Lately I've found myself liking to write daily short stories to share you guys in this blog and I found that a bit more personal & different compared to the common restaurant reviews, anyway today I met up with my college friends: Nanda and Qaedi whom I have not met literally for years and today we went to the last day of Ngopi di Museum event at Museum Bank Mandiri Kota Tua to check out the event and some of the stuff there!
Before I start this mini-article I want to thank Hadi from Manual Jakarta for inviting me to The Morning After brunch earlier today at Common Grounds Neo Soho.
First knew about this when Andra Alodita tagged me on her Instagram Stories saying this coffee was crazy good and I've been wanting to try this ever since, but unfortunately (but fortunately) constantly being sold out at random hours every day (read: good business), and FINALLY just earlier today I got the chance to try this and weirdly excited about it!
This blog post is seriously HIGHLY requested and when I say highly requested literally every single day after I posted my purchase on my Instagram Stories at least 2-3 people ask me for the review and guess what? You're now looking at the review aka first impressions of the products that I have been trying from Innisfree Indonesia!
If people ask me what's the 'it' weapon to become a good food blogger, well aside from being able to write and take good food pictures, your palate is everything, after all one's review will always be based on what the palate tasted and then you write a story about it, that's why it's very-very important to take good care of it! (FYI your palate = your mouth and its main features: tongue, gum, teeth)
Had a satisfying lunch at Padang Merdeka last week and realizing I was in the Kota Tua area and since I have been hearing buzz about this pretty little coffee shop called Semasa, so why not have a cup of coffee after a "brutal" Padang feast? Yay!
The arrival of this restaurant should be a bliss as well as warning to its peers, in just the count of days, precisely next week April 23rd 2017, A new Korean steakhouse: AB Steak by Chef Akira Back is ready to MEAT you and make sure all the GRILLS gone wild! Pun intended.
A few days ago a very good friend of mine asked me to go out & had a dinner with her at this place which I totally had no idea being new, she kept on referring to this restaurant called Bijin Nabe in Plaza Senayan which weird enough I've never heard of (normally new places always get around my radar) so there we were setting our dinner date, I knew this restaurant was new literally upon arrival and looking at fresh flower bouquets placed outside the store and my friend told me that this Bijin Nabe restaurant is highly popular in Singapore and if you don't make any reservation you might need to queue 2 hours just to get in (and with the possibility that they'll run out of certain broth).
Recently PHD Indonesia just launched their latest addition to its evergrowing and impressive series of pizza creations, and this time they keep it lowkey awesome by keeping what they've known best: their bites crust but this time they're doubling everything hence the DOUBLE CHEESY BITES and in this entry I am also introducing you their latest pizza variant, Pepperoni Jalapeno and their bottled drinks which I paired the double cheesy bites with.
Sweet, creamy and simple. No preservatives used.
Pepperoni Jalapeno Pizza - starting from IDR 78k, available in Regular and Jumbo size // IDR 98k with the Double Cheesy Bites crust
PHD is known for consistently making great pizza and their pizzas have always been my kind of simple guilty pleasure that I can much anytime: breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper you name it, and the more I can share them with more people, the more the experience excites me, and for those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, particularly the PHD blog posts, y'all know that PHD signature style pizza is this thin crusted pizza with generous sauce dressings and toppings, just how a good pizza should be, their Meat Lovers has remained my all time favorite because it has everything that I liked as pizza condiments (beef ham, beef sausage, minced beef and more) but this Pepperoni Jalapeno is my new current favorite! I just love something simple with an extra 'kick' and altogether tasty. The tomato sauce spread gave this refreshing flavor and then you got the generous cheese and meat topping, and the kick of spicy flavor from the Jalapeno and the Nachos dipping sauce!

You are more than welcomed to pair this Pepperoni Jalapeno pizza with your favorite crust (original, stuffed, sausage and the currently launched double cheesy bites crust), you can also pair the double cheesy bites crust with your favorite pizza variant but do note that for this particular crust, the serving only comes in regular size (6 slices).
So what's so special about the double cheesy bites? The fact that you are getting the cheese and chicken sausage on each bites! Double the calorie but who cares when it's double the yum! It's awesome that you can get this delivered to you with just one call away, you know the drill you know the number: 1500-600!

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The highly anticipated Uncle Tetsu Shop from Fukuoka, Japan is finally here! Following their success in Malaysia (and after 8 outlets spread around the country), Jakarta is next! The grand opening of this famous cheesecake brand is going to be held this April 8th 2017 and I was very fortunate to be invited for an exclusive preview today and keep reading as they have special treat for everyone (but if you follow me on Instagram I think you should have known about it LOL!).
Hi guys, this will be an entry about my well spent weekend yesterday and I spent the whole day doing cafe hopping with my good friends from Surabaya (hi Jack and Zef) - and because I was on my lazy mode yesterday (and the fact that it rained very hard and there was barely light to shoot) I didn't go around to take a lot of pictures of each places, and just some proper food and beverage shots, but the ones that I went yesterday were the newly opened places that could be visited if you're looking for hot new places to hangout!
This will be a short review of the newly opened cafe that I visited earlier today: Hardware Lane. Few reasons why this review will be shorter than my usuals: had very little time to hang around here (because I had another appointment) and it was crazy packed hence found myself becoming a little shy to go around and take pics (but yep I do).
So earlier today, me, my sister, Yenny, Cindy and Aline briefly met up at this newly opened chocolate cafe in Kemang: Moreau (read: moro) Chocolatier's Cafe and my experience was kinda exciting hence this review and because I want to share it to you (and I think this deserves more attention). I heard from the staff here that this place is owned by a Syrian who also owns this kind of cafe in Dubai (only with a different name) and this Kemang cafe has been opening for one month and located at the exact spot as its previous resident: PONG ME!
Tuesday, holiday, and I spent the whole day eating out and shopping with my sister, how's your 'today' so far? I hope yours turn out to be as good as mine!
Glosis is the kind of restaurant that is so close to my heart and it's almost like this brand-friend that grew up with me and my family, I will never be able (and don't even want to) erase this family memory of us swimming in Gajah Mada every single Sunday and had this for lunch EVERY SINGLE TIME, and I still vividly remember going for nothing else but their Chicken Steak with that tasty gravy, and back then the price tag was still IDR 24k (and now almost IDR 70k if I am not mistaken), and fast forward decades later they still survive and from what I see thrive themselves to blend with the trend without leaving their roots.
Hi guys quick info here! So my Path account is now verified and it's just cute to see this little yellow 'verified' sign beside my photo now lol, my verified path account is my public account which you guys can follow and mine is under my personal name "Hans Danial". Initially wanted to use "EATANDTREATS" as my username but I think I wanted this account to be a little different and a bit more personal than my Instagram account hence the my own name, and I am very glad for this verification as I have been a victim of 5 fake Path accounts made using my name and my photo, and I just recently quitted my personal Path soooo if you feel like being friends with me then I can assure you that the account is totally fake and you better unshare that muthafucka right away as soon as you read this.

Hi dearly beloved readers!

So I just came back from the media gathering of the newly opened MAM in Senayan City (outlet located near St. Marc) and I am writing this post as fast as I can because I have to rush for another event at 7 PM, I will be back pretty late and will have to rush to catch the upcoming flight and I am not planning to bring my laptop with me so yeah...
Attention everyone! The authentic and original The Cheesecake Factory from United States is coming to Jakarta on March 17th 2017, well technically it's here but it will be launched on that day because of course, eatandtreats got it first covered for you! The California originated cheese cake brand has chosen Food Hall Plaza Indonesia as its first product launching destination and soon followed by more places in short time.

More details -> THEIR WEBSITE
As an avid fan of Vietnamese food sometimes I find it hard to fulfil my craving either because the lack of options or simply because I am bored with the ones I normally go (just sometimes you want something different vibe and food wise), and I was super glad when one day I was driving around PIK and found that Bo&Bun was about to open soon (align with Cake-a-boo)!!! Just a couple of weeks ago I finally managed to have lunch here with my sister!

BO AND BUN PIK - JAKARTA

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As an avid fan of Vietnamese food sometimes I find it hard to fulfil my craving either because the lack of options or simply because I ...
Following the huge success of their previous (and very existing) outlet in Pantai Indah Kapuk, Sushi Hiro is now opening its new outlet in Kelapa Gading (precisely around Kelapa Gading Boulevard Raya) across Wisma Gading Permai and next to Mandiri Syariah.
Last week I went to have lunch with my sister at this newly opened cafe in Kelapa Gading called The Hideout, and as you can see from the photo below, the exterior looked pretty charming!
For those who are not aware, The Hideout is basically the rebranding of Le Epicure Patisserie, the owners (who are sisters) wanted to expand their vision and changed the concept of the previous shop to a more modern cafe style with more to offer: food and venue wise. The look of The Hideout was totally something that I was excited for, it was totally different than Le Epicure which was more to the feminine style with pastel color, and this one was a little more posh, in a way moody but chic, to me it's almost like entering Bottega but fully aware that it's a cafe not a fine-dining restaurant.
Le sis!
There are several dining areas in The Hideout, after the entrance you'll see two stairs each leading to upstair and downstair, the upstair will lead you to their pastry selections (yup they still sell some of Le Epicure's best selling cakes) and coffee bar, and the downstair will lead you to a dining area, and I like the rather private feel in the dining area, there is also another dining area on the second floor with outdoor area which was also a smoking room (and the brightest spot during the day for your pictures). On the day of my visit, the second floor was almost full and around three tables were occupied on the dining area downstair including the one I was eye-ing on as it was the only spot closest to the sunlight access (aka entrance door) so I waited just around 10 minutes before being seated.

Pastry display and coffee bar, as for the coffee here they're supported by Six Ounces (and when I heard it I know the coffee's better be good) and KAYA tea.
Smoking area, very well air-conditioned
Appreciate that they put this fresh flower on each table!
For the drinks here, you can find various selections of organic tea (supplied by KAYA), mocktails, fresh juices, coffee (supplied by Six Ounces) and non-coffee drinks with general price range for drinks at IDR 20k-40k.

Organic tea: English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Cold Be Gone, Slim & Slender, Jasmine Pearl, Chamomile
Mocktail: Mojito, Berry Mojito, Berry Lemonade, Iced Lychee Tea, Iced Kiwi Tea, Choco Milk Tea
Fresh Juice: Carrot, Watermelon, Honeydew, Orange, Mixed Juice (two options)
Coffee: Espresso, Long Back, Machiatto, Cappuccino, Picollo, Latte, Flat White, Mocha
Iced Coffee: Iced Coffee, Iced Latte, Iced Caramel Latte, Iced Hazelnut Latte, Iced Mocha
Non-Coffee: Chocolate by KORTE, Matcha Latte, Mineral Water

Mocha - IDR 40k
The mocha was delicious to my liking, it had that nice blend of coffee and chocolate with a hint of sweet without overpowering one another even though I still love that the coffee character's still there!
Piccolo - IDR 35k
For the food here you can expect to find selections of snacks, breakfast menus and main courses and they're all mainly Western of fusion cuisine (local-western), and the food range was pretty good too in my opinion (vary & mainly simple comfort food), from 'snacks' you can find menu as simple as French Fries to share, Potato Chips, Mozarella Stick, Chicken Fingers, Chilli Cheese Potato Chips, Spring Rolls and SPAM Fries (that better be good but I didn't try that).

Breakfast: Bacon, Cheese & Scrambled Egg Croissant, Egg Benedict, Smoothie Bowl
Main Courses: Salad, Pork Rendang Pie, Rice Dishes, Pasta, Crispy Dory Lemongrass & Chilli

French Fries - IDR 25k
Pretty much the common FF and nothing to scream about, but I honestly was liking the amount of salt given here or what I normally say "salty goodness" and what matters was that they cooked the fries perfectly.
Chilli Cheese Potato Chips - IDR 45k
Serving size wise, perfect for sharing! A single glance and had a good feeling already that I'll be liking this one a lot, I mean what can go wrong with crispy potato chips topped with beef chilli, generous mozarella cheese, Jalapeno and diced tomato! The beef chilli was nicely seasoned, not exactly spicy-spicy (more to mild for me) but you can always adjust that with additional chilli flakes or chilli sauce depending on your liking, but sure thing, mandatory shots of the cheese porn, oh my favorite workout ever!
CHEESEPORN!
Sambal Matah Over Rice - IDR 70k (NON HALAL)
I know that each person's take on spicy food might be different, but beware as this was their default serving and the sambal matah was very spicy for me, but I gotta admit that I was quite addicted to it and you know I can live with well-produced sambal matah and hot rice (even without protein LOL). I expected the pork to be more generous and tender and zero complaint about the sambal matah as it was delicious enough for me. If I may suggest, I think adding a runny sunny side up will make this dish even more interesting (or maybe you can add it as additional I don't know).
Salted Eggyolk Chicken Over Rice - IDR 60k
Most favorite dish that I tried here on the day of my visit! They managed to cook the kind of salted eggyolk chicken dish that I like! I don't like the ovelry creamy and milky one and I like when I can still feel that gritty eggyolk texture that you normally find at Chinese restaurant! The chicken was tender, it was not spicy for me even though you might be looking at red chili there and yes that's what I was talking about (on the sambal matah dish above): the runny sunny side up should make rice dish even more interesting! Egg doesn't really differ the flavor or texture and I can't explain why I love egg so much and I mostly need it on rice dishes (whether in form of SSU, scrambled or mixed).
Pork Rendang Pie - IDR 60k (NON HALAL)
The pork rendang pie had good potential to be a very good dish, but I just think that it was not bold enough for my 'rendang' standard, I like the kind of rendang flavor which I normally have in Nasi Padang (isn't that the best kind, and regardless the protein you're using I think to produce that signature rendang flavor should be from the sauce and ingredient) and I honestly like an additional mozarella cheese and juicy goodness inside, but the fact that they gave pretty generous amount of meat and potato made this acceptable *wink*
Lately I have been noticing that there are more and more cafes and coffee shops opening in Kelapa Gading, don't know whether it will be the next PIK/Senopati, well maybe. Overall, I had great time here in The Hideout, the vibe of the place was nice, I was digging the interior design, the food and the coffee were pretty enjoyable too, and I don't think people go here expecting they would have the best meal in Kelapa Gading, you go here to have a good time with your friends, family or your couple. They open quite early in the morning and normally during that time it's packed with group of moms who have just dropped their kids to school or even waiting for the pick up, as The Hideout strategically located between two schools.

PS: they closed every Tuesdays! (details below)

I hope your experience here would be as enjoyable as mine, and to The Hideout, keep up the good work!
The Hideout
Jalan Raya Kelapa Hybrida Blok QH12 No. 5
Kelapa Gading, Jakarta Utara 14260
021 - 450 8800
Opening hours:
Mon, Wed-Sun: 8 AM-9 PM
CLOSED ON TUESDAYS!
Average spending for two: IDR 200k
Dresscode: casual

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Map for The Hideout