MOJO

After a long post at Bali, lets head back on to Jakarta. And yes again, this post will be linked automatically to JKTGO’s blog – where I’m also serving as one of the content writers there. So be sure to pay it a visit. Especially if you’re a first time in Jakarta. Lots, and I mean lots! of places to go visit. So here’s my next post about Mojo at Senopati. I stopped by this place about a year ago when it first opened and I can still taste the vivid flavours of its dish – I remember I had churros & grilled chicken – you can see HERE on my old post. Mojo Senopati Jakarta Mojo Senopati Jakarta Mojo Senopati Jakarta Mojo Senopati Jakarta Mojo Senopati Jakarta
This time, they had me and several great food bloggers in the city on a special preview of their next menu. And it was fantastic! The team at Mojo really brings the true flavour out from every dish – without making excessive presentation. What I can tell you is that I’ll definitely come for more and you all should too. So lets grab a look shall we? We started off with samplers (which is quite big – so YEAY!) Mojo Senopati JakartaFrom the three new appetisers: Classic Lengua Taco (Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Jalapeño Relish, Taco Sauce & Chipotle Aioli). This is my favourite appetisers where the the Beef Tongue (Lengua) is cooked perfectly that doesn’t leave any strong after taste and blends perfectly with the overall condiments. Mojo Senopati Jakarta Mojo Senopati Jakarta

The other two dish are the Sweet Temptation & Korean Wings – chicken wings glazed in soy and honey, and the other half with gozuchang glazed, and added with a sprinkle of scallions. Perfect beer companion guys! And don’t forget about the nachos! Its definitely my favourite nachos I’ve tried I love on how the condiments, are mixed perfectly into the bowl. No more plain nachos!Mojo Senopati Jakarta Mojo Senopati JakartaHeading up to the main course we have Chipotle – Pears Braised Short Ribs, 180Gr Braised Beef short ribs served with olive-tomato rice, creamed corn and a special MOJO Verde.Mojo Senopati Jakarta Mojo Senopati Jakarta

Mojo Fish & Chips – a tasty breaded john Dory, pineapple coriander salsa with a strawberry jalapeño cream sauce, and not to be forgotten – fries! Mojo Senopati Jakarta Mojo Senopati JakartaFor you who wants something more different, taste the unique – Fried Chicken & Waffle. It’s served with maple butter syrup. Mojo Senopati JakartaThere’s also a Chipotle Glazed Herb Chicken, Beef Tongue Fried Rice, and last but not the least, the Pork Belly Confit Burrito Bowl – seriously, what else can you ask for?!Mojo Senopati Jakarta Mojo Senopati Jakarta Mojo Senopati Jakarta

Don’t forget the dessert which I officially recommend: these are definitely one of the tastiest desserts I’ve had in the city! They are: Waffle with Red Velvet Ice Cream and also my personal personal favourite: Peanut Butter Cheesecake. It’s based with an incredible thick crunch, and NO! Those are not whip cream – that is pure peanut butter cream. Mojo Senopati Jakarta Mojo Senopati JakartaMojo Senopati JakartaOh dear, I just droll again as I’m writing. Anyways, go visit them – and I’m definitely sure you’ll go nuts. Have fun and thanks again Rizky and the overall MOJO team for having us.

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E&O

Seriously, it has been ages that I wanted to try E&O. And today, is finally the day! I did my day-scouting trip with my parents – who are seriously judgmental about the food they ate. I just passed their test on “recommending a good restaurant” Potato Head Garage. Now, as I recalled on their fondness towards Thai & Vietnam cuisine, it’s time for another test. So, do both of them, and me – loves what Chef Will has to offer?
E&O Jakarta E&O JakartaI have been writing 2 years about Will Meyrick. Stunned about his many applause from various foodnistas, you can imagine the expectation I have for his cuisine. Place wise – loving every single bit of it. We came here around 16:00 – so its very relaxing, and the sun is fantastic. A recommended time to stop by.
School PrawnThai Fish Cake I started with 2 appetizers – oh by the way, most of the dishes are ordered by my folks – so if you’re thinking on bringing your parents, you can choose these menus  perhaps to make sure they enjoyed every bit of it. Yes, I broke the spoiler – my parents loved it! The appetizers are School of Prawn and Thai Fish Cake.
I personally love them – though it may look odd, and flavourless, it definitely doesn’t taste that way. As any other foodies described Chef Will’s cooking – strong in flavour. But! He managed to blend them in perfection.
Hainamese Chicken Rice Pho BoMy sister, and my dad – ordered a personal dish: Hainamese Chicken Rice, which can be found on the restaurant’s lunch menu – and Pho Bo – diddo, on the lunch menu. I didn’t managed to taste the Chicken Rice – but my sister doesn’t complained a single bit – so she’s definitely enjoying it (she’s not a big judger in food : P ) – and the Pho Bo is delicious. I loved on how the place could bring up the best in the soup by bringing in the flavour with lots, and lots of garnish.
Crispy Fish 3 FlavourMeanwhile, my brother, myself and my mom – ordered the above major dishes that you can’t missed! The Cripsy Fish 3 Flavour – very very strong in flavour, but seriously delicious! The amount of crispness that the fish posses is perfect. Grilled ChickenGrilled Chicken – I was a lil’ skeptical about the dish – but hey, it’s super nice. I must say, it’s the best grilled chicken, I’ve tasted in the city! Crispy Pork BellyAnd lastly, the Crispy  Pork Belly! THIS IS SO EPIC! As a true enthusiasts for pork belly, I love on how Chef Will can dice it up in perfect sizes, and managed to build a strong sense of crispiness on every part of the meat! I would definitely come back!
Durian Pannacota BlogLast but not the least, we end the meal by sharing a portion of its heavenly Durian Pana Cotta – if you ate way too much, you can split this dessert with your friends, or significant other – as it’s quite big. And my sis took this pic : P – my mom & dad’s true compliment to Chef Will is how they managed to taste a different feel on every dish – as most restaurants mostly generate an identical taste to most of its dish. My kudos to Chef Will, thanks for living up to my expectation : ) – will definitely come back!
Tom YumOh, and I ordered a drink which is called the Tom Yum – it doesn’t taste the way Tom Yum is. But, it gives you a little spicy taste to cleanse your mouth – and a nice kick on the head before a good night sleep/ or a nap.
So there you have it folks! Be sure to make your way to E&O. Cheerios!

Have you all see JKTGO?

Hello folks!
It’s been a month since my last post. But thank you so much for all of your support to keep on visiting Lyon+Mia.

I’ll be posting another blog soon on Le Mieux, a new restaurant on Galeries Lafayette.
But in the meantime, I hope you all have look at my newest start-up which I’m focussing on, JKTGO

You can find all the city’s best food, activities and also great,great events!
All within a click. So, I hope to see you all there! – and do spread the word : )

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GODIVA HIGH TEA AT KERATON LOUNGE

The Keraton – a magnicificent, and lavish residential tower, and hotel in the middle of Jakarta. I never had the chance to come inside – but the team from Keraton recently invited me to have a taste of their exclusive Godiva High Tea. As I’m also a chocolate person, I said YES! : ) (Many thanks to Eka for inviting me here. I had a lot of fun). Now, let’s see what can you get here.
keraton lounge 2The Godiva High Tea is hosted everyday (yes- including Saturday & Sunday) from 15:00-18:00 – and it’s hosted at the Keraton Lounge at the Lobby Level. This lounge is the answers for you all who’s searching for a true luxury in privacy. The lounge are not very big in terms of spaces – however, it’s simple, and artistic decor, has made a beautiful setting – which will make you sit there for hours!
A large table is set in the middle – which artistically display various snacks for the customer of Keraton. You can have nuts, marshmallow, and also dried mango (do have their nuts, and dried mango. It’s heavenly – and be sure to miss out on their cookies. I can’t stop eating them).
indonesian traditional high teaWe have 4 high tea sets infront of us – which is the Traditional Indonesian High Tea, which is priced for IDR 150.000++ per set. This high tea set is perfect for a great nibble – in terms of-you-want-to-eat-heavy-food, but-you-don’t-want-to-eat -so-much-food. On top you can find Indonesian treats such as Putri Salju cookies, which is continued by some traditional Indonesian cakes in the middle – before the big treat at the bottom such as stuffed tofu (Tahu Isi), and Risol (Fried Cake with Vegetables) with traditional Indonesian peanut jam. I would recommend to start at the top, the bottom, and finish the plate with the middle to cleanse your mouth.
luxury high tea godiva set keraton loungeMoving on to the Godiva High Tea, the Keraton Lounge offers 4 package of High Tea – Tutty Fruity Set, Nutty Set, Fragrance Set, and at the top, you can see the Luxury High Tea set — which is all set at IDR 250.000++ per set. The first plate of this set consists of homemade scones – 2 are plain, and 2 of them are chocolate scones. All of them are baked to perfectly as it is very soft – while managed to maintain a great twist of crispy bites on the outer layer.
jam keraton high teaPlus, you can eat them with 4 different jams, which are – strawberry, apricot, lemon curd, and whip cream jams. I’d recommend you to try all. : )
IMG_2973The second plate is filled with Poached Chicken Breast, peanuts, basil, flour wrap; Black caviar on blinis; Strawberry, mango, cream cheese cabbage roll; Poached shrimp, avocado tropical; Brie Caramelized Pears, honey in multigrain bread. All the second plates in all the High Tea set have the exact same dish – which is so good. I enjoyed the Black caviar on blinis, where you can taste the richness, and crunchy bites of caviar in your mouth.
luxury high tea set godiva keraton loungeAnd on the last plate, be expected to enjoy the mighty explosion of Hot Chocolate – which is based with Godiva chocolates, Truffle Fruit Coco Pepite AmandeTruffe Amande au Miel Truffe Tarte TatinSerti Macadamia, and Moelleux Caramel Fraboise . You might think that the amount is little. But you’ll be surprised on how stuffed you can be afterwards.
tutty fruity go diva high tea keraton loungeThis one right up here is Tutty Fruity Set – as the name speaks for itself, this set is for you who loves a fruit scented-and flavoured chocolate. At the first plate, you can find Tropical Fruit Smoothie which is mixed with Godiva Chocolate Sauce – you can have a taste of a refreshing mango, orange, and other tropical fruits into one. And of course, the chocolate sauce, adds up as a perfect compliment.
Godiva high tea set keraton loungeAt the last plate, you can find the Truffle Fruit FamboiseTruffle Fruit Fraise, Moelleux Caramel Framboise and the delicious Chocolate Truffle Strawberries. By the time I’m eating this, I recommend myself to have one high tea set for myself. The chocolates are too good to be shared amongst others : P
nutty high tea setThe Nutty High Tea Set  – is started with hot Godiva chocolate, complimented by nut dust. Again, this hot chocolate is too good to be missed. So if you’re having  trouble to decide between this set, or the tutty fruity for the tropical fruit smoothies — I would say have them both!
godiva chocolateI’m sorry for the slightly dark photo. But this is what you can find at the third plate — Moelleux Caramel Pecan, Truffle Exotique, Serti Macadamia, Truffle Amande au Miel, Biscotti, Truffle Cappucino, and Pepite Amande. I’m a serious nut freak when it comes to chocolate. So I enjoyed this set a lot.
fragrance go diva high teaThis baby up here is what you can find at the third plate of the Fragrance High Tea. I found that this high tea set the most unique as both the Godiva Mint Chocolate Frappe and Rose Chocolate Mousse in Shooter Glass has a very gentle touch of rose fragrance — which makes it more pleasant to drink. Plus, I think it acts as a neutralizer in case you got overwhelmed by the chocolate taste. For this particular set, the first plate is filled with its delicious scones — again, which you can take with its tantalizing jams.
In conclusion, the Godiva High Tea is a very-very pleasant experience to try — ladies, you’ll definitely love it. For me, with the quiet, and private ambience of Keraton Lounge, I can say that I have finally found a perfect escapade at Plaza Indonesia. In terms of menu, if I have to pick, I’ll pick both the luxury set — because of its scones, and the nutty set — for the chunky chocolate bites!
So I hope this post can make up for my loss for the past 2 weeks — and for the next posts, I’ll be talking about the other side of food — which is a token of my appreciation to you all, and also to celebrate Lyon + Mia’s first anniversary! Oh, and do sign up at my newest start-up JKTGO — at www.jktgo.com. We’ll be launching very very soon. It’s a city guide to find the best places in Jakarta : ) See you all there!

KERATON LOUNGE
Keraton at The Plaza
Jl.MH.Thamrin Kav.15, Central Jakarta 10350, Indonesia.
RSVP: +6221 5068 0000
www.keratonattheplazajakarta.com