Friday, March 6, 2015

100 Doraemon Secret Gadget Expo

February 2015

100 Doraemon Secret Gadget Expo currently being held in upper ground floor Ancol Beach City Mall until 8 March 2015. This expo basically about little history of Doraemon, his 100 gadgets, the town in the comic itself and some unforgettable moment that happened in Doraemon series.

Upon entering the expo you will be greeted with a huge figurine of the original Doraemon in yellow and ears still intact. His ears were bitten off by rats which scared him blue as a result. This explains Doraemon’s morbid fear of rats thereafter.

There are 100 Doraemon figurine that holding one of his 100 secret gadgets and you can read about it at the display plaque at the bottom of each figurines. 

I finished surround all areas within 30 minutes. It is not worth to walk around if you are not a fan, this expo less interactive and tend to be boring. It is not that interesting than what I expected in the beginning. There is also shop selling Doraemon merchandise with overpriced.

If I can ask for one of Doraemon’s gadget, then I will ask the “Anywhere Door”. How about you?

100 Doraemon Secret Gadget Expo 
Ancol Beach City Lifestyle Mall Upper Ground
28 Nov 2014 - 8 Mar 2015
Adult IDR 90.000,-

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

IKEA Bistro & Cafetaria

Dec 2014
The wait is over, been waiting for months to taste the Swedish Meatballs after we ran out on the first visit. IKEA Cafetaria  is a self-service restaurant, where customers queue up to take a trolley and tray, going to the different sections to order their food.

We decided to have the meatballs and the salmon as our mains this time, as we have tried baked chicken leg with dill sauce and penne pasta tomato sauce. Additionally we also took a full bowl for mushroom soup, chicken siomay and cheese cake.

Swedish Meatballs 
The gravy was not really impressive, and the meatballs not that wow. The meatballs are locally produced and halal.

Baked Chicken Leg with Dill Sauce
The chicken was super tender and juicy, also well-seasoned, love the dill sauce.

Penne Pasta Tomato Sauce
Penne served with basic tomato sauce. The penne was al dente, the oregano was a bit too strong for me.

Poached Salmon with Chives Sause
A generous serving of salmon was given but a bit tasteless.

Mushroom Soup
A warm mushroom soup with the right consistency of texture, but the taste a bit bland.
The Swedish Food Market is on first floor where you can buy some imported food stuff from Sweden, likes fruit jams, biscuits, ginger snaps, cheese balls. 

The bistro is located on the first floor, right next to the Swedish Food Market, where you can buy the soft serve ice cream, hot dogs, soft drinks, buns.