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What Foodies Eat: Synthia Tjipto

What Foodies Eat: Synthia Tjipto

Auli Cinantya
10 December 2022

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Check out Synthia's food recommendations from hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, and hidden gems.

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As a content creator and a foodie, Synthia Tjipto has explored and traveled around finding delicious food. Through her Instagram, she shares her latest food finds with her followers. 

Check out Synthia’s food recommendations from hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, and hidden gems. 

Hi! Please tell us a bit about yourself and your day-to-day activities.
I’m Synthia Tjipto; you can find me on Instagram @synthiatjipto. Aside from being a foodie, I also co-owned a Cafe at Kebayoran Baru called Eatanary. We sell the best Aussie Meat Pie in Jakarta 😉

What is the most unforgettable food experience you have ever had? 
One of the memorable food experiences I had was when I had a food marathon while traveling. The last time I was in Bangkok, I visited so many places to eat from morning till night, from restaurants, Cafes, street foods, and night Markets. I returned to the hotel feeling super full and barely able to walk, hahaha. 

What usually attracts you to visit a place to eat?
The food. When my friends start talking about how good a restaurant is or its interesting menu, I’ll be curious to visit it.

Do you have any memorable food memories?
I always loved Ochien or oyster omelets. Whenever I ate that, I remembered my late Akong (grandfather), who cooked it a lot. He also made great Choipan. 

What is your most recent dining destination that left a good impression? Can you share with us your favorite menu from that place?
I like the food created by Chef Adhitia from Skye. The last time I was there was for Four Hands Skyegasm Duo, which was excellent. 

The super brunch at The Dharmawangsa hotel was delicious; they only have it twice a year. With more than 120 dishes selections to try. The seafood was fresh; my favorite was the fresh Hokkaido oysters, king crab, wagyu, and foie Gras. 

Where do you usually go to hang out with friends or for special occasions with family?
We usually go to a good Chinese restaurant or hot pot; one of our favorites is Grand Cin Yen.  

What type of food have you enjoyed recently? 
I enjoy different kinds of food, but my favorite food will always be comfort food, which includes hearty meals – lots of tasty carbs and a homecooked meal. 

What is your go-to comfort food, and where do you usually get them? 
Char kway teow at Ateng and noodles at Bakmi Lamlo. 

What are your favorite local dishes, and where do you go to eat them? 
One of my favorite local dishes is Nasi Bakar at Renjana. It is served in a pot with Ayam Woku or Cumi Hitam as the topping. Their Nasi Kecombrang is also very good. 

Is there any food you can eat every day without getting bored? 
Noodles

Where are your top three dining places always on your favorite list? And do you have any recommendations on what to get? 
For Chinese food, my go-to place is Seven kingdoms. I recommend trying their lamb satay and crab porridge. The second place is Meatsmith. If you’re a meat lover, you must try the tomahawk and the taco brisket; they are all delicious. Lastly is the Italian Sunday brunch at Alto, Four Seasons Jakarta. 

In the past few years, we have seen a lot of unique food trends; which food trends do you like the most, and where do you usually get them?
I like the recent food trend Cromboloni – a combination of Croissants and Bombolone. The flaky and crispy Croissant is filled with a generous cream filling; I like the one from Monsieur Spoon. 

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