As this is the last day of 2014 and in few more hours, we’ll start a new year ahead, I am here writing this post to recap everything that happened in 2014.
First of all, I wanna say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all of you who have been visiting and reading this blog until now. *bow down deeply*
Yes, I started this blog with Mr. K back in 2010 but it’s not until this year (2014) that we go so much more active than the previous years. In the first years, I was still a medical student with loads of works and shifts to do, I barely had time blogging, not mentioning that we were not married yet and we couldn’t go out too often due to the distance of our living places. As in 2013, we practically lived in Bali with not-so-good internet connection, I admit I wasn’t really in the mood of uploading photos and regularly updated this blog. But when we came back to Jakarta, boom! Hello, fast internet connection! <33
This year also remarks the first time we accepted a blogger food tasting invitation on February 2014. Food Escape has been invited for various events and food tasting sessions since 2011, but due to our schedules, we could never make it in the past. Until today, I am so thankful that I got to meet the bloggers I knew online, in person; and managed to be friends with some of them offline.
Before I even continue with more speech *ahem*, let’s see what we claim as the:
(This list is compiled from Food Escape’s archives in 2014, so if you’re interested on reading our reviews about the particular places, please feel free to click the title of each place, thank you!)

Levant Boulangerie & Patisserie

Jl. Benda Raya 12A
South Jakarta 
Ph. +62 21 7884 7454
Opening Hours:
Mon – Sun 8AM – 5PM

This new French bakery and restaurant in Kemang area is definitely our BEST FIND this year, as we completely fell in love to their baked stuffs created by their very chef Ramon Medina. We even agreed to name their croissant THE BEST IN JAKARTA as of today.

Assorted Sandwich IDR 48,000
Croissant IDR 18,000

Unacho うな兆櫃まぶし
Plaza Senayan 2F Unit 201-202D
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8
Jakarta 10270
Ph. +62 21 5790 6080
Opening Hours:
Mon – Sun 10AM – 10PM

Unacho is highly-anticipated Japanese restaurant opened just few months ago in Plaza Senayan, the first and the only one in Indonesia serving Nagoya-style charcoal-grilled eel put on top of hot piping rice, called Hitsumabushi. Try their unagi dishes and you’ll love them for sure!

Unagi Hitsumabushi One Single Layer IDR 185,000

Unajyu Tororo Gake IDR 170,000

Blue Monkey
Foundry 8
Kawasan Niaga Terpadu Sudirman (SCBD) Lot. 8
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Jakarta 12190
Ph. +62 21 215150533
Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat 3PM – 1AM

Blue Monkey is ultimate #1 in Mr. K’s list for 2014’s Best Finds, as he fell in love to the place, the food, and all the creativities offered by it. The place is beautifully designed, ideal for casual or even more formal occasions. The food are  carefully arranged, creatively prepared, and of course you don’t wanna miss their infamous One Meter Platter Dessert!

Pan Seared Barramundi IDR 109,000

Half Meter Platter Dessert IDR 159,000

Arome Kafe
Rukan Permata Senayan
Jl. Tentara Pelajar

Arome Kafe is a French-style cafe hidden inside office complex in Senayan that offers selection of strong-tasted Indonesian cuisine. I have been there so many times since the first time I found about it, and I am impressed each time I visit. The food, the place, the service, everything is top notch!

Nasi Goreng Rempah Kambing IDR 33,000

Es Teh Bunga Mongolia Manis Madu IDR 23,000

Treeangelo Coffee
Kemang 15 Building 3F

Jl. Kemang Raya No. 15
Jakarta Selatan 12730
Ph. +62 21 7179 1221

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sun 08.00 – 24.00

Treeangelo is a coffee shop I found accidentally and it has been my #1 pick for “nongkrong” (hang out) place, because the place is just so comfortable like home. Beside the good place, it also serves great food and coffee, and the cold-brew tea a.k.a. Silver Moon Drip is definitely a must-try when you visit this place!
Silver Moon Drip IDR 35,000
ARTOTEL Thamrin Jakarta
Jl. Sunda No. 3
Jakarta Pusat 10350
Ph. +62 21 3192 5888
Opening Hours:
Mon – Sun 00.00 – 24.00 (24/7)

RoCA is located inside ARTOTEL Thamrin Jakarta and beside it’s fabulous and artistic interior (and exterior) design, we found that the food are very good and served in relatively generous portions. There is also smoking area which looks so beautiful and is a good scene for taking photos! In short, dining in RoCA is a feast to the eyes and the tummy <33

Nasi Goreng Kemangi Ikan Teri IDR 55,000

Jl. Duren Tiga Raya No. 32
Kebayoran Baru
South Jakarta 12150
Phone. +62 21 7917 0337

Umaku is a must-visit restaurant if you happen to like sushi and want something authentic without having to spend millions for the experience. Umaku Duren Tiga offers an Omakase session and I highly recommend it!

Toro Sashimi
Eric Kayser Le Restaurant Du Boulanger (Review I, Review II)
Plaza Senayan Level 3
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8
Jakarta Pusat 10270
Ph. +62 21 572 5108
Opening Hours: 
Mon-Sun 10.00 – 22.00 
Only God knows how excited I was when I heard that one of my favorite French bakery finally opens in Jakarta! This is definitely the highlight of the year, and also remarks my loveliest experience in the year being able to meet the Master Baker, Eric Kayser, himself during the grand opening event. Until now I have made countless visits to the restaurant and so far it has never failed me even once. 

Sudirman Plaza / Indofood Tower Ground Floor
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 75-78
Jakarta Pusat 12910 
Ph. +62 21 5793 6799
Opening Hours: 
Mon-Sat 09.00 – 21.00 
Popolamama which originally comes from Japan, claims to be “The First Fresh Pasta & Napoli Pizza Chain”, while fresh pasta here means that rather than using dried or packaged pasta, they use fresh ones that are made from durum semollina wheat. The pasta dishes are great but I would recommend their pizzas more, we truly love them! And have I told you they have the best service ever?

Classic Pizza Margherita IDR 50,000

Wafu Soy Sauce Based Pasta with Smoked Beef, Spinach & Rucola IDR 50,000
Jl. Hang Tuah Raya No. 9
Jakarta Selatan 12120
Ph. +62 8788 9848 004
Last but not least, Trafique Coffee definitely is in the list of our favorites this year as the beautiful coffee house is very close to our home, serves great coffee, green tea latte, and THE BEST CARROT CAKE in Jakarta, in our humble opinion! I guarantee that you’ll fall in love to the place right away when you open the infamous yellow door <33

Carrot Cake IDR 35,000

Dolok Sanggul (Chemex) IDR 30,000
Of course there are lots and lots of great restaurants but they are our TOP 10 and I am so looking forward to find more exciting, interesting new places in the year 2015!!
Hereby we wish everyone a 
and wish you all the best, happiness, and luck throughout the year! 
Cheers for all of us! <333

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