Learning baking

Ok la, I’m not absolutely doing nothing at the moment. I’ve joined a baking course actually, in San Merio. The place is still in my living area though.

It’s not an intensive course. Just choose which day I want to come, and pay per day.
So far I’ve chosen ermm…I think around 7 days. Most of them are cakes because actually I wanted to take a real baking course. I mean the one that only deal with making cakes and decorating them, but I’ve called and asked some cooking school but they don’t have the program for cake-making only.

So I’ve just went there for 2 days. One thing I don’t really like is: we don’t get the chance to try to cook by ourselves on the spot. I thought we can practice also in the class ma. But my mum said that’s how a cooking school is la. Oh well, I guess I need to practice them myself at home then.

These are 2 recipes that I’ve studied for the 2 days:

Day 1:
Express cookie with no baking needed.





Ok la, maybe cookies is not a suitable term cos they were just made from chocolate, some were mixed with peanut butter, then fill them with chocolate ganache or rice krispies, put the choco dough into the moulder or shaped them by using a spoon, put them into the fridge for awhile, and Tadaaaa! You got the express cookies.

I was like…Okayyyyy so THESE what you meant by express cookies with no baking needed -_-“

I bet even my 5 year old niece can do it well too.

Forget it.

Day 2:

Guess what are those? 😀

What? shit? no la you stupid!

Although I admit the color is ….ermm….never mind!

Guess it already?

Onde-onde? Noo..

It’s ….

MOON CAKE’S FILLING!! 😀

This is the assistant spreading the eggwash on the top of the half-baked moon cakes…And no, the woman behind her is not the cooking teacher. She is just one of the students like me. Lol

And these are the finished products after baking them for another 15 minutes 😀


Making moon cake is very ma fan. Need to make the special sugar 1 month in advance before making the moon cakes. Then when making the filling, the dough need to be left for 4 hours or more (overnight also can). But the baking is so fast. 15 minutes for the first baking, then take them out, spread the tops with eggwash, then put them into baking for another 10-15 minutes.

Anyway, this is the place where I study baking…

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Yummy sausages at Glosis and chocolatey chocolate at Dapur Cokelat

I’ve finished this month’s bandwidth limit and went overboard. Lol. The limit is 1GB per month and for someone who goes online for like, everyday, it is obviously not enough (how I wish for an unlimited broadband connection T___T). But I can’t get the unlimited one for now because I’m still not sure whether I will be here for work or fly off again. Usually, if I wasn’t around at home, the bandwidth wouldn’t go over limit as Mum and Dad didn’t use internet that much. But once I came home, I always make a good use of it. Lol. And this month, for the first time, it goes over limit. And it’s only the 14th of August!! Haven’t even reached half the month (oh well, just 1 more day and it will be half the month right? haha).

So anyway, I have quite a lot of stuffs and photos to post actually, but since I was considering my bandwidth limit and due to my laziness in resizing and editing the photos, they haven’t come up until now. Lol :p

I’m using my Dad’s wireless modem by the way. You know, the kind that looks like a flash disk so you can bring it anywhere you go and go online. Like the one Maxis has (for Malaysians). It has unlimited bandwidth but the connection is still kinda unstable because I kept on disconnecting every 5 minutes or so (and the connection was like …even snails are much faster!) -_-
But since 1 hour ago, I can go online fast and smoothly without any disconnection. I guess there were too many users went online earlier on.

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One of my favorite restaurants as a child is Glosis. They served good European food with reasonable price.

I didn’t know when was it established as I couldn’t find any info about it online. All I know that it has been around for like 3/4 years of my life? Yes, veryyy long time. (Edit: I found out it was established on 1980! 6 years before my birthday leh!)

When I was a child, my parents and I went to eat at Glosis quite often. I love their specialty, the sausages! The sauces are soooo good!

That time, Glosis has only 1 outlet (if not mistaken lar) in Golden Truly shopping center in Center Jakarta. It wasn’t a high class shopping center by the way. I still remember a bit bit about how the restaurant looked like. It looked so classic with the classic interior design and dimmed light.

Then the shopping center was closed down.

And I have never eaten at Glosis ever since then.

Few years later, Glosis opened up new outlets in some shopping malls in Jakarta. One of them is in Mall Kelapa Gading. Of course I went there to eat la! (Since the mall is located in Kelapa Gading, my living complex, so it’s very convenient for me. Mwahahahaha :D). And of course, as the years gone by, their outlets’ style has changed to more simple and modern-looking.

Last weekend I went there with my mum after quite a long time…

And the delicious-ness is still the same 🙂


Mum’s Baby Back Ribs – IDR 105,000

My Beef Thueringer – IDR 29,000

Ice Lemon Tea – IDR 9,000

Sorry la for the lack of photos. Cos that was the first time I took photos in Glosis. Lol :p

The price range here can be considered as OK, considering today’s price rising everywhere *shakes head*

Appetizer range from IDR 10,000-15,000
Main course range from IDR 40,000 – 105,000
Drinks range from IDR 10,000-20,000
and Desserts…I forgotten. I think it’s around IDR 15,000 or something

And our bills came to IDR 167,000 for 2 main course and 2 ice lemon teas.

On the way home, we stopped by at Dapur Cokelat (Chocolate Kitchen). From the name, you can obviously see that it’s a chocolate shop! 😀

Originally Dapur Cokelat has only 1 shop in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, but it has expanded its’ business into several areas around Jakarta, and of them (again) is in Kelapa Gading! (Oohhh how lucky I am! Living in the “city” of food and entertainment. Lol. I will talk further about this on the other post), and what’s more, it’s not far from my housing complex!


When you stepped your foot into the shop, you will feel like going into a home that’s turned into a chocolate shop (they are located in a housing lane actually). Like those in the children story books? Hahahaha


Everything they sell inside the shop is chocolatey. Suits the chocoholic 😉

I think this was the 2nd or 3rd time I came here. I didn’t go here often tho.

This time I bought 3 cakes and some pralines 😀

The pralines – IDR 22,000 per ounce (approx. 9-10 pieces)
But the one in the middle (Rum Ball) is sold per piece for IDR 2,500
*Something* Strawberry (I forgotten the name) – IDR 8,500
Vanilla sponge cake with white chocolate and strawberries! 😀
Chocolate Cheese slice – IDR 10,000
Quite nice. Can taste both the chocolate and cheese
Choco Berry – IDR 10,000
Nice also. Combination of berries and chocolate (I LOVE berries) 🙂

For a box of pralines and 3 slices of cakes I had to pay IDR 53,000 (well, not exactly I paid la actually. Mum paid for it. Lol :p)

They have this space for you to have your cakes on the spot. Provided with sofa and chairs. Sorry, no photos of this. Forgotten to take :p

And they are into cupcakes as well lately. Haven’t tried them though. Will do some other day 😉


Address:

  • DAPUR COKELAT – WIJAYA
    Jl. Wijaya I no.53
    Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12160.
    T. (+ 62 21) 726 5146
    F. (+ 62 21) 739 6358
    email : dc_wijaya@dapurcokelat.com
  • DAPUR COKELAT – AHMAD DAHLAN
    Jl. KH Ahmad Dahlan no. 12
    Kebayoran baru, Jakarta Selatan 12130
    T. (+ 62 21) 7279 3134
    F. (+ 62 21) 726 6727
    email : dc_ahmaddahlan@dapurcokelat.com
  • DAPUR COKELAT – MENTENG
    Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto no. 62 A
    Menteng – Jakarta Pusat
    T/F (+ 62 21) 3192 3988
    email : dc_menteng1@dapurcokelat.com
  • DAPUR COKELAT – GREEN VILLE
    Kompl. Green Ville Blok. BL no.4
    Green Ville, Jakarta Barat 11510
    T / F. (+ 62 21) 5695 8638
    email : dc_greenville@dapurcokelat.com
  • DAPUR COKELAT – KELAPA GADING
    Jl. Kelapa Nias Raya blok. QE1 no.3
    T/F. (+ 62 21) 453 3158
    email : dc_kelapagading@dapurcokelat.com

Oh, and they have delivery service too!

DELIVERY SERVICE

CHOCOCALL
T. (+ 62 21) 739 2010 (hunting)
F. (+ 62 21) 739 9306
email : delivery@dapurcokelat.com

I feel like trying their cupcakes now…

Have a break, have a KitKat!

I always have something for Kit Kat. Yes, those crispy chocolate wafer fingers *yummm*

My love for Kit Kat was started since the first time I tried it…well, it’s sooo long ago, of course 🙂

And since then, whenever there are new types of Kit Kat came out, I would never missed them 😉

Below are the flavors available so far (got it from Wikipedia):

Standard finger bars

  • Kit Kat Original — (different taste & texture in different countries)
  • Kit Kat Fine Dark — UK, Spain & Germany variant of Kit Kat Dark Chocolate
  • Kit Kat Cacao 61% — Japan — newer version of Kit Kat Bitter with 61% cocoa content
  • Kit Kat Cherry Blossom — Japan – cherry blossom? how would it tastes like? o_O
  • Kit Kat Cacao 72% — Japan — dark chocolate petits with 72% cocoa content
  • Kit Kat White Creme — US permanent edition — current version of US Kit Kat White made with vegetable oil based candy coating rather than pure white chocolate
  • Kit Kat White — Japan
  • Kit Kat Iced Tea — Japan – wahh..
  • Kit Kat Caramel and Salt — Japan
  • Kit Kat Kinako (soybean flour) — Japan – omg..soybean. won’t it be salty? -_-“
  • Kit Kat Green Tea — Japan
  • Kit Kat Milky White — Germany variant of Kit Kat White Chocolate
  • Kit Kat Mint — UK permanent edition, US limited edition — mint flavoured milk chocolate coating
  • Kit Kat Mint Chocolate — Australia — mint green colour wafers – wah I so want to try this! ^^
  • Kit Kat Apple — Japan – sounds nice
  • Kit Kat Orange — UK permanent edition, US, Canada, Japan, Malaysia limited edition.
  • Kit Kat International Recipe — Malaysia, Singapore and selected East Asian countries — The chocolate were made from Ghana cocoa beans thus having the tendencies to melt down very easily when compared to Kit Kat Original.
  • Kit Kat Café Latte with Hokkaidō Milk — Japan
  • Kit Kat Kiwifruit — Japan
  • Kit Kat Strawberry — Japan – a must-try! Since I looveeee strawberry ^o^
  • Kit Kat Caramac — UK – won’t it be very sweet?
  • Kit Kat Chocolate Overload — Australia — Milk Chocolate outside, chocolate creme filling and chocolate wafers
  • Kit Kat Gold — Japan — petits with fudge like covering and dusted cocoa powder on outside – sounds nice hor…
  • Kit Kat Noisette (Hazelnut) — Germany – like hazelnut oso ^^
  • Kit Kat Lite — India — two finger bar with 50% less sugar
  • Kit Kat Carb Alternatives — US — low carb version with 50% less sugar carbs
  • Kit Kat Low Carb — UK
  • Kit Kat Cantaloupe; Japan – wow..cantaloupe. Have to try this. Lol
  • Kit Kat Cappuccino; Poland
  • Kit Kat Triple Berry; Japan – omg omg omg triple berry!!!! ^o^
  • Kit Kat Azuki (Red Bean); Japan – wahh so unique le

Large single finger Chunky bars

  • Kit Kat Chunky — UK, Canada, everywhere besides US & Japan
  • Kit Kat Big Kat — Japan & Hershey US version of Chunky
  • Kit Kat Big Kat Bitter — Japan
  • Kit Kat Black — Turkey — a dark chocolate chunky
  • Kit Kat Big Break — UK — extra large Chunky bar
  • Kit Kat Chunky M.A.X. (Maximum Appetite Xcitement) — Canada — another extra large Chunky bar
  • Kit Kat Chunky White — limited or permanent edition in many different countries
  • Kit Kat Cookie Dough — Australia
  • Kit Kat Chunky Hazelnut Cream — Germany
  • Kit Kat Honeycomb — Australia – must be super sweet, I guess…
  • Kit Kat Caramel — US version of Kit Kat Chunky Caramel
  • Kit Kat Chunky Caramel — Canada, Australia and UK
  • Kit Kat Editions Golden Caramel — UK — same as Chunky Caramel
  • Kit Kat Editions Caramel Dream — Germany — another Chunky Caramel
  • Kit Kat Peanut butter — UK, Canada, Europe, Australia, — Chunky with peanut butter filling – Peanut butter!!! 😀
  • Kit Kat Editions Tiramisu — UK – ooohhhhh…
  • Kit Kat Extra Crispy — US — Chunky with a six layer wafer
  • Kit Kat Strawberry; Australia and raises funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Other Kit Kat forms and shapes

  • Kit Kat Choc’n’Go — France — box of individually wrapped fingers
  • Kit Kat Choc’n’Go Dark Choco — France limited edition — dark chocolate coating with caramelised cocoa pieces
  • Kit Kat Family Block — Australia — twelve finger family size bar
  • Kit Kat Family Block Chocolate Overload — Australia
  • Kit Kat I-Stick — Japan limited edition — Creamy bitter chocolate between wafers and dark chocolate coating — two stick format sold in cooler or freezer section of stores
  • Kit Kat Stick — Japan — box of individually wrapped long Kit Kat fingers
  • Kit Kat Stick Almond — Japan
  • Kit Kat Stick Half Bitter — Japan
  • Kit Kat Tablet — France — same as Kit Kat Family Block
  • Kit Kat Ball — France — bag of round bite-size pieces
  • Kit Kat Bites — US, Malaysia &, — similar to Kit Kat ball
  • Kit Kat Little — Japan — newer version of Kit Kat Baby
  • Kit Kat Pop Choc — UK, Germany, Poland — also identical to Kit Kat Ball
  • Kit Kat Kubes — UK — square-shaped miniature pieces
  • Kit Kat Chunky — The Netherlands — Bigger size Kit Kat Chunky
  • Kit Kat Senses; UK hazelnut praline centred
  • Kit Kat Chunky Duo; UK; A little larger than a Kit Kat Chunky Kingsize, and split into two separate bars.

But as a Kit Kat lover, I haven’t got the chance to taste ALL of their flavors available. Cause it’s kinda hard to find all of them in either Indonesia, Malaysia, or China. Singapore…ermm…I guess it’s more or less the same, no?

Hopefully I got the chance to go around the world to try all of them someday =D

So far, I’ve only tried these flavors:

1. The original (like, should I say more? lol)
2. Orange (I love it!)
3. Green tea
4. Cherry (ermm..more like my dad finished most of it. lol)
5. Lemon cheesecake (heaven!)
6. Cappuccino
7. Dark chocolate

About the shapes, so far I’ve tried:
1. The standard finger
2. The original 4-finger
3. The ball
4. The chunky bar

So little only T_T

Anyway, did you know that:

  • KitKat continues to be the UK’s best selling confectionery brand and, in 2004, sales amounted to more than £170 million.
  • The 1997 Guinness Book of Records states that 13.2 billion fingers were sold worldwide in 1995 and that every second, 418 KitKat fingers are consumed worldwide.
  • Every five minutes enough KitKats are manufactured to outstack the Eiffel Tower, while a year’s production would stretch around the London Underground more than 350 times.
  • Launched in 1935 as Chocolate Crisp, KitKat was supposedly named after the KitKat Club, an 18th century Whig literary club. As the building had very low ceilings, it could accommodate only paintings which were wide but not too high. In the art world, such paintings became known as “kitkats”. It is therefore conceivable that the KitKat derived its name from paintings, which had to be snapped off to fit into low ceilinged rooms.
  • A three-finger KitKat is produced for the Middle East to match a denomination of the local currency, making the product a convenient, one-coin purchase. Meanwhile, an extra-long single-finger, called a KitKat Stick, is available in Japan.
  • Big kicking former England rugby star Rob Andrew is crazy about KitKats. He had a stock flown out to him and his team mates in South Africa to keep them going during the World Cup in 1995.
  • In Malaysia, KitKat is produced in a special formula for warm climates. – Izzit? I’ve never knew about it. How about Indo, Singapore, Thailand, and other countries with warm climates?
  • The quantity of KitKat made at Nestlé Rowntree’s York factory has almost doubled in the last 20 years. Atleast 25 basic pack formats for KitKat are made at York.
  • Other smaller KitKat factories are located in Toronto (Canada), Hamburg (Germany), Ponda (India), Chembng (Malaysia), Tianjin (China), Kasumigaura (Japan), Campbellfield (Australia), East London (South Africa) and Hershey (USA).

Some pictures of the yummy choco wafer fingers…[Only the first two were taken by me. The rest were courtesy of KitKat’s website and some people’s blogs. For photographers, sorry, not that I meant to plagiarize your work or what, it’s just that these are the best I could find 🙂 ]

KitKat Orange (It’s sooo hard for me to find this! I first tried it in Indo like..erm..6/7 years back. That time it only came in one type of packaging. 10 pieces of these with a cassette of compilation of love songs from famous western movies. I still have it tho. lol :p . So when I finally found it again last December 2007 in Hongkong, I was sooo excited :D)

KitKat Cookies & Milk, Cherry, and Green tea!!

The original
KitKat Lemon Cheesecake!!!

The chunk bars!

KitKat Apple
KitKat Azuki (Red Bean)

KitKat Cherry Blossom (ok, I found out that the chocolate is actually cherry-flavored white choco)

Bretagne KitKat (A collaboration with gourmet Japanese confectionery chef Takagi [no idea who is he], made with Bretagne [some area in France] milk and Ecuadorian cocoa butter – sounds nice, no?)
KitKat Cantaloupe
KitKat Cappuccino

KitKat Chocolatier Wine (Looks delish la)
Maccha Milk (Green Tea & Milk)..wooo look at those greeny fingers!
Various flavors of KitKat

Noisette (French for Hazelnut) KitKat

KitKat Fruit Parfait! (Wah, looks nice!!)

It’s obvious that Japan contributes most of the KitKat’s unique, and sometimes weird, flavors. The Japs are really creative! Lol.

Soo…anyone going to Japan? lol

*Off to supermarket to get some Kit Kats…*

HSK


I had my HSK (汉语水平考试 – Hanyu Shuping Kaoshi) test today. For those who don’t know, it’s some kind like TOEFL for Chinese language.

I had it for free as I am in the HSK class in school. If normal class, we have to pay RMB250 if we wanna go for it. My classmates and I actually wouldn’t go for it if we had to pay, but since we got it for free, so why not? LOL xp

So kiam siap eh? No la, it’s because it’s not our main purpose. It’s not like we need HSK to apply for work or to apply in uni (unless you are applying for China’s local uni). Well, ok, maybe if I have a good HSK result, companies will consider me more? Hahaha

The test was held in BLCU (北京语言大学). All I can say is…the listening part is the most difficult!Although the voice is much clearer than the usual listening class at school, but there are a lot of new words we do not know. Not only us, the 初级班 students who said they are difficult, even the 中级班 students also find them difficult. Those who have taken the test on May this year said this one is more difficult than that.

I didn’t do any preparation before hand, anyway. LOL. Teachers do gave us some HSK exercises, but it can’t even be considered enough. Only Reading (阅读) and Listening (听力) teacher who gave us quite a lot…

The result will be out in a month’s time.

Elvis Ramen (福神东京料理)

No, not a ramen cooked by Mr. Presley. If it is so, I wouldn’t have gone there..So scary lor!

So we knew this Ramen restaurant from an Indo magazine here. After reading the review, my makan team and I couldn’t wait to give it a try! And so, on one Tuesday afternoon, after class, off we gooooooo~

The restaurant is located in Jin Cheng Fang Street (金城坊街), a business area in Xi Cheng District 西城区, Beijing. It is near from my place. Only RMB10 by taxi (fyi: for taxis in Beijing, the first 3 kms is RMB10)


That was the first time I went there. The area is kinda posh, with lots of buildings and wide streets with businessmen/women walking along them.


And there weren’t a lot of people there (I wonder why) so it’s kinda convenient to walk around the streets as they have lots of dining places there!


Walk along the street and we arrived at Elvis Ramen!


Irashaimase!


The interior…well, the place isn’t that big, but it feels so Jappy. Lol

The first floor
The second floor

A shelf with Hello Kitty dolls. So cute leh!

We sat at the table in the middle as there were 8 of us. And the table is so cute lor…

We’re stuck within the bamboos!

And just to give you the idea of how the table looks like…

Yohei said that this place is very famous in Japan (yea, it’s origin from Jap), and the ramen is expensive. He said if converted to RMB, it will be around RMB60-70 per bowl!! o_O

Choose choose…

And here comes the food…

I ordered what the magz suggested: Grand Rib Soup Ramen (秘制骨汤拉面)…

And it’s super delicious, can?!

With RMB33, it really is worth every cent!

The portion is big, the meat tastes very nice, the egg is whole, and the soup is heavenly!!


And I don’t know how did they boil the egg because the yolk is unusual, but the taste is really nice lor! Now where can you find ramen with a whole egg in it? Usually they will just give you half right?

This is Nath’s. I forgotten what’s the name, but the soup is Miso soup. Tastes nice also! 🙂

Nath, Nia, Helen, and I ordered these gyozas for RMB 12…


Undoubtedly, it left a good taste in our mouth as well. Aaahhhhh~

So in short, the food is really really satisfying! Really can make those Ramen lovers went crazy lor! Lol

福神东京料理
北京西城区金城放街3号F4

F4-3 Jinchengfang Street, Xicheng District (across Financial Street Plaza)
Beijing

Tel: (010) 66220388

URL: http://www.elvis.co.jp

Cold Stone Creamery

Yoohooooooo it’s my favorite time of a week again: WEEKEND!!!! 😀 😀 😀 *jumping with joy*

I sooooo love weekends! Cos I can do whatever I want, stay up late and so on without the worry of having to come to class on the next day as it’s holiday 😀

But it’s an exception for Sunday.

Anyhoooo, there’s another shopping mall here that can be categorized as one of my favorites in Beijing. It’s a (now it’s not-so) new place in Xidan called Joy City (西单 大悦城). This building houses lots of famous international brands as well as China’s expensive local brands. A nice place for shopping and snacking.

One of my fave places here is Cold Stone Creamery.


Originally from Tempe, Arizona, now it has arrived in Beijing!

Omg omg omg seriously I loooveeee their ice cream!!

It’s just soft and doesn’t melt quickly like normal ice cream.

And you can choose either their signature creation or you can even create your own mixing!

If you choose to have your own mixing, first of all, choose your ice cream flavor…

what’s your flava?

Then choose your toppings (If you choose to have your own mixing, your first topping will be FOC)…

from MnM’s to peanuts…
…to Nestle’s Butterfinger and Reese’s peanut butter bowl (one of my fave sweets!)

Then choose whether you want to add a waffle or just eat it on a cup…

And then it’s the part that makes this creamery unique in its’ own way…

Mixing the ingredients together on the cold granite stone!

And the final outcome…

Our own mixing of chocolate ice cream and Reese’s peanut butter bowl.

This is one of their signature creations: Cheesecake fantasy (cheesecake ice cream, strawberry, blueberry, and graham biscuit crumbs)

And the taste is 😀 😀 😀

These are their signature creations:




Besides ice cream, they also have drinks (smoothies and shakes)…


They are supposed to have cakes as well but they haven’t got them now. Too bad.

Aside from their sweet stuffs, the place itself is nice for a relax ice-creaming (ok, that’s my own term) time with friends or your loved ones *winks*





The price maybe is a bit expensive for a cup of ice cream, but it definitely is worth every cent. The small cup costs RMB27 for their signature creations, RMB 25 is you want to do your own mixing. The medium cup costs around RMB30, and the big cup costs around RMB50. If you want to do your own mixing, it’s RMB2 cheaper. And you need to add another RMB2 if you want to add waffle.

I’ve just been there twice, but I’ll go back, definitely.


Cold Stone Creamery Beijing:

1. 新中关门市 The Gate Store
北京市海淀区中关村大街19号新中关大厦M层11号店铺
11, Mf, No. 19, Zhong Guan Cun Street (The Gate Mall), Beijing

2. 国贸门市 China World Store
北京市朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸商城地下一层 SB122A + 123B铺位
SB122A + 123B, No. 1, Jian Guo Men Wai Street (China World Shopping Mall), Beijing

3. 燕莎门市 Yansha Outlets Store
北京市朝阳区东西环工大桥燕莎奥特菜斯二期C座1016店铺
1016, Tower C, Dong Si Huan Gong Da Qiao (Yansha Oulets), Beijing

4. 西单 大悦城门市 Joy City Store
北京市西城区西单大悦城B1-25店铺
B1-25, Joy City, Xi Cheng Qu, Beijing

5. 欧陆广场门市 Euro Plaza Store
北京市天竺镇裕翔路99号L108 – 109 店铺
L108-109, No. 99, Yu Xiang Road, Beijing

八家酔

Another all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant! 😀

I just loveeeeeee sushi!!

This one is located in 东直门 (Dong Zhi Men) area. Not sure about the exact address. It’s located in a business center (my guessing).



A small two-storey dining place with tables on the first floor and 4 VIP rooms (1 big+ 3 small) and 2 tables on the second floor.


Talk about maximizing spaces.


Anyway, this is the glutton team that day:

The boys:

and the girls:


In total: 7 Indonesians, 4 Japanese, and 2 Italians.

They have (if I’m not mistaken) 2 different prices here. We took the RMB118 per-person (RMB 120 after tax).

And I’ve been drooling at the menu the first time I flipped the first page…



So we started to order…

Most of the dishes were ordered at least twice. But a few of them were only ordered once, tho.

This one came first, as appetizer. Didn’t know who order this…but I don’t like it. It’s bone. Ermm..chicken bone. Sorry, bone is not my cup of tea.

The raw beef is nice! Yeap, those typical Japanese-style of raw beef. Well done on the outside and raw on the inside. Oishi! ~

Assorted sushi

And not forgetting the sake. We drank….I think at least 8 bottles of sake. LOL. Most of them were drank by the boys lar.

The typical kinda fish you’ll find in any Jap restaurant. Not really my type since the bones are so small and a lot!

Jap-style fried egg with eel. Nice!

Dragon Roll

Errmm…forgotten what kind of fish is this…

Not sure about the name of these sushi either..but it tastes nice!

Grilled beef. Nice.

I think this one is crab & cheese croquette? Not sure, but it’s nice

Fruit sushi! Since there’s no banana sushi like the one in Tokugawa, we tried this. Nice also!

My all-time favourite. Salmon sushi! 😀 😀

The tempura. The sauce isn’t nice. It tasted a bit weird. The tempura sauce in Tokugawa taste much nicer

Grilled eel. Well, it tasted kinda normal.

Assorted sashimi

Dunno what salad is this, but they got squid and fish roe inside. Nice!

Another of my all-time fave! Salmon sashimi!! 😀
Thick, but quite frozen as you can bite them easily -_-“

Grilled Salmon! OK, I really have a thing for salmon XD

Fried Squid

Fried shrimps

Grilled squid tentacles

One weird sushi I tried: Scallop with mustard sushi. Doesn’t taste really nice, maybe cause of the mustard and a little bit of wasabi inside…

California Roll

Teriyaki Chicken

Enoki mushroom and Beef roll. The one in Tokugawa is nicer, sumore you can see the mushrooms on the sides of the beef. This one they are packed inside and cut so neatly.

This is Yamaimo. The most disgusting thing we’ve ordered. No idea who ordered this. I think it’s one of the Japs. It was the first and last time I eat this. Thanks!

Yucks! Looks like phlegm…another said looks like vomit, etc… >.<

Grilled squid


Well, for me, the sushi and sashimi in Tokugawa are fresher. For the other dishes, some are good, but some are nicer in Tokugawa. They have set menu and bento as well, but we didn’t try them. But I heard the bentos are good.

Gotta try them next time 🙂

But they have wider selection of sushi.

干杯!