here). I have plan to visit to Omotesando Koffee, but initially not today. OK so it was actually quite funny, we were crossing the road after having our delightful coffee at The Cupping Room (review coming soon) and I accidentally looked at this guy crossing the road while holding a familiar plastic cup with black stripes, and in a micro second my mind knew it was OK! I literally shouted "hey that's Omotesando Koffee's plastic cup!", we checked Google Maps and it was just a 3 minute walk from our then location in Wan Chai, so yes, double jackpot of caffeine boost!
In best asian restaurant, best noodle soup
Bali, but in the middle of my activity, I had a few hours off for break before attending another restaurant opening, and being around Kuningan area, I took advantage to actually come and check out this newly opened coffee shop that I lately see pretty often on my Instagram "explore" tab: LUCKY CAT COFFEE & KITCHEN.
Here you go guys, I have been wanting to make this type of blog post for quite some time and I am finally making it!!! So the thing is, I eat out literally every single day, and the number of new cafes, restaurants and coffee shops opening in Jakarta every month is just cray. Now me? I am a one man show, I am handling this blog technically all by myself from basically coming to the restaurant, taking pictures, editing, writing and even more when I have events to attend, working on my advertorials and many more, and sometimes I could be very worn out and running out of energy & capacity to make all the blog posts for the restaurants, so I came with this idea of making a compilation post every month and I will update it regularly to let you know the new places that are opening in Jakarta.
I just recently came back from THE BEST birthday trip EVER, and why is that really special? Because I had the whole family with me in Bali to celebrate the birthday. It's just seriously the best freaking feeling in your life to give back to someone who has given you the best love and support and back then without their struggle you'll never be here, and I love you mom and dad. I hope I can continuously make you happy :").
Ok no time to be dramatic, I want to share you guys this new resort that I spent the first two nights at. It's a gorgeous fancy boutique hotel that has been opening for several months and is starting to light up at the hype-mosphere, ladies and gentlemen, I am gladly introducing you to Katamama! Disclaimer first: this is not ad and I am in no way get paid to write about this I swear! The experience was good and this is relatively new establishment so I wanna blog about it <3.
After all, what matters the most is that special and private moment with my family! I have been enjoying this trip so far and sorry that I have not been so active in posting on my Snapchat, I guess that's just me living in the moment :). I choose to stay at Seminyak the entire trip as it's my favorite area in Bali and it's easy to get around from here. The first two nights I stayed at this newly opened hotel by the PTT Family: Katamama! I will definitely write a review on my blog (please pray for me to be diligent after the holiday withdrawal), and we have been exploring Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Ubud and Tanah Lot so far, and I am sending you guys some "postcards" from this trip!
The welcome drink at Katamama was actually FANTASTIC! I don't normally rave about hotels welcome drink but I like this a lot and the idea of an assigned mixologist actually made the drink inside your room! Can't wait to share more stories!
Another thing to cheer about: MOVIDA Melbourne is finally opening in Bali, and lucky enough, it's located inside the Katamama hotel! DAYM!
When in Bali: eat seafood by the beach!
Monkey pictures coming! Initially wanted to upload more monkey pics </3
More Bali stories coming soon! Thank you for reading and I hope you're having a good day! Ending this post with a photo of a dreamcatcher, a friendly reminder for everyone to keep on pursuing your dreams!
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I regret not having a lot of dim sum on my latest Hong Kong trip because my focus was to explore the hip cafes and eateries, one day when I go back to HK I must have a one whole day of dim sum (or yum cha) hunting. I remember when I was younger (probably when I was at the elementary school), literally every single week my parents brought us to have dimsum at various places, back then, when my palate wasn't as sharp as it is, all that I could remember was that they're either "good" or "very good", unfortunately the ones that I went to pretty often.
The last few months has been exciting for F&B hasn't it? Geez!
Anyway so just earlier tonight, I and the same friends that went with me to The Seafood Tower (Aline and Fachmi from Foolosophy) went to have a quick dinner at the newly opened Japanese food stall in Gandaria: Tanpopo. So I was actually dreaming about Shabu Ghin the entire day and wanted it real bad so I asked Aline whose office is so close to where I was that evening (Senopati) if she would want to accompany me. I texted "where the fuck are you?" and she replied "come and try Tanpopo with me and Fachmi!!!", and long story short Tanpopo for dinner.
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Welcoming the newest addition to the never ending PIK's boulevard of heavenly pleasures: Saine Daise.
Australia, Bangkok and Malaysia travel stories. This is seriously a very good improvement comparing to last year where I could start writing like 5-6 months after I return. Claps for Hans please!
Some of you are probably aspiring bloggers and are reading this post right now, and you might dream about making money from your blog. I started eatandtreats three years ago (as I am typing this post) genuinely as the labor of my writing and photography hobby and my love eating, and in three years I have gained 12 kilograms (and not too proud but nevermind). This blog started with 100-ish visitors per day and slowly after three months I started getting 700-ish visitors, in a year I got around 1000-ish daily visitors, and fast forward to May 2016 where I mark my 15.000 readers per day! It's not always 15.000/day to be honest, but it's about that range.