, terus gua duduk di kursi di belakang.

Ga lama kemudian, orang kedua yang dateng ke kelas adalah si Novi.
Novi : Oi 'Bi.
Gue : Oi Nop'.
Novi : Kok tumben belom ada orang nih?
Gue : Tau Nop', gua juga bingung.

Dia duduk di depan gua, terus dia bilang dia ngantuk, akhirnya dia tiduran di tas dia. Gua juga ikutan tidur deh di atas meja.


Sampe akhirnya....
Gua ngerasa tangan gua yang gua jadiin bantal di meja malah kesemutan, tiba-tiba Novi bangunin gue.

Novi : 'Bi.... bangun 'Bi....
Gue : Ha? *bingung*
Novi : Sekarang udah jem 8, masa di kelas dari tadi cuma kita berdua? -___-
Gue : Ha? Serius lu? *kaget*

Gue : Ini anak-anak pada ke mana dah? Kok cuma kita berdua?
Novi : Iya 'Bi, bahkan AC-nya aja kagak dinyalain sama OB-nya dari tadi.... gua tadi bangun juga kaget kok ga ada orang, terus gua ngecek di depan pintu kelas ada pemberitahuan KP (kuliah pengganti) apa nggak, eh tapi ga ada kertas ditempel di depan pintu.

Gue : Jadi kita musti ngapain? -___-
Novi : Coba kita cek KampusMaya (nama website khusus mahasiswa buat ngecek jadwal gitu-gitu, seperti biasa, nama-nama orang kampus gua samarkan, termasuk nama website gua samarkan).

Novi : Tapi ga ada wi-fi nih, coba cek di komputer besi aja yuk (maksudnya semacam LCD yang kepantek di tiang-tiang kampus yang cuma bisa buka KampusMaya, casingnya full logam semua).
Gue : Kalo ga dapet wi-fi ke kantin aja yuk, biasanya gua nebeng wi-fi di kantin.

Novi : Eh bisa deng, sinyalnya dapet.... *ngecek KampusMaya pake iPad*


Ternyata hasilnya.....
Novi : Anjrit 'Bi....
Gue : Jadi kenapa Nov'?




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Mata kuliahnya off-class cuy
Berasa bego abis pagi itu, tau gitu gua bobo cantik lagi di kasur. -__-




Gue : Duh ngapain yak sekarang?
Novi : Males pulang tapi... tapi mata kuliah yang lain masi jam 1.
Gue : Makan yuk.
Novi : Yuk... eh gua punya ide, kita ngungsi ke kosan Caca aja.

Novi : EHHHH CACA KAN HARI INI NGINEP DI RUMAH CINDY!!!!
Gue : Yah jadi ga bisa ngungsi dong...
Novi : Jangan bilang mereka juga lagi berangkat ke kampus.
Gue : Ya udah yuk ke kosan Fanuel ajah. :')


Lagi jalan mau ke tukang bubur....
Novi : Gua masi bingung, kenapa anak-anak pada masi sempet-sempetnya yah ngecek jadwal di KampusMaya?
Gue : Iya yah, gua aja juga uda males ngecek jadwal di KampusMaya, jadi gua pikir hari ini ada kelas...

Novi : 'Bi....
Gue : Yak?

Novi : Hari ini lu merasa bego gak sih? :')
Gue : BANGET!!!! UNTUNG BEGONYA GAK SENDIRIAN!!!! :')
Novi : Untung ada elu 'Bi, jadi gua begonya ga sendirian huhuhu...
Gue : Iya Nop' huhuhu untung hari ini kita sehati.... :') *peluk*


Sampe di kosan Fanuel
Duh anjrot pagi-pagi naik tangga, anak tangganya tinggi-tinggi semua terus kamar dia di lantai paling atas pulak. Akhirnya kita berdua coba ngetok kamar doi, yang pasti masi bobok cantik.

Setelah ngetok beberapa kali....
Gue : Wah, jangan-jangan Fanuel belom ada di kosan, masi ada di Planet Bekasi! -__-

Berasa begonya jadi dobel pagi itu...

EH UNTUNG DOI MASI MATA BELEKAN BUKAIN PINTU HUHUHU.
Novi : Fan', gua sama Ubi bego hari ini masuk MRG eh ternyata GSLC (off-class) huhuhu.
Gue : Kita ngungsi yah Fan' huhuhu.

Novi : Eh Fan', emang lu ngecek KampusMaya?
Fanuel : Ngecek.. makanya gua tidur.
Gue : -____-


Abis makan, ga lama kemudian, si Novi dapet telepon. Eh ga taunya bener ajah..... Cindy sama Caca juga ke kampus HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!! Dia nanya kita di mana, Cindy sama Caca karena bingung akhirnya ke kosan dia dulu. Terus beberapa lama mereka nongol deh di depan pintu kosan Fanuel.

Caca : Anjrit gua masuk kelas kok kosong? Ga ada siapa-siapa.
Novi : IYA SAMA! TADI GUA SAMA UBI JUGA TIDUR BERDUA TERUS BANGUN-BANGUN GA ADA ORANG PADAHAL UDA JEM 8!

Novi : Lu berasa bego ga sih pagi ini? .___.
Caca : Bego.
Gue : Anjrot kita semua begonya se-geng HAHAHAH!

Jangan sampe sekarang si Jeho yang lagi otw kampus sama ojeknya wakakakak tar jadi komplit deh ngungsinya. Si Novi kasi tau di LINE sama Jeho LOL.






Bodo amat, kita tidur ajah rame-rame ngegelepar di lantai kosan semua sampe mata kuliah berikutnya huhu. Surga dunia, biar kata badan sakit-sakit tidur di lantai, ngantuk abisnyah. :')

Sekian cerita kebegoan The Kimtjils di kuliah minggu lalu.




Duh, Sabtu depan hari terakhir kuliah nih, tapi minggu ini parah banget tugasnya. Jam tidur lagi ga karuan, muka gua memberontak... jerawat lagi tambah parah nongol semua, sekarang gua lagi celeng lagi sakit tenggorokan pulak udah seminggu amit-amit jangan sampe kenapa-kenapa di hari Sabtu deh, itu deadline-nya najong. Minggu ini gua bakal berkemah lagi se-geng ngerjain tugas semua. Semoga semuanya bisa cepetan selese dengan baik deh, capek abis minggu ini.

Oh iya, jadinya food review gue semua masi nyangkut di draft karena kuliah gua lagi gilak, jadi harap maklum.

See you later. *loncat ke kasur merem tidur*

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Hog's Breath Cafe Central Park Mall Jakarta

Had some free time after mid-test. I woke up and got the foodies chat group in my LINE had so many notification message at that time, and I randomly chatted in the group that I had nothing to do as I was having holiday. Later, Ci' Wibi and Ko' Dandy asked me to join them as they would had a foodie meetup at that night. I accepted and met them in Central Park.


Hog's Breath Cafe
First time I know Hog's Breath was from Matt, who used to live in Aussie for years, he said this one is the Aussie's best steak. When it opens outlet in Indonesia, this one must be the one restaurant I should try. Established in July 1989 in North Queensland, with concept of serving the customers the unique dining experience with diverse menu. With casual dining concept and its speciality in Prime Rib Steak as signature dish, now Hog's Breath are available in over 80 outlets operating in Australia and overseas.


Welcome to Hog's Breath.

"The best a steak can get".

The saloon.

I can found a different ambience nowhere but here.

Some random details I captured inside.

So many rustic things you can see inside Hog's Breath.

Love the display.

I love the wall so much, so beautiful at night.


The foods
Met Chef Anto, the executive chef of Hog's Breath Cafe Indonesia, he's the one in charge of keeping Hog's Breath taste authenticity. He accompanied us when we were in Hog's Breath, and talked to him much, Chef Anto helped us nicely to choose the recommended menu and even delivered us the foods by himself.


Chef Anto.

So, how about start tasting the foods?

Here we go.



Smoked Pork BBQ Ribs (Half Rack - Rp 178.000)
I remembered that I once had an experience of eating BBQ ribs in other restaurant on my friend's birthday, and found the meat was hardly cut to separate it from the bones. Me and other friends even had no idea what my friend ordered for us as he was the host and we as the attendees just ate all foods he ordered by himself, that was kinda frustating for us to enjoy a portion of ribs.

But.... this BBQ Ribs just made me forgot about the previous situation I told you. The meat was tender, juicy, we proofed what Chef Anto said about the speciality of Hog's Breath's ribs, it was so easy to cut the meat from the bones, I love that so much! That was the most exciting part for me and Ci' Wibi, as we whispered each other this one was very scrumptious.

Anyway, you can get your full rack portion for Rp 298.000.


Those scrumptious ribs..... *slurp*


Key Lime Cheese Cake (Rp 55.000)
Not an ordinary cheese cake, the lime is added into this cake. The lime taste little bit overpowers the cheese itself, suits for you who doesn't like too sweet cake. Served with ice cream.



Okay, photo!


Now, change the angle.


Missisipi Mud Cake (Rp 69.000)
For once in my life, I saw my childhood dream cake. A chocolate cake, doused with chocolate and surrounded by liquid chocolate in plate. Nothing too special with the liquid chocolate for me. About the cake, it tasted like brownies, had perfect moist level, and was perfect to be eaten with ice cream.



Chocolate! :D


Conclusion
It has nice ambience (especially at the night), nice hospitality, and the price worths for the foods (depends on my dinner experience). For sure I will visit Hog's Breath again someday to try its famous signature Prime Rib Steak which slow cooked for 18 hours in special oven. Anyone wanna join me? :9


Anyway, they're having a promo like mentioned on thsi picture.



Thank you Hog's for serving us the best hogspitality!
The last but not the least, thank you dear Ci' Wibi and Ko' Dandy for asking me joined them at that night. And also meet Alfa, Ko Dandy's friend (and Viona from OpenRice Indonesia, but she had already gone before we finished the dinner). It was so nice to meet you all at that night.


Thank you so much guys. :)
L-R : Me, Ci' Wibi, Alfa, Ko' Dandy.



Hog's Breath Cafe : Saloon & Grill
Central Park Mall
Tribeca Park, UG floor
Jl. Letjen S. Parman Kav 28
Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta

T : +62 21 29200 114 / +62 21 5698 5336
Hours: Mon - Sun 10.00 - 24.00

Wi-fi : YES
Credit Card : YES
Price Range: Rp 300.000 for two
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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Ellexito Eatery & Pasty Kemang

This event should have been epic since we, the Zomato foodies, in LINE chat group arranged an epic foodie meetup. Arranged this as the chat group is always active everyday (just leave the phone for 1 hour and you'll see about 300++ chat notification in the group LOL) but many of us even haven't seen each other. But many of us cancelled to come at the day, so it wasn't epic like we expected. :')


Let's start the beginning story...
I was so grateful it was held in November 22th, as another option was November 29th and I can't attend any lunch meetup since I have classes in Saturday *meh, it's so lazy you know, the classes in Saturday starts in 7 AM and ends in 3 PM*. Except for 22th, that was the last day of my mid-test and it ended in the morning.

So, I went with Marchella. We just met at that time, she is a very nice person, and I didn't even believe she had graduated from university when I saw her face LOL. As the other two reviewers at last couldn't join to go together at start point, only three of us (me, Marchella, and her sister, Levie) went to Kemang together.


Ellexito Eatery & Pastry
To go to Ellexito easily, just find McDonald Kemang, turn to McDonald Kemang's way and turn right at the first way. We used 3 mobile phones as GPS but all of the phones couldn't find the GPS signal, so we had to read the map manually, and ended in dead-end alley, so we felt so hard at the first time to find the venue *phew*.

Luckily, when we turned our way to the right one, we easily found Ellexito on the left side.


Welcome to Ellexito.

The unique typography on the glass door.

Wall with white bricks.


Behind-the-scene place.

Some pictures hanging on the wall.

Ah, really agree with this typography!

The cakes displayed.

Go to second storey, more spacious than the first storey.

Western and minimalist decorated with black as dominant color.


Met Stella Mariss, the owner, she introduced us about the recommended menu of Ellexito. The restaurant held its soft opening on June 15th, 2014. Ellexito's main concept is serving you fusion food between Western, especially Italian, and Pan-Indonesian. So it's like combining pastas with seasonings and spiciness like in Indonesian traditional food, and the desserts served are French pastry style which adapted to suit the local taste.


So, how about start the review?


The foods
Let's start the first term of tasting the foods!


Will start the review with the bird-eye angle shot.

Hmm.. wait, how about changing the angle? Looks more pretty.


Lemongrass Lime Mayo Spaghetti (Rp 48.000)
Served with mayo sauce and grilled chicken steak on top. Actually I didn't taste this one, while taking photos of food one by one, this one had gone while I finished LOL. But the ones that had chance to try this one said this one is pretty good.


Lemongrass Lime Mayo Spaghetti. (Rp 48.000)


Carbonara Fettucine (Rp 45.000)
Okay, same incident with Lemongrass Lime Mayo Spaghetti, this one had gone too while I finished taking photos there *tears*. But as you can see, this one is served with generous portion of meat, cream, and cheese.


Carbonara Fettucine. (Rp 45.000)

Okay, change the angle. *woot woot*


Green "Woku" Chilli Fettuccine (Rp 48.000)
And Thank God, the incident didn't happen to this one, as this one was mine MUAHAHAH! It's one of the fusion menu of Ellexito, combined Fettuccine with Manadonese chicken woku and Indonesian spicy taste. You can order it with mild / medium / spicy level. Spaghetti was cooked perfect for me, so creamy, nice presentation with nice green color, the meat was generous, and the taste of woku was balanced. This one is the most favorite menu here.


Green "Woku" Chilli Fettuccine. (Rp 48.000)



Cheesy Baked Rice. (Rp 38.000)
Looks so pretty yah! It's butter rice with tuna and melted cheese on top. But I think you can't share it with your friends while looking at its size.



Cheesy Baked Rice. (Rp 38.000)


Ellexito Chicken Steak (Rp 55.000)
Chicken steak with homey creamy sauce, french fries and honey citrus salad. At the first time I saw this I was wow-ed, looking at its size. The meat thickness wasn't thin like I tried in other place, the crispiness level is okay, and nothing's wrong with the taste, but for me the taste wasn't so special. I once saw a chicken steak almost as same as this one on size, but this one is nicer, compared to another one I tried.


Ellexito Chicken Steak (Rp 55.000)


Honey Citrus Salad (Rp 28.000)
Grilled chicken with honey citrus dressing. It looks like more making "grilled chicken" than "salad" as its emphasis, the grilled chicken was so generous. Thanks Chris for sharing.


Honey Citrus Salad. (Rp 28.000)



AND NOW, LET'S TRY....
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New menu from Ellexito! The menu is coming soon in months.

Okay, let's change the angle (again)!



Chicken Balinese Salsa with Garlic Butter Rice (Rp 70.000)
I love the fried rice so much, the taste of garlic was emphasized, its texture was not too dry and too fluffy. The chicken meat was tender and I super loved the spices, like making my tongue salsa-ing. Love love love this one, super recommend you this one when the menu is launching.


Chicken Balinese Salsa with Garlic Butter Rice. (Rp 70.000)


Rendang Beef Steak (Rp 70.000)
Served with onion ring and french fries. Super excited and curious with this one as I quite often eat rendang (FYI, I'm Padang-cuisine restaurateur's daughter, so I can easily order rendang whenever I want LOL!). Not like the real rendang like a block of meat you will see in Padang restaurant, the meat was minched and formed into the big dough when cooked, it could be sliced easily wherever you will cut this. The rendang taste for me wasn't too strong.


Rendang Beef Steak. (Rp 70.000)


Hainamese Spaghetti with Oriental Chicken (Rp 50.000)
Another fusion food, when West meets East! It's like you're eating hainamese rice but substituted with spaghetti. This one was cooked good and came with generous meat portion, as you can see it on picture below.


Hainamese Spaghetti. with Oriental Chicken. (Rp 59.000)


Creamy Spinach Fusili with Grilled Salmon (Rp 70.000)
Unique presentation, the fusili's green color is made from spinach. Nevertheless, the fusili was overcooked, so we prefer the salmon. :)


Creamy Spinach Fusili with Grilled Salmon. (Rp 70.000)


The cakes
My DSLR's battery runned out at that time, forgot to charge it. So I only use my mobile phone's camera, and using photos from another foodies shared in group to complete this section. Without watermark added means I'm not the owner of the photo.


Assorted cakes.


Passion (Rp 42.000)
Flourless chocolate sponge, with dark chocolate crumble, passionfruit gelee, and earl grey tea milk chocolate mousse. Wow, what a pretty cake looking on its presentation and how complicated the compositions are. Love this one as chocolate lover, if it was served chiller would be better.


Passion. (Rp 42.000)


Tiramisu Bar (Rp 35.000)
Love the soft and spongey texture, and the tiramisu was soft. All the foodies there loved this one.


Tiramisu Bar. (Rp 35.000)


Mango Yoghurt Pannacota (Rp 22.000)
Looks tempting from its presentation, but to be honest it didn't fulfill my expectation. The mango taste wasn't too sour but for me, the texture somehow too soft for me, maybe I would like this if it was served more solid.


Mango Yoghurt Pannacota. (Rp 22.000)


Unordinary Strawberry Cheesecake (Rp 35.000)
Consists cheese cream at the top layer, and strawberry cream with pistacchio. The cream was soft, and the sweet and sour were balanced. We made it as our favorite of the day.


Homemade Strawberry Caramel. (Rp 35.000) 


De' Caramelo (Rp 40.000)
Consists vanilla sponge, homemade strawberry caramel jam, caramel jelly dan vanilla mousse. The combination made an unique taste we liked.


De' Caramelo. (Rp 40.000)


Royal (Rp 37.000)
Consists almond dacquoise, crunchy praline, dan dark chocolate mousse. Royal proves itself why it should be named with "Royal". The cake was soft and moist, with light chocolate mousse, which I loved when it melted in my mouth.






Red Velvet (Rp 30.000)
Enjoyed eating the red velvet, it was moist inside. But for me, I wish the cream's taste was stronger and more crumble added.







Thirst enough?
Just ordered some refreshment after eating all of those foods.


Iced Sago Tea (Rp 22.000)
Don't have any idea why this one's named Sago, LOL. It's tea with slices of fruits inside.





Twinnings Tea (Rp 18.000)
Ellexito also serves Twinnings Tea with lot of variation, I prefer having a hot one with my favorite taste, Earl Grey. Served with ladyfinger cake, and you can refill the hot water if you want.


Twinnings Tea - Earl Grey. (Rp 18.000)


Granini Fresh Juice (Rp 16.500)
Only two tastes left when we got these one. Mine was orange, so refreshing and the juice was pulpy.


Strawberry & Orange. 



Conclusion
Overall the foods are nice. You can get nice ambience with creative fusion menus in Kemang Area with affordable price (as the most of all the main menu foods are priced about Rp 40.000 something), and the price really worths in size and taste. I recommend Ellexito Eatery & Pastry as your lunch or dining place if you have never been to there. :)

The last but not the least, thanks to Ms. Stella Mariss and team for the nice hospitality. And here's a selfie with the #ZFoodies : meet Maudy, Shabrina, Stacia, Chacha, Wibi, Marchella, Icha, Hafiz and Astri (minus Chris and Jessy who came back earlier).



Foto kiriman Audrey R. C. Subrata (@arsubrata) pada



Photo courtesy : ZFoodies LINE Group




Ellexito Eatery & Pastry
Jl. Kemang 1 No. 12A
Kemang, South Jakarta

T : +62 21 7179 3081
Hours: Mon - Sun 11.00 - 01.00

Wi-fi : YES
Credit Card : YES
Price Range: Rp 7.000 - Rp 70.000
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