Thursday, October 27, 2016

Senshu, Fairmont Jakarta

We had omakase with a couple of friends when we were in Jakarta earlier this month. It was basically straight to the restaurant upon landing as traffic was bad. The traffic is always bad in Jakarta. Whatever I planned to do in between arrival and lunch had to be cancelled, even my subsequent appointment had to be rescheduled. Distances are short but it always takes so much longer to reach places. That's Jakarta since as long as I can remember. 

I put here some of the good pictures that I have taken, the last one being the dessert. The dessert was french toast that was way too rich and too sweet and a tad too big, especially after we had a bowl of too rich fried rice, that was topped with curry gravy. It's all too much for me. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Cocoa Oatmeal Balls

These Cocoa Oatmeal balls are simple to make and they are great healthy snacks or breakfast if you like, or both. 

10-12 medjool dates, removed the seed and slice
1 cup oatmeal
1/3 c coconut oil
1/3 c cocoa powder
1/2 c grated coconut
1 Tsp chia seeds
1/3 c grated coconut for final coating

Toast oatmeal with 1/2 of the coconut oil over medium heat, stir occasionally until they smell fragrant and toasty. Let them cool. 

Process the oatmeal using a food processor, add sliced dates and process more. They do not have to be very smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and mix using the food processor until they come together. Roll into balls and roll them in grated coconut to coat. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Shin Kushiya Lunch

DH and I were in Vivo City and it happened to be lunch time. We were looking for sushi and decided to revisit Shin Kushiya.  We tried a new item i.e soft shell crab salad roll (third picture from the top) and it was quite nice. It is easy to pick up and it is a healthy dish, minus the crab. 

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Putien Lunch

Back in September, we revisited Putien for lunch. I basically let DH order whatever he wanted and this were what we ended up with.

The first one was Pan fried yellow croakers that were sliced into smaller pieces, in their menu, the fish was shown as a whole. The dessert was complimentary as a couple of the dishes that we originally wanted to order were not available.