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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Audrey Met Ladyironchef in Jakarta!

Wassup guys? Anyway today isn't the day when I will end my hiatus, as I said before in the last post, but.... I'm super bored and don't wanna touch any of works I'm doing. Basically I MISS BLOGGING SO MUCH since I'm leaving my blog in June for works, so I can't wait to write a post (only) until I will post a new one in the beginning of September, as I planned before.


Well, wanna tell you a story!
Hmmm... I was doing my work in my room all day long, and scrolled my Instagram feed, and saw an Instagram post from @ladyironchef, the famous food, travel and lifestyle blogger from Singapore. I often visit his blog and read his articles. Ehm, yes... "his," Ladyironchef is a man if you don't know this before. :''')



Hello, Jakarta! We are coming by for a party this month! We are really excited about meeting all of you at our upcoming Meet-And-Greet session on 22 August 2015 from 3pm to 5pm at @NomzJakarta (Grand Indonesia) in Jakarta. We will be having 50 readers who are based in Jakarta to join us for this party. For so long now, all of you Indonesian readers have been so supportive towards Ladyironchef, and we cannot be more thankful. And because we’ve made a promise to visit Jakarta, we are going to make that happen. Click on link in profile to find out how you can join us for a fun-filled afternoon with canap├ęs and drinks! See you all on 22 Aug! P.S.: Thank you for the overwhelming response! All the slots have been filled up. The application is now closed. For those who are selected, we will send you an email invitation on 8 Aug.
A photo posted by Brad Lau (@ladyironchef) on




Okay, as a super random person (as usual), I just wrote down an e-mail and sent it to him. To make it short, I got the reply from Brad Lau.


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YES I GOT A GOLDEN TICKET FROM LADYIRONCHEF!!!!!!!
WHAT A DAYYYY!!!!! :D



Super excited!


D-day
I went with my cousin, Elissa, as my +1, since she also follows the articles on Ladyironchef blog. She was from her campus in Karawaci and picked me up, and I calculated that we would be arrived within an hour. There are many options from our house to Grand Indonesia, so I asked her when she was driving, she decided to use the route with highway.

El : Hmmm, I forget, where is the exit highway gate to go to Grand Indo?
Me : Wanna turn on the Google Maps?
El : Ah, it's okay. I remember, the exit is in Kuningan.

Gossiping a lot on our way, and then suddenly she just said....
El : OMG, I passed the exit......
Me : .................

So we turned on the GPS and stuck in the traffic in Tebet, since there was a construction and made a bottle neck there DUH. Super duper bored inside the car, and we were late one hour because of the traffic. *sigh*

Showed my invitation to the Nomz waitress, and welcomed by Melody Yap, Brad's fiancee. She was super friendly! We love her, she directed us to our seats, and said choose our cakes first since we had to be so tired for being trapped in Jakarta's traffic. And not to forget, we were also welcomed by Brad! :)


So, here's the photo diary!
Take a look then.



Finnalyyyy.... *phew*


Woot woot!


A beautiful wooden display box.


Hey, I love that red one.


The photo frames.


Romantic lamps.


Cakes! *drooling*


Finger cakes for us, anyway I love how Nomz put them on a log wood tray.


Wagyu Ssam with Kimchi and Pine Nuts.
Wahlao so tender and juicy, little bit spicy yet fresh!







The lucky 50.


During the cake decorating contest, actually never thought that Brad and Melody were so funny!


*Snap snap*


Meet the chef, Chef Arnold Poernomo! It's been a while I become his fan! Was strucked on him since I
watched MasterChef Indonesia when he became a new jury chef there, and wanna take a picture with him
 since I knew he opened Nomz and often being there. He's too cute to be trueeee, isn't he? :D

Even Elissa that prefered Reynold Poernomo, his brother, just also strucked at the first time she saw
Arnold HAHAHAHA! I told you, kid.













Audrey, Elissa, Brad and Melody.




After going home, my bro just said to me....
Bro : Hey, why you didn't ask me to go out with you lah! So envy you can take a picture with a beautiful girl!!!!! (He means the beautiful girl = Melody LOL!)


Lot of fun that day, thank you for giving us a golden ticket, see you again!





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Monday, July 27, 2015

HEY!

Hey, what did I miss?


Akhirnya sempet nge-post walaupun singkat (masalahnya blog itu kalo bikinnya seharian ngetiknya kagak sebentar, bikin seharian pembacanya cuma baca 5-10 menit kelar LOL), nyaris aja di bulan Juli ini ga ada post terbit, kalo nggak selama hampir 8 taun nge-blog gua ga pernah ada satu bulan pun yang miss gua ga nge-post, walaupun cuma satu biji doang sebulan.

Yah, hari-hari ini makin sibuk, ditambah gua uda mulai naik ke semester 7 dan gua udah mulai harus siap-siap magang. Yah walaupun diri ini makin ga keurus dari bulan-bulan kemaren, tapi puji Tuhan gua lagi dipercayakan beberapa "rejeki". Karena gua sekarang mulai coba belajar ngatur skala prioritas, gua harus nempatin semua yang tadi gua sebutkan dulu untuk dikerjain.

Gua putusin kayaknya untuk hiatus (lagi dan lagi) deh.

Soalnya dari dulu kalo nganggur dikit ngurusinnya blog, jadinya kalo untuk urusan desain agak terlantar mulu jadi ga maksimal. Jadinya kali ini gantian deh, blognya dicampakkan dulu. Dan kayaknya nanti kalo gua muncul lagi di blog gua juga mau "terbitin" satu blog project lama gua yang dari taun 2012 mau dibikin tapi malah lupa + ga sempet jadinya malah ga kesampean.

Gak semuanya gua bisa pegang, dan gua mulai belajar untuk sedikit rela untuk ngelepasin sesuatu yang gua sayang selama hampir 8 taun ini, blog hijauku kamu baik-baik yah... nanti kalo kusempat kau nanti kurombak, sudah 2 taun lebih desainnya sudah tak ganti... *puk puk*


Sampai jumpa di post selanjutnya yah guys,
Ubi

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Open Door Tanjung Duren x Black Garlic Indonesia

Woot, invited to Abraresto Brunch Session in Open Door! So lucky and never thought before to be invited by them since I wasn't too familiar with Abraresto, but here's come the new family in my food adventure journal. So, let's check it out.


Open Door
It's located in pavilion in front of Mediterania 2 Apartment, little bit hiding if you don't pay attention actually. Find the Mediterania 2's gate across Central Park Mall, and you will see the signage. I used to always pass Mediterania 2 every Saturday for swimming with friends but never noticed this pavilion LOL.

Let's drooling inside with meeeee!



The pavilion I mean.

Seeking the door.

Open Sesame? It's Open Door!

The outdoor section.

The bar inside.

So rare to see a building with V-corner.

The bottles are always interesting to be photographed.

Yeah... I know that's the bar anyway, no direction needed.

Favorite spot to sit.

Cute displays.

Nice sofas.

Details.



The brunches
Here comes the brunch!!! There were 5 menus to serve at that day.



Beef Popcorn Chicken. (Rp 38.000)Snack finger for everyone, at the first time I thought it was fried squid as it was cut like at the picture, but in fact it was chicken LOL. Juicy and well seasoned, but it would be perfect if you eat this one with chilli sauce in my opinion, depending on your taste palate. :P



Beef Popcorn Chicken. (Rp 38.000)



Crispy Baby Calamari (Rp 40.000)
The little bite size calamari comes in exotic spices! So crispy, and in my opinion no need to eat this one with chilli sauce anymore. Pick this one as many as you can, only a little bit portion is never enough. :)


Crispy Baby Calamari. (Rp 40.000)


Sausage and Egg Skillet (Rp 68.000)An unique menu by Open Door, it's a sausage and egg with corn and cherry tomato with tomato gravy served with toasts. Well, you see the gravy is so red, but don't worry, this one is not as sour as you think, worth to try.


Sausage and Egg Skillet. (Rp 68.000)



Vietnamese Chicken Chop. (Rp 60.000)
MY FAVORITE!!!! The first time I saw this didn't expected too much, I thought it just an ordinary rice with ordinary chicken meat. But this one is so delicious, the meat is juicy, tender, and well seasoned inside and outside with Vietnamese seasoning. For me, the seasoning is somehow kinda similar with red chicken feet you see in dimsum restaurant, and little bit sweet like red charsiu (ey but this one is the halal one lah haha this one is chicken).



Vietnamese Chicken Chop. (Rp 60.000)


Kalbi Kimchi Burger (Rp 60.000)
When eastern meets western, have you ever imagined to eat burger without patty? Eat this one, new sensation to eat burger since the patty is substituted with Korean marinated beef and kimchi, the tradition fermented vegetable Korean side dish. The taste comes from kimchi is pretty sour, but the kalbi is undeniable, and it is perfect to eat since it is topped with half-done sunny side up. If you are adventurous person in seeking the unique taste of foods, try this!



Kalbi Kimchi Burger. (Rp 60.000)


Banana Pops
Dessert of the day, comes in mini size and three variants : popcorn, cheese, and nuts.


Barnana Pops.


Beverages
Had to pick one of two beverages, I chose Mango Tea. So refreshing, not too sweet and the mango taste infused perfectly in tea, and after that you can also eat the pieces of mango too.



Refreshing beverages! I like Open Door's Mango Tea.


Cooking with Black Garlic
Black garlic? A black colored garlic? No it's not, it's a "magic box" for those of you who wants to cook but can't cook and don't know what to buy to prepare a food. I mean, Black Garlic is literally a box, includes three recipes to serve. The big box contains ingredients to cook and the recipe to guide you cook them.

WHOA! Never thought before that someone will make this thing lah, since I am also a too lazy person to buy everything to cook, even to think what to cook anyway MWAHAHA I just love eating, but not cooking *not a good wife-to-be yah, sigh who cares*. Made by culinary expert William Wongso, this invention is really helpful I think, just read the guide to put this and that and ta-raaa you've done a recipe for 4 persons. One box contains 3 recipes anyway.



Claudia of Abraresto + Billy Oscar, opened the cooking competition session.

Anyway, the kitchen utensils by Oxone we used were so nice and colorful, craving those!

Would cook "Orange Chicken" recipe by Black Garlic.
So here were the ingredients, so practice!

Ready to cook?

Dion was the person who did most of the steps HAHA he'll be a good husband anyway guys!


Tasting time.

The result : LOSE! HAHAHAHA!


Ey.. time for closing the post!
Well here's some note from me :

  • Recommended one : Vietnamese Chicken Chop.
  • First time come to Open Door, couldn't use my DSLR to capture anything, but you may use it if you're eating in outdoor section.
  • A place with nice interior! 


It was so fun, my first cooking competition, ehm.. although Dion was the person in charge in my group HAHA. Thank you Abraresto for the invitation, can't wait to join the next brunch. Actually wanna put the video of the brunch session from Abraresto but my face there when I was interviewed was....... too sleepy face, and toooo round, so I cancelled to put the video HAHAHAHAH. Catch ya later in the next post.



Photo credit : Elissa + Abraresto




Open Door
Apartemen Royal Garden, Ground Floor
Jl. Letjen S. Parman
Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta 

Hours: Mon-Thur 15.00-02.00 /
Fri-Sun 15.00-03.00

Wi-fi : YES
Credit Card : YES
Price Range: Rp 200.000 for two
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