Manise Indonesian Restaurant

Posted June 30th, 2016 in Eat out in Perth | No Comments »


If you keep walking William street in Northbridge towards Hyde Park, you will find this small Indonesian restaurant on your left side.  This restaurant has been here since I came to Perth (2003) and has been one of Indonesian people’s favourite eating place in Perth.

They renovated the interior couple of months ago, and now it looks more tidy and clean compared to what I remember.


We ordered Tahu goreng kecap (deep-fried tofu with special sweet soy sauce) to share for entree 😉




I’d been longing for their chicken dish called “ayam goreng rica”.  It’s basically a fried-chicken dish with spicy tomato sauce. Chicken is crispy and the spicy tomato sauce (homemade, of course) really goes with steamed rice!!


My partner was thinking between his usual dish or Chef’s Special dishes which had many choices such as deep-fried beef ribs, tempeh goring & mie bakso.  He went with the usual – Kondro Bakar (grilled beef ribs topped with homemade peanut sauce).

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Food is so nice here.  I’m drooling again as I write…  Their hearty food is perfect in this season (or in hot summer too with spicy kick!)  I’m planning to go back there again soon. 🙂

Manise Cafe Indonesian
Shop 2, 449 William Street,Northbridge, Perth, WA
(08) 9228 2432

11:30 AM to 9 PM
11:30 AM to 9 PM
11:30 AM to 9 PM
11:30 AM to 9:30 PM
11 AM to 9:30 PM
12 Noon to 9:30 PM

Japan MUST BUY 04 – MUJI Aroma Diffuser

Posted June 12th, 2016 in Japan Must Buy | No Comments »

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I’ve shopped around for a diffuser for my house online and at local shops here in Perth butI couldn’t find “the one” until I met this diffuser in Japan.

Mujirushi brand is quite popular around the world for its’ quality and simple-yet-modern-looking products.  I’ve loved this brand since they opened in Japan when I was in high school. 😀  Whether it’s a pen, notebook, photo album or chocolate ring snack, all of my friend had at least one of Mujirushi items at school.


I love this Muji aroma diffuser because it looks simple and go with any interior.  I love this because it inputs 100~240V which means I can use this in both Japan & Australia.  I love this because this diffuser works great!!!


They have two sizes, and I got a smaller one at home.  By using ultrasonic waves to create a mist, this diffuser effectively spreads scent throughout your home and you can use the integral LED as a Light source, as well.

Pure essential oil is recommended for this diffuser.  I bought a set box of a diffuser and 2 bottles of pure essential oil – orange & lavender.  I LOVE THIS!

MUJI AUS website

Oh, and MUJI’s beanbag is so popular!!! If you go to Muji shop please try it – I understand why it’s one of the best beanbag in the world!  (too expensive for my budget at the moment ! 🙁 )

Japan MUST BUY 03 – Mascara

Posted June 10th, 2016 in Japan Must Buy | No Comments »


Although Japanese cosmetics are popular and well-known around the world, you may not put a mascara on your shopping list when visiting Japan.  But did you know that common & popular mascara in Japan these days are “Oyu-Off” – you can easily remove the mascara with warm/hot water and don’t need any make-up removal liquid?


With heat technology, mascara on your eyelashes gets removed with warm/hot water in the shower, and it won’t damage the eyelashes like make-up removal liquid does.  And, it won’t come off with cold water or sweat, so no need to worry about racoon eyes!

My favourite mascara is this ↓ Yokubari Mascara.


It’s, off course, “Oyu-Off” (off with hot water), and it also contains lash-boosting serum!  While wearing mascara, you are also caring your eyelashes.  It’s a bonus!!