Daily Journal: Long Weekend

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Some quick updates on my life lately:
I won third place in Ancol & Kompasiana Blogging contest a few weeks ago (Yay, Alhamdulillah) - you can see the un-edited version of the article on my post about Ancol here. And then the last few weeks I was invited to some beauty-related events such as the Dove Beauty Camp, Revlon's new product sneak preview, and the recent Talika Indonesia launching event (I will post about the Dove Beauty Camp and Talika launching on my fashion & beauty blog "Two Thousand Things" later on).
I'm also currently developing new partnerships with some blog sponsors for both of my two blogs, which is awesome ! :)

And we also just had a long weekend here in Indonesia which I spent as follows:

Friday is when I went to Talika Indonesia launching event at Metro Plaza Senayan, followed by a lunch date at Marche (our fave resto, see my review here), and then stopped by ITC Fatmawati to go to the spare-parts market only to found it was apparently closed during the national holiday (doh!). From there we went straight to K's parents house to spent our weekend there. We then went out again for dinner to a nearby small Japanese restaurant and had some Sushi and Agedashi Tofu (my fave!). I also ordered the Salmon Sashimi at the last minute but regret eating it because the salmon looked like it's not fresh, it doesn't have a fresh deep pink color to it like the usual salmon that are served in bigger restaurant, these ones have slightly pale pink tint which is actually more white-ish than pink-ish. I only ate one slice of it but later that night I had a horrible queasy feeling on my stomach and it lasts until the next day (blurgh, I felt so sick in the stomach I almost threw up).

Lesson learned: Never eat a bad salmon!

Saturday we dropped off K's father to a wedding invitation in East Jakarta, and then we ate lunch at nearby meatballs restaurant (Mr.Baso) while we waited for K's dad. I had a bowl of glass-noodle soup with spicy meatballs, and also some fried dumplings. And then we picked up K's dad and stopped by at GadoGado Boplo to buy lunch for K's dad and then went to K's sister's house where we met up with our cousins there. And then all of us went out to have dinner at Fifo Restaurant (I had a Garden Salad, and Chicken Steak with Mushroom & Cheese Sauce). After dinner we all went back to K's parents house and hang out til midnight ;)

Sunday we slept all morning and then order some lunch from Restoran Padang Sederhana (I had spiced grilled chicken thigh with steamed cassava leaves and green chilli sambal - Slurp!). We just stayed at home on Sunday because I was not feeling really well that day.. We had Domino's Pizza for dinner because Domino's is having a "Buy 1 Get 1" offer for a very limited time.

What were your weekends like? I hope you had a great one like mine ;)

Restaurant Review: FAT BURGER

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

There are quite a handful of various burger restaurants now in Jakarta, most of them are branches from the popular American version. Amongst all of them our favorite are the Burger King and Fat Burger.  
Psst: We've tried Carls jr and decided that we'd rather eat Mc Donalds ;p (based on our experience: the service is really slow and the burger is so-so, compared to other burgers from other brands/resto).

Fat Burger was voted for Best Burger in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Their specialty/motto is their burgers are made from pure Premium US Angus Beef, grilled to order every day to ensure freshness.

So anyway, the first time we've tried Fat Burger was in their Senayan City counter. It was located in LG floor. I love the decor and the ambience there.

The place has an open design with seats tucked inside and outside the "no front wall" area. It kinda has a retro feel in the design, and there's also a corner with wash basin in it. The mix of black and white flooring with the shiny all-chrome kitchen counter really brings out the kitschy retro decor. The seating area consists of wooden tables and cushy padded chairs in deep red color which is very inviting and comfortable at the same time. 

Just like other burger joints, the menu here consists of variety of fast food such as fries, burgers (doh), onion rings, chicken wings, milkshakes, etc.. The price is around the same price as other deluxe burger joints, more pricey than your regular Mc Donalds but you got what you paid for :)

Here's what we ordered:
I ordered a Cheese BBQ Burger and K ordered the Original Burger.
We also ordered some chicken wings and french fries.
Mine is the left one, K's is the right one.
Looks good, aren't they?

For drinks we only ordered some cokes and iced lemon tea:

Overall, K said the Original Beef Burger is good but nothing really special about it. I did take a bite out of it and I think it's yummy and much better than Carls Jr and/or Mc D. But I LOVE mine better, ha! I LOVE my Cheese BBQ Burger (beef) ! It was so yummy, the sauce was great, the cheese was awesome, the beef patty was soft and easy to chew, the shredded veggies were fresh and there are lots of 'em. I recommend ordering this burger if you stopped by Fat Burger.

K mentioned that although the Original Burger is good but it's not as good as Burger King, but he also said that my burger is awesome (hehe ;p) and regret of not ordering the same.

The french fries are great and the chicken wings are good but we still love Pizza Hut's chicken wings ;P
The price range between around IDR 30.000 - 70.000.

Other locations of Fat Burger:
Plaza Indonesia extension Level 5
Pondok Indah Mall 2 Area 51 - Level 2
Plaza Senayan Food Court 3rd floor

(...waiting for my burger to arrive ;p)

Facebook: Fat Burger Indonesia 
Senayan City, LG Fl Bl Unit 70
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 19, Jakarta

Phone (021) 500-328