Zomato Foodies Meet Up @ Yo'Panino

5:00 PM

Exactly last week, IDFB gave an opportunity for me to meet another foodies. For the event this time sponsored by Zomato, Yo'Panino and Tabula Rasa The Movie. So many... yes... because this is not just ordinary meet up like before, this time we are gathered at Yo'Panino to review the restaurant, watching Tabula Rasa The Movie and have a Q&A session with the producer and director of the movie directly. Jelaous? You should be... even I can't thank enough to all the sponsors to be there.

The eye-catchy Yo'Panino's counter
Miss Shabrina from Zomato (the one who stand in the middle), the contact person of this event.
Some of the foodies chit chat and enjoying Yo'Panino's treat, while other busy taking pictures near the counter.
First let me introduce you to one of the sponsor including organizer of this foodies meetup, Zomato. A brief story about Zomato, an online guide to find the best and most suit restaurants around you fully detail with the photos, reviews, addresses, phone numbers and menus yes their menus and prices are available here. Very helpful I say. And like any social medias you can also create your own account and share your eating experiences, connect or follow another foodies. Care to join the fun? Simply download the app to your phone and start exploring...

Cute mug with the logo of Zomato, one of the goodies
Moving further now I will bring up Tabula Rasa The Movie from LifeLike Pictures, I bet many of you curious with the phrase Tabula Rasa. According to Sheila Timothy the producer, the word Tabula Rasa here came from John Locke's theory. Where in his theory he described that the mind of the individual born blank and each individuals are the author of their own soul. Just like the turnabout of Hans's (Jimmy Kobogau) career in the movie, where he must start writing in new blank pages of his life to be a cook at Takana Juo (means "recalled" in Padang) a small Padang restaurant (lapau) and leaving behind his dream of becoming a soccer player because of his disability. And finally after a series of turnevents Hans, a young man from Serui, Papua whose at first stranded in a Padang restaurant at Bogor suceeded becoming a reliable cook there. The same place where he met his new family, Mak Uwo (Dewi Irawan) Takana Juo's owner whose like a mother to Hans, patiently teaching him how to cook a good Padang's food, Natsir (Ramdan Setia) the waitress, a mediator, a partner and a brother to him, and Parmanto (Yayu Unru) previous cook at Takana Juo, teaching him indirectly how to survive and strive back after his betrayal. They all the characters that help Hans build his new confidence and the purposes to live once again.


Cut Rollin and Action! That's how too cook errr rather make a movie?
Look at all the goodies from Tabula Rasa (plus a movie poster, not in this photo)
When watching a movie, I love to dive in as the characters in it. Adriyanto Dewo as the Director of Tabula Rasa able to make me laugh, think, drool (while the cooking process), amaze (by Serui's scenery), curious and cry a bit too. Great job guys, you've manage to make a good movie. It all seems so real, because of all the research and the hard works of the team. You can see their efforts on this behind the scene here. Plus it's the first Indonesian movie that brought up Indonesian food as the good will to unite people. Another plus point of this movie are the soundtracks, I fell in love instantly as soon as I hear them. The fun fact is one of the soundtrack brought and performed by the artist himself (Dialog Dini Hari) as a performer in the movie.

Adriyanto Dewo and Sheila Timothy at Q&A session after watching movie together at XXI.
(sorry for the bad picture, I'm not so good taking pictures of people)
Never miss the chance to take a picture with Sheila Timothy.
She is so pretty, humble and nice in person.
(big thanks to Mba Anne from IDFB for this pic)

And now let's continue with all the food provided by Yo'Panino the host of this event, that kindly enough gave the place, time and especially FOOD... for all of us from start to the end. Located at Plaza Indonesia 4F near the escalator, you can easily spot it with the big logo on the back wall and its bright counter. Yo'Panino was developed in Singapore to bring glorious Asian-inspired sandwiches to the world. The word panino itself in Italy means grilled sandwich that made from bread and fillings then cut horizontally afterward. Beside sandwiches, there's also chopped salads, cold pressed juices, snacks and cookies. Scroll down to find out more...

It's true one bite and then you fall in love...
Yo'Panino's chart, where the path will take you to?
Fresh ingredients waiting to be ordered and made

Sidekicks in action (from left to right)
Chick Pops, Cassava Chips, Buffalo Wings
Chick Pops IDR 24.000
The favorite sidekicks that night, these little pops made from boneless chicken with Yo'Panino's special seasoning. Fried and served with Yo'Aioli sauce.
Cassava Chips IDR 12.000, you can choose between spicy or regular
Buffalo Wings IDR 27.000
Chicken wings marinated in cayenne-pepper hot sauce.

Clockwise from upper left: Chick Pops, Truffle Parmesan Fries, Buffalo Wings, Cassava Chips
Truffle Parmesan Fries IDR 24.000
Crispy shoestring fries with grated parmesan cheese on top, one of my fave
Chilled Classic IDR 12.000
They are Iced Lemon Tea, Homemade Lemonade, Blackcurrant, Milo, Mineral Water

Cold-Pressed Juice
From IDR 36.000 - 42.000
One of Yo'Panino's specialities, after sipping it now I know why. It truly refreshing and hopefully healthy since made from fresh fruits. I tried Berry Fabulous, the mix of Coconut Water, Strawberry and Honey. The sweet from honey to balance the sour from strawberry just right, not too sweet not too sour love it.


Tuna Mayo IDR 39.000
My choice, just like in Yo'Panino's sandwich chart above finally fell to Tuna Mayo. Sandwich of Multigrain Bread as the base with Chunky Tuna-Mayo, Lettuce, Crunchy Cucumber and Black Olives as the fillings. Usually accompanied with Yo'Wasabi Sauce, but you can switch according to your likes. The portion is quite big for me, half portion is enough to fill my tummy or maybe because of the Sidekicks I ate before.

Philly Cheese Steak IDR 69.000
Sliced Rib-Eye, Caramelized Onions, Cheddar Melt, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Garlic Chips flanked with Toasty Farmhouse White bread. The default sauce is Yo'Aioli Sauce.

Speaking of Yo' Sauces, here are the options...
Yo'Barbie-Q a homemade hickory smoked oozy barbecue sauce
Yo'Aioli a unique garlic, mayo and olive oil concoction
Yo'Java fresh roasted peanuts slowly simmered with a unique blend of spiced herbs
Yo'Angry spicy but not so fierce mayo
Yo'Wasabi a versatile combination of fresh wasabi and creamy mayonnaise
Yo'Pesto original Genoa blend of fresh basil, garlic, nuts and parmesan

Sweetkicks (from left to right)
Fresh Baked Cookies IDR 12.000
These big round cookies come in three flavor Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Chip, Almond. My fave is chocolate mint, the taste quite unique and delicious too.
Coconut Squares IDR 18.000, another joy and my fave
Banana Cake IDR 18.000


Care for a bite without getting out, delivery service available (no delivery fee).
You can check the number at the bottom of this post
Phew.. my marathon finished at last, once again thank you so much for Zomato, Yo'Panino, Tabula Rasa and IDFB for inviting me. And for all the foodies I just met there, thank you for the sharing it was fun meeting you all. Hoping there will be another meeting like this for me in the future, so we can meet again. Bye for now...

Narsis time! Fully armored with the cool apron from Tabula Rasa.
Can you guess which one is me?
(courtesy of Shabrina)
Even before entering the studio at XXI, a blur here but nevermind as long as I'm visible ^-^
(courtesy of Shabrina)
Plaza Indonesia 4F - E023I, E023T
Jl.M.H.Thamrin Kav 28-30
Jakarta 10350
Tel: 021-29924020


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