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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High Tea at Shangri-La

I know I should wait for a few days for another post. But this simply can’t wait : ) – I’m very blessed to be invited to another Christmas event at Shangrila Jakarta. A personal thanks to Joris, for having me, and Ellyna for introducing us both : ) All 3 of us gathered at the Lobby Lounge of Shangri-La.Shangrila JakartaNow, this lobby lounge always has a special place in my heart. For years I’ve been coming here to just relax and take a break from the city. From its grand décor, and high ceiling, everything just feels right here. And here we are at 15:00 on a cloudy Friday, we take a high tea buffet. Shangrila JakartaFor IRD 250,000 you can enjoy a scrumptious high tea buffet where you can also get tea/coffee with 2 times serving. What I love about the high tea buffet here is that it’s in a form of buffet – where you can snatch everything. However, the hotel plans to change the form of the high tea into a plating system. So be sure to enjoy it, while you can. Shangrila JakartaI have a smoked salmon on my first plate, which is beautifully made. With thin marinated sauce, this salmon generates something very addictive! The salmon and sushi are also very fresh. Shangrila JakartaSome assorted nuts, dried fruits, and cheese are also present. So if you’re a cheese lover, be sure not to miss out. Shangrila JakartaYou can also find a roast beef sandwich with mustard & Cornichons on Cumin Paguette, and many other finger sandwiches. Shangrila JakartaAs this is a Christmas theme high tea, the cakes and dessert sections have been tailored to in suit with this holiday season. In my favorite word of the month, all of these are magical. Shangrila JakartaAnd last but not least, a big thank you for Shangri-La for giving me a huge Christmas hamper! I love it – be sure to get it on a special Santa house on the lobby! Shangrila JakartaI think this will be my last post this year. For a marvelous 2013, I thank God, and you all for the continuous support towards Lyon+Mia. I’ll see you all in 2014! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

A CHAT AT WILSHIRE

Wilshire. Ah, what a place. I’ve been curious about this place ever since it opened. However, faith hasn’t brought me here. Then on, I met Hanna, one of the lovely owner of the place on a casual evening (thanks again Hanna for your kind hospitality). Edited 3It was a sunny day when I came here – around 14:00. The sky is bright – but not too bright. I only saw the places’ photo from other sites (of course, JKTGO is where i look on : P ) – but I wouldn’t expect that it will look that beautiful.Edited 7The clear glass brings a classic, and posh look to this place. Dominated in earthly tone, Wilshire is definitely a classy place for a great chill session. I then sat on with Hanna, Hans (you’d know him from his famous blog, eatandtreats) and another owner, Cla Lisca (thanks also for the great treat). Portobello FriesThe Portobello Fries opens the meal. The tartar sauce makes a great companion for this fried meal. Plus, it’s chunky size and crisp bites makes it perfect for a great light appetizer. We had several dish for the main course, so let’s go one by one. Foie Gras SushiFirst come is the Foie Gras Sushi. As always, whenever a foie gras come to the table, I lost my breath (for a second, promise :P). This is my second encounter with foie gras sushi – the first one is in Espiga. How does it taste? Beautiful! The foie gras is in its proportionate size, and blends well together with the rice. I would definitely order this again. Jumbo Lump Crab CakeThe Jumbo Lump Crab Cake comes next on our table. I never had a chance to try crabcake – though I always caught them in the movies. What I love about this crabcake is you can taste the rich crab meat – even though its already battered – you know on how a crab meats dissolve with the dish and you can’t taste them afterwards, right? Trust me, that’s not the case for this one. If you’re looking for a not so heavy main course, this will suit you well. Garlic NoodleThe Garlic Noodle! One of my favourites in this table. Despite its’ relatively dry look – be sure not to doubt its taste.  Hanna & Cla Lisca mentioned it’s a lil dry – perhaps we left it for quite a while, while grabbing some other meal. But hey, it still taste great. I find it as a great substitute for the endless pasta menu. And, the dry-ness of the noodle adds the meal’s crisp level. There’s one more meal – but before that, let me share you the drink. Sheila's CarnivalHans ordered the Sheila Carnival (Hanna mentioned it’s unique look has made it the famous mocktail among the female guests). I didn’t really taste it, but the cotton candy sure makes that drink refreshing. Frozen Peach MargaritaAs for moi (since its Friday), Hanna offered the Frozen Peach Margarita. I’m not a big fan of margarita – but it never stopped me for trying every margarita until I found my favourite. So far, this one is on my top list. The peach blends well with the tequila – so you don’t have that strong-yukky-tequila aftertaste. A great great drink! Be sure not to skip it. Slow Cooked WagyuThe Slow Cooked 55 Degrees Wagyu is the last meal that come to the table – and I loved it to this very day. What you can find here is wagyu which has been chopped for you – complimented in a special sauce ( I forgot what it was – bubut it’s great). A special part of this menu is that the wagyu has been slowly cooked for over 24 hours. And yet, you can still see it has a pink part – in the middle. Plus, the mashed potato with the corn makes this dish more divine. I think I will order this, plus the foe gras sushi in my next meal : ) Wilshire JakartaAs an overall, I loved the ambience of Wilshire – it’s wooden interior makes everything so delightful and warm. Plus, the big glass window of this place makes it even more classy. Definitely a great place to escape from the city. Bianca Mosaic TilesBianca Mosaic TilesMoreover, the place is totally flourished by the acclaimed Bianca Mosaic tiles – Hanna’s mom ordered them. It’s really gorgeous. Before we end our lunch, Hanna introduced us to a special twist she made in the bar (btw, Hanna tests every drink made in Wilshire – plus, she even made the recipe for most of the drink). The rim that you’ll find in the margarita in Wilshire is sugar, not salt. Hanna wished to try something new. And boy does it work wonderfully. The waiter accidentally mixed the rimming on my margarita – so Hanna ordered a Wilshire-Style Tequila – yes, it’s a shot. Whopee!  Edited 14After a quick shot, I swear, you won’t make that horrendous look after you drink. In fact, the sugar brings up the sweetness of the tequila – making one can digest it more quickly. Will this increase your alcohol tolerance level? Ooo, I hope not. See you all on the next post – where a Christmas post is in order.Monkey ShoulderOOh thanks again Hanna & Cla Lisca for a glass of the Monkey Shoulder before I went home. Psst, for those looking for a sweet whisky, this is the one.

Wilshire
The Foundry at SCBD LOT 8. Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav 52-53, South Jakarta, Indonesia.
+6221 514 010 18

LE MIEUX

So, Le Mieux – a new place in Galeries Lafayette Jakarta. This place is located at the men’s section of this luxury shopping store. The people behind J House, is the one behind this new dining place, and I had the pleasure to have a glimpse of it (thanks, Laksmi : ) ). I didn’t managed to eat so much – just an entree, and a dessert as I was pretty stuffed that noon. The overall place is just a simple, intimate dining spot at a corner – where you can make sure that a true privacy is what you can get here.
Le MieuxThere’s no special decor – but the wine shelf at the corner is quite lovely (of course, with a fine selection of beautiful wines). It’ll be best to come here around 16:00 as the sun can be quite nice, and you can have a nice chat over a glass of wine, or some refreshing cocktails.
Le Mieux Galeries Lafayette JakartMango CrepesAbove is the Mango Crepes that I had. Despite its creamy look, I must say that the Chef pulled it quite well. The mango sauce is all homemade, which is topped with a delicious taste of Vanilla ice cream. There are some cocktails presented also in the menu – and also a GIGANTIC BOTTLE OF WINE! So be sure to be the first to open it when you’re there. Overall, a nice place to relax, and have the privacy you’ve always dreamed of! Oh, and JKTGO is having a special giveaway on a free dining on this place. For more information, you can check out our official Instagram account JKTGO. See you all there! Cheerios!

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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.
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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

MEET JKTGO

Hi guys. Thanks for your continuous support to my blog!
You guys have been amazing : )
In this post, I would like to introduce to you all about my latest start up, which I’m starting with best friends. The website is called JKTGO, where the aim is to help you guys reach out the best spots in Jakarta without a hassle. Jakarta has been amazing, but it’s so hard to find out the best spots.
The website itself will launch on September. But, do sign up on our official page, www.jktgo.com and I’ll let you know when the site is on. In the meantime, check out our official video for JKTGO RIGHT HERE or below – or log on to our official facebook page, HERE to get the latest city updates. I’ll see you guys soon – where I’ll be talking about J House, a new wine place in the city of Jakarta. Cheerios!