Lasagna Lasagne by Virra Vinsenssa 2 (Christmas Edition) - online shop/delivery

12/19/2013 Soya Yanagawa 1 Comments

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. No matter what's going on, I always so happy during Christmas time. Christmas is not just for the beautiful Christmas tree or breathtaking decoration; not just all the presents and the festive events. Christmas is time to share; to share happiness to others.

I know by give love, care and kindness can make the others really happy. Just like when I have got a beautiful package from Lasagna Lasagne I feel so happy and blessed. Virra Vinsenssa really surprised me with her kind and care that she shared with a this package.

This lovely hamper consist of one personal size lasagna and one set of macaroons. With simple yet elegant and beautiful packaging this small gift really makes my heart soar.

Virra said that she personally cooked this new menu lasagna. It was a bratwurst lasagna.

Just Like what I have said before, Lasagna is the sexiest dish of pasta. It has layers of ribbony pasta, interspersed with layers of various ingredients and sauces. But for this new lasagna, Virra put bratwurst sausage  for the protein.

FUN FACT: The name is derived from Old High German Brätwurst, from brät-, which is finely chopped meat and Wurst, or sausage. Though the brat in bratwurst described the way the sausages are made, modern Germans associate it with the German verb “braten”, which means to pan fry or roast.
I am amazed with this dish. I really love the sweet and smoky taste from the bratwurst. It was combined perfectly with the savory cheese and sweet tomato sauce. I also love their textures. You can taste the delicate texture from the pasta, soft yet chewable texture from the bratwurst and crisp from the caramelized cheese. All of it gave me a wonderful and indulging sensation.

Oh, when I said thank you to Virra, she said that this bratwurst lasagna is available on the menu on January 2014. I will order it for more!

Lasagna Lasagne didn't only give me their Bratwurst Lasagna, but also one pack of macaroons. Actually I am not a biggest fan of macaroons. I just thought that their sweetness is too overwhelming. But not for Lasagna Lasagne's macaroons... Their sweetness is quite fit to my taste.

The green tea flavor macaroons have a beautiful shape and color. I really like their crunchiness and taste. I always admire how Virra put her love into every dish that she made.

When I want to say Thanks to Virra, I also asked her about what will Lasagna Lasagne do on Christmas. She said that Lasagna Lasagne provide hampers that we can bought and give it to someone special. I really love how she package her products. I can feel her warmth and kindness when she wrap the hampers.

Well, have you considered what to give someone special on this jolly season? I hope that Lasagna Lasagne can be your alternative to spread the Joyfulness of Christmas spirits.

Have a wonderful day and Godspeed.

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Guilty Pleasures,

Guilty Pleasures - Jakarta - Online Shopping

12/13/2013 Soya Yanagawa 2 Comments

You might already see the cake that my friends gave it to me for my 27th (its a lie) birthday. Well, its from an online shop named Guilty Pleasures. Yenny told me that the owner is a gym freak, so everything that they serve must be healthy yet delicious. When she said Rudi Chainago is the marketing, it rang my bell, I know this guy. I have once heard that Fajar Kusumaputera and Rudi Chainago want to try some business in patisserie. Indeed, Fajar and Rudi are the best duo in baking, teaching and doing business. 

The most interesting part from Guilty Pleasures is, Fajar and Rudy didn't have any culinary background. They put all of their passion and hard work to bring joy to everyone. That is why Guilty Pleasure is quite famous among sweet tooth. 

Short story, Just because I am easily tempted when I saw their instagram, makes me want to try the delicacies that they serve. I contacted Rudi and order something from Guilty Pleasures.

Toffee Nut Latte
Coffee infused cupcakes dipped in chocolate ganache and sprinkled with nut crumble, frosted with caramel buttercream and drizzled with homemade toffee sauce.

To welcome Christmas, Guilty Pleasures pronounce their new cupcake flavor named Toffee Nut Latte. This cupcake said to be inspired from a famous Christmas beverage. 

To tell you the truth, This is the most delicious cupcake that i have ever tried. I am not bluffing, I gave 1 cupcake for my friend and she said that this cupcake was superb! (That is why I only gave her 1). I really like the moist and fluffy texture from the cupcake, it was combined beautifully with the chocolate ganache and nut crumbs.

The buttercream has a wonderful taste. The sweetness is not overpowering the cupcake. Too bad this cupcake is a seasonal flavor, I really hope that they will make this cupcake into a regular menu.

Ow, Guilty Pleasures also serve their cupcakes on jar, and they named it as Jarcake. Each jarcake, Guilty Pleasures named them based on the character of the flavor. You can find Crunchy, Temptation, Desire, Sexy, Coffee, Happiness, Nutty, Fresh, Calm, Attitude and Surprise on a jar.

The price is @ IDR 30,000/jar, exclude courier fee. To order, they open the purchase order 2 days in a week.

| Red Velvet Sexy | Salted Caramel Surprise | Strawberry Vanilla Happiness | Peanut Butter Jelly Nutty |
| Blueberry Happiness | Triple Chocolate Temptation |

| Black Velvet Desire | Caramel Machiatto Coffee | Strawberry Chocolate Attitude |
| Triple Chocolate Temptation | Death by Oreo Crunchy |
| Green Tea Matcha Calm | Lemon Vanilla Fresh |

Happiness in a Jar - Strawberry

Indeed, you can taste a happiness in a jar! Look at its color.. Looks tempting right? This vanilla cake with strawberry frosting taste really delicious. The most indulging part is, you can taste the sweet sour from the strawberry. The sweetness is really fit with my palate. I barely like strawberry, but this strawberry cupcake in a jar is really hard to resist.

Desire in a jar - Black Velvet

I really love chocolate.. Black velvet is the most perfect for my savor. The bittersweet from dark chocolate is still ringing on my head. I really enjoy this Jarcake. My most favorite cup cake in a jar from Guilty Pleasures.

Temptation in a jar - Triple Chocolate

Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and chocolate chips really indulging my palate. I really love jarcakes from Guilty Pleasures, because the sweetness is not overwhelming. I enjoy every bite until it was empty.

Coffee in a jar - Caramel Machiato

Beside chocolate, I really love coffee. This caramel machiato jarcake is something that can make me feel vibrant. You can taste the moist cake texture with soft buttercream and drifting caramel on your mouth. Every component on this jarcake compliments one and another.

Fresh in a jar - Lemon Cello

This is also one of my favorite. This refreshing jarcake have a sour taste that can make your eyes pop. I really love their sweet sour taste with lemony fragrance and wonderful texture. 

Crunchy in a jar - Death by Oreo

I always love Guilty Pleasure's chocolate cake. You can taste the wonderful sensation of chocolate on its cake and also a crunchy texture from the oreo's crumbs. It really surprised me when I eat it, I barely love oreo because its sweetness. But Guilty Pleasure's death by oreo is also something that you should not pass!

Overall.... for someone from a computer science graduate, an ex computer programmer, and an ex Advertising manager to make this kind of delicacies.... It makes me realize to never stop dreaming. You just need a cup of courage, a glass of faith, a box of hard work and a teaspoon of luck to make your dream come true.

Well, I have grabbed my own happiness... how about you??

Have a wonderful day and Godspeed.

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GODIVA Chocolatier - Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta

12/11/2013 Soya Yanagawa 0 Comments

After a long wait, finally Mitra Adi Perkasa brings the most famous chocolate store to Indonesia. Yes, it was GODIVA Chocolatier

GODIVA Chocolatier got its start in 1926 in Belgium. GODIVA Chocolatier began as a small praline-making business run by the Draps family; It was named Chocolatier Draps. Joseph Draps want to produce more exclusive chocolate and opened a store. Inspired from the legend of Lady Godiva, the wife of a ruling monarch that lived hundreds of years ago, he based the name of his company on a legend of passion and purity. One of the first GODIVA Chocolatier shops still stands in the beautiful, historic Grand Place in Brussels.

Lady Godiva was sympathetic with the people and confronted her husband. Lady Godiva’s husband issued a challenge that if she would ride nude through the streets of Coventry with no citizen looking upon her, he would lift the tax. Lady Godiva accepted the challenge, completed it successfully and the tax was lifted. That is why GODIVA Chocolatier's logo is a naked woman who riding a horse.

87 years of excellence and innovation, GODIVA Chocolatier keep to indulge their customers with legendary chocolate and luxurious truffles until now. Located on the first level of Plaza Indonesia, GODIVA Chocolatier outlet is not too spatial, but their collections of Chocolate truffles, bars and pralines will make your jaw drop and mouth drool. 

GODIVA Chocolatier also displayed their wonderful packaging and gift box set that you choose according your budget. 

Well, on this opportunity I would like to introduce you with their Chocolixir collections. This cold chocolate beverage is very suitable to refreshing and to quenching your thirst from Indonesia's heat. They serve 4 kinds of chocolixir.

Iced Milk Chocolate IDR 55,000

For a lactose intolerant like me, I have to bear the risk on my own when I drink this chocolixir series. But because chocolate is my most favorite thing on this world, I don't really care about the risk. The first Chocolixir that I want to introduce you is the Iced Milk Chocolate. For you who love the silky texture of milk, velvety chocolate, and indulging sweetness, this chocolixir is the perfect match for you. For me, its deliciousness are worth taking risk!

Iced Dark Chocolate IDR 55,000

One thing that I realize about GODIVA Chocolatier; their dark chocolate is not as bitter as the other brands. Their dark chocolate have a hint of sweetness that will indulge your tongue to the fullest. 

Iced Dark Chocolate Raspberry IDR 55,000

Actually dark chocolate is quite difficult to combined with other ingredients. I just thought that dark chocolate will blend perfectly with orange. But when you tried this chocolixir, you will fall in love instantly. Dark chocolate and raspberry have strong aromas and bold taste, but when both of them were combined, they will blend perfectly. In fact, the raspberry complimented the dark chocolate flavor. This is my favorite chocolixir from GODIVA Chocolatier.

Iced Dark Chocolate Mint IDR 55,000

The combination of indulging dark chocolate and refreshing mint is something that you cannot resist. It will give you calm and comfortable chocolate sensation but it also gives you encouraging and refreshing mint. This chocolixir sweetness is very fit to my taste. That is why this beverage was also one of my favorite chocolixir.

Have a great day and godspeed.

GODIVA Chocolatier 
Plaza Indonesia Level 1, Unit 114
Jl. M. H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30

T. +62 21 2992 3972
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Better Chocolate Than Never,

Better CHOCOlate Than Never 2 - Christmas Edition - Senopati

12/10/2013 Soya Yanagawa 0 Comments

Welcome to the season of joy! Can you feel the christmas spirit fills the air? hehe, I really love Christmas.. I just thought that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! hope that you feel the same too!

Christmas came early this year, especially to Better Chocolate Than Never. Well, Better Chocolate Than Never is my favorite place to have something sweets. It was a humble cake / chocolate shop that will indulge you to the fullest by their creations. If you don't trust me, you can read my review here.

To celebrate this festive moment, Better Chocolate Than Never will introduce you with their special cake. 

So beautiful right? The cake was plain white with snowflakes texture. This humble yet elegant appearance looks very eye catching when I go to the display shelf. This gorgeous cake was named baby white.

Baby White IDR 34,000 (seasonal)

The white and silky texture on the outside was made from white chocolate frosting. To be honest, I am not a biggest fans of white chocolate. I don't really like white chocolate because sometimes it was too sweet for my taste. But when I eat this baby white, I cannot stop devour it. 

The white chocolate frosting is so smooth and delicious. The sweetness is not overwhelming, and suits for my taste. 

You can find the chocolate cake and cream inside this baby white. With a hint of bitterness from the chocolate cake, this baby white really makes my heart joy.  

Chocolate Espresso Brownies Cookies 

On this special occasion, Better Chocolate Late Than Never also give you their homemade and freshly baked Chocolate Espresso Brownies Cookies. This dark brown colored cookies have a wonderful texture; Crisp on the outside, moist on the inside. The hint of coffee really indulge my appetite. I really like the bittersweet taste from this cookies. 

Better Chocolate Than Never also serve Log Cake to celebrate Christmas. You can choose Classic Dark Chocolate Cake or Black Forest Cake that will be shaped into log. Beside that, if you don't have any idea what to give to someone special, Better Chocolate Than Never also provide 3 kinds of parcel.

IDR  991,000

| 1 Log Cake - Classic Dark Chocolate | 1 Box of Truffles (5 pcs) |
| 1 tin of Chocolate Espresso Brownies Cookies (20 pcs) | 1 Jar of Tartlets (10 pcs) |
| 1 pouch of Hot Chocolate at home | 2 Baby Walnut |

IDR 1,308,000

| 1 Log Cake - Classic Dark Chocolate | 1 Tin of Truffles (16 pcs) |
| 2 tins of Chocolate Espresso Brownies Cookies (40 pcs) | 2 Jars of Tartlets (20 pcs) |
| 1 pouch of Hot Chocolate at home |

IDR 1,892,000

| 1 Log Cake - Classic Dark Chocolate | 2 Tins of Truffles (32 pcs) |
| 2 tins of Chocolate Espresso Brownies Cookies (40 pcs) | 2 Jars of Tartlets (20 pcs) |
| 2 pouches of Hot Chocolate at home | 2 Tins of Double Chocolate Cookies (40 pcs) |
| 4 Baby Walnut |

Well, I really enjoy my visit to Better Chocolate Than Never. I will come back for sure to try their ice cream and cupcakes. 

Have a great day and Godspeed.

Jl. Senopati No. 41
Jakarta Selatan 12190

T. +62 21 573 1457 

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