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26 December 2016

Two Chef Eating Place - Singapore

Delicious Food, Off The Beaten Path in Singapore


Two Chef Eating Place

Kalau sudah bosan dengan makanan itu-itu saja di pusat kota Singapura, bisa mencoba beberapa tempat tersohor yang ada di pinggiran kota. Saya cukup beruntung memiliki beberapa teman sekolah yang menetap di Singapura, jadi bisa mendapat info tentang tempat makan favorit.

If you're bored with those same kind of eateries you've been frequenting in down-town Singapore, here I've got a new suggestion for your dining pleasure.
I'm quite lucky to have friends from school that are kind enough to take me eating around Singapore,so I get to know what's the local favorites are.


10 December 2016

Backerei Peter PfoB - Salzburg, Austria

Good Coffee and Great Bread

Backerei Peter PfoB - Salzburg

Kali ini saya ingin share tempat perhentian yang tidak terlalu terkenal, tapi menarik untuk dibahas karena dekat dengan atraksi turis di kota Salzburg, Austria.

This time I'm gonna post about a quite obscure little cafe, which I couldn't find anything about having googled them. I think it's still worth a post here, since it's near the tourist attraction in Salzburg, and the bread is of high quality.

01 December 2016

Changi Staff Canteen

Kantin Karyawan / Staf Changi Airport (open for public)



Changi adalah salah satu airport terbaik di Asia Tenggara, bahkan di seluruh dunia. Menurut Skytrax, Changi adalah airport no1 di dunia, disusul Incheon di Seoul dan Munich Airport.
Kali ini saya akan mengulas tentang tempat makan murah meriah di dalam Airport ini.

Kalau butuh tempat menginap murah, bisa cek post saya tentang hostel di Singapura : Hostel Terbaik Singapura


Changi is one of the best airport in South East Asia, and even the world. According to Skytrax, this airport landed on the top place of best airport, followed by Incheon in Seoul and Munich Airport.
This post is about where to eat on the cheap, but still getting a great price for the food.

22 November 2016

Dilmah Mixology Competition - Sheraton Surabaya

3rd Dilmah Tea Mixology Competition

Dilmah Tea Mixology Competition

Kemarin kita diundang menghadiri perhelatan lomba meracik teh oleh Dilmah tea Indonesia, bekerjasama dengan  PT David Roy Indonesia, Suplier Hotel café dan restaurant (supplier online di drishop.co.id) dan Sheraton Surabaya Hotel

Yesterday we attended a fascinating event of Dilmah tea mixology competition, which was held in Sheraton Surabaya Hotel, in cooperation with , PT David Roy Indonesia, Dilmah online supplier in www.drishop.co.id



21 November 2016

Bakso Cak Min - Hokky

Bakso Cak Min Hokky Surabaya

Di Surabaya ada beberapa bakso terkenal, di barat sendiri ada beberapa, termasuk bakso rindu malam dan bakso malam Pak To, tapi untuk selera kita, hanya ada satu yang wajib dijadikan langganan, bakso Cak Min di kompleks ruko Hokky.


Bakso is one of Surabaya's favorite street food, and there are some popular ones in Western Surabaya area, such as Bakso Rindu Malam and Bakso Malam Pak To. For us who lives in Eastern part of the city, there's only one Bakso that lure us to drive an hour for it, Bakso Cak Min.


14 November 2016

Singapore Food Street - A Foodcourt in Changi Airport

Changi Popular Food Court

Singapore Food Street
Akhir-akhir ini saya lumayan sering ke Changi, dan sebabnya pun klasik, kalau tidak karena alasan pekerjaan, ya liburan :D
Setelah sebelumnya membahas tentang foodcourt di Terminal 2 (bisa dibaca di sini : http://www.foodgrapher.com/2016/06/changi-terminal-2-food-court-tiger-air.html), kali ini saya mencoba tempat serupa di Terminal 3 


Lately I've been frequenting this famous airport a lot. The reasons are pretty straight forward, either business or leisure.
Last time I've posted about the food court in Terminal 2 (please visit this link for the post : Terminal 2 Food Court), this time I'm having lunch in a similar place in next door Terminal 3.


08 November 2016

Live Market Bazar - Galaxy Mall

Bazar Live Market (Oktober 2016)



Setelah beberapa bulan tidak bertemu bazar, bulan lalu kita berkesempatan untuk mengunjungi bazar Live Market di Galaxy Mall.

After months not seeing any bazaar, last month we visit a rather interesting one in Galaxy Mall, Live Market.


01 November 2016

Funan DigitalLife Mall (closed)

The Closing of Singapore Favorite Techno Mall

Boat Quay - Singapore
Funan digital mall adalah salah satu mall iconic Singapura, yang cukup populer di kalangan penyuka teknologi. Berbeda dengan dua tempat yang terkenal banyak penipuan, Lucky Plaza serta Simlim Square, di Funan Mall pelanggan bisa belanja dengan aman dan nyaman.

Funan Digital Mall is one of a prominent mall for gadget lovers, it's mainly caters to electronic / computers shops as tenants. What makes this place unique is, despite being competitive in pricing,  they don't have the same infamy of Lucky Plaza and Simlim Square, where shops frequently cons visitors.


21 October 2016

Hostel Terbaik di Singapura

Singapore on a Tight Budget?

Singapore Clover Hotel

Singapura adalah salah satu kota yang cantik tapi sekaligus biaya hidupnya mahal. Sebagai tujuan wisata banyak kesamaannya dengan Hong Kong yang juga bujubineng mahalnya biaya kamar hotel.
Berhubung Singapura adalah negara tetangga indonesia, biaya transport ke sini relatif murah, saya kadang bisa mendapatkan harga Rp 760.000 PP kalau sedang ada promo tiket murah.
Walau biaya penerbangan tidak mahal, lain halnya tentang penginapan.
Sebagai contoh, hotel Clover di atas, bisa dilihat ratenya di sini : HotelClover Singapura


Singapore is easily one of the most expensive yet beautiful city to visit, it's on par with Hong Kong in terms of accommodation cost.
The city state is adjacent to Surabaya, and sometime we do get a cheap low cost carrier ticket from Rp 760.000 or about $60, for round trip Surabaya to Singapore and back.
The average nice hotels are quite expensive compared to the airfare, so after having such a great deal, and the trip being both leisure and business, I try to balance the budget somewhat and stay at a capsule hostel.
For a typical hotel rate in Singapore, you can try visiting this link of the hotel pictured above :  HotelClover Singapura



12 October 2016

Crazy Crab - Surabaya

Seafood Served Right on Your Table

Crazy Crab - Surabaya
update 2017 : Crazy Crab Surabaya pada bulan Maret 2017 sudah menutup cabang resto ini

Surabaya memang tempatnya penggemar seafood, tiap tahun ada resto baru yang mengusung hidangan seafood dengan tema berbeda. Untuk yang konvensional seperti saya, model resto standard biasanya lebih nyaman, sedangkan yang ingin tempat trendy, bisa pertimbangkan kunjungi jenis resto yang menyajikan makanan langsung di atas meja, sama seperti Naked Crab yang pernah saya bahas sebelumnya.


Surabaya is the place for seafood lover, each year there's new seafood eateries opening shop in this beautiful city.
Usually it comes in two styles, either it's a regular casual dining restaurant, or it's a trendy shack such as this one, and another that I've featured in the past : Naked Crab
What's the main difference? Utensils & plating


Crazy Crab - Wisma Permai Surabaya

06 October 2016

Sushi Tei

Sushi Tei - Galaxy Mall Surabaya

Sushi Tei Galaxy Mall - Takoyaki Rp 34.000

2016

Setelah lama tidak mengunjungi tempat satu ini, saya akhirnya kembali makan siang di Sushi Tei GM atas ajakan teman. Ternyata masih belum banyak berubah tentang service-nya.
Kemarin pesan paket Sushi A yang harganya Rp 150.000, tidak pernah menyinggung tentang paket B sama sekali yang harganya Rp 250.000.

Waktu bill datang, ternyata yang dicatat oleh waitress nya adalah paket B... yah sushi tei GM sekali lagi mempertahankan reputasinya sebagai gerai Sushi Tei dengan pelayanan paling aneh berdasar pengalaman pribadi saya.



30 September 2016

Rendezvous Restaurant - Clarke Quay [Singapura]

Nasi Padang in Central Mall Clarke Quay

Ice Kacang - Rendezvouz Central Mall

Nasi Padang termasuk menu favorit saya di Surabaya, terutama karena di kantor saya di Ambengan Plasa, ada satu nasi padang yang cukup enak, dengan harga murah Rp 14.000, tapi ya seperti makanan kaki lima kebanyakan, tidak higienis.

Nasi Padang is a dish well known and loved in Indonesia, and can be frequently found in both neighboring Malaysia and Singapore. It's one of my own favorite dish, and in my office in Ambengan Plasa, Surabaya, there's a street vendor that sells a good one, though obviously a bit unhygienic, being a street food.


26 September 2016

Song Fa Ba Kut Teh - Clarke Quay [Singapore]

 The Original 肉骨茶 (Ba Kut Teh)


Tahun lalu banyak sekali resto waralaba baru yang menyajikan Ba Kut Teh, beberapa di antaranya Sing Ba Kut Teh dan Old Town Ba Kut Teh.
Kali ini saya berkesempatan mencoba hidangan ini, saat makan siang bersama klien. Sempat penasaran juga bagaimana rasa Ba Kut Teh di tempat yang menjadi salah satu asal muasal hidangan tersebut, Singapura

Last year in my home town, Surabaya, there's plenty of new eatery / restaurant chain, serving Ba Kut Teh. Some of them are Sing Ba Kut Teh and Old Town.
Today I'm lucky enough to get to try this food during business lunch with a client, in the Ba Kut Teh's motherland, Singapore.


23 September 2016

Hops Kitchen & Bar [Surabaya]

Casual Dining with Pub Atmosphere



Undangan terbaru kali ini datang dari resto Hops yang berada di jalan Sriwijaya. Tempatnya sedikit gelap, supaya tidak bingung dan kelewatan bisa cari Daun Lada, kafe ini bersebehalahan dengan resto besar dan terang benderang tersebut.

We had the privilege to attend the opening of Hops Cafe, which is located in Sriwijaya street. It's a bit dark, so you'd be better off trying to find Daun Lada resto when visiting the area, Hops is located just next to that big and bright restaurant.

21 September 2016

Xiaomi Yi M1 - Is It Worth It?



Xiaomi Yi M1 Mirrorless Camera (taken from fonearena.com)

Dari pameran foto paling populer di Jerman, Photokina, kita disuguhi banyak kamera baru bulan ini. Sony mengeluarkan DSLR A99 II yang akhirnya menjawab dahaga para pemakai lensa A-Mount, Fuji melakukan langkah brilian dengan mengeluarkan kamera medium format Fuji GFX, dan meninggalkan format full frame sehingga tidak terasa overlapping dengan mirrorless Fuji X-seriesnya.


From Photokina 2016 we got a plethora of new toys to play with. Sony with the A99 II DSLR which answered the prayers of many A-mount lens die hards, Fuji that takes a leap over Full Frame to cross to Medium Format teritory with the Fuji GFX. Fuji moves for me is a brilliant one, since this eliminates the biggest concern that I've been cautioning people about. That someday Fuji might go Full Format 35mm and leaving all the Fuji X users in similar fate to Nikon DX users back before Nikon D3 was released in 2007.


18 September 2016

Fragrance Riverside Hotel (Clarke Quay)

Affordable Hotel with Swimming Pool

Fragrance Riverside Hotel Review 


Kali ini saya akan mengulas hotel di Singapura yang cukup populer di kalangan wisatawan Indonesia dan Filipina, Fragrance Riverside di Clarke Quay.

Today my blogpost is about a popular hotel in Singapore, which is well liked by Philippines and Indonesian tourists, Fragrance Riverside hotel in Clarke Quay.


12 September 2016

Wing Stop - Surabaya Town Square

Delicious Wings from Texas

Wing Stop - Mushroom Fritter (Rp 22.800)

Kalau ditanya apa menu favorit di Surabaya, salah satunya pasti ayam. Baik yang internasional seperti KFC / A&W, maupun yang lokal seperti Ayam Goreng Suharti, Ayam Goreng Presiden, Pemuda dll.
Di Foodgrapher blog kali ini saya akan membahas olahan ayam yang lain, Wing Stop, resto waralaba spesialis sayap ayam yang cukup terkenal.

If you asked me what's the most favorite dishes in Surabaya, it usually are chicken dishes. Be it the KFC or A&W, or the local favorites like Ayam Goreng Suharti, Ayam Goreng Pemuda, Presiden, etc.
This time I'm gonna post about a new comer in Surabaya which is already a big name abroad, Wing Stop.



30 August 2016

Tampopo Deli - Liang Court Singapore

Simple yet Tasty Japanese Dishes


Tampopo Deli - Beef Udon (S$ 9.5)

Minggu lalu saya menghabiskan 6 hari di Singapura untuk perjalanan bisnis. Lokasi tinggalnya ada di dekat Clarke Quay yang di dekatnya ada banyak kantor beberapa bank.
Liang Court ini adalah salah satu mall yang saya lewati ketika harus ke Battery Road.

Last week I spent about 6 days in Singapore for a business trip. 
I stayed along the Clarke Quay area, since it's close to where I needed to do some work, on the financial center around Battery Rd and Chulia Street.




26 August 2016

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - Breakfast

Makan Pagi di Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 


Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Ciputra World


Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf untuk saya salah satu tempat yang menarik, bukan untuk minumannya, karena saya kurang cocok dengan olahan kopinya, tapi untuk menu makanannya.
Dahulu cukup sering ke sini karena ada promo Mega Card, berhubung terakhir birokrasinya ribet, saya akhirnya menutup kartu kredit Mega dan akhirnya jarang bertandang ke sini.

Kali ini saya berkesempatan mencoba lagi promo baru di tempat ini, yang bisa didapatkan untuk pengguna telkom-cash tiap hari senin.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is a cafe that I frequently visited back in the days, not due to their coffee, which I don't particularly fond of, but for their simple yet tasty dishes.
I use to frequent this place with my parents, using Mega credit card promotion. At one point the bureaucracy of owning the card outweighs the benefit for me, so I had decided to close the account, and thus, my visit here were much less frequent. Luckily I got a new way to get a promotion here, using Telkom Cash promotion which is available every monday.


22 August 2016

Bello Bella Hotel - Kuala Lumpur

Nice Boutique Hotel 20 Minutes in Cheras


Bella Bello Boutique Hotel - Kuala Lumpur

Lebaran lalu saya berkesempatan mencoba hotel Boutique baru di Kuala Lumpur, Bella Bello hotel.
Lokasinya ada di daerah Cheras, yang berdekatan dengan Terminal Berpadu Selatan di Kuala Lumpur. Lokasinya sendiri tidak termasuk tengah kota, tapi tidak sulit untuk mencapai tempat ini, selain dengan cara paling mudah via uber / grab / taxi, bisa juga dengan kendaraan bis umum.

Last Eid Holiday, I got the chance to visit a lovely Boutique Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Bella Bello Hotel.
It's located in the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur, Cheras area. This area is near Terminal Berpadu Selatan, a big station about 20 minutes out of KL Central.



15 August 2016

Caturra Cafe - Uber Gathering

Caturra Espresso Surabaya

Uber Surabaya Gathering (voigtlander 21mm f4 & Sony A7)

Minggu ini kami mendapat kesempatan untuk mengikuti Uber Gathering di Caturra Espresso Kafe. Berikut beberapa hal menarik yang dibahas di sana, ternyata selain layanan ride sharing Uber X ada juga beberapa fitur menarik dan event.

This week we got an interesting event invite from Uber, which held a Gathering in Caturra Cafe.
There are some interesting stuffs I'd like to share my reader about this ride sharing apps, which are about new events and features.



Caturra Espresso (taken with samsung S6 active)


10 August 2016

Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria Kuala Lumpur

Aquaria Kuala Lumpur KLCC 

Biasanya kalau ke Suria KLCC, biasanya turis paling suka foto di twin towernya yang tersohor.
Kali ini saya akan mengulas tentang Aquaria, salah satu destinasi wisata yang terdapat di dalam gedung tertinggi di Asia Tenggara ini.

Suria KLCC is usually famous for it's Petronas Twin Towers, tourist would line up and take photo on the iconic skyscrapers.
On this post I'd like to share my experience on Aquaria, an oceanarium located inside this vast mall and the tallest skyscraper in South East Asia.


KL Pass

KL Pass Attractions

05 August 2016

Common Grounds (Surabaya)

Cafe Kekinian di Mall

Common Ground Smoothies (Rp 50.000)
Kafe yang sedang hit di Surabaya biasanya salah satu cirinya dibuka di luar mall-mall, tapi ada juga pengecualian untuk beberapa kafe baru, salah satunya Common Grounds yang ada di Galaxy Mall ini.

Usually up and coming cafes that Surabaya people considered as hip has one common trait, which is opened outside of mall enclosure. But there's always some notable exceptions, and one of them is Common Grounds which is located in Galaxy Mall.




29 July 2016

Depot Golden Yen

The Place for Horfun

Nasi Goreng Kare (Rp 27.000)



Depot Golden Yen ini termasuk salah satu kwetiau favorit saya, selain rasanya ok, harganya juga tidak mahal. Ditambah lagi dekat dengan tempat tinggal saya, jadilah ini salah satu tempat jujugan buat saya kalau mau cari Kwetiau tanpa harus ngantri-ngantri seperti di Kwetiau Apeng


Golden Yen here is a type of spartan eateries that serves good tasting comfort food.
They sell some simple Chinese food, usually consists of noodles, rice and horfun. The taste are quite nice and it's close to where I live, so this is where I usually go for Horfun when I don't want to travel far or wait in line, which is usually the case in Kwetiau Apeng


22 July 2016

Sheraton Club Room

Exclusive Staycation

Sheraton Surabaya Swimming Pool

Seperti yang saya ulas sebelumnya, kita mendapatkan kesempatan untuk menginap di hotel Sheraton setelah memenangkan undian di acara pembukaan Kawi Lounge.
Setelah membahas tentang Sheraton Club di post minggu lalu, kali ini saya membahas pengalaman menikmati menginap di Club Room Sheraton.

As you may have read before, we got a chance to stay in this lovely Sheraton hotel, having won a prize in Kawi Lounge grand opening event.
After I've posted about the Sheraton Club last week, this time I'm going to share my experience staying in their lovely Club Room.



19 July 2016

Pangsit Mie Cik Beng, Jln Undaan Wetan [Surabaya]

Wonton Noodle from the Old Marketplace

Pangsit Mie Cik Beng


Depot Pangsit ini terletak di jalan yang cukup ramai, tapi dalam gang kecil yang sangat tersembunyi. Walau demikian, tempat makan kecil ini cukup terkenal, terutama di kalangan teman-teman yang usia baby boomer.


This small eatery is a hidden gem in Surabaya area, it's located near one of the busiest road in Surabaya, but in the small alley in a modest house. This area is known as the old China-town part of the city.


15 July 2016

Sheraton Surabaya - Sheraton Club

Sheraton Surabaya's Club


Sheraton Surabaya - Metalic French Press for you morning ritual

Beberapa bulan lalu saat acara pembukaan Kawi Lounge, kita cukup beruntung sehingga bisa mendapatkan undian menginap di kamar Sheraton Club, di hotel Sheraton Surabaya.
Berikut ulasan tentang pengalaman menginap di salah satu hotel paling populer di Surabaya ini.

A few months ago we attended the Kawi Lounge opening event. On that event we got lucky and manage to win a complimentary stay the Sheraton Club Room


11 July 2016

Bakso Cukul Surabaya

One of Surabaya's Favorite Street Food 

Because a lady need a balanced life subsistence of Bakso and Shueumura
Di daerah Kombes M Duryat dan Pregolan ada banyak tempat makan yang cukup populer, biasanya berupa restoran ternama yang sudah eksis dari jaman unta tak berpunuk.
Ada satu bakso kaki lima yang tidak kalah menarik, dan buat saya salah satu bakso yang paling enak di Surabaya, bakso Cukul.

Around this area, Kombes M Duryat street and Pregolan, there are numerous restaurant which are well established and widely regarded. Hidden among those gleaming restaurant, lies a simple street food vendor in the fork of the roads, selling Bakso. This stall have a nice tasting bakso which I considered my favorite in Surabaya, called bakso Cukul.



05 July 2016

Bebek Jalan Pahlawan - Surabaya

Surabaya Famous Fried Duck

Bebek Pahlawan (Paha Super Rp 18.000)
Bebek goreng adalah salah satu menu andalan untuk penggemar street food di Surabaya. Ada banyak bebek yang terkenal di kota ini, dan hampir semuanya disajikan dalam resto kaki lima. Salah satunya bebek yang ada di Jln Pahlawan ini

Fried duck is one of street food staple that's very popular in street food vendor around Surabaya city. There's plenty of street side eatery serving this particular menu, and some are established way back in the 90's, like this eatery in Pahlawan street.




24 June 2016

Shanghai Bowl - Lenmarc

All You Can Eat Suki - with Pork

Shanghai Bowl
Bulan-bulan ini AYCE tampaknya menjadi salah satu menu favorit di Surabaya. Yang paling terkenal selama ini adalah Hanamasa dan Cocari, tapi tahun ini banyak juga pemain baru yang menyajikan konsep AYCE yang sedikit berbeda, salah satunya Shanghai Bowl ini.
Sayangnya alternatif resto satu ini tidak cocok untuk buka puasa karena adanya menu babi berlimpah.

AYCE restaurant are very popular during fasting month of Ramadan. People who fast all day usually have bigger appetite after break fast. Usually the two big boys are Hanamasa and Cocari, but this year there's plenty of newcomers. Sadly though, this particular one isn't suitable for those on Halal diet, since they serve plenty of pork.



17 June 2016

Sheraton Kafe Bromo - East Java Corner

Sheraton's Kafe Bromo

Tari Remo - Kafe Bromo Sheraton Surabaya
Kali ini kita mendapat undangan untuk melihat acara East Java Corner di Kafe Bromo Sheraton, yang diadakan dalam rangka hari jadi Kota Surabaya yang ke-723

Tonight we were attending an event on Sheraton's Kafe Bromo. They were having a buffet corner , commemorating the 723rd anniversary of Surabaya City.


13 June 2016

Desperados Shangrila

Cozy Grill & Bar in Shangrila Hotel


Desperados Shangrila

Kali ini late post yang sebetulnya saat eventnya membuat antusias, tapi karena kelalaian saya tidak sadar kalau belum dipost di blog setelah setengah tahunan berlalu :p (maaph @ tim shangrila)
Tempat satu ini menyajikan makanan yang cukup enak dan minuman cocktail yang menggoda iman.
Saya kurang tahu nasibnya saat bulan puasa begini, tapi biasanya di pub umum ada larangan buka, setelah Lebaran baru bisa bebas beroperasi lagi.


This time it's a super late post about a popular Bar, in Shangrila. This event of Desperados reopening was actually a highlight of the month for me, but somehow I managed to forgot posting about this lovely place.
Being bar and grill, both their food and cocktails were pretty good.
Usually there's a ban for Karaokes and Pubs during Ramadhan month, so I think this place will be operating as usual after Eid Mubarak celebration.

10 June 2016

Pasar Pabean Surabaya

Surabaya Fish Market

Pasar Pabean Surabaya
Pasar Pabean adalah salah satu pasar tertua di Surabaya. Dari apa yang saya baca, ada yang menulis pasar ini pertama kali bergeliat pada tahun 1899, dan catatan lain mencatat tahun kelahiran termudanya pada tahun 1928.


Pabean wet market is one of the oldest market in Surabaya. From what I've read, this place could be opened for business as early as 1899, while other account put 1928 as the year of it's inception.


06 June 2016

Mitsui Outlet Mall - KLIA Sepang

KLIA2 Sepang Layover


Air Asia Prince

Sampai di markasnya Air Asia setelah dari Juanda dan Changi, kali ini saya bakal banyak membahas tentang Mall Mitsui yang cukup populer untuk pengunjung yang butuh meluangkan selama layover di KLIA.
Kalau ingin tahu tentang KLIA 2 sendiri, bisa baca-baca di sini : http://www.foodgrapher.com/2014/12/quizinn-foodcourt-klia2.html


So we arrived in Air Asia's headquarters, Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2, after departuring from Juanda and a quick layover in Changi.
This time I'm gonna post about Mitsui Mall, a popular destination for people on long layover in KLIA.
If you're more interested in what's around the airport, please visit this link :  http://www.foodgrapher.com/2014/12/quizinn-foodcourt-klia2.html



Changi Terminal 2 Food Court + Tiger Air Flight Experience

Universal Dining FoodCourt Changi

Changi Universal Dining

Kali ini saya ingin menulis pengalaman transit di Changi Singapore dalam perjalanan dari Surabaya menuju Amsterdam. Seperti yang saya tulis sebelumnya di sini, cara booking tiket murah ke eropa, salah satunya adalah memilih keberangkatan dari Kuala Lumpur.
Berhubung saat booking dekat dengan kecelakaan Air Asia di Surabaya dan tidak ingin resiko, kita memilih maskapai lain, yang rata-rata tidak langsung dari Surabaya ke KL tapi transit dahulu.
Maskapai pilihan kita untuk ke KL adalah Tiger Air, yang dalam perjalanan ada 1x transit di Singapore. Total transitnya sebelum perjalanan KL ke Amsterdam cukup lama, sekitar 15 jam.


Having bought cheap Ticket to Amsterdam using Etihad we need to do some layover first before reaching Europe. It was quite a long layover lasting about 15 hours total.
As some of you may already know, the cheapest route to get to Amsterdam is from KL. At the time there weren't plenty of direct flight from Surabaya to Kuala Lumpur beside Air Asia.
This trip was in October 2015, so there's some fear of using Air Asia, since the airline had just had accident last year, so we opted for Tiger Air, with a Layover in Singapore.




03 June 2016

Bandar Jakarta - Surabaya

Makan Seafood Rame-Rame

Bandar Djakarta Surabaya - Seatings are all for big groups

Kali ini saya akan mengulas tentang salah satu tempat makan seafood yang ok, Bandar Djakarta. adalah salah satu resto seafood yang relatif populer di Surabaya Barat. Konsepnya ada kemiripan dengan Sea Master yang dahulu ada di dekat bundaran Tol HR Muhamad

Today we're gonna take a look at a seafood eatery that's quite popular. It's located in the western part of Surabaya city, and supposedly a franchise from Jakarta. This place have plenty of similarities with Sea Master, a well known seafood restaurant back in it's days.


30 May 2016

Mie Ujung Pandang RMI

Sentra Kuliner RMI

Mie Ujung Pandang RMI (Rp 30.000)

Kali ini saya membahas tentang makanan kaki lima yang populer di Surabaya yang berasal dari Makassar, Mie UP.
Mie Ujung Pandang satu ini menurut kabarnya masih berhubungan dengan Mie UP Arif Rahman Hakim yang tendanya berwarna pink.

This is a post about a street food quite popular in Surabaya, which originated from Makassar, a city in Sulawesi. It's a noodle dish with pork and chicken meat, along with simple wonton soup and lettuce, called Mie Ujung Pandang (Ujung Pandang is Makassar city's earlier name).
This place is a chain of a similarly popular street food, Mie UP Arif Rahman Hakim




27 May 2016

Carnis - Surabaya

Nostalgia Calvados?

Carnis Surabaya

Hari Jumat sore yang cerah, saya menghadiri undangan resto baru di daerah Panjang Jiwo Permai. Awalnya bagi saya lokasi tempat ini cukup membingungkan, tapi ternyata tidak terlalu jauh dari jembatan Nginden.

On a bright friday afternoon, I visited this new eatery on an invitation, Carnis. It's located in Panjang Jiwo Permai street. Being in an off beaten street, I was a bit confused when trying to find the place, turns out it's close to Nginden Bridge.



24 May 2016

Seventeen Lounge - Harris Hotel Gubeng

Seventeen Lounge - Harris Hotel

Seventeen Lounge - View from 17'th floor Private Dining Area

Seventeen Lounge adalah resto yang ada di lantai 17 dari Harris Hotel Surabaya. Tempatnya ada di tengah kota, jln Bangka yang ada di area jalan Gubeng. Berhubung ada di dalam gang jadi tidak terlalu ramai dan hectic, cukup nyaman untuk jujugan dating.

Seventeen Lounge is a restaurant located on the 17'th floor of Harris Hotel Surabaya. It's quite confeniently located, around the Gubeng area which is near the city center, but in a smaller street so it's not so hectic.



21 May 2016

The Localist - Surabaya

Ex Coffee Corner

The Localist - Pancake with Crunchy Granola & Fruits (Rp 20.000)

Di Surabaya ada beberapa kafe kekinian yang ambiance dan kualitas masakannya cukup menarik, tapi tidak terlalu ramai, istilah kerennya "Hidden Gem"
Nah kali ini saya ingin post tentang satu tempat yang sesuai deskripsi di atas, The Localist.

There are some cafe and eateries in Surabaya, that have a decent tasting dish and nice ambiance, but still haven't gone popular yet, a hidden gem for us to find.
Today I'm posting such a place, in East Surabaya area, The Localist.



The Localist - V60 Coffee Drip

13 May 2016

JW Marriott Pavilion (Engagement Banquet )

Tingjing Dengan Nuansa Berbeda

Engagement at JW Marriott

Biasanya, kalau dapat undangan acara tunangan (tinjing / tingfen) untuk kalangan peranakan Tionghoa, ekspektasi saya pasti diadakan di Restoran Cina. Acara tunangan ini, untuk kalangan Chinese memang relatif lebih kental nuansa tradisionalnya dibandingkan acara pernikahan. Untuk saya sendiri lebih nyaman dengan nuansa western sebetulnya, tapi biasanya jarang ada opsi tersebut. Kebetulan kali ini ada satu tempat alternatif dengan nuansa berbeda dan menyajikan western food, Pavilion di Hotel JW Marriott.

Engagements party for the Chinese diaspora in Indonesia are usually done in Chinese Restaurants, with plenty of traditional and ethnic flare. There hasn't been a lot of alternatives for this kind of banquet, luckily now there's a western restaurant that's suitable for the occasion. Pavilion Restaurant in JW Marriott




09 May 2016

Pasar Jagir Wonokromo & Uji Lensa Manual

Surabaya Famous Wet Market - Captured With Vintage Leitz , Isco & Industar Manual Lens

Laughing Fish Seller - Pasar Jagir Wonokromo (Surabaya)


Akhir-akhir ini saya lagi demen mencoba berbagai lensa manual untuk dipasangkan di Sony A7. Karena kamera mirrorless tidak memakai cermin, jadi semua lensa-lensa manual / kuno bisa dipasangkan dengan mudahnya ke Sony A7, baik lensa rangefinder, Slr, hingga medium format.

Kemudahan memakai lensa vintage ini juga dinikmati pengguna kamera mirrorless lainnya seperti Panasonic, Olympus dan Fuji, tapi focal lengthnya menjadi lebih panjang 1.5 - 2x karena sensor yang digunakan lebih kecil dibandingkan seri A7 yang full frame.
Berikut beberapa hasil fotonya di Pasar Induk Surabaya ini.

My hobby of late has been about trying vintage manual lenses on my sony A7. Since mirrorless camera omits dslr mirrors, it's much easier to find suitable adapters for vintage lenses, be it rangefinder, SLR or even medium formats, all can be easily adapted to work on Sony A7.

This benefits are also felt on other mirrorless cameras, which popular brands include Panasonic, Olympus and Fuji. The focal length of the lenses are 1.5 - 2x longer on those brands since they uses smaller format sensors such as APSc and micro 4/3 in comparison to A7 series full frame sensor (35mm).



25 April 2016

DomiDeli

DomiDeli Ciputra World

Domideli Surabaya

Bulan lalu kita ke CW untuk mengunjungi salah satu toko baju yang sedang promo di Bazar. Di Bazar yang sama ada juga vendor makanan, namun berhubung tempatnya sesak dan kurang nyaman, pilihan makan siangnya berubah dari Bazar ke resto yang ada di sekitar Ciputra World.

Last month we went to a fashion and food bazaar in Ciputra World mall. We were originally planing to get something to eat in the bazaar but ended up choosing a brick and mortar restaurant instead, since the bazaar venue were too packed and uncomfortable.


15 April 2016

Onni Kitchen Surabaya

Platinum Grill's Younger Sibling

Onni Kitchen
Salah satu alternatif tempat makan baru yang menarik di Surabaya, untuk yang mencari tempat menarik sekaligus makanan ala fine dining.
Untuk makan di sini perlu reservasi terlebih dahulu, dan ada pilihan set menu yang bisa dipilih sebelumnya.

This place is one of the new alternative for casual dining dressed up to mimic fine dining experience. You'd need reservation beforehand, and there's a set menu to be choosen. Options usually ranges from 2 to 4 type of dishes.


09 April 2016

Kawi Lounge Part II - Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers

High Tea Kawi Lounge

New Kawi Lounge Sheraton

New Kawi Lounge Sheraton
Melanjutkan post tentang New Kawi Lounge, berikut foto dan pengalaman dari kunjungan kedua ke Lounge paling menarik di Surabaya ini. Kita mendapat kesempatan untuk mencoba High Tea event yang berupa buffet dan tersedia tiap akhir minggu.

Following our last post about the New KawiLounge, here are reports from our second visit to Surabaya's prominent lounge. We're here to try their High Tea buffet, which is available on weekends.



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