Bandung Part 2

Although I was told Bandung is a small town, with such short trip of 3 days 2 nights, it is not enough for me to tour around there. Main place such as Kawah Putih is a tourist attraction that could not be missed. Just in the middle of nowhere, there is an existence of a lake filled with fluoride water that eventually looks bluish. I tried to learn on the photography skill in order to take good pictures, so indeed some photos that I would love to share. Some of the photos were not taken by me, so credibility is indeed not just from me. 🙂

After visiting Kawah Putih, next pitstop is no doubt another exploration of cafes that I have done some homework via searching from the net. Hummingbird – What does it mean to you? This place that I went to is definitely one of the most nice place that I would love to visit again just to hang out with my friends. What I love about Bandung is that there are so many cafes that emphasizes on the design of their cafes and transform into another wonderland. Looking at the menus, I decided to order myself wagyu teriyaki rice that serve with healthy vegies. We also ordered entree that I actually have forgotten the name of it. >_< I realised in Indonesia has a trend of ordering flavoured tea such ice lychee tea, iced peach tea and etc. My “friend” ordered lamb shank and it tasted really good. Nevertheless, we ordered Coffee cake and Red Velvet Cake and really taste yummy…

Right after our lunch, we decided to visit Brussels Spring which located at Setiabudi of Bandung – another unique cafe to taste some of the menus that they offered in there. Look at the photos that I’ve shared ! Isn’t this look really cool? Dried flowers thrown into the jar of hot water and eventually open into what they have called it Blossom Tea. It doesn’t take really strong which in fact I think it is just perfect for a tea-time menu drink. On the othe hand, my friend ordered strawberry smoothies (which they name it Valentine) ~ Although just a normal smoothy, but the glass and spoon that re-presented has made it more exciting.

Places to visit to Bandung :

Brussels Spring
Jl. Setiabudi 49-51.
Bandung, West Java
Indoesia
Phone (022) 2040410

Hummingbird Cafe
Jl. Progo No. 14
Phone (022) 4212582

Burgers @ Grill’d

I still loved Grill’d … Big portion and healthy (well, almost) … There are Grill’d everywhere in Melbourne, so if you would like to visit any of them, you can visit any of them by just google from its official website. My boyfriend loves Grill’d and we want some BIG BIG burgers to fill our stomach, we decided to go for Grill’d that was located in QV. I have  “Summer Sunset  beef burger” and my boyfriend ordered “Sweet Chili Chicken” Burger. Do order their “herb” chips with sweet chili mayo or herb mayo as its going to taste much more delicious.

Tomato sauce By Grill'd

This is their tomato sauce that each table will have for the burgers…. Isn’t that cutee?? I would love to have one especially it is in red colour!

Herb Chips !

This is what I am talking about : HERB CHIPS …

Sweet Chili Chicken Burger

Sweet Chili Chicken Burger – Grilled Chicken breast, beetroot, shredded carrots, salad, relish & sweet chilli mayo (Take a look at the next closer view !)

Closer View

Summer Sunset Beef Burger

This is what I have : Summer Sunset (With 100% lean beef, avocado (more like avocado spread), crispy trim bacon, golden pineapple, salad, relish & herbed mayo)

 

Official Website : http://www.grilld.com.au

 

 

 

KimChi Lunchbox @ Glenferrie Part 2

I went to KimChi LunhBox yesterday to have lunch once again. It seems that the place will be one of my regular place to visit as they offer the cheap meal with only $10.00 on lunch sets. This time, I ordered something different and with the Menu look. So next time if you are visiting Glenferrie, this place can be one of the choice to think about. After lunch, go visit the Starbucks just 5 shops down the streets for nice little coffee.. 🙂

Spicy Beef LunchBox

Not like any other places, they do not actually give out free top up on Kimchi side dish. Instead, it will cost $1.00 to have another small bowl of Kimchi. All the staffs that I saw are mostly Koreans, and so I would assume that it should be Korean authentic dishes that they would offer. Looking at the menu, one of their special dishes would be hot plate (such as fried rice on hot plate, spicy beef on rice served on hot plate). The hot plate size just looks like a saucepan size type, so i think it is much easier than the usually hot plate that comes in the bowl shape. Enjoy people 😀

Place :

650-652 Glenferrie Rd
Melbourne Vic 3122
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Seoul Restaurant @ Little Bourke Street

I was browsing back at my albums and found some food pictures that I’ve went lately, yet no time to upload and share with my fellow bloggers. 🙂

Well, now let me introduce Seoul restaurant which located at Little Bourke Street. I guess some Melbournians would recognize this place. Anyway.. 🙂 there were only 3 of us whom my friend is a regular customer, so she decided to bring me to have lunch.

The place was antique and look old form outdoor decoration. When you enter to the restaurant, the interior design is different from the usual Korean restaurant that most of you might have been to. Of course, for me, it’s a different atmosphere as I always anticipated. Looking at the menu and looking at the surrounding customers who are eating halfway through, I am still confused of what I should have. In the end, I asked my friend for opinion what’s famous that they usually cooked.

I’ve ordered KimChi Fried rice and we both share Spicy fried chicken. On top of that, we ordered BBQ Chicken and beef (Bulgogi) to be served.

BBQ Bulgogi and Chicken

KimChi Fried Rice with fried egg

Spicy Fried Chicken

Visit the place :

369 Little Bourke St
Melbourne 3000 VIC
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Fish and Chips @ Glen Waverley

Yesterday, I just had chicken Schnitzel burger for my lunch at one of the area in Glen Waverley near Syndal Station. I wouldn’t say if it is the best fish and chips in that area as I was recommended by one of my friends, whom saying that the prices are considered one of the cheapest.

With this burger that I have chosen, it only costs me $6.50 for quite a huge portion. I have ordered a grilled flake for just $5.30! 😀

Grilled Flake

Chicken Schnitzel Burger

 

I think it is worth to give it a try considering that it was not bad as to compare some other fish and chips places that I have tried before in the past.

Place :

256 Blackburn Road,

Glen Waverley Vic

Telephone: 03 9802 8359

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Kimchi Lunchbox @ Glenferrie

Want to have a quick lunch and something spicy? Visit Kimchi LunchBox located @ Glenferrie 🙂

For a $10 set of lunch, you will quite a big portion of lunch set , choosing from Chicken, Beef or Pork. They do have other menus such as soups and entrees with little snack time. Many students from Swinburne Place or people like me who work around that area will sometime would choose to have lunch there for convenience. Place decoration wise is antique and with modern lighting and cement-bricks walls. Pictures of local Korea sceneries have been put up on walls everywhere.


Location will be @ 652 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Vic 3122.

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Don’t have to really make reservation , so have a try when you are around the area! Enjoy!

Muharam courtyard Cafe at Hawthorn, Melbourne

Yesterday, I finally get to meet up with my girls and had lunch together at one of the cafe located in Hawthorn, Melbourne.  I have never been to that area to shop or spend time around that area… Erm.. SO, my friend who works around that area has decided to call us to have lunch together at Muharam! I picked my friend up from her place and drove to Hawthorn.

Tash (who is the good friend of mine and works around that area) recommends a cafe nearby called “Muharam”. I never heard of it but I always trust her taste because she has always had similar taste as me in terms of fashion or food wise. We met up at 12 noon. Alvi (who is also another good friend of mine) and I went into the place and there it was the reservation table that has already waiting for us.. >_< First impression of the place is that it is just timeless.  The cafe has 2 different parts where customers are able to choose to sit at the back of the cafe @courtyard or indoor which is the cafe itself.  As we took our seat indoor, the lady came to us with a simple menu that she was holding on her hands. I had a look through at the menu and it’s basically look simple and ordinary.  Muharam serves all day breakfast as well as lunch. Some home-made cakes are being served too. We were chatting while browsing what we want for lunch as well as waiting for Tash to arrive.  Soon after, my dear Tash has arrived! She has always look cheerful and excited (must be lunch time!!) .

Just quickly looking through the menu once again, we have decided to order our food. I ordered Steak sandwich as I was told that this place serve good and delicious steak sandwich. Alvi has go ahead with chicken salad (somehow couldn’t really remember the full name). With Tash, she ordered food of the day – Thai Chicken with rice. On top of that, recommendations suggested that the cafe make good coffee too! Nevertheless, I ordered my all time favourite Mocha, and Alvi chai latte. My steak sandwich is really YUMMY!! It serves with big chunk of chips with some home-made sauce which they really cut into big strips from 100% actual potatoes and deep fried.  The bread was spread with butter and it was a bit of oily, but it still tastes absolutely tasty as the juicy steak just make the whole dish looks perfect. With Mocha as companion, I am just so into the lunch.. (^_^)v

It was a good lunch overall!! Crowds start to flow in during lunch time and amazing about this place is that there is open backyard for customers who want to enjoy lunch in such jazzy atmosphere. I enjoyed with the girls chit chatting almost anything! From the food that we ate to any topic such as fashion, my trip, our activities and etc. This is why I like to be around with good people and friends where we can share our happiness and troubles. I am really blessed to have them as my good friends in my life.. 🙂 As we continued the one hour lunch break before Tash has to go back to work,  I saw the young lady owner and she looks sweet and pretty. No wonder the cafe that she builds has a cosy and very jazzy feeling. I am really in love with it and would love to enjoy my afternoon just sitting down and enjoy a cup of coffee.. 🙂

Location: 81 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Vic 3122

Telephone: (03) 9818 7722

Little Creatures @ Brunswick

Let  me introduce Little Creatures @ Brunswick!

I had been to this place just once and I’m in love with it! Not only they are unique (place looks like a warehouse), but they have all sorts of food served.. For what I know, they even brew their own beer and had different flavors..

It was couple months ago when my friend suggests we should try this place out. When we entered the restaurant, I thought it was unique and very casual environment! What a name for this kind of place called “Little Creatures”! I thought there will be lots of different of creatures figurine hanging around the wall or might be some designs that relates to the name of the place… Anyway, we looked at the menu, and there’s lots of varieties to choose from. Firstly, we ordered the beer which is called “rogers” *said to be the most famous* at a start. We ordered 2 different types of beer but I couldn’t recall the other name of that particular flavor that we tried.

The beers could be ordered in 3 different sizes which I think we choose the small size (avoid to get drunk during lunch time). So, followed by the drinks, we quickly ordered pizzas and mussels without wasting any time because my friend said (who’ve been there before) usually by lunch time, the place will be packed. And we need to be quick with our orders, otherwise it’s going to take ages for us to start our feast! While chit chatting through along among 4 of us, our orders finally arrived!

Since it was months ago where I’ve been there, for foodlovers who would like to have a try at their place, please refer to their website! They have all information that you guys need! Have fun enjoying the food! Hope it’s a new discovery for those of you who have not known this place ! https://www.littlecreatures.com.au/

Soul Mama @ St Kilda Beach

My 2nd blog this time is about a vegetarian restaurant that I went on 29/12/2009. I’ve been to this place couple of times but usually during the nights where I meet up with friends and have a chill out for drinks and desserts. This time round, my friend suggested we should try out the lunch menu. SO, plan for my day this day is gym in the morning and went back home to dress up (summer dress) and head off to Melbourne St Kilda’s beach..

It was really such a good weather that day that I am so in love with the atmosphere, the people around me, the breeze, the sunny day that slowly burning me, pretty  much everything. But anyway, when we arrived, we were served by the friendly customer service, she asked us if we would like to sit indoor or outdoor. Of course, we choose to sit outdoor! We quickly decide on choosing on the menu which is “Any 5 hot/cold dishes with rice” which costs $19.50. Since it was a quite big portion, my friend and I decided to share the plate followed with their famous potato chips that served with sweet chilli and sour cream. Talking about the potato chips, it was made of fresh potatoes cut in slices and deep-fried (as if normal fries but only this time, they were slices). Nevertheless, on top of it, I ordered english breakfast tea and my friend ordered caramel tea which taste really extraordinary… (Although it tastes not bad, but still not my thing. -__-)

We choose most of it with salads (salad dressing = yoghurt) and chilli pea stew which we ate with brown rice. The waitresses are very friendly, however the person who serves seem to forget our orders. We asked for extra plate cos we are sharing and dessert menu, but she totally forgot about it. We didn’t make hazzle about it anyway because we were busy chit chatting.. 🙂 She did come back to us to apologize.. The atmosphere of the place is very pleasant as it faces right in front of the beach. SO you can enjoy the nature of the sea while enjoying your food, what a LEISURE!

Overall Verdict :

Price : Average ( You would probably looking around starting $12 and above)

Atmosphere: Relaxing, enjoyable, nature-feeling

Food : Around 7 rating out of 10!

Place Location: 10 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

Contact: 9525 3338