Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hyde Restaurant & Bar, Kemang

Finally, i can managed a girls-foodie-day with one of my beloved best friend, A. It's been a while since the last time we did this. And i was so thrilled and excited about this. After some long conversations, we decided to go to Hyde, Kemang. It's been quite a hip place that most people talked about, especially for their unique dessert named Chocolate Soil.

The place itself was quite easy to find, just around the corner near Lin's Artisan Ice Cream or near Die Stube. The first thing that caught my eyes was their exterior - interior; big windows ( i love big windows!), wood table, also the earthy dominant color.

Garden - Outside Area

Since i got there when the sun was still at its finest, around 2PM, it was pretty warm inside although the AC was on. But the good thing is it was really bright inside, so i could get some pretty good pictures (yeaayy!)


We came here for lunch. We decided to skip the appetizer and straight to the mains. I asked the waitress about the detail explanation for some specific menu but she couldn't explain well (hmm..). After struggling for some time, i ordered White Salmon Fettuccine and Peach Ice Tea, while A had Stuffed Chicken Breast and Strawberry Ice Tea.

Peach Ice Tea (25k)

Strawberry Ice Tea (25k)

 They use fruit syrup to give flavor to the tea. For me, my peach ice tea didn't taste as peachy as i like although i poured almost all of the syrup.
White Salmon (75k)
  Pasta with fresh Norwegian salmon and wilted spinach served in creamy sauce.You can choose the pasta for this menu. Pasta was al dente, salmon was fresh, but i'm not a fan of their creamy sauce.  
Stuffed Chicken Breast (89k)
 Pan glazed cumin scented stuffed chicken breast served with mashed potato and salad. The chicken itself stuffed with some kind of spinach mixture. This was so-so to me.

I'm a fan of their beautiful exterior - interior, but the food was just so-so. I hope i just picked the wrong menu. And i think they need to improve their service. Going back? Well, maybe to try their dessert.

Hyde Restaurant and Bar
Jalan Taman Kemang 1A No.8, Kemang - Jakarta Selatan
Open hours: 12PM - 1AM
reservation: +62 21 5610 3888

website: www.hydekemang.com
Instagram: @hydekemang
Facebook: HYDEkemang

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

JJ Royal Brasserie, Lotte Shopping Avenue

Everybody who pass in front of Lotte Shopping Avenue will always notices this cute and eye-catching restaurant. Located just near the main lobby, you will easily spots JJ Royal Brasserie. Since the first time this restaurant opened, i've been really curious about what's this restaurant have. I found their interior very unique. There are barbie-looks faces all over the place, their ceiling, chairs, tables, etc. And i might say they have all the complete areas. They have the indoor non smoking area, the bar, the semi outdoor smoking -  non smoking area, and the outdoor area. They also have a DJ playing at night.


On my previous visit with R, i tried their Pork Katsu Curry served with Steamed Long Grain Rice and Spicy Crispy Chicken Burger along with Peach & Lychee Twist and Peach Ice Tea. They came in a generous portion and also satisfying taste, delicious!

Spicy Crispy Chicken Burger (85k)

Pork Katsu Curry (75k)

Peach & Lychee Twist (55k) and Peach Ice Tea (35k)

This time i came to try their desserts. I came with my friend, K. Since both of us were still stuffed with lunch, we decided to go for "tea-time". The place itself was not too packed when i arrived. But just after a few minutes while waiting for my order to be served, the place suddenly filled up quite fast since it was almost dinner time.

The Devlin (40k)

Chocolate layer cake with raspberry jam. Love the intensity of the chocolate and balanced with the sourness of the raspberry jam. I managed to eat the whole piece of cake by myself, meaning i love the cake that i won't share it with anybody. I'm not a fan of macaroon, but their macaroon is so lovely, not too sweet but just right to my liking. yumm..

Razzle Dazzle Cronut (35k)
 Flaky pastry doughnut with Raspberry cream and raspberry chunks.

English Breakfast (35k) and Mint & Fresh (35k)
Most restaurants use Twinnings, but here they use Ronnefeldt Tea. The English Breakfast was K's and the Mint & Fresh was mine. They came with cute silver teapots. Love the aroma and how the hint of mint tasted. I definitely fall in love at the first sip with this tea.

Overall, my two visits here are satisfying. Love the atmosphere, the kind service, and also the food.

JJ Royal Brasserie
LG Floor, A01-02 LOTTE Shopping Avenue at Ciputra World
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. 3-5, Kuningan Jakarta, Indonesia 12940
Opening Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - 02:00am
Email: reservation@jjroyal-brasserie.com
website: brasserie
facebook: jjroyalbrasserie
twitter: @JJRBrasserie