Jakarta (Food) Diary!

Things at school have been quite rough this week. I don't know why, but I really feel exhausted and complain a lot because of the extra classes that I have to attend every single day except Saturday & Sunday. I came home around 3.30-4pm , and on some days I'll have another tuitions after I got home from school . So it means moving my ass off the house again and go to my friend's house.

I really can't wait for the national examination, then I'll be freeeeee and ready to burn all of my books. lol. (read: giving away my books to my juniors sounds better tho). I always think that I might miss school later, but I realize It'd only be the jokes and fun I had with my friends, not the lessons......... 

I enjoy learning new things, but I don't really enjoy studying. I feel like I'm being forced. I also feel that Indonesian's education concept is too focused on text books. All we do is memorize, memorize, memorize. It doesn't really matter if we understand the material / not. Even if it's a science subject like chemistry, physics which also have mathematics in it, I must admit that sometimes, I don't understand what I'm currently studying on. So when the exam comes, I only memorize 'the way to solve the question', as long as I got the right answer and high score, and when the exam ends, I'll eventually forget it. We only got so little time for practical activities, when it's actually an important part to make the students understand the lesson fully.

I'm also stressed by my time management. I can hardly have time to take outfit photos for my blog now (I even have school on Saturday until 1.30pm. It means I only got Sunday to take photos without being in a rush). I know school should be my top priority at this time, but I still feel burdened by the endorsement photos I have to do. T_T.

Today, I blog about the photos I took during my stay in Jakarta. If I'm in Jakarta, it's going to be all about korean/japanese food, new cafes at Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK). Lol xD

The beef tongue and japchae were my lunch at Chung Gi Wa, Dharmawangsa. I and my mom like to eat at this place. The beefs are always yummy! I also like to drink the rice wine (makkeolli) . There's a korean supermarket beside this restaurant. I and my mom will go crazy buying lots and lots of kimchi to stock it in our home, tteokbokki, odeng, and manyy more!


I also visited IKEA. It's sooo crowded and most people just look around there like going to an amusement park, without buying anything. lol. And the restaurant's queue was also very long. I was just curious what's inside since I also want to buy furnitures there to fill my new house in Jakarta.

Obligatory shoot at IKEA's warehouse section!

  • @jolie_clothing bow cropped top
  • cecil mc bee plaid pants
  • michael kors heels
  • samantha thavasa bag

For pork meat, my favorite place is SEORAE (Pantai Indah Kapuk / The Flavor Bliss) Alam Sutera. I always order their samgyupsal, sundubu jjigae (the besttt in all over Jakarta), and japchae.


Cake a boo! This cafe is also located at PIK. I don't really like cakes, so my main intention was to see the cute concept. I ordered this cake and it tasted sweeet and quite yummy from my tongue ;p. I also love their drinks!

Again... new dessert house at PIK, WooYoo Soft Ice cream. I expected something more, though. When I went there and had the soft ice creams, it was just okay for me.


Schneeballen. This was something like a huge cookie, and to eat it, we had to crush it with this wooden hammer. The texture was too 'hard' .

Aaaanndd on New Year, I had dinner with my fam at Akira Back Jakarta. Everything was very delicious!!

AB Tacos! It's delicious and the tacos has very rich flavorings yet it doesn't taste too "heavy".

Crispy Kalbi Roll: very yummy too and the taste's just perfect!! The rice texture was very great, and the cabbages on top didn't taste 'raw'.

Another creative & great fusion roll from Akira Back Jakarta . Very fresh yet yummy taste ! I think it has "magic pop" candy inside it.. Where you'll feel the popping candies inside your mouth.. . So creative yet very delicious at the same time!!. I also ordered red dragon roll and ice cream. Overall they're all very delicious and the service is also nice. Usually I'll feel too full after 3 rolls of fusion roll because those rolls usually have so much mayonaisse / other sauces in it.. But in Akira Back, everything's just so well-seasoned.. Not too light yet not too much!! Thumbs up!!


Lunch & New year's eve dinner two days in a row at my fav place, Luciole bistro at Central Park, Jakarta. I never forget to have a glass of their fruit beer and a plate of seafood spaghetti in spicy asian marinara sauce!



As for our fam's favorite Indonesian restaurant in Jakarta, it has to be Pondok Laguna, Central Jakarta!


  1. You have to try gojumong, panglima polim, though.. waaaaaay more delicious than chung gi wa FYI :) but also more expensive :(

  2. Couldnt agree more about your opinion in indonesians education concept its so true!
    Meaaaatttt :9

  3. I really agree sama cara pembelajaran yang cici bilang. Sometimes I feel like I dont understand anything but as long as I memorise it, I will get high marks at the end, and I will eventually forget it after the exams :(. Anyway, those food look soooll delicious ><. Mau cobain satu" hehehehe :)

  4. SERIOUSLYYY! your best post ever. loving all these food pics.


  5. Nice post Veren! <3

  6. I'm so in love with your bow cropped top <3

    VIsit my blog,
    Thank you :)

  7. Totally agree with you about Indonesian's education system! We're all the same. Whenever I got good marks on exam I think it's not because I'm smart, but I'm good in memorizing (for the short time, damn), and after the exam and a long wonderful holiday, I'll forget what I've learnt before >.<

    Btw you had a great holiday! Surrounded by all those yumms food :3:3

  8. Omg look at those yummy foods,suddenly I feel hungry!
    Love the bow on your cropped top dear <3

  9. everything looks yumm! i feel hungry when i see this!
    love your plaid pants btw :)

  10. cute outfits to stroll around jakarta in! hope you enjoyed your time here. are you graduating high school this year? where are you gonna go for college?

  11. yes. tats true about the indonesian concept study -_- i think every student feel the same.. but thank God i already passed it :D
    and your food photos make me hungry now T_T

  12. everything looks so perfect and delicious <33

    cheer, michelle ~

  13. You are so pretty! Really like all your outfit ><

  14. totally agree with your opinion about indonesian education system! hahaha but one day when you are in college you will have another opinion i guess :p ah! btw you look so pretty <3

    This is real and This is me

  15. semangatttt ya veren! aku juga kadang capek sekolah hahahahaha
    anyway, your new hair suits on you! you're prettier hihihi <3

  16. Yes i understand Veren Lee!!! almost every one think like this that schooling is very boring and hard job in life. But you know these books make us perfect and school then collage then higher education or search work gives us perfection in life. Me also like you but now i am doing job in a well know education related company Cheap Dissertation Writing Services and good to server to students on better manner

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