Happy life healthy life!

Working on a healthy habit with my baby huey...found this new jogging track inside a mall ahahhahaa...

This  place is going to be me and baby huey's fave place to work out!

Placed inside the Bintaro Xchange Mall surrounding area, where after we finish workout we can go straight inside the mall and enjoy the aircon, and bye bye sweat! ;))


Sambal Tapas Sheraton Hotel Bandara - The Extraordinary Place to Eat and Hangout

The newest outdoor venue from Sambal Tapas! The first outdoor tapas bar and lounge with a romantic lake view in Jakarta. Experience the combination between Indonesian and Spanish tapas cuisine only here at Sheraton Bandara Hotel who offers a unique five-star, resort-style experience with warm hospitality and the convenience of an airport hotel.


Sambal Tapas is an outdoor tapas bar & lounge combining Indonesian and Spanish cuisine, presented in the form of Tapas. With gorgeous skyline and lake views from the rooftop, Sambal Tapas serves scrumptious Spanish and Indonesian small plates, plus cool cocktails.


Surely this place is a perfect place with the big advantages, also the breadth of the outdoor area where guests can enjoy the lake view, garden view, pool view, the hotel view and street view. This is the complete view where you can’t have in other hotels in Jakarta.


WhatsNewJakarta got the chance to review this extraordinary place last week. Although they only just opened on August 2014, this cool place is very neat and so ready to serve from 11am to 2am every day. The Sheraton Bandara Hotel Digital Marketing executive, Suhendy Lie explained to WNJ that this place will pamper the visitors with live DJ performance from 5pm to 9pm.


The first served on our table is the cocktail! A very tempting color liquid named The Original Cocktail, Suhendy told us that this is one of Sambal Tapas favorite drinks. Contain with gin, triple sec, syrup infused ginger, and angostura bitter. This is why everyone loves it, it’s fresh and very cold.

All the drinks here are served in a very cold condition. Because the ice cube on the drinks is very easy to melt and the big wind has to do with it. So, if you want to have a drink here just be ready to order another one, or two!


After the drink tasting, Sambal Tapas served us the Pinchos Morunos, wagyu tenderloin satay, lemon juice, mustard, cayenne. Serve with vegetables kebab and three sausages. The sausages are barbeque, tomatoes, and chili sausage. The wagyu is very light and tasted very good. It goes with a unique presentation by thrusting the meat into a prick that used to called satay or sate.


It’s not so called Spanish cuisine if there’s not Spanish specialties, Paella Mixta contains with Spanish rice, prawn, mussel, chicken, white wine and saffron. This menu will give you the best Spanish cuisine in Jakarta. Taste very fresh and savory.


They still have Kepiting Goreng for the special menu. The combining between Indonesian and Spanish cuisine will be very complete with some Indonesian so called menu. Kepiting goreng or crab fries, it is actually the crab covered by flour and fried perfectly.


For the dessert they have Crema Catalana, oven baked cream, eggs, sugar caramel. This dessert is quite sweet and perfect for the dine closing.


Wilshire Restaurant - A Place That Connects Us All

Wilshire is a casual dining restaurant with no dress code. With aim to introduce Californian cuisine/lifestyle to the Indonesian market, Wilshire aims to also promote the "Wilshire Experience." Offering a fresh gourmet Californian dishes, the place also boast its liquor cabinet with single malt whiskies and exotic vodkas.


The whole area seemed so vintage but in the same time, sophisticated and also very warm. Wooden decoration meets the eye when you entered this restaurant. They have the VIP room which could hold 15-20 guests, the room is simple but more chic decorations and still has that vintage soul.


The food is influenced by Californian food. “Me and my partner Dolly used to stay in Los Angeles, California. I used to stay in San Fransisco too. We really love the lifestyle there, also in terms of the food, how they lay back, and also the culture. This is why we are really wanted to bring the atmosphere here in Jakarta,” said Hanna Tjhin, the owner.

Loving this area where it's decorated with fresh flowers, Hanna told us they personally grooms the flowers. 


Wilshire is actually comes from the name of a very long road in LA, that connects the getaway’s park of down town LA, to the Korean town to west LA, Holywood, and Beverly Hills, so it’s like connects a lot of race and culture. California is known to be a melting pot, where they really bought their own food, their own heritage, like Japanese, Mexican, Vietnam, Chinese, and really the food there is very fusion and they don’t have their own local specialties. So it’s like the place is really connects all the different culture in terms of food.


“So we put this on our menu, in terms of that. Like we have Mexican – Japanese menu, and also few foods that are very famous in California, we make it a twist here and so far people liked it.” Hanna added.

The first menu Hanna presents us is Sesame Crusted Tuna with Ginger Lime Drizzle. It is actually a bit Italian and Asian combination, seared sesame crusted rare tuna served with arugula salad and crisps. The tuna is very fresh, you can feel how soft are the tuna while the first bite you will feel the crispness of a sprinkling of sesame. This one is a must try menu here!


Here in Wilshire not just a burger they served. This is an extraordinary burger that you must try. The name is Cheeseburger Eggsplosion, not only the size that very big, but the taste is also very rich. Contains with Monterey jack cheese, arugula, tomatoes, and served together with potato fries, a thin sliced potato fries that has big deep taste with the vegetables sprinkling seasoning. And the other big thing is they also put in is the big sunnyside egg between the vegetables you’ll never want to missed. Yummy!


If you craving for noodles menu, you must try their Garlic Noodles with Tiger Prawn. Served with garlic butter sauce and pan fried tiger prawn. This one is also amazing and you have to try.


Hanna told us a bit about how she is active and involved in the creation of many drinks in Wilshire, especially for the alcohol drinks. Including one of their signature cocktails, Nick’s Manzala and Poison Candy, magic mojito, which have a very unique presentation. Before you drink it, you have to pour the mixture of rum, triple sec, lime, strawberry to the cotton candy. And, voila! Drink and taste the blast!


The Foundry No 8
SCBD Lot 8
Jl Jendral Sudirman kav 52-53
Jakarta, Indonesia 121910
(021) 92389963

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New Tables This September 2014

Find out what’s new on my list of dining this September 2014:

Takumi Robata & Sushi
Nested in the heart of Jakarta’s business district, ‘Takumi Robata & Sushi’ was addressed in the prestigious Senayan National Golf Club which is located in South Jakarta; where their premium location is considered as a convenient meeting point for Business and Entertainment. Tastefully designed by the Japanese architect Araki Sasaki, Takumi will make you feel like you’re in Northern Japan depicting simplicity, yet providing an elegant ambiance using soft effect of wood.

Senayan National Golf Club
Jl. Asia Afrika Pintu IX Jakarta 10270


Open Door
Open Door aims to bring the dining experience to the next level by providing quality comfort concept with a smart twist for an honest, heartfelt and memorable culinary experience for excellence seekers, in an interactive bistro concept.

Jalan Letnan Jendral S Parman Kav 28
Front Of Lobby Royal Mediterania Garden
Jakarta, Indonesia 11470   
021- 29427007


Wilshire is a casual dining restaurant with no dress code. With aim to introduce Californian cuisine/lifestyle to the Indonesian market, Wilshire aims to also promote the "Wilshire Experience." Offering a fresh gourmet Californian dishes, the place also boast its liquor cabinet with single malt whiskies and exotic vodkas.

The Foundry No 8
SCBD Lot 8
Jl Jendral Sudirman kav 52-53
Jakarta, Indonesia 121910
(021) 92389963


Le Boeuf
Not only do they serve wagyu, rib eye, and sirloin with four sauce options and sides, they also serve desserts that are beautiful and delicious, like their pana cotta and strawberry mousse. Le Beouf even have a special dessert menu that changes monthly. 

Jl. Radio Dalam Raya No.47B
Jakarta, Indonesia

The Fctry Bistro & Bar
You are wrong if you think I have miss-spelled, ‘fctry’ does mean ‘factory’, but what are they produce? Yummy Food!  They have the industrial concept of the restaurant, and very peak place sometimes so be sure to make reservations if you are planning to visit on the weekend. The recipes created by the owner are one-of-a-kind. Be sure to try like their crispy pork belly, ox tongue don, and, the herb-crusted French lamb served with jus.

St. Moritz Mall
Puri Indah Boulevard
Block U1, Karawaci, West Jakarta



A Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant chain that has been feeding thousands in Japan for nearly two decades. Popolamama has opened in Jakarta’s bustling central business district, so the Jakartan people know where to go for a good lunch. They serve pizza, pasta, aglio olio with their special recipe.

Plaza Indofood Tower, ground floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 76-78, CBD
Central Jakarta


Sport Stube
New sister of Die Stube, Sport Stube offers the same German goodness with Die Stube but with a different view overlooking the Pondok Indah Golf Course. Still have their champion pork knuckle with a side of roasted potatoes and sauerkraut, and side dishes like sandwiches.

Pondok Indah Golf Gallery
Jl. Metro Pondok Indah
Pondok Indah, South Jakarta


Wu Jang Gun

Wu Jang Gun is a Korean barbecue. And the meaning of the name is halal. All the dishes here is allowed for all the moslem, but even so it is still rich in flavor. There are so many little dishes to try here.  One of the best is yannyeom galbi (marinated beef). For those who love spicy food, try their spicy sauce!

Jl. Wolter Monginsidi no. 34
Kebayoran Baru
South Jakarta


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