Bun Ong

Bun Ong is a Singapore style congee and Hainanese Chicken Rice vendor that is open for 24 hours in Kelapa Gading.20140930_070938

I never realised that it actually has an extensive menu, including noodle, roasted duck, and many options of congee. However, the price list is quite shocking.20140930_071100

I ordered Bubur Ayam Pitan (Chicken Century Egg Porridge), falls under Bubur Kombinasi 1, which costs IDR 38k. The porridge tastes plain, maybe it doesn’t use any MSG. The chicken and century egg toppings were so little. I like how they served it in a sapo bowl. 
20140930_071759Maybe one of the reasons why not so many people dine here is because of the high price.


Pondok Makan Siti Al Azizah

Pondok Makan Siti Al Azizah is a street food vendor in Cikini area that sells bubur ayam (chicken porridge) and many other stir-fry Chinese food – although the name sounds Muslim. This food vendor is often full of customers and it is open for 24 hours. 20140929_20161420140929_20153220140929_20144420140929_201505

I had bubur ayam biasa (regular chicken porridge) and Riri ordered bubur ayam special (special chicken porridge). The difference between the two is that the special one has an egg. I really like the yellow broth, tastes much richer than the legendary Bubur Cikini (BurCik)20140929_20182720140929_201855There’s another vendor of Bubur Ayam Sukabumi in Tebet that is open for 24 hours, which is listed on Jakarta Midnight Snack by Area Magazine.

Soto Ayam Surabaya P. Arif

Tina introduced this hidden street food vendor inside a private residential area. Tina has the phone number of the seller, Pak Arif, who speaks with a very strong Javanese accent. Since Tina has known Pak Arif well for quite a while, Pak Arif lets us have free flow of everything, from the rice, chicken, koya (shredded shrimp cracker), cabbage, bean sprout, basically everything he has on his cart.

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Nha Trang – Authentic Vietnamese Restaurant

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Hanoi Tomato and Crab Noodle Soup (Bun Rieu). Bun Rieu is a northern regional dish, not commonly served in other Vietnamese restaurant, consists of crab, dried shrimp, tomato and garlic soup as its core, added with minced pork, light mashed crabmeat silvers of scrambled egg, bean sprout, fresh shrimp balls and thin vermicelli rice noodles.  20140917_192108

Vermicelli Cake with Lemongrass Crusted Tofu (Banh Hoi Chay) is also not a common menu in any Vietnamese restaurant. Rice vermicelli cake (banh hoi) is a southern central Vietnam specialty, consists of a mass of fine strands of rice noodle, cut into squares, that are first steamed and then topped with flash-fried spring onion and deep fried garlic flakes, and are wrapped in lettuce leaf, mint and herb leaves and finally dipped in homemade fish sauce (nuoc nam). 20140917_192717 20140917_19284720140917_193013

Wandering Around Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Mission Impossible: Searching for Dorami

My friend, Siska, asked me to buy Dorami toy since she couldn’t find it in Jakarta. Annie and I looked for Dorami in 20 different toy shops, but still couldn’t find it. When we almost gave up, we suddenly saw 3D puzzle shop in Island Beverly that sells Dorami. Yay! Mission accomplished. 20140917_161047

Funny floor guide in Island Beverly20140917_161906

Chinese Herbal Jelly

Annie took me to a legendary traditional Chinese herbal jelly shop. 20140917_181757 20140917_181901

It was so bitter that even after I added 3 tablespoons of honey, it still tasted very bitter.   20140917_181908 20140917_181936

The seating area is similar to cha chaan teng. 20140917_182029 20140917_182102 20140917_183230

City Super @ Times Square20140917_184526

Here are some items that I cannot find in grocery stores in Indonesia:

Hong Kong Beer


Coca Cola Life 20140917_185231

Le Cordon Bleu Tea 

Palm Island Premium Sea Salt. Comes in many flavours: White Silver Sea Salt, Bamboo Jade Sea Salt, Red Gold Sea Salt, Premium Pink Diamond Sea Salt   20140917_185658 20140917_185610


Happy 13th Monthversary


Today (September 24, 2014) is Riri’s and Thatha’s 13th Monthversary. Riri surprised Thatha by coming to Thatha’s office. Even more surprising, Riri brought 4 pieces of homemade Ichigo Daifuku – mochi filled with red beans and fresh whole strawberry. I fell in love at the first bite. 20140924_17371820140924_173840

Riri didn’t stop giving surprise. He bought 3 stalks of white roses. I just found out the meaning of three stalks of white roses; the colour white symbolizes happy love, while the number three represents “I Love You“. Here is a guide to find out the meaning of colours and numbers of roses.
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Langham Place

Langham Place is more like a museum than a shopping mall. I could spend a whole day just looking around at many lifestyle, gift & toys, and specialty stores. The followings are my favourites.


Annie informed me that Log-On is part of City Super group. I found sooo many Hello Kitty goodies that I couldn’t find in other shops, such as Nanoblock, Balance Game, 3D Crystal Puzzle, and many more. 20140917_112125 20140917_113136 20140917_11311520140917_11214520140917_112224

Look at these incredible greeting cards. 20140917_112836 20140917_112759

Namco Wonder Park

Hello Kitty Claw Crane Machine


Purikura Photo Booth with an effect to make your legs look longer. 20140917_123421
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20140917_120702Human Touch


Shopping Wishlist

I was tempted to buy Pringo Portable Printer to replace my Polaroid, but I’m afraid I cannot buy the refill papers in Jakarta.