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Spicy Korean Foods You Must Taste – Part 1

Talking about Korea is never ending. Starting from the idol group, K-drama, K-fashion, to K-beauty all have their respective fans. But when it comes to Korean cuisine, of course all people will love South Korean specialties which are known to have an appetizing appearance and delicious taste.

So for those of you who are fans of Korean food as well as spicy food connoisseurs, here is a line of Korean spicy foods that you must taste! So let’s check it out guys!

1. Buldak

Korean food is famous for its spicy taste starting with Buldak. Bul in Korean means fire, while dak means chicken. So you could say Buldak is a fiery chicken dish, or a dish with spicy chicken. This chicken dish is given a reddish spicy sting. The spicy taste that is biting, but it is appetizing, is loved by various circles, especially spicy lovers. Moreover, the way of serving the bulldak is often sprinkled with mozzarella cheese, making it even more delicious when enjoyed.

2. Dakbal

In addition to bulldaks, in Korea it is also famous for its super spicy chicken claw preparations called Dakbal. The super spicy taste comes from Korean red hot sauce. This super spicy Korean food is one of the favorite foods of Korean women, you know! Dakbal itself is not the main food in South Korea. This culinary treat is a snack as a companion for people who are drinking alcohol.

3. Jjamppong

Next, there is Jjamppong, which is a spicy-flavored food from Korea whose popularity cannot be doubted. FYI, even though Jjamppong is popular in Korea, in fact Jjampong is authentic food from China, guys! This spicy soup is often seen in Korean dramas, to variety shows with its red sauce and abundant filling. Jjamppong itself is a Korean spicy noodle soup served with a mixture of seafood and vegetables. The spicy taste of this noodle soup comes from Korean red chili powder known as gochugaru.

4. Tteokbokki

Who hasn’t heard of Tteokbokki? Korean specialties, which are indeed the most popular, including in Indonesia, can indeed be found very easily in the form of frozen food, instant so that they can be easily found in Korean restaurants. Actually Tteokbokki is a rice cake that is shaped into a cylinder and then seasoned with gochujang which makes it red and tastes very spicy. The chewy texture is delicious when cooked with the spicy Gochujang sauce. Besides that, Tteokbokki is also usually given a fishcake or oden mixture so that it tastes more delicious.

5. Bibim naengmyeon

Furthermore, there is Bibim naengmyeon which is a spicy dish that is popular in Korea. Actually Bibim naengmyeon is a typical North Korean culinary that is popular in South Korea. The form is in the form of noodles made from wheat flour with spices and is processed in a special way and given pieces of raw meat. Then it is completed with a special sauce from beef broth, so it tastes naturally savory. The taste also varies, including extra spicy seasonings that add to the taste. Besides that, it is also usually given a sweet spicy sauce that can arouse your appetite. Bibim Naengmyeon is usually enjoyed in summer, so there is a combination of cold noodles with the hot taste of chilies.

Still have list spicy Korean foods that you must taste, especially for spicy food lovers. Ready for taste it? stay tuned!

Typical Food for Breaking the fast in the World – Part 2

Usually during this fasting period, the food and drinks served by each family must be more special than the usual days. Ramadan-specific food and drinks will certainly be hunted during the month of Ramadan. This article still continued discuss from article before about typical food for breaking the fast in the world that maybe you can try it if you have a chance.

11. Dates (Saudi Arabia)

The city of Medina in Saudi Arabia is the number one date producing country in the world with a total of 120 types of dates. The sweet taste of dates is slightly sour and healthy and the numbers are soaring that they are a favorite food for breaking the fast.

12. Nasi Lemak (Malaysia)

Indonesia’s neighboring country which is also predominantly Muslim is Malaysia. There nasi lemak is a favorite menu when breaking the fast. Malaysian Muslims consider it incomplete to break their fast without nasi lemak.

13.Mezza (Lebanon)

Mezza is a food that has the main ingredient of meat and you have to use your hands to eat it. This food has a blend of chopped tomatoes, pickles, and nuts. It’s not complete to break your fast in Lebanon if you haven’t eaten Mezza delights.

14. Nasi Briyani (Singapore)

Apart from Malaysia, Singapore is also a neighboring country to Indonesia with a large Muslim population. In Singapore, most Muslims come from Indonesia and have Indian descent, so it’s no wonder that Indian culinary delights are a favorite there. One of the most popular is briyani rice as an iftar meal in Singapore which is certainly filling.

15. Boiled Crab (Brunei Darussalam)

If the menu of breaking the fast in various countries tends to be sweet food, but not for Brunei Darusallam. This Muslim country in Southeast Asia chooses boiled crab as a favorite food for breaking the fast. Not making it up, because the seller of boiled crab is the target of many people when looking for iftar dishes during Ramadan.

16. Mansaf (Jordan)

Mansaf is served on a large plate over khubz (flat Arabic bread) and rice. It is meant to be eaten together, as part of a social event. The guests gather around the table and enjoy the Mansaf, eaten with the fingertips of the right hand.

Typical food for breaking the fast in the world – Part 1

Muslims worldwide will enter a month full of blessings, namely the month of Ramadan, which of course has been waiting for Muslims. The month of Ramadan is a month full of grace in which there is a lot of joy and happiness. It is compulsory for Muslims during the month of Ramadan, they fast for 1 full month. There are many typical foods in the month of Ramadan which will certainly make your fast even more enjoyable. If Indonesians are familiar with iftar dishes in the form of compote which has a sweet and filling taste, making it a favorite choice for breaking the fast in various regions in Indonesia. So what are the typical food for breaking the fast in the world? Curious? Let’s look at the following info:

1. Harira (Morocco)

Harira, a typical soup for the month of Ramadan which includes pieces of meat (lamb, chicken, and beef), lentils, tomatoes, onions, rice, and spices such as ginger, pepper, celery, and parsley.

2. Lahm lhalou (Algeria)

Lahm lhalou which means sweet meat is a very popular food in Algeria, especially during the month of Ramadan. This food usually made with lamb meat.

3.Pide bread (Turkey)

The enthusiasm for breaking the fast in Turkey is almost the same as in Indonesia. One thing you will definitely encounter when breaking the fast of Ramadan in Turkey is pide bread, which is toasted bread which is only sold during Ramadan. Pide bread itself is a traditional Turkish food dubbed Turkish pizza with various toppings such as ground beef, Turkish sausage, eggs, and others.

4.Fesenjan (Iran)

Fesenjan is popular in Iraq, Iran and Persia can taste sweet or sour depending on how it is cooked. Traditionally, fesenjan made from duck or chicken. However, nowadays, fesenjan is better known for being made from pomegranate or walnut syrup. Usually fesenjan is served with white or yellow Persian rice.

5. Medames (Egypt)

Medames, with the main ingredient of peanuts served with vegetable oil, parsley, onion and white, and also lemon juice. This food usually a meal for breakfast, but during Ramadan, this food more often served when breaking the fast.

6.Jollof rice (Nigeria)

Nigeria is host to the largest Muslim community in West Africa. The tradition of breaking the fast in this country is quite thick, with African and Middle Eastern specialties being the prima donna of every Ramadan. One of the typical foods that often appear during Ramadan in Nigeria is jollof rice. You could say, jollof rice is the paella of West Africa, if paella is a typical Spanish food then jollof rice is a typical Nigerian food. Jollof rice also called benachin, jollof rice is cooked in a large cauldron, with tomato, chili, and various types of side dishes.

7. Piyaju (Bangladesh)

A popular Bangladeshi menu for Iftar is Piyaju or also known as Onion Pakoda. This pan made from lentils, chopped onions and green chilies. Then fried in hot oil until browned. At first glance, it looks like fried food.

8.Samosa (Pakistan)

Pakistan with 96% of the population is Muslim, usually iftar with their favorite food, namely samosas. This triangular dish filled with potatoes, onions, lentils, and sometimes meats like lamb, beef, or chicken.

9. Hyderabadi Haleem (India)

Hyperabad Haleem is India’s favorite iftar menu. This food resembles oatmeal accompanied by pieces of lamb. Pakora, is another favorite food for breaking the fast. It tends to be hard to find when it’s not Ramadan. Pakora is shaped like a fried dish which there is a mixture of ingredients such as onions, broccoli, eggplant, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, and sometimes with bread or chicken.

10. Kolak (Indonesia)

Indonesia is the largest muslim country in the world. Iftar menu in Indonesia is compote. A sweet dish made from processed brown sugar, pandan leaves, coconut milk with sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cassava, and sometimes jackfruit.

We still have more list about typical food for breaking fast in the world that you can see in the next article, stay tuned!

The Most Expensive Restaurants in the World

This article will discuss about 7 of the most expensive restaurants in the world that will make you drool and dry your wallet. Who does not like to eat well, let alone free at elite class restaurants, WOW what dreams of having such a chance all night. The logic is that to be able to eat well, especially in expensive / elite restaurants, of course we need capital.

But don’t worry as the name is an elite restaurant, between service and food is in accordance with the price that makes people like us make a bag of clums. As an illustration, who knows that later you will get this fortune, there are 7 most expensive restaurants in the world that are right for those of you who have thick pockets

Ultraviolet

This restaurant was opened in 2012 by a French chef named Paul Pairet. This restaurant offers the pleasure of a real dining sensation. If you want, please come to Shanghai and get ready to spend 450 US dollars or nearly Rp 6 million per person.

Restaurant Guy Savoy De Paris

The most expensive restaurant in the world – Restaurant Guy Savoy De Paris This restaurant is owned by a three Michelin star chef. Considering that the dish is really special, don’t be shocked when you pay the bill. The food there costs at least 525 US dollars or nearly Rp 7 million for one meal per person.

Hertog Jan

Located in Burges, Belgium, the fare to eat here is around IDR 3.6 million per person. The price will be comparable to the taste and quality of the food because all the ingredients are grown independently.

De Librije

If you are on vacation in the Netherlands, you can try eating at De Librije, which is located in Zwolle. This restaurant owned by chefs Jonnie Boer and Therese Boer offers modern food made from regional and seasonal products. One meal there, prepare 290 US dollars or Rp. 3.8 million.

Schloss Schauenstein

In order to eat at this restaurant in Furstenau, Switzerland, you have to be willing to spend Rp.4.7 million per person. This price is comparable to the food plus the place to eat. You will enjoy dining in a palace that was built in the 18th century and has a typical medieval decor.

Michel Bras Toya

Another expensive restaurant is in Toya, Japan. Don’t pass out if you know the minimum cost for eating here, around 410 US dollars or Rp. 5.4 million. This restaurant offers French specialties processed in Japanese style. What’s more, visitors will be treated to a beautiful view of the Toya volcanic lake.

Joel Robuchon Restaurant

You must have at least 230 US dollars or more than Rp 3 million to eat here. What’s so special in this restaurant? In 1989, a chef at the restaurant was awarded as “Chef of the Century” by Gault Millau.

The other Names of Pigs that may be found in the Food

For those of you who are Muslims, to look for food you may have to be more careful when looking at the food ingredients contained in every menu or snack that you buy, because it is not uncommon for ready-to-eat food that now contains pork even though in other terms. Maybe this does not only apply to those of you who are Muslims, those of you who are allergic to pork ingredients should also know the other names of pigs that may be found in the food you order or buy. Immediately, let’s vek below another name for the pig that you should know!

1. Bacon

Bacon is a meat product made from pork. This food comes from America which usually uses pork belly or lard as a side. In Indonesia, most of them only use the meat. Bacon is eaten grilled, boiled, fried or used as an ingredient in other foods.

2. Tonkotsu

From the name, this food is predictable if it comes from Japan. Tonkotsu is a cloudy ramen dish made from pork bones, fat and collagen. So if you find this menu at the Japanese restaurant you are visiting, don’t buy it!

3. Chu Nyuk

This one is a pig term from the Khek / Hakka language. Pork usually processed in dumplings or porridge.

4. Yakibuta

Another term for pork in Japanese besides Tonkotsu is Yakibuta. The difference, this yakibuta pork used as a topping for ramen.

5. B2

If this term comes from Indonesia itself, which stands for pork. B2 made from pork. Either seasoned red, soy sauce or grilled. All foods made from pork are named B2. This term is thick in the Yogyakarta and Batak areas.

6. Lard

This one isn’t pork or pork bones, but pork lard. This lard prepared together with many ingredients or cakes.

7. Dwaeji

If this one comes from Korea. In Korean, dwaeji means pork. Dwaeji usually used in a variant of bulgogi or galb. So hopefully this article can be useful for you to know which foods contain pork and which do not contain pork.

 

baca juga : unique of meatballs that only  exist in Indonesia

Unique of meatballs that only exist in Indonesia – Part 2

Talking about meatballs in Indonesia is probably almost the same as we are talking about how many tribes there are in Indonesia. Because there are so many unique that only exist in Indonesia, ranging from typical Solo meatballs, Malang meatballs, Urat meatballs and others.

But not Indonesians, if they are not creative, meatballs, which are normally served with noodles and soup, are now experiencing innovation to create unique meatballs that you can only find in Indonesia. Continues about article before, are you still curious about these unique meatballs? check it right now !!

1. H.M.Nasir Tennis Ball Meatball

Want to eat meatballs together with friends and family ?? This meatball is suitable for your choice, because its large size almost exceeds the size of a baby’s head. Meanwhile, these meatballs are sold at a fairly expensive price, namely 100 thousand Rupiah per bowl and can only be found in the Pamulang University area.

2. Gravel Meatballs

If the previous one was a large meatball, this unique meatball is as small as pebbles on the edge of a river. Even so, the dough used to make these meatballs is still the same and the taste is delicious. For those who are interested in trying it, you can stop by the original shop in Yogyakarta. One portion is usually filled with 3 to 6 small meatballs which are guaranteed to be addictive.

3. Barbell Meatballs

Just by looking at it we can already guess if this meatball has an anti-mainstream shape! Instead of being round like usual, this meatball is in the form of a barbell. Not only the meatball, but it turns out that all the equipment is also in the form of a barbell. This meatball outlet which is located at Jalan Riau 205, Bandung does offer barbell-shaped meatballs, because the owner who turns out to be Agung Hercules deliberately created this type because of his love for the sport.

4. Bakso Beranak

Innovations in the meatball world continue to grow. After meatballs with various sizes and various fillings, now comes the children’s meatballs. The meaning of bakso beranak is the meatball in the meatball. Once you cut large meatballs, you can get small meatballs or other fillings such as tofu or dumplings. This meatball has shocked culinary lovers because in addition to offering very large meatballs (exceeding the size of a bowl). It can also produce small meatballs in the giant meatball. For those who want to try this Beranak Meatball, 1 portion is sold for 30 thousand Rupiah, and is located in the Sentul area, Bogor.

5. Bakso Bakar Malang

Malang is a meatball paradise which is famous to various regions in Indonesia. If you come to Malang, try various processed meatballs, from standard to grilled meatballs, which have a taste for faith. This grilled meatball will be skewered into a satay-like sauce then grilled with soy sauce and onions and chili sauce which tastes very kicking. For those of you who want to try an original and authentic taste, you can stop by a shop near SMPN 2 Malang or Jalan Pahlawan Trip.

6. Bowl Meatballs

Bakso Mangkok is a type of meatball that weighs up to 2 kilograms. Hmm … it’s huge! It’s so big, no one has been able to finish it alone. Even eaten by 4 people there will still be a lot left. If you want to try this giant meatball, please stop by the shop which is located on Jalan Sukawarna, Cicendo, Bandung City. 1 serving of Mangkok Meatballs is sold for 25 thousand Rupiah (for the smaller version of the meatball or as big as an adult’s hand) and 150 thousand Rupiah for the jumbo version.

Unique of meatballs that only exist in Indonesia – Part 1

This article will discuss about the unique and creative types of meatballs that only exist in Indonesia such as Malang meatballs, Solo meatballs, Wonogiri meatballs, and others.

Indonesia has a variety of culinary delights that are well known throughout the world. Not only satay and fried rice which are famous as Indonesian specialties. The round meatball is also a legendary culinary from Indonesia that is craved from the lower class to the top and the taste is guaranteed to always be delicious. Investigate it, meatballs are actually original food from the bamboo curtain country, aka China. Even so, meatballs are ingrained in Indonesia, it’s no wonder almost every region has their own unique meatballs which is exist.

But not Indonesians, if they are not creative, meatballs, which are normally served with noodles and soup, are now experiencing innovation to create unique meatballs that you can only find in Indonesia. Are you curious about these unique meatballs? just check it right away !!

1. Boedjangan meatballs

Weiitss !! From the name, maybe this meatball can only be enjoyed by those who are still bachelors ??, but take it easy, friend, this meatball can be enjoyed by anyone, how come they don’t choose status. You can find this unique meatball outlet throughout the Jabodetabek area, but it originates from the City of Flowers, Bandung. This meatball offers all kinds of fillings from cheese, bird’s eye chilies and whole eggs. But the most interesting thing is the cheese filling because it is very tasty and delicious. One bowl is sold with prices ranging from 20 to 30 thousand Rupiah.

2. Penyet Meatballs

Penyet chicken, tempeh penyet are still natural, yes and we often meet on the side of the road, but this is the penyet meatball ?? Yep, in fact, there is this unique meatball table. It is named bakso penyet because it is served on a mortar and eaten with chili grind just like you eat chicken or tempeh penyet. You can imagine, the taste must be spicy and delicious, make you addicted! You can find this meatball outlet in a restaurant called Warung Bu Kris which is located in Fatmawati, South Jakarta. The price is also quite affordable, only 22 thousand Rupiah per portion.

3. Meatballs Comberan

Whew !! Who is confused with this unique meatball? Don’t get me wrong first, because this meatball is not open to scrabble or gummy soup. But why is it called meatball gutter because the sauce is dark black like sewage water. But wait until you try it yourself, because in terms of taste, this meatball can be said to be really good. Because the dark black sauce comes from rawon sauce which is then mixed with noodles, pieces of bone and lots of meat. Pak Bewok, the owner, combines the taste of kluwak with the savory meatballs so that the taste offered is more savory and fresh. One portion of this Comberan Meatball is sold at prices starting from 12 thousand Rupiah. The location is in front of the entrance to the University of Indonesia.

4. Moncrot Meatballs

One of the most unique meatballs in Indonesia might be suitable to be given to this moncrot meatball. How could it not be, this meatball is made from tomatoes whose contents are emptied. And then replaced with meatball dough. Even though it’s strange, don’t doubt the taste of this unique meatball. Because the combination of the sour tomato flavor with the savory meatballs is very suitable especially when enjoyed when it rains. The Moncrot Meatball Shop, located in Tebet, South Jakarta, serves this tomato meatball menu at a price of IDR 24,500 per portion.

Still have another list for unique of meatball that you can find only in Indonesia, see in the next article…

 

Japanese snacks in Jakarta – Part 2

As article before, we have discuss about in Jakarta, you can find various Japanese snacks that you usually see in Japanese films. From takoyaki, onigiri, dorayaki to mochi. So for those of you who still crave Japanese snacks, here are Japanese snacks in Jakarta that are delicious and easy to find. So let’s check it out guys!

1. Onigiri – Onigiri Futago

A Japanese snack that is easily found in Jakarta with a delicious taste is Onigiri. Onigiri is a rice ball shaped like a triangular lump (ball) then wrapped in seaweed and can be eaten immediately or filled with fish such as salmon or tuna. You could say that onigiri is one of the most popular Japanese foods in Indonesia, there are even some places that offer onigiri with a distinct Indonesian taste. One of them is the Onigiri Futago with the winning salmon onigiri and claws. You can find Onigiri Futago at FX Sudirman and several other locations such as Blok M and several coffee shops in Jakarta.

2. Yakitori – Daitokyo Sakaba

Japanese snacks that are popular in Indonesia and easy to find in Jakarta next is yakitori. Yakitori is a typical Japanese satay which is generally made from pieces of chicken meat. Not only the chicken meat, but also the liver, gizzard, and skin which are then stabbed with bamboo and then grilled. One of the places in Jakarta that provides delicious yakitori is Daitokyo Sakaba. You can choose various tasty yakitori according to your taste. Starting from Ton-ton which is made from pork shoulder patty, Nankotsu is made by soft chicken bones to Kawa, Momo, and Neku which is made from chicken meat. You can find Daitokyo Sakaba on Jl. Melawai 9 No. 26 Melawai, South Jakarta.

3. Japanese Cheesecake – Fuwa Fuwa World

Having enlivened social media, the Japanese-style gemoi cheesecake has also become one of the typical Japanese snacks that has many fans in Indonesia. Compared to other cheesecakes, the texture of Japanese cheesecakes is generally lighter and the cheese flavor is stronger due to the use of creamcheese. In addition to the solid shape like cake, Japanese cheesecake also comes in a baked version similar to a pie and is like a light, fluffy, and melts in the mouth. The taste choices are also not original, there are other flavors such as matcha, Oreo, Nutella, and many others.

In the Jakarta area itself, there are many places where you can find this Japanese-style cheesecake, one of which is at Fuwa Fuwa World. Fuwa Fuwa has three flavors that you can choose from, namely signature cheesecake, chocolate, and matcha with a very fluffy texture. You can find Fuwa Fuwa World in Muara Karang, JKT, and in Central Park, JKT.

4. Gyoza – Gyoza Oriental Cuisine

Gyoza are Japanese snacks, a type of dumpling that has a savory taste. Small in size and thin skin. Japanese people usually eat it as a beer companion. The contents consist of minced meat, shrimp, curry, mushrooms, vegetables, to a mixture of ginger, garlic and soy sauce. In Jakarta itself, you can easily find restaurants or stands that sell Gyoza, because it is quite popular in Indonesia. One of the best spots to enjoy gyoza in Jakarta is Gyoza Oriental Cuisine. This restaurant offers gyoza as a mainstay menu. Each portion contains 10 pieces of gyoza. Gyoza can fried, dry fried, or boiled. For the filling, there are pork, beef and vegetables as well as tofu. You can find Gyoza Oriental Cuisine at Menara Anugrah, Lantai Ground, Jl. Mega Kuningan Circle.

5. Melonpan – Pan-Ya Bakery

Melonpan is a popular variety of sweet bread in Japan. This Japanese snack is crunchy and hard on the outside like a melon and soft on the inside. Pan-Ya Bakery is a bakery in Jakarta that provides melonpan in various variants. Starting from the original, Choco Melonpan to Matcha Melonpan. You can find Pan-Ya Bakery itself at Ciputra World Jakarta. For those of you who want to try it, hurry up and order!

6. Kakigori – Sumoboo

Another Japanese street food that you can find in Jakarta is Kakigori. Kakigori is a Japanese shaved ice that has many fans because of its refreshing taste. This drink made by finely shaved ice and doused with syrup. Then add various toppings such as sweetened condensed milk, strawberries, lychee, lemon, matcha, chocolate to red beans. To be able to enjoy Kakigori in Jakarta, you can visit Sumoboo, some of which are in Kota Kasablanka Mall, Central Park Jakarta, and several other places in Jakarta.

Those are some delicious Japanese snacks or snacks that you can easily find in Jakarta. From the list of Japanese snacks above, which one makes you drool the most?

Japanese snacks in Jakarta – Part 1

Japanese food is very popular in the world, including in Indonesia. From ramen to sushi to shabu-shabu, they all have a huge following in Indonesia. But it’s not just food, you know, that Japanese food lovers often hunt, because various snacks, aka Japanese snacks, are also selling well in Indonesia. For example, in Jakarta, in this metropolitan city, you can find various Japanese snacks that you usually see in Japanese films. From takoyaki, onigiri, dorayaki to mochi. So for those of you who crave Japanese snacks, here are Japanese snacks in Jakarta that are delicious and easy to find. So let’s check it out guys!

1. Mochi – MochaMochi

One of the most popular Japanese snacks in Jakarta is mochi. Mochi is a Japanese snack made from glutinous rice which is then ground so that it is soft and sticky and formed into a round shape. If usually mochi contains nuts. Then it’s different at MochaMochi. MochaMochi itself is one of the mochi places in Jakarta that you must visit because it provides mochi with a variety of fillings, such as red beans, strawberries, ovomaltine, baked beans, chocolate to cheese and of course with an attractive appearance. You can find MochaMochi, at Lippo Mall Puri, West Jakarta.

2. Takoyaki – Shitako Takoyaki

Besides the sweet mochi, for those of you who like Japanese snacks with a savory taste, then you can try takoyaki. This round snack is usually filled with slices of octopus and drizzled with a sweet and savory sauce. In Indonesia, the contents of takoyaki are not only octopus, but are increasingly varied, such as ham, cheese and chicken. Then sprinkle with seaweed and dried bonito fish, and also add mayonnaise according to taste.

So for those of you who want to taste the delicious Japanese street food, then Shitako Takoyaki can be a destination for you to try Takoyaki in Jakarta. These Japanese street food stalls are scattered in major malls in the capital, starting from Gandaria City, Mall Kelapa Gading, Kota Kasablanka, to Summarecon Mall Serpong in Tangerang.

3. Okonomiyaki – Kin No Taki

You could say Okonomiyaki is a snack that is friendly to takoyaki. Because where there is takoyaki there is also okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki is also a typical Japanese snack that has many fans in Indonesia. At first glance, it looks like an omelette. But actually okonomiyaki is made from flour which is diluted with water and then added with cabbage, chicken eggs and seafood such as octopus then fried in a flat frying pan called teppa.

You can find Okonomiyaki in Jakarta with abundant chicken filling at Kin No Taki. The taste of Okonomiyaki in this place is very delicious, authentic, and can be accepted by Indonesian tongues. Interestingly, one portion of Okonomiyaki here is very large, it can even be shared by two people. You can find Kin No Taki in several places in Jakarta, such as Mall Pondok Indah 1, Mall Plasa Semanggi, Gedung Sizzler Thamrin, Mall Artha Gading and at Terminal 2F, Soetta Airport.

4. Dorayaki – Dorayaki Addict by Shokupan

Those who like watching Doraemon, of course, are familiar with this one snack. Dorayaki is Doraemon’s favorite snack which is always present in every episode of this animation. Dorayaki itself is generally made of two pancakes glued together with red peanut butter. But now there are various dorayaki variants that you can find. One of them is in Dorayaki Addict by Shokupan. This dorayaki outlet provides a wide selection of dorayaki that is appetizing with fillings such as chocolate, green tea or cookies and cream. You can find Dorayaki Addict by Shokupan in several places in Jakarta such as Lippo Mall Puri, Kota Kasablanka, and Kuningan City.

5. Taiyaki – Koiyaki

A delicious typical Japanese snack in Jakarta next is Taiyaki. Taiyaki itself is a fish-shaped dessert. Similar to dorayaki, taiyaki in Japan generally also contains red beans, but they are different in shape. However, nowadays the contents of taiyaki are increasingly diverse, such as chocolate, cheese, and ice cream with various toppings. In Jakarta, you can find great Taiyaki at Koiyaki. Taiyaki in this place is famous for its soft ice cream topping and has predicated as # 1 Japanese Premium Soft Cream. Koiyaki provides various variants of taiyaki, from Hokkaido Milk, Matcha Green Tea, Thai Tea, to Chocolate. You can find Koiyaki at Epicentrum Mall, PIK Avenue, and Kota Kasablanka Mall.

Those are some delicious Japanese snacks or snacks that you can easily find in Jakarta. Still have some more list for this snacks that you can find it in next article, stay tuned!

Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate is a favorite food, both children and adults. It’s just that chocolate is often seen as a food associated with weight gain and diabetes, so many avoid it. In fact, benefits of chocolate contains nutrients that can support body health. However, it is important to pay attention to the choice of chocolate consumed, both in portion and type.

Most of the chocolate sold in the market is sweet chocolate that has been added with a lot of sugar, for example milk chocolate, chocolate bars, or in the form of various cakes. That’s all if consumed in excess can be bad for health. Conversely, if you choose the right chocolate, its consumption can be healthy and prevent various diseases such as heart disease. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure all you get is the benefit.

1. Kind of chocolate

Chocolate has beneficial properties and it comes from the main ingredient of chocolate, namely cocoa beans, which have gone through various processes to become a product that is enjoyed today.

Cocoa beans can be found on the tropical tree Theobroma cacao L. which means “food of Gods”. Since ancient times chocolate has been used for medicine. It’s just that, over time its use has changed.

The cocoa beans are dried and roasted to make the cocoa liquor, which contains lean cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Well, the amount of cocoa liquor in chocolate is known as the percentage of cocoa, which is commonly found in chocolate packages with writing like 45 percent cocoa or some even 90 percent cocoa.

This difference in percentage will result in different chocolates. Some types of chocolate that are known to many people are milk chocolate, white chocolate, and dark chocolate.

Milk chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, powdered milk, lecithin, and cocoa (about 20-25 percent) and has a bright appearance, with a distinctive aroma and has a sweet taste and a distinctive bitter cocoa accent.

White chocolate contains cocoa butter, milk, and sugar without cocoa solids. The taste is sweet and delicious.

Dark chocolate contains solid cocoa beans (up to 80 percent of total weight) and cocoa butter. This chocolate has a strong cocoa aroma and it melts in the mouth, leaving a pleasant and bitter taste.

Each type of chocolate has a different quality, depending on the percentage of cocoa used. The higher the cocoa content, the more chocolate has a good effect. When viewed from the percentage, dark chocolate is the best.

2. Cocoa content

Cocoa in chocolate has good health benefits. It contains various components, especially lipids or fats (35 percent oleic acid, 25 percent palmitic acid, and 35 percent stearic acid), minerals (magnesium, copper, potassium and calcium) and polyphenols.

It also contains fiber and theobromine. Fat is one of the most important components of cocoa. The oil in cocoa is called cocoa butter or cocoa butter.

Cocoa butter is a mixture of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. The unsaturated fat in the form of oleic acid was 35 percent, while the saturated fat was palmitic acid as much as 25 percent and stearic acid as much as 35 percent.

In general, saturated fatty acid consumption is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease because saturated fatty acids can increase levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol and total cholesterol in the blood.

The saturated fatty acid in cocoa, namely stearic acid, does not raise serum lipid levels to the same level compared to other saturated fatty acids.

Chocolate also contains a lot of minerals, some important minerals including magnesium, copper, potassium and calcium. The amount of minerals present in chocolate is based on the amount of cocoa bean solids. Dark chocolate is said to have more minerals than milk chocolate.

The total amount of polyphenols in cocoa can reach 12-18 percent of the dry weight of whole cocoa. One of the polyphenol compounds, namely flavanols, gives a bitter and bitter taste to cocoa products. These flavors are often disguised in chocolate by aggressive processing and other flavors. However, the concentration of polyphenols in cocoa has decreased during processing by up to 10 times.

3. Benefits of cocoa for the cardiovascular system

A series of beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system are possible after regular intake of foods and drinks containing cocoa.

Well, consumption of chocolate is known to improve endothelial function. The mechanisms that enhance endothelial function in humans are unknown. However, studies have found that the availability of NO after chocolate consumption is significant.

In a study by Kwok et al. In 2015 regarding the relationship between chocolate intake and the cardiovascular system, it was stated that high consumption of chocolate was significantly associated with a reduced risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, and cardiovascular system death.

4. How much chocolate must be eaten to get its benefits?

The exact amount of cocoa that is recommended for inclusion in the diet for its health benefits is unclear.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends 0.1 ounce (2.5 grams) of highly flavanol cocoa powder or 0.4 ounce (10 grams) of high flavanol dark chocolate containing at least 200 mg of flavanols per liver to achieve heart health benefits.

Even so, these numbers are considered underestimated by other researchers, who claim higher amounts of flavanols are needed to see their benefits.

Overall, it’s important to choose a source of cocoa that is high in flavanol content – the less processed, the better.