AW Kitchen has a lighter take on pasta.

 

Things are getting a bit tense in the world of pasta houses in Jakarta. Truthfully, I can count with my fingers how many out there are truly exceptional.

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That includes this one, brought to the Big Durian by reputed chef Akira Watanabe. Though it’s fresh off the boat (opened locally last June), it’s definitely worth a mention.

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July 2014: Monthly roundup


 

As usual, you can catch all that you’ve been missing out here in the past month from this little roundup I do at the end of each month. Hope you liked the features and found them useful, because I’ve got more exciting ones coming up this August :) Happy belated Eid for those who are celebrating!

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♥  health + wellness

 
 

 beauty + style

 
 

 eats

 
 

 buzz + culture

 
 

 etc

 
 
 
 
 


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Yamagoya Ramen is back.

 

The nice thing about dining at North Jakarta’s Baywalk Mall is that you get the priceless seaside view for free. In this case, I was watching the sunset while having this delicious supper.

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Yes, this is the ramen joint that was previously located on the basement floor of UOB Plaza in Thamrin, before it was closed due to the disastrous flooding back in January last year. But here it is back up again just recently, this time perched closer to where I live so I won’t have to suffer from the traffic :p

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Foods to help you sleep better tonight

 

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For the past month since I returned from my trip to the States, I’ve been sleeping really well. As you may know, I was quite a bit of an insomniac for many months before, and have been enjoying my daytime activities these days because of good sleep.

Regular exercise, calming activities such as yoga and pilates, as well as other healthy habits certainly play a big part of the sleeping puzzle. But what you may have never considered to help you sleep better is your daily diet.

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Lamians at Jin Mu Dumpling, PIK

 

This modest restaurant’s left a big impression on me upon my first visit – now I know Jin Mu is the place to go whenever I’m craving for delicious lamian at a delicious price. Hands down, they have the supplest, springiest lamian in town.

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For the pork dumpling lovers out there, you’ll love what they have for starters too. Jin Mu has up to 10 different pork dumpling dishes for you to savor one by one, plus 2 different pork-laden xiao long bao dishes for you to try.

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Afternoon bites at Paulaner Bräuhaus

 

If you’re craving for foods served with the big portions and delicious being so, then you’ve come to the best place in town.

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Before my recent visit to Paulaner Bräuhaus, or Paulaner, now that we’re on a first-name basis, I had completely no idea what German food is like and how the rugged Germans will always have a soft spot for beers. Now for those of you who are fellow fans of the brewski, you’re sure going to love this dining spot, because the cold ones here are completely home-brewed, a.k.a. 100% legit.
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