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Jet Ski Cafe at Pantai Mutiara in North Jakarta is one of a cafe that located in a prime residential area. The cafe is also well known among local cafe hoppers as it sits right next to the sea. While you are enjoying your conversation with your friends and also get to enjoy a nice sea breeze along with nice view into the city. Sunset here is pretty good view too.

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Gathering with my Indonesians friends as this is way back in the 2012

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The rich Indonesian house.

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Location:
Jetski Cafe
Pantai Mutiara Blok R No. 57
Pluit Jakarta Utara
021-6683318

One of my favourite place that I used to hang out in Jakarta when I was based there quite a while is Menteng. Supper spot there is like those few particular place that must drop by or my friend often feed me along as they know I just love their food.

Menteng is slightly off from Jakarta City it self, not too far yet is about 15 minutes away only for night drive. If you are talking about day time traffic easily 30-45 minutes?

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Menteng street food or hawker center is rather famous to the locals yet slightly commercialize too as its located not too far from the city and offer variety of local hawker food that I love. Its actually one of my favourite hawker area for night spot in Jakarta

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Of course while you are seating in this busy hawker center, please beware on your personal belongings. . .

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Variety of local food you can hunt for as I always eat those usuals. ..

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Their local hawker food with cute little cart all stack by side by side and people here are very harmony, as they help each other in their business and lend a helping hand to serve and order.

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My bakso soup.

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If you want some challenge in your food, add in their super spicy chili sauce as only a 2 spoon full is enough to make me drench in sweat.

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Nasi Goreng Gila – (direct translation – Crazy Fried Rice) as they have lots of ingredient, whereby it means, what ever ingredient they have on their cart, they just cook everything along in it. One of my favourite too. RP7000 – RM 2.30

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Then my sate that I will not miss which is totally different from Malaysia version especially with the seasoning and the gravy that added on.

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Sate Kicap (Soy Sate)  is usually my favourite and add on with their local sambal. slightly sweet as on their soy sauce, thick in gravy with their own mixture and sambal kicks the flavour up on spicy side. I usually order in mutton.

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My all time favourite is roti bakar with cheeze and chocolate rice. Just awesome as some of you might find it sweet, yet this is one of the best toast I come accross, heavy for supper? NOpe as you will fall in love with it.

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You will have a street band playing for you, as they go around tables. You can just tip them any amount you wish.

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If you do get a chance to visit Jakarta, Drop by this hakwer center

Location:

Jalan HOS Cokroaminoto No.79
Menteng
10310 DKI JAKARTA
INDONESIA

Operating hours: 8pm onwards

(the hawker center is next to Hotel Formula 1)

Continuing my food hunt in Jakarta that my friend bring me along to a few nice places. One of it is this Paulaner Bräuhaus that I have heard my Indonesia friends talk about it alot last round and here am I, hunting for this place. It is located next to Grand Indonesia, right below Hotel Indonesia Kempinski.

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Night landscape of the hotel is very nice with multi colored Led lighting around that  building that constantly changing colors. This are the main entrance to the restaurant.

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For those of you who loves German food, this outlet certainly will impress you as it had emerge as Jakarta’s most popular German restaurant and micro-brewery for both visitors and locals.

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As I step into the outlet, I am blown away as it looks like a classic mini beer factory and my friend told me that, it used to be a beer brewery that serve fresh beer to customers and due to some issue, it is no longer producing here.

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Interior here are just so nice, that makes it a perfect place for friends and family to hang out.

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This is what I mean that it used to be mini brewery with all the necessary tools are being install.

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They have live band performing on weekends like Friday and Saturday.

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Asparagus Soup @ RP65,000 is some how a bit tasteless.

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Sausage Pork @ RP 90,000

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Sausage pork is grill to perfection by maintaining its juiciness and its soft. Potato salad with pork ham if I am not mistaken that make it not too creamy and just to my liking.

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In Indonesia, every one just love their food to be spicy and Heinz come out with Sambal Pedas.

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Order the classic Paulaner and Mango flavour Paulaner beer. Girls would love the mango flavor beer as it have sweet after taste.

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most of the staff here wore classic German clothing as I have seen in many of German restaurant.

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This is another entrance to the restaurant or I would say the back way from the mall or hotel.

Overall, this place is certainly a great place to hang out and it is constantly full or pack with crowd over the weekend.

Location:
Paulaner Bräuhaus Jakarta
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski
Jakarta, Jl. MH Thamrin No.1,
10310 Jakarta
INDONESIA

Tel.: +62 21 2358 3871

E-Mail: [email protected]

Opening Hours
Monday-Thursay: 11.30am – 0.30am
Friday/Saturday: 11.30am – 01.30am
Sunday: 11.30am – 0.30am

Right after the meal at Crystal Jade (click here), we went for a stroll and 30 minutes after that, my friend told me must try one of the stalls in the Food Court – Mie Tarik Laiker. I told her I am still very full from heavy late lunch just now. She insist that I must try then I was like okay . ..

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Went up to the top floor and I am certainly impress with the design of the food court in Grand Indonesia.

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Huge seating and dining area. .

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Like the whole interior design for the food court that build up with any woods.

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Event the stalls. .

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This is the stall that my friend insist me to try on, Mie Tarik.

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Another set of ramen and I rate this as Indonesian Ramen. . 😀

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Here are a few sauces for you to add onto the noodle as I see many people take Chili Oil, dark soy sauce and vinegar if not mistaken.

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Here is my Mie Tarik that the noodle is springy and I order mine Mie Tarik Pedas and its surely very spicy, top with mince meat. Gravy is very nice not too thick that goes well with the noodle. Worth to try to those who visit this mall . . Recommended~

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Another type of seating area. . .

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As it heads towards off office hours, which is rush hour, and I notice my friend keep staring at the road I thought why, she saw a ghost? Only realise that she is curious why there are people waving to cars to hop on a ride not taxi. Then I explain to her that, during peak hours, on the highway there must be at least 2-3 passenger in the car, if not, police notice they will be fine! Therefore these people on the road side can be hired. Ask them to hop onto your car to fill up the quota then pay them xx amount of money (market price) then just drop them off any of the location.

Then worried that wont they be rob? Certainly no as they are looking for money to feed themselves or family. Certainly wont go till rob or there are cases that we are unaware.

Location:
Food Court @ Grand Indonesia

I have been to Jakarta couple of times back in many years ago till this year I revisit the country as my friends wedding took place. I remembered that, Grand Indonesia had open not long ago at that time and my friend took me to this restaurant Crystal Jade which she loves it alot that located on the ground floor of its mall that was so pack with people and queuing up to go in few years back.

crystal jade (1) Since I am here again, decided to drop by at the restaurant again to have late lunch, reach here about 2.30pm on weekdays could have guess it that we no need to queue to get into the restaurant.  By the restaurant name itself, already known that its famous for Xiau  Long Bao and also La Mien. crystal jade (2)

Open Concept kitchen

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Price are very reasonable in terms of dining in restaurant here. .

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Of course Xiao Long Bao is a must in this restaurant. . . RP 25,000

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Skin are quite thin and carefully wrap with the soup in there is just sweet. .

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Sichuan Lamian @ RP 40,000

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Overall, the food here is not bad but definitely better taste compare to the one in KL. Just wonder why.

Location:
Crystal Jade La Mian xiao Long Bao
Grand Indonesia, West Mall LG Fl Unit 1
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta

Phone: (021) 2358-0748

Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 21:30
Sunday & Public Holiday 09:30 – 21:30

AS I was in Jakarta, I miss my friends there, and some of them arrange to meet at this new neighbourhood bar Hops & Malts as I Google it and some Indonesia bloggers do blog about this place as I quite worried that not many searchers will appear. Apparently this bar is also quite well known for their food as I did not try it out. Was here for a drink and chill with my friends here.

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Located in the new development around the area in Ruko Garden House, North Jakarta, smack with alot of F&B units and this is one of my friends, Ryard favorite hang out place. I also do observe that there are many young Indonesians hang out around here also.

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Love the ambiance of the bar which is simple with red brick wall design by playing R&B and house as background music at that time.

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simple casual seating area. .Casual also they do have games such as Beer Pong, Beer Dart and Beer Roulette for you to play along with your friends.

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and outdoor too as it was pretty empty on weekdays and I was about to leave it was full . .

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Price of the food are pretty reasonable ..

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So try out their local beer Anker – A deep golden pilsner with creamy foaming head, strong flavor, delicious well balanced bitter taste and full body, something like Tiger crossover with Carlsberg. In my own opinion. Kekeke .. (forgot to tale the bottle)

They have another funny name for the beer is called Kuda Putih (White Horse) and my friend do not like it so did not order.

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This is one hell of a great fries with bacon and bbq sauce top with some cheeze dressing on top and goes perfectly well with our beers.

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Its a nice small little neigbourhood bar to pop by after work or hang out with friends. Had a great time there by meeting some my friends there. It was a busy day for me as non stop meeting friends there. 😀

Location:
Hops & Malt
Ruko Garden House Blok B17-18 A
Pantai Indah Kapuk
North Jakarta
Ph. +6221 29033210

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