Open Door Tanjung Duren x Black Garlic Indonesia

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Woot, invited to Abraresto Brunch Session in Open Door! So lucky and never thought before to be invited by them since I wasn't too familiar with Abraresto, but here's come the new family in my food adventure journal. So, let's check it out.

Open Door
It's located in pavilion in front of Mediterania 2 Apartment, little bit hiding if you don't pay attention actually. Find the Mediterania 2's gate across Central Park Mall, and you will see the signage. I used to always pass Mediterania 2 every Saturday for swimming with friends but never noticed this pavilion LOL.

Let's drooling inside with meeeee!

The pavilion I mean.

Seeking the door.

Open Sesame? It's Open Door!

The outdoor section.

The bar inside.

So rare to see a building with V-corner.

The bottles are always interesting to be photographed.

Yeah... I know that's the bar anyway, no direction needed.

Favorite spot to sit.

Cute displays.

Nice sofas.


The brunches
Here comes the brunch!!! There were 5 menus to serve at that day.

Beef Popcorn Chicken. (Rp 38.000)Snack finger for everyone, at the first time I thought it was fried squid as it was cut like at the picture, but in fact it was chicken LOL. Juicy and well seasoned, but it would be perfect if you eat this one with chilli sauce in my opinion, depending on your taste palate. :P

Beef Popcorn Chicken. (Rp 38.000)

Crispy Baby Calamari (Rp 40.000)
The little bite size calamari comes in exotic spices! So crispy, and in my opinion no need to eat this one with chilli sauce anymore. Pick this one as many as you can, only a little bit portion is never enough. :)

Crispy Baby Calamari. (Rp 40.000)

Sausage and Egg Skillet (Rp 68.000)An unique menu by Open Door, it's a sausage and egg with corn and cherry tomato with tomato gravy served with toasts. Well, you see the gravy is so red, but don't worry, this one is not as sour as you think, worth to try.

Sausage and Egg Skillet. (Rp 68.000)

Vietnamese Chicken Chop. (Rp 60.000)
MY FAVORITE!!!! The first time I saw this didn't expected too much, I thought it just an ordinary rice with ordinary chicken meat. But this one is so delicious, the meat is juicy, tender, and well seasoned inside and outside with Vietnamese seasoning. For me, the seasoning is somehow kinda similar with red chicken feet you see in dimsum restaurant, and little bit sweet like red charsiu (ey but this one is the halal one lah haha this one is chicken).

Vietnamese Chicken Chop. (Rp 60.000)

Kalbi Kimchi Burger (Rp 60.000)
When eastern meets western, have you ever imagined to eat burger without patty? Eat this one, new sensation to eat burger since the patty is substituted with Korean marinated beef and kimchi, the tradition fermented vegetable Korean side dish. The taste comes from kimchi is pretty sour, but the kalbi is undeniable, and it is perfect to eat since it is topped with half-done sunny side up. If you are adventurous person in seeking the unique taste of foods, try this!

Kalbi Kimchi Burger. (Rp 60.000)

Banana Pops
Dessert of the day, comes in mini size and three variants : popcorn, cheese, and nuts.

Barnana Pops.

Had to pick one of two beverages, I chose Mango Tea. So refreshing, not too sweet and the mango taste infused perfectly in tea, and after that you can also eat the pieces of mango too.

Refreshing beverages! I like Open Door's Mango Tea.

Cooking with Black Garlic
Black garlic? A black colored garlic? No it's not, it's a "magic box" for those of you who wants to cook but can't cook and don't know what to buy to prepare a food. I mean, Black Garlic is literally a box, includes three recipes to serve. The big box contains ingredients to cook and the recipe to guide you cook them.

WHOA! Never thought before that someone will make this thing lah, since I am also a too lazy person to buy everything to cook, even to think what to cook anyway MWAHAHA I just love eating, but not cooking *not a good wife-to-be yah, sigh who cares*. Made by culinary expert William Wongso, this invention is really helpful I think, just read the guide to put this and that and ta-raaa you've done a recipe for 4 persons. One box contains 3 recipes anyway.

Claudia of Abraresto + Billy Oscar, opened the cooking competition session.

Anyway, the kitchen utensils by Oxone we used were so nice and colorful, craving those!

Would cook "Orange Chicken" recipe by Black Garlic.
So here were the ingredients, so practice!

Ready to cook?

Dion was the person who did most of the steps HAHA he'll be a good husband anyway guys!

Tasting time.

The result : LOSE! HAHAHAHA!

Ey.. time for closing the post!
Well here's some note from me :

  • Recommended one : Vietnamese Chicken Chop.
  • First time come to Open Door, couldn't use my DSLR to capture anything, but you may use it if you're eating in outdoor section.
  • A place with nice interior! 

It was so fun, my first cooking competition, ehm.. although Dion was the person in charge in my group HAHA. Thank you Abraresto for the invitation, can't wait to join the next brunch. Actually wanna put the video of the brunch session from Abraresto but my face there when I was interviewed was....... too sleepy face, and toooo round, so I cancelled to put the video HAHAHAHAH. Catch ya later in the next post.

Photo credit : Elissa + Abraresto

Open Door
Apartemen Royal Garden, Ground Floor
Jl. Letjen S. Parman
Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta 

Hours: Mon-Thur 15.00-02.00 /
Fri-Sun 15.00-03.00

Wi-fi : YES
Credit Card : YES
Price Range: Rp 200.000 for two
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3 comment(s)

  1. popcorn chicken nya lucu ya kotak2 gitu.. tadinya gua kirain cumi. hahaha.

  2. I've always love your feeds on IG, and there sooo much more lovely pics on your blog <3

  3. love your post - informative & fun...will be there for this weekend ;-)


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