St. Germain by Cacaoté


Please welcome the sister of the well-known Cacaoté, St. Germain by Cacaoté. They not only serve modern Western food, but also all-day brunch menu and also appetizing patisserie which you can find at Cacaoté. From the outside, I can't resist not to fall in love with their classic yet elegant interior, especially the classy chandeliers. How about the food? Scroll-down to find out in case you're curious enough.

Fok Luk Sau




Gong Xi Fat Chai! JiF would like to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year 2566. Anyway, JiF had Chinese New Year's Dinner at Fok Luk Sau - Shark's Fin and Seafood Restaurant. They specialize in Cantonese cuisine. I knew this place when I went to Bandung for holiday, I stayed at Maison Pine Hotel and tried this restaurant. The only thing I could remember that the food was awesome. And I just found that they have a branch in Jakarta. Hence, I and my family decided to have dinner at this place for CNY. Let's see their awesome food :



Braised chicken with wine, vinegar, soya sauce, and basil in clay pot. When it came to my table, it was very hot since it used hot clay pot and it looked like it has been cooked in a high temperature. The chicken itself was cooked very well, juicy, tender and flavorful. I like the combination of the ingredients, such as wine, vinegar, and soya sauce which made the chicken was very tasty. The basil not only become a garnish, but maked the chicken tangy yet mouth-watering. My fav!



Braised home made bean curd with mushrooms and vegetables. I love the texture of the bean curd, so soft and smooth, but honestly I prefer spinach to seaweed for the bean curd, but this dish is pretty delicious, fresh and healthy. They make the bean curd themselves, so no doubt home made never fails. The bean curd was served with broccoli, carrot, some types of mushroom, and kichi.



Braised pork with salted vegetables, Hakka style. Uhh! Have I made you drool by this picture? Pork is the best dish ever. The braised pork was so good, juicy, tender, ah great taste. But the salted vegetables were too salty for my tounge, and made the dish imperfect. The portion was quite generous tho.


Wok fried Hongkong kailan in two flavors. So, basically, the HK kailan was cut into 2 parts. For the leaf part, it was fried so became so crunchy, such a unique taste! And the other part, the stem part, it was stir-fried with garlic. The idea was so brilliant, and it's such a very unique vegetable dish which you definitely have to try!



Wok fried Hokkien noodle. It's served with pork, prawn, and vegetables. The taste was pretty decent, but nothing really special. In my opinion, it's just like an ordinary wok fried noodle, however I love the pork. Nevertheless, the portion was huge for 2-3 persons.



Overall, I really enjoyed my dinner at Fok Luk Sau. Most of the food are very decent and delicious, in other words, above standard. Yeah Chinese food never fails me, and Fok Luk Sau has become one of my favorite Chinese Restaurant. Don't forget to order the pork things here, and for you who don't eat pork things, don't worry, they serve a wide variety menu of Chinese food, such as chicken, beef, seafood, etc. For the price, I think it's reasonable and quite affordable, compared to other Chinese restaurants and their food are awesome. Moreover, the place is pretty classy and dominated with wooden furniture and red things. The service was fast and friendly too. Well, do give them a try! Great Cantonese cuisine, Great place!


Fok Luk Sau
Wisma 46, Ground Floor # - 06
Ph: 021- 251 2833   

Dill Gourmet Cafe


Dill Gourmet Cafe isn't a new addition to Plaza Indonesia's restaurant list. I've been to here several times before, for their coffee and cakes, but haven't got a chance to write a review yet. This time, I tried their food so I decided to make a review. So here you go :





Miso Gindara with Potato Puree (95k). It's basically baked gindara served with potato puree, grilled asparagus, mushrooms, buttered peas, slow roast tomatoes, and pesto sauce. Start from the gindara itself, unfortunately it was a bit fishy for me. Thankfully the pesto sauce could minimize that. I love the potato puree texture which is so soft and smooth.





Rustic Wagyu Lasagna (65k). Minced wagyu beef, mixed with garlic and onion, layered into classic lasagna. This is the star of the day. I really like the minced wagyu beef, cooked perfectly with beautiful layered traditional lasagna, taste pretty good. The portion was so generous, even with creamy flavor, it maked me super full.



 
Banana Cream Pie. Banana Cream layered with bananas in a pie shell, topped with a hint of cinammon cream. I love banana cream dessert. And this pie is pretty nice, but the texture of the pie might be a bit tough.


Overall, although there's nothing special with the food which will make a regular here, the rustic wagyu lasagna is a decent choice if you're here. The place is so small, but I love the comfort homey ambiance here, to have coffee and desserts with your friends. I was also amazed that this small cafe serve various main courses, which aren't easily found at other cafe. The service is super nice yet friendly. For the price, is affordable and resonable. FYI, they not only serve main course such as the kind of things I ordered, but they also serve snacks, pasta, pizza, sandwich, coffee, cakes, many more... and healthy drinks. Next time I come here, I'll give the cold-pressed juice a try!
  

Dill Gourmet Cafe
Plaza Indonesia Level Basement #F43
Ph: 021- 2992 4512

Applebee's



Applebee's is an American family casual-dining restaurant which offers friendly atmosphere with signature grill and bar menu. As a largest casual-dining chain in the world, they finally open their first flagship in Indonesia, precisely at Plaza Senayan since last December. Until now, they operate in 19 countries, with more than 2000 locations around the world. Well, let's go to the food :

Shirayuki


One of the most HAPPENING dessert place named Shirayuki, has become a new famous addition to PIK neighbourhood and also become my favorite at the moment. Before Shirayuki, it used to be a casual Japanese eatery called Kabocha which serve fusion cuisine. Few days ago, I had a chance to pay a visit to there. Well, let's check it out :

OHKA Japanese Restaurant


Japanese food is one of the famous cuisine around the world, as we can easily find in Jakarta, there's lot of Japanese restaurants. Few days ago, JiF was invited to try an authentic Japanese Restaurant located at PIK area, called OHKA. FYI, at first, they specialize in ramen, but as time went by they serve another authentic Japanese food which has original and traditional taste. No doubt, many Japanese people pay a visit to here. Anyway, here are their delicacies :

Pepper Lunch



Who doesn't know this world renowned fast-food steak house, named Pepper Lunch? I've been to PL (Pepper Lunch) many many times, but never post a review about it. It's because PL never fails me and I think many people love their food. I often crave for their beef pepper rice too! At PL, customers will have unique DIY (Do-It-Yourself) cooking experience, called "Sizzling it Your Way", so they prepare their own meal before enjoying the mouth-watering dishes. PL only uses fresh and high quality ingredients which are served on their unique patented sizzling hot teppan. 

Burgerous - Burgers & More



Hello 2015! This is my very first review in 2015. Burgerous- Burgers & More. From its name, I beg you'll know that it's a burger joint. Yes, Burgerous is a newly opened burger joint with unique concept which is different with other burger joint. Located at Taman Ratu area, I think this place is full-packed at lunch and dinner time, since its location at the strategic Taman Ratu road, near some schools and housing complex. If you're in Taman Ratu area, you should notice this eye-catching yellow 'B' sign, combined with minimalist black. Anyway, let's check out their delicacies :
JiF

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