Can you believe if chicken soup, a typical home-cooking menu consisting of mixed vegetables with chicken broth can be found anywhere across the street nowadays? If you cannot, read on this blog entry as I find one of the big-name food stalls specializing in this kind of dish. Judging from the outside view, the stall is quite spacious and green and wide. Most importantly, freaking crowded! Continue reading “Sop Ayam Pak Min Klaten – Kota Tangerang”
The day after April Fools, I clearly make up my mind of visiting the oh-so-popular spot located at Cikokol, Tangerang as several tenants are founded by local entertainers. Called as MAZE Market with its colorful posters hanging above emblazoned with classy ornaments and incredibly spacious area, prepare yourself to get lost in the labyrinth just like on the Maze Runner movie as “the more you go through, the more bewildered you will be” motto will be so true. Not only is it totally perplexing as there are many food and fashion tenants scattered along the market, but also extremely hot weather if it is in the afternoon.
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RIAU ISLANDS – Recognized as an archipelago in Indonesia, no wonder if there are over 3,000 islands nestled from the south of Singapore to the Sumatra eastern coast. Even though its existence came in 2004, it becomes the center of Malay-Indonesian community as well as the existence of modern Malay language. Because of the interconnected geographical facet, several of the culinary traits are influenced from Malaysia.
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Harapan Island, July 2015
The previous year’s Eid Mubarak holiday was really worth-remembering as I planned to explore Thousand Islands located in the Bay of North Jakarta. Prior to D-day, I and my 9 friends were busy looking for recommended travel agencies that offered affordable and economical price for 2 days and 1 night. After finding a great travel agency, all the schedules were set and I utterly could not wait for it. At 6.00 am in the morning, I arrived at Kali Adem harbor, Muara Angke in the Northern part of Jakarta for 45 minutes by grabbing 2 taxicabs. I truly felt surprised witnessing the sea of humans queuing behind the entrance ticket. Around 1.5 hours waiting for the boat to Harapan Island, eventually it arrived at 7.30 am. Before heading off to Harapan Island, an announcement said that it would take 4 hours.
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