October Celebrations10:18:00 PM
Hey guys ^^.
2015's almost over and i just got used to the fact that it's 2015 *sigh*. It's insane. Anyhoo, better finish up all the celebratory posts before the new year! All three of the celebrations summed up in this post didn't have enough photos for individual posts hehe...
|The top pics are from our bday celebrations (we had 4 different ones :D) and the bottom one from my mum's bday|
Usually hunny and i don't celebrate out bdays with our families since our bdays' too close to my mum's (so we normally join all into one) but this year since my bro was in town (he lives in Banjarmasin, as most of you would already know by now) hunny decided to bring them all to dinner. We've been wanting to try out Mandailing Cafe for a while ever since they opened a much bigger branch in Jemursari :
|De Mandailing Cafe and Eatery|
Jl. Raya Jemur Sari No.71 Surabaya
|We've never been to De Mandailing before but we passed by their (much) smaller branch in Klampis very frequently, this branch is like 5x bigger or something hehe|
|I quite like the ambience of the place, but like other cafes in Surabaya-it's crazy hot (well, the weather IS hot), the air conditioner barely works to cool us off|
|LOL at CL's face (as usual)|
|Irritating Little O who is like... glued to his Ipad when we're in cafes|
|Errr. Yeah, i don't remember the name of course. But it's quite good. Very high in cholesterol, obviously haha|
|Little O's spagetti carbonara, he enjoyed it|
|Japanese curry katsu (if i remember the name correctly)-i order this the second time we're there (for Av's bday dinner) and it's really nice|
|My spagetti bolognaise, not bad but i do think it tasted... Like home cooking? Actually i think this way for most of their mains. The drinks are quite nice, but also have the "home made" quality in them (and to be frank, not always in the best way)|
|I highly recommending their desserts though! They're very niceeee (they have pancakes and waffles), huge portioned and affordable. I would suggest you share the pancakes/waffles among friends coz they're big!|
|It was actually hunny's actual birthday that day. I hate how a perfect lighting for him always means horrible one for me, my bangs always create weird shadows on my face *sigh*. Hunny looks good here so i have to post it anyway|
|On the contrary, i always look better with camera selfies and he looks weird hahahaha|
|Then KC started demonstrating the way to wear the weird, duck beak-looking mask they got in Spore|
|De Mandailing has a special service for bday celebrations, free waffle! I dunno why i couldn't stop posing weirdly that night WTF|
|Highly recommended waffle. Next time i'm in De Mandailing, if i'm not famished, i'll just order waffle! (I cannot eat sweet things when i'm hungry)|
|LOLOLOL at my puffer fish face. And yes, there are worse photos. Not posting it. NOPE|
|Polaroid from their staff. The angle grrrr. Makes my face looks bigger than hunny's. NOT REAL ONE OKAY|
|Snap one. My mum, Little o and CLL totally concealed|
|Snap two. Well. Only half of MIL, CLL and KT faces appeared. I gave up|
Mini review for De Mandailing Jemursari : pretty nice place to hangout, except for the hotness (PLEASE INSTALL MORE AC), affordable prices (if you have limited budget, just order water or tea coz the other drinks are quite pricey compared to the rest of the menu), homey cooking, yummy waffles! A good place to : 1. eat if you ran out of money but don't want to eat junk foods, 2. hang out and have coffee and desserts!
Next! Mum's bday at Jamoo restaurant, Shangri-La hotel-which gotten worse and worse every time we went *sigh*. Used to be one of the nicest buffet in town (we don't have a lot of nice buffet choices in Surabaya, most Surabaya people are not buffet going type of people, like me), last time it was already getting bad but now.... It's horrible. Don't sue me Jamoo, it's OUR honest opinion. You need to fire your chef and step it up! In the meantime it's safe to say that we won't be going there anymore (until i hear them getting better again, at least).
Last but not least, #Undecided and Lyd couldn't come to our bday celebration, so i invited them for dinner. I saw this new cafe nearby GC called Calibre and decided to try it out.
|Calibre Coffee Roasters|
Walikota Mustajab No. 67 - 69
|#Undecided's salad. Which i totally forgot to ask if it's any good hahaha|
|The aforementioned panini. It's very nice actually!|
|We also decided to order two cakes (basically, the only two left. They were running out of food pretty fast!) and share them. They're very nice!|
|The other cake. Don't ask me their names alright|
|The only decent photos we got that night were taken from phones! OMG. Marshmallow was being a real B that night!|
|Our rather failed attempt for a selfie. The lighting kinda sucks too *sigh*|
|I could really smack Little O for refusing to pose properly zzzz|
Calibre... Nice place, decent snacks (and overpriced pasta haha), decent drinks, nice cakes... Quite expensive compared to other cafes in Surabaya, especially De Mandailing or Carpentier haha. We had a good time, bitching and gossiping hahaha.
That's all for now, gotta work on November celebration next!