Friday, 28 November 2014

Happy eating with maximum $5 at Zaiman Corner

Yippie, its Friday again!!!! Today I am back with “Happy eating with maximum $5” article. So sorry for MIS for the past few weeks.  

If you looking for Halal foods around China Town area, I believed this article will be useful for you.  I found Zaiman Corner food stall while exploring a new place with my colleague for lunch. 

At first, I never realise about Zaiman Corner whereabouts. After looked around for all the food stalls in that hawker centre, I am curious about Zaiman Corner because this stall have the longest queue compare with other stalls. So without hesitation, I decided to ordered my lunch at Zaiman Corner.

They sell many types of malay dishes such as Lontong, Nasi Lemak, Mee Siam, Mee Rebus, Mee Soto, Soto Ayam and Tahu Goreng. They also have mixed rice. The mixed rice price is vary depend on how many meat and vegetables that you choose.

Other than normal menu that I mentioned earlier, they also provide special menu that not same everyday:
- Monday and Wednesday: Nasi Ambeng
- Tuesday and Thursday: Nasi Ayam Penyet
- Friday: Nasi Briyani

That time, I tried Nasi Ambeng. FYI, Nasi Ambeng is a dish that consists of white rice prepared with chicken cooked in spicy tomato sauce, achar, shredded coconut mixed with beansprout, potato with longbean, fried coconut flesh, perkedel and cooked chili sauce

The portion is big and it's very delicious. I am quite amaze with the taste. It's beyond my expectation.

Will I go there again? Yes.

Nasi Ambeng $5

Zaiman Corner stall
Name: Zaiman Corner
Address: 34 Upper Cross Street #01-170
Nearest MRT: China Town MRT

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Jakarta Street Food Festival (14 - 30 November 2014)

From November 14-30, 2014, La Piazza has Jakarta Street Food Festival. This festival is a good place for you to enjoy your day by eating delicious foods after tired working. 

You may expect many delicious local foods and international foods in this festival. I found some foods that was also sold in Singapore like Hot Star Large Fried Chicken, Egglet, TaiyakiNasi Lemak, Prata and Ice Cream Wafer.

In that time, we only tried two dishes: Bubur Kuning with Chicken and Perkedel at Bubur Kuning Plus2 and Bakso at Bakso Radja.

Bubur Kuning (Yellow Porridge) is made from porridge mixed with turmeric. Turmeric produces yellow color. They add chicken, Cakwe (Youtiao) and Perkedel into this yellow porridge. It's delicious. The only comment with this porridge is having small portion.

Bubur Kuning Plus2

Bakso Radja that we ordered was contained of four pieces of bakso (beef ball), one piece of egg beef ball and one piece of tofu. It was yummy and the soup was also delicious.

Bakso Radja
The interesting part in this festival is that they are using fake paper money like Monopoly money. In order to get this fake paper money, you need to exchange with real money at money counter.
Fake Paper Money

Be sure to visit this festival if you have time before it's end.

Jakarta Street Food Festival
Event Details
Name: Jakarta Street Food Festival
Date: 14 - 30 November 2014
Location: La Piazza Kelapa Gading, Jakarta Utara Indonesia

Monday, 24 November 2014

Ratu Kepiting

What is the best seafood for you? For me, everything about seafood are best. Sounds greedy, right :p.

During my trip to Jakarta, we always go hunting delicious foods. One of the best place that we tried so far was Ratu Kepiting (Crab Queen). Located at Wisma Gading Permai apartment, Ratu Kepiting opens daily start from 18:00PM until 24:00PM.

Ratu Kepiting offers many types of seafood dishes, but I suggest you to try their crab dishes.

We ordered Kepiting Saus Padang (Crab with Padang sauce), Soup Asparagus and two plates of rice.

The crab dishes price depends on the crab's weight.

Kepiting Saus Padang was tasty and a bit spicy. This crab meat was fresh, sweet, thick and got many crab's egg.

Soup asparagus was also not bad. It's contained asparagus, fish ball, shrimp and egg.

The dishes portion were big. Each dish could served 2 people.

Although Ratu Kepiting was a tent food stall and located in the outdoor area without A/C, we were enjoying eating at this place. 

Will I go there again? Yes.

Kepiting Saus Padang IDR93.500

Soup Asparagus IDR28.000

Asparagus, Fish ball and Shrimp (Soup Asparagus toppings)

Ratu Kepiting
Name: Ratu Kepiting
Address: Apartemen Wisma Gading Permai - Boulevard Raya - Kelapa Gading Jakarta - Indonesia
Opening Hours
Daily: 18:00PM - 24:00PM

Thursday, 20 November 2014

(7")2 Pizza

Happy Thursday, guys!!! Today I want to share with you pizza stall that I found at IMM Building. The name of this place is 7 Inch Square Pizza.

Not like any normal pizza, pizza at (7")2 Pizza has a quite unique shape. It’s a square shape crispy thin crusted pizza.

They offer many different toppings, such as Tom Yum Pizza, Hawaiian Pizza, Chicken Sausage Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Mushroom Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Sambal Prawn Pizza, Meat Lover Pizza and Triple Cheese Pizza.

Other than those toppings, they also have Vegetarian Pizza which is especially made for vegetarian peoples (ehm, not bad yeah).

I tried Pepperoni Pizza. This pizza is one of the most popular choice. After they cut the pizza, you can get nine small pieces of pizza. Not bad right.

This pizza is delicious and crispy. The price is also quite affordable.

Will I go there again? Yes, of course. Next time I will try the other toppings =)

Pepperoni Pizza (before bake)

Pepperoni Pizza (after baked) S$4.50 

(7")2 Pizza
Name: (7")2 Pizza
Address: IMM Building, 2 Jurong East Street 21, #01-K07
Nearest MRT: Jurong East MRT
Opening Hours
Daily: 11:00AM - 09:00PM

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Es Cincau

Hi all! Today I will introduce you one of Indonesian traditional beverage called Es Cincau
Es Cincau

Es Cincau
Last time, you can easily find this Es Cincau sellers along on the side of main big road. Some of them also pass by house complex area to sell Es Cincau.
Es Cincau Seller

Nowadays, it's quite difficult to find this seller. The reason is because not many people buying Es Cincau anymore and it's quite troublesome to make this cincau.

Es Cincau contains of Cincau (a.k.a. Green Grass Jelly), sweet brown sugar syrup, coconut milk and comes with ice.


Coconut Milk

Sweet Brown Sugar Syrup
Research said that Cincau is good for health. I prefer this Cincau (Green Grass Jelly) than Black Grass Jelly.

Es Cincau is considered as Indonesian street beverages.