Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Madam Kwan`s

Have you ever heard about famous Malaysian's Nasi Lemak named Madam Kwan`s? It's so famous in Malaysia and they had opened their first branch in Singapore located at Vivo City. Interested with that news, me and my colleague went there after work to have dinner.

Although the restaurant was very big and had two entrances, the queue was still quite long. 
Over there, we tried Nasi Lemak and Nasi Bojari.

Nasi Lemak was contained aromatic coconut steamed rice with chicken curry, sambal ikan bilis, dried shrimp floss, hard-boiled egg, acar and fresh cucumber. This was the most expensive Nasi Lemak that we have ever tried so far and the taste is so-so. For us, it's not worth at all.

Actually Nasi Bojari was contained tri-coloured rice with assam prawns, beef rendang and deep fried chicken drumstick. But in that day they didn't have tri-coloured rice left, so they changed it with plain rice. Nasi Bojari taste was delicious. The chicken was big enough, but the beef rendang and asam prawns portion were very small.

After we tried those dishes, we were wondering why this restaurant was so famous. Maybe we should try Madam Kwan`s at Malaysia or maybe they were famous because of their expensive price :p

Will I go there again? No.

Nasi Lemak S$13.90
Nasi Bojari S$18.90

Madam Kwan`s Interior
Name: Madam Kwan`s
Address: #01-152/154, Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk
Nearest MRT: Harbourfront MRT
Opening Hours
Daily: 10:00AM - 10:00PM

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Es Selendang Mayang

Good Day Every One,

How’s your Christmas holiday?  I hope everyone had a great weekend and great Monday as well!!

Today I want to share with you one of the famous Betawi desserts called Es Selendang Mayang

Es Selendang Mayang

Es Selendang Mayang consists of Kueh Selendang Mayang, Palm Sugar and coconut milk.

Kueh Selendang Mayang

FYI, Betawi are the descendants of the people who staying around Batavia (the colonial name for Jakarta) from around 17century. Betawi has a rich of culture and foods.

Nowadays, it's very difficult to find Es Selendang Mayang seller in Jakarta.

Maybe it’s because all the Betawi young generations are not interested to sell this dessert or there is no market for this old-time kueh.  Luckily, I manage to find this Es Selendang Mayang seller in Kampung Jajan Betawi.

The way the seller cut the Kueh Selendang Mayang is quite unique.

He is using a small wood stick to cut the kueh. After cut, he will put the kueh into a small cup of glass. After that, he will put ice, Palm Sugar water and coconut milk.


Below is a video taken for you to see how the seller cut the kueh.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Ramen Champion

A few years back one of my reader "Anihe" requested me to review Ramen Champion, but I didn't have time to go there.  Finally, I managed a time to go there with my cousin last August.

Ramen Champion has unique concepts.  They put more than one famous Japanese Ramen sellers from different province together in one place. There are Menban Yamagishi Kazuo, Gantetsu, Muso, Bario and Ikkousha. They are competing to declare which ramen is the best among them during a period of time and Ramen Champion management will announce the winner of this competition. The winner will be determined by the most ramen bowl that they able to sell to customer during that period.

Me and my cousin ordered Hokkaido King Tonkotsu from Gantetsu and Special Ramen from Menban Yamagishi Kazuo.

I like Special Ramen more than Hokkaido King Tonkotsu Ramen. It's because the Special Ramen broth is tastier. Luckily my cousin ordering the Special Ramen and pity me because he only allows me to try a bit. :p

Will I go there again? Yes, I will try another Ramen.

Hokkaido King Tonkotsu (from Gantetsu) S$14.00

Special Ramen (from Menban Yamagishi Kazuo) S$14.50

Menban Yamagishi Kazuo




Name: Ramen Champion
Address: 201 Victoria Street Bugis+ #04 - 10
Nearest MRT: Bugis MRT
Opening Hours
Daily: 10:30AM - 11:00PM

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Dear Santa,
All I want for this Christmas is my mother has a speedy recovery. All I want for Christmas is World Peace. All I want for Christmas is... health + happiness =) 
For all
my lovely readers, I wish you all:
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2014.
May this Christmas marks the beginning of a wonderful year for us. Have a great one, guys!

In this festive season, Krispy Kreme launch 4 special Christmas design for you to try. There are Santa Claus, Snowman, Christmas Tree and Green & Red Sprinkles Doughnuts.

I bought Santa Claus Doughnuts, Snowman Doughnuts and normal Strawberry Doughnuts. 

FYI! In Jakarta, this Doughnuts only cost me like S$0.95s each (not even S$1.00, wow!). The best part is I no need to queue to buy these doughnuts. Don't be jealous =P.

Kampung Jajan Betawi Mall Artha Gading 14 December 2013 - 05 January 2014

I have good news for you food lovers in Jakarta.

From 14 December 2013 - 05 January 2014 Mall Artha Gading (MAG) will have Kampung Jajan Betawi event. 

This event is dedicated for Betawi culture which almost be forgotten by the young generation in Indonesia.

You may expect more than fifty Betawi food stall and old-school toys stall in this event.

This is the best time & place for you to try the Betawi foods and cakes, because nowadays, some of those foods are quite difficult to find in Jakarta.

You can try Nasi Kebuli, Rujak Bebek, Dodol Betawi, Kerak Telor, Gulali, Nasi Goreng Padang, Martabak Telor, Kue Putu, Es Slendang Mayang, Kue Cubit, Kue Ape and many more.

Since we went there in the afternoon, the crowd was not that bad. We no need to queue to buy any food and the best part was, I can easily take a few pictures without any hassle.  The weather is quite hot over there, so I suggest you to wear a hat.

After looked around this event area, we decided to try Es Slendang Mayang, Jagung Bakar Bang Rusman, Pempek Kapal Selam from Pempek Palembang 96, Kerak Telor, Nasi Bakar Ubi Ungu Bu Broto and Bir Pletok.

Es Slendang Mayang IDR10.000

Jagung Bakar Pedas Asin Manis Bang Rusman IDR12.000

Pempek Kapal Selam from Pempek Palembang 96

Kerak Telor

Nasi Bakar Ubi Ungu Bu Broto IDR30.000

Bir Pletok IDR5.000

We were enjoyed had our lunch over there. You can enjoy the Betawi authentic food while listen to the Betawi song. It's such a great place to spend your weekend with your loved one.

A MUST try food: Bir Pletok and Es Slendang Mayang.

Btw, curious to know the details about the foods that I ordered over there? Stay tune in this blog since I will post these Betawi foods article continuously.

The paper money to buy the food
Name: Kampung Jajan Betawi
Date: 14 December 2013 - 05 January 2014
Location: Mall Artha Gading - Jakarta Utara Indonesia
Monday - Friday: 03:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00AM - 10:00PM

Friday, 20 December 2013

Restoran Sederhana

Have you ever try Padang Style restaurant in Jakarta?

If the answer is no, then you MUST try it when you visit my hometown one day. I guarantee you will love it (confident + proud mode).

Restoran Sederhana is one of the most famous Padang style restaurants in Jakarta.

This restaurant offers a wide range of delicious dishes that ‘confirm’ will make you to eat for more than one round.

Most of the dishes over there are spicy. But don't worry; they also have a few non spicy dishes for you to try.

How to order the foods over there?
Normally they will put more than ten small plates in your table. Each plate contains different dish and some of the dishes (e.g: chicken, fritters) have 2 pieces in a single plate. Don't worry if you are eat alone, you can only take one piece of chicken or fritters to try and of course you only pay one piece of the dish.

But this rule is not meant for all dishes in here. Most of the vegetables and fish are calculate by per plate. So you still need to pay full price even you only eat half portion of the dish in a single plate.

Over there, we tried Ayam Bakar, Ayam Gulai, Tempe Goreng Tepung, Bakwan Jagung, Anak Ikan Cabai Ijo, Sayur Nangka and Udang Balado. I like all the foods especially Anak Ikan Cabai Ijo and Ayam Bakar.

Anak Ikan Cabai Ijo is a baby fish with Green Chilli.  It's so crunchy. I can't imagine that those baby fishes can be that crunchy!!

Ayam Bakar is a grilled chicken. It tasted so damn good!! The flavour and the meat were just simply delicious.

Overall, we enjoyed had our late lunch over there.

Will I go there again? Yes

Ayam Bakar IDR15.0o0 (per piece)

Ayam Gulai IDR15.000 (per piece)

Ayam Cabai Ijo

Gulai Ati Ampela

Rendang Sapi

Tempe Goreng Tepung IDR3.000 (per piece)

Bakwan Jagung IDR8.000 (per piece)

Anak Ikan Cabai Ijo IDR16.000

Ikan Bakar

Sayur Nangka IDR9.000

Kambing Rendang

Sambal Ijo

Ayam Goreng

Udang Balado IDR20.000

Restoran Sederhana
Name: Restoran Sederhana
Address: Boulevard Raya Blok LA 4/3 Kelapa Gading Jakarta Utara Indonesia