April 15, 2017

SAMYANG KUAH | SAMYANG WITH SOUP?

Hello!

Some of you guys might have been familiar with Samyang noodles. The spicy Korean instant noodles is booming throughout the world, especially Asia where I live. It drives a series of challenge videos on Youtube called 'Samyang Challenge'. I watched several of them and it was mind-blowing! Some of them even added hot chili and cayenne pepper to make it even more spicy. Wow.

Now, have you ever heard of Samyang Kuah? While most Samyang noodles are fried, a few week ago I found out about Samyang Kuah which is Samyang noodles.... with soup! Wowowow hearing it makes me imagine how spicy it might be?? I found out about it from my cousin in Singapore (yea, Indo usually gets the news later... pffft) and she brought it to me! Here's how it looks like:







Overall, the cooking instruction is the same with other instant noodles, both Korean or Indonesian. But the taste...... WOW I barely managed to finish it alone. Soooo spicy, in my opinion Samyang kuah is more spicy than the fried Samyang we are familiar with. For spicy food lovers, this is really worth the taste 😁 

March 16, 2017

RANDOM DAY & NIGHT THOUGHTS | 16' MARCH '17

I feel the need to write this. Suddenly, I got an urge, a heavy urge, to write a blog post about this after a long time I've been gone from Blogger. It's like I need a space to spill this thought that has been bothering me since months ago. December, to be exact. The month that 'it' comes. That freaky creature.

These days I've been wondering why... why people are so rude and cruel? It makes them look weird. Like do they don't realize what they're doing? Do they know that their attitude do harm people? Both in words and action? Do they know that words really imprinted through other people's mind and soul? Words are sharp, baby. It can hurt a soul. 

I'm not saying this and indicating that I'm a perfect soul. Nope. I'm as rude as you guys are, but at least I keep it to myself. There are some basic, REALLY BASIC unwritten rules that us human in this world obey. I've read it somewhere and one of those basic unwritten rules in life is not to point out someone's flaw. You gotta keep it to yourself, we are all the same human trying to live this life. Wondering why we are here. Trying to survive this thing called life. 

Please, let's just keep it fair. Let's live life peacefully and don't harm others. What is your purpose? Jealousy? You feel jeopardized? Or you just like to tease people like that in 'your own way' not knowing that it can harm them, or you knew but choose not to care? Well, baby. 

Either that, I'm trying really hard not to find out about it. I'm trying to kill my curiosity and trying damn hard to live my life peacefully, far far away from those kind of toxic people. You should surround yourself with good people that is good for your mental health, life is too short to be with crazy toxic weird people, isn't it? 

By this means, 2017 and so forth will be so challenging, fuck. God bless me.

November 6, 2016

WHERE TO GO FOR 2 DAYS IN BANDUNG, INDONESIA

Aloha readers! On last October 6th - 7th, 2016, I went to Bandung with friends for a short getaway before starting work life (tee-hee!) I want to share with you what to do in Bandung if you have very short time like me... for 2 days! We went to a total of 5 places: 1 restaurant, 2 art spaces, and 2 tourist attraction places. So let's jump to the list!

1. Miss Bee Providore


Since the post will be long, I have separated it so I recommend you to click this link that will redirect you to Miss Bee Providore post, thank you!

Miss Bee Providore
Jl. Rancabentang No. 11A, Ciumbuleuit, Cidadap, Bandung
Phone: (022) 2033613
Open: Sun - Fri | 07.00 - 23.00, Sat | 07.00 - 00.00
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2. Lawangwangi Creative Space & Cafe

Lawangwangi started in 2010 as an art space and gallery, they launched their very own cafe in 2012. Unfortunately, there isn't any exhibition when we went there (should've called or checked the schedule before going here, I recommend). You can also check their Instagram or Lawangwangi.com which is their official website, I love their website layout so artsy! Haha.

So instead, we try looking around at their souvenir shop and spend time at the cafe (all free entrance!). They sell local brand stuffs at the souvenir shop such as clothes, bags, handmade jewelries, key chains, to stickers. Lawangwangi has this famous 'photo spot' where you can see beautiful view from the hills. Quite eye-pleasing!







Next, we went to their cafe which has a really nice view of upper Bandung Utara. The cafe is located at the 2nd floor, divided into indoor and outdoor area. We sat outdoor in order to see more of the view. It was very cold when we went there because of rainy season. Even after sipping our hot chocolate, the cold just won't let go >_< 

Hot Chocolate & Hot Coffee | 3.0 / 5
The drinks were decent. Too bad we didn't try any of their dish. I heard that their food is pretty awesome, a fusion of Bandung taste with a touch of Asian and Western food. Will make sure to try it next time!





Jasmine Mocktail | 3.5 / 5


Lawangwangi Creative Space & Cafe
Jl. Dago Giri No. 99A, Mekarwangi, Bandung

Phone: (022) 2504065
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3. Selasar Sunaryo - Contemporary Art Space
When we arrived here, the only room open for exhibition is the main room located at the front entrace. Maybe it is because we came on weekdays early October which is not 'high-season' when people go to Bandung for vacation. Selasar Sunaryo Art Space consists of many rooms which exhibit Mr. Sunaryo's artworks. You can look around the place by yourself or you can ask the employee there to guide you and explain about the pieces. It is a worth place to visit!






Selasar Sunaryo - Contemporary Art Space
Bukit Pakar Timur No. 100, Bandung
Phone: (022) 2507939
Open: 10.00 - 17.00
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4. De' Ranch
Our airbnb host suggested us to go to De' Ranch and Farm House in 1 day because they are located near each other at Lembang, Bandung. But we didn't go to Farm House since we spent too much time at De' Ranch hahaha. By the way, for affordable place to stay we chose to spend the night at Zenrra House from Airbnb for around IDR 400,000 per night (a room up to 4 - 5 person). 


Back to the topic, we went to De' Ranch and I was soooo amazed by the view! One of the best view I've ever seen lol I feel like I'm at New Zealand HAHAHA. The entrance ticket is about IDR 10,000 but I forgot so I'm not sure hehehehe, it includes strawberry or vanilla milk as welcome drink.


De' Ranch itself started in 2007 as horse-breeding and cattle farm. It developed into tourist attraction that offer an experience of an American cowboy while riding horse around the place whilst enjoying the scenery. For little kids, don't worry you can ride the small horse (pony!) and other attraction such as ride delman, swings, see-saw, water ballons, etc. To ride a horse (also other games), you must pay again IDR 25,000 includes cowboy attribute (hat, shoes, jacket) that you can wear while riding the horse :D 















they sell small cactus outside the entrance of De' Ranch 


There is also food court that sells variety of Bandung - Indonesian food such as batagor, siomay, rawon, sop iga, sate, roti bakar, nasi goreng, and many more! So, don't worry you won't be hungry after having fun here. Overall, the food is pretty good. I'd rank my batagor and sate 4.0 / 5 :)

Batagor

Sate Ayam

Nasi + Sop Iga

De' Ranch
Jalan Maribaya No 17, Lembang, Bandung
Phone: (022) 2785865
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5. Rumah Guguk
I finally went to Rumah Guguk!!! This is literally heaven for dog lovers where you can play with many many very cute (moslty) small dogs that are friendly with only IDR 20,000 as entrance fee. Don't worry, the dogs are all tame and vaccinated. 

Rumah Guguk started as a petshop and you can still bring your own dog here to get treatment or to play at swimming pool for dog :D There is also little cafe and shop that sells dogs and cats supplies so you can spend your time while waiting for your little fluffy friend! 

When I went there, the only big dog that I encountered is Hiro the Alaskan Malamute. I was honestly so scared of big dogs, not to mention Alaskan Malamute which is extremely big..... But to my surprise, Hiro is so well-behaved and lovely! The employee there said that actually Alaskan Malamute is more calm than Siberian Husky who are more active. I'm writing this while literally smiling, I miss Hiro he changed my perspective of Alaskan Malamutes :)) 



Rumah Guguk
Jalan Peda Lestari No. 23, Lembang, Bandung
Open: Mon - Sun | 09.30 - 19.00
Phone: (021) 2009921
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October 23, 2016

MISS BEE PROVIDORE | BANDUNG


The first thing that came into my mind when arrived to Miss Bee Providore is: the place is beautiful with a form of 'glass house' with indoor and outdoor choices. It is indeed cozy with yellow and dark brown as main color (which represents 'bee' perhaps?) and there is space for children to play so it is suitable for family or even group of friends. Outside the restaurant there are outdoor swings, see-saw, and rabbit hutch!! I was quite surprised to see 2 rabbits near the swings :D Too bad the rabbit is in black color it is quite hard to spot them... I'd love to see white ones uuuuu so fluffy~

 









My friends and I went there on early October and Miss Bee Providore has started their Halloween decoration already! It feels quite eerie seeing those.. they've done a pretty good job. As a student council, my friends and I have tried to decorate my college for Halloween event and it turned out not so well... so seeing this really impressed me hahahaha. Anyway, we ate the recommended menus:

Salmon Spinach Lasagna
4.0 / 5 | IDR 59,500
Consists of baked salmon and spinach with bechamel sauce and tomato concasse. Bechamel sauce is one of five main sauce in French classic culinary, made from milk and roux flavored with salt, pepper, and nutmag. White tomato concasse comes from French word concasser: crush, grind; means peeled, deseeded, and minced tomato used mostly for sauce. This dish tastes decent and not too creamy, my friend thinks it is suitable for people who like more tomatoes in their dish.



Larb Gai Pasta
4.5 / 5 | IDR 49,500
One thing I want to tell is... THE PORTION IS BIG! Hahahaha it is even big enough to feed my happy tummy and they give so many minced chicken, I think the ratio is not equal between the minced chicken and pasta seasoned with Asian herbs and not so hot chili. Dear owner, you can reduce the amount of minced chicken to reduce cost haha. Honestly, it is one of those rare times when I didn't finish my food because of too much portion, in this case I mean the minced chicken. This dish isn't too spicy for my taste, but for my friend who can't handle spicy well she said that it is too spicy while sipping her tea every mouthful of spoon ^^


Thai Tea
4.0 / 5 | IDR 29,500
What a pretty presentation... Thai Tea comes with one cup of black tea and one glass of milk so we can mix it ourselves according to our taste.





House Tea 
5.0 / 5 | IDR 18,000
Perfect score for this affordable big glass of iced sweet tea :') Unlike other restaurants who sell iced sweet tea in small glass, I feel so blessed when I saw this tea coming with a really big glass, so satisfied! HAHA.



Sweet Lychee
4.0 / 5 | IDR 20,000
The cup is too cute in yellow color! Sweet Lychee comes with one teapot of hot tea, choices of sugar, and one small sweet cookie.



Overall, I'm satisfied with the service, food, and ambiance (although one waitress was quite rude and seems in hurry when serving us although it's weekday there weren't many people anyway...) I would love to come again and experience to sit indoor inside the house! The place is nice to enjoy your leisure time in Bandung :)

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Miss Bee Providore
Jl. Rancabentang No. 11A,
Ciumbuleuit, Cidadap, Bandung, 40142
Phone: (022) 2033613

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