Rian Farisa (6)

Started his writer career as a food blogger, a hobby that he still maintains happily until now, Rian Farisa has been contributing his expertise in the food industry for local and international media outlets since 2009.

Throughout those years, Rian has become an all-round lifestyle writer/editor for feature articles, restaurant and travel reviews, professional interviews, researcher, and as a consultant for F&B ventures involving restaurant openings, app developments, and content creations.

From here on, this travel loving gourmet will continue to seek new challenges as a journalist beyond borders – sharing his love affairs with the culinary world.



41 responses to “About”

  1. anan Avatar

    Nice start. Keep it up Bro.

  2. Rian Farisa Avatar

    You sure know where this will lead. A new fresh start of me taking my love for food to the level. Of course, I’m gonna start recognizing the ingredients from their names, forms, and smell, then I’m gonna cook and experiencing the joy in it, the neverending experiments plus most of all, I’m gonna share the fun with everyone! My dreams are bigger than life, ayay. Just wait and see! ^^

  3. emilia Avatar

    We’d like to inform u that our club will have a Raw Vegan Coocking demo, “Stir not Fry”, presenting by Mrs Maria Rivarola, Gourmet Raw vegan chef, from Living Light Culinary Institute California, on Saturday, 20 Feb.2010 (09.00 a.- 02.00 p.m) at Puri Casablanca, Jakarta.
    Limited space, for registration & details:
    call : )08170828427 or 021-70906167; email: organikklub@gmail.com
    Don’t miss this extra ordinary coocking experience… be healthy.. go organic

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Thanks for the invitation, Ms. Emilia. However I might not be available for Feb 20th, 2010, nevertheless please inform me for your club’s other interesting events in the future. I hope I can make it next time.

  4. winartobm90 Avatar

    nice info…^_^

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Thanks, mate! ^^

  5. Epicurina Avatar

    Dear Rian,

    I’m including your blog in the list I build on Indonesian Food Bloggers here:
    + http://epicurina.blogspot.com/2010/07/indonesian-food-bloggers.html

    As the list is just starting, and I’m reviewing each one of them, you can see for yourself that the list is still quite short. Therefore, should you have any recommendations kindly please inform me and I would include it in my list along with some comments. The criteria is simple; it generally contains writings on Indonesian food, and is done in English.

    Best regards,

    Bayu Amus
    Epicurina – Epicurean Indonesia

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Hi Bayu,

      Thanks for the credit. It was a pleasure to be included in your good blog and I shall contribute to you whenever I found something good to be recommended.

      However I wish to inquire something and I will send an email for you soon.

      Thanks again! ^^

  6. Ivan @ Goorme Avatar

    Hi Rian,

    Good work you got here … πŸ™‚ I hope you can contribute as well on Goorme … hehehe πŸ™‚

    Greetings from Goorme yah!

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Thanks Ivan! Welcome to The Gastronomy Aficionado.

      You got yourself a very neat site as well. Would you like to discuss the details about me being a contributor at your site? If you wish, let’s discuss it by email. ^^

      1. Ivan @ Goorme Avatar

        Sure, please email me at ivan.sielegar at gmail.com πŸ™‚ or YM ivansielegar

      2. Rian Farisa Avatar

        Alright! Let’s talk about business! ^^

  7. ReadersHeaven Avatar

    Hi, nice to meet you !

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Hello and welcome! Feel free to join my adventure! ^^

  8. Rio Avatar

    You seem to have tons of dining experience and yet somehow manage to keep your almost slim figure. Could you give us some tips on that ? πŸ˜€

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      A very interesting remark and question! πŸ˜€

      Anyway, I’m not that ‘slim’ like you said but probably what I can say actually that I manage to keep my meals not more than the usual 3 times a day and not abusing it. Snacks? Not too often as well and I’m not really into sweets.

      Hope that would help but nonetheless always remember that we are all in shape actually. Round is a shape! πŸ˜€

  9. Christian Avatar

    Dear Rian Farisa (The Gastronomy Aficionado),

    We would like to invite you to experience our new concept of restaurant.
    “SUNNY SIDE UP” born out of vission shared by people who just love eggs..

    And we’re really glad if you want to spend your time to try our foods and come to our restaurant.

    Address : Ruko Alexandrite blok ALX 3 no. 7
    Gading Serpong – Tangerang
    Twitter : @sunnysideup_gs

    For confirmation, contact : Christian Sutisna (0821 255 400 26 / 0838 985 38 321)
    Email : christian.sutisna@gmail.com / sutisnachristian@yahoo.com

    Thank you for your time. We hope that you can enjoy our food.

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Hi Christian,

      I have also received your email well and thank you for the invitation.
      Let us make appointment for the most suitable time to meet then. πŸ™‚

  10. Mayang Avatar

    Dear Rian,

    I like you idealism to be as honest and real as possible. Love reading your reviews.
    Keep up the independency, and let the truth burst out.


    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Thank you Mayang. Appreciate your support a lot!

      Even though now I’m writing in media standard and also happen to write for several medias, I will always try to be honest and doing it eloquently at the same time.

      Have a good visit here from time to time. πŸ™‚

  11. Mo Avatar

    Hi Rian,

    I am back to Jakarta. What is you email?

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Welcome back Mas! Email bisa ke rian.farisa@yahoo.com. πŸ™‚

  12. lens Avatar

    really like reading ur blog.. ijin link to my blog yah, just learning to be a food blogger πŸ™‚

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      My pleasure! Feel free to have fun here. πŸ˜€

  13. Yoga Abraham Avatar
    Yoga Abraham

    Hi Cousin,

    I felt the excitement by reading your blog, well done bro ! I hope someday we could make our own business together

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Most definitely and might as well not wait any longer for that, bro! Keep in touch!

  14. Mayang Avatar


    I have nominated you/your informative/creative blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Congratulations!
    Pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at http://norecipejuststory.com/2012/10/14/its-time-for-award-again-and-nrjs-is-nominated/

    cheers Mayang

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Hi Mayang,

      Thanks a lot for your nomination and proud to be one of your most favorite 15!

      Grateful for your support and I’ll pass the torch soon yak. πŸ˜€

  15. Ryan Wijaya Avatar

    Keren blog nya…salam kenal mas πŸ™‚

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Thank you, Ryan. Appreciate the support! Sukses utk web-nya juga yak. πŸ˜€

  16. Yuanita Handoko (@yuanita_handoko) Avatar

    Falling in love with your blog so muchhhhhhhhh… No doubt to be your blog subscriber! Thank you Rian, I hope I can make my blog as great as yours.

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Thanks for your kind words and sure you can! Everyone has their potentials and now it’s your turn to play the game. πŸ˜€

  17. Veronica P (@mizzvero) Avatar

    I just got back to Jakarta and happy to find your blog ! Was a bit lost where to go out here and your blog is an awesome guide πŸ™‚ Do you know any nice jazz place or 20’s swing place to hang out ?

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Welcome home! Thanks for your kind words and enjoy your stay here. πŸ™‚

      I really like jazz but rarely go to the clubs, although I can direct you to two places notable for the jazz scene.
      The first one is Black Cat in Arcadia, Plaza Senayan – hopefully it’s still there. πŸ˜€
      The second one is Red White Lounge in Kemang, owned by Indra Lesmana if I’m not mistaken and he gigs frequently there.
      It might not be your regular 20s kind of jazz – which I really like also, but will surely satisfy your jazzy needs. πŸ™‚


  18. nandito silaen Avatar

    wow.. finally i got the “Keceh” Blog :D. keep writing sir :).

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Thank you for your support! πŸ™‚

  19. lamcheeliang Avatar

    Hi Rian Farisa, great knowing your site. Provide me some info on good food in Jakarta. Kudos.

    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Thanks! Feel free to click the “Jakarta” tag anywhere on the blog to find out specific posts that you need from my experience in the city. πŸ™‚

      1. lamcheeliang Avatar

        Alright. Sure will πŸ˜‰

  20. Tania Latief Istyaji Avatar

    Hi Rian, am Tania Latief from Petrie PR. May i have your email address?


    1. Rian Farisa Avatar

      Hi Tania.

      Please feel free to send your email to rian.farisa@yahoo.com.


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