Pempek Megaria @ Metropole XXI

Taystar ⭐️⭐️/5 Quite fancy ambience. It felt like a small town with a movie theatre in the middle. We got a quick bite of my favorite mie ayam. Cutting to the chase, noodle was overcooked, soggy and fat, chicken chunks were hard with small bone particles attached. The upside surprise was the crispiness of the…

Kaca Mata @ Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK)

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 The one flavor that I quite don’t understand until now is the sugary flavor in Chinese-Indonesian food. Kaca Mata serves various meat – which had diverse taste to them – served with rice or noodles. The meat flavors were not that sophisticated nor deep but were good value worth. Pork belly chucks were…

LL One @ Royal Tulip, Gunung Gelis

Taystar ⭐️/5 This buffet restaurant looks great from the outside, but the inside was rotten to the bone. Food quality was terrible, margins were considered ahead of customers, staff faces were gloomy, and service was ugly. For a quick illustration, when we were done with our first-round of plates, no staff wanted to takeaway the…

Fire Grill & Bar @ Royal Tulip, Gunung Gelis

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 This was my holiday getaway from the smoggy Jakarta. Our family decided to visit Bogor to detox our body and soul. Our first lunch experience was at Fire Grill & Bar. We had several menus including pizza, hamburger, ribs, salad and naan. Overall, the grill dishes were fabulous, especially the burger which had…

Asli Mie Keriting P. Siantar @ Pluit

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Mie Ayam is one of my favorite food addictions here in Indonesia. I love the simpleness, diversity, and the richness of the cuisine. My Indonesian friend invited me to his favorite mie ayam place in the upper part of Jakarta – Pluit. The place is called Asli Mie Keriting P. Siantar. Unlike the…

Pepper Lunch @ Gandaria City

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 My kids love this place and it’s because Pepper Lunch sells their favorite menu – steak! I find the taste very very commercial with mid-low quality beef. However, sometimes you can’t fight off the boys 🙂 And, by the way, I think sizzling the beef is sometimes a refreshing experience (passive cooking experience).

[KR] 강가네 멧돌 빈대떡 Ganggane Metdol Bindaedduk @ 한남동 Handam-dong

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 강가네 멧돌 빈대떡 Ganggane Metdol Bindaedduk specializes in 전 Jeon and 막걸리 Makgulli. Their specialties are not widely known drinking items, however, they know how to do this well! Amazing 전 Jeon and 막걸리 Makgulli as well as all the other menu. They say you need to eat 전 Jeon and 막걸리 Makgulli…

[KR] 삼보청국장 Sambo Chunggukjang @ 여의도 Yeoido

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 This was one of the good 삼겹살 Samgyeopsal and 청국장 Chunggukjang restaurant in town. It’s not the most fanciest place, but food was nice for a small gathering after work. Must try the 청국장 Chunggukjang after finishing the 삼겹살 Samgyeopsal.

[KR] 24시간 감자탕 24hr Gamjatang @ 광화문 Gwanghwamun

Taystar ⭐️⭐️/5 Stopped by during early morning for my breakfast. There was nothing special about the 감자탕 Gamjatang or 반찬 ban chan. Meat was a bit rough, in my view and soup was plain simple. I’ve had better 감자탕 Gamjatang dishes elsewhere 🙂

[KR] 한양 Han Yang @ 광화문 Gwanghwamun

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I didn’t like the service but I loved the beef quality here. Amazing thick marbled 한우 Hanwoo melted in my mouth with extra juice. 냉면 Naeng Myeon was quite an experience. It was overall a surprise discovery.