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Wall Street Steak = IDR 156.000
The Mid Autumn Festival 中秋节 falls on September 8 this year. There is a tradition of gathering as family, enjoying full moon and eating mooncake on that day.
I saw this adorable elephant mooncake at Pacific Place Hong Kong.
There are two big categories of mooncake: baked and snowskin. Here is a general anatomy of baked mooncake.
Hello Kitty Mooncakes
Hello Kitty Baked Mooncake
Indonesian version of mooncake (kue bulan): pia or bakpia. There are differences between Indonesian mooncake and Chinese traditional mooncake:
- Fillings. Chinese traditional mooncake is filled with lotus seed paste, but it is more expensive and harder to find in Indonesia, so we replace it with variants of fillings: chocolate, cheese, durian, pineapple, cempedak (jackfruit) and many more.
- Crust. The chewy crust of Chinese traditional mooncake is made of alkali (lye) water, thick sugar syrup (maltose), flour and oil, while Indonesian mooncake only use flour, oil and sugar so that the texture is more similar to puff pastry.
- Color. The color of bakpia is white, but the traditional mooncake is reddish brown.
Other regions in Indonesia also has its own version of bakpia; for instance, Bali has Pia Legong, and Jogja has Bakpia Pathuk.
The menu is very simple, it is written on a narrow blackboard.
We had a glass of Cold Brew Tea (left, light brown) and a glass of Cold Brew Coffee (right, dark brown). The cold brew tea is composed of tea from nitrogen machine, ice cubes, fresh lime, and simple syrup. The cold brew coffee is shaken with ice cubes and simple syrup.
While making our orders, the owner / barista told us story of how he started this business and the variants of drinks available. Everything is handmade in his shop, including the bar table, ceiling, and so on. The takeaway paper cup is hand-stamped with OCD logo. The owner said that it is his family project, in which all members of his family are involved in the process. So sweet. He inspired me to have my own couple / family project in the future.
It was my first time going to Pasaraya Blok M. The purpose our my visit was to find batik for my mum’s birthday, but turned out we spent more time looking for Riri’s batik, eating lunch, and grocery shopping.
On the third floor, you can find handicraft, souvenirs, paintings, puppets, cravings, silverware, gems and jewelries.
On the second floor is dedicated to Batik Indonesia, where you can find exotic batik from all over Indonesia, from various brands, including Danar Hadi, Batik Keris, etc.
There’s seating area near the CDF bakery of Bali Gourmet.
I’d like to take my mum here, and I’m sure she could spend entire day on the second and third floor.
I really love the interior. The ceilings and pillars look very artistic. Each section has its own interior theme, such as colourful windows on the ceiling, umbrellas on the ceiling, bird nests on the ceiling, batik lanterns, batik fabrics as wall decoration and red brick walls (Riri’s favourite interior material).
This food court offers various Indonesian cuisine from Sabang to Merauke. The vendors in booths mainly sell main course, and the vendors using carts mostly sell snacks and desserts. There are total of more than 50 vendors. Wow!
You need to purchase vouchers before doing any transaction inside this food court, and you may refund if there is extra vouchers. Eat&Eat use the card system with deposit, and you may top up when the balance is inadequate. For appetizer, I ordered Tahu Gejrot. The method of making Tahu Gejrot is still very traditional, just like in its birth place – Cirebon. Unfortunately, the tofu is not served on clay plate.
For main course, I ordered from Soto Kwali Damar Hadi. There are two options of meat: beef or chicken. I picked chicken soup.
The batik fabric makes the preparation trays look elegant.
Riri had a hard time deciding what to eat since there were too many options. Thatha recommended Nasi Goreng Kebuli although she had never tried before. The rice is fried with “minyak samin” (Indians call it Ghee), topped with lamb and raisins.
Riri tempted to order Kolak Durian (durian and sticky rice in a thick coconut milk gravy) since he is a big fan of this king of fruit.
I like how the whole dessert bowl was fresh, didn’t taste artificial and the sweetness level was just right. The coconut milk wasn’t greasy, and the durian wasn’t smelly at all. I like the sticky rice.
The cart size is bigger than the size of usual mobile street congee vendors. There’s an interesting menu: “Bubur Ga Pake Ayam” (Porridge without Chicken). They also offer delivery with an extra charge of IDR 5.000.
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Bubur Ayam 1 Porsi = IDR 13.000
Aqua botol = IDR 4.000
Nasi Uduk Ibu Jum is one of hidden gems in Kelapa Gading, but it’s only open at night and while it’s not raining. It is located across BPK Penabur Kelapa Gading. Although it is considered as “warung” / street food, but the guests mostly come in cars.
They even provide a Musholla / praying room for Muslims.
Moreover, live music!
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Sayur 4 macam = IDR 18.000
Aqua gelas = IDR 1.000
Total = IDR 19.000
Riri gave me a link to take the MBTI Personality Test. Here is my result.
- born entertainers
- love the spotlight – chat with a unique and earthy wit
- enjoy the simplest thing
- no greater joy than just having fun with a good group of friends
- have the strongest aesthetic sense of any personality type
- naturally curious – explore new design and style with ease
- observant and very sensitive to others’ emotion
- love drama and passion
- rely more on luck and opportunities
- dislike complex analysis, repetitive tasks and matching data points to real consequences
- share emotions through good times and bad with friends and loved ones
- Bold. ESFPs want to experience things, to try everything there is to try. They do not mind going outside their comfort zone or exploring something that others are reluctant to do. Strongly Agree
- Original. ESFP personalities like to experiment and enjoy standing out in the crowd. They do not really care about traditions or what other people expect them to do. Strongly Agree
- Excellent people skills. ESFPs tend to be very witty and talkative—they would never run out of things to discuss. They also strongly dislike being alone and enjoy communicating with other people whenever possible. Agree
- Great sense of aesthetics and beauty. ESFPs are very artistic, especially when it comes to entertaining other people; this personality type is unmatched in this area. Agree
- Practical. ESFPs are interested only in practical matters. They dislike theoretical or philosophical discussions, seeing them as a waste of their time. Strongly Agree
- Very observant. ESFP personalities live in the present moment and focus exclusively on what is happening “here and now.” They find it easy to notice real, tangible things and changes. Agree
- Find it difficult to focus. ESFPs get bored very quickly and want to stay entertained and excited for as long as possible, regardless of the situation. Not surprisingly, they are likely to find it difficult to deal with tasks that require patience, focus, and dedication. Strongly Agree
- Very sensitive. People with this personality type are extremely expressive and emotional, making no efforts to conceal their feelings. They are likely to react very emotionally in the face of criticism or if they are pushed into a corner and are unable to make a decision. Strongly Agree
- Poor planners. ESFPs rarely think about the future and are more concerned about the present moment, refusing to worry about the next steps or potential consequences. Barely Agree
- Always seek excitement. ESFPs take risks and are often self-indulgent, putting the pleasures of the present above stability or long-term plans. Agree
- Have difficulties in the academic environment. ESFPs see school as a waste of time. They are far more interested in creative, practical things as well as socializing. People with this personality type are likely to find it difficult to stick to schedules and put in enough effort to succeed in the academic environment. Strongly Disagree
- Loathe conflicts. ESFP personalities do everything they can to ignore potential conflicts, often pretending to be interested or concerned, but then going on to do something they see as fun. Strongly Agree
- ESFPs often enjoy dating someone without thinking about the next steps or long-term plans. FALSE
- They will always come up with new and exciting things to do, will be able to talk about everything and everybody (as long as you stay away from philosophical or scientific topics). TRUE. Also stay away from political topics.
- Even if the ESFP is very committed to their partner today, that does not guarantee that they will not seriously consider breaking off the relationship after a week. Maybe. Only if the partner is not worth fighting for.
- ESFPs are very vulnerable to conflicts and are likely to react very badly if someone says something negative about their relationship or, even worse, if their own partner criticizes them for any reason. TRUE
- ESFPs personalities are very emotional, and they also prefer to take things at face value instead of trying to guess the motives and reasoning behind them. Consequently, ESFPs are deeply offended by any criticism and may get frustrated even further if the other person tries to take emotions out of the equation by saying that the ESFP should not take this personally or that they are reacting irrationally etc. TRUE
- ESFPs are also likely to be quite materialistic. FALSE
- Less mature ESFPs also have a tendency to care too much about social status and their friends’ perception of their relationship. Maybe. Not to the extent of updating Facebook / Twitter / Path status, only care about how the partner acts the same when in public vs in private
- From the sexual perspective, ESFP personalities are very affectionate, inquisitive, and open-minded partners. They enjoy physical intimacy immensely, and this is clearly visible in all ESFP relationships, as long as their partners are willing to reciprocate. ESFPs are very sexual beings, and they also love sharing that pleasure with their partners. [Secret hihihi]
- ESFPs are very enthusiastic, direct, and affectionate partners. Their relationships are likely to be based on simple, pure, down-to-earth love and focus on small everyday pleasures. TRUE
- Preferred partners: ISFJ and ISTJ types, as their Introversion (I) and Judging (J) traits counterbalance ESFPs’ Extraversion (E) and Prospecting (P) traits. Riri is INTJ