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31 January 2014

Domicile Lounge & Kitchen Surabaya - Part I

Cool Place to Eat, If You're Patient Enough

Domicile Kitchen Lounge - Surabaya

Surabaya awal tahun ini semakin ramai dengan adanya tambahan resto baru dengan tampilan yang menarik, ada 1914 di Darmokali dan  Domicile yang hadir meramaikan Jalan Sumatra.
Bersebelahan dengan resto Isola yang juga menyajikan western cuisine.(http://www.foodgrapher.com/2013/05/isola-fine-dining-restaurant-pizza.html)


This new year eve we got two new addition to Surabaya dining scene, one is 1914 in Darmokali street, and the other is Domicile in Sumatra street.
It's just next door to another upscale eatery that also serves western and mostly Italian cuisine, Isola (http://www.foodgrapher.com/2013/05/isola-fine-dining-restaurant-pizza.html)


23 January 2014

Rumah Makan Acu Aling - Makanan Khas Bagan

Simple yet Delicious

Acu Aling - Bakut Teh
Depot Acu Aling, salah satu tempat yang cukup nyelempit dan susah dicari, tapi amat populer di Surabaya, sebagai tempat untuk menikmati kuliner khas Bagan Siapiapi (Kepulauan Riau)

This small obscure diner is well known as one of the best place to get a Bagan style Chinese Food. Bagan Siapi-api or usually called short as Bagan, is an island near Riau, which is also close to Medan, a well known place for it's Chinese diaspora and it's cuisine.

15 January 2014

Harajuku & Tokyo Night Scene from TMG

Harajuku Station & Night Scene from Tokyo Metropolitan Gov Building

原宿駅 harajuku-eki

Harajuku Station


 Stasiun Harajuku adalah salah satu stasiun kereta api di daerah Shibuya, Tokyo, yang dioperasikan oleh East Japan Railway Company (JR East) yang juga menjadi stasiun subway. Nama stasiun ini mengikuti nama daerah di sisi timurnya, Harajuku, salah satu area yang terkenal menjadi fashion trend setter di Jepang.


Harajuku Station (原宿駅 harajuku-eki?) is a railway station in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The station takes its name from the area on its eastern side, Harajuku, renowned for being the fashion trend setter in Japan.


Hotel Tugu Malang (Part 1)



Beatiful Classic Hotel

With Memorabilia of Oei Tiam Hong & Oei Hui Lan


Hotel Tugu - Malang
Saya termasuk penggemar hotel nuansa tempo doeloe seperti hotel Majapahit Surabaya. Berhubung sering mengajak teman ke hotel itu, sempat diberi kabar ada satu lagi hotel yang mirip di kota tetangga Surabaya, Malang,
Hotel Tugu .

Karena dekatnya jarak Surabaya dan Malang dekat, selama ini tidak ada kesempatan untuk coba menginap di sini. Pucuk dicinta ulam tiba, kali ini, ada tamu yang datang dari Australia, yang kebetulan selera hotelnya sama dengan saya, jadi hadirlah kesempatan untuk mengulas hotel ini.


I'm a fan of those classic looking hotel like Majapahit Hotel in Surabaya. There's another notable hotel which is located in Surabaya's neighbor city, Malang, Hotel Tugu.
Since Surabaya and Malang is just two hours drive away, I've never yet got the chance to stay in this hotel.
Luckily, few months ago, a family friend was visiting from Ausie, which coincidentally have the same taste in hotels as I am. So I've got the chance to visit this hotel and take a good look at it.




10 January 2014

Khaosan Ninja Hostel - Asakusa Tokyo

Bare Bone & Spartan but Clean

Khaosan Ninja Hostel - Tokyo


Kalau ada rencana menginap di hostel dan sejenisnya, ada baiknya persiapkan peta terlebih dahulu. Jalan di sekitar kota Tokyo lumayan rumit dan penduduk setempat pun tidak selalu tahu tempat anda menginap. Bahkan satu malam saat hujan turun, kita sempat nyasar, dan saat bertanya ke penduduk setempat tidak ada yang tahu lokasi hostel (ada alamat). Hingga sampai ke kantor polisi pun juga kebingungan mencari lokasinya. Jadi sebaiknya membawa peta yang disediakan.

Be sure to prepare a map of the place, since roads around Tokyo are quite complicated and not everyone would know where your hostel are. We even got lost one evening with rain pouring down, trying to find the hostel. We didn't quite get a good direction of the hostel, not even from the police office. Probably due the fact that the place being not very popular with locals. 


08 January 2014

Shibuya Mall - Makan Hemat di Jepang

Good & Cheap Dinner Alternative for Backpackers in Japan




Kesenangan dalam berpergian ala Backpacker adalah mencari tempat untuk nongkrong meluangkan waktu dengan efisien, hemat tapi tetap seru. Salah satu keseruan itu adalah dalam mencari menu makanan, biasanya selang seling dari satu menu resto yang menarik disambung satu tempat makan yang ekonomis.

One of the joy of backpacking is finding a place to hangout with low cost while still exciting. One of the daily activity is alternating between a decent restaurant and cheaper alternative for food. One such place you can find in Japan is the supermarket. They sell plenty of great tasting and fresh dish at discounted price at night time.

06 January 2014

Hungry Jeff - Ciputra World


Hungry Jeff - Ciputra World Surabaya
Resto Hungry Jeff ini adalah resto di Ciputra World yang menggantikan Wagyu Smith cabang Ciputra World (http://www.foodgrapher.com/2013/04/wagyu-smith-ciputra-world.html)
Bisa dibaca di ulasan Wagyu Smith tersebut, rasa masakan di tempat itu memang kurang memuaskan. 

Ketika mencoba tempat ini sempat was-was juga kalau kualitasnya bakal setara dengan resto sebelumnya.

Hungry Jeff restaurant serves western cuisine menu, recently opened after Wagyu Smith CW branch closed in early 2013 (http://www.foodgrapher.com/2013/04/wagyu-smith-ciputra-world.html).
The Wagyu Smith here wasn't really good, so it's no wonder they had to close and (probably) rebrand it.
Upon trying this place I was a bit hesitant, recalling the previous restaurant didn't really satisfy.


03 January 2014

Mie Jemblung

Man vs Noodle

Mie Jemblung - Surabaya Plasa Hotel

Mie Jemblung ini adalah menu baru yang hadir dari Surabaya Plasa Hotel, yang lebih dahulu tersohor dengan Nasi Goreng Jancuk (http://www.foodgrapher.com/2012/11/nasi-goreng-jancuk-surabaya.html). 
Porsinya tidak kalah raksasa dibanding Nasi Gorengnya tapi tanpa rasa super pedas yang membuat pemakan nasi gorengnya sampai maki-maki :D


So here's another take from the propietor of F-ing Fried Rice / Nasi Goreng Jancuk (http://www.foodgrapher.com/2012/11/nasi-goreng-jancuk-surabaya.html).
The portion is similarly huge, but unlike the fried rice, this one isn't as hot and spicy, a fitting meal for those who don't like hot food.


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