OMG! Omahe Mbok Giyem
Yet not a week ago, me and fellow thursdiner tried OMG (Omahe Mbok Giyem). Located in the city of Bantul, it had no signage on the main road. Just make sure your GPS ready or quickly turn east as soon as you see SAMSAT BANTUL signage right after passing PKU Muhammadiyah Bantul from north. The venue was a greyish-purple tainted Javanese village brick house (or as the officials says: Javanese...
DeLicia Bakery & Ice Cream Boutique
Biskuit Raya Series - Part 4 I didn’t buy any of my biscuit raya here, but it was quite an option if you’re dubious about where to buy your biskuit raya. DeLicia is famous of its 25k custom-made cupcakes. Eventhough their cupcake’s cakes was no better than Billie Chick, somehow their artworks is a better treat for the eyes. They also provide ice cream cakes too. Custom-made...
Kobayashi Pattiserie & Boulangarie
Biskuit Raya Series - Part 3 Our next stop were my favorite place to buy land-travelling amenities: Kobayashi. Biskuit raya assortments from Kobayashi Nastar 25k Nastar durian 26k Chocolate Cheese Cookies (forgot the price) Semprong wijen (rice-fluor gazzette with sesame drizzling) 25k Cream bun 12k is delicious. I always bought several of those each time i do...
Biskuit Raya Series - Part 2 Since we were dubious about the quantity of biskuit raya bought at Wahyu Austin, we were wandering around Yogyakarta to found any shop whose can still make order-based biskuit raya. Our next stop were in my recent favorite cakeries, Billie Chick, which happens to be a Taiwanese joint. My previous encounter there was to try their cakes, which was great and low fat...
Wahyu Austin Roemah Pastry
Biskuit Raya series - Part 1 It was the first week of Ramadhan when my aunt asks me to accompany her shopping for biskuit raya. Our first priority is Wahyu Austin, since it was my favorite pastry kitchen (yes, they have no store and do no deliveries). Wahyu Austin itself was founded by Bu Tutik, former pastry chef of Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta (CMIIW), named after her children, and now supplying...
de'Loyang Martabak Cake Brownies
Above was large martabak cake brownies with chocolate and cheese filling 30k. Martabak Cake Brownies itself is an innovation of martabak terang bulan/kue bandung by replacing its cake with brownies. It was surprisingly good in taste and came with variants of filling, such as: chocolate, cheese, sesame, raisins, banana, strawberry jam, blueberry jam, pineapple jam, or mixtures of maximum three...
Pasar Sore Ramadhan Kolombo
Located in the city district of distros, do locate the stall runs by Charlotte Peeters and found the rarely sold item on any Ramadhan afternoon market: arretjenof. Arretjenof 3.5k/slice was Dutch chocolate cake. It was great, on a bargain price, and need no further explanation. Poffertjes 5k was in coin shape, which was the actual form as sold in Netherlands, unlike the ball-shape one we...
Pasar Sore Ramadhan Kauman
During the fasting month of Ramadhan, there are three big afternoon market in Yogyakarta, namely: Pasar Sore Kauman, Kampung Ramadhan Jogokaryan, and Jalur Gaza. Most of the stalls were selling traditional dishes for berbuka puasa (breaking the period of fasting), such as cap jae, mi goreng jawa, bothok, brongkos, baceman, etc. However, the foodscheme itself keeps changing since some of the...
Spesial Bubur/Misoa Ayam Rizki
We were having breakfast in Jl. Erlangga before leaving Semarang. All of my friends were ordering chicken porridge but i was interested in misoa ayam. Misoa is white thin noodle made from wheat flour which will be soggy if soaked for a long time. The misoa ayam dish was consisted of misoa, chicken chunks, egg loo, celery, and tongcai (fermented radish). The chicken porridge was nothing special,...
Pisang Plenet Khas Semarang
I was coming to this place expecting a slightly-pinched-then-grilled banana and i was in shock after i saw the visual of what a “pisang plenet” was. It was forcefully pinched that it looked more like pancakes than banana, yet not resulting in a mess (still wondering how they might done that). Pisang plenet was sold as sandwich, double layer of pinched banana with variation of...
Jagung Bakar Bu Joyo
was Jagung Bakar Bumbungsari. This place was reccomended by Lika to try Semarang-style sambal. I obviously couldn’t find any grilled-corn stall in Jogja which sell this kind of sambal. The Semarang-style sambal had a distinct sweetness. If you’re not into grilled-corn yet still want to try this kind of sambal, you may found it as saus spesial gama in Gama Seafood (and dont forget to...
Tahu Petis Prasojo
Above was tahu petis 1k from Tahu Petis Prasojo. It was PERFECT!!! :9 :9 It was unlike any petis (shrimp and black soybean paste) i’ve eaten before. It had proper sweetness and was addicting. It also went well as a fried beancurd’s filling. Lika told me that they also served petis sandwiched in mendoan. A definite have-to-eat if i was to return in Semarang again! nom nom :9 Rating ...
Es Puter Conglik
There were two traditional icecream which i wanna to try in Semarang: es pankuk Pak Yono and es puter Conglik. The later one was more famous so we paid a visit there first on June. There was only three flavour available: durian, kopyor, and lychee. Es Puter Durian 12k was the best seller here, but we -11 of us- found it to be nothing special. Maybe people are buying the fruit, not the...
Nissin Biscuit Emporium Cafe & Resto
This place is located as the front side of Nissin Biscuit Factory in Ungaran, Central Java. The venue is minimalist, modern, romantic and cozy. Foods were great yet affordable. So here we come: Menu & Pricing Most of the food were chinese. Foods were 3-36k, beverages were 5-12k, both before GVT. I noticed that their specialties were rainbow noodles: sesame/pandan, pumpkin/soy,...
Tahu Serasi Oom Shin
Tahu Serasi Oom Shin is the eldest beancurd factory in Bandungan, resort district of Semarang. The factory is actually look like an open air garage with only a single line of long chairs and tables. Menu and Pricing Asides from what was written on menu, they also sell tempe gembus (made from beancurd-production waste) and varieties of fried and long shelf-life snacks. Above were the...
Banaran 9 Coffee & Tea
On our way back to Jogja, we stopped by at Banaran-9 for an afternoon tea. Located inside a coffee plantation, it was lush in greenery and refreshingly cold. Banaran-9 served mains, snacks, and beverages. Foods were 11-20.5k, beverages were 3-20k. For full list of menus, click here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Coffee production tour was available during weekdays on 20k/pax. Coffee plantation...
Tahu Pong Karangsaru
Our next stop was Tahu Pong Karangsaru. Reviews said that it was the best one in Semarang and even used as part of royal wedding catering in Yogyakarta Palace. It was MSG-free and even the ketchup was self-made. Tahu Pong Komplit 22k consists of tahu pong (hollow-centered beancurd; but not as hollow as Tahu Sumedang), tahu emplek (standard beancurd), gimbal udang (shrimp fritters) and...
Leker is an Indo-Dutch intrepretation of crepes. Unlike crepes that is made on an edgeless flat pan, leker is made on a small iron pan which was almost the same as the one to make kue bandung / martabak terang bulan: flat with heightened angles, only smaller. It is now rare to find one in Jogja, so i was happy to found that leker is still hip in Semarang. The stall was packed when we got there....
Still on Semarang budget culinary trip, later on we stopped at Lunpia Express. Most Semarang friends said that it was not the best lunpia in town, but still it was the only place selling Lunpia Kepiting (crab springroll) 12k. They also sold Lunpia Original 6k and Lunpia Standard 9k. Beverages were 8k each. Lunpia Kepiting 12k (and all other variants) were available in goreng (fried) or basah...
My last visit to Semarang was to attend my friend’s wedding, yet was also planned to be a budget culinary trip. Internet reviews said that Srabi Ngampin was one of the must-tries when we passed Ambarawa, so we paid a visit on our way to there. The place was actually named as Kompleks Pasar Srabi Ngampin, Ambarawa. Hundreds of small stalls are stood on both sides of the roads for maybe a...
Eva Coffee House
If I go to Semarang, I will be most probably to stop by at Eva for a specific item: the fried-then-braised beancurd. It is – by far- the only place I knew selling this kind of menu. Menu & Pricing Their menu was classic and a mixtures of Indonesian, Peranakan, and some specific Hongkong Cuisine. Their specialties were gudeg manggar, lontong opor, tahu, and sirup kopi (coffee syrup). Foods...
Mozzarello Pizza is one of the infamous pizzeria in town. They serve fusion pizzas with pizza satay and pizza rendang as their main attraction. Most of the menus was a so-so, but their pizza ice cream worth an article to write about. Pizza Ice Cream 13k was hard brownies bed with even harder icecream mixtures as topping. The ice cream was vanilla icecream with watermelon and bengkuang (jicama)...
Roemi Ice Creams & Cafe
Located on Kotabaru, Roemi is always packed with students. It was a game centre and expanding to cafe and ice cream parlor within the last two years. The place is comfy and hip, with outdoor area and air-conditioned one. Menu and Pricing It’s mostly about ice creams, but they also serve mains on a bargain price. Ice creams were 4.5-20k (for Es Doger Roemi), foods were 5.5-15k, and...
Artemy Italian Gelato
I was coming to Artemy with a big expectation of having puro latte di vacca gelato (pure cow-milk gelato) which is my favourite since my first trip to Italy. Unlucky me, they hadn’t sell that variant that day. Menu and Pricing Artemy sells 7 flavors per day and may change the set on the next day. On my visit, there were gelatos (cookies, rum, dark chocolate) and sorbets (strawberry, peach mango,...
Mie Ongklok Bu Renny
I saw this restaurant on JogjaTV’s Icip-Icip and decided to give it a try. It was remote located from city centre thus I used the GPS and … got lost. It took me almost 15min to roam the area to find the place, which happened to be located in the main road :”( It was warung-styled with long tables and long chairs and accommodates up to 70 customers. Menu and Pricing Their menus were: mie ongklok...
Selat & Salad Cafe
Built as part of Omah Semar Resto-Café-Homestay-Gallery, the Selat & Salad Café covers the biggest land part. They had patio area for alfresco dining, short-chaired open terrace area (with aromatherapy scent), dining table area, and lesehan area. Menu and Pricing Their main dishes were Selat Solo, served in three variation: Selat Semar 12.5k with beef galantine as sides; Selat Semar Mesem...
Mie Kakap Restoran Mahkota (d/h TiongSan)
Imagine a dried noodle dough: 35cm in diameter, 8-12cm in height, and sold at IDR 170k each! :O -Above photo is mie kakap (noodle made from snapper fillet; courtesy of senghan)- Fish noodle. Noodle made from fish flesh. Hmm, I’ve read about fish noodle quite a long time ago and did not have the expectation to find one in Jogja. I was wrong though. I don’t know why other...
RM Sari Lezat
Been always passing the route for almost forever, I was noticed RM Sari Lezat just recently. The restaurant has the capacity of approximately 20 pax and is sharing spaces with Toko Susu Oke, a formulated-milk shop Menu and Pricing RM Sari Lezat basically offers array of chickens (roasted/white/BBQ/chili and tomato marinated/free-range) and roasted duck, each with sides option of nasi putih...
Empal Gentong "Bu Tini"
Bu Tini is a supplier for Bu Wasi Catering Service, which happen to be pretty popular for its wedding catering carts. The warung itself is not a fancy restaurant, but the taste is promising enough. Menu and Pricing They sold empal gentong 6-9k, soto sulung 6-9k, rawon daging 6-9k, selat solo 10k, rawon buntut 15k, nasi putih 2k and egg 1.5k. Beverages range were conventional and was 4k for...
After the cooking class, five of us were stayed in the restaurant to try some of their menus. Menu and Pricing The menu was ranged from Indian to Indonesian to some adapted-Chinese cuisine. Foods were 6-62k and beverage were 4.5-32.5k (for big size Heinenken®), both before GVT and service charges. Discounts were available for students. For full lists of menu click here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,...
Colonial Cuisine: Cooking Class
Two weeks after my visit to de Taj Mahal, I attend an Indian Food Cooking Class -organized by @resepmini- in Colonial Cuisine, another Indian food establishment in town. The venue was humble and homy. Cooking Class or better described as a cooking demo –since all we had to do is watching, taking notes, capturing pictures, and tweeting, hehe- was done in the restaurant’s kitchen. The head chef,...
Roti Kacang "Tegar"
Two weeks ago, a friend gave me a try on Roti Kacang “Tegar” -peanut cookies sold on container basis. It was 25k for with-container purchase or 20k for refill. The taste and quality was good: nutty enough, not too buttery, not too flaky. It was also a cookies-with-a-story. Roti Kacang “Tegar” was made by a dad whom child has a cleft lip and palate deformity. Buying this...
de Taj Mahal
Mid-March, me and two other thursdiner tried “de Taj Mahal”, the latest Indian & Middle East restaurant in town. This place has 7 concepted dining area which resembles a house: outdoor dining in the front garden, terrace, foyer, lounge, long dining table in the centre of restaurant, lesehan-style private room, and a private dining room. We chose the Khalifah private dining room since it was...
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