--> Aswin and Alia's Food Journey: January 2014

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


Selaras Restaurant & Guest House, Bandung

We have been going here several times and not yet bored with their menu. Every time we went here, we tried different menu and it is always satisfies us.

Their special menu is their Soemo or satay. Made with love and additional steak sauce, making it a combination of steak/ traditional satay. Both are our favorite and combination of both of it makes it a plus-plus for us.

Great ambiance, not quite crowded, a really good place for foodie to enjoy their meal. Yum!


Selaras Restaurant & Guest House
Jalan Taman Cibeunying Selatan No. 45
Phone: +62 8122 2021 343

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Breakfast Sausage
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Beef Burger
Beef Soemo

Their Peuyeum Cingcau

Green Salad
Grilled Chicken


Posting Break: 7 - 16 January 2014

Dear Readers,

As we are going to go on a pilgrimage journey from January 7th - 16th, then we would like to notify you that there will be no post during this day.

Hopefully our trip will be blessed and full of positive things, so we can comeback as a better person. Amen.

Plus, also hopefully we can get some gifts of fun foods and beverages that we can find during our pilgrimage there :).

Thank you and happy eating! Enjoy!

Aswin & Alia

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Nasi Kuning Gokil, Jalan Kliningan, Bandung

A fine day for a walk, and we tried a different route this time, and we ended up at this place: Nasi Kuning Gokil.

Located in jalan Kliningan, it is serves as a food court for the high school in front of it. Plenty of menu prepared here, but one attracted our mind: their Nasi Kuning.

It is tasted light and great for breakfast. And with additional good view, it is a great place for eating. (plus a great price of Rp 5.000,- or less than US$ 0.50 it is a bargain!).


Nasi Kuning Gokil
Jalan Kliningan (in front of SMKN 8)

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Complete Set of Nasi Kuning
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Enjoying the View


Cooking at Home: Homemade Cheese Sandwich

Another inspiration based on my favorite show in Asian Food Channel. Now I am cooking a nice easy lunch/ breakfast menu that you can bring to the office. This recipe is based on a display made by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in his famous River Cottage show.

You can see the full recipe here. But for now, I am feeling shiny with my own result :).


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Scrambled Egg & Fried Home Potatoes
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Homemade Cheese Sandwich


Cooking at Home: Homemade English Breakfast

Watching a show in Asian Food Channel and it makes us hungry. It inspired us to make an English Breakfast menu at home. Armed with only prepackaged sausage, scrambled egg, fried mushroom and canned baked bean, we tried to make the imitation of it.

Looking at the picture, what do you think? Quoting what Captain Malcolm Reynolds used to say: I think it is shiny!


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Full Breakfast Menu
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Complete Menu with Condiments
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Pickled Onion
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Red Bean in Tomato Soup


Caffe Bene: Korean Coffee Shop in Bandung

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Alia has been craving to visit this place for a while, so when the time comes to visit she was delighted. We visit the place accompanied by two of our small nephews during a car free day event in Dago area.

The place is just opened for less than a month. Located beside TBI in jalan Dago, it has spacious parking lot and spacious interior.

The menu they sell here consisted of honey bread, waffle, coffee, and their specialty: Bingsu.
We ordered the Green Tea Bingsu and Waffle.

The Bingsu comes in large portion. It can serve for up to four people. The waffle tasted fresh and light. Perfect for enjoying at with your friends.


Caffe Bene
Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 155
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaffeBeneINA
Web: https://www.facebook.com/caffebeneIndonesia

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Caffe Bene, it has spacious parking lot and spacious interior.

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Look at the size of that Bingsu

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Walnut Waffle

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Hot Cappuccino 

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Green Tea Bingsu with unique table number on the background


Alternative Meal Place in Trans Studio Mall: Hero Supermarket

Sometimes when you are visiting a mall with the intention to watch a movie, you find yourself with a limited budget to eat. It happened to us quite frequently, as the price of movie theater in Indonesia can reached to a staggering price of Rp 60.000,- (US$ 5) per person during weekend. Plus the popcorn and beverages, we can easily fetch around Rp 150.000,- (US$ 15) with dinner and snacks for a single person. That is quite a lot of money for us.

Luckily, some malls do have special place that not yet uncovered by the guests, including here in Trans Studio Mall, Bandung.

Dining or having lunch here can easily cost you Rp 50.000 (US$ 4.5) at least per person. But, if you visit the Hero Supermarket in their basement, they served local Indonesian food for a starting price of Rp 15.000,- (US$ 1.5) per person. And the taste is quite delicious.

You can use the spare money to buy popcorn or other snacks for your movie.

Not bad eh?


Hero Supermarket
Basement Floor
Trans Studio Mall
Jl. Gatot Subroto

Fried Noodle

Fish, Veggies and Rice


Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year 2014! 

Thanks to our loyal reader who keep reading our (rambling) posts. 

We apologized in advanced if there has been lack in our writing and picture quality. We will do our best to present you with better quality in writing and picture for this year and so on.

May this year be blessed with success, happiness, and more importantly, happy tummy and whole lots of fun!

Yay! Enjoy!

Aswin and Alia

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Thank you!