Bun Ong is a Singapore style congee and Hainanese Chicken Rice vendor that is open for 24 hours in Kelapa Gading.
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.
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.
Maybe one of the reasons why not so many people dine here is because of the high price.
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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.
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).
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.
Funny floor guide in Island Beverly
Chinese Herbal Jelly
Annie took me to a legendary traditional Chinese herbal jelly shop.
It was so bitter that even after I added 3 tablespoons of honey, it still tasted very bitter.
The seating area is similar to cha chaan teng.
City Super @ Times Square
Here are some items that I cannot find in grocery stores in Indonesia:
Hong Kong Beer
Coca Cola Life
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
Riri and Thatha made sangria at home with layers of chopped apple, kiwi, strawberry, and Sunkist orange. For the alcohols, we added lemon liqueur and red wine Merlot.
Here is a basic anatomy of sangria.
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.
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.
Thank you, Riri!!! You made me feel like I’m the happiest girl in the world. Muah.