Saturday, March 16, 2013


Going to Grand Indonesia on the Saturday night, after went to the Prambors' office to take a race pack (for running with Prambors the next morning - #hitswithoutviolence theme), but no results - out of stock. Finally we decided for having dinner at Grand Indonesia, since the located not too far from the Prambors' office.

ISMAYA CATERING CO, is one of the Ismaya Group's  which dedicated catering company to address the growing demands of premium catering services in Jakarta. You can order some package menu from here or you can also find this cafe at Grand Indonesia. 

The place is really cozy and very suitable to be a place for chatting and relax. And for smoker, don't worry! This place is divided into two areas, smoking areas and non-smoking area. At the first, I was initially confused if there is a smoking area (this cafe is in the mall and there is no door or glass as a boundary). Hmm...

And for the decoration, it feels like living in the unfinished building. Bricks and cement. Beside that, there are also some quotes, quotes about food of course. Oh ya, this cafe have some rules, like : (you can found it on the corner of this cafe) 
1. Never go to bed mad or hungry
2. Eat, drink and be merry
3. Share each day over a good meal
4. Season everything with love
5. Sit long, talk much and laugh often
6. Savor the flavor of every moment

Are you agree with that rules? And what do you think?

Spaghetti Al Nero with Seafood (IDR 45.000) is the unique spaghetti I ever met! The color was black! Have you ever found spaghetti like this before? It wasn't a worm, haha! It's just spaghetti as usual, which is made with a mixture of ink generated by squid. Squid ink is exactly gives the dark color of spaghetti. Spaghetti Al Nero, there are 2 pieces of shrimp, a few pieces of squid and fish and there was also two slices of tomato. But if you smell it, the spaghetti was a bit fishy odor (probably generated from seafood contained in this portion). But this is a unique spaghetti, so you should try it!

Spaghetti Spicy Pesto with Chicken (IDR 45.000) is a portion of spaghetti which consist of some slices of chicken with spicy pesto sauce (just a little spicy, for sure) and topped with cheese. Did you know about pesto? As I know, Pesto was come from northern Italia and it was consist of garlic, basil, olive oil and parmesan cheese.

Fettuccine Carbonara with Turkey Ham (IDR 45.000) is a portion of fettuccine with carbonara sauce combined with turkey ham. This dish looks creamy! It was because of carbonara sauce, which based on eggs and a little black pepper. So, to reduce fishy odor produced by the eggs, then it was mixed with cream.

Lychee Refresher (IDR 35.000) This is the most refreshing beverage. This drink consists of tea mixed with lychee pieces. The uniqueness of this drink, there was lemongrass in it - I was surprised when saw it! And because of the lemongrass, so there was a little taste / smell of lemongrass in tea. Very unique but I admit, this drink is very refreshing. 

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Grand Indonesia - West Mall, Level 5 Unit ED2-12A
Jl. MH. Thamrin
Phone : (021) 2358 1157 / 0818 897 878

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