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.

REAL FOOD CONCEPT: THE SNEAK PEEK

Arnold Poernomo has been a rising legend since his debut at Master Chef Indonesia. Having to known him before his epic stardom, I’m please to know that Arnold is definitely still the same humble man – who has that massive appetite of perfection. For the past few weeks, I’ve bet some of you have seen the Instagram post about @realfoodconcept. And with this post, I’m pleased to share with you what it’s all about.
Real Food Concept JakartaReal Food Concept is about creating a new community in Indonesia. A food community to be exact. Since the past few years, Indonesian archipelago has been blown away by massive exposure on the f&b industry – some restaurants become instant hit within days – and lots of underground Chefs remain viral within weeks. Nevertheless, food is all about the quality – not quantity. When it comes to defining food – it’s not about that perfect ambience, nor the perfect service. It’s about the taste within each palate you taste – to return the basic esscence of food: is the real definition, and true vision of the Real Food Concept. With this pop-up dinner project, Arnold wishes to team up with the many great talents that haven’t been known for their exemplary creations. And in this first episode: Ocean, Arnold teams up with Angelia Stasia, and pattiserie, Talita Setyadi – which have been featured on my blog – Meeting Talita.
Real Food Concept JakartaIt was a Friday night when I headed out to 1/15 Coffee at the cramped – Gandaria area. Arrived there late – but thankfully just in time for the first course. The whole coffee shop has been lit up by whimsical décor table setting of many boats, corals – and also fish nets. Real Food Concept JakartaReal Food Concept JakartaReal Food Concept JakartaReal Food Concept JakartaDim lightning certainly adds up the ante for a memorable night that I’m bound to have. Within the corals –you can find the amuse bouche sitting in front of you – camouflaging itself with the texture of the corals. Before we ramble on further more, this blog serves as the sneak peek of this dinner – where you can also join this dinner for one night only – 17th May. However, there’s only 40 seats for the dinner. So you want to get yourself updated by following its official Instagram account @realfoodconcept
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“I’m a seafood guy” that’s what Arnold said. This best explains on opening the debut project of Real Food Concept – with the chapter: Ocean. Taking this into account, the Japanese has been known to take seafood to its best level – inspiring Arnold to present his dinner palate with a hint of Japanese touch – from Yuzu sauce. Here’s what Arnold presents (I’ve decided to hide all the menu associated – to give you guys the bang on the dinner – don’t wanna spoil all the fun).

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One thing that I noticed is that if you can see the detail that Arnold put is simply crazy. I went to the kitchen, and its only about 3×5! From soft texture, to perfect aroma – everything is presented at its finest. I’m not sugarcoating anything here. It’s just nice to know that someone that has been selected as the Masterchef judges – stand tall.

Angela’s approach on ocean – takes a slight detour but in an impressive way. Taking meat into her palate, the fine woman turns her oceanic views into throwing things from squid ink – which are infused within her dish. Angela has a very bold flavour in terms of her dish – but managed to present it in a very feminime, yet light way. So better watch out for a deadly bang. Real Food Concept JakartaReal Food Concept JakartaReal Food Concept JakartaReal Food Concept JakartaReal Food Concept JakartaReal Food Concept JakartaThis hidden talented woman has worked in a number of top ranked restaurants all around the world – from Ledbury in London, to Quay in Sydney. She also established her own caterging business Marylebone Fine Foods, specializing in fine French Cuisine.
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The dinner has managed to been a ball of fun – where the wine has been accompanied by a newcomer in the Indonesian industry, Sababay. Based in Bali, this fine wine is started by a woman entrepreneur who has deep passion for this angelic liquid. Their moscato’ is THE BEST moscato I have ever tasted. Period. When you expect a regular Moscato – this fine drink will give you way so much more. And perhaps this is why it won the Silver Award in Sparkling Wine Category at Wine & Spirit Awards at Singapore.

Last but not least, enter Talita. Talita had captured many pattiseries lover attention around the world with her truly eye pleasing – yet delicious creations. You can discover her creation at her blog HERE . Talita admits the struggle that she had to go when it comes on creating an Ocean themed dessert. “It took 2 of us to calm her down!.” Said Angela while laughing! However, boy did she presents her dessert flawlessly. Real Food Concept JakartaReal Food Concept JakartaReal Food Concept JakartaReal Food Concept JakartaI must say that the dessert part took me by surprise – that I find so many unique twist into what every ingredients can do to one another. From “nori” to baked pumpkin – from dulse seaweed to canary nut crumble – and to charcoal brioche & squid ink! Hands down – one of the best dessert experience you’re bound to have.

With an eye to detail, you can noticed that all the tiny small things are suited to the themed, Ocean – from its flawless table setting, and small installations on the table – from the dishes, to even the menu covers presented. If you also noticed – keep an eye on the change of color that the menu has – where the dinner started in a colorful tone, and ended on a dark level, resembling the ocean’s color, colorful on top, yet goes darker as you hit the bottom. of the seabed. And the question comes back to this – did I enjoyed it – yes –yes – yes absolutely yes. Was it worth it? Absolutely! Would I come back for more? It can set any date on my calendar. The public event will be set on May 17th – stay on track by following its Instagram – @realfoodconcept and psst. JKTGO is hosting something special for this dinner as well. So stay tuned.

PS.Arnold mentioned that anyone, and he means anyone can join this revolutionary moment. So if you think you have what it takes? Then show him what you’ve got and let yourself be heard!

W RETREAT BALI SEMINYAK

The Classixx version of Lizstomania was playing when we enter our room, and I was asure that the next 3 days will be super fantastic. Hello! Yup, this is my series of blogpost when Lyon+Mia hit bali.W BaliFirst things first, super uber thanks to Stanislaus Hans for bringing me along on this trip (I can’t thank you enough )- and W Retreat & Spa Bali for being a gracious host! You are simply the best! So over the next few posts, I’ll be showcasing you the WOW life at the W – from having drinks at Woo Bar, a fine lunch at Starfish Bloo, a mind blowing dinner at Fire – including what we had on an exlcusive luncheon with Dallas Cuddy (which is the main highlight of the event). IMG_0134 copyW BaliIts been a while since I went to Bali – and I fell in love with W when I stepped into Woo Bar. I have always promised myself that I’d stay at least a night. And here I am (Thank you God! You sure work in mysterious ways). W Bali W BaliThe W arranged a super stylish BMW X5 to pick us up – its been one of may favourite cars in the world – where we got a great pack of refreshing tools inside – from water, refreshing towel and candies. It’s surely a great start! IMG_0163 copyW BaliThe one thing I noticed about the W is an amazing touch to every details – be it on the moment we checked in by giving a refreshing towel in cute ways, whimsical copywriting on every amenities IMG_0195 copy IMG_0191 copyIncluding toying with your senses of sound by playing its Symmetry Music collection (which is an exclusive album produced by W). IMG_0212 copyIf you don’t have it, I heavily suggest for you to get one! I have been playing the music over and over again for the past week).IMG_0183 copyIMG_0203 copyWe got the Spectacular Ocean Facing Retreat – the bed is super comfy with big sheets ( I love big sheets) since it adds up the comfy feeling – with a huge L couch on the other side of the room + not to mention, our very own balcony, overseeing the main backyard of this hotel, and yes, the ocean. IMG_0208 copyNot to mention, we also had a bathtub, rain shower + where you can pop the roof open – don’t worry, no one will see you) to get a special feeling to your shower. IMG_0188 copyW placed many gifts to us – one of them is cute treats that are placed at our coffee table – this jelly beans , with a note that you can tell a person by the way they are eating jelly beans. True? : P Perhaps. IMG_0217 copyAnywho, I won’t say much. And I hope the photos (I’m trying to ante up my photo skills – which is  part of my resolution hehe ) can share you the beauty of this place – and stay tuned for my next post, which is a sumptuous lunch at Starfish Bloo! See you soon : )

SUNTIANG

Okay – I’m not the typical guy who’ll spend 2 hours on the road to just eat something new. But once I heard that there’s a Padang-Japanese cuisine, I make it myself to make a rare exception. It was a clear Saturday when I head out to Pondok Indah Mall 2 to tried Suntiang, which was opened by a young man – who’s family ran quite a number of Padang food franchises across the city. The man had always wanted to tried something new – to explore more (since his families are all from Padang). Japanese food has always been one of the city’s most beloved treats (I mean, who on earth don’t like sushi, or sashimi, or katsu, right? ) – so, Reza decided to give it a try. Suntiang is taken from an Indonesian word, Sunting (mempersunting, or to marry) – which on this case, a marriage between Japanese & Padang cuisine. Now let’s get to the main dish shall we ? (Oh, and all of these photos are the courtesy of Suntiang as my cameras are not working well that day.).
Suntiang JakartaA couple of the main dish you should try is the Rendang Roll and Lidah Cabe Hijau dan Asem Pedas. Rendang has always been a part of my to-eat-for-list. This Rendang is particularly made by the original recipe of Reza’s grandma – which makes it has a truly authentic, homey and excellent flavour. Suntiang JakartaLidah Cabe Hijau on the other hand is a rather dish that’s quite unique. It’s excellent delicacy, and rich tenderness of the meat makes a great a base for this dish. Enriched by the homemade green chili (cabe hijau) and asem pedas, makes this dish – a MUST TRY. It’s definitely my favourite dish for that particular lunch.
Suntiang JakartaThe other dish that everyone on the lunch loves is the Edamame Balado, Edamame Beans flourished with Balado terasi (one of Indonesian chili type). This terasi is also a personal homemade recipe of the owner. It’s surprisingly very sweet in flavour – but I wish it could be more spicy. One of the personal highlights that I love of eating here is the homemade flavour of each dish – where you don’t feel like leaving home. Here’s some of the other dishes you can also try at this place.Suntiang Jakarta Suntiang Jakarta Alas, this new joint is always heavily packed so be sure you get yourself some advanced reservation– and they’ll be heading out to open its second branch, very berry soon! So now, go get yourself married with these dishes!

Suntiang Pondok Indah Mall 2
+6221 759 205 29

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.

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

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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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!