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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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Sunday, May 31, 2015

New Branch : Crematology Coffee Roasters PX Pavilion Puri

Puri Indah is now emerging as the new it-spot for spending times since this area has new established malls, and the culinary spots are popping in Puri. Looking up at PX Pavilion's then-empty space which now is liven up by the power of a cup of coffee, the famous Crematology Coffee opens its new branch in PX Pavilion.

I love how the interior looked like : big window, black and white colors, cement floor, and woods everywhere. High ceiling and local hipster furniture from Nagarey makes Crematology looks sexier to be photographed. Enjoying my Almond Latte there was relaxing, since it wasn't packed inside and it was spacious. Well, it would be perfect if Jack Johnson's songs were played, perhaps.

I guess I know where to go when I wanna have some me-time. :)
Too lazy to review up tonight, so here's the photo diary.




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P. S. : They're having buy 1 get 1 promotion for they espresso-based beverages. ;)




Crematology Coffee Roasters
PX Pavilion
Jl. Puri Indah Boulevard Blok U1
Puri Indah, West Jakarta

Hours: Mon-Sun 10.00 -22.00

Wi-fi : YES
Credit Card : YES
Price Range: Rp 200.000 for two
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Friday, May 29, 2015

Spotted! : Mansion Barbershop + Deer Brown Coffee Taman Ratu

I can't stand seeing my bro's hair. -___-





Yeah, he's too lazy to go to barbershop everytime his hair on backside has already touched his collar. I see all of my boyfriend boy friends now have cut their hair into any trending hairstyle, whatever, call it : undercut, classic style, or the unique top knot (I've already seen two people with this hairstyle, cool!) and using pomade for the always wet and sleek look. Woo-hoo, as a girl, I like the trending hairstyles of 2015. I like seeing boys with neat casual outfits and nice hairstyles. *wink*

As a good sister, I told him to trim his soft and long hair, and accompany him to cut his hair into any trending hairstyle nowadays.

You're not wrong for reading the last word, I accompany him to barbershop.
Maybe you're thinking now, "What a girl would do in a barbershop? Just waiting and do nothing?"



Maybe, unless you know this place.



Mansion Yard
The name is Mansion Yard, I call it "The Gentlemen Shop" where gentlemen can get their new haircut and drink coffee at the same place. Located near the famous Koultura Coffee, Mansion Yard is located next to Star Wash Car Wash and across Bakmi Alok. It's a quite small place one story building, but looks cool from outside. The room inside is divided into two sections : barbershop (named "Mansion Barbershop" at the front, and cafe (Mansion's little brother, named "Deerbrown Coffee") at the rear.



Mansion Yard.


View from the place where I sat.


The barbershop.


The corner.


The most favorite spot to take some pictures.


Tee-hee, the spinning lamp cap.
Are you wondering why the cap is spinning, well... it's blown by the aircon LOL.



Snack time!
Little bit chit chat, snacking and taking pictures with my bro HAHAHAHA what a rare bro-sist moment we had! We ordered Lava Cake (Rp 22.000), little bit small but loved the taste, it would be great if they added a scoop of vanilla ice cream, perfect for the sunny day we had. For drinks we ordered the refreshing Cute Taro Latte and Famous Green Tea Latte (both priced : Regular - Rp 28.000 / Large - Rp 30.000).



Lava Cake. (Rp 22.000)


Deerbrown Coffee provides drinks (coffee and non-coffee) with price range Rp 19.000 - Rp 33.000, and snacks like churros and cakes Rp 11.000 -Rp 38.000.



Cute Taro Latte (Rp 28.000) + Famous Green Tea Latte (Rp 28.000)


Cut the hair!
Woo-hoo let's go to the main story of this post! So, Mansion Barbershop has the packages like : traditional shaving, hair coloring, half body massage, and hair wash. And for haircut they have 4 different packages :

  • CEO Cut : haircut, hairwash, long massage 5 minutes, hot towel, shoes shining, free pomade.
  • Manager Cut : haircut, hairwash, short massage 2 minutes, hot towel, free pomade.
  • Staff Cut : hair cut, free pomade
  • Kids Cut : hair cut, free pomade (for less than 12 years old)



Barbershop section.


My bro chose "Manager Cut" priced Rp 60.000. Look at his hair, long and puffy.


Started shaving.


Cut cut and cut.


Hair cutting kit.


Spray spray.


Took some random picture while waiting le bro.


I love their multi-function table! For washing my bro's hair, just turn 180 degrees, set the
chair, and wash the hair on the table.


Finally, my bro's hair was done!


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The result :
(MENDADAK) GANTENG.

Well, me and bro don't have any similarity on our faces.



Conclusion

  • Yeah, first time I saw their Instagram, I thought this place was just only for the boys, but I can have any snack time here.
  • The cafe's price is affordable and worth it, so happy to find place to enjoy flavored latte for only Rp 20.000-ish, the taste were good tho. :p
  • I wish the churros was available at our visit, they said the snack would be available about a week after our visit.
  • Hmm, I'm not the one that got my hair done by the barber, so I would tell my bro's opinion. My bro didn't have any idea what hairstyle would suit him, and the barber was really helpful, he was satisfied with the service. 



Self portrait here, don't say I'm fatter, it's my sweater. -__-


I could sit to wait and see how my bro's hair was being cut with sipping coffee and freely took cool pictures, saw his first popular hairstyle in 2015 was done by Mansion. In the end, my bro looks more rapi dan ganteng HAHAHAH, thanks Mansion!



Good coffee, great haircut!





Mansion Yard
Jl. Suryawijaya No. 8
Taman Ratu, West Jakarta

Hours: Mon-Sun 10.00 -22.00
T : +62 882 1056 0992

Wi-fi : YES
Credit Card : YES
Price Range: Rp 100.000 for two /
starts from Rp 40.000 for haircut
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