Crispy Chicken Burger at Texas Chicken

Texas Chicken baru saja meluncurkan menu baru, yaitu Crispy Chicken Burger. Roti burger empuk berisi potongan daging ayam goreng renyah, daun selada, dan potongan tomat segar, dengan saus yang kurasa seperti salad dressing mereka. Harga perkenalan untuk paket berisi burger, kentang goreng dan minum adalah 22.000 rupiah.

Texas Chicken just launched a new menu, Crispy Chicken Burger. Tender burger buns with crispy chicken chunks, lettuce and slice of fresh tomato, with a sort of sauce that I guest used to be their salad dressing. The price for a package of this burger, with french fries and soft drink is IDR 22.000.

Buffet Lunch at Santika Premiere Jakarta

Kemarin, aku berkesempatan menikmati makan siang prasmanan di Santika Premiere Jakarta. Dengan harga 157.300 rupiah, aku bisa menikmati berbagai pilihan menu, mulai dari makanan barat sampai makanan tradisional Indonesia.

Yesterday, I enjoyed buffet lunch at Santika Premiere Jakarta. It costs IDR 157.300, and you can enjoy various menu, from western to Indonesian.

Sebagai makanan pembuka, aku mencoba kebab dan chicken cordon bleu. Kebabnya enak. Potongan daging ayam, tomat dan bawang bombay dengan saus seperti thousand island berpadu sempurna dengan lembaran roti tipis yang lembut. Namun, chicken cordon bleu nya agak aneh. Tampak seperti terlalu lama digoreng, terlalu banyak tepung, dan aku tak bisa menebak keju apa yang mereka pakai. Aku juga tidak bisa menemukan mayones sebagai pelengkapnya.

As appetizer, I tried kebab and chicken cordon bleu. I like their kebab. Chicken chunks, tomato and onion cubes combined perfectly with a sort of thousand island and tender kebab bread. Unfortunately, chicken cordon bleu was a bit strange. Seemed like over-cooked, too much flour, and I cannot guest what kind of cheese they used. Also, I did not find any mayonnaise to accompany it.

Kemudian, aku mencoba Sup Krim Jamur. Sebenarnya sup ini bukan krimi karena susu, tapi karena kaldunya kental dan jamurnya dihaluskan. Penampilannya memang agak menjijikkan, namun ternyata rasanya enak. Gurih kaldu, dengan rasa asin yang pas, dan tentunya aroma jamur yang cukup kuat. Aku bisa membayangkan, menyeruput sup ini ketika sedang tersiksa karena perut tidak enak karena datang bulan, tentu akan membantu mengurangi penderitaanku.

Afterwards, I tried Cream Soup of Mushroom. I can tell that this soup is creamy, not because of milk, but more because the mushrooms was processed with blender. The appearence is a bit disgusting, but I must say that it tastes good. Savory flavor of stock, exact amount of saltiness, and, of course, the strong taste of mushroom. I can imagine myself enjoying this soup, on my period, and it helps the problem of my belly.

Dari meja sajian makanan tradisional Indonesia, aku mencoba Nasi Bali. Meskipun aku bukan penggemar berat Nasi Bali, aku bisa merasakan kalau masakan ini kurang autentik. Mungkin karena rasa pedasnya dikurangi dan beberapa rempah terlalu dominan dibanding yang lain.

From Indonesian food booth, I tried Nasi Bali. Eventhough I am not a big fan of Nasi Bali, I can taste that this one is less authentic. Maybe because it is not as spicy as it always be, and some seasonings just tasted too dominant against the other ones.

Meja makanan penutup tampak sudah agak kosong. Ada jajanan pasar, puding, juga es campur. Aku memilih sepotong kue, yang ternyata rasanya enak. Mirip Opera cake. Aku juga mengambil semangka merah dan sangka kuning, yang potongannya besar sekali, namun tampak sudah layu dan tidak terlalu renyah.

The dessert booth seemed not complete anymore. They got jajanan pasar, pudding, also es campur. I chose a little slice of cake, which was nice. Resemble to Opera cake. I also took the watermelons, red one and yellow one, which cut too large, and looked not fresh.

Summer Eye

Berhubung belakangan ini cuaca sedang terik, maka aku ingin membuatnya makin seru dengan mencoba memadukan warna di kelopak mataku.

Since we got sunny days, lately, so I would like to make it more fun by combining colours on my eye lids.

Soft contact lenses:
Bee U – Grey

Makeup:
Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream in Fresh
Revlon Colorstay Makeup in Natural Beige
Pigeon Squalane Face Powder in Translucent
Sariayu Moistpome in Denting Kecapi (Light Purple for inner half of the lids, Dark Purple for outer half of lower lash lines)
Caring Colours Happy Eye in Shadow Fantasia (Blue for outer half of the lids)
Maybelline Hyper Sharp in Black
Maybelline Volum’ Express in Very Black
Caring Colours Luxurious Perfecting Blush in Terra Passion
Maybelline Baby Lips in Anti-Oxidant Berry
Studio Color Lipstick in 109

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Review: Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner

Kulitku super kering, jadi kurang cocok pakai eyeliner pensil atau gel eyeliner. Yang paling bisa bertahan tidak bleber sampai waktunya aku menghapus tata riasku, ya cuma eyeliner cair. Salah satu yang kusuka adalah Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner. Bentuknya seperti spidol, dengan ujung berupa kuas bulu lembut dan tipis. Pengaplikasiannya pun semudah menggunakan spidol. Hasil goresannya juga halus dan tidak menggumpal.

I am gifted with a super dry skin, that is why I cannot wear either pencil eyeliner or gel eyeliner. The one that stays still until the time for me to wipe off my makeup is liquid eyeliner. One of my favorites is Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner. It is looked like a marker, with thin brush edge. Applying is as easy as drawing with a marker. The swatch is smooth and clean.

Eyeliner cair ini kubeli di konter Maybelline di Matahari Department Store seharga 69.000 rupiah.

I bought this liquid eyeliner at a Maybelline counter at Matahari Department Store, with price IDR 69.000.

Family Lunch at Bandar Djakarta, Tangerang Selatan

Hari Minggu, kami bertiga makan siang di Bandar Djakarta, The Flavor Bliss, Alam Sutera, Tangerang Selatan. Aku dan suamiku tercinta memang penggemar berat hasil laut. Dan Bebi Vendra senang melihat ikan. Seperti biasa, kami memesan ikan gireng kering, cumi goreng tepung dan cah kangkung.

Last Sunday, we enjoyed a family lunch at Bandar Djakarta, The Flavor Bliss, Alam Sutera, Tangerang Selatan. Me and my beloved hubby are big fans of seafood. And Bebi Vendra likes to see fishes.

Kali ini, sang pramusaji menyarankan untuk memilih ikan pecah kulit. Katanya sih ikan ini paling cocok untuk digoreng kering. Bahkan rasanya bisa mengalahkan gurame. Memang benar, yang tersaji di meja kami adalah seekor ikan yang garing di bagian luar namun tetap lembut. Dinikmati bersama sambal kecap, rasanya semakin legit.

This time, the kind waiter suggested to try ikan pecah kulit. He said that this kind of fish is very nice to be deep fried. And he was right, what we got on our table was a deep fried fish that was crisp on the outside and still tasted tender. Enjoyed it with sambal kecap, then taste was getting more delicious.

Cumi goreng tepung Bandar Djakarta adalah favoritku. Tepungnya renyah, dagingnya lembut, warnanya pun cantik keemasan. Andai aku bisa merayu sang koki untuk membocorkan resep rahasianya kepadaku.

Calamari is always be my favorit menu at Bandar Djakarta. The flour is crisp and nice, the flesh is tender enough and the colour is beautifully golden. I wish I could ask the secret recipe to the chef.

Cah kangkung wajib melengkapi menu hasil laut yang kami nikmati. Kami lebih senang cah kangkung polos, karena rasa segar daun kangkung yang berpadu dengan rasa bawang putih sangat menyatu dengan hasil laut.

Stir fried kangkung is a must complimentary for the seafoods we ordered. We prefer plain stir fried kangkung, for the fresh taste of kangkung, mixed with aroma of garlic are a good match for our favorite seafood.

Total tagihan yang harus kami bayar untuk makanan-makanan tersebut, ditambah 2 gelas teh hangat dan 1 butir kelapa muda, adalah 136.000 rupiah.

Our bill for those amazing foods and 2 glasses of hot tea and 1 young coconut was IDR 136.000.

Maybelline Baby Lips

Ketika melintasi konter Maybelline di Matahari Department Store, Blok M Plaza, Jakarta, tampak 2 orang gadis SMA heboh mencoba tester lip balm terbaru. Gadis-gadis itu tidak membelinya, malah aku yang tertarik mencoba Baby Lips Berry Anti-Oxidant. Harganya 18.500 rupiah. Agak lebih murah dibandingkan lip balm dari merek lain sekelasnya. Aromanya segar, semburat aroma buah berry. Teksturnya cukup ‘berat’, aku masih bisa merasakannya di bibirku sampai 2 jam setelah pengaplikasian. Dan mengandung SPF 20. Katanya sih, setelah satu minggu pemakaian teratur, lip balm ini mampu menyamarkan garis-garis halus di bibir. Kita lihat saja minggu depan.

I saw 2 high-school-girl at the counter of Maybelline at Blok M Plaza, Jakarta, trying the tester of newly introduced lip balm. They not ended buying the product, but then I found myself paying Maybelline Baby Lips Berry Anti-Oxidant for myself. It is priced IDR 18.500. A littler cheaper than other brands. I like the berry fruit aroma, very refreshing. The texture was a bit ‘heavy’, since I still can feel it on my lips up to 2 hours after application. It has SPF 20 as well. And it says that after one week, it will reduce fine lines on the lips. I will tell you, next week.

Lontong Opor at Condong Catur, Sleman

Salah satu makanan yang tidak boleh dilewatkan, ketika mengunjungi Yogyakarta, adalah lontong opor. Aku belum pernah menemukan penjual lontong opor di Jakarta atau Tangerang.

One of the food that I must not miss, when visiting Yogyakarta, is ‘lontong opor’. I have not found any stall that sells this menu in Jakarta or Tangerang.

Warung yang menjual lontong opor ini terletak di Jalan Nusa Indah, Condong Catur, Sleman. Tersedia nasi langgi dan menu khas lainnya. Menu ini berisi potongan lontong yang disajikan dengan kuah opor yang kental, suwiran daging ayam, sambal krecek dan taburan bubuk koya. Aku lupa harganya. Yang aku ingat, aku dan suamiku membayar tidak sampai 20.000 rupiah, untuk 2 porsi lontong opor dan 2 gelas teh hangat.

This stall is located somewhere on Jalan Nusa Indah, Condong Catur, Sleman. Other Indonesia traditional foods also available. While ‘lontong opor’ itself, containing slices of ‘lontong’ (a sort of steamed white rice bundled in banana leaf), poured with thick ‘opor’ soup (a sort of white curry soup), chicken chunks, ‘sambal krecek’ (a sort of spicy beef skin) and sprinkles of ‘koya’ (a sort of soy bean and garlic powder). I did not remember how much the price is. But me and my beloved hubby spent less than IDR 20.000 for 2 portions of ‘lontong opor’ and 2 glasses of warm tea.

Colourful Eyelines

Aku ingin mewarnai mataku, namun tak ingin tampak terlalu menor. Jadilah, aku memakai teknik garis mata warna-warni ini.

I wanted to add colours to my eyes, but still expecting to be looked natural. So, I tried this colourful eyelining.

Aku memakai kuas angled eye, agar pulasan perona mata yang berupa paduan dari warna ungu terang dan biru ini tetap tipis dan tidak memenuhi seluruh bagian kelopak mataku.

I used angled eye brush, so that the light purple and blue I wear for my eye lid would stay thin.

Soft contact lenses:
Schön – Grey

Makeup:
Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream in Fresh
Revlon Colorstay Makeup in Nude Beige
Pigeon Squalane Face Powder in Translucent
Sariayu Moistpome in Denting Kecapi (Light Purple for the half outer upper lines and lower lines)
Caring Colours Happy Eye in Shadow Fantasia (Blue for the half inner upper lines and lower lines)
Revlon Fabuliner in Black
Maybelline Volum’ Express Turbo Boost in Very Black
Caring Colours Luxurious Perfecting Blush in Terra Passion
Caring Colours Happy Lip in Shell Honey

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