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08 February 2013

Hadiah Valentine - Surabaya

Valentine Gifts Alternatives in Indonesia

Berhubung sudah dekat dengan hari Valentine, berikut saya coba ulas beberapa tempat yang cocok untuk membeli hadiah valentine, baik berupa bunga, coklat atau dessert lain yang lebih unik.

Here are some place where you can get various gifts for your valentine. Some of them sells flower, chocolate, or other unique sweets.

Dapur Coklat

Dapur Coklat

Pertama yang mungkin paling populer : Dapur Coklat
http://www.foodgrapher.com/2012/11/dapur-cokelat-biliton.html
sesuai namanya, bisa mendapatkan berbagai macam coklat dan cake
Mereka membuka beberapa cabang di kota besar Indonesia, selain Surabaya, ada pula di Bandung dan Jakarta

One of the name that would simply pop up this valentine, Dapur Coklat (Chocolate Kitchen)
http://www.foodgrapher.com/2012/11/dapur-cokelat-biliton.html
True to it's name, they serve various chocolate and cakes at affordable price. Apart from Surabaya, they also open shops in other big Cities, Bandung and Jakarta. 



Eztu Sweets Brownies

Eztu Sweets Brownies

Kemarin teman sesama penghobi tarot dari Jogja mengunjungi saya dan membawakan brownies coklat dan kopi untuk direview, rasanya cukup ok dan tidak seperti brownies pada umumnya yang sering cepat eneg, paduan bahan brownies eztusweet ini cukup ok. Namanya pun sangat unik, Virgin Diva (yang artinya diva perawan...)
Tidak cepat bosan dan ngangenin untuk teman minum kopi.

Last month a Tarot reader friend from Jogja visited me and he asked me to try this chocolate brownies that he makes. It's quite nice and not as sweet and heavy as some other brownies in the market. I like how he balance the taste of this brownies, it's still rich but not overwhelming, just the right combination that makes me wants to have another bite. The name is quite funny, Virgin Diva.
This makes a good companion while drinking coffee.


Eztu Sweets Brownies - Virgin Diva

omong-omong kopi, selain pilihan brownies coklat bernama virgin diva di foto, ada juga yang bercita rasa kopi, dinamai empunya Sexy Aivi. Saya sendiri lebih senang dengan yang brownies coklat, rasanya lebih moist dan nikmat di lidah... mungkin juga tersugesti nama, maklum doyan yang lugu-lugu ^^
(http://eztusweets.com/)

While on the topic of coffee, they also have another selection of brownies, made with coffee, named with an equally luscious flair, Sexy Aivi. For me, I prefer the chocolate brownies, the Virgin Diva which is moister. But this Sexy Aivi does make a good alternative should you be bored with the regular chocolaty taste.
(http://eztusweets.com/)


Pig Chocolate - Hotel Majapahit

Majapahit Hotel

Bakery shop di Hotel Majapahit juga bisa menjadi jujugan untuk yang ingin memberi hadiah coklat dan cake yang menarik.
Chocolatier nya cukup kreatif, bisa membentuk coklat menjadi babi pink lucu seperti foto di atas.
http://www.foodgrapher.com/2013/01/indigo-restaurant-majapahit-hotel.html 


Majaphit's Bakery Shop is one of my favorite for interesting chocolate and cakes options.
Their chocolatier is quite creative, creating a pink pig out of chocolate like the photo above.

http://www.foodgrapher.com/2013/01/indigo-restaurant-majapahit-hotel.html 

Bumi Hotel - Bakery Shop

 Bumi Hotel

 Bakery di Hotel Bumi juga tempat yang menarik untuk dikunjungi, biasanya mereka menyediakan hidangan unik, onde-onde saja bisa dikemas demikian menarik.
Kalau Majapahit seleranya lebih ke anak muda, sedangkan bakery Hotel Bumi lebih konservatif dan cocok untuk adult's valentine gifts.
Kalau berkunjungnya ke sini hari Minggu siang, bisa juga cicipi Japanese Food brunch buffet nya di Kizahashi :
http://www.foodgrapher.com/2012/03/kizahashi-restauran-bumi-hotel-di.html 


For a more conservative option, you can try the Bumi Hotel's bakery (used to be Hyatt Hotel).
They have all kind of cakes also, and there's also some traditional option like this interesting Onde-Onde wrapped in elegant style.

If you're happen to be here on Sunday lunch hour, you can also sample their Japanese Brunch Buffet at Kizahashi restaurant :
http://www.foodgrapher.com/2012/03/kizahashi-restauran-bumi-hotel-di.html


Michael lee's pudding

michael lee's surabaya

Michael Lee's

Valentine datenya sedang diet atau tidak suka coklat? bisa pertimbangkan juga memberi pudding terkenal dari Surabaya ini.
Michael Lee's Pudding, lokasinya di daerah Kris Kencana, perumahan dekat Ciputra World.
(http://michael-lees.com/)

If your Valentine date is on a diet, or maybe they don't like chocolate, you can consider this pudding instead.
This is Michael Lee's pudding, which opens shop in Kris Kencana, a residential area near Ciputra World Mall.
(http://michael-lees.com/)

Es Krim Mochi - Kogyo surabaya

Kogyo's Ice Cream Mochi

Fans Korea drama/pop idol, bisa pertimbangkan salah satu pilihan unik ini untuk valentinenya, Ice Cream Mochi  di Kogyo korean restaurant. Terletak di lantai 2 Surabaya Town Square (Sutos).
Berhubung bisa leleh, jangan lupa memperingatkan kalau ini es krim. Berabe kalau dikira mochi dan tidak dimasukkan frezer.


Korea Crazed fans can get their loved one this interesting dessert, Ice Cream Mochi from Kogyo Korean Restaurant. It's located in the second floor of Surabaya Town Square (Sutos).
Be mindful to remind the receiver that this is ice cream and not a reguler mochi cake, so they can put it in the freezer.


Flower Bouquet - Pasar Bunga Kayoon / Kayun

Kayoon Flower Market

Penggemar bunga bisa ke pasar bunga Kayoon / Kayun untuk merangkai bouquet bunga pilihannya
http://www.foodgrapher.com/2013/01/pasar-bunga-kayoon-kayun-surabaya.html
Selain Kayun ada juga toko bunga yang lebih nyaman, seperti Orchid di jalan Biliton, tapi harganya tentu beda cukup jauh dengan Kayun.


For the flower aficionado, you can go to Kayoon flower market to get a hand bouquet with flowers of your choice.
http://www.foodgrapher.com/2013/01/pasar-bunga-kayoon-kayun-surabaya.html
Apart from Kayoon there's also various flower shop that is more comfortable, such as Orchid in Biliton street, but it would costs quite a bit more, compared to Kayoon.


Home Made Red Velvet Cake

Terakhir kalau kamu pandai baking, salah satu hadiah paling spesial yang bisa diberikan adalah home made cake / chocolate :D
 Ini adalah foto Red Velvet Cake yang saya terima tahun lalu, dibungkus dengan fondant putih yang cantik.

Lastly the best option, if you're a good baker, is to give your own home made cake or chocolate :D
Here is a memorable Red Velvet Cake coated with fondant that I receive last year.

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