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I have always miss Indonesian food, especially on their street style. When I was there often few years back, there are a few things I will always eat, their sate, roti bakar and a few more. Guess what? Recently I found a place that sell one of my favorite savory originate from there known as Martabak Manis or Terang Bulan pancakes at Waroeng Oma.

Yap, you can say it is something similiar to our local market Ban Chang Kuih where you can find it in pasar malam or Pasar Pagi. The only big difference is the ingredient they use.

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Operate by 2 young lads, one of the owner of The MBI Martabak Manis actually originated from Jawa Indonesia and to make it better, they operate this little stall in this restaurant that also sells authentic Indonesian food which I will be blogging next.

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Pricing for the Martabak Manis is very reasonable as they are huge in size and the ingredient they added in is very generous. Martabak Manis comes in 2 version one which is Original – means the thicker version and Tipker means the thinner or you if you love crispy then go for Tipker.

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All of this are prepare fresh upon order. It takes very fast for them to prepare one as, it takes a few minutes for them to get 1 piece ready for you.

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My all time favourite order would be .. . . .  when the base is form till the side is crispy, then first layer they spread with butter .. .

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 Follow by Cheeze ..

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 Follow by Chocolate Rice and peanut. .

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 Lastly, added on condense milk ..

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 Then my they cut it and you can hear the cracking sound of the edge. . .

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This is my order, Original Martabak Manis Special @ RM 10. Rich in ingredient and very aromatic compare to our local stall. Just exactly like what they offer in streets of Indonesia. It might look sinful at first but after first bite, you will continue eating till its gone. Pretty addictive. Of course cant compare in price as its way too different. Cheeze that they use, taste nice and fragrant as event though they using Kraft and its imported all the way from Indonesia, as the owner find it our local one is more mild.

This portion I would say its pretty huge and best to share at least with 2 people.

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 Next order is Original Cheeze with Milk @ RM 8.50

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After getting our thick version then we hope onto their Tipker version which is done like paper thin and the pieces that they cut all crack . This is best to eat it while its hot and not advisable to make it take away as it turn soggy very fast. Unless you go something of the ingredient that doesnt have wet base like peanut and chocolate rice, it might last a bit longer.

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Our next order is Tipker Pisang Special (Tipker Banana special) @ RM 11 filled with, chocolate rice, cheeze, condense milk, peanut and banana. The whole plate was gone in seconds and order another same portion again. It is so crispy and fragrant that make all of us hard to resist.

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Then last order we go for our favourite style which is filled with corn and peanut only. Never disappoint as the way they do the skin is already good.

If you are hunting for nice/ authentic Indonesian snacks and food, this shop surely can cure your cravings and it has now falls to one of my highly recommended place to hunt for.

Location:
M.B.I @ Waroeng Oma
No.42-1,Jln PJS8/2,
Sunway Mentari Plaza.46150 Selangor
Bandar Sunway
(few doors away from McD)

Bunisess hour 1.00PM – 10.00PM
Tel No: +6 03 – 5637 7255

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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

crystal jade (10) It is not spicy as I thought so, filled with peanut and sesame taste that the soup is quite thick. Noodle is just nice. .

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

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Bandung is like consider a shopping paradise where we can purchase alot of goods from. Most of the factory outlet there are filled with some genuine, some rejects and some fakes outlets. Of course it depends on your budget and the area that you are heading to. Bandung have 3 districts that are famous for shopping. As the place I am staying is called Dago, an area which is only 5 minutes walk out to this great factory outlet shopping district.

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In the streets of Dago, located at downtown area is where this factory outlet are located. The first factory outlet that I went, Glamour already cost me 60% of my budget alocated for shopping. The clothing materil is good, the brand that I love Nudie Jeans which is a famous brand in Australia, is available in this outlet too, took us about 2 hours in this shop as its huge in there. Besides that, can get Polo, Paul Smith, Hugoboss, Ed Hardy, and many more at a cheap price, ranging from ID 45 000 – ID 500,000, which means as cheap from RM20-RM300.

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The whole streets have about 20 outlets here, so be prepare to get heavy damage here, do prepare alot of cash when you do come here, major credit cards are accepted too.

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In this area also do have Indonesia local designer too, which is about 15 minutes walk from here.

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Next destination we went for shopping was highly recommended by my friend is Setiabudi area that is filled with alot of branded factory outlet and one of the famous one in the area that shall not miss is ‘Ruman Mode’ which host alot of international branded brands with some of them are rejects.

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Its more like a open concept area and it might look nobody outside but inside the factory outlet, its filled with LOTS of people. They have cafe and Javanese coffee is available here too, besides this the first shop we went in sell LV, Gucci bags with very reasonable price.

This is the 2nd area that I got totally broke for my first day of shopping. Just took me half a day to spend all my money.

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The outlet is located at the streets of  41 Jalan. Dr. Setiabudi. All taxi driver SURE know this place.

I love travelling and one of the place I travel quite often few years back was Indonesia, then did stay there for about a month too till I ask my friends to bring me around the whole city and went for food hunting. Since then, its hard to find nice Indonesian food except Ayem Penyet which is one of my favorite that I find it similar to their local taste.  IR 1968 Indochine Restaurant and Bar.

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Not until last week, a dinner was organise here by Lisa and Henry at Terrance Hock Choon that a newly build up area that operate not that long located at Jalan Ampang, which is a conversion of an old building to a few combination of restaurant that serve fine dining with a classic old building that provide a perfect ambiance to host a romantic dinner, corporate function or even events.

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A few restaurant is in this place and what I have been told by my friend that the Japanese Restaurant Fukuharu serve pretty unique menu for the night, as the menu is a board with a limited choices (served fresh ingredient for the day) with chef’s special.

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IR stands for Indonesian Restaurant which I got to know that is one of a famous restaurant that visited by many celebrities in Hong Kong and recently had branches a new outlet in Kuala Lumpur.

Through its great history that the restaurant had been founded as early as 1968 by Hudson’s grandfather operating their first outlet in Hong Kong then operate by his dad and now himself, the cuisine is serve with a hint of Chinese mix Indonesian as they are originally from Indonesia and operate in Hong Kong that the taste changes to suit local taste bud.

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Let’s head up to the restaurant for a peek before dining.  . . It was decorated with a very romantic feel at the ground floor with pale white near transparent curtain hanging around the stair ways and candle light lit all the way up to the restaurant.

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I love how the restaurant is decorated by painting black on the walls and ceiling, modern Chinese lantern is place up, filled with ashes wooden chairs and tables.

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Lovely couples can be seated seated here, with the place is decorated perfectly with candles, laterns and dim oval, lights placed in between.

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A bar that ready to cater all your thirst.

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Wine range is quite unique.

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Decorative item in the restaurant is quite unique too,with animal head in bronsze/

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This gives me the memory of a cartoon that you ask for future and past that what is going to happen.

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You can be seated outside if you like and for smokers, its quite a comfortable area to go after~

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night view~

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To all the world cup fans out there, they also do have big projection screen to play some of the live mathes.

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If you are a corporate functions, they can arrange the whole list of menu and setting for you.

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A very comfortable ambience to be in while dining and catching up with friends~

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They used classic traddional china style porcelain . .  wish I can steal one back….:)

Okay, been eating around till best friend from Indonesia came over and decided to go to Genting, they are heading to visit Uncle Lim to try out their luck and for me is just a simple tour guide cum driver. It had been a while since last visited year with great past memory.

As night proceeding yet till they had gamble till hungry and introduce me to this food court at First World very next to the Cinema area whereby heading towards out to the outdoor theme park.

Do not know what to eat yet being very virgin in that area, so observe and survey around what do most of the people eat and turns out to be ‘BaK Kut Teh’ from this stall. Then I also decided to join the crowd. Did not know that after joining the crowd and making payment had make me tweet on it.

A very simple ‘Bak Kut Teh’ perfect to salivate in such a cold weather. Like the taste of soup base with a bit of Chinese herb yet the portion is just nice a piece of everything except the smaller things like mushroom.
Never did I notice that with their great marketing strategy that did not put up the price at their stall, had make them one of the busiest stall in the area yet I would consider one of the most expensive too. My meal cost me RM30 for such a set that include a bottle of mineral water, yau char guai, rice and the bak kut teh. This would be my first and last most expensive bak kut teh experience in Genting.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6/10, Not bad lah!!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
First World Hotel
(nearby Cinema area towards exit entrance to outdoor theme park)
*Non-Halal

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