--> Aswin and Alia's Food Journey: July 2012

Mamak Kitchen: A Fusion of Singaporean, Malaysian, and Thailand Cuisine

Opened in the mid of 2013, the restaurant is serving a fusion of Singaporean, Malaysian and Thailand cuisine

Bali (Culinary) Trip in March 2014

Finally, after a year of planning, we are able to set up a trip to Bali. Very excited! Alia has been mentioning about Ubud for quite some time and now this trip is about to be realized.

Welcome Home: Nanny's Pavillon Housewarming

On 30th of April 2014, we were invited to the housewarming of the newest Nanny's Pavillon restaurant in Jalan R.E. Martadinata (Riau), Bandung.

Caffe Bene: Korean Coffee Shop in Bandung

Alia has been craving to visit this place for a while, so when the time comes to visit she was delighted

Warung Sangrai: Real Indonesian, Eat With Their Bare Hands!!

Located in the opposite side of Mamak Kitchen, the restaurant is serving traditional Indonesian Food with one particular course that are standing out: Quails


Bali (Culinary) Trip in July 2012: Yami-Yami Express, Husein Sastranegara Airport


Continuing the story on our last blog post...
Still stuck in the airport.
After finished maghrib prayer, we are now waiting to go to flight check-in.
Actually we are not that hungry, but knowing that we will arrive very late in Bali, and that the hotel location is quite secluded, we decided to go and have dinner in the Airport foodcourt.

There are not much option to have, so we decided to eat at Yami Yami Express. We choose to eat Honey Chicken Fried Rice and Iced Tea. One plate for two as we're kinda full. And also, doesn't it feel more romantic to share your plate with your loved one? :D.


Yami-Yami Express
Husein Sastranegara Airport
Bandung - Indonesia


The Ambiance

Honey Chicken Fried Rice

Iced Tea


Bali (Culinary) Trip in July 2012: Halaman Eat & Go, Husein Sastranegara Airport

The time has arrived for us to travel to Bali. We're really excited to go, because it's been a while since we go on vacation trip (although I'm still haunted with the qualifying exam revision and business plan report for Prof. Indratmo).
Just not to repeat the mistake being done when we arrived at the airport late, we decided to go early to the airport. Too early actually, as we arrived three hours before the flight took place! The traffic was really on our side, and we reached the airport in just 30 minutes, compared with the regular time of 1 hour.
As we got time to kill, we decided to visit one of the cafe in front of the Airport. After quick browsing, we decided to try the "Halaman Eat & Go" cafe, as it was fully packed by people (signage of quality?).
Funny thing is, the place serves variety of beverages and meal item, but no snack. Its still 5 pm, and our stomach really not that hungry.
After browsing the menu, and little bit of debate, we ordered the Iced Teh Tarik, Guava Juice, and Baso Tahu Kuah.
The beverages was OK, the baso tahu kuah is also OK, with one special note. They created the baso inverted (check picture)! For taste we give them OK rating, but they deserved a plus point for innovation hehehe...
After drinking and eating here, and with dinner hour approaching, we got a feeling that the new blog post is just around the corner :).


Halaman Eat & Go
Husein Sastranegara Airport
Bandung - Indonesia

The Ambiance

(Literally) Bakso Tahu 

The Beverages
We're so excited! 


(Ubud) Bali Culinary Lists: Bebek Bengil and Lola Chocolat

Quick information, some other places worth mentioning and tried in Ubud. The first one the Bebek Bengil, we will cover it soon our our next posting. The second place worth mentioning is the Lola Chocolat. See the detailed information below.


Bebek Bengil: Dirty Duck Diner
Jl. Hanoman, Ubud

The Logo

The Infamous Dirty Duck
The Side Dish

The Beverages

Lola Chocolat: The Real Belgian Waffle with The Balinese Touch

Based on their website, Lola Chocolat is a family success story about a couple and their little kid who decide to established themselves in the marvelou Bali and try to make discover what Belgium is famous for : waffles and chocolate !

All our products are "belgian style" (our secret recepts coming from edge) and made with high quality ingredients ( butter is from France, cream from Ireland,...) and moreover...
with a real passion !

Discover our products, our location, and let's say "hello" when you will come in Ubud - Bali, for sure a real paradise (especially now that there is good waffles and tasty chocolate truffles

Jln. Hanoman, Ubud - Bali | Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud - Bali | ph. 081236924594 | lolachocolats@gmail.com | http://madouboulan.com/index.html

The X-Banner
The Vendor

Blackboard Menu

The Menu


Belgian Chocolate Truffles

Here you can find their menu


(Ubud) Bali Culinary Lists: Warung Ijo and Putri Minang, the Halal Food

Quick Information, if you are looking to find halal food in Ubud, these two vendor can be the option. Warung Ijo is owned by Muslim family from Makassar, while the Putri Minang is Bukittinggi (not just ordinary Padang cuisine vendor). Both of them tasted great, and if you are staying in Ubud it is quite difficult to find halal food vendor, so this can become your alternative.


Warung Ijo
Jl. Raya Ubud
Bali, Indonesia

The Outlet

The Green-ish ambiance

The sitting area #1
The sitting area #2

The foods #1

The foods #2

The Beverages

Happy and Hungry!

Putri Minang: Bukit Tinggi Cuisine
Jl. Raya Ubud
Bali, Indonesia

The outlet

The food served


Snack from Tasik

We receive this bag from one of Mom's friend, and after we opened it, we found plenty of local traditional snacks from Tasikmalaya. All of them looked very yummy!

This will definitely will contribute to our weight increase in several days in the future hehehe...


Snack named: Serank

Oh, this is what it means: Seblak Bumbu Rendang

Fried & Dried Banana with Cheese & Regular Flavor #1

Fried & Dried Banana with Cheese & Regular Flavor #2


Lumpia Basah "Arie" Batununggal

One of the traditional food that we enjoy since our childhood is Lumpia Basah. It is basically a twist of Spring Roll that usually can be found in Vietnam, China, or other Asian countries. Basically it is a super sized spring roll with the fillings of bengkuang, bean sprouts, scrambled egg, glued with tapioca and brown sugar paste, and finally wrapped with spring roll (usually two) skin. This savory food is best tasted during lunch up to afternoon, and if you prefer, you could add some chili to give some dimensions to the food.

The lumpia basah vendor is decreasing over the years, and currently only handful can be found in Bandung. Some of the prominent places including in: Pasar Tong Tong CiWalk, in front of Griya Buahbatu, and our favorite place is this vendor, Arie Lumpia Basah at Batununggal Supermarket. So the next time you are around Batununggal, be sure to visit his outlet. In exchange for Rp 7.000,- (US$ 0,7) you can get a hearty meal.


Lumpia Basah "Arie"
Batununggal Supermarket
Opening hours: 11.00-18.00 (?)
Bandung - Indonesia

The Standard Serving: Lumpia Basah + Chopstick

The Lumpia Basah


Gado-Gado Tengku Angkasa

We drove here after we are finished delivering document to Immigration for Alia's Dad and along the way to ITB campus. We are kinda bit full at that time, and gado-gado came across our mind as alternative for lunch that will not make you sleepy :).
When we reached the place, it was fully packed, but we've managed to grab some seats. The ordering system there is quite a bit confusing at first, but we managed to talk to one of the waiter to serve us two plate of gado-gado, one iced tea with sugar, and one plain iced tea.
The gado-gado was alright, and to be honest, their portion is a bit too big for us. But, it was a bowl of vegetable, so we think it is OK :).


Gado-Gado Tengku Angkasa
Jl. Tengku Angkasa
Bandung - Indonesia

The Interior

The Exterior

The famous gado-gado


Is It Rainbow Cake? at Mrs. Fields, Summarecon Mall Serpong

Is it rainbow cake?

I think this bakery vendor, Mrs. Fields® which we found in Summarecon Mall, decided to have their rainbow cake with no vibrant color we often saw. Their rainbow cake had pastel color with only three color with green, white and pink. So, why they called it rainbow cake? And the verdict for their rainbow cake...mmm...I think I'm not their biggest fans, for us it is just an Ok, also the price not too expensive like other rainbow cake in Jakarta, it's only Rp. 25.000,-

But the bakery seemed convincing, they sold various cakes including muffins and cupcakes, also cookies and coffee, that's why we eager to try the cake. Well, the store actually a famous cookie and baked goods store from United States which has been established since 1977. But, as we browsed through their website, I think their specialty are the cookies.

Well, the place kind of great for hangout with friends and gossiping while sip a cup of coffee and shared a slice of cakes.


Mrs. Fields Cookie and Coffee
Store: 581701
Summerecon Mal Serpong
21 Blvd Gading Serpong

Note: They actually wrote the information about the stores in Ja(r)karta on their website like this

The Packaging
The Store
Rainbow Cake?


The Kiosk Highland Market: Not-So-New Branch

Have you had Kiosk-ing today?

The Kiosk is opened their new branch at Balubur Town Square or just call it Baltos, which we think the building is rather out of the place. They built the wrong kind of building on the wrong area.
I mean Balubur used to be rows of shops that sold stationery and on the behind of that you can find traditional market and because of the construction of Pasupati Bridge, they tore down the place and vacated themto the land near jalan Gelap Nyawang and after the bridge was finished, they started to build a new building to caters old and new tenants. But I guess the strategy was kind of wrong because after the building was opened till now the building still have many empty kiosk.

So, they tried the new strategy, because Bandung is famous for its culinary, they started gather  restaurant to open their branch here like The Kiosk Highland Market and the most recent one was Hoka Hoka Bento and I didn't know why Ace Hardware also ended up opening their branch at this building last week.

Back to The Kiosk Highland Market....
 "Find the Food Court Sensation with European Mountainous Atmosphere"
That is their tag for this branch, so you will feel like in one of European mountain but of course the view most likely the high density settlements on Cikapundung waterfront area. But, I give thumb up for their interior decoration, it is good and relaxing and not like other branches which is too hectic and chaotic. That's why they also opened library with books mostly contain novels and manga for rent in their mezzanine area. And these are the list of the vendors you can find in The Kiosk Highland Market:
  • Nasi bakar Cimandiri,
  • Gado-gado Teuku Angkasa
  • Warung Nasi Raosan
  • Nasi Liwet Jambal Roti
  • Nasi Jenggo Bali Kembar Sari
  • Nasi Bambu Nambu
  • Nasi Gudeg Banda
  • Soto Bandung Soto Po
  • Warung Donburi & Ramen
  • Bebek Van Java
  • Konro Bakar Mekar Subur
  • Bubur Jalaprang
  • Mie Kocok Kebon Jukut
  • Pempek Rama
  • Batagor Abun
  • Ketan Bakar Lembang
  • Baso Tahu Sin Sien Hien
  • Tahu gejrot Pak Raden
  • Pancake Regallo
  • Yoghurt Si Emooh
  • Cuppajoe
  • Es campur Mang H. Ondo
I guess there's a lot of new vendors in this branch, they also had Ramen and Pancake. By the way, Aswin ordered gado-gado Teuku Angkasa, it is one of the famous gado-gado vendor in Bandung even since 12 years ago maybe more. I just ordered es campur because I already had lunch.

Actually, Aswin left his bag at The Kiosk and we just found out later after we drove out the parking area and Alhamdulillah their staffs are honest, they keep the bag at the receptionist and nothing missing. So, that's great and keep the good service!

The place never bored us and the price won't rip you off. Enjoy!
The Kiosk Highland Market
Balubur Town Square
FC - G - 01, Bandung
Ph. 022 844 68 856

The Birdcage look-a-like Interior
The Entrance
The "Mountain" View
The Stalls of Various Vendor
The Waterfall
Another Stalls
The Interior of  European Mountainous Atmosphere

Gado-gado Teuku Angkasa
Es Campur