Tasty Greek food in South Jakarta!

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Having heard of this restaurant from our gastro mania friend, we were not sure if we can find good Greek food (or anything close to it) in South Jakarta. Finally, we accidentally found “Gyro Alley”, a small Greek restaurant, located within a walking distance from our old apartment in Wijaya.

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We visited this restaurant on Sunday late lunch time and they were quite busy! We were not served for about 10 minutes so were unhappy with the service. However, we waited for a while and finally were served! The menu was limited and written in the big blackboard above the open kitchen situated at the entrance of the restaurant. There was no drink menu but we ordered ice lemon teas which were very nice and refreshing. As we both love lamb, we ordered the same dish, lamb Souvraki.

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We were first sat at the entrance counter on the ground floor. After a short while, we decided to sit at the nice little terrace overlooking Jl. Panglima Polim, and luckily, there was no smokers at that time.

Soon after, our lamb Souvraki arrived and we enjoyed it as it was of good quality. The meat was extremely tender and ingredients were all very fresh. In addition, it was quite filling. (All the menu items, especially the Souvrakis cost around Rp 55,000 – 60,000.) Chilli source was also spicy, tasty and added a punch to the meal.

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The décor of the restaurant was also nice and inspiring. Overall, we were quite happy with the place and will come back again!

 

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Ovyond – Healthy Homemade Yogurt from Jakarta

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We found while googling “Ovyond” selling healthy yogurts in Jakarta. They sell many choices of yogurts, such as Greek style, Swiss natural, Caspian, and more. You can also have them with fruits toppings (mango, blueberries, strawberries).

They come with different sizes as well (500g, 300g and 100g), and the costs varies from Rp.20,000 to Rp.90,000 per jug.

You can order by SMS, Go-jek and with other social media. We texted them and they arranged delivery with Go-jek and we paid on delivery. They were very efficient and response was quick and with perfect English. When my order was delivered, there was a happy surprise, a bonus 100g Caspian yogurt for a trial!

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We already tasted Greek yogurt with blueberry and mango, and were very happy with the taste 🙂  We will order from them again definitely!

Good Pillow, Good Sleep

We bought two nice pillows from Italy.

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We have never bought expensive pillows like them! It cost Rp.1,700,000 each!! (They even have a warranty card…)

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Rom bought a Delux and I bought a Anatomic.

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The pillows have special gel inside and it cools down our head. We are very satisfied with the pillows and found that it really makes a huge difference when you wake up if you use a good pillow.

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Another of the beautiful 1000 islands (Pulau Seribu): “Sepa Island”!

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Sepa island is a 2 hours boat ride from Ancol peer in Jakarta. Depending on the time of year and the weather conditions, the boat ride can be smooth or very rough! We have experienced both! It is always a good idea to get on the boat early to find a good seat at the back.
セパ島は、ジャカルタのアンチョールからボートで約2時間ほどいったところにあります。行く時期と天気によって、ボートでの旅はかなりスムーズに行くこともあれば揺れまくるときもあります。私たちは、両方とも経験しました!ボート後方のシートがお勧めなので、早めにいってそのシートをゲットしてください。

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When you arrive at the Island, you will see the very pure and clear water with coral and colourful marine fish from above. The sand in the small beach is very clean and not many people around, so you can enjoy this place a lot. You can enjoy other activities, like diving, snorkeling, fishing and speedboat rides – all from the hotel.
島に到着すると、透き通ったきれいな水、色とりどりのサンゴや魚を見ることができます。島の砂はとってもきれいで、あまり人も沢山いるわけではないので、のんびりできます。ダイビングやシュノーケル、釣りやスピードボートにのったりと、ホテルがいろんなアクティビティを手配してくれます。

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These rooms do have a beautiful view on to the sea from the balcony. Also bring your own beach towels as they are not provided. If you have them, also bring reef shoes and snorkel gear as the islands reef is extremely beautiful. The nature is great and this island has an interesting shipwreck dive site which is not far from this island.
宿泊施設のバルコニーからは海を眺めることができます。でも、ビーチタオルはもらえないので、自分で持ってくることをおすすめします。海中用の靴やシュノーケルの道具も、もし自分でもっていたら持ってきた方がよいでしょう。すばらしい自然を体験することができますし、島からそう遠くないところで船の残骸の周りでダイビングをすることもできます。

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The rooms are not too deluxe but acceptable. The Penyu room we had was fine, 2 single beds and need of maintenance. Sheets were clean, bed was firm, pillows were a bit uncomfortable.
部屋は豪華ではありませんが、許容範囲といったところでしょうか。Penyuという名前の付いた部屋はまあまあでした。シングルベッドが2つあり、メンテナンスが少し必要かな、という感じです。シーツは清潔で、ベッドも硬さがありよかったのですが、枕があまり気持ちよくありませんでした。

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The food is average, not too special in here, and there is live music/entertainment at dinner. Since the island is full board, the food is all Indonesian style. As a general rule, the deep fried food was the best: fried chicken and fish. Most of the vegetables were pretty good. Lots of fruit is available.
食事はまあまあで、何も特記すべきことはありませんが、夜はライブミュージックがあります。島に宿泊するとすべての食事がついているのですが、すべてインドネシアスタイルです。全般的に、魚やチキンの揚げ物が一番おいしかったです。野菜もおいしかったですし、フルーツも沢山ありました。

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Over all, it depends on your purpose to get to this resort. If you want to find convenient and pleasant resort, you may be disappointed. If you go to this island to snorkel, dive and relax in the ocean and not in your room, you will enjoy your stay.
このリゾートを気にいるかどうかは、どんな目的で行くかによります。便利で快適なリゾートに泊まりたいということであれば、あまり気にいらないかもしれません。シュノーケルやダイビングをしたり、部屋の中ではなく海でのんびりしたいという人は、このリゾートを気にいると思います。

Green Brunch

Since our basil is growing extremely well on balcony garden, I decided to cook basil pasta! It’s always very satisfying to make things at home but this one is special, as the ingredient itself is homegrown.
キッチンガーデンのバジルが育ちに育っていたので、バジルパスタを作ることにしました。自家製のものを作るのは楽しいですが、今回は材料そのもの(バジル)も自分たちで育てたものなので、特に幸せな気持ちに。。。

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One of Rom’s favourite Japanese-dishes, goma-ae! (Just boil  vegetables and mix it with half-grounded sesame seeds with a bit of added sugar and soy sauce.)
Romの好きな日本食の一つ、胡麻和え。

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Rom cooked a roast chicken with garlic and potatoes for me. Crispy outside and juicy inside. Delicious!
Romも、ローストチキンを作ってくれました。外はパリパリで中はジューシーでおいしかった。

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Not very colourful but nice GREEN brunch on our balcony…
カラフルではないけど、緑がいっぱいのブランチでした。

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