Foodgasm 09 : Food Kartel10:35:00 PM
Something a little different in my Foodgasm series today! It's not a restaurant or specific food review, instead i'm going to take you to one of the latest and happening food bazaar (the organizer actually describes it as food & rhythm hence the stage) recently gracing Surabaya city, Food Kartel!
I never heard of this bazaar before actually! Nessya was the one mentioning that she was going to go there after Emdee's event-then because our plan to go to Basha Market went kaput (thank God we didn't go though, Cynthian went that day and she said she left after buying falsies because it was too crowded too move!), Sabsab and i decided to check it out.
Food Kartel's held in Surabaya TownSquare (Sutos) and it's been quite a while since the last time i went there (now that i think about it, the last time was on hunny's bday last year!). I've never really been to a full blown, food bazaar/festival before because i really hate super crowded places, but curiosity got the best of me (well, more out of pity for hunny. He likes to try foods and i always rejected his requests to go to such festivals, so i decided maybe i should do it once for him). I pretty much regretted my decision as soon as i caught a glimpse of the madness *LOL*. Actually it wouldn't be too bad if the weather's not that HOT (or if it's indoor and fully conditioned? LOL), the crowd's still manageable but combined with the sweltering heat... I melted like a popsicle under the sun within seconds T.T.
Anyway, i was on autopilot the whole time i was at Food Kartel, it was like an out of body experience WTF-i'm just that good at denial hahaha. I didn't really register anything i saw there, i just snap pictures around like a photographer zombie, but at least that means i got tons of pictures to show you! Maybe you're curious about which sellers (lots of them are IG sellers) took part in this bazaar or maybe you're contemplating to come to such bazaar in the future-if nobody cares then at least this would be a reminder to myself to not go to another one *LOL* (i still want to check out Basha Market though, at least once).
|First booth we stumbled into once we stepped in was this healthy smoothie one, decided to grab one to see what's the fuss is all about (conclusion? Healthy drinks : not for me. LOL. I'd stick to water, that's gotta be healthy enough!)|
|Super close proximity between humans, i was instantly claustrophobic >.<|
|Like i said, what i saw didn't register with myself at that moment, only now i can really pay attention to the details and the booths itself. Bellycious? Such a cute name!|
|For durian manias :D. As you can see, the prices in this bazaar's not that bad, it's certainly not as cheap as those school yard bazaars, but i think slightly cheaper than Basha Market's more fancy (packaging wise hahaha) ones?|
|Of course, there were some familiar names too like Too Too Moo|
|Most of the booths were manned by young people|
|Another familiar name, LLoris|
|Because i was so out of it, i didn't buy anything other than the smoothie (but hunny did), it was just too overwhelming to me-and since there were so many choices of the same type of food, that only added to my confusion!|
|Coffee booth, caught my eyes naturally|
|... In a Jar, the "it" dessert on IG haha|
|So colorful ^^|
|There were a few subs of booth clusters, but after two subs i pretty much gave up *LOL*|
|Vision-wise, this is probably the booth that pleased my eyes the most|
|Obviously because of all the pastel colors and whimsically romantic decor. The name couldn't be cuter either, Le Fluffy?? So cute!|
|That's a very interesting catch-phrase. Not that i know what they were selling >.<|
|Sabsab purchasing some grilled chicken meal, i think!|
|Look at the giant choco bar, seriously A for effort!|
|Looking like a dwarf next to Sabsab -___-. I kept on telling her and Nessya that we're beauty bloggers pretending to be food bloggers for the day, and failed miserably hahaha|
|Baby Boy and his daddy came and joined us later|
When i couldn't take it anymore *LOL*, we decided to go find somewhere to seat and hope they would be nice enough to let us eat the stuffs we got at the Food Kartel (as long as i order stuffs, right?). Baby Boy said he wanted some ice cream so we went to Zhangrandi-of course once he saw the menu he ended up having french fries instead. So typical. LOL
|Other than Food Kartel, there's also a weekly (? They're up every weekends, if i remember correctly) pop up stores all around Sutos|
Let me show you some of the stuffs hunny and i got from Food Kartel :
|Vive Smoothie. IG's totally invaded by these healthy smoothies and i also wanted to try it out. Not for me definitely *LOL*. And i almost barf when i saw Sabsab downing bit smoothie. Ew! LOL|
|Hunny got a curry rice that sadly tasted like instant curry *LOL*. Not cheap either (IDR 33.000? For sucha tiny portion)-so... disappointing!|
I'd say it was an interesting experience, but i would probably not go to anything similar to this *LOL*. If it's outdoor and food only (which is not particularly appealing for me. I'd still go to Basha coz they have beauty/fashion stuffs too, even then i'd probably only once. I simply am not into these kind of things i guess, too crowded!). If you think i'm being a spoilt bitch, hunny actually agreed that he also wouldn't go back because the heat and the crowd is not worth the taste of the stuffs we sampled!
Here are some extra pictures taken at Sutos that day (Sabsab and Nessya kindly helped me to do a photoshoot for Azucar Bake Shop's and some outfit shots that i have yet to post) that Nessya snapped randomly :
|Of me and Sabsab looking at each other lovingly LOLOLOLOL|
|Baby Boy oh-so-seriously looking through a magazine hahaha|