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Seo Seo Galbi, Jakarta 23/06/2017

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Address: Ruko Crown Golf blok A no 31, RT6/RW2, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Kamal Muara, RT.6/RW.2, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14460, Indonesia
 
 
What I ordered : Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap, Mango Juice
 
 
I came here first asking whether the meals served is halal and one of the waitress said that beef and soups here are halal but pork is not. I usually not eat unless they have halal written on the menue but I decided to trust her and eat here. Bismillah. She showed me where to sit and give the menu.
 
 

 
 
I wanted to try Korean BBQ but thinking how big the portion will be and whether I have to grill it myself and kinda worried how the taste will become if I cook it myself (like I see Koreans in TV) so I decided to taste something ready cooked and ordered Dol Sot Bi Bim Bab. I didn’t know that the waitress grilled the BBQ for us, I should’ve tried the BBQ then.
 
 

 
 
What I like here is that they put a bottle of cold ocha (taste like a light tea) for free so I can refill as much as I want (I drink water a lot). Then they put 6 different banchan (side dishes) for free: panjeon (vegetable pancake), sweet potatoes, kimchi, salted cucumber, pickled raddish, and one green vegetable (I don’t know what it is called). I like panjeon the most.

I really appreciated they told me when to break my fasting as there is no adzan in PIK. And I can hear the lady told them to give me banchan fast so I can eat it first while waiting for my order.

Not long after (the service is quite fast), the mango juice and Bi Bim Bab came. And miyuku soup (Sup rumput laut in indonesian) as a complementary dish (A birthday here would be great). They give the sauce to mix with Bibimbap separately. It was served on stoned pot so it was sizzling hot for quite a while. I like it because if not, usually the meal would cool off fast and if we take a while to eat, we end up eating cold dish. Overall the taste is quite fine. At the end they give an ice cream as dessert (free again).

As the entertainment they have SBS live on TV broadcasting the kpop music performances.

For the generousity, service, and price I give it 5 stars. This is the most generous restaurant I ever been. And value for money is excellent.
 
 

 
 

For the taste I give it 4 stars. There is room for improvement.

My first suggestion would be to put a logo of halal in certain dishes which are really halal (whether the beef which is imported is really halal is questionable for me). I know pork is not halal but other dishes could be not halal if they are cooked with the same pan used to cook pork. If logo halal is written, it could gave muslim guests a peace of mind. As the largest community in Indonesia, it would be great to target the muslim consumers also especially because the hallyu wave is spreading much.

Secondly, it also would be great if this place could accomodate single guest. For example by making small portion choice on each of the menu. Even Bibimbap portion is too big for me (I forced myself to eat more but ended up too full to finish the meal). I would also want to try the Beef BBQ if there is small portion (but then again am worried about halal as the grilled pan is the same for pork).

Overall, I had a good time here.

 
 

Disclaimer: Pictures are not mine, from various sources on the internet, all rights to websites or the uploaders.

 

HomieStay, Jakarta 03/06/2017

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Address: Town House Cordoba no 16. Bukit Golf Mediterania. Pantai Indah Kapuk, RT.7/RW.2, Kamal Muara, Jakarta, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14470
 
 
Type of room I stayed in : Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
 
 
What it had :
 
Bed Room:
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Blanket/Bed Cover
Small Lamp
Two Electric Socket
Two Pillows
 
Common Room:
Dining Seats (10)
Freezer
Garage
Internet Access
Kettle
Living Room Seats (10)
Microwave
Parking
Refrigerator
Shower Rooms (1) Shared
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided (with additional price 10000 IDR + deposit 50000 IDR)
TV
 
 
What I like here :
 
I like the price and the comfort in bed and the bed cover/blanket because without it the room will feel too cold, the AC works so great. There are two electric sockets above the bed and rack to put some of necessary stuffs.
Lockers are near the property’s entrance where you could store your belongings if you’re worried about leaving them in the room and you could borrow a pad lock for the locker by leaving a deposit of 50000 IDR, they would return it to you after you return the lock during check out. If you forgot to bring a towel, you could rent it for 10000 IDR + 50000 IDR deposit.
The breakfast is self serve from 6:30 to 11:00 consists of cereal and milk, bread and jam, or noodles without egg.
There are various shops and restaurants near the property. You could walk to the bus station or order car or motorbike from mobile apps to pick you up in front of the property. I suggest you to let the driver take the toll road because if not your journey would take so long and complicated. Toll road fee in Indonesia is very cheap (7000 until 16000 IDR) compare to other city i.e. Bangkok.
The property provides bath soap, shampoo, hand wash, and tissue, so you could bring other products you need (face wash or tooth brush/paste, etc). You can use indoor sandals they provide.
Overall, for the price you could get enough comforts you need during your stay.
 
 
What I don’t like here :
 
The bed room doesn’t have lock from inside. My suggestion is probably to put a lock for the room. Since some would be worried of intruders coming inside while we’re sleeping. Without the lock, we only depend on trust among the guests.
The room is small but I didn’t require a lot of space anyway and the bed is wide enough for me. But it’s kinda difficult to do a prayer inside the room. The only possible option is the common room but amidst some guests around.
The stairs is narrow and a bit straight so it’s hard to climb bed above. Luckily, I didn’t get the top bed so I don’t need to climb the stairs.
For noodles, there is no egg. The breakfast will be perfect if there’s egg but I completely realized that for the price they offer, the breakfast option is varied enough.
 
 

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Warung Leko, Jakarta 01/06/2017

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Address: Jln. Pantai Indah | Rukan Cordoba Unit F19-20 PIK, Jakarta 14420, Indonesia
 
 


 
 

What I ordered : Iga Bakar, Cah Kangkung, Jus Alpukat
 
 
I always search for the best Iga Bakar that could come close to the one I taste in Rotterdam but once again this is not the one. Despite the soft texture, Iga Bakar here lacks the strong taste, which could only be soothe by sambals they provide but what I want is the taste within the meat itself. Cah Kangkung is delicious. The place is fine and clean. But the price is a bit expensive.

 
 

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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap 27/01/2017

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I arrived in Angkor Wat at dusk to view the sunrise from Angkor Wat. It might differ on each person, but to me seeing the sunrise here was nothing special. I took a walk around the famous temple which has few similarities and differences with other temples in Siem Reap.

When I get to the back of the temple and saw the surroundings from above, feeling the breeze, only then during that moment that I just feel like it was worthwhile coming there. So it’s not really about temple itself which amazed me but the nature and the breeze I got to feel. When I go outside and walk through the park behind Angkor Wat, I feel the enjoyment once again. I guess, I love nature even more than history.

Note: all the pictures are mine.

 

Bayon Temple, Siem Reap 30/12/2016

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I visited Bayon Temple, Siem Reap on 22 November 2016.

This is one of my favourites in Siem Reap. If you travel around the temples in Siem Reap you know, you will see a lot of temples which are similar with one another in terms of design. So seeing Bayon temple which appear quite different is welcoming. Another thing I like is the location which is right in the middle of few other temples and the parking spot right beside it, so it doesn’t require a lot of walk to get to the temple. And the size which are not too wide does not take a lot of your time.

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Chau Say Tevoda, Siem Reap 29/12/2016

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I visited Chau Say Tevoda, Siem Reap on 22 November 2016.

It’s great to see this small temple for a quick stop because it won’t take long. As for the design it’s quite typical with other temples in Siem Reap. Accross the street is Thommanon temple. You can visit both within 15-30 minutes.

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Thommanon, Siem Reap 28/12/2016

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I visited Thommanon, Siem Reap on 22 November 2016.

Thommanon is a small temple, nothing much to see here because the design of the temple is typical. Right across from this temple is the Chau Say Tevoda temple. I visited both of them in 30 minutes or less.

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