(D)roolling cheese by Ojju!

Happy Monday all!

Today, I am gonna show you another happening Korean restaurant in J-town! (red: Jakarta Town).

The restaurant name is Ojju K-Food!

What makes it really special and very happening? It because they have the phenomenal rolling cheese, which will definitely spoil your tongue and mouth!

I went to Ojju K-Food in Gandaria City, unluckily, on the weekend. Why it was unlucky? Because it was very crowd and full of people, even I went there around 2 pm, which is it shouldn’t be very crowd because it was already passed off the lunch time.

But, in fact, I got the queue number and should have to wait for around 25 numbers, which was waited for almost 2 hours! Yes, it was a very crazy queue! But don’t worry, we can track our queue numbers from their website, so we don’t have to wait in front of their restaurant for hours, but you can also do window shopping while waiting for your turn! 😉

And after 2 hours of waiting, it was paid off by this delicious view!

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Rolling Cheese Chicken Wings (Fiery Spicy)

I love this restaurant because of their concept is different from other Korean restaurants in Jakarta, from their interior design, their unique service system, their Korean food menu, and the food taste!

Beside the famous menu of Rolling Cheese Chicken Wings, they also have other main menus, such as Budae Jjigae (Korean ramyeon). FYI, the Budae Jjigae is a Korean army stew dish where you can put various toppings, such as; beef (169K), chicken (149K), seafood (229K) and vegetables (119K) or you can create your own toppings! 😉

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Here is the Budae Jjigae, which you can also ‘create your own’ Budae Jjigae!
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Two choices: Beef Ribs (219K) and Chicken Wings (99K)
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Mikhailov with his shocked’s face when the food came!

Like any other Korean restaurants, they also sell Korean Banchan (Korean small dishes menu); Tteokbokki (rice cake), Ramyeon (Korean noodles),  Dosirak (rice box with 3 choices of chicken, beef and seafood as main dish), Japchae (Korean noodles stir fry) and many more. The price itself very variant from 9K to 89K! I would recommend the Tteokbokki, because it was very tasty, delicious and spicy.

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They started to roll the cheese until it’s melted on the mini stove in our table!

For drinks, they have variant of lemonade, juices, soft drinks, and the famous soju (Korean alcohol drinks). Last time, I chose their signature Corn Tea only for 22K and you can enjoy it approximately for 3-4 person!

They also served us some of the FREE side dishes as complimentary, such as; kimchi, sweet and creamy corn, milky macaroni, and some sour-spicy pickles (cucumber kimchi), where you can see half of the looks in this picture below!

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And this is how we eat! Don’t worry to be dirty, because they provide us with the plastic to eat with our own hand!

For those who is very curious with this Ojju K-Food, you can also find them on their Instagram account @ojju.indo.

Ready to (d)roolling your cheese? Let’s go to Ojju!

Location: UG floor, Gandaria City Mall, South Jakarta (opposite the Sushi Tei)

Opening Hours: 10.00 – 22.00

Estimated price: IDR 50.000 – 250.000 (for 2 person)

On finding Korean spicy ramen in Town!

Haloha! It’s a weekend blast!

Today, I am going to make you very jealous and drooling just because of the food that I really want to share with you.

This weekend, I’ve decided to treat my sister and my nephew in two famous and very happening Korean restaurants in Jakarta. It is located in one of a shopping mall names Gandaria City, South Jakarta.

Almost every people were talking about this two Korean restaurants, one of them was Double Pots! I knew and looked at those pictures about this kind of foods on Instagram, here are their official Instagram account @doublepots. So, at first, we decided to go there yesterday.

Then, voila…

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Korean Spicy Hot Soup (before it’s cooked)

 

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And this is when its already cooked!

Yes, it’s Korean Spicy Hot Soup (with double noodles). It’s very tempting, right?

Anyway, this is one of their special and most favourite ramen/soup dish which contains; fish cake, beef sausage, Shimeji mushrooms, Korean noodle, kimchi, cheese slice, narutomaki (kind of seafood), beef slice, fresh fish balls, mixed vegetables, chikuwa, crab nugget, and seafood tofu. The taste was very tasteful, not too spicy for me who really love spicy food, hahaha. But it’s very recommended!

Besides the Korean Spicy Hot Soup, they also have Beef Hot Soup, since we prefer seafood than beef, so we order the Korean Spicy Hot Soup one! Uuumm yummy :9

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Look at Mikhailov’s excited face!

Besides Korean ramen, they also have any seafood or chicken side dish platter. We chose to order the prawn with salted egg. You can also add-ons some of the side dish in your hot ramen soup, such as; eggs, cheese, noodle, fish cake, and etc.

The price is not too expensive, for the Korean Hot Spicy Soup it was only IDR 78,000 (or equal to $ 6/EUR 5.5) and since the pot/bowl is large enough, so actually you can eat it for two people! (Mine was for 3 people, hahaha). And for the side dish platter the price starting from IDR 40,000 until IDR 60,000 ($ 3/EUR 2.7 – $ 4.4/EUR 4).

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Nomnomnom…

So for all of you who really like to eat Korean ramen and located in South Jakarta or surround, Double Pots available in Gandaria City Mall and Cilandak Town Square. Check this out!

Location: Gandaria City Mall, South Jakarta (next to Pablo Cheesecake)

Opening Hours: 10.00 – 22.00

Estimated price: IDR 40.000 – 150.000

 

Journey to find the Köttbullar, Swedish Meatballs in Stockholm, Sweden

In 2015, I had a chance to go to Stockholm, Sweden, which for me, I never had a dream to go to such a beautiful city. I had a dream to Europe, but then I did not know much about this city and the country. What I really know about the country was… IKEA and their meatballs. Back to 2013, I really like to go to IKEA to bought some cool stuff for my home and my bedroom. But back then, the nearest IKEA that I could visit was only the one in Singapore. Since I was quite often visiting Singapore mostly for my work, so I went there maybe more than five times, either only for eating or bought some stuff.

I was so happy that my senior adviser in my office now, gave me the recommendation to join with one of the biggest Internet Forum which annually been held in Stockholm, Sweden. So, that time I was thinking maybe I should travel more to get to know the city, then I should have to go to the first and original IKEA once I am in Stockholm, Sweden. After long walked and get lost like for more than 2 hours just to find the IKEA shuttle bus in the city centre

And this what I’ve got…

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Spent my first day in Stockholm with this delicious Swedish food

It was different taste with the one that I ate in Singapore last time, hahaha, of course! The meatballs were very tasteful with the Gräddsås (cream sauce), and I love their Lingonsylt (lingonberry jam), also the tasty Potatisimos (mashed potatoes)!

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The tasty Köttbullar

The original meatballs usually used either pork or beef. My favourite, of course, the beef (since I don’t like pork, haha). The Swedish meatballs or köttbullar have been brought to Sweden by King Charles XII, after his exile in Istanbul in 1713. Meatballs and kebabs have long been a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine and have been featured on 196 flavours numerous times. The Swedish word for meatball, köttbullar, first appeared in Swedish print a few decades later in Cajsa Warg’s 1754 cookbook. Anna Christina Warg, better known as Cajsa Warg, is one of the most famous cooks in Swedish history.

Then, they became popular in the United States after the immigration of Scandinavians to the northern Midwest States in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. During that period, more than 1.3 million Swedes migrated to the US.

Anyway, you should not have to go to IKEA only to eat the Köttbullar (like what I did before, lol) because, most of the restaurants in Stockholm or maybe in all over Sweden, also sell it! You even can also cook it by yourself, they also sell it as frozen food at the supermarket and you can find the Lingonsylt easily in IKEA!

This year I will have a chance to go to Stockholm again, and I will try to find another delicious köttbullar in one of the restaurants in there. Does anyone know where should I go? Please, leave your comment here! Tack!

*Tack, Swedish language means thank you!

 

Indonesian traditional snacks #1 – Kue Putu

Hello! Sorry, I’ve been busy this whole week with my full-time job, so I just have my time to write my blog post now. This time, I would like to introduce and to show you how much I really love this kind of Indonesian snack, as my first post about “Foodstruck“. In this section, I will talk more about my favourite food, snack, dessert, cafe, restaurant, or even junk food, which will make you tempted and droll enough only by seeing my pictures and read my explanation about the food.

So here we go!

Does anyone ever taste or knows about kue putu? 

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My snack since I still in childhood!

Yup, that’s the kue putu!

Never underestimate the way Indonesian people steamed my favourite Indonesian snack all the times! I really love this kind of snack very much even since I am still 5 years old. And it will be more delicious to eat once it’s just steamed because you can taste the warm of the rice flour, coconut and the brown sugar which melted inside!

Oh, I really missed that taste!

Why it called kue putu and what does it means? Kue putu is a traditional cylindrical-shaped and green-colored steamed cake, which made of rice flour which sometimes they have two colours, like the green colour from the pandan leaf, filled with palm or brown sugar then usually they steamed it in the bamboo tube like you can see on the picture above and they served with grated coconut.

It’s quite surprising for me, that I just knew actually kue putu is not only sold in Indonesia, but it is also known and commonly found in another Southeast Asian countries, like in Malaysia and Philippines; as well as in the Netherlands which had colonial ties with Indonesia, as informed by one of my Dutch friend.

Trust me, I could eat many of kue putu instead of gorengan (Indonesian snack which goreng in Indonesia is fried). Of course, it because kue putu much healthier than gorengan!

Like 20 years ago, we can easily found kue putu were sold by someone who always pushed his cart and walked around our neighbourhood. But now, it’s extremely very rare to find the cart, moreover if you live in the capital city of Jakarta. Yes, you might still find it in some traditional markets and few street food stalls, but believe me… it is still very rare, hahaha.

I found this one in the picture when I visited Yogyakarta and stayed in Grand Aston Hotel. So, in front of the hotel, I found many street foods, which sometimes it will be a lil bit difficult to find it in Jakarta, one of them was the kue putu. So since I stayed there, I bought kue putu like for four times in a week.

And what I love the most about kue putu because they usually used natural sugar, rather than artificial sugar or sweetener. That is why it’s one of healthy Indonesian traditional snack! 😉