Thursday, 28 November 2013

Medan Town

I have good news for all Indonesian in Singapore (especially if you are from Medan, the capital of the North Sumatra province).

Yeah, Finally I found a rich flavors taste of Indonesian food in Singapore. Located at Tanjong Katong Road, Medan Town provides quite lot varieties of Medan’s dishes.

Medan Town specialized in Medanese foods (of course, from the restaurant name you can guess it already) that will make you drooling.

We tried Bihun Bebek Dry, Soto Medan and Es Campur Medan. All those foods that we ordered were their signature dishes.

Bihun Bebek Dry is an Indonesian styled Beehoon topped with layers of slow-cooked Duck, sprinkled with Fried Garlic and Spring Onion, and served with Duck Herbal Soup on the side.

Soto Medan is a Medanese Beef Broth with Coconut Milk served with Steamed Rice.

Es Campur Medan is an Authentic Medanese shaved ice, served with a mix of Red Beans, Fermented Tapioca, Grass jelly, Atap Seeds and Topped with Palm Sugar and Coconut Milk.

Bihun Bebek Dry, Soto Medan and Es Campur Medan are gloriously delicious!!!

Will I go there again? Absolutely Yes

Bihun Bebek Dry S$6.80

Soto Medan (Beef) S$6.80 

Es Campur Medan S$3.50

Medan Town Interior

Name: Medan Town
Address: No.253 Tanjong Katong Road
Nearest MRT: Paya Lebar MRT

Opening Hours
Daily: 11:00AM - 10:00PM (Closed on Monday)

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

La Piazza Street Food Festival (November 21 - December 1, 2013)

Good news for all food lovers in Jakarta, especially who stay at Kelapa Gading area. From November 21 -  December 1, 2013, La Piazza has "Street Food Festival" event. This food event allows you to try famous foods from local and international foods in one place, "La Piazza". You can save your time and most importantly transport fee :)

You may found many local famous street food stalls, such as:
- Es Campur Jelly Pluit Sakti
- Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih
- Sate Ayam Madura Blok S
- Bageur Bandung
- Es Duren Sakinah
- Martabak Medan Pluit Sakti
- Soto Mie Theresia
- Sate Sapi Pak Kempleng and many more.

There are also international famous foods, such as:
- Old Chang Kee
- Shihlin Taiwan Street Snack
- Sushi Tei
- Karokun Yakitori
- Chicken Briyani By Front Page
- Taco, Burito & Churros by Taco Truck and many more.

Please note that they are not accepting real money. In order to pay, you need to buy a e-Money card with minimum value is IDR100.000 and you may tap your e-Money like MRT card & they will deduct the value inside your e-Money accordingly.

I and Kezia tried Es Buah from Es Campur Jelly Pluit Sakti, Duren, Kelapa & Alpukat from Es Duren Sakinah, Sate Sapi from Sate Sapi Pak Kempleng, Beef Burrito Box from Taco, Burito & Churros by Taco Truck and Ice Cream Roti Goreng.

Es Buah is a fruit with ice and syrup. The fruits are fresh and have a sweet taste. It's very refreshing. You should eat this Es Buah in a hot weather.
Es Buah IDR25.000

Duren, Kelapa & Alpukat is a Durian, Coconut and Avocado put altogether in a small bowl and mix with condensed milk. They use Medan Durian. The durian taste is so sweet and yummy.
Duren, Kelapa & Alpukat IDR15.000

Sate Sapi is a Beef satay. Normally, beef satay is not tender as chicken satay. But, not this beef satay. The beef is extremely tender. It's so delicious.

Sate Sapi IDR12.000

Beef Burrito Box from Taco, Burito & Churros by Taco Truck consists of red bean, beef, rice, lettuce and onion.  All ingredients are wrapped in flour or corn tortilla. Burrito is a Mexican American food and definitely a healthy food. 

Beef Burrito Box IDR35.000

Ice Cream Roti Goreng is a Fried Bread with ice cream fillings. They fry the bread with margarine. After the bread becomes crispy, they put ice cream and sprinkles. Nowadays, it's difficult to find this kind of snack.

Ice Cream Roti Goreng IDR13.000

Below is the way to make Roti Goreng

Btw our math calculation are excellent :p The total of all the foods that we tried was exactly IDR100.000.

Overall, visiting this Street Food Festival was a great weekend for us :)


Monday, 25 November 2013

Bakpao Laviva

Happy Monday, Guys!!! For today’ post, I will share with you some “cute” bao!!!

Since I’m basically out of job for these three months (which also means I’m VERY free),  beside stay at home and take care of my lovely mother, my other “main job” is google-ing and finding either new or special or fun foods which can be delivered to home =P

Thanks to the power of Google, I can find Bakpao Laviva. I’m so proud of myself happy that I can find this gem in my home town.

After went through their website, I’m so amazed with their creativity. Those bakpao are very cute. They offer quite many option of animal and cartoon character bakpao. I believe that their bakpao will make you drooling.

Without hesitation, I chatted with Bakpao Laviva via whatsapp and ordered 10 pieces of cartoon character bakpao. FYI, 10 pieces are the minimum quantity to order. You can choose any character and flavour filling from their website. The price for each bakpao is IDR15.000 (S$1.80). The total that I spent is IDR170.000 (include IDR20.000 delivery fee).

All Bakpao that I ordered were Cartoon Character Bakpao. I ordered Pandapple, Hamtaro, Pooh, My Melody, Angry Bird, Eeyore, Hello Kitty, Piglet, Pikachu and Rilakkuma bakpao. For the flavour filling, I ordered Chicken Chasiu, Black Soy Sauce Chicken, Chocolate, Chocolate & Cheese and Strawberry & Cheese.

The bakpao’ details are surprisingly awesome; It’s very similar with the cartoon character in TV. The fillings were generously given. It was so many portions of chocolate, chicken, strawberry and cheese inside the bakpao.

The most important is the taste is so delicious. They claimed that they use food coloring which is safe and these bakpao are halal.

I recommend you to try their Bakpao. It worth to try and I believed if you give these bakpao for your love one, they will be very happy.

For the details about these bakpao, you may visit their website: Bakpao Laviva.




My Melody

Angry Bird


Hello Kitty



Name: Bakpao Laviva
Handphone No.: 0856-888-2739
Location: Jakarta - Indonesia 

Thursday, 21 November 2013


Craving Korean foods while shopping at NEX Mall? You shall try Bibigo.
Bibigo offers healthy and delicious Korean dishes which from my personal view is “worth-to-wait for try”.
Went there alone during lunch, I ordered the Spicy Chicken Stew and Black Rice. Spicy Chicken Stew is their recommendation dish. Since the dish never comes with rice, I ordered black rice as well.
Beginning, I was quite upset with their service. I only ordered 1 dish and it took them more than 30 minutes to prepare. Even one of the waitress over there realized (maybe on that time my face was as black as the black rice I ordered) and took the initiative to check with me and hurriedly went back to the kitchen after that.
I can guarantee-chop that they missed out my order.  It’s a kind of funny coz there are not so many people at that time.
Finally, after around 40 minutes my dish came...
Spicy Chicken Stew is a nutritious dish cooked with locally grown whole chicken, plentiful vegetables in Kohot sauce.
This dish is surprisingly refreshingly delicious. The soup is very tasty and the combination tastes between chicken, potatoes (and other unknown secret ingredients) are awesome!!! One more thing that I need to mention here, the portion is generously enough for 2 ladies. But, ehem, I still prefer to have it alone =P

Black rice is also nice. It tastes better than the white rice.

I hope Bibigo management can improve their service and maintains their foods’ quality.
Will I go there again? If not in rush, I absolutely will go there again.

Spicy Chicken Stew S$15.00

Black Rice

Name: Bibigo
Address: 23 Serangoon Central Unit #03-08 NEX Shopping Mall
Nearest MRT: Serangoon MRT

Tuesday, 19 November 2013


Today I want to share with you all, my lovely readers, another Indonesian traditional dish called Ketoprak.
Ketoprak IDR 8.000

Ketoprak is an Indonesian street dish which consists of lontong (rice steamed in a banana leaf), tofu, sliced cabbage, beehoon, beansprouts, crackers and sauce made from peanut and palm sugar mixed with chili, salt, garlic and sweet soybean ketchup.

Unlike pecel, we can easily find a ketoprak seller along Jakarta Street. The characteristic sound of the Ketoprak seller is they gently hit the plate using fork/spoon to announce his arrival.

In this post, I will show you the “step by step” of how to make a “so-called delicious” Ketoprak:

1. Pestle peanut and palm sugar and mixed with water, chilli, salt and garlic. You may add lesser chili padi if you don't like spicy food.

2. Cut tofu into small pieces

3. Cut lontong into small pieces

4. Put beansprout

5. Put beehoon and cut cucumber into small pieces

6. Put sweet soybean ketchup and crackers

If you have holiday in Jakarta, don't forget to try Indonesia Street Foods.

All the foods are very nice. The price is also very-very comfortable for your pocket (I can guarantee that!!) =P