Pizza @ patisserie Francois, Grand City Mall Surabaya ; Mii review

pizza…pizza…pizza…a yayy!

Oh well, today is the first day of Ramadhan fasting, but here i am posting on a mouth watering food review…so be it, brace it tummy!

 

i got a buy one get one all kind of Pizza voucher at patisserie francois at Grand city mall from a bff, since the moment is right, last day of  not fasting day and she got finished her final test, so yesterday me and her meet for lunch at granci. and my mate jump in join us for a fancy lunch.

 

a stretched hot mozzarella..lingering

firstly we order pizza named fantastique pizza, a thin crust topped with black olives, green and red bell peppers, chicken, and onion, and i got tantalized by the olives, a rare topping that vanished from Pizza hut menu. to be honest it’s pretty bland, until my bff comment that she said i never thought that pizza would tasteless like this, later then she continued than since what she oftentimes ate are pizza hut which she called fake taste. i dont know whether it’s because this is originally comes without much tomato sauce or it’s original flavor is. but we got saved by the hot sauce and ketchup.

ps: Indonesia, especially Surabaya still hugely monopolized by Pizza Hut chain, there’s less affordable pizza that commonly consume by our people here, so somehow pizza hut is the only pizza we could reach.

 

for our second pizza my mate got the honor to choose, and he choose meat lover pizza, ahhh so common topping i said, but fine then we eat it too. this one comes pretty common with ground beef, olives, and so many cheese. the picture above is this pizza. i was more to the first pizza in the term of topping, but this one is more tasteful rather than fantastique. but overall the pizza is so so, if i dont have voucher in hand, this place is not my destination. for a plate of pizza that enough for 3 average mouth, cost 45.000 minimum. for beverage there’s no drink under 10.000 (small bottle of mineral water). enough said this is a fancy place, everything related with francois and it’s friends is indeed expensive.

 

she pick the drink, a mix between manggo juice and orange juice, with bubbles jelly, nata de coco and fresh strawberry, cost the same with a plate of pizza, cater 3 average mouth. nice and fresh, but the bubbles and stuff are hindering, hardly to pull out and less drenching the thirst. and their glass is also weird, the couldn’t stand still, how to say it, they got a lump under that make them swirling around like mad, and we oftenly asked each other, why do they pick this glass??only god knows.

 

dessert….a molten cake combi!

since she announced that she going to pay for us all, me and my mate hurray-ed and scream for another order..haha. and i choose this molten cake, since i’m very curious and i want to try to make some one day (and i def post it all over, lol). if u ask the price it somehow come up with the same price as pizza and drink, haha. it comes up with a combi with their own frozen yogurt and fruits topping. the molten cake is awesome, totally awesome, me likey, me likey so munch! haha. the lava that coming out from it is very nice, muddy, chocolaty, and not boring (sometimes i found chocolate is a boring flavor), and it comes out warm (i love warm cakes!). definitely om nom nom! i’m going to make soon!. the frozen yogurt is so so.

that’s it, patisserie francois dear, i gave you 2.3 stars outta 5

 

Happy Ramadan Fasting people!!

 

 

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Gotri’s Nasi Bakar and Pancake : Mii review

 

that day lunch is determined to be projecting to this place named Gotri, located on Ngangel, Surabaya. i’ve been recommended to this place for so many times by my teen cousins. He fallin love with Gotri’s pancake that he sacrificed crossing town to get their pancakes, yes that far.

the menu

 

So here i am with a BFF looking for tummy filler that one hot day. i got fascinated by the simple yet full of menu menus.

if you have eagle eyes you can notice that there is so many variation on the menu, sssssooooo many that made you dizzy choosing. And once again i’ve been recommended to Nasi Bakar, i pick that for my meal and a safe choice milkshakes as my drink. The price is totally cheap, for air conditioned place, and metal and glass cutlery (i just found my self detesting plastic dinnerware in a restaurant). Price range is around 10.000-25.000 rupiah for food and 5000-10.000 for drink, cheap aight?!

 

veggie juice and nasi bakar pepes tongkol

those hideous green juice my bff pick isn’t as taste as hideous as it look, i just faound it taste sour and fresh with limited sweetness, perfect for model diet 😛 . She pick Nasi bakar peskol (pepes tongkol) for here meal.

close up of nasi bakar pepes tongkol

once again you a super eyes power to find where the tongkol (fish) standing, because they were more to dusted and finely scattered on the cured rice. they taste good, and full of flavour and a bit spicy, and the came piping hot on the banana leaf wrap.

my safe choice nasi bakar kari ayam and vanilla milkshake

 

close up look for my nasi bakar ayam kari with lemon grass and lime leaf inside of it

i was pretty amazed by the lemongrass and lime leaf inside of it, since it cheap i wouldn’t expect for the small detail there. but yet it hard to find chicken meat on the enormous succulent rice. But unfortunately my thought-it-safe choice seems to end up tasteless and tasteless, i fell like i’m eating a lump of (well, almost) plain rice, yes, those lemongrass and evertything couldn’t help muct for the taste. they just give kick on the aroma.

 

gotri’s choco banana pancakes

even though we were full like hell, i’m still and still curios on their best critic pancakes. so i pick this choco banana pancakes from their only two choices.

 

the fluffy pancakes

served with vanilla ice cream on top and lots of chocolate sauce, this yes-i-admit fluffy pancakes is delicious. even with a full tummy both of us still have mouth to stomach this dessert. the pancakes taste savory than sweet, contrasting with the sauce and ice cream, so it was nice and delectable.

 

while waiting for my girl to pay for our lunch ( 😛 ), i look around and took some pictures. this place is packed during our visit, some customer event return home because it’s fullness. and the most of the visitor are indeed youngster, couples, but some others i saw are  old couples, family and workers.

the inside look

 

overall review for this place is NICE! i’d love to come back to try other menu, since they came in enormous variation, yet the service is good and fast. make sure you ask them for extra sambal and pickles, the’ll give you free!

 

 

i’d love to give 3.7 stars out of 5

the Taman Dayu ; Mii Review

the most photo shoot spot at the gate

 

pertokoan little shanghai at night….after closing time :p

 

another line of shops

 

food veranda

 

food veranda after 10pm

 

on the picturesque road to the villa, it was so beautiful.

 

the taman dayu waterpark, entry Rp 50.000/person

 

the kiddy area, small but sufficient.

 

water outbound are oftentimes held here.

 

the slides..yet i’m afraid to ride this one. 😛

how far the slide go…not far nor height but enough to get chills, and less ladder to climb, means more sliding time!!

 

overall i love this place, the villa, the food veranda, the waterpark, all of ’em. they might not big as waterboom or Olympics swimming pool, but for me who just enjoy slides and dipping, this is enough, coz for me less height and crowds means more times to slide and ejoy the whole place without fighting for space in a salad bowl..got my point?! but if you were looking for adrenaline jump, then go to others. On the other hand the food veranda and food terrace food is delish and vary, from sate to nasi goreng, and the price is pretty damn right. I just love the place, and moreover it’s only 1 hour driving from Surabaya, sweet!

 

Have a nice holiday fellas!

 

Pujasera Pojok Tunjungan 24jam ; Mii Review

the inside look

 

where to go after a short visit or mini party? a 24hour shop exactly..since we’re no longer teenager that suit to free-to-sell-alcohol-to-teens circle K or any fancy place, we headed to a calmer and sophisticated place, a 24hour pujasera, or cafeteria :P.

 

A place that reckon as new open by my mate, located at siola jalan tunjungan, the famous landscape that nowadays being resurrected after a long hiatus. Exactly at the corner or the road, with a barn-like theme interior, the sell so many food and beverage, from lontong balap to roti bakar. The place was full when we arrived around 10.30 pm, packed with family and older member eating, talking, and some other was watching soccer from a projector.  Realizing that that day is still Thursday and it’s already almost full house, we reckon that the place is selling good. Whether is the place is packed or the  service is suck, i dunno, but to get a ronde and gado-gado is taking more than 30 minutes from the time we ordered.

 

and then came my order….Ronde…cost me Rp 12.000 and regret.

 

as you might saw that it looks like a colorful mothballs on the outside, the inside is as hideous as the looks, the supposed-to-be nuts and sugar filling is unrecognizable and the skin is not fully cooked, a reason to get nuts in the middle of the night.

 

but fortunately my mate’s order is nice, so nice that made him humming and chanting so many times without any complaints at all.

“na’ah….i’m on a diet” he said, and i ate half of the carbo he left 😛

well indeed the gado-gade he got is nice, it just me who unlucky that night. they also provide wi fi here, so all you need is wisely choosing the menu.

 

this is pretty much a place to go when you looking for an all-nighters hang-out plus eating place. Since like what my mate said that this is the only place to play your ipad with a glass of  sugar free guava juice at 11pm, a better but not healthier option he said. Well, i agree, since i bet there is no other places sell a gado-gado, lontong balap, or even further semanggi in the middle of the night, at first i was suspicious with it, i mean there’ll be more wilted veggies rather than not on a veggies based menu sell in the night, but my suspicion was not proven, they served it as good as the morning seller. But one thing need to be careful during your visit to this place, the dark toilet, my mate found himself  chanting while doing his business in the dark.

 

 

i’d like to give 3.4 stars out of 5, yes i’d love to come again to try the other menu.