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 found this super easy flourless cookie recipe on Pinterest. The first time I tried it was so yummy but super sweet so I figured out a way to make it with less sugar! A friend requested for the recipe so here I am posting it! It’s so easy you can whip it up for guests 30 minutes before they arrive!Read More
My first attempt at dipping strawberries was unsuccessful. I didn’t dry them completely so it ended up sweating and kinda gross. After googling I finally found this useful webpage via the ever helpful Pinterest. Reposting the instructions after the jump.Read More
OMG Royce Chocolate is in Jakarta?!? How did I not know this sooner??? It’s my absolute favorite chocolate in the world! This is some seriously luxurious chocolate. TD calls it badass Japanese chocolate. It’s definitely not for everyday consumption because it also comes with that “badass Japanese price” (quoted from our friend K) LOL!Read More
This is a continuation of yesterday’s post on the Tea Party with the Ladies that I hosted last week. After gorging on tons of food (some made by me and some graciously brought over by my lovely guests) we were ready to make the Molten Chocolate Nutella Pudding Cakes! Again thanks to Dona and Huma for letting me use the photos after the jump!Read More
After discovering Awfully Chocolate in Singapore (or more specifically Awfully Chocolate Hēi ice Cream) we kept on checking the Senopati, Jakarta branch if they served it. They used to only serve the cakes and chocolate, but now after their beautiful renovation they finally have our favorite hēi ice cream! Wooohooo!Read More
Our friends tried this dessert bar before us and it’s been something we’ve taken guests to ever since. It’s nice to go as a group and try the different yummy desserts. The warm and inviting ambiance makes me think “chocolate.” Check out the photos after the jump.Read More
After a morning at the gardening shop and the ceramic outlet store the girls and I deserved a treat! So we had lunch at KOI Kemang which is a favorite spot in Kemang. They are known for their Brunch menu (I personally prefer Social House for brunch) but we decided to try their regular lunch menu. All 3 of the girls ordered the Angus Roast Beef with Truffled Pudding which was excellent. I must bring TD (The Diplomat) here so he can try it! That Truffled pudding is amazing!Read More
I love going to the supermarket. It’s a very therapeutic experience for me. I remember when I was in college I lived in a condominium in front of the university and there was a Fresh (Rustans) Supermarket nearby. Whenever I would be stressed (my problems were so simple then – grades, boys, etc.) I would walk to Fresh and just prowl the isles. Something about how organized the display isles were was so soothing.Read More
Thanks for holding a pre-Christmas eve party F! Parties in your fabulous pad are always so much fun. Your attention to detail and impeccable taste always makes for a memorable party! You are the perfect host and my hosting inspiration!Read More
I finally had to buy myself a kitchen mixer because of my worsening injury – I have De Quervains (commonly known as Housewives’ Tendonitis) and Tennis Elbow. I have a suspicion that I also have carpal tunnel symptoms. But basically the repetitive movements from baking, using the computer, blackberry and tennis is taking its toll.
I decided on getting a Kitchen Aid mixer, even if it is much more expensive than the other available mixers, mainly because it is much more sturdy and would last me a long time – better investment in other words. I purchased it in Pantry Magic Kemang, because the owners were very helpful and patient with all my questions and they have a 2 year warranty. Good customer service is very important to me, especially with expensive machinery. And husband and wife team, Riyanto and Chindy were so wonderfully reassuring and informative with all my queries and concerns, that it made it easier to part with my 5.6Million (or about 650 USD) …after all they knew some people who have had their Kitchen Aid Mixers for 20 years!
The very first recipe I made with it was Quadruple Chocolate Cake which I found in 80 Breakfasts’ blog. I am SO happy with my new mixer – it is a pleasure to use and has taken a lot of the stress from my wrists and hands during the baking process. The recipe made 2 regular sized loaves for me, and I sent one to Riyanto and Chindy to thank them. I was so happy that they loved it!Read More
Remember this?!? I loved Chocomallows (or chocolate covered marshmallow biscuits) as a child!. It’s one of my favorites, and whenever I eat it again, childhood memories of playing and carefree days start flooding back. I still feel the same excitement peeling off the foil to reveal yummy chocolate covered pillows of marshmallow… sigh!
I was inspired by a toasted marshmallow cupcake done by Erica Paredes, to do a cupcake version of Chocomallows! Here are some pictures to whet your appetite. The dark chocolate is perfect with the sweet toasted marshmallows in the center. The toasted bits also give a bit of crunch to the bite! Yummmm…. Brings me back to those good ol’ days!Read More