Cannabeans – Alam Sutera, Serpong

A fairly new cafe just opened in Alam Sutera, I happened to visit the place a few weeks back, sorry for this late post that is all thanks to my recent packed schedule that didn’t leave me anytime for blogging (so sorry folks!)

Back to the star of the show! I really loved the ambiance of Cannabeans, lot’s of pretty instagrammable spots for ladies out there to take OOTD pictures!

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My Once-in-a-While OOTD shot! What do you think? 😉

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Cannabeans offers limited food choices, it’s alright because it only makes my food dilemma shorter! 🙂

Togarashi Chicken Steak – IDR58,000++

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Togarashi Chicken Steak – IDR58,000++
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Togarashi Chicken Steak – IDR58,000++

It’s your classice grilled chicken breast. It’s just ‘okay’, I guess.. The chicken was well marinated and tender enough, yet there’s nothing too special about it. On the other hand, I loved the mashed potatoes that were very soft and creamy!

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Togarahi Chicken Steak – IDR58,000++

Fettucine Mushroom Alfredo – IDR45,000++

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Fettucine Mushroom Alfredo -IDR45,000++
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Fettucine Mushroom Alfredo -IDR45,000++

NOW WE’RE TALKING! The Fettucine Pasta was very nice and creamy! The moment it came to my table, the extremely appetizing savory cheese smell really pumped me up! It’s creamy yet not overly so, the pasta is a little bit overcooked but I still liked it anyways!

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Fettucine Mushroom Alfredo -IDR45,000++
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Fettucine Mushroom Alfredo -IDR45,000++

Deep Fried Kalasan Chicken with Steamed Rice (Half/Whole – IDR58,000/IDR110,000)

This was most definitely THE highlight of all the main course! You can’t believe how fragrant it was when it came out. My only complaint would be how small the chicken was..

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Deep Fried Kalasan Chicken

The Kalasan Chicken was so CRISPY on the outside yet TENDER and FRAGRANT on the inside. Every piece was so flavorful – to the bones! This is definitely a must-try menu if you guys visited the place!

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Deep Fried Kalasan Chicken
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They put your bill in such a cute Bunny Container!

Overall I thought that this cafe provides really nice ambiance and good food as well. Perfect for you to pass time having coffee and a small chat with your loved ones while also grabbing some quick lunch when you start to get hungry!

 Canabeans Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Alam Sutera Boulevard, Kav. A01 – A03, Jl. Jalur Sutera, Pinang, Tangerang

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Kayu Kayu Restaurant – Serpong Utara, Tangerang

I was going to have a quick family lunch in the area when I stumbled upon this relatively new restaurant near Alam Sutera area. It occupies its own space, along with a furniture & wood craft store right beside it.

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I was pleasantly surprised by the interior decoration and ambiance of this place. It has a fairly large dining area, with wooden-ethnic theme decoration. I loved that it really feels very homey, comfy, and natural right inside, with perfect lighting because of the glass walls.

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There was someone celebrating their birthday when I came for a visit, thus it is quite crowded in one area and relatively quieter in the other side of the dining area.

Ristretto – IDR25,000++

I decided to try the coffee by 127 Coffee. It was pretty good since the coffee truly suites my taste – fragrant bitter aftertaste (slightly sour too!) that slowly melts through your mouth.

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Ristretto – IDR25,000++
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Ristretto – IDR25,000++
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Ristretto – IDR25,000++

Affogato – IDR40,000++

This one is a classic cup of espresso shot with 2 large scoops of vanilla ice cream. When tasting their espresso coffee, the sour aftertaste became more distinct, which was quite on the contrary to my taste which prefers bitter aftertaste. Nevertheless, I was still quite happy with this one since they were quite generous with the ice cream scoops!

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Affogato – IDR40,000++

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Tahu Telor – IDR28,000++

For a piece of Tahu Telor this big, it sure was worth it! As a ‘tahu telor’, it doesn’t resemble the treu Indonesian authentic dish. The mixture much more resemble fu yung hai (chinese omelette dish) with Indonesian-styled sweet and sour clear sauce. As a dish, however, it was quite delicious!

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Tahu Telor – IDR28,000++
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Tahu Telor – IDR28,000++
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Tahu Telor – IDR28,000++

The mixture it self was quite thick with generous toppings. What I like even more was the fact that it was pan-fried until it was crisp and the fragrant was at its peak, without overcooking. It wasn’t too oily either!

Ayam Goreng Kalasan – IDR68,000++ (Half)/IDR118,000++ (Whole)

This one comes in 2 sizes – Half Chicken (IDR68,000++), and Whole Chicken (IDR118,000++). Again, the chicken was very well marinated. Despite being deep fried, it wasn’t too oily either. In addition, they manage to retain the tender chicken meat too!

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Ayam Goreng Kalasan

The Sambal Sauce was pretty good too! Not too spicy and they incorporate a mix of savory/sour flavor into it!

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Tumis Jantung Pisang – IDR36,000++

‘Jantung Pisang’ literally translates to the ‘Heart of the Banana’.  It’s not as scary as it sounds, it’s actually edible banana flowers!

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Tumis Jantung Pisang – IDR36,000++

This was my first time ever trying ‘Jantung Pisang’, and I am glad I tried it at this restaurant. To be honest it doesn’t look convincing at first, but after you tasted it, you get this crunchy yet soft texture, very well marinated throughout the dish as well! Moreover, I really like the simple yet elegant plating of this dish.

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Laksa Peranakan – IDR48,000++

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Laksa Peranakan – IDR48,000++

This was pretty god, but wasn’t ‘outstanding’ either. The soup was pretty fragrant and thick with coconut milk, which really makes it more distinct and delicious!

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Even the bill box were so beautifully crafted!

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Overall I am really happy with this restaurant. An upper-class casual dining Indonesian restaurant with really affordable prices, reasonable portion, and great ambiance! The service was a bit slow, but I was really impressed with their efforts to plate every dish beautifully! I would really recommend this place for any occasions – Bridal shower, casual business lunch, family gathering, and more!

 Kayu Kayu Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Jl. Jalur Sutera No. 28A, Serpong Utara, Tangerang

Sale Italian Restaurant – Serpong, Tangerang

I recently met one of my foodie friends and they told me that there is this fairly new Italian restaurant owned by an Italian and it was pretty good. I am a huge fan of Italian food so I immediately went there and visit.

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It was simple yet minimalistic, just like a homey Italian restaurant. The second floor has more room (and better lighting) than the first floor, so I opt to dine there.

Complimentary Bread

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Complimentary Bread
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Complimentary Bread

I really got a very nice first impression from this restaurant – even their complimentary bread was DELICIOUS! There was about 3-4 different varieties of freshly baked bread in that basket, I absolutely LOVE the cube & dense ones – it’s so thick, moist, fragrant and flavorful!

Petto di pollo ala Diavola – IDR85,000++

To put it simply, it’s grilled organic chicken breast with vegetables at the sides. I love the simple and clean presentation. The chicken already have all the bones removed so it’s easier to eat. They gave you such a large piece too, I thought it would smell a bit but it turned out to be nice and fresh!

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Petto di pollo ala Diavola – IDR85,000++
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Petto di pollo ala Diavola – IDR85,000++

If anyone is on a diet, this menu is most suitable for them! It’s tasty yet not too oily. It’s well marinated and seeps to the thickest part of the chicken too!

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Petto di pollo ala Diavola – IDR85,000++

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Gnocchi al quattro Formaggi – IDR70,000++

Definitely one of the best Gnocchi I’ve had so far! They have a very nice chewy texture, a very nice mixture you get from potatoes and not from adding to much flour.

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Gnocchi al quattro Formaggi – IDR75,000++
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Gnocchi al quattro Formaggi – IDR75,000++

The toasted walnuts on top really brings out the fragrant and flavor. They also put the right amount of cream – not too much and not too scarce, just right!

Tagliatelle con Pollo fungi e crema – IDR75,000++

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Tagliatelle con Pollo funghi e crema – IDR75,000++
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Tagliatelle con Pollo funghi e crema – IDR75,000++
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Tagliatelle con Pollo funghi e crema – IDR75,000++

These are spinach fettuccine with grilled chicken and creamy mushrooms. They have quite a generous amount of cubed grilled chicken, and it’s all lean meat without sacrificing the taste nor texture.

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Gnocchi al quattro Formaggi – IDR70,000++
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Gnocchi al quattro Formaggi – IDR70,000++

I’d love it better if it’s more creamy with more sauce, but it’s still just as good. What I like about the food here is that they could make it nice and tasty but not too oily. I see that the bits of chicken in the dishes I order were always lean and cooked with not as much oil as your usual restaurant.

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Salciccia e Funghi – IDR70,000++

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Salciccia e Funghi – IDR70,000++

Thin pizza weren’t exactly to my taste, but this one was quite nice because the crust wasn’t as thin and they put quite a generous amount of cheese topping on top!

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Assorted desserts

The owner was so nice as he suddenly gave us complimentary desserts on the house! I don’t know if they really sell these in assorted sampling portions, but it was all delicious! The creme brulee was nice and creamy but not too milky!

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This one is like layers of different chocolate paste. I love that it’s soft and creamy yet not too heavy. It’s milky but not too sweet!

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Overall I am satisfied with the food and service (friendly, knowledgeable staff with short waiting time)! The price was mid-high considering the location, but I thought the quality compensates it well. The portion was quite generous too! Definitely a go-to must try Italian restaurant if you’re in the area!

SALE Italian Ristorante Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
The Icon, Business Park Blok D/9, Jl. Raya Cisauk Lapan, Serpong, Tangerang

Seirock-Ya – AEON Mall, Tangerang

I was looking for a nice Ramen place when I came across Seirock-Ya with quite a lot of positive reviews and high rating. Since it’s near my house anyway, I immediately came over the restaurant to have a FEAST!

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Toripaitan Ramen Shio w/ Chasiu
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Toripaitan Ramen Shio w/ Chasiu

When it came, it was so fragrant and tempting! The broth was so thick and savory, even my family claimed that it was one of the nicest Ramen they’ve ever tasted!

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Tsukemen with Eggs – IDR71,000++

You get 1 free refill for this one, probably because the soup stock was so strong and thick. What makes it different is that the soup stock is also served in a different bowl, you’re supposed to dip the noodles to the soup before eating.

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Tsukemen with Eggs – IDR71,000++

This one is pretty good too! They have a much thicker soup with stronger taste from fish sauce. I liked the original Ramen (Toripaitan version) better but it doesn’t make this one any less delicious!

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Seirock-Ya Special Gyoza – IDR27,000++

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Seirock-Ya Special Gyoza – IDR27,000++

Don’t forget to try their yummy nummy Gyoza while waiting for your food to come!

Oyako Don – IDR47,000++

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Oyako Don – IDR47,000++

It’s basically rice bowl topped with chicken & eggs. I love the rice texture which was soft and fluffy, the chicken & egg topping was quite generous. Most of the Oyako Don I’ve tried tend to be a bit bland and soft in taste, and this one is like that too. The only difference is that I found their Oyako Don to be slightly more fragrant than the ones I found in other places.

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Oyako Don – IDR47,000++

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Overall I totally understand why they were claimed as one of the best Ramen in town. They do have very thick and flavorful soup, and the noodle texture was just right – not too soft nor too hard, not too fluffy nor too thick either. I really recommend this place if you are craving for some really good Ramen!

 Seirock-Ya Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

AEON Mall, Lantai 3, Ramen Village, Jl. BSD Raya Utama, Serpong, Tangerang

Tore Tore – Gading Serpong, Tangerang

I recently saw one of my foodie friend posted something from Tore Tore, since I’ve been eyeing to visit the restaurant from a few weeks back myself, I immediately come and visit.

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It was a two-storey building, not too much space, but it’s pleasantly decorated. The food came out fast too! Oh there’s one catch that really lures me into this place – for a minimum purchase of IDR200,000 you’ll be able to purchase fresh salmon sashimi for only IDR10,000! Who would resist THAT?!

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Complimentary Appetizers & Salmon Sashimi (promo IDR10,000)

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The moment we came, the waitress serves us some complimentary appetizers. It’s made out of tuna pieces mixed with fresh cucumbers and what I think is mayonnaise. My mom was an absolute anti-tuna person, but she actually loved it! She said it’s fresh and doesn’t have this annoying and irritating fishy smell!

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Cawan mushi – IDR35,000++

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Cawan Mushi – IDR35,000++

My all time favorite and ‘not-to-be-missed’ Japanese appetizers! I loved that their Cawan Mushi wasn’t too eggy, nor too runny, they’ve got a lot of filling inside too!

Tori Zosui (Chicken Porridge) – IDR32,000++

I love porridge, so I really want to try what Japanese porridge (with such a fancy name – ‘Zosui’ too!) tastes like. It was WORTH IT! I can’t believe for only IDR32,000++, you get THAT much porridge (serves 3 people for me – we ordered other menus too) and they have SO MUCH filling and topping inside! Even porridge from Taw*n was often priced similarly (cheaper, but similar), but the topping wasn’t as much.

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Tori Zosui – IDR32,000++
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Tori Zosui – IDR32,000++

This was a definite like for me! So savory and the porridge wasn’t to watery nor too thick either. I can tell it’s nutritious too because they add a lot of toppings inside!

Chicken Teriyaki (???)

I honestly forgot what this dish was named, because it’s on their lunch special so it’s not on their regular menu book. It’s served only during lunch period and the price was only around IDR40k to IDR50k-ish. I thought this was ‘mediocre’, it wasn’t bad though, but there’s just too little chicken for so much rice.

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Teriyaki to Tempura – IDR99,000++

It’s a Bento with lots of different food components inside. You get Miso soup as a side too! The Tempura was nice, and I really looveed the Chicken Teriyaki. I think it was deep fried first before being marinated and sauteed with teriyaki sauce, because the outside texture was crispy and so fragrant!

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Teriyaki To Tempura – IDR99,000++
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Teriyaki To Tempura – IDR99,000++
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Teriyaki To Tempura – IDR99,000++

Yaki Udon – IDR68,000++

I’ve never really liked Udon, but this was definitely the BEST one I’ve ever tasted! I didn’t expect it to came out tasting like that. I thought that it would be like your typical Udon that is a bit more bland in taste, but it turned out to be so rich in flavor – sweet and sour, with a spicy kick!

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Yaki Udon – IDR68,000++
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Yaki Udon – IDR68,000++
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Yaki Udon – IDR68,000++

Not to mention they got a LOT of toppings and the portion was HUGE! This is a definite MUST TRY item guys – NOT to be missed!

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Overall I was really satisfied with the food and service (short waiting time!) at Tore Tore. My mom can’t stand raw Japanese Sashimi, but my Dad is an omnivore who loved sashimi, so it was quite hard for me to find a Japanese restaurant that caters to such opposites. This restaurant provides quite a lot of Sashimi, Sushi, and Nigiri (even though I didn’t order them) choices while not leaving out the cooked main dish too!

Definitely a Must Try Japanese restaurant at Gading Serpong!

TORE TORE Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Jl. Spring Boulevard Selatan No. 51, Gading Serpong, Serpong Utara, Tangerang

Port Five Six – Gading Serpong

I’ve heard a few friends mentioning this new place that just opened in Gading Serpong, so I immediately came to try the food and ambiance of the place!

It was located above another restaurant selling Soto (a traditional Indonesian soup dish), and the signage was so small compared to this other restaurant that it was a bit misleading at first. The place was scarcely decorated, with cement walls and a few green touches here and there, but it was still alright because the lighting during the day was excellent.

Badak Float – IDR30,000++

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Badak Float – IDR30,000++
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Badak Float – IDR30,000++

I was so intrigued by its name so I asked what it was. When the waitress said that it’s Sarsaparilla soft drink with vanilla ice cream, I immediately remember my favorite childhood drink from a local fast food restaurant. I usually order hot tea or cafe latte when I am in a cafe, but I can’t help but order these to relive my childhood memories!

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Badak Float – IDR30,000++

Cendol Croissant – IDR38,000++

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Cendol Croissant – IDR38,000++

It looks like the perfect golden flaky croissant. It has quite a great texture too, but I really hoped they add more of the cendol paste/sauce inside. It was so sweet and fragrant!

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Cendol Croissant – IDR38,000++

Eggs Shinjuku – IDR86,000++

I am a huuggee fan of breakfast/brunch menu, so I was so eager to try this one! It’s basically eggs benedict with a slight asian twist – they served brined salmon along with the dish!

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Eggs Shinjuku – IDR86,000++
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Eggs Shinjuku – IDR86,000++

This is a definite go-to dish if you visit Port Five Six! I didn’t expect them to give such a big salmon piece too. The salmon was perfectly grilled and marinated, it doesn’t smell fishy too! The eggs benedict was PERFECT! It melts so perfectly and blends well with the bits of vegetables and kani stick. Their sour dough was perfectly toasted too! It was crispy, fragrant, and savory!

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Eggs Shinjuku – IDR86,000++
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Eggs Shinjuku – IDR86,000++

Did I mention that it was so beautifully plated too?? ❤

Salted Egg Yolk Chicken – IDR53,000++

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Salted Egg Yolk Chicken – IDR53,000++
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Salted Egg Yolk Chicken – IDR53,000++

Well it wasn’t bad, but I really hoped that the salted egg yolk sauce would be made to be much stronger than it already was. Kudos to the perfect sunny-side-up eggs though!

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Salted Egg Yolk Chicken – IDR53,000++
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Salted Egg Yolk Chicken – IDR53,000++

Acai Bowl – IDR58,000++

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Acai Bowl – IDR58,000++

How could I resist a good ol’ classic smoothie bowl? It was nice and refreshing, but it wasn’t the best out there. It’s a bit too runny for my taste.

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Acai Bowl – IDR58,000++

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Overall the food was alright, a bit too pricey considering the location, taste, and portion, but it was worth the try. I’d recommend the Eggs Shinjuku to anyone who’d want to visit the place!

 Port Five Six Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Jl. Kelapa Gading Selatan, Blok BH 10 No. 5-6, Serpong Utara, Tangerang

Cultivate – Serpong, Tangerang

This was a relatively new cafe at Gading Serpong, famous mainly for their beautiful looking desserts. I was quite intrigued with the pictures I found at various social medias so here I was snapping lots of pictures while enjoying the good food to my heart’s content!

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The cafe was quite small. The outdoor smoking area could only accommodate 3-4 people at a maximum and the indoor seating areas would be quite packed if you put 10-12 people all at once. Since it’s relatively new, the decor was still so sparse, a few more art pieces here and there would definitely made the place.

Coffee (Latte) Bundle w/ Cheesecake – IDR40,000

I was so in love with cheesecakes, so when I laid my eyes on the lemon cheesecake put on display, I instantly order a slice for myself. I was quite lucky because the waitress said that if you buy the cheesecake, you only have to add another IDR15,000 to get a cup of coffee! Such a great bundle!

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Coffee (Latte)

The coffee has a very nice aroma strong yet not quite so. Sadly the taste wasn’t to my liking since it has a rather sour aftertaste – I prefer bitter ones. I couldn’t really comment much on coffee since I am no coffee connoisseur, and coffee really depends on different people with different tastes and personalities, so you should just come here and judge for yourselves!

English Breakfast – IDR55,000

I was in the mood of some brunch food so I order these. It’s really a classic breakfast ensemble. Simple and predictable, just like any other English breakfast you would imagine. You could also choose to use pork/beef bacon here!

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English Breakfast – IDR55,000
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English Breakfast – IDR55,000

The toasted bread was just plain toasted bread, but somehow it was very pleasing. The texture was still soft yet crispy, just perfect even if you want to eat it bare.

Australian Beef Burger – IDR48,000

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Australian Beef Burger – IDR48,000

I saw a picture of their Beef Burger once and my foodie instinct just tickles to get a bite out of it. The portion was just right and the bun was quite thick and dense, it wasn’t too soft and gooey, the texture was simply lovely. Oh, you could choose beef/pork bacon according to your liking too!

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Australian Beef Burger – IDR48,000

Coconut Ice Cream – IDR13,000/Scoop

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Cocounut Ice Cream – IDR13,000

This was proof that they do try to make everything look good – even a simple scoop of ice cream! The coconut ice cream wasn’t as soft and creamy as I’d like it to be. It’s delicious, but I thought that the quality of the ice cream should be more worth the money than what it already was.

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Lemon Cheesecake (Bundle)

I forgot the price per slice, but it was somewhere between IDR25,000 – IDR35,000 per slice – a pretty big one too. The lemon cheesecake was more lemon than cheesecake, too much lemon that it’s too sour. It still tastes good, but it tastes like lemon yogurt cake now.

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Deconstructed Apple Crumble – IDR50,000

I can’t wait for the dessert to come! I was so excited and I am glad that the wait was over when it came to my table. The deconstructed apple crumble was too cute – looks like a mini carved out pumpkin, but it’s in fact – apples!

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Deconstructed Apple Crumble – IDR50,000

It was sweetened whole apple stuffed with apple sauce as the filling inside. It doesn’t taste bad, but it doesn’t taste as good as it look either. It’s a bit too bland (which makes it healthier – a plus point for me!), and the crumble was to light for my taste.

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Deconstructed Apple Crumble – IDR50,000

Mango Sticky Rice – IDR45,000

The STAR and the REASON of my visit here! Their Mango Sticky rice was so artistically MESSY! It’s very nice too! The sticky rice was still warm and have just the right texture. My only complain was the portion that was too small, and I’d be glad if they use real mangoes rather than mango pudding.

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Mango Sticky Rice – IDR45,000
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Mango Sticky Rice – IDR45,000

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The food wasn’t bad at all (and it’s entirely photogenic too!), but I would loved it more if they could cozy up the place. It’s still too empty and sparse.

 Cultivate Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Jl. Kelapa Gading Selatan BH10 No. 11, Gading Serpong, Serpong Utara, Tangerang 15810

Ayam Mercon – BSD, Serpong (Tangerang)

This isn’t my typical ‘blog material’, but I thought that the food here was quite delicious and it IS particularly blog worthy!

Ayam Mercon has several branches spread around Serpong, but since the branch here is particularly close to my house, I went to visit this branch instead. They were famous for their ‘Ayam Mercon’ (thus the name) which was particularly spicy yet addicting to most.

Ayam Lengkuas – IDR21,000/Pcs

Since I can’t stand food that is too spicy, the waitress recommended this version in their ‘Chicken Series’.

This one is chicken deep fried and then sauteed with various spices which truly brings out the fragrances. Then its added with a special sauce (a very thin sauce, making it more like a soup) that’s savory with a little spicy kick (which I can still bear). A truly addicting piece of chicken breasts!!

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Ayam Lengkuas – IDR21,000/Pcs
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Ayam Lengkuas – IDR21,000/pcs

Gado-Gado – IDR25,000++

This is my favorite classic Indonesian traditional food that I’ve always ordered in almost any Indonesia restaurant that I went into!

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Gado-Gado – IDR25,000
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Gado-Gado – IDR25,000+

The peanut sauce was thick and distinct – just the way I like it, and they’ve got LOTS of vegetables! Since I rarely eat rice with Gado-Gado, the sheer amount of vegetables is enough to satisfy my hunger!

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Tahu Telor – IDR25,000

I am craving for some tofu and eggs at that moment, so I ordered a serving of this Tahu Telor. They use peanut sauce which was almost similar to the Gado-Gado sauce, which was a bit weird because to my knowledge, their sauce should be much thinner.

Anyway, thin/thick sauce aside, I LOVE it! The tofu was bountiful and very soft and smooth. The eggs were pan-fried until the sides were lightly crisp and fragrant!

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Tahu Telor – IDR25,000

Es Campur – IDR23,000

It’s the perfect dessert in a particularly hot day after eating spicy food (especially if you order their ayam mercon)! They gave such a generous portion – a full bowl of Es campur with shaved ice and lots of toppings on top. Very refreshing!

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Overall I would gladly recommend anyone to try their food! The place wasn’t too fancy, but it was fairly clean, so I’ve got no problem there. Anyone who might want to get cozy may order for takeaways and enjoy it at home!

 

Ayam Mercon – BSD, Serpong

Jl. Raya Rawa Buntu No. 121, BSD, Serpong, Tangerang Selatan

 

Omija – Supermall Karawaci, Tangerang

CulinARTSdaily was invited to attend a foodie gathering event held by Omija at Supermall Karawaci. Omija is a fairly recent modern Korean cafe serving light bites and beverage. It is the ‘brainchild’ of Born Ga – another top-notch authentic Korean restaurant.

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Omija Tea – IDR29,000++

This was said to be their signature drink, so I decided to give it a try. Though dubbed as a ‘tea’ beverage, the Omija Tea was actually a result of brewing dried ‘Omija’ Fruit! I googled it and Omija fruit is also called five-flavor berry or Magnolia berry in English!

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Omija – IDR29,000++

It was the perfect sweet & sour combination! Light and refreshing with bits of Omija fruit! It looks like dried cranberry at first glance!

Omija Frappe – IDR26,000++ (Small)/IDR39,000++ (Regular)

The Omija Frappe tastes like Omija Milkshake. It was quite nice too since it’s milkier yet not as thick and sweet as your normal milkshake. Still refreshing!

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Omija Frappe (Right), Citron Tea (Left)

Omaffin – IDR9,500/pcs

This is the signature ‘dessert’ at Omija! The OMAFFIN! Sounds so cute and funny isn’t it? The Omaffin, in my opnion, is a combination of Muffin and croissants. It taste more like croissants then muffin, but it was OK. I love the lemon cream cheese flavor best. The slight lemon twist really give a kick of refreshing sensation!

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Spicy Cheese Tteokbokki – IDR39,000++

It was blazing red in color, and since i can’t stand food that is too spicy, I was a bit intimidated at first. However, it turned out to be much better then i expected! The Tteokbokki was nice and chewy but not too hard and rubbery. It was spicy yet not too spicy and not overly sweet or sour either. They also have bits of Oden (fishcakes) inside!

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Spicy Cheese Tteokbokki – IDR39,000++

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I really hoped they put in more mozzarella cheese in it because it could be really worth it!

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RW Bokky IDR39,000++

This tastes exactly like the spicy cheese Tteokbokki, except they use half the Tteokbboki and replace it with noodles. There’s no mozzarella inside too. I personally like the spicy cheese tteokbokki better just because I love cheese!

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Bibimbap – IDR42,000++

The portion was HUGE! Topped with colorful topping variety, it was such a sight to behold. When mixed with their special sauce, the flavor really came out and compliment each other well. Loved it!

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Bibimbap – IDR42,000++

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Chicken Steak – IDR49,000++

This was their favorite item and I can fully understand why. It was DELICIOUS! They serve it with 4 sauce choices – Teriyaki, BBQ, Cream Cheese, and Spicy Korean Sauce. I tried the Teriyaki & Spicy Korean Sauce and I would definitely recommend the Teriyaki sauce chicken steak!

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The chicken was so tender and flavorful, and the sweet and savory teriyaki flavor was so delicious! The thin chicken skin was also slightly crisp, further enhancing the aroma of the chicken steak. LOVED IT!

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Overall it was a pleasant experience at Omija. The signature Omaffin was quite nice, yet I would come back for their chicken steak and Omija tea! Perfect for small gathering with friends!

 

 

Mio Caro Cafe- One PM Building, Gading Serpong

Mio Caro Cafe is located right beside the lobby of One PM Building. A very typical cozy cafe in a building, it was decorated mild yet pleasantly. Mio Caro Cafe offers mostly sandwiches and a few pasta and brunch menu.

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It was too bad that although everything looks nice and cozy, the service wasn’t. Despite the extremely friendly and patient waiter, the cafe was severely understaffed. I ordered 6 menu items and it took more than 2 hours for everything to be served. This was because one person was literally in-charge of everything – taking orders, making the food, serving the food, and billing payment!

A lot of their menu items are also out of order, despite the fact that it was even before lunch time when we arrive. It was truly disappointing when they are not well-prepared enough to serve orders for the day.

Cafe latte – IDR27,700++

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Cafe Latte – IDR27,700++

Despite the slow service, I have to admit that they truly serve good coffee! The coffee have a very mild bitter after taste that smoothly and gradually disappeared as you swallow in your mouth. It wasn’t too bitter nor too overpowering. Loved it!

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Cafe Latte – IDR27,700++

Cheese Steak Sandwich

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Cheese Steak Sandwich
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Cheese Steak Sandwich

I was quite excited with this menu since I am a huge Cheese Maniac. Yet it was a bit of a let down when it came with so little cheese on it. The so called ‘steak’ was only a few slices of beef here and there. I fyou taste each components one by one, the ‘steak’ wasn’t bad , but the few slices of beef clearly wasn’t enough to cover the whole sandwich.

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Honey Sesame Chicken – IDR37,500
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Honey Sesame Chicken – IDR37,500

These are chicken strips in honey sesame sauce and cheese. It was much better than the cheese steak and I absolutely love the Honey Sesame fragrant. It would be much better if they could add more chicken strips in it.

Hot Chipotle Sandwich – IDR37,200

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Hot Chipotle Sandwich – IDR37,200
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Hot Chipotle Sandwich – IDR37,200

Smoked chicken with Guacamole, Jalapeno, and Cheese. Though the Jalapeno wasn’t as distinct as I hoped it would be, it was still quite a delicious plate of sandwich.

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Italian Classic – IDR37,200

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Italian Classic – IDR37,200
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Italian Classic – IDR37,200

Smoked chicken with mayo pesto and cheese. This was my most favorite one! The pesto sauce was distinct yet not overwhelming. It was so fragrant and appetizing. Loved it!

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Monte Cristo – IDR49,400
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Monte Cristo – IDR49,400

I was looking forward to the Monte Cristo since it came last (1.5 hours of waiting too). Turned out it was a huge disappointment. The bread was already cold and hard when it came. It was bland and tasteless too. Furthermore, it was so plain with only 2 eggs as toppings. As the priciest dish I ordered for the day, it’s truly not worth every penny.

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Monte Cristo – IDR49,400

Fushion Spaghetti w/ Sesame Chicken – IDR49,400

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Fushion Spaghetti w/ Sesame Chicken – IDR49,400
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Fushion Spaghetti w/ Sesame Chicken – IDR49,400

I was a bit confused with this dish. Do they want to go asian or western? It’s not even ‘fushion’ either. This truly tastes like bland spaghetti with only soy sauce and salt. May be it’s just me, but it was also too oily for my taste. The good thing is that the Garlic bread was quite delicious.

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Overall I would really recommend this cafe solely for its coffee. their coffee was top-notch for sure! Other wise, i wouldn’t bet much on the food and the extremely slow service (it took me more than 2 hours of waiting for everything to be served!). A recommended coffee shop for office workers that want to buy coffee to-go.

Mio Caro Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Gedung One PM, Lantai Ground, Jl. Raya Boulevard Gading Serpong, Serpong Utara, Tangerang

Spoke Bistro – Alam Sutera, Serpong

The Spoke Bistro is located side-by-side (in fact, it’s connected!) with a Bike Shop. It’s right across Living World Alam Sutera, you just have to drive right through the United Bike building and there’s a large signage to the restaurant.

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The area was quite spacious, I think it could easily accommodate more than 50 people inside. Upon entering, you would be welcomed with red brick walls, rustic furniture, a place that exudes a sense of ‘comfort at home’.

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They also have a small outdoor area with sidewalks – A perfect spot to take group pictures or OOTD shots!

The Spoke Bistro serves a variety of both international and local delicacies, so you could easily choose your pick depending on your mood for the day!

Escargots – IDR45,000++

I’ve not eaten a lot of escargots all my life, but this wasn’t all that bad. It’s quite fragrant from the butter & garlic. I would only suggest to tone down the butter a bit to make it less oily.

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Escargots – IDR45,000
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Escargots – IR45,000++

What’s more, it was so pretty too! Photogenic from every angle with such beautiful refreshing colors!

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Escargots – IDR45,000++
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Escargots – IDR45,000++

The Jakarta Special – IDR60,000++

The Spoke Bistro serves thin pizza. I am not a big fan of hin pizza myself, bu his paricular one was quite tasty. The pizza dough wasn’t too thin (that makes it feels like dried paper) and the topping was quite generous too.

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The Jakarta Special – IDR60,000++
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The Jakarta Special – IDR60,000++

Once again, the presentation was beautiful as well. Such a feast to both the eyes and the taste buds!

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The Jakarta Special – IDR60,000++
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The Jakarta Special – IDR60,000++

Gnocchi al Pomodoro – IDR42,000

It looks so appetizing and smells so fragrant when it first came! It was a delicious gnocchi dish indeed! Gnocchi are thick, soft dough dumplings mainly made wih wheat flour, eggs, cheese, and potatoes. Some Gnocchi tastes too ‘floury’ (too much flour), but this one tastes handmade and have a very nice balance between flour and potatoes!

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Gnocchi Al Pomodoro – IR42,000++
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Gnocchi Al Pomodoro – IDR42,000++

The tomatoes was also perfectly balanced – not too sour, not too sweet, and not too salty. Yet the smell of tomatoes really brings out the ‘character’ of the dish. I would love it even more if they could add more mozzarella cheese on top!

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Triple chocolate tart – IDR35,000++

These are “tarts with a layer of coffee bake custard, white chocolate ganache, and light chocolate mousse“. Well, at least that is what was described in the menu. However, I can’t really taste any of the given ingredient at all.. It just tastes like a normal chocolate tart. However, I do have to admit that the filling was soft and yummy! It’s still ‘OK’, but I was anticipating a whole lot more than this.

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Triple Chocolate Tart – IDR35,000++

Shaped in 3 (super) mini semi-circles, the portion size wasn’t too big. I was really hoping to a larger-sized chocolate tart to have a good share of dessert for myself at that time.

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Triple Chocolate Tart – IDR35,000++
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Triple Chocolate Tart – IDR35,000++

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Overall I thought that all the food served was quite delicious. Although the chocolate tar was a bit under my expectation, I tried their other dessert – cheesecake, and it was DELICIOUS! The price was quite reasonable given the great ambiance and portion size hey gave us. Recommended for gathering, bridal shower, small parties, or any other occassion you might think of!

 The Spoke Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Jl. Alam Sutera Boulevard Kav 12A, Serpong Utara, Tangerang

6 Degrees Coffee – Mall Alam Sutera

It’s been a long time since I’ve wanted to visit this particular coffee shop, and my wish finally came true exactly on Christmas day this year!

The place was unexpectedly spacious! They have both indoor and outdoor areas, both are well-decorated and cozy indeed. They even put much thought into the design of the ceiling inside!

Caffe Latte – IDR28,000++

Since I’d rather like bitter aftertaste in my coffee, the sour aftertaste here at 6 Degrees Coffee aren’t exactly to my liking. It wasn’t milky enough too for a ‘Caffe Latte’. Wasn’t that bad though, since my Dad taken quite a liking to this cup of coffee.

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Caffe Latte – IDR28,000++
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Caffe Latte – IDR28,000++

Chicken Chop – IDR65,000++

These are pan fried chicken with potato wedges, sauteed mix vegetables, and black pepper sauce. Not bad – quite good actually! I like the distinct yet not too overpowering flavor of the black pepper sauce. My only complaint was the chicken that is too fatty to my taste. The potato wedges are, however, absolutely lovely!

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Chicken Chop – IDR65,000++
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Chicken Chop – IDR65,000++

Chicken Schnitzel – IDR65,000++

I didn’t expect much from Chicken Schnitzel since it’s a ‘do or die’ dish – it may turn out too oily, or too hard and overcooked. A simple dish that may be the cause of disaster when left unattended.

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Chicken Schnitzel – IDR65,000++

However, the Schnitzel was delicious! It wasn’t too oily and the chicken was just as tender! I’d love it if they put in more mushroom sauce on top, but otherwise everything else was nummy yummy!

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Chicken Schnitzel – IDR65,000++

Carbonara Pasta – IDR58,000++

Truly the highlight of my meal, you should TRY this! It was well-seasoned and SOOOO CREAMY! It’s creaminess, however, doesn’t make you nauseous and that’s the best part of it! Ooh how I am craving for it right now!

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Carbonara Pasta – IDR58,000++
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Carbonara Pasta – IDR58,000++

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Overall I truly think that this is a very nice coffee shop to hang around. Good food, nice ambiance. The price was standard considering the medium-small (depending on your appetite) portion. The taste, however, was quite nice and delicious!

 6 - Degrees Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Mall @ Alam Sutera, Lantai Ground, Jl. Jalur Sutera Barat, Pinang, Tangerang