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OPEN: The First Jamba Juice in Indonesia (Qubicle, Aug 2016)

Setelah sukses dengan ratusan cabang yang tersebar di berbagai penjuru dunia, akhirnya juice bar ternama asal Amerika Serikat ini hadir di Jakarta!

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Pembukaan Jamba Juice pertama di Indonesia berlokasi di Sogo, Central Park Mall dan berlangsung meriah. Para pengunjung-pengunjung perdana Jamba Juice tanpa segan-segan langsung mencoba berbagai pilihan tradisionalnya seperti Mango-A-Go-Go, Pineapple Blush, Strawberry Wild, Banana Berry, hingga berbagai Juice Bowl-nya seperti Avocado, Chunky Strawberry, Guava, dan Dragonfruit.

Dua highlights hari itu yang kami coba adalah racikan segar mangga, markisa dengan nanas. Atau Pineapple Blush yang merupakan percampuran seru antara nanas, mangga, markisa, dan buah naga. Kedua minuman ini menggunakan 100% buah segar, jusnya, serta susu.

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Tidak ketinggalan Jamba Juice juga memperkenalkan lini Superfood Smoothies-nya seperti Matcha dengan Green Tea, Avocado Almond Ambrosia yang merupakan perpaduan alpukat dan susu almond, ataupun PB Chocolate Love (susu coklat, selai kacang, dan pisang).

Sounds refreshing right? Berikutnya adalah giliran kamu untuk mencobanya!


JAMBA JUICE | Sogo, Central Park Mall, Jakarta – Indonesia
www.jambajuice.com


Featured in Qubicle – FoodieS, Aug 2016
Link: http://qubicle.id/story/open-the-first-jamba-juice-in-indonesia

OPEN: Welcoming Jakarta’s Very Own Flip Burger! (Qubicle, Aug 2016)

Ah if there’s a comfort food yang belum ‘dijamah’ selama ini oleh Chef Afit Purwanto, juragan steak di balik suksesnya Holycow! Steakhouse, yaitu adalah sebuah burger joint! Setelah melanglangbuana dengan petualangan perdagingannya setelah Holycow! Steakhouse yaitu bersama Loobie Lobster, Holy Gyu, serta The HolyRibs; kini Chef Afit sukses membuka kedai burger terbarunya dengan nama Flip Burger!

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Terletak di Senopati, jalan yang begitu hype untuk para foodies dan sundowners, Flip Burger tampil cerah dan casual dengan logo merah menyala dan segala keceriaan dari suasana restorannya. Didesain benar-benar seperti burger joint, Flip Burger saat ini menyediakan tiga menu utama yaitu beef burger, cheese burger, serta fish burger untuk dipaketkan dengan fries dan soft drinks (yang bebas refill!).

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Dua kekuatan besar bergabung di balik konsep burger milik Chef Afit ini. Pertama adalah pengalaman bertahun-tahun Afit dalam bisnis steak sehingga beef patty kreasinya terasa juicy serta melts-in-your-mouth!

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Kedua dan merupakan bagian yang begitu instrumental juga adalah penggunaan roti brioche manis yang begitu buttery ketimbang burger bun pada umumnya. Keduanya berpadu dengan rasa yang jarang ditemukan di berbagai burger joints lainnya di Jakarta. Bayangkan rasa tersebut dengan tambahan caramelized onion yang lembut dan manis serta secara terpisah, satu porsi crispy chicken skins yang gurih dan renyah. Hmmmmm…

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Nah Flip Burger akan dibuka untuk umum pada tanggal 19 Agustus 2016! So, pastikan kamu menjadi yang pertama melahap semua burger di sini diantara teman-temanmu.


FLIP BURGER | Jalan Senopati no. 27, Jakarta
IG: @flipburger_id



Featured in Qubicle – FoodieS, Aug 2016
Link: http://qubicle.id/story/open-welcoming-jakarta-s-very-own-flip-burger

Kahvehane: Mimiti Coffee & Space (Qubicle, Jul 2016)

Begitu menjamurnya third-wave coffee scene di Jakarta ternyata membuat Bandung tidak ketinggalan untuk memperkenalkan pemain terbarunya yaitu Mimiti Coffee & Space. 

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Mimiti datang dari Bahasa Sunda yang berarti ‘awal’ atau ‘permulaan’ dan rupanya penampilan coffee shop ini sudah mengundang banyak pecinta kopi, fashion, serta hipsters lainnya untuk berkunjung. Pemunculan mobil taksi Jepang sungguhan di depan coffee shop ini dengan suasana minimalis mengesankan konsep arsitektur kekinian yang lazim kita lihat di Jepang atau negara-negara Skandinavia.

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Udara kota Bandung yang sejuk selalu menjadi alasan tepat untuk bisa ngopi santai di kebun Mimiti yang cukup luas ini. Dengan dinding-dinding semen yang tidak dicat, kursi-kursi earthy, meja logam, dan brewing room dengan jendela-jendela besar semakin mengukuhkan eksistensi Mimiti sebagai the hippest coffee shop di Bandung. Kalau memang ada kekurangan, itu datang dari jalan Setiabudi yang bising dan penuh kendaraan, terlebih ketika akhir pekan.

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Bagaimana dengan kopinya? Mimiti menggunakan house blend beans untuk mini La Marzocco espresso machine-nya. Noah’s Barn dipilih sebagai roaster untuk coffee beans yang satu ini. Selain itu, Mimiti juga menyediakan berbagai micro batch lainnya, yang saat ini tersedia, dari Tanzania serta Kolombia untuk manual brewing.

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So now you have a brand new place to visit in Bandung. Give it a try soon!


MIMITI COFFEE & SPACE | Jalan Karang Sari no. 1, Bandung | IG: @mimiticoffee



Original link: http://qubicle.id/story/open-mimiti-coffee-space

The Classics: Ikan Mas Bakar Rica Ny. Filly (FoodieS, Apr 2016 & Qubicle, June 2016)

Paying a homage to Taman Ismail Marzuki is not always have to be art-related. For FoodieS, there is one interesting visit after the legendary soto Betawi restaurant that resides here. It is the Ikan Mas Bakar Rica Ny. Filly.

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Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) is an establishment of utmost importance for the citizens of Jakarta and the whole country. For decades, it has been known as a strong bastion of art and education.

Over the past few years, TIM has also seen a number of improvements from the recently refurbished cinema, a modern building for the art institute, and a new public library for family. It also houses the one and only planetarium in Indonesia as well as hosting festivals or art and theater shows regularly.

In addition to these wonderful perks that people can enjoy upon their visit to TIM and the dynamic changes outside on the busy street of Cikini, there are two things that actually remain timeless here.

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The first one is the legendary restaurant of Soto Betawi H. Ma’ruf which is widely renowned as one of the oldest in Jakarta, paving its way to prominence now since the early years of independent Indonesia. Back then, Haji Ma’ruf himself carried his merchandise on his back and serving soto Betawi nearby Gondangdia Station.

The second timeless eatery inside Taman Ismail Marzuki is a Manadonese-style grilled fish shack. Serving the hungry Jakartans since 1984, the restaurant stays true with the old recipes of Ny. Filly’s – the late matriarch of the family. It is actually rare to see a Manadonese restaurant specializing fully with fish since most of these restaurants of this genre usually serve the whole cuisine, especially here in Jakarta.

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The use of freshwater fishes such as carp and gourami is another interesting aspect from Ikan Mas Bakar Rica Ny. Filly, while other seafood restaurants in Jakarta would normally introduce the use of saltwater fish instead as their signature dishes. In addition to that, the fact that this establishment has been in the business for more than thirty years intrigues us further.

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Upon our arrival, it’s clearly seen that the restaurant maintains a classical look with the use of bamboos that dominate the whole interior. Despite of the age, it is kept neat and clean. While it is comfortably air-conditioned inside, feasting a hearty lunch or dinner on the alfresco side of the restaurant sounds like a good choice too. After all, visiting the leafy and relaxed neighborhood of TIM is a good change of pace once in a while.

However, it is best to reserve first if you wish to visit during the rush hours. Mind you that especially during lunch, Ikan Mas Bakar Rica Ny. Filly is a famous choice for students, the patrons of this art institution, office workers from around the vicinity, and up to top government officials.

The signature menu here is the carp, grilled in a very rustic stone oven and smeared with the all time favorite rica-rica sauce. Additionally we can ask for the carp to be fried, served with sour broth, or cooked with the rich and spicy woku sauce.

Alternatively, if you are not up with the challenge of eating the bony carp, you can always opt for other fish such as gourami, kuwe (trevally), or the baronang (spinefoot).

The result from cooking in a stone oven is unimaginably beautiful. The fish, while very fresh, possesses the appetizing smoky feel thoroughly. It was also well marinated and the application of rica-rica sauce makes it not just savory with a hint of spiciness, but also refreshing. The flesh itself was well-cooked, moist, and tender. At this stage, nobody will mind with the small bones from the carp and that’s exactly because Ny. Filly’s recipe works really well.

What comes next is to savor it while it’s hot with rice, a simple stir-fried water spinach with garlic, and more rica-rica sauce with another favorite Manadonese relish – the sambal dabu-dabu.

Clearly, what the restaurant offers and the whole atmosphere are the nostalgic values for Ny. Filly’s fans since its humble beginning some 32 years ago. It may have struggles at the beginning but its perseverance and the wonderful recipes behind the food are what that brought them through until this very day and we hope, far to the future.


IKAN MAS BAKAR RICA NY. FILLY | Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jalan Cikini Raya no. 73, Jakarta | T: +62 3193 6535

Not halal-certified
Unsuitable for vegetarians

Opening hours: Daily, 10am – 9pm

Spend: IDR 50,000 – IDR 75,000 / person



Featured on FoodieS Apr 2016 & Qubicle May 2016

OPEN: AMKC Atelier (FoodieS, May 2016 & Qubicle, Jun 2016)

The recent appearance of AMKC Atelier as Plaza Indonesia’s latest and currently the hippest eatery has garnered a large number of visitors day in and out. Crowds gather during dining hours not only to enjoy its unique cakes and desserts but also AMKC’s inventive savory fares.

AMKC’s success this early owes to not just the reputations of the owners – chefs Adhika Maxi and Karen Carlotta, but also the inspirations behind the dishes and the undying love for food from the Jakartans. Located on the prestigious ground floor of the mall, AMKC with its minimalist décor, white tones and black seats impresses not just discerned diners but also hipster eaters.

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Years spent on perfecting the well-known Union restaurants in Plaza Senayan, Pondok Indah Mall, and the deli at Grand Indonesia have established the names of this couple. Not to mention of course, their previous spell abroad and how they were inspired from French cooking techniques while professing the love for Indonesian flavors.

Karen Carlotta has been known as the one who catapulted the success of red velvet cake during the younger years of Union. Meanwhile Adhika Maxi, known for his love for comfort food, has been devising inventive lineups for AMKC utilizing premium ingredients.

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Among the highlights from AMKC are the truffle angel hair with sea urchin, Hokkaido scallops with lemon XO vinaigrette, the Black Angus fried rice with chili jam, and also the soto mie with the short ribs. Meanwhile Karen boasts her forte in pastry with beautifully intriguing cakes inspired from Indonesian delicacies like es teler, martabak, and pisang ijo.

There’s no telling until when the dynamic duo will continue to surprise the foodies of Jakarta, but with AMKC opens for everyone, you are in for a treat for a long long time.


AMKC ATELIER | Plaza Indonesia, Lvl 1 E-17, Jalan MH Thamrin no. 28-30, Jakarta

Not halal-certified
Some dishes may be suitable for vegetarians

Opening hours: Daily, mall opening hours



Featured in FoodieS May 2016 issue & Qubicle Jun 2016

Photography: Rian Farisa