One of the things I’ll miss in Jakarta is my favorite fast food burger, the Mozza Burger from A&W. Whenever I need a quick bite to eat (so not a chillax Jakartan!) and there is an A&W around, I always order the same thing. The Mozza Burger Meal with curly fries and root beer. Find out why after the jump!Read More
One of our good ol’ faithfuls in Manila is a small restaurant in the basement of the Rockwell Powerplant Mall. The food is consistently good, the service fast and the prices quite reasonable. We always order the same dishes whenever we go. Pictures after the jump!Read More
Another Jakarta favorite of ours is Chung Gi Wa Korean BBQ restaurant. The ingredients are fresh and the quality of the food is amazing, especially for the price. This is also great for pork-lovers like us, because the pork meat is way cheaper than beef! It’s great to eat here in a group, because its comes out cheap, even if you order beers. Ask the waitresses for what they recommend and they can help you out! The best thing is the staff cook the meat for you on your table. Service is fast and efficient. Reservation is a must, because this affordable place is always full. Also get ready to smell like BBQ after! Photos after the jump!Read More
TD is a man of few things. He likes his electronics, but like most men, he doesn’t really do knick-knacks. However he did want his own remembrance of Jakarta. We found this antique gun in Kemang Timur in a shop called Rambuata (I pass by it on the way to (and near) Koncept Kemang and Lio Gallery. It’s a very small shop with furniture piled up, out front.
Another good ol’ faithful for us when we are craving for seafood is Pandan Seafood Restaurant. It’s not super cheap, but not that expensive either and the food is always good, and we tend to eat a lot of rice when we are here hehe. I like the interiors as well.Read More
We just had the last of our Drink-Our-Booze Parties last Saturday. It wast not only the perfect way to clear our liquor and say good-bye with a bang to our friends, but it was also a perfect way to clear the pantry. I really shouldn’t be cooking any more but there is still so much food so I did what I could with what I already had available. I made paella (using chorizo from Spain from my MIL), wild mushroom pasta using white truffle oil from Truffles & More Philippines, mangga’t bagoong to finish the Barrio Fiesta Bagoong we had (Thanks Bea!) and Parmesan Twists to finish of the puff pastry that I had in the freezer. Recipe after the jump!Read More
Whenever I am in the Philippines, I never fail to go to my dentist and aesthetician Dr. Laura of Affinity Dental Clinic. I’ve worked hard to maintain my teeth and gum health over the years. I’ve even had braces twice (the first one was to straighten teeth) and the second one was to avoid risky surgery, that could possibly damage some nerves in my jaws. I am the type of person with teeth that chip and get tooth decay easily so I have to be vigilant, and always have to get cleaning and fillings. TD is lucky though, he never never gets fillings.Read More
If you’ve been following my Facebook Page and/or my Instagram, you might have noticed a lot of a) shopping for on boots/practical footwear on sale and b) tons of packing. I’ve also done some Pinning of useful info that we might need when we get to post. Yes we are getting cross-posted to another country! I’ve announced it on Instagram, but I realised I never really announced it officially on my blog! So here it is!Read More
I’ve written about Ramen Sanpachi or Ramen 38′s original location in Blok M which serves pork. We wanted to try their halal counterparts in the mall to see if it would be as yummy. This is a cheap eat in the mall, that is a better alternative to fast food burgers.Read More
I am busy organizing and decluttering, not just my home but also my computer files, when I stumbled upon some of last years photos of Manila. I am really missing Manila so this is my way of coping… by writing about the stuff that I miss! One of the places we like in Greenbelt (and there are so many!) is Mr. Jones Diner. It’s a fabulous retro diner with gorgeous interiors, fab retro details and yummy food. I’d recommend eating the diner food since it seems so apt.Read More
We finally made it to PAWDAY 2013, which is organized by Jakarta Animal Aid Network or JAAN every year to raise funds for JAAN’s animal aid activities. We dropped by at the tail end because DiploDog is not really socialized yet and we were also tired from Part 1 of our Drink-Our-Booze party the night before. We came at the perfect time, there were still some dogs, but not too much to overwhelm DiploDog. Pictures of the beautiful park and super cute dogs that we saw after the jump!Read More
Kaho of Chuzai Living organized 2 blogger meet ups at KOI Kemang the past 2 months, and I was really lucky to be able to attend both and meet a group of really cool Jakarta based bloggers! Pictures of the second blogger meet up after the jump! Thanks for organizing the brunches Kaho!Read More
I have a new favorite brunch in Jakarta. It’s in my favorite Japanese Restaurant in town, Sekitei. Aside from the immense pleasure I get passing through the tree-line streets of Kebayoran Baru and going through the beautiful Dharmawangsa Hotel and Bimensena Club, high quality fresh Japanese food for Saturday brunch is just fabulous.Read More
Go Curry is our go to restaurant whenever we are in Pacific Place Mall, Jakarta. It is serves my favorite curry dish ever! It’s a very small and casual restaurant but my favorite dish, Mildly Spicy + Japanese Brown Curry + Chicken Katsu + Cilantro Butter Rice, keeps me coming back!Read More
Another favorite breakfast place in Bali is also in Sanur. This was the last place we at in during our Sanur trip and boy what a way to cap off our trip! Everything we ordered was just heavenly! The ambiance was also truly inspiring. It was so nice to have a seat al fresco amidst the greenery and all the lovely textures, and just watch Sanur go by. I wanted the moment to last forever. Too bad we had to catch a flight right after. Enjoy the photoblog after the jump!Read More
Hello everyone! I am in the midst of a major move but I still wanna share some fabulous Jakarta/Indonesia finds, while I am at it! The posts might not be as text-heavy but hopefully the photos will entertain you! A friend of mine and fellow foodie, Emilie, recently took me to lunch and introduced me to a new place called Pipiltin Cacao. It’s the first ever chocolate “bean to bar” concept in Jakarta. It’s a definite must-try.Read More
I am happy to announce that the Bayanihan National Dance Company is here for a few days and you can see them and enjoy some Filipino dishes at Satoo Restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel. More information after the jump!
One of the places we ate in in Bagan, that we enjoyed was Eden BBB Restaurant. We went there for lunch at the recommendation of our tour guide. Photos after the jump!Read More
I finally got some guest mattresses made! The best thing about them is that they fold, for easy storage when they are not in use! I got the idea from my friend Lia, who has a few for when her kids want to sleep in the room with them. I don’t know why I waited so long to have them made.
While waiting in line for lobster at Loobie Lobster, we checked out a tuner tiny cupcake shop right beside it, called Mini Love Bites cakes and bakes. The place is super tiny but the interior details are quaint.Read More