Sushi Masa: Jakarta’s Version of Tsukiji

In one conversation of my campus’ Whatsapp Group, one of my friend told the group that the best Sushi he ever tasted in Jakarta was in Sushi Masa. His opinion was echoed by my other friends. Oh, wait, sounds like a great place to check out, as our family all are sushi (or Japanese food for that matter) lovers.

Checking to the Google Map, apparently the restaurant is located in unusual place: Penjaringan. Near the fish market at North Jakarta.

Wow. It’s even more interesting! As it remind me of Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, where I and Elok tasted one of the best sushi we had in our lifetime. So without hesitation, (well actually a bit. Elok is not fond of going to faraway places in Jakarta LOL), we followed Waze’s direction and find the restaurant.

It is really far from our house. Well, we live in South Jakarta. This one is up there in North. You had to come through some unusual routes, and the location was really remote. We came for lunch, and I could only imagine how dark the place was if you came for dinner. After 1 hour+ of driving, finally we’re there.

“I hope it really worth it”, I said that time.

And boy, it really was. We ordered sashimi, sushi, their trade mark oyster barbeque, and couple other dishes. All of them were excellent. The fish meat was really fresh, and the taste was the best that we had in Jakarta. No kidding. It’s unfortunately, it was only four of us, so we couldn’t try other interesting dishes. That barbeque beef on charcoal plate looked to be everyone else’s favorite. We should try the next time we’re here.

The restaurant was not too big, and when we came it was almost full. Luckily we made reservation, as the place was getting crowded quickly. Some visitors were actually standing waiting while we eat. And the restaurant had unique opening hours. During lunch time they only open until 2 pm, and will open again only at 5 pm near dinner time. So, if you have plan to come to this restaurant, observe the opening time (Google has the information) and place a reservation!

In the end, it’s one of the most satisfying lunch we had in Jakarta. It was pricey, around IDR400k per person, which could get easily to IDR 500-600k if we ordered some more food. The price already includedmain dish, drinks and dessert (we ordered Ocha ice cream). Given it’s location and quality of the dishes, I can safely say that Sushi Masa is really Jakarta’s version of Tsukiji Market.

Chillin’ in Finns Beach Club

So having had time at Sundays Beach Club yesterday, we’re intrigued to see what Finns Beach Club has to offer in its new location. It is located now at Canggu area, where waves are aplenty, attracting many surfers to its location.

We sit by the tall bench overseeing the beach. Sipping cold drinks and finger foods, we enjoyed the strong breeze coming to the club. Although it was noon, and the sun was at its peak, we didn’t feel any warm at all. Continue reading

Lazy Monday at Sundays Beach Club

I’ve been wanting to come to this place, ever since they were still belong to Finn’s Beach Club. Finally yesterday, we made it.

The Club is located on secluded beach in Ungasan area, beneath the cliff of Uluwatu. To get down to the club we need to get down quite long stairs before finally meet a visitors gate where you need to pay for cover charge. It costs you IDR300k per person to enter Sundays Beach Club, although IDR150k of that can be used for buying food and drinks.

Elok is walking down to the beach. You can see it in the background.

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Perfect Destination for Mager Couple

Our kind of weekend getaway has found the perfect destination: Samasta Movenpick, near Jimbaran. A relatively new shopping outlet, with many cafes, restaurant, shops (ada Krisna juga loh) and spa, arranged in cozy, clean, family-friendly environment. So perfect, it makes us to return at the same place today for another ‘mager’ session. Mager FTW!! 😅😅😅

One lazy corner we found at Movenpic Cafe. Nice breeze here!
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Dinner at Aglio Ristorante

After walking around Bali Collection commercial area, we decided to have dinner at Aglio Ristorante, an international restaurant with nice ambience. Apparently the food was also. Ery good. We ordered pizza and salad, which both are excellent. No wonder this restaurant was packed. Packed with foreign tourists, that is. We’re the only ones local. Haha.

Unplanned Breakfast at Kopi Klotok

On our way to Merapi Golf Course, we made unplanned detour to Kopi Klotok, one of the most popular culinary destinations in Jogja. Normally this place is very crowded, we need to queue for sometime to get our food served. Especially its thin-crust fried egg!

So in our pleasant surprise, the place is already open at 6 am, and we were the first customers there! So we had to wait a bit for the dishes to be ready, as they were still cooking! But it was nothing compared to usual queue. In the end, we had very nice breakfast. Breakfast of a champion! (Sarapannya juaraaakkk!! ☺️☺️)

Warung Makan Purnama: Heavenly Delicious Mangut!

Coming back from Borobudur Golf Course, Magelang, we stop for lunch at Warung Makan Purnama. The restaurant has special dishes: “Mangut”, which is one of special dishes in Central Java. It’s difficult for me to describe Mangut, but let me say it’s a spicy-yellow-coconut soup poured into variety of smoked-meat, mainly fish or duck.

I picked their specialty, which is catfish. It comes with pecel (Indonesian salad with peanut sauce), and I also ordered side-dish of dried prawns and roasted egg. Gosh, what a combination I picked. It tastes like heaven! The combination of spicy, sweet and salty. Also the soft meat of the catfish is combined with the crunchy form of dried prawns and crackers. I can say it’s one of the best dish I had this year! No kidding.

I’m sure when I visit Jogja again, I’ll visit this place again with my family. Especially Elok, my wife, she’ll love it!!