I personally will put this cake on the top 5 BEST RED VELVET CAKES I've ever eaten. This cake is just beyond amazing! I've been hearing a lot about this cake but lately just got the chance to try it for myself and I'm completely satisfied. It's the moistest, super delicious and great balance in its sugar level, I like the cream topping used, it's like a mixed caramel and cream cheese resulting an amazing culinary to enjoy.

I have always been a lover for contrast balance and I'm totally putting my thumbs up for the baker and how the concept of this cake was made. I love the idea of using almonds and caramel as the garnish on the side so when you're enjoying this cake, you got the moist texture of the cake, and you'll get the crunch too from the almonds mixed with the sweetness of the caramel :). NOMNOM!

If you're wondering if rum is used for this cake, I'm not sure with that, you'll get a sort of nice scent of the cake and when you tasted it, it's just good!

More photos for you to enjoy...




Everyday like this, STRESSED is totally DESSERTS spelled backwards, not stress, just desserts!
I am running out of words! I'm having this moment when my mouth is watering just by minds. Imagination running wild!

I ordered the 18cm diameter cake, and it costs me almost 400k (including the delivery fee)
NO REGRET AT ALL!

If you want to make an order, you can visit the blog for further information -> dcakes by dewi
or follow its Twitter -> @dcakesbydewi

ANNOUNCEMENTS
- I am so happy because I've been receiving tons of food testing invitations lately, I'm going to tell you right now that on December 5th 2012 (that would be 2 weeks ago), I was invited to attend a food testing of the newest and hottest ramen house in town ICHIDAIGEN (located at Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta). This food testing was different from the others that I've done, it's because I am very honored to be given a chance to have a food testing, pre-launching, so I got to give my comments on the food whether it's a bit this or a bit that, I feel like contributing so much on this, the manager told me to keep it until the launching, so I think it would be free to published tomorrow or on Wednesday!
- Just got another invitation from "Georgepeck", I was invited via Facebook telling that this bubble drink company is opening at Mall@Alam Sutera on 12-12-12. I looked it up online, a lot of people gave positive reviews about the brand, I'm getting more excited, wish I could post everything on this blog, soon :)

Never hesitate to give your contrustive comments for the blog, I wish no hatred related comments were made :).

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Yesterday was my brother's birthday and he is now officially 16! What's this post happening with the 'eat' or 'treats'? Well, first of all, I just want to share the joy and the happiness surrounding him and family, he is now growing and getting older and yet more mature I can tell!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MOST JUNIOR SUBIANTO!

Here are more photos relating to the surprise party we held for him :).

He is definitely shy when we want to give him a playful kiss! He freaked out, literally!

I'm totally jealous of his age, he is still young and still have 4 more years before hitting the 20s, I don't know why even though I'm still relatively young, but knowing that I already hit the 20s brings me a lot of things to think about....oh life. Am I the only one here noticing that change?
feels like turning 16 again.

cherry on top!
this will brings us to the next post TOMORROW :)
I'm going to put a review on this cake! made by a famous baker in town, you probably know who :).


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The korean wave is totally striking me and so does the culinary. I have lately been very obsessed with everything korean. Just so you know, I'm a VIP and Blackjacks and of course a YG STAN! hahaha. One of my most favorite korean food restaurants is totally Han Gang and Han Gang is probably one of the most famous on the list.

The menu that I'm posting now is obviously one of my most favorite: it is 'Oejingo Bibimbab'. This is the classic bibimbap with squid and garnished with a pretty 'hot' red sauce, it is just simply delicious. I always have at least one menu of korean dish this for my lunch in a week. I wanna give the credits for the squid, thanks for giving me a lot of squids because I love 'em and you will too if you're eating this dish. Han Gang is not stingy.



YUMYUM at last :9.
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Han Gang
Mall Taman Anggrek 4th fl.

Oejingo Bimbimbap

by on 05.34.00
The korean wave is totally striking me and so does the culinary. I have lately been very obsessed with everything korean. Just so you kno...

It's such a pleasure having lunch at Nanny's Pavillon restaurant because I've always loved their pastas and pancakes. Yum! This time I'm going to give you a review of my chosen menu of lunch that day. Proudly present you guys...
KIMBERLY'S GREEN SAUSAGE PASTA


TOM'S CARAMEL BANANA CHOCOLATE




If you're a big fan of basil and pesto. This is a food worth tasting, I love how it's not creamy and not greasy and those sausage are cooked perfectly and they smell so nice :).
Tom's Caramel Banana Chocolate is such a sweet treat! You'll have glimpse of caramel, chocolate sauce and one scoop of vanilla ice cream to even make it more and more adorable! LOVE IT!

Nanny's Pavillon
Tribeca Park, Central Park Mall
Tanjung Palapa Rd. 11470
Technically, I don't think this restaurant need anymore introduction. When everyone hear 'SUSHI TEI', I'm sure in their mind's probably saying something like 'that's the best SUSHI restaurant I've ever been in Indonesia or maybe in the world', and fortunately I HAVE TO AGREE.

Sushi Tei's actually a branch and franchise from its original restaurant in Singapore, its first restaurant was opened around 1994 and in Indonesia it's first introduced in 2003 and until 2012 it has personally been the best sushi and japanese restaurant I've ever been. This entry is not for me to review the food because I think you guys have tasted most of them before and therefore I'm going to make a compilation out of it! This is my personal choice of THE BEST MENUS OF SUSHI TEI.

The food that I'm going to review and mention below is the food that I always order everytime I go to Sushi Tei, but to be frank, these menus are not always this way, there are times when I order other menus, different variant and even more than this, but this is just my personal favorite and what I MOSTLY order. They have this sense of attraction that never bore me and always make me crave and crave for more dining experience. Wondering what they are? Here are my top choices!

Photos are all taken by me and they're taken during my last visit at Central Park store, last Friday.

APPETIZER
SEAWEED
Oh My Gosh, this is probably the best seaweed I've ever tasted because you can feel how fresh and natural tasting it is, the only problem that I'm having is the portion. I wish it's actually larger because we barely can't stand not craving for more.

CUKAIDAKO (Baby Octopus)
Don't judge its look from its cover, I once asked my mom to have a bite of this dish but my mom tend to look at the appearance (she said it looks creepy), but I force her to have a bite and she finally agree! In the end it's her that crave for another portion. They're so GOOD!

TORI GYOZA
I love how everytime I eat this, I can feel how yummy the meat is, the broth from the meat and how perfectly cooked the skin is.

Another choice of appetizer you can have is CAWANMUSHI (egg custard in a glass/bowl), but for me it's personally a little to heavy for appetizer, I can get a little full.

MAIN COURSE
ABURI SALMON ROLL
Whoopsssss this has always been my personal favorite ever since my first visit to Sushi Tei back when I was in high school (6 years ago). I have always loved anything with salmon (rare of perfectly cooked) so I gave it a try and 6 years later, still is my champion menu and on for years to come.

JUMBO DRAGON ROLL
This is obviously a must try whenever you visit SUSHI TEI. This is obviously the recommended menu, I love the eel, the tempura and actually...everything.

Other preferable options:
- Kani Mayo Roll

BEVERAGES
Nothing for me can beat the classic Ice Ocha. Not because they're free but they neutralize everything, so that you won't feel like having too much and get your sense of full rested for a while :)

Another favorite choice of mine is this STRAWBERRY SPARKLING MOJITO

I was lucky enough to get the promo, I didn't notice any promotion happening that time and still ON! For every purchase of IDR 250.000, you will get a free complimentary of KANI MAKI. This is also good!
Thank you SUSHI TEI for always giving me a great dining experience.
DON'T MISS THE PROMO, GUYS :)


What's a day without a delicious home mad treats? I was craving for chocolate and I suddenly remembered that I have some Hershey's chocolates left from my latest Singapore trip. As what you see on the picture above is one of my sweet experiment. I don't take anything from the internet (recipes), as this is called an experiment, it might end up as a sweet treat or end up as a chaos :(.

I don't recommend this for anyone who doesn't like sweet stuffs as this is dangerously sweet and might be dangerously fattening, but that's probably the least of my care (weight) so I'm going to HAVE SOME SWEET MOMENTS to remember the sweet moments.

If you're wondering about the ingredients used for this experiment, here they are:
- a half of the whole bar of the Hershey's Harmony chocolate bar (192gr)
- 5 pcs of the Hershey Kisses milk chocolate
- 2 pcs of Hershey Kisses chocolate almond
- marshmallow (plain)
- one sachet of Cadbury hot chocolate drink

The most used and general mixture for this experiment is actually the chocolate garnish and dip, so let's start with it first.

CHOCOLATE GARNISH AND DIP:
- put the bars of the Hershey's Harmony chocolate bar, 3 pcs of Hershey Kisses milk chocolate and 1 pcs of Hershey Kisses chocolate almond into a bowl, or it could be anything that's microvable and heat-resistant.
put on the microwave for about 8-10 minutes in maximum heat.

Let's move on to the "Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows"
Level: easy
Approximate time of making: 8 minutes

The longest time taken for creating this actually waiting for the chocolate garnish on top of the marshmallows to melt, while you're preparing for this drink.
I'd like to mix the hot chocolate with the rest of the Hershey Kisses chocolates so that I'd have a fun chocolate taste. After you pour the boiling water to the glass, don't forget to stir, so that the Hershey Kisses could melt, and finally put four marshmallows to the hot chocolate drink and garnish it with nice and hot melted chocolate. This drink is totally my newest love.

I love when the marshmallows kinda melt and you can have some foamy texture and original vanilla taste from the marshmallow. Variant!



Baked Marshmallows with Chocolate Dip
Another fun experiment, this time I'm wondering what it's like to have marshmallow baked in the same time with the melted chocolate. I thought I was going to burn the marshmallows with the fire, but I thought isn't it hideous to burn something that came from the gas, I don't think it's healthy enough and you'll get those gas tasted marshmallow instead.

I kinda thought that the marshmallow's going to melt away, but I end up got a little happy surprise.

Look at how prettily baked the marshmallows are...wait until I try to dig the inside.
 I love how it looks and tasted, at first when you put your spoon on the surface, it's absolutely crispy, but soon you'll have this foamy texture and cloud like appearance. I'm in love.

That's for my home made treats of EATandTREATS. Incase you're wondering why is the first picture is written 'part 2' on it, well if you follow my instagram, you'll know that I posted a picture of Starbucks Hot Chocolate with marshmallows.

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Sorry for hibernating in post, if you follow my Twitter and Facebook, you'll probably know that I've bene fighting with one of the most annoying times in everyone's university life. MID-TERM EXAM. I had sleepless days, some only got a few hours of sleep and in result, glimpse of tiredness. My exam finished on last Thursday and I already had myself a payback time of sleep yesterday, 15 hours of a wonderful sleep. Now I'm fully charged.

Don't worry, be happy!
It's FRIDAY and it's time for another series of DESSERT OF THE WEEK!
Wondering who'll be DOTW winner? clue... if you are a reader of my blog, it comes from the same place, but of course different menu!


got it?


no?


hahaha... I'm such a tease, here it goes!
It's from BAKERZIN! THE GOOD OLD "NEW YORK CHEESE CAKE".
Frankly speaking, I'm not a huge fan of any kind of cheese cake, it's just that I can't stand the smell and the super milky taste of this, but ever since I tried this gorgeous cheese cake, my perception changes and I need to update my interest, finally there's a cheese cake that's not ultra-cheesy, very well moisted texture and a great balance in sweetness.

You can call me overrated but I do feel a little nervous when I'm about to have a bite of it, I said to myself, well you've ordered it, take a chance...and I did, in a very satisfying way :).

The presentation itself is also cute and pretty. Love it.

You have to have a bite guys! This cheesecake and a cup of a hot jasmine tea or the classic english breakfast is an awesome mate to be.

Bakerzin
Tribeca Park, Central Park Mall
Tanjung Palapa Rd. 11470
 (021) 5698 5769
Got invited to the grand opening of Gong Cha bubble drink! For those of you who haven't heard about this (frankly speaking) famous bubble drink brand from Taiwan, then say HALLO! Because they're opening their branch here in Indonesia, especially our beloved city Jakarta and to be more specific, it's in Central Park Mall.


The invitation is sent over email by their outlet manager, Eddy :)
Thank you for the invitation...

I'm going to review the drinks that I happened to experience there, FYI before I start, I want to give a little information that the reviews of the drink is based on my personal experience, not because I got invited then I give positive reviews, all of the reviews in this blog is based on honesty 8), anyway, back to the topic, each invitation equals to one drink, but I don't think it's fair enough to give you guys review based on one drinks, therefore, because I love you guys so much, I ordered another one based on my own order and gave my own objective review about the drinks.

Eddy asked me what drink I'd love to try but since I want to be surprised, I asked him to give me the most special drink, the signature drink from Gong Cha and he suggested the "Winter Melon Tea" completed with bubbles, Gong Cha signature milk foam and matcha powder.

I can't say anything except MESMERIZED! The creativity of turning winter melon into a very nice drink, I love the milk foam I think it's the cherry on top! you have and I mean, HAVE to try ordering milk foam as the topping, it's totally yummy, it's not your ordinary milk foam like ones you have from your cappucinno, this one is seasoned, I personally think it's sea-salted and the matcha powder gives you a little taste but mostly for the pleasure of the eye :).

The Winter Melon Tea is not part of the milk tea, but when you tasted it you can definitely hit a glimpse of milk in the drink where honestly gives another point to this drink. You get the milk, you get the sweetness and you get the original winter melon tea from Gong Cha! I LOVE THIS DRINK!

The second drink that I give a hit on is the caramel milk tea, I intentionally don't give my POV on the original milk tea because it's common and from most brands that I have tried before, it's close or even almost the same taste, so I decided to give a try, who knows the caramel they're using gives a different touch and indeed IT IS! When you tried this drink you'll forget that you have caramel, you'll get this crispy chocolate cookies taste. Gong Cha is officially my new love <3. This drink is absolutely recommended, but I'd like you to experience the winter melon tea because it's the signature drink and the most surprising one.

I'd like to have my drink to be less sweet and Gong Cha seems to have this great measurements of the sugar scale.


By the end of my visit, Eddy gave me a goodie bag and thank you for this, to be honest, I just love the Gong Cha logo, I think you have the class, you have the ethnic and the color... the branding is good somehow.

Gong Cha Bubble Drink
Central Park 1st floor

ANNOUNCEMENT:
- Dear my beloved readers, I am sorry that last Friday I didn't have any chance to post eatandtreats dessert of the week because I was out of town but you know what? I have prepared you some mouth watering posts! and of course this week you'll get the DOTW!
- I'm so happy that I'm posting you my first ever sponsored TRAVEL POST! I'm going to somewhere special next month and let it be a surprise!

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Gong Cha Grand Opening!

by on 06.07.00
Got invited to the grand opening of Gong Cha bubble drink! For those of you who haven't heard about this (frankly speaking) famous bubbl...