My recent trip home leaving me somewhat nostalgic, I’d been on the hunt for somewhere in Jakarta that could recreate my childhood memories, this weekend settling for Xin Hwa restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental
Back on the brunch bandwagon after a brief respite from Jakarta, I was keen to try a new tasty treat this Saturday as I caught up with friends.
It shames me that I managed to pass eight weeks in one of Indonesia’s most renowned culinary locations and didn’t manage to post a single blog. I blame the hedonistic lifestyle of Ubud, how you can flit from one café to the next sampling organic, vegan or just straight-up delicious delights without a second thought or even second’s walk away.
Social House is commonly touted as one of Jakarta’s best weekend dining venues. Determined to stand out from the crowd, its packed with character, from the wooden recliners in the bar area overlooking the streets below, to the indoor trees that drape their branches on the shoulders of diners as they eat
This weekend we caught up with our recently-returned friend, Andrew, who we were keen to impress with our growing knowledge of all things awesome in Jakarta. We had visited the Goods Diner for dinner a few weeks earlier, and were so impressed with their famous burgers that we came back for round two on this Saturday lunch
Giyanti Coffee Roastery is the number one ranked restaurant in Jakarta. Number one of over five thousand, which means it has a pretty serious reputation to live up to, especially given some of the delicious brews we’ve had around town