HCA in Jakarta (part 4)

In our final ‘tour’ of the sprawling Indonesian capital we start again with the south.

Dalam ‘tur’ terakhir kami di ibukota Indonesia yang luas, kita mulai lagi dengan daerah selatan.

Marc Cafe @ PIM

Marc @ PIMMarc Cafe at Pondok Indah Mall is located in the shopping walkway meaning this cafe is in the middle and with only a short barrier, we can sit in a pretty relaxed environment and do some people watching. The snacks are quite tasty but the coffee still needs to be improved a bit. The service is very good with the friendly ‘Mbak’s and ‘Mas’s (these are the Indonesian honorifics for ‘sister’ and young ‘brother’).

Marc Cafe di Pondok indah Mall terletak di lalu lalang para pembelanja, maksudnya cafe ini berada ditengah dengan hanya dibatasi oleh pembatas yang rendah, jadi kita bisa duduk ditempat duduk yang lumayan relax. Makanan kecilnya cukup enak tetapi rasa kopinya masih perlu diperenak sedikit. Service dan pelayanan sangat baik & ramah.

Bakso Lapangan Tembak Senayan

WhatsApp Image 2018-01-10 at 10.20.22 PMThis special meatball place is very famous with many branches. They also provide fresh traditional Indonesian drinks and very friendly service to welcome customers. Accordingly the place is always packed. You can take away if you do not want to eat there. I do not know if Go-Food has it for delivery. For sure if I visit Indonesia again, I won’t pass up on this place…good luck 😉

WhatsApp Image 2018-01-10 at 10.20.23 PM.jpegTempat makan khusus bakso ini sangat terkenal dan banyak cabangnya. Mereka menyediakan juga minuman-minuman segar. Pelayanannya sangat ramah menyambut pembeli yang masuk. Tempat ini tidak pernah sepi – anda bisa juga membawa pulang apabila tidak mau makan disitu. Saya tidak tau apakah Go-Food melayani untuk delivery. Yang terang kalau saya berkunjung ke indonesia lagi, tempat ini tidak akan saya lewati…selamat mencoba.

Walking Drums @ Blok M

“Walking Drums” cafe at Blok M is a very nice place whose visitors are mostly young educated Jakartan urbanites. There is a place for smokers at the top level of the cafe. The area is open and next to a well-used basketball court but comfortable. Although I am not a smoker I like to sit in the smokers area because of the view, but the non-smoking area is no less comfortable. The coffee is pretty good, and while I’m not a fan of pasta in general the pasta here is delicious (I ate two bowls!). Also available is a pizza with a base made of cracker biscuits, which you can try here. The service is quite good.

“Walking Drums” cafe di Blok M adalah cafe yang sangat menyenangkan. Pengunjungnya kebanyakan anak-anak muda yang berpendidikan. Mereka menyediakan tempat untuk perokok dibagian atas dari cafe. Tempatnya terbuka tapi nyaman sekali. Walaupun saya bukan perokok tapi suka duduk di area perokok dikarenakan kenyamannya dan juga pemandangan dari atas. Area bebas rokoknya pun tak kalah nyamannya. Kopinya lumayan enak. Saya bukan penggemar pasta tetapi pasta disini enak sekali (saya makan sampai dua mangkuk!). Juga tersedia pizza dengan base biskwit tawar, mau tau rasanya ? Silahkan mencobanya disini. Pelayanan cukup baik.

Rumah Satay Gucci

Gucci Satay House (really, that’s its name) on Jalan Kesehatan in Bintaro is sometimes overlooked, when they actually serve up chicken satay or lamb satay which is very soft and delicious, and served on a hot-plate. Like other satay places they also offer soto or soup on the menu. Bar-stool style seats and dining tables are neatly arranged to make it easy to eat their delicious food. Drinks are written on the menu but unfortunately many were not available when we were there. Sufficiently friendly service.

Rumah Sate Gucci di Jalan Kesehatan Bintaro kadang terlewatkan, padahal mereka menyediakan satay ayam atau satay kambing yang sangat empuk dan enak serta disediakan diatas hot-plate. Seperti kedai-kedai satay lain mereka menyediakan aneka sup atau soto. Tempat duduk yang tinggi dan meja makan yang teratur rapih membuat kita mudah nenyantap makanan. Aneka minuman tertulis di menu tetapi sayangnya banyak yang tidak tersedia saat kami kesitu. Pelayanan cukup baik dan ramah.

“Gubug Makan Mang Engking” provides traditional seafood meals with a refreshing atmosphere. This restaurant is very similar to Telaga Sampireun. I feel at Telaga Sampireun the atmosphere is more private in the traditional huts whereas in this restaurant it’s semi-private, and we still have to share one gubug with a bit of barrier. The food is pretty good, and there’s no harm in trying it.

“Gubug Makan Mang Engking” menyediakan makanan jenis seafood traditional dengan suasana menyegarkan. restaurant ini hampir sama atau mirip Telaga Sampireun. Kalau di Telaga Sampireun gubugnya lebih private sedangkan restaurant ini semi-private karena kita berada disatu gubug besar dengan kostumer lain dengan pembatas minim. Makanannya lumayan enak dan tidak ada salahnya kalau kita ingin mencoba.

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