Crayon Burger @ Subang Jaya

Unique specialty burger is getting trendy lately. Price is slightly expensive than Carl's Junior but they use quality ingredients and taste good. 

My friend told me that this restaurant is making decent business since day one. I can see how they enjoy their profits with regular stream of patrons.


Bakmi Kepiting @ Mangga Besar

Kepiting means crab. Hence, this is dry noodle with crab meat topping.
Interesting fresh little crabby meat. But the noodle was not up to my expectation like the other bakmi around Jakarta.
Okay to try, but the price is not that cheap though.


Lam's Kitchen

It is not easy to find Chinese food in this neighbourhood. The restaurant is located inside Plaza Jelutong, near Jaya Grocer.

Yummy charsiew wanton noodle. The fish head bihun is the famous Woo Pin Fish Head Noodle House branch.

Good to try, worth to come again.


Home cooked Nasi Uduk and Sayur Asem

Nasi uduk is just like nasi lemak. Recipe is ordinary and easy. But the essence and feeling is unique when someone spend so much time and heart to prepare.

Nasi Tim

Nasi tim is quite common among the Chinese community in Jakarta. I think the name derived from steam rice. 

Pre cooked soy sauce chicken steamed together with the rice in metal bowl. Seller carrying in the back of their motorcycle. It then pack into plastic sheet in hot condition. Seems pretty safe to eat.

Some really tasty.


Mie Alip

Another noodle house, another nice Bakmi to eat.
Located around Kota area, it is quite pack during lunch hour.

Very few noodle house in Malaysia can compete with the texture and quality of any ordinary bakmi there.

Trust me, my final year project paper was evaluating yellow noodle quality, although many years ago.


Da Niang Sui Kiao

I think we should not be surprised when there is any typical authentic food found in any foreign city. In this current global village kind of world, moving people is as easy as moving information. Chinese is everywhere where there is human living.

However, we are rather surprised by the good taste and vary than the many Indonesian cuisine we were dining everyday.

I will missed this, for sure.


Nasi Uduk Ayam Goreng Lahap

This shop was always full house, but we found the rice just so so only.

The fragrance and aroma is too intense. I more prefer lighter and gentle taste.

Anyway, there seems hardly any bad food in Jakarta. Or maybe we had adjusted our preference already.


Central Mall Food Court

Food courts in the malls here are nothing different from other countries. The settings and presentations are pretty standard. It's hygienic with comfortable dining arrangement.

But of cause, there will be different in food served compare to other countries. Jawanese, Sundanese or Balinese food is common.

For me, I craved for Malaysia style. Lucky there is one stall serving my aim.


Reunion dinner 2013

Impossible is nothing.

Never thought a home cooked dinner can be presented like that. At least I never seen any like that in my family thus far.

The presentation? Awesome!

The taste? Still some area to improve.

The passion? No words can be described.


Nasi Uduk

Another Nasi Uduk I had.

Rice were cooked perfectly well. Rich coconut aroma with tasty spices. I had 2 portion, can't help it.

Pondok Parahyangan

Sundanese food, BBQ, deep fried, chili and lots of spices.

Friend brought us to Kelapa Gading area for this fantastic food.

I was amazed by the deep fried chicken. I thought the frying temperature was so high that all the meat and muscle were basically powderized. Texture was super soft and it kind of melt in my mouth.

Grill fish and deep fried petai were tasty too.

Also, have you ever eat grill rice? Nasi Bakar so they call.

I am more and more hook to local food already.


Little snack in Artha Gading Mall

Simple meeting in Artha Gading Mall. 
Simple snacks with Gorengan and Ais Jeruk Kelapa.
People here really know how to fried stuff. Yummy delicious!


京都 Jin Du Restaurent in Yong Peng

It has been pretty long since I had such springy and chewy fish ball.

It is pretty common in Malaysia and this Jin Du is just a typical fish ball stall in Yong Peng. But after such long empty season outside the country, I was so appreciate the texture and sensation in my mouth.


Home cooked nasi uduk.

Nasi uduk is similar to nasi lemak, the famous coconut rice in Malaysia. It has rich coconut flavor with few additional spices make it slightly different from nasi lemak.

Nasi uduk does not serve with "ikan bilis" and "kacang"; which is fried anchovies and peanuts. It is normally serve with local dishes.

Not very difficult to prepare.

We like it because it link us back to Malaysia, for our taste espect.


Bakmi ... Somewhere in Pasar Baru

Another bakmi, another taste.

People here really crazy about noodle. And they hunt for noodle. Strange, but true.

My friend took me to another stall.

For me, this one taste so so only la.

No offense, I just say what I meant.


Satay Babi

I never see anyone selling it in KL. We have satay ayam, satay kambing, satay daging, satay arnab and many other funny satay there, but never see people selling satay babi.

Maybe Chinese there only like to sell Charsiew and roasted pork because it is easier. No need to stand beside the heat all the time.

I don't know. But someone should start to think about it, seriously, satay babi serve good with Tiger.

Pak coming from Tangerang everyday to sell his famous and cheap satay babi.

A little less hygiene as he brought also flies together with his marinated satay. But after the burning, everything die.

At least my stomach is okay until now.


How we start our 2013.

"My friends were having fine dinner last night for their new year eve celebration... " she said looking at her Facebook.


"Do you think we should do something?"

"Well, at least we were awake last night until 1am, seeing people here burning their money." I said.

Our neighborhood just kept lighting up fire crackers non stop for hours.

"So, what do you think?"

Our home cooked dinner for 2013 celebration. Pan fried salmon on butter, baked giant mushroom with cheese and  fried spaghetti curry flavor.

We choose not to eat outside to avoid our little devils' demolition act. But still, 5 minutes after the picture taken, we had to swallow every bit and pieces in no time while listening Leighren screaming.

I am sure all parents know exactly what we are going through.