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.

GLENFIDDICH 125TH DINNER

There can be many great options to open the new year. Despite I have many awesome moments, a dinner invitation to the 125th birthday of Glenfiddich certainly adds up to more amazing things-to-do-to-open-the-new-year. A great thanks to Mas Abe & Hans for recommending me to be a part of this special journey. The event itself took place at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta’s Presidential Suite. Yes, it was divine. With the whole room, filled with bright red roses, and Glennfidich, over 50 guests were invited to this special moment. The event started out with an introduction on the world of Glenfiddich from Marcus Low (Marketing Services Manager of Southeast Asia & Third Party Markets) – on the left, and Matthew Ferguson- Stewart as the Regional Brand Ambassador – which shared a great insights into the world of this renowned drink. Glenfiddich Dinner JakartaNow I’m not a whisky person – but when it comes to learning new things, I’m definitely up for it. Teaming up for the nights dinner was the AFC  – Asian Food Channel. I took the liberty to stroll upon the suite and swiftly make my way into the main hall. It’s simply one of the most beautiful venues in Jakarta that I’ve seen. Glenfiddich 125th Dinner JakartaWith a glass exterior, this main hall is turned into a grand dining room – which beauty, words can’t describe. Big seats, big tables, and big roses ? I’m perfectly assured that tonight will be a great night.
Glenfiddich 125th Dinner JakartaThe 12 years old Glenfiddich became the official opening drink – where we had the chance to try the 15 years old, 18 years old, and 21 years old, with a special menu – created for this lovely event. As any wine, the older these drinks age, the more mature, and yes, the more complex they are. We started off a bit late than expected – but I got myself some good company from Olly Sungkar, Ellyna Tjohnardi (author of culinary bonanza) and also James Weston.
Glenfiddich 125th Dinner JakartaThe dinner was simply blissful with the melodious tunes of a harpist – playing a subtle version of many of today’s modern hit. Presented upon us was a wooden board – which will hold 4 drinks, the 12, 15, 18, and 21 years old whisky – each paired with an exclusively designed food. Glenfiddich 12th Dinner JakartaIt can be extremely tricky when it comes to designing a whisky dinner – especially for a complex drink as Glenfiddich. I thought the food itself will be designed alcohol-free. Something sweet & sour perhaps to balance it out. But boy oh boy  – like fire with fire, the meal was prepared with a subtle infusion of this special drink.
Glenfiddich 125th Dinner JakartaThe dish was exquisite – each with its very own uniqueness. I must say that Glenfiddich is slightly harder to drink than my encounter with Tesseron.  It’s an extremely complex drink – where one need to have a taste for detail on each sip. Glenfiddich 125th Dinner JakartaAs an overall, it’s a fine drink that every gentlemen – and also fine ladies should drink. Another special moment is when a bidding is held to help the victim of Haiyan typhoon. Glenfiddich has been working closely with Oxfam on this special project – where the top 5 bidder will get an exclusive bottle – not to mention limited! Glenfiddich 25! Glenfiddich 125th Dinner JakartaI can’t be more thankful to be a part of this special journey. So perhaps you should now run down to the nearest shop and grab your very own Glenfiddich. PS. Try the 12 years old – it’s my personal favourite – and will suit beautifully for the newbies entering the whisky territory. Oh and photos are the courtesy of Glenfiddich & Cognito. : )

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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