[KR] Yang Cheol Jib 양철집 @ Shinsa-dong 신사동

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 Yang Cheol Jib 양철집 is a place where you can enjoy grilled meat. Their strength is in the grill itself rather than the meat. The meat is not directly exposed to the fire but indirectly exposed via stone slate. We had the deckle 차돌박이 and it was fabulous! I guess the hot…

[KR] Grandma’s Paldang House 할머니 팔당집 @ Paldang Dam 팔당댐

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 I have been on a regular visit to Grandma’s Paldang House 할머니 팔당집 since 2006. The place serves the best grilled eel in Korea. The thickness of the eel is amazing, sauce well-applied and grilled absolutely perfect! Dotori-muk 도토리묵, Pajeon 파전, and soju 소주 are perfect sidekicks for the eel. Grandma’s Paldang…

Caribou Coffee @ Senopati

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 No need for words – Caribou Coffee has the BEST Cheesecakes in Jakarta! It reminded of the cheesecakes my mom used to make when I was a child.

Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo @ Plaza Senayan

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 It was quite an interesting experience as I have never had collagen soup before. The white collagen concentrates (my wife always talked about collagen to stress that it helped to keep her skin wrinkle free) were melted with heat into soup. The rest was not too different compared to the other hot…

Khubilai Khan @ Kebon Jeruk

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 This is one of the best hot pot places in Indonesia. Store ambience looks authentic and it’s quite foreign to my eyes. Positives are: Amazingly thick broth, quality beef, fresh veggies and authentic sauce. Negatives: A bit hot as you eat due to the heat from the pot, and slightly pricey.

Young Dabang 청년다방 @ Senopati

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 This is a newly opened place on the main road of Senopati. Young Dabang 청년다방 means ‘young coffee shop (da bang 다방)’. The franchise is setting a fresh trend among boon shik 분식 (Korean snack) lovers in Korea and hopefully Indonesia ;). Young Dabang 청년다방 reinterprets street-food Ddok Bok Kki 떡볶이 into…

Okuzono Japanese Dining @ Senopati

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 Recently, there’s been some big changes on the streets of Senopati and Okuzono is one hype spot attracting huge crowd. This place has put some good emphasis on the interior – which is one of the key attraction factor – and food quality is also over par standard. I especially enjoyed the…

Raja Bali Restaurant @ Nusa Dua, Bali

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 I don’t know how they do it but Google review rates them 4.8/5. Since we were staying at Nusa Dua, we decided to pay a visit to the best restaurant in Nusa Dua. Cutting to the chase, servers were EXTREMELY friendly. Yes, it’s good, but I’m not sure whether this is authentic…

Bubu Seafood and Chinese Restaurant @ Nusa Dua, Bali

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 Conclusion first! I’m definitely coming back for more! Fresh quality seafood with VERY VERY moderate seasoning. This is one of the few less-salty Indonesian restaurant that I’ve ever had in Indonesia. I would recommend going for the crab (Chili and Steamed) and prawn (Garlic) for mains. For the sides, kangkung, bihoon goreng…

Koki Restaurant 꼬끼 @ Nusa Dua, Bali

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 Bali pork is well reputed for its quality. And the rumor turned out to be true. Our visit to Koki 꼬끼 – a Korean restaurant – revealed that pork belly was as good as the ones you get in Korea. Also, their ban chan 반찬 was quite good and seasoned just right….

Alto @ Four Seasons Hotel

Taystar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 Alto is located at the upper level of the Four Seasons Hotel. It boasts the fancy European interior with two beautiful views of the city. Service was prompt and professional. Servings were quite decent in portion and had fabulous sophistication to them. I had the grilled salmon and I can surely say…