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Supermarket Sweep: 7 Eleven [CLOSED]

Hot Cappuccino Medium Size with free Syrups!

What’s with 7 Eleven? It’s only a mini mart! Yeah, I know that. But this one is special. Just opened recently in Jakarta. I heard we got one here back then, but this one’s probably the whole different story. Located on the intersection of Mahakam St., this place getting a bit packed with teens who would hang out around that place in weekends. One of the attendants also said to me that they’ll open one in Kemang next, so I guess that the next one would be in Sabang St. That’s a businessman acumen. Haha..

What’s so special then? Unlike those smaller 7 Eleven marts I saw in Singapore, KL, or Bangkok, this one got everything inside! Mostly they only got the Slurpee and Big Gulp right? Here, they of course got those too, but they also installed the brewed coffee machine and a machine for teh tarik, cappuccino, and latte for any size! Add your favorite syrups for free! I had 4 shots of caramel for my hot cappuccino for excellent taste.

They also got counters for ready food like the hotdogs, fresh pizza, fried rice, Japanese croquettes, and others! For the hotdogs, you can add anything you like inside plus add the cheese from the machine for free!!! Now that’s what I call heaven!

They also provide seats so that you can sip your coffee or have your hotdogs peacefully. Plus the instant photo box machine and the copier for your other needs. Though what I didn’t like was that they put so much lamps on the ceilings so it gets too bright and definitely energy unfriendly. Well, don’t expect to get pampered a lot in a mini mart like that, but at least they really provide many interesting things for us to see for the first time in Jakarta. Enjoy your visit there! ^^

Location : All over Jakarta!

Supermarket Sweep: Pi-Ma Mini Market [CLOSED]

Yaay! The bargain foods are back! The last one was months ago. Wait… Wasn’t such remark usually came from someone who read the blog and left a note? Haha.. Even the writer’s getting excited about this. Today’s edition is about food bargains from Pi-Ma Mini Market! First of all, everybody must’ve known about Papaya Supermarket right? Famous for the imported goods that mostly came from Japan and the loyal patrons are of course Japanese. Pi-Ma is like the mini version of Papaya and of course came from the same owner but with different management. Anyway, it’s located in the basement level of Midplaza I Building on Sudirman St., Jakarta.

Tuna Mayo Onigiri

But among the goodies they sell, only some that I’m taking a huge interest in. It’s the food bargains! Unfortunately, the bargains start after 8 PM for 50% discount. Since I work in the same building and when I’m overwhelmed with late works, 8 PM wouldn’t be so bad though actually I was hoping that they’d move the time earlier which is a bit impossible since they actually managed to sell most of their bargain foods everyday. I expect that Papaya also applies food bargains though I’ve never been there at night.

Ebi/Chicken Katsu Donburi

The bargain foods consist of Sandwich, Donburi, and Onigiri. There are plenty types of onigiri such as salmon, shaved bonito, my favorite tuna mayo, and others. As for the donburi, you can pick the chicken katsu, ebi katsu, tempura, and pork. The onigiri goes down until IDR 4,500 each and the donburi around IDR 15,000 after discount. They used to sell bento though, but it’s more expensive and people seem to prefer the smaller donburi. The taste was quite decent and they also provide microwave in case you wanna eat it right away. I recommend a fresh one though, but since Japanese foods are considered a bit of a luxury treat, then this one might come in handy for a substitute. ^^

Location : Midplaza Building I BF, Jakarta and KIIC, Karawang

Supermarket Sweep: Harvey Nichols Food Market [CLOSED]

Harvey Nichols is one of the most long-lasting and prominent chain of fashion retailers from UK. Opened its first store in South East Asia here in Jakarta at the soon-to-be or already pride of Jakarta, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town. Resided in the newly opened East Mall and conquers over several stories, Harvey Nichols offers us a new style of a fashion retailer should be, though competing bitterly with its next door rival, Seibu.

Surely this blog came out with something and if that’s not about food or traveling things, then what else? It was exactly at the 3rd floor (guess so), side by side with Social House, that’s where you can find the Harvey Nichols Food Market. It wasn’t a huge place that offers everything, but mostly were imported goods. But the cool thing is that after 7 PM you can buy takeaway foods with a 50% discount. You can name many things started salads, juices, and pastries. Probably the best bargain were the salads and the pastries only. The juice well, you can pick various fruits or veggie starting from orange, melon, tomato, carrot, etc but well it’s true that it gonna cost you about IDR 8,000 or at most 10,000 if I’m not mistaken, save that you don’t like any sugar added it would be cool, but I found my melon juice was so bland! I was dead thirsty that time and was hoping to quench it with a more nutritious liquid substance and found out that it was a mistake. Probably better if it was orange juice nonetheless.

As for the pastries, I haven’t had the chance to try it, but the variety was the extra kick. The salads? Wow! It’s big, good selections, plus many dressing options for only IDR 12,500 (already reduced price). Greek Salad, Caesar Salad, Mix Green Salad, Nicoise Salad and you name it. Salad dressings from Italian Dressing, Mayo, Thousand Islands, Vinaigrette and you name it too. A big box of salad surely will help your so-called diet (mind the freshness). So anytime you’re around the East Mall after 7 PM strolling a bit between Fab’s Cafe at Gramedia, the Gramedia itself, or Social House (buy your wine but bring your ‘tapas‘ from the Harvey Nichols bargain. Haha..), pay a visit to this place and buy something for your family back home.