Thursday, 15 May 2014

[Review] Okane Shabu Shabu

The first time we knew of Okane, was because we passed by this street and was attracted to their beautiful building. It's probably been more than a year since, as we couldn't recall exactly which street it was on.
Finally, after passing by the same street again, we made sure we remember where it was.

After fighting the crazy Friday traffic, we finally arrived at Okane on night. It was definitely calming  as we leave the hectic traffic and stepped into the calm surrounding. The concept was simple and minimalistic but cozy, makes you wanna stay.

Okane Special Shabu Set - 318thousand

We ordered a set to share amongst the 3 of us, it came with mixed fish balls, assorted mushrooms, veggies, homemade noodles, and a choice of Australian Wagyu beef or Dori fish or King Prawn. Also a bowl of Okane special fried rice and Dessert of the day.

For those who can't eat spicy food, please stay away from it. The only reason Le Sister enjoyed was because she was down with a really bad flu, so her taste palette was failing on her. Otherwise, it was a really flavourful dish.

And the Wagyu Beef, don't get us start talking about it. We were still talking about it days after we dined! So fragrant and tender. It's worth the traffic to get there!

Spicy Ddeokbokki - 119thousand

Unlike the Shabu-Shabu, we weren't a fan of this dish. We felt that this was spicier than the soup base, either that or our tongues are still tingling from the soup. :p In addition, the ddeok (rice cake), was too tough for our liking; so different than what we were used to the ones in Korea.

Even though we enjoyed the Squid Rings that comes with it, it's not worth ordering it again for our next meal. But if your a fan of Ddeokbokki to begin with, you must know how hard it is to find in Jakarta, as not much Korean Restaurant serves it. Then it is worth to satisfy that craving.

Merry Berry Bingsu - 79thousand

Despite getting a bowl of aloe vera dessert each that comes with the Shabu-Shabu set, nothing could come between a bowl of ice and Le Sister. Not even a really bad cold. 

What a great dessert to end a meal! All the elements are Le Sisters favourites! Blackberries, Strawbbies and mochi, on top of soft shaven ice. It also comes of rounds of dragonfruit.

Hailing from Gangnam, Seoul, they claim to use zero MSG! Which is always good for our generation as we tend to eat out alot. Since they specialize in Shabu-Shabu, they don't have alot of food options available. But we will be visiting Okane often when we're craving for some heat and ice.

Okane Shabu Shabu
Jl. Joko Soetono No. 11
Jakarta Selatan 12140

Telephone : (021) 726 0999

Operation Hours :
Monday - Sunday : 10AM - 10PM

Thursday, 8 May 2014

[Review] Genki Sushi

The well-known Shinkansen sushi train has made its way to Jakarta. They are located at Plaza Senanyan, right outside Sogo Foodhall. At a glance, it looks like just another sushi restaurant, but don't let that fool you.

Genki sushi is known for their Shinkansen sushi train (though the ones here does not resemble one); where the food are delivered to each table by a "bullet train". You order the food through the provided iPad, and then the food will be directly sent by kitchen.

At first, it was interesting, as it was kind of like having a new toy to play with. After a while, we slowly got disturbed when the food comes one by one as you need to push the button to send the train back. Another concern for us is that it's not 'elderly' friendly, in the sense that the older generation might not be used to ordering trough an iPad.

Now, to the food! They were pretty average, slightly better than Sushi Tei but lesser choice. One thing we'd like to highlight is the Salmon Fish Head (35thousand). They were uber juicy, and they served a bigger piece than the ones we've had so far. Though a tad sprinkle of salt would made it so much better.

Overall, we had a good experience. We'd probably be back with other first timers for them to experience the "Shinkansen sushi train". :) 
Genki Sushi
 Plaza Senayan, B Floor
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8
Jakarta Selatan

Telephone : (021) 5790 0063

Operation Hours
Monday - Sunday : 10Am - 10PM

Saturday, 3 May 2014


Hiya! Le Sister here! Sorry for the hiatus, again. I have 1,001 excuses for going MIA, but it really is just me being lazy. I have few drafts, with pictures uploaded but never got down to writing(or rather typing) down the reviews. It's been so long that I've forgotten how the meals went. Sorry!! 

Also with Le Brother away, I haven't been to anywhere new or 'in'. And it didn't help that the oven at home is spoilt so I can't posts any recipes in the time being. Oh! I was away in South Korea for 5 weeks, so I'll do a short post on the food soon.


I had the post above types out 2 weeks ago but never got to posting it! It was meant to go up 2 weeks ago, the week before Stacks Burger post. But work got the best of me, and I've never got around to finishing this. >.< 

Long story short, I'll try my best to keep this space updated, a new post is coming this Thursday. And hopefully I'll be able to get my draft ready for next Thursday's. 

Uploading this from my phone cus I'm having a short window of 'nothing to do', so I'm not sure how it's gonna show up on the computer. 

Til' next time! :) 

Thursday, 1 May 2014

[Review] The Stacks Burger

Was wondering around Kemang and we found a pretty cozy place for lunch. They just opened their doors not too long ago, and is right next to our favourite ice cream shop! You could order your favourite ice cream through them as well, or just scoot over next door.

The ramen/noodle burger have been the "IT food" last summer in the US, now we can easily have them here, for The Stacks Burger claims to be the first noodle burger place in Indonesia!

Grilled Beef with BBQ Sauce - 54thousand

Upon the first bite, we found it to be intriguing. The 'bun' were so soft that it resembles an actual burger bun, it tastes nothing like noodles. Though however we found the beef patty wasn't fragrant enough and wished that it had more textures to it. Otherwise, it felt and tastes like how a normal burger would.

Though, we have to point out that on the brochure they described the bun as "crispy on the outside yet succulent on the inside noodle bun". The bun we had definitely wasn't crispy and tasted just fine the way it was, but it made us wonder how it was actually meant to be served.

All in all we felt that it's an interesting new food to try, but we won't particularly look for it again. The only reason you might spot us there was probably because we were craving next door's ice cream ;)

The Stacks Burger
Jalan Taman Kemang 1 No. 6
Jakarta Selatan

Telephone : (021) 7179 3774

Operation Hours :
Monday - Sunday : 11AM - 11PM