The Highlights of Istanbul

It’s been a long time since I wrote my travel journey about Three Beauties of Cappadocia. I have been so busy since I got back from Turkey. Besides, Cappadocia, I could say that Istanbul has been my no.1 favorite city in Turkey, perhaps in Europe. I have been to London and Paris. They are beautiful, so vintage, so classic. However, Istanbul can wrap all of them into one. It is the home of breathtaking architecture, buildings, tasty food, amazing art, and pretty flowers. It’s also a perfect place for street photography.


At the entrance of Hagia Sophia

For you who want to go to Turkey, I give you a few must visit places for sightseeing and shopping for Istanbul’s first timers:

Emirgan Park

It was my first destination when I arrived at Turkey. It is a historical urban parks at the Emirgan neighbourhood in the Sarıyer district of Istanbul, Turkey, on the European coast of the Bosphorus. It is one of the largest public parks in Istanbul. I saw lots of beautiful tulips and sakura trees. I arrived at 7 AM, so it was still quiet and peaceful for photoshoot.



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Hagia Sophia / Aya Sofia Mosque

It is built 1500 years ago as an orthodox Catholic church. After Turkey was defeated in Cross War, the church was re-built as a mosque withour removing the relics and pictures of Christian. You can see the picture of Jesus, Gabriel, and Virgin Mary on the 2nd floor of Aya Sofia. Now, it is a museum with a stunning Byzantine and Islamic architecture. The grand dome of Aya Sofia that towers over the sky of Istanbul is as beautiful inside as it is on the outside.







Sultan Ahmed Blue Mosque


Standing beautifully at the opposite of Aya Sofia, the Bluq Mosque was built by The Great Sultan Ahmed. However, the mosque was still in renovation and closed. Too bad 😦 Just seeing from the outside, the cascading domes are amazing. I love taking pictures on the outdoor area.




The Grand Bazaar / Kalpali Çarsi

For you who like to go shopping (like me!), Istanbul Grand Bazaar is a must visit place. Be careful of entrance and exit doors. It’s as overwhelming with hundreds of mazes and passages filled with thousands of vendors selling everything from spices, lamps, carpets, jewelries to lanterns. just like a labyrinth with the same interior and decoration. Try to wander around first before settling in buying something at the first stall.There are many vendors selling the same thing. Besides, the place is also photogenic to be missed.










P.S.: there are also many vendors outside the Grand Bazaar which sell similar things with lower price! The T-shirts and souvenirs are so cheap!

Arasta Bazaar

Arasta Bazaar is located hundreds meter from Aya Sofia. It’s a long tidy street with shops lining on both sides, like the Asiatic Market in Bangkok. Homewares, souvenirs, antiques are sold in Arasta Bazaar, perhaps much better and curated than the Grand Bazaar. It is a pleasant interlude from the bustle of the main tourist attractions with selections of cafes and restaurant inside. Since i got there at 6 PM, the market was closed. Just take a photo in this area since it is also photogenic place.



The Spice Market

The interior of Spice Market adopt the Egyptioan relics and atract me to go through into its labyrinth. It’s not as overwhelming as The Grand Bazaar and of course, they sell mostly the herbs and spices. You can get rugs and wallets here as well as the keychains and magnets. The hundreds centuries old Mısır Çarşısı / Egyptian Spice Bazaar, open seven days a week, is full of tourist from many countries due to its low price. It is the best place to buy oils, soap, dried fruits, spices, and Turkish delights as souvenirs.


Taksim Square

Located in Beyoğlu in the European part of Istanbul, Turkey, Taksim Square is a major tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops, and hotels. It is considered the heart of modern Istanbul, with the central station of the Istanbul Metro network. Taksim Square is also the location of the Monument of the Republic which was crafted by Pietro Canonica and inaugurated in 1928. The monument commemorates the 5th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, following the Turkish War of Independence.



Monument of Taksim

This is my favorite for shopping, eating delicious foods, taking street photograph, and sightseeing. There are many shops such as H&M, Sephora, YSL, Forever 21, and many more. I had my lunch at McD. You can also spot KFC and Burger King along the street. The price was fine and cheaper than in Indonesia. The sun light, the vintage-look shops, and the aroma of the fresh baked cakes are just perfect for me.




The Topkapi Palace

The palace was built in 15th-19th centuries by Ottoman Sultans. The palace complex consists of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings. Female members of the Sultan’s family lived in the harem and leading state officials, including the Grand Vizier, held meetings in the Imperial Council building. The palace complex has hundreds of rooms and chambers, but only the most important are accessible to the public today, including the Ottoman imperial harem and the treasury, called hazine where the Spoonmaker’s Diamond and Topkapi Dagger are on display. The museum collection also includes Ottoman clothing, weapons, armor, miniatures, religious relics, and illuminated manuscripts like the Topkapi manuscript. The complex is guarded by officials of the ministry as well as armed guards of the Turkish military. Unfortunately photography is prohibited in certain places so I can’t give too many photos of the interiors. You will see the hair of Mohammad; the beautiful antique clocks from the 15th century; the sword of David; and the rod of Moses.





Harem place


at the courtyard of Topkapi Palace


The door of the Palace

Bosphorus Ferry Cruise


One of my favorite part of my travel journey. It’s my final destination of my Turkey travel journey. During 1 hour ferry ride, I enjoyed my last day in Istanbul by the beautiful sea view from Asia to Europe, passing the bridge which links both lands. There were many historical buildings and beautiful sightseeing. Although it was so hot and sunny, the ferry ride wrapped up my Turkey journey from the beginning till the end.





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Onni House, Jakarta Barat

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Hello guys! If you are interested in visiting a beautiful cafe without concerning the taste of the food, you are in the right place. However, if you choose to visit a cafe with delicious meal, then you better change the article to be read. I’m gonna post more of my OOTD photos rather than food and drink.



Onni House is a beautiful house, combining with the florist house and also selling vintage stuffs. All the flowers sold there are so beautiful. The decoration is so pretty, as if you are entering a small garden in a house. Actually, the house is not as big as I thought. You better do reservation via phone so that you don’t need to wait at the outside since the cafe is so crowded. Full of waiting lists. They have 20% discount for F&B until August 2018.

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The decoration is too pretty to be missed. I love taking pictures in every corner of the house. I admit that the house is so instagramable. Better to use your standard lens rather than fixed lens because the space is quite small and you might drop some stuffs there. I wore a flower crown which was bought in Turkey (see my Turkey blog here) and a black robe with floral printing. I love my outfit because it is suitable with the decoration.




There are 3 sections for the dining area: indoor (the prettiest area), semi outdoor (vintage lokk and so crowded), and outdoor (smoking area). Since I did the reservation, Onni gave me the most instagramable spot. Yeay! Thank you Onni ♥



As for the food, I just order the main course and 1 appetizer. My friend said that there is Namelaka’s cake, but I was too lazy to wait for another queue because the food came out quite long. You must be patient if you order the food and I suggest you eat at the other restaurants or cafes for your lunch/dinner. The portion is very small.

Here is the menu

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Beef Rice Bulgogi (48k)


The presentation is pretty and tempting. The taste is quite good and the beef is tender. The sweet taste is dominating my palette. I think this is the best dish from all the dishes we ordered.

Nasi Iga Bakar Maranggi (78k)


The beef ribs is small and the meat was so few. The taste is actually quite good with its grill taste. The chili and tomato make the dish taste fresh. However, the taste is so-so.

Garlic Noodles with Dory Sambal Matah (48k)


Actually, it’s aglio olio pasta. The dory pieces is soooo small, placed on top of the pasta. The taste of the aglio olio is good, but nothing special. The dory’s meat is very small, covered by the batter.

Chicken Teriyaki Burger (58k)


The burger is small and bad for the presentation. The sweet and grill taste of the chicken is so-so. The chicken is tender. The burger is fast food restaurants are much better.

Salted Egg Fries (36k)

frech fries

The salted egg spread is not so good. The sweet and creamy taste is actually like butter-sauce rather than salted egg. When you feel it at certain time, you might taste a hint of soft salted egg taste character. However, if my friend did not say that this is salted egg fries, I thought that it is just fries with cream.

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Overall, Onni gives you a new dining experience in a flower house. They give you a beautiful place for doing OOTD photoshoot, but not for culinary experience. The foods are so-so; small portion; and pricey since the small and taste are below my standard. The service is not so good. Sometimes, you have to wait for more than 15 minutes for the food because the place is so crowded. However, I like the decoration of how they make this small house into this pretty small garden.

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ONNI House Jakarta

Peta ONNI House Jakarta
Address: Jl. Tanjung Duren Utara V No.242, Tj. Duren Utara, Grogol petamburan, Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11470

Tuesday 12.00–21.00
Wednesday 12.00–21.00
Thursday 12.00–21.00
Friday 12.00–21.00
Saturday 12.00–21.00
Sunday 12.00–21.00
Monday 09.00–21.00
Telephone: (021) 22956116
WIFI          : YES
PRICE        : 100k+/person

Magal, The Real Korean BBQ, Mal Kelapa Gading, Jakarta

Mapogalmaegi Magal BBQ Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Hello BBQ Lovers! Sebagai pecinta Korean BBQ, kamu wajib cobain Magal BBQ ASLI KOREA! Magal yang di MKG tersebut bener-bener franchise langsung dari Korea dan of course, resepnya beneran dari restoran Magal di Korea. Jadi, udah pasti beda rasanya dengan Magal/Mapogalmaegi yang lainnya karena mereka buka resto sendiri dan ambil nama “Magal” nya tanpa mengikuti recipe dan aturan dari Magal Korea aslinya.



Magal di MKG terletak di pintu lobby MKG 3, berseberangan dengan Starbucks dan Marks&Spencer. Pintu masuknya bisa dari luar atau dari samping Toridoll Yakitori. Tempatnya cukup luas dengan nuansa khas restoran Korea yang didominasi warna hitam dan gold. Tempatnya pewe buat nongkrong bareng teman maupun keluarga. Makanan dan minumannya gw review satu per satu.




Banchan (free flow)



Isinya ada kimchi, tauge, salad sayuran, mashed potato, dan lainnya. Yang berbeda dari Magal ala2 adalah di Magal ini tidak ada seaweed, pancake, dan macaroni salad, tpai ada mashed potato yg manis, agak creamy, dan enak. Sisanya sama sih dan sama-sama free flow alias nambah sepuasnya. For me, kimchinya lebih enak di sini karena ga terlalu over bumbunya. Untuk omelette-nya, kamu dapetin kalo kamu order BBQ ya.

Pork & Beef Combo (755.8k – 955.8k)


Ini adalah menu yang wajib kalian coba karena isinya lengkap : ada pork, beef, dan seafood, boneless short rib sushi, dan soybean paste soup with beef brisket. Udah ada sushi, daging BBQ, dan soup. Worth it! Porsinya ada yg untuk 2 orang maupun 4 orang. Pas dibakar, aromanya harum banget! Infonya, dagingnya langsung dibakar tanpa dimarinate dulu seperti resto lainnya. Ada juga sih yang dimarinate kalo kamu pesan yang spicy marinated atau sweet marinated meat. Kalau yang plain, beneran langsung dibakar. Menurut gw pribadi, lebih enak yang tanpa marinated karena taste dari dagingnya keluar dan dagingnya juicy. So yummy!



Super yummy Pork Cheek! My favorite one

Boneless short rib sushi: Sushinya juga enak. Dagingnya empuk, saucenya juga enak. Gw ga cukup makan satu aja. Minimal 3 pcs lah 

Beef brisket soup : asem pedas dan beefy. Kuahnya khas Korea yang asam kimchi gitu. Enak dimakan selagi panas sembaari kamu nunggu dagingnya selesai dibakar.

Japchae (98k)

Aroma khas Japchae yang gurih, wok-aroma, dan sweet yang gw suka dari japchae di sini. Rasanya manis dan gurih tapi pas, ga over micin. Tekstur glass noodlenya juga pas, ga terlalu lembek atau overcooked 

Cheese Tteokbokki (75.8k)

My favorite! Cheesenya meleleh tpai bukan mozarella, jadi gabisa ditarik. Cheesenya creamy dan tteokbokkinya gurih asem pedas. So perfect!

Beef BBQ Hot Plate (89.8k)

Rasa dagingnya manis dan gurih, teksturnya juga empuk. Bulgoginya enak dan ga over sweetness. Mirip beef teriyaki tapi ga pake mirin sauce.

Chestnut Makgeolli (NEW)

The best! Alcoholic drinknya enak banget. Agak kental, manisss seperti tape uli bagian airnya. Beneran enak! Abis makan BBQ dan yang lainnya, terakhir minum ini deh. Udah kayak 4 sehat 5 sempurna 
Overall, gw lebih suka makan di Magal Asli ini daripada Magal ala2 karena dagingnya lebih premium dan tastenya mirip sama BBQ yang gw makan di Korea. Dagingnya empuk dan seafoodnya enak. Bumbunya juga pas dan ga berlebihan. Abis makan di sini ga sehaus biasanya. MUST TRY guys!

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Mapo Galmaegi – Magal BBQ Mal Kelapa Gading

Peta Mapo Galmaegi - Magal BBQ Mal Kelapa Gading

Alamat: Mal Kelapa Gading 3 Lantai Dasar Unit #G-15C Di samping pintu Lobby MKG 3 Jakarta, RT.13/RW.18, Klp. Gading Tim., Klp. Gading, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14240
Hours   : MON-SUN 10 AM – 10 PM
WIFI     : YES
PRICE   : IDR 100k+/pax


WAKI Japanese BBQ, Thamrin

WAKI Japanese BBQ Dining Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Hello meat lovers! I think some of you have already heard that WAKI Japanese BBQ has the best beef in town! That’s right! I agree with them. It’s my pleasure to get invitation from WAKI itself and to make my own HONEST review about their food.



WAKI is located in Thamrin, more precisely on the 2nd floor of Metro Coffee. You will recognize the logo (big cow’s head) on the rooftop. The Metro Coffee itself is also pretty and suitable for OOTD photoshoot. Back to WAKI, the place is quite big and spacious. It has 3 VIP rooms which are all connected into 1 big VIP room for an event. The VIP room is very private and soundproof. WAKI has also semi-private rooms in which the place is only separated with partition and not soundproof. So, you can see the dining area from the semi-private room. It is more spacious rather than VIP room. The dining area is the place for less than 6 people. There is also a bar for alcoholic drinks. This place is suitable for holding a celebration or event.



WAKI serves you the most excellent quality of beef and halal foods with affordable price. There are promotions for set menu and lunch menu as well for only 49k to 69k, including Rice bowls and Gyutandon with free salad and soup. No pork, no lard. The market target is for middle up section, but the price is not as expensive as I thought before.Since they serve alcholic drinks, they also serve Korean side dishes. They said that Korean dishes are perfect for alcholc drinks. So, don’t get confuse if you see many Korean dishes on the menu book. It still a Japanese restaurant.



Are you ready to get hungry? *Drool

I could not help myself not to get tempted while looking all of these photos.



Kimchi (29k)


The kimchi is delicious; not only for the seasoning , but also from the cabbage’s texture. Originally, the cabbage is fermented for 7 days, but in WAKI, the fermentation process is only 3 days. This will result in crunchy texture of the kimchi and less sour. The spiciness and sourness are lower than Korean Kimchi. It is a good point when a Japanese restaurant can make a tasty kimchi.

WAKI Salad (45k)


This is my favorite dish. The Salad is fresh and has katsuobushi on top. There is tofu as well. The sesame dressing is very good;with its thick texture and bold taste. Super yummy!

Chijmi (59k)


It is a Korean pancake with WAKI special sesame sauce. I like the pancake because the texture is so crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside.

Kalbi soup (39k)


It is a spicy short ribs beef soup  with beef broth and vegetables. The beef is tender and the broth si quite good. For me it is not spicy, only the red colour makes it looked spicy.

Chapjae (95k)


The chapjae is delicious! The glass noodle is perfectly cooked with the sweet savoury seasoning. Must try!



WAKI Platter for 4-5 pax (389k)



RECOMMENDED! You must order this platter. The platter is quite big and suitable for 4-5 persons. You must eat them with this sequence : gyutan, kalbi, and jyo kalbi. Don’t get mix up since you will ruin your taste palette. The gyutan is so tender, perhaps the best beef tongue I’ve ever eaten. The kalbi is so juicy, meaty, and tender.

Moriawase (415k)



NEW MENU! It’s less than a month since WAKI serves this menu. The platter consists of the excellent quality of meat in which saikoro is my favorite! You may try the kalbi, jyo kalbi, harami, saikoro, and misuji in Moriawase platter. I think this is the best platter you’ll get in WAKI. MUST TRY! You can eat the beef with their sauce: Sweet onion sauce (my favorite), Lemon sauce, and Savoury sauce.


Ippon Kalbi (85k)


It is a tender long strip marinated meat in a small pot.The ribs is marinated with onion sauce, then grilled and cut into small pieces. You may taste the sweet taste when you chew the meat.

Tokujyo Kalbi  – PREMIUM Japanese A4 Wagyu Short Rib (279k)



This is the most premium and excellent quality of the meat that WAKI has. It only consists of 5 pieces in one plate. The pinkish red colour looks tempting. When you grill the meat, hmmm you can smell the delicious meat. The texture and the taste are excellent. Very recommended!

Premium spicy gyutan don set (75k+) and Lunch set menu (49k+)



All the set menu include Free soup dan salad.The beef sliced is tender and the sauce is tasty. It’s not the same with any other Japanese restaurant. BBQ lunch set starts from 69k and the rice bowl set meal starts from 49k.


Gyutan: beef’s tongue
Kalbi : sliced beef shortplate
Jyo Kalbi : sliced beef strip-loin
Harami : sliced hanging tender, a lean cut of beef with a bold flavor.
Saikoro: diced beef tenderloin
Misuji : sliced oyster blade

WAKI Rice (25k)


Rice drizzled with WAKI sauce and topped with nori, scallions, and sesame seeds. The rice is so tasty! Tasted like rice bowl without meat.



Mochi Ice Cream


The mochi ice cream is good. The mochi is chewy and the black sesame ice crema inside the mochi is also good. Yummy!

Ice cream (19k-25k)


There are 5 flavors of ice cream : vanilla, strawberry, coffee, matcha, and black sesame. The strawberry is made from the fruit itself. You may know it from the gritty texture. The Coffee and Matcha are the best! They are my favorite and not too sweet.

Overall, you will have NO REGRET after having your meal in WAKI. They serve the best quality of meat and the price is still affordable. The place is cozy, the service is good, and many selections of meat that you can try. You can indulge yourself in WAKI and I guarantee that you will satisfy with the food. Happy eating!


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WAKI Japanese BBQ Dining

 Peta WAKI Japanese BBQ Dining
Address: Metro Coffee Lantai 2, Jl. Tanjung Karang No.5, RT.11/RW.20, Kebon Melati, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta 10230
Hours: 11 AM-10 PM
Telephone: 0812-9010-9624
PRICE : IDR 100-150k/pax