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27 February 2013

Kwetiaw Medan Apeng - Surabaya

Apeng's Hor Fun (Char Kway Teow)

Kwetiau Apeng adalah salah satu tempat yang penjaja Kwetiau paling populer di Surabaya, hampir setiap kali ke sini selalu ada antrian untuk mendapatkan tempat, terutama saat jam makan.
Di depannya juga disediakan jajanan dan kue yang bisa dibeli untuk pengganjal perut saat menunggu.
Letak restoran ini di jalan Kedungdoro, dekat dengan jalan Tidar yang juga terkenal sebagai tempat makan.


Kwetiau Apeng is the name of a restaurant that specialized in serving hor fun (or kwetiau). It's quite famous for this dish, and usually you need to wait in line for seats, specially during dining hours.
In front of the restaurant there's a stall selling cookies and snacks to nibble on while waiting to be seated.



Kwe Tiaw Siram - Apeng
Untuk yang tidak awam dengan kwetiau, berikut definisinya dari Wikipedia

Kwetiau


Dari Wikipedia bahasa Indonesia, ensiklopedia bebas


25 February 2013

Warung Pojok Tunjungan - Surabaya

Tunjungan Corner Food Stall


Bertajuk Warung tapi penampilannya food court, inilah Warung Pojok Tunjungan. Terletak di Siola yang anchor tenant-nya sekarang adalah supermarket Total yang spesialisasinya menjual buah segar, bersebelahan dengan Tunjungan Electronic Center yang lebih dahulu buka.


Warung doesn't really translates well in the English language, a typical warung is a place where you can get a cheap, affordable food at a spartan condition. Well this place in the other hand is more of a food court rather than a real "Warung". But the term food court seems to lack the nostalgic feel that the proprietors are seeking to emulate, hence they went with warung.


Warung Pojok Tunjungan - Coffee Zone

22 February 2013

Morning Glory Restaurant - Hoi An, Vietnam


Morning Glory Restaurant

Untuk malam pembuka di Hoi An, kita mencoba resto Morning Glory.
Pilihan jatuh ke resto ini karena di pamfletnya tertulis selain untuk restoran, tempat ini juga merangkap tempat untuk belajar memasak makanan Vietnam.
Resto yang cukup PD untuk membuka kelas masak tentunya rasa masakannya cukup enak. Ditambah lagi saat itu ada cukup banyak orang mengantri untuk masuk.


On our first night in ancient city Hoi An, we tried the Morning Glory restaurant. Considering the place was also doubles as a cooking class for those who wants to learn making traditional Vietnamese Dish. We figured since it also teaches cooking, the food would have to taste good.


Morning Glory Restaurant Entrance

20 February 2013

Imperial Lamien - Tunjungan Plasa Surabaya

Imperial Lamian - Chinese Noodles Restaurant in Surabaya



Imperial Lamian - Snow Ice Stall

Imperial Lamien adalah salah satu tempat baru yang menjual hidangan mie, dimsum dan chinese food. Mengambil konsep yang berbeda dengan beberapa tempat lainnya, mereka mengedepankan hidangan lamien sebagai daya tarik utama, mirip dengan konsepnya bubur Happy Garden dan Yungho, tapi sebagai gantinya bubur, di sini disediakan Lamien.


Imperial Lamien is one of the new eatery that focuses on noodles. They also serves other variant of Chinese foods such as Dim sum, and stir fry. This is somewhat similar to the porridge joint that gained popularity earlier in Surabaya, eg Yung ho and Happy Garden restaurant, but in place of porridge, they serve lamien or Chinese Noodles.


18 February 2013

Bakerzin Galaxy Mall

Bakerzin - Galaxy Mall Surabaya


Awal tahun 2013 ini, Bakerzin kembali membuka satu gerai baru di Galaxy Mall. Tempatnya menggantikan salah satu gerai dessert yang juga cukup populer pada jamannya, Gelato.
Sayang juga Gelato tutup, padahal kualitas rasa dan harganya cukup menarik, juga rutin ada promo menggunakan kartu kredit.


Early 2013,  Bakerzin opens up a new store in Galaxy Mall, replacing the equally popular dessert cafe, Gelato. Too bad Gelato had to close, it's has a decent quality ice cream / gelato, with reasonable price, even though the food ain't that great, the ice cream on the other hand was exceptionally nice.


15 February 2013

Pagelaran Wayang Potehi - Majapahit Hotel

Potehi Puppet Show - Surabaya


Wayang Potehi dari kelenteng Gudo tahun ini tampil lagi di Lenmarc
Berhubung saya ingat artikel lama saya yang sempat terhapus karena masalah pengaturan label di blogspot, akhirnya saya angkat lagi untuk pengantar sebelum posting beberapa foto tambahan saat melihat panggung pagelarannya minggu ini di Lenmarc


Potehi Puppets is a puppetry show in Indonesia, which originated from Chinese culture. Brought here by their descendents that settled along Java island.
Historically found in China since the Jin Dynasty 晉朝 (265-420AD) and flourished in the Song Dynasty 宋朝 (960-1279). It was brought to Indonesian archipelago in the 16'th century
It has wide acceptance due the fact that puppetry had been absorbed in the native culture, called Wayang, which have been popular since the days of the Hindu Empires.
Wayang Potehi  - Kuda


Berikut penjelasan tentang wayang potehi dari Wikipedia :

13 February 2013

Bubur Pengampon - Surabaya

 Pengampon Alley Porridge - Surabaya


Sebelum ada Tawan, Yungho dan gerai 24 jamnya Happy Garden serta sederet nama juragan bubur terkenal, terlebih dahulu ada bubur Pengampon.
Lokasinya di jalan Pengampon, gang II, jalannya sendiri sekitar 5 menit setelah pasar Atom (http://www.foodgrapher.com/2012/11/pasar-atum-surabaya.html), daerah Selatan Surabaya.
Masuk gang kecil di jalan pengampon yang merupakan pusat penjualan alat perawatan rambut.



Long before the popular franchises of Tawan, Yungho and the all nighter Happy Garden restaurant, this was the most popular place to get a porridge.
It's located in Pengampon street, second alley.  The street itself is just five minute away from the famous Atom Market (http://www.foodgrapher.com/2012/11/pasar-atum-surabaya.html) in the southern part of Surabaya City.


Taken from www.tripadvisor.com

11 February 2013

Hoi An (Vietnam) - Kota Kuno - bagian 1

Hoi An Ancient City - Vietnam (part 1)


Hoi An adalah kota di Vietnam, berdekatan dengan Da Nang. Butuh sekitar VD 250.000 atau sekitar Rp 125.000 untuk membayar Taxi dari Airport Danang menuju hotel Sun Shine tempat kita menginap.
Da Nang sendiri adalah kota terdekat dengan airport, kota Hoi An sendiri relatif kecil dan dihuni 120.000 orang.
Mendapatkan status world Heritage dari Unesco, karena bangunan tua yang banyak dijumpai di sekitar kota ini.


Hoi An Souvenir Shop
Hoi An is called an ancient city, it's near Da Nang and in my oppinion, the best of vietnam. We arrive from the Da Nang airport, and it takes about VD 250.000 for the Taxi fare to go from the aiport to our hotel, Sun Shine Hotel 



from Wikipedia :
Hoi An is a city of Vietnam, on the coast of the South China Sea in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is located in Quang Nam province and is home to approximately 120,000 inhabitants. It is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.


09 February 2013

Promo Mandiri Kartu Kredit 2013

Promo Kartu Kredit Mandiri : 

Excelso
Diskon 25% : 13 Juni 2012 s/d 13 Mei 2013.
Diskon 50% : 01-31 Januari 2013.


XO Suki & Cuisine
Discount 30% Periode hingga 30 April 2013

Fish & Co
Discount 15%
• Diskon 15% Food Only berlaku setiap hari
• Min. trx Rp. 150.000,- dan Maks. trx Rp. 2.000.000,-
Periode hingga 30 April 2013

Ikan Bakar Mataram
Discount 50% Food only
1. Jl. Raya Prapen 65 Surabaya 2. Jl. Kusuma Bangsa 50 Surabaya 3. Jl.Manyar Kertoarjo V/23 4.. G-Walk Food Garden no 4 Surabaya
Minimum transaksi Rp 100 ribu


Kirkos Pub & Resto
Ciputra World Lt. IV Jl. Mayjend Sungkono no. 89 Surabaya 031-51200051
Pay 1 Get 2 untuk makanan & minuman


Gekko Coffee & Tea
Diskon 50% untuk makanan (1 Sept - 30 Nov 2012)
Diskon 25% untuk makanan & minuman (1 Des 2012 - 28 Feb 2013)
Minimum transaksi Rp 150 ribu sebelum diskon


Gazebo Palm Cafe Kawi Lounge Kafe Bromo Lung Yuan La Patesserie
Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers Jl. Embong Malang 25 - 31 Surabaya 031-5468000
Diskon 15% untuk makanan & minuman
Minimum transaksi Rp 100 ribu



JW Marriott Surabaya
Jl. Embong Malang No. 85 - 89 Surabaya 031-5458888
Disc.10% off Benchmark Rate Room Condition Apply;
Disc.10% off Beverage at Lobby Lounge (Except Alcohol);
Disc.20% off Food at Paviliun (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner);
Disc.20% off Food at Tang Palace (Lunch. Dinner);
Disc.20% of Food at Vis a Vis (Dinner);
Disc.20% off Food at Imari (Lunch);
Disc.25% off Birthday Celebration at Paviliun (Lunch. Dinner) Min. 10 Pax & Max. 25 pax/day Condition Apply




Majapahit Hotel Surabaya
Jalan Tunjungan 65 Surabaya Telp. 031-5454333 / Fax. 031-5454111
- Diskon 30% untuk kamar dari publish rate
- Diskon 10% untuk makanan di Sarkies Seafood
- Diskon 10% untuk makanan di Indigo

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. 



06 February 2013

Bakerzin Tunjungan Plasa

Bakerzin - Surabaya


Bakerzin adalah salah satu Bakery merangkap kafe yang cukup populer di Surabaya. 
Franchise dari Singapura ini pertama kali buka di Jakarta tahun 2005, sedangkan di Singapura sendiri sudah mulai buka dari tahun 1998.
Berbeda dengan kebanyakan kafe yang konsen di minuman, Bakerzin menjadikan dessert sebagai daya tarik utamanya.


Bakerzin is a cafe that doubles as bakery, it's quite popular in Surabaya.
This Singapore Franchise start oppening in Jakarta in 2005 and prior to that, it started business in Singapore in the year 1998.
It's quite different to the usual Cafes that specialized in drinks, this place put desserts as it's main attraction.


Bakerzin Chicken Sandwich
 Dari Segi harga, ia sedikit di atas kafe lain yang setara seperti Dome dan Excelso. Walau harganya lebih tinggi, tempat ini memiliki pelanggannya sendiri.  
Berhubung franchise dari Singapura, rasa makanan di sini relatif tidak terlalu tajam bumbunya, tidak terlalu menyesuikan dengan selera Surabaya yang berani bumbu.


Price-wise, it's a bit more expensive than it's competitor such as Dome and Excelso Cafe. Though not competitively priced, it's still have a loyal following here.
For those not accustomed to Spicy food, this place is right for you. The food here (western menus) are served lightly seasoned and not to many overbearing spices.


Bakerzin Chicken Sandwich

04 February 2013

Casa Fontana Ristorante Italiano

Casa Fontana Surabaya

Casa Fontana - Pizza - Rp 40.000

Casa Fontana adalah salah satu resto Italian yang baru buka di daerah Polisi Istimewa, di daerah ini ada beberapa resto italia yang lebih terkenal, salah satunya La Rucolla.
Untuk harga, sebagian besar hampir sama dengan La Rucolla, tapi untuk pizza nya termasuk terjangkau, bisa dijadikan alternatif untuk yang ingin menikmati pizza di restoran otentik Italia dengan harga relatif terjangkau. Harga pizza di sini sekitar Rp 40.000 - Rp 60.000, sebagai perbandingan, harga pizza di kafe Pisa dengan ukuran setara adalah berkisar Rp 50.000 - Rp 80.000



Casa Fontana is another Italian Restaurant in Surabaya, it gain popularity lately, and rise to the same popularity as it's predecessors like Kafe Pisa and La Rucolla.
The price is mostly smilar with La Rucolla, but they have an edge on the pizza, which are price relatively affordable.
Pizza here costs about Rp 40.000 - Rp 60.000, for comparison, the same sized pizza in Kafe Pisa costs about Rp 50.000 - Rp 80.000.




Casa Fontana - Complimentary appetizer

Untuk mengganjal perut selama menunggu pesanan tiba, disediakan complimentary appetizer, semacam breadstick dan diberi saus pasta tomat. Sempat minta tiga kali tambah karena menunggunya cukup memakan waktu. Walaupun sedikit lama, pelayanannya tetap ok, dan kita sempat minta tambah saos pesto untuk pendamping appetizernya dan diberikan dalam waktu yang cepat.

While waiting for your order to arrive, they'll gave you a complimentary breadstick with tomato paste sauce. Our group was quite the foodie and we asked a total of 3 times for refills, because we were quite parched and the food take a while to arrive. Nevertheless the service was still top notch and when we asked for an extra pesto sauce, they were quick to serve it.



01 February 2013

Moi Garden - Chinese Restaurant Surabaya

Moi Garden Surabaya


Moi Garden ini adalah resto yang menjual menu makanan Cina dengan rasa yang lumayan ok
Lokasinya di jalan Manyar Kertoarjo, di dekat pasar swalayan bonet dan boncafe.
Suasananya cukup ok, tempatnya bagus dan tidak kotor, tapi karena lokasinya di Ruko,jadi tempat parkirnya amat terbatas, terlebih lagi tempat ini bersebelahan dengan Ikan Bakar Cianjur yang juga sama-sama populer.
Jadinya sering kali bakal kesulitan menemukan tempat parkir. Saat itu kita kita berjalan cukup jauh dari tempat parkir ke sini, jadi tidak dianjurkan untuk para cewe pake high heels saat ke sini ^^


Moi Garden is a Chinese Restaurant that sells a homecooking style foods, which tastes quite ok.
It's located near Boncafe and Bonet market, in East Surabaya, Manyar Kertoarjo street.
The ambiance is quite nice, though a bit small, since it's located in home-office style building. The parking lot is equally small and limited, and the fact that's it's located next to an equally popular eatery, Ikan Bakar Cianjur, you would usually have to put up with a big crowd and the lack of parking spot can be sometime frustrating.

Moi Garden - suasana resto

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