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Valentine’s Day 2016: Our first post-marital Valentine’s date at one of his favorite Italian restaurants in Jakarta

 

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Casual Japo-Italiano dinner at Popolamama, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta

 

Grand Indonesia is one of those malls that keeps the booming F&B industry alive: This year, they’ve decided to replace a spacious fountain area with the popular Japanese pasta chain, Popolamama.

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A portmanteau of popolare and mama, the 1995-established chain aims to bring the popular Italian notion that the best foods are those made by mothers – freshly homemade, crafted with care, and delightfully filled with love.

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(Closed) Singaporean eats at Howdy Hello Hola Hey Ho #H5SFF

 

For a whole month, this restaurant wants to spoil you with the best of Singapore right here in Jakarta.

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Yes, it’s Howdy Hello Hola Hey Ho (H5). The OPCO-owned restaurant has been around for close to a year now, but the place is still packed every time I come here.

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Afternoon bites at Paulaner Bräuhaus

 

If you’re craving for foods served with the big portions and delicious being so, then you’ve come to the best place in town.

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Before my recent visit to Paulaner Bräuhaus, or Paulaner, now that we’re on a first-name basis, I had completely no idea what German food is like and how the rugged Germans will always have a soft spot for beers. Now for those of you who are fellow fans of the brewski, you’re sure going to love this dining spot, because the cold ones here are completely home-brewed, a.k.a. 100% legit.
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Casual Thai at Tom Tom

 

It’s been at least three months since Tom Tom first opened. On my recent visit, the seats were still packed. That’s telling, isn’t it?

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I have to say, the mod Thai eatery has left a great impression on me. Suffice it to say that it’s got nothing to do with how warm and vibrant the ambiance was (wood-accented furnitures all over, teal and primrose chairs as highlights, plus a long, open kitchen). The only defining factor I’m going to cover is taste.

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