From Bali to Jakarta | Nalu Bowls

THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER! The popular smoothie bowl in Bali, a.k.a Nalu Bowls is finally here in Jakarta. Who says healthy foods are all unappetizing? Well, I can make sure that Nalu Bowls’ smoothies can turn your mindset around. With experienced staffs imported from Bali, the taste and quality are still in the same standard.  No more wasting money going to Bali just to taste the hype as it is finally here!

I went there a few days after the opening of the store and it was really full as the place is quite small. Despite that, the beachy vibes managed to soothe my mood. I was lucky enough to get a table right after I arrived the place.

From all the smoothie bowls they offered, the best seller is J-bay. This one is recommended for all peanut butter lovers out there! It is made up of peanut butter, banana, honey and soy milk. However, it was too late for me to order J-bay as the staff told me after I made my orders. My orders were Mavericks (the original Bali acai bowl, which consists of acai blend, granola, banana, strawberries, coconut flakes and honey) and pipeline (for those who like pina colada, it consists of banana, pineapple, mango, coconut, coconut milk and coconut water). From the two smoothie bowls I ordered, I preferred pipeline as mavericks was too sour for me (sorry to say!). Their homemade granola made me fall in love with them and I’m pretty sure you’ll fall for it too. I will surely try their  J-bay in my next visit! Giving a scale of 7/10 for Nalu Bowls Jakarta 🙂



Address: Jalan Kemang Timur No.69D

Open from 7 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.




Trattoria || Authenitc Italian

Trattoria is located in Pondok Indah Golf Course Gallery, right next to Street Gallery (PIM 3). It is famous for its authentic Italian cuisine they have Antipasti (Starters), Soups, Salads,Homemade Pasta, homemade Pizza, Main Courses (meat and fish), Dessert and many varieties of alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks.



Welcoming snack, a refreshing salsa on crispy bread


Free starter, 3 types of bread and with request you may add balsamic vinegar and olive oil


Ice Lemon tea



Margarita pizza


Pork spaghetti

For the salad, i was a big fan as it went well with each other it has a sour dressing but it fits with the other elements of the dish. My drink, ice Lemon Tea was sour but you may request to add more sugar syrup to reduce the sourness. The Margarita pizza was so good, but if you like spicy you may ask for tabasco and chili flakes to spice up the pizza. Lastly, the pasta, pork meat spaghetti was so delicious as it was fresh, no canned goods used :D!!

The prices in Trattoria are pretty high, however its worth it as they are sharing dishes so you get to save up alot. However, theres another option where you can choose a set menu (Rp. 120,000 per person) and you get a bit of salad, a bit of pizza, a bit of main course, a dessert and a drink. This option is good if you wanna save but also want to try all their courses they provide.

AM (@ariannemanibog)

Giving Manhattan Fish Market a try!

   Last Sunday,Ariane and I were looking for something to eat at Grand Indonesia. We spotted a restaurant called Manhattan Fish Market and decided to give it a try. There are 4 branches in Jakarta which are in Grand Indonesia,Lotte Shopping Avenue,Kemang Village and Central Park.The restaurant serves a variety of seafood platters.
We ordered the quad delight,spicy baked fish,and the Manhattan fish n chips. My best dishes was the spicy baked fish which was topped with an extra-spicy marinade,complemented with garlic herb rice and hot veggies.
Yes,they are kinda similar to Fish N Co but i gotta admit that Manhattan has a more pungent taste compared to Fish N Co.
To sum up,the restaurant has a great ambiance and the prices were considered to be reasonable as their seafood were really fresh! You guys should give it a try, especially for those of you who are seafood lovers!



Ikea Escapade

Im pretty sure that most of us has been to Ikea once. This is my second time I visited Ikea and i still had an overall fun experience.

Ikea originated in Sweden around 70 years ago, the so called “Ikea experience” to the customer in the store had to be interesting, family-friendly, enjoyable and fun.

The very first Ikea store in Indonesia was opened since late 2014, its located in Alam Sutera,Tangerang. Until today, Ikea is still a very popular place to go to in Jakarta.

Ikea’s system of self-service (DIY) has made their furniture much more affordable and also made us independent.

Covering 35,000 sqm, Ikea has over 50 room showcases and 3 complete homes to inspire us. It also has a restaurant which could fit 700 people on the first floor, a supply room with everything shown on the showcases and  approximately  1,000 car parks.You will find everything you need in just one location.062becc7-e4c6-4412-80cf-9109afdd056c


Walking around Ikea is tiring, so I stopped by at their restaurant to gain my energy back. There are not much choices to choose from but their food prices are relatively cheap!

0459b9e8-587c-4810-ac7c-9b72b68e6b08After I replenished my energy, I went down and looked for bits and pieces i needed for my home and after many turns, I finally found the cashier.





4a573ca9-30f9-4b94-862d-e3cf9221cbcc82f44459-3490-4e1f-8245-0bb36f6b0e79Afterwards, I went to the Food market in (front of the cashiers) where they sell imported biscuits and drinks.
09e55b7a-d571-4b3d-be64-31918aed4052Before going home, we had to stop at the snack shop to buy the famous Rp, 4,000 Ice cream served in a machine where you have to place a token in. The Ice cream tastes very rich and yummy. Not only does it sell ice-cream but the shop also sells hotdogs, chicken bread and more however it is a “must buy” to get the ice cream as it completes the Ikea experience.

Ikea is a huge place, I recommend you to go there when you have a full day to yourself as looking at the showcases and everything there would take a  while!


AM (@ariannemanibog)



Impromptu visit to Hutan Mangrove

Just so you know, Im not that person who could stay home for the whole day.
I was having my term-break and remembered there was a day when i got really bored and had nothing to do.I  know i should have studied, but studying the whole day obviously stresses me out.
I decided to text my friends and ask them if we could meet up.
Turned out that they were free and we decided to go to PIK(pantai indah kapuk) to have our lunch.

Why PIK?

PIK has been one of my favourite place to eat as there are so many varieties of food there!
After we had our lunch,i told my friends that theres a forest nearby called “Hutan Mangrove” and that we should take a few shots there.

Long story short,We arrived at the entrance feeling unsure that it was the right place as it was so silent and there were not much people there.Not long,we met the ticketing guy and he welcomed us in a friendly way.The entrance fee was affordable which costed us Rp 25,000 per person.





We spent around 40 minutes at the forest taking pictures and canoeing.
On a scale from 0-10,im giving it a 7.

If you plan to visit the place,i suggest you to bring mosquito repellent/sprays to prevent yourself from the itchy bites.


CS. (@christellasoewandy)