Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bali Trip "Day 1 Itinerary" (Babi Guling Chandra, Gusto Gelato & Tip n Tricks)

Hi again!!

2 weeks ago I just came back from my holiday..
I'm still in holiday mood now!!!
I went to Bali - Singapore - Jakarta.
The main purpose of my holiday is to attend my best friend wedding in bali..

Accomodation 
I stayed in Bali for 7 days and 6 night. From 13-19 July.
And stayed in 3 different hotel and location..
13-15 July : Ibis Style Petitenget (strategic location, close to everywhere, included breakfast)
15-17 July : Mercure Nusa Dua (the worst hotel ever)
17-19 July : Watermark Hotel Jimbaran (love this hotel, the staff is nice, the room is nice, only a bit far)

Tip & Tricks: I search the hotel price to hotel combines cause it tell you the price from different website and I found out Agoda is the cheapest (but still double check those other website), and sometimes Agoda have 5-10% voucher discount code that you can use in today deals.. And before book through website, check as well the price through mobile apps, sometimes mobile apps have different offer and can get cheaper price than in the website (i got cheaper price when I book hotel in Jakarta)


Transportation
I rent a car+driver+petrol (all in) is IDR 350k for 12 hour (around AUD 3.5).
Extra hour is IDR 35k/hr
Half day (because i arrive around 4-5pm) i just need to pay 250k.
I got this contact number from my friend.
The tour name is Teratai Tour Travel (Bali Wayan) : +6285792629544
He have few drivers, so the driver can be always same, but can be different as well.
I book the driver through WhatsApp, and I just need to pay deposit 200k to his bank account.
And the rest of the money I just pay after I finish my trip or a day before I finish my trip (transfer to the bank again).

Note:
- ask for good driver who know places and can speak english. (Bli Made - recommended)
- the first 3 days, I got a new driver that don't know any places and I need to use google maps, and he took a wrong way and go around and around and end up 2 hr in the road, is suppose to be 1 hr. After that I asked for changing driver. The new driver that don't know places was nice, but I'm in holiday and I don't know about Bali, so I want the driver that know about places and not asked me about map and how to get there. (Bli Kadex - NOT recommended)    

Money Changer
after i did research from tripadvisor, blog, etc. Is better to change the money in Bali than in Sydney or in airport, cause in Bali money changer you get better rate, just bring AUD50 / AUD100 note to bali, and find a good money changer to change it.

The Story
So my flight from Sydney to Bali is at 10.15am and I arrive in Bali is at 15.10pm.
But I got out from airport around 5pm.. Yes.. took 2 hr for the immigration.. Super long queue.. :'(
Then the driver pick me up and went directly to the hotel.. and it took 2 hr because of the traffic jam.
I arrive around 7pm and the do check in..

We went out for dinner, firstly I want to try Bu Dayu, but the driver said that Bu Dayu is near airport, so he took us to another Babi Guling place called Babi Guling Candra.

The place don't have any menu, they only sell two item : pork and chicken.


Babi Guling (IDR 50k / plate)

zoom in what we got

the soup
After I eat to different place of babi guling, I just found out Babi Guling Chandra is quite expensive compare to the others and the taste is just alright. The chilli was so spicy which is good, just be careful don't mix it with rice if you can't handle spicy.
Oh I ordered Sweet Ice Tea and Ice Tea (@13k) plus pork crackling (@40k/pack)

video


After we had dinner, we went to Gusto Gelato.
People said Gusto is quite famous in bali..

I ordered small - IDR 22k, you can choose 2 flavour. I choose Straciatella and Crunchy mascarpone. I don't like the gelato cause I can't really taste the flavour except taste sweet..

video


Babi Guling Candra
Jl. Teuku Umar, Dauh Puri Kauh
Denpasar

Gusto Gelato
Jl. Mertanadi No.46B

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Mandoo

Hello guys!!

I'm back...
I was so busy with works this past few years and so lazy to do blogging..
But now I have quite a lot free time, so here I am... writing my blog again..
I hope I can continue updating my blog.. fingercross

Moreover, I have a lot of places to write about restaurant in Sydney..
Stay tune guys..
Hopefully I can write about my trip to melbourne and hobart.. :)


I just went to this place last week because my sis is so crazy about korean food..
She just came here but she know about this restaurant..
Is located in Strathfield, super near Strathfield train station..
The place is so small, and the menu is not many..

Front menu

Back of the Menu

Beef Bone Noodle Soup (AUD 12)
The beef bone noodle soup just alright for me.. I like the texture of the noodle.


Free Kimchi
The kimchi is good to eat with the noodle, but not fermented enough, still quite hard.


Deep Fried Pork Dumpling - 5pcs (AUD 12)
Not a fan of deep fried dumpling, a bit oily.


Pork with Pork Dumplings - 4pcs (AUD 13)
This is my second favourite.. I love prawn, but the prawn in here a bit hard, maybe overcooked, but still good. Is one prawn on top of mince pork fillings.. Love it.. They will give you sauce and pickled radish for the dumplings.


Inside the prawn and pork dumplings

Kimchi and Pork Dumplings (AUD 12)
This is my favourite.. Actually the base of all the dumpling filling was same (pork), but this one they mix kimchi and pork as the filling which is really good. I love it.. the dumpling skin was thin and yummy..

I really recommend this place for their mandoo aka dumplings..



The Mandoo
12A Strathfield Boulevard
Strathfield NSW 2135


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jeans Chilli Chicken

The famous Korean Restaurant in Eastwood because of their chilli BBQ chicken..

Cheese Chili BBQ Chicken (AUD 35)
This is the chilli chicken, we ordered the cheese chilli chicken because less spicy and I like cheese.. love their chicken, taste smoky, bbq, and super spicy.. good to mix with the rice ball

Rice Ball
 The rice bowl come in the bowl and u need to mix it by hand, they provide the glove. After mix it, you make into a ball like this.. Yumm.. This rice ball come with the chilli chicken, so you no need to order again. I got two portion of the rice ball cause I ordered two dish and is enough for three - four people..

Free Side Dish - Pasta Apple Salad
 is good to eat this pasta and pickled radish after eat the chilli chicken because it reduce the spiciness


Cheese Rice Cake (AUD 18)
The rice cake was good, but I think I ordered too much carb, so at the end we was super full and can't finish it..


Jeans Chilli Chicken
115 Rowe Street
Eastwood

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Grounds of The City

This is a newly open restaurant in CBD area by the same management as the grounds of alexandria..
They always have a cool concept of their restaurant..
Really love the interior and exterior design of it!!

Oh.. when i went here, it was just open for a few days before.. So i need to wait 2hr to get the seat, but they will call you when the seat is ready, so you can go around do shopping or window shopping..

the menu
 The menu is so cute and nice to see..



We only ordered drinks cause we got the table at 4pm and is too late for lunch.. We want to ordered some cake, but all the cakes that we want also already sold out.. :(


Cold Brew (AUD 
 The cold brew was good..


Affogato with Macadamia Ice Cream
The affogato was alright as well, you can choose the ice cream (tiramisu, macadamia, or vanilla).


Ice Mocha
I ordered Ice Mocha, but it taste like ice coffee, so bitter, not taste any sweet from the chocolate, so I asked for another chocolate sauce.. And when i write this blog, I just realised the coffee is like double shot, no wonder is like ice coffee..






The Grounds of The City
500 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Friday, December 6, 2013

Kurtosh

One of my fav bakery in surry hills area.
You can order their cake by grams, so you can have a lot of variances.
My favourite is nutella kurtosh!!





Kurtosh





Friday, November 15, 2013

Pancakes On The Rocks

Chicken & Mushroom Crepes (AUD 15.95), this is creamy chicken and mushroom folded into two crepe pocked, topped with a crunchy coating of parmesan cheese and served with their special tomato sauce and sour cream..

This is really taste good, its not like a crepes, but it is a crepes..

Chicken & Bacon Pizza (AUD 17.95), this is chicken breast pieces with bacon bits, fresh and sundried tomatoes, marinated mushrooms, tomato salsa topped with sour cream and guacamole.. The pizza taste good.. Thin and crisp enough, very generous of mozzarella cheese..

Black Forest Cherry (AUD 13.95), this is chocolate pancakes with cherries in cherry brandy sauce, served with cream, chocolate ice cream and a sprinkle of chocolate chips and drizzled with chocolate sauce.. The taste? was heaven.. the pancake really soft, fluffy, and still warm.. the cherries, ice cream and chocolate sauce also taste good and match together.. Must try..

Fav dish : Black Forest Cherry and Chicken & Mushroom Crepes

Rate : 8/10

Pancakes On The Rocks
4 Hickson Rd
The Rocks, NSW 2000


La Renaissance (Updated)

Today I came here again especially to buy their macarons because my friend told me that la renaissance have a good taste of macarons.. Anw the box name is baroque because they are a same owner..

 Macarons (AUD 2.70/each) 
Pistachio & Cherry : this is also taste good, have cherry inside..
Mandarin & Milk Chocolate : I love this flavor.. really taste good.. chocolate with a hint of mandarin orange taste..
Jasmine Green Tea : just taste okay..

Inside the pistachio & cherry

Overall.. The macarons shell are crisp outside, thick, and soft.. Really love it.. The filling also taste good...
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October 26, 2013







Clockwise : Cheese Cake - Lerme de Gauguin - Aroma (AUD 3.5 - each)
Cheese Cake : taste nice and very smooth and cheesy..
Lerme de Gauguin : is mixed berry mousse encased in decorative jaconde.. I like the berry mousse, not too sweet or too sour.. yumm..
Aroma : is chocolate mousse topped with coffee mousse.. this is also taste good..

Le Roi Soleil (AUD 9.50), this is mango mousse with creamy jasmine centre, pine nut nougatine and pain de genes biscuit base..

 Hmm.. this is just taste okay for my liking..

Zulu (AUD 9.50), this is varlhona chocolate mousse with a chewy salted caramel ganache centre, macaron biscuit and flourless chocolate biscuit base..

 This zulu taste good.. Very rich of chocolate.. I like this..

Raspberry & Passion Fruit Mousse (AUD 9), this is raspberry mousse, passionfruit cremeux, almond nougatine, sponge biscuit base..

I love this.. Really really taste good.. the mousse was smooth and light.. love the raspberry and passion fruit flavor.. =9

Fav cake : Raspberry & passion fruit mousse

FYI, if you buy the cake for take away, the price is $1 cheaper..

La Renaissance
47 Argyle St
The Rocks - NSW 2000
(02 9241 4878)

Opening Hour:
Mon - Sun 8am to 6pm

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