August 26, 2011

Nanny's Pavillon at Central Park Mall

Geez what a plain picture!

Tadahhh :) Will be reviewing Nanny's Pavillon for today's post! At first I thought it's named Nanny's Pavillion. But I was wrong lol.

I was having lunch in here with my best friend and my brother for um.. a super late birthday treat? Haha.
Nanny's Pavillon is famous because of its decoration. Each of its restaurant has different theme. Nanny has 6 stores already. It was first established at Bandung, West Java, as a conceptual French American pancake restaurant. As we speak now, they have already opened 2 stores in Bandung and 4 in Jakarta! Kindly refer to its official Facebook page for detail of addresses, themes, and contact numbers.

I was having this lunch at Central Park Mall ground floor. Located next to One Piece Hair Studio, inside of Sogo Department Store. Central Park's Nanny's has Terrace theme. It's filled with white wooden chair with green leaves around those chairs. And very cute bench looking like a swing! It just doesn't swing around -_- And as I eat on broad daylight, it really feels like you're in an actual terrace. However, I wonder what the Garden theme looks any different with Terrace ;D

It was full at the inside seating when we arrived. It is lunch time anyway. Almost half past one. The outside seating still had like 1 or 2 tables available but I insisted to sit inside, since well... You've been on Nanny's which is famous for its decoration. Outside tables is just like a plain Central Park garden; tables, chair, no decoration. Didn't want. And we luckily got 1 table inside. Only a plain white table and chair *sobbing* It's quite disappointing but then one family moved and we got the very cute bench looking like swing seats!!!!

Let's start ordering ;) Here's how the menu book looks like.

I was taking the pic of this menu because I think it has unique drawing and texture. BUT! Then I found this website. The official website of Nanny's Pavillon with great animation here. And it provides the menu book perfectly and exactly like the original. Except, you can't touch it -_- well that won't be necessary either.

I'M A FAIL BLOGGER!!! Ermm yea we were so thirsty we already share this drink to us three. Wait. The waitress distributed it :D This is Nanny's Cocktail. Comes with 2 choices of flavor. As the color shown you may have been guessed that this is the Mango. The other one is Blueberry. The menu says it fits for 4 persons. I drank this for 3 still think it's not enough :p

This is the drink after being distributed by the waitress. (Cute glass!) It has fruits all over. Strawberry, mango, peach. But the quantity of the fruit slices compared with the liquid it's like 1:10. 1 is the fruit lol.

For the record when you are starving, never ever come here especially in crowded lunch time. They take years to bring out your order. But let's not be disappointed. The wait is worth it!

This is the very first food to come. Fettucini Bolognaise ordered by my bro. It's originally Spaghetti on the menu, but you can choose the pasta as you want :) Me and my best friend teased him that the waiter probably saw his hungry face so his order came out first or otherwise they'll be punched since bro is so big :p Lol. Also... it takes half an hour for the next order to come :| I was starving but I try to understand. Well, once again. If the food wouldn't worth the wait, it won't be easily forgiving ;)

Another bro's order -_- and I can't help it to steal bro's order. This is Heavy Alvin's Potato. I was thinking probably it's because I was super hungry that makes this appetizer tasted soooooooooooo delicious. But it IS delicious! The potato was perfectly deep fried like my grandma used to make back in my hometown :) Though the pouring of the lasagna sauce (or bolognaise sauce? Anyway it's super yummy minced beef with melted cheese) has made some part of the potato becomes a bit not crispy anymore.

At lastttttt. My order came. I ordered My Nephew Carter's Creamy Sausage. And I chose Fettucini for the pasta choice. OMG. Pasta heaven. The sausage is just fine. Delicious but more like a normal Germany sausage. But the fettucini! And the mushroom inside those fettucini mountain! And the cream sauce!! My goodness. I will never order pasta anywhere else. Ever. Only here and here and here. Bro seems to be drooling and stole mine. Ended up he can't stop eating my order! So he ordered another meal (!!) No wonder he almost reached 90kgs btw :|

This is the order by my bestest friend. Named Uncle Harold's Steak. She chose Fettucini also. It's like a Fettucini Day @,@ I tried hers and it's delicious. But not my type. There's a strong smell and taste of pepper? From the grilled steak I guess. But then she seems to enjoy it. And she's super honest so if it's not tasty she will just say it anyway.

Sorry for bad angle :( This is Chicken Mushroom Sandwich. Consists of French Fries, Homemade Bread (YUM!), Lettuce, Egg, Chicken, Mushroom, and lots of onions lol. The sauce inside I suppose it is Mayonnaise. I shared this with my friend. This is yummmmyyy. The onion part kinda disturb me. But I like the rest and I wanna eat it alone! :p Too bad I already been full because of the unbeatable Creamy Fettucini ♥

Last order of all! Bro's Smoked Beef Spaghetti. He's so tempted by my Creamy Fettucini yet he's ordering this almost dry spaghetti. He's so weird and labile -_- Didn't try it so I can't comment. But the beef looks really crispy and tasty :9

Anyway I feel sad that I can't order any dessert nor pancakes nor waffles :( Nanny's itself was first a pancake house. I think since I've been eating Pancious for 2 consecutive weeks, I didn't want it anymore and not really thinking it could fulfill my tummy at that moment. NOW I REGRET IT! :((

About the price it's affordable and for me it suits the portion and the taste so well :) I'm so dragging back my parents in here so they can pay me and my bro doing barbaric eating *_*

Until next post ♥

August 19, 2011

T. G. I. F.

This post was taken today! I'm soooooo efficient lately I'm so proud of myself lol. I'm gonna blog about Chinese restaurant named Nan Xiang. Located at Senayan City, Jakarta. As on its advertisement said this is a restaurant specialized on Steamed Bun. Even so, I didn't order any bun ;p And it's quite a rare condition that I crave for Chinese Food anyway.. Here we go.

Having Jellyfish as appetizer. I always love jellyfish ♥ I happen to know that this original menu named Jellyfish with Spicy Vinegar in Singapore. But in Indonesia they provide Vinegar in different plate, which I didn't take at all. Instead, I ate it with salty soy sauce lol. It's delicious, having smooth cool sensation and quite sour. Seems like they're adding drips of lime or something.

Then my brother had Chicken Corn Soup but I forgot to take the pic -_-

Next came Sauteed Bean with Minced Beef and Wild Mushroom. I didn't see and didn't taste any mushroom tho. They came with my rice while my other menu still hasn't come out lol. As usual, my brother and I are big fan of this menu. Whatever Chinese restaurant we're going, we always end up by ordering this. No complain of this menu ;p even better I could say this tastes really great :) one of the best I've ever tasted.

Then my last order came :) Chicken with Lemon Sauce. Totally Lemon-y. Lol. Didn't think that the chicken will be deep fried like that. The picture on the menu didn't say so. But it's fried elegantly! It's deliciousssss. This is my bro's choice anyway.

They came with quite a large portion and for my barbaric self and my barbaric brother Nan Xiang is satisfying. Yes it's quite pricey but the portion is worth it ;) We enjoyed our Chinese Tea since my bro is having worst cough. Then I saw the dessert menu. I told him to pick what dessert he wanted.

He picked Guava Sago with Shredded Red Grape. I'm really awful in remembering name -_- the dominant taste is guava. At first I thought it's a drink than a dessert. Since the sago you can't find deep down there. But it's super fresh and yummy! Even better, they really made it from real guava! I found 2 guava seeds to testify its originality haha.. Even my bro that since he was a kid is really hard to say a word "Delicious", he mentioned it today. It's really fresh and has light texture and not too sweet. Just a perfect dessert :)

After the healthy lunch, I ended the day with unhealthy dinner.


Lol. Now if you excuse me, I'm gonna eat Golden Kiwi to kill all those bad toxic in that instant noodle ;p

Have a nice weekend!

August 18, 2011

Happy Independence Day, Indonesia!

Actually I'm not that kind of people that celebrating my country's independence day by having the so called Flag Ceremony. Since I'm in the last year of college now and the ones that have duty to attend flag ceremony is official government employees and freshmen, in my college's rules. I'm neither of them lol. Kinda ironic though, since all my friends, Indonesia citizen living abroad, is asked to attend this ceremony every August 17th in the Embassy of Republic Indonesia in the country they're living. While the actual citizen that lives in the country itself, not having it. But that's not what I'm gonna discuss anyway :|

Most people in this capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, apparently using this public holiday to have family or friends quality time at shopping mall. I wasn't realizing that at first. My friend asked me the day before 17th, that he wants to meet up with me at Central Park at 17th. I was fine and going. And in the last minute my brother joining as well. I was going with shuttle bus. First I was seated, the bus was still quite empty. I got 2 seats for myself. Next thing I know, it's stuffed. No room to move -_- But anyhow, the road was empty. It only took like half an hour for me to move from my place to West Jakarta. I thought all people were resting at their house from hectic working days. Turned out Central Park is more like a traditional market than a new shopping mall. It's freaking crowded!!

We decided to eat at OMO Chicken, a Korean chicken restaurant. Well actually it's already decided like gazillion months ago but I can't go since there's this and that. This my friend is a big fan of OMO. My bro has gone here once. He wasn't that fanboy-ing over OMO. But my other best friend also said OMO really has the best Chicken Wings in town. So I decided to eat here then.

-Kids Meal-

Haha yeah.. You read that correctly. That is my order and I ordered Kids Meal. It looks freaking cute!! Lol. It comes with 6 Nori Rice Ball, 2 Chicken Wings and a pathetic Corn Salad. I hate corn. And also includes Pororo Drink. I chose Apple flavor. The other menu named Combo Chicken, comes with your choice of Chicken Wings' sauce: Hot/Tomato/Soya. It will look more tempting though but it comes with regular white rice which if you want to change into this delicious Rice Ball you have to add IDR 5,000 and the provided drink for this menu is Corn Tea. Okay that might be healthy or whatever, but I just can't drink it. First I hate corn. Second, it smells like corn. Third, first time I saw it, both my bro and I said "Pee". You see what I mean? But Combo Chicken gives better salad with lettuce etc, while Kids Meal only gives CORN. What's with corn and this restaurant?
But anyway please refer to official OMO Chicken Facebook and Twitter for more details :)

And yes. The chicken wings is awesome! And the Rice Ball just have the perfect scale of tastiness!! The other menus also look tempting but I already got full with Chicken Wings and Rice Ball. This Sunday I'll come back there with my friends who love OMO. I might be having Combo Chicken but no way in hell I'm gonna drink that Corn Tea. Too bad I find OMO is kinda pricey.
OMO provides 2 seating areas.
First is inside. Quite small, but comes with fluffy and maximum cute of OMO plush. (Their logo is a chick. Little chicken, not a girl --a) The advantage of seating inside is you can take many adorable photos and there's TV that keeps playing Korean songs, Music Videos, and live performances. If you're a K-Pop fan, you're gonna sit there for hours. The ambiance is really nice. Their place is also clean one and dominated with white color.
Second seating is outside, which is fresher, cooler, and wider. At night where Central Park usually holds a firework event, that'll be advantage to seat outside. It's just no TV outside. So you can't enjoy K-Pop songs.

After eating there, we go round and round without destination. I went to ALDO and ZARA to find nude pumps for me but can't find my size. It's all available in 39 and 40. While I want 38. So my friend suggested Grand Indonesia. Besides we really getting hectic seeing the crowded mall so we moved. Took an hour to reach Grand Indonesia because of unimportant traffic jam -_-

At Grand Indonesia, it turns out the available sizes are also 39 and 40. Fml max. Even worse ALDO's price is IDR 1,167,000 while in Central Park is 50% off (IDR 585,000). How could that happen? I'm seriously confused. But anyway since I really crave for the pumps then I bought the size 39 ZARA. I just love it and must have it ;) Lol.

We had dinner at 5PM. Lol. We chose Social House. It's me and my brother's first time eating here. We were arguing at first since I also tempted to try Mr. Curry. Both are Ismaya Group anyway. My friend already warned me that eating at Social House might resulting 4 times extra payment than eating at Mr. Curry lol. But my bro insisted on Social House, so here we were.

First order to come is my drink called Mango Tango. Its a mango smoothie with passion syrup. Or the description says so. It's healthy and yummy! Not too sweet. Not sour. And still has powerful mango flavor and I believe it's freshly from the real fruit.

-without flash and with flash-

Then these are Once Bitten (on the left) and my Mango Tango. Once Bitten is my bro's order. It's an apple smoothie with ice cream vanilla. Tastes sweet. Quarter of the glass was drank by me. Guys do hate sweet things, ain't them? Man, these beverages are amazing. Even Social House is so proud of their drinks, they provide a special bar for beverages only (both alcohol and non-alcohol) and there's also a wine cellar. The confidence of Social House about their beverages shown in their tissue. Really that tissue below those drinks.

Confident much? Lol. But if they're not that pricey I'll surely have another drink ;)

This is Grandma's Homemade Iced Lemon Tea. Social House's signature beverage. Topped by vanilla ice cream. Ordered by my friend. I didn't try tho ;p


This is my order ♥ Crispy Pork Belly with White Beans and Sage. I also ordered additional Mashed Potato. One word to describe this dish: HEAVEN. Heavenly dish!!!! I usually didn't eat white beans but this one is perfectly cooked!! Even my bro said the white beans is the most delicious part of this dish lol. The pork is a bit overwhelming. Really tight meat and the super heavenly tasty sauce didn't really get absorbed in there. But it's still best pork I've ever tasted. And the yummy crispy skin on the top of it just PERFECT. Too bad the calories seems quite high so I share my other crispy skin to my friend and bro :( Half for each. I want this back again so badddddddddd. The mashed potato I should say Ninety-Nine served better because it comes with mushroom lol. But SoHo's not bad either :)

This is my bro's appetizer. It's written Small Plates. But as you can see, it's not. Lol. Even bro seems surprised when this comes. This is Crispy Fried Eggplant with Melted Cheese. It's tempting me but I didn't try it since I was too busy with my own food lol. Bro said the cheese is more dominant than the eggplant taste tho.

This is lil bro's main order: Lamb Shank with Red Curry served with Mashed Potato. Red curry is spicy -_- but lil bro seems to be fine with it. And the lamb is delicious!! Perfectly cooked and so soft. Though it looks like common lamb shank in another restaurant on appearance lol.

-Omatesando Roll-

I guess deep down those melted cheese cover is 6 rolls of California Sushi if I'm not mistaken lol. Ordered by my friend. I didn't try. He also ordered Roti Prata but I didn't take the pic!! Damn me.

Anyway that's my food journey for Independence Day. It's a really fun day! Too bad I didn't try the dessert at SoHo. I believe it's awesome :) I WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK! :))

Until next post ♥

August 13, 2011

Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

Am I being efficient or what? Watching and eating today and blogging it right away :p On diligent mood, people. Lol.

So for lunch is Pancious Pancake, again. The owner or whoever runs this place should give me free coupon or voucher or something :|

This is my main menu. Penne cooked with Creamy Marinara Salmon. The one my aunt ordered last week. And turns out it's a disappointment T_T Pancious can't cook Penne well. This menu sickens me -_- I was having worst nausea. Which is a pity since the sauce is really amazing. I should've just go with Spaghetti or Fettucini. The good side is it makes me realized that my order last week was perfectly cooked lol. Auntie also ordered Penne with Spicy Chunky Tuna, and disappointed -_-

-Mandarin Mojito and Watermelon Juice-

The right one is mine. I really drank much to swallow those penne -_- On the background is a nasty couple lol. You can see the guy keep sniffing the girl then look around as if he's proud that he can sniff. My dog can sniff too if he wants a competitor. I'm just saying :p They're just so lame and why did they have to sit in front of me -_- Seriously I sat first on my table. Then they came like wtf. Err.. okay back to food.

-Nutty Pistachio Single Pancake with Chocolate Ice Cream-

It was my auntie's. The green sauce tastes nice. And I finally can breathe after sickening Penne :| It's like a mix of green tea, milk and pistachio. So I tempted and I ordered my own pancake ;)


Seriously. The menu only writes Strawberry. Well it's a single pancake with cuts of Strawberry fruit, topped by ice cream on your choice (I chose Vanilla since they don't provide Strawberry flavor wtf), and Strawberry sauce. A very Strawberry dish, I know. But it's DELICIOUS! Well Pancious, keep doing good job on your pancakes because they're AWESOME. Next time visiting I wanna try BBQ Chicken with Mashed Potato. A kid behind me was eating that and I saw when I entering the place. Got me drooling lol.

Then we watched Transformers. Which get me stunned for 2,5 hours. I'm so loving Josh Duhamel, Shia LaBeouf, and BUMBLEBEE. Oh and Optimus Prime in some way. There's also Patrick Dempsey starring. He's usually hot but his role in this movie doesn't show any hotness at all -_- Okay almost spoiler. Pardon :p (JOSH DUHAMEL WHY ARE YOU MARRIED TO FERGIE??! Okay ignore. He's just too HOT for a married man fml.)

After movie, me and auntie walking around to some stores. Samuel & Kevin sells good clothes this season. I just don't buy since I need to save money. Save, save, save. Pray me I'm strong.

Then Eaton for dinner. It's a bakery with restaurant. First time eating there, to be honest.

-Yang Chow Fried Rice-

Looks like noodles from afar --a Well this is fried rice. Tastes quite nice. I'm craving for it now since I didn't eat it all earlier. My tummy isn't being really good. The bad part of this fried rice is only the shrimp. I got 3 shrimps and all of them still has fishy smells and feeling. But the other complements are nice. It has shredded chickens, eggs as you can see clearly, carrots, sauteed bean, beefs and celery. Beans and celery look all the same -_-

On the bakery aunt bought me Dorayaki with Cheese-Chocolate filling. Favorite snacks since kids. And that makes the end of my day. Tomorrow I'll be going to Gandy Steak at Hayam Wuruk with my college friends. I don't think I'll have chance to snap food pics though. Lol. Until next post then ;)

August 12, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2

Won't discuss the movie. I distinctly realize that my blog is a food blog though lol.
Well briefly, Harry Potter and other foreign movies are FINALLY allowed to be published in Indonesia. Despite the tax problem that seems to won't be finished forever. So I'm going to Mall Taman Anggrek, last week, to watch it with my aunt. My little brother, who is not a HP fan at all, has been a complete betrayer by watching it EARLIER than me. With his college friends. Okay then, whatever.

Before watching, we decided to eat at Pancious Pancake. I once been here before and it is reviewed on this blog. That was one beautiful moment in my life. In fact, all four of us in that review has scattered our own way, each one of us. I guess I can't have such experience like that anymore, but.. Future is uncertain rite? :)

This one going with mom and aunt. I didn't choose pancake for my main course because I was so goddamn hungry. It was 2 freakin PM and I haven't gotten my lunch since aunt was on the queue for movie tickets and we (mom and I) had to wait for her.

Here's my choice. Seafood Marinara Spaghetti. Or whatever it is named. I forgot lol. It has yummy juicy shrimps, squids, fishes, and... tomatoes. Which after I'm done eating I left all the tomatoes untouched leading mom giving death stare to me. Teehee.

Auntie chose Spaghetti Creamy Marinara Salmon. Didn't take the pic since she didn't understand whole blogging thingy. Mom was having Double Classic Pancake with Chocolate Ice Cream. Didn't take the pic either x_x
My beverage was Strawberry White Milk. And both mom and auntie were having Mandarin Mojito.
Okay this sounds more like a report since it's lacking of photos :|

After that mom headed to salon to re-dye her hair and me & auntie headed to XXI to watch Harry Potter in 3D. My friend told me it sucks to watch HP in 3D. But for me that was nice. Personal opinion ;)

After movie done, I called little brother to join us for dinner. We ate at Canton Bay, a regular Chinese food restaurant. Orders were: Fish Congee (for mom), Kung Pao Chicken, Mayonnaise Shrimp, Sauted Baby Buncis with Beef, 2 bowls of rice, Mango Pudding. Other than I mentioned for mom, it's all eaten by my bro :|

 -hot ocha-

And this is my only order. Technically. Lol. Since all the food were eaten by little bro who just started being a college student and he only eats once in a day? -_- And I also have crazy fetish for mug lately. I feel like buying all mugs I saw. Not healthy.

Two pics, lots of words. So sorry! Haha.. Have a nice day :)