Sharing with Orphans in Grand Zuri BSD

I don’t usually write a review about a hotel in my blog unless it’s coloring my stay. There’s tripadvisor anyway, or do you think I should open a section for reviewing hotel in my blog?

I accepted the invitation from Grand Zuri BSD Hotel initially because my blogger friends were coming (yes, it’s a reunion) and to be honest I’m escaping from work, haha (don’t follow this).

On top of that, when they told me there would be a breakfasting event with the orphans, that’s what I was looking for.

Mid June to mid July was the fasting month in this year. It’s been a second nature for us to have a breaking of fast event in Indonesia.

Some do it with family, some do it with colleagues, but it is more delighting to do it with orphans. While waiting for breakfasting time, the orphans entertained us with some music performance.

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buka bersama grand zuri

Breakfasting time! Where’s the plate? where’s the spoon? Grand Zuri BSD surprised us with a unique and different style of breakfasting by “Bancakan”, a traditional way of eating together.

Rice, chicken, fish, vegetables, everything were served above banana leaves.

Don’t be surprised, eating with hand is a common practice in Indonesia. It’s more fun though, just make sure you wash them clean.

On the next day we learned how to cook eggs. Looks simple but requires technique. Mr. Chef from Grand Zuri BSD showed us how to cook omelette, sunny side up, and scramble egg.

If you want to make an omelette, first, heat up the frying pan, put in onion, garlic, seasoning, stir everything. When the smell comes up, put the egg.

Reduce the heat, and slowly move the egg to the side, slowly until it half-flipped and meet another half of it.

A good omelette has moist texture on the inner side. Enough for the egg lesson for today, now your task is to find out by yourself how to cook a perfect sunny side up and scramble egg 😉 We also did a small game identifying spices.

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Chef cooked oxtail soup for us

Talking about the hotel, Grand Zuri is a four-star hotel chain spreading around major cities in Indonesia. I stayed for one night in Grand Zuri BSD, a different area on the west of Jakarta.

Mostly guests who book a stay in Grand Zuri BSD came for business purpose. Later on, this new developed area will grow bigger and attracts more travelers.

The hotel consists of 132 rooms from standard to president suite room, complimented with swimming pool, fitness center, and lounge. Convenient location near to entertainment and shopping district.

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That’s it! Thank you very much Grand Zuri BSD, especially to Ms. Dhini, this sweet beautiful lady arranged everything for us.

I had a good time with cool Indonesian bloggers, Kak Cumi, Bolang, Wira, Putri, Meidi, Satya, Katerina, Ochoy, Arie, Dita, Indri. Check out their awesome blog.

I’m also glad to have such opportunity  spend time, breakfasting together with the orphans. I’d like to wish you all who celebrate Eid Mubarak, Happy Eid Mubarak!

Find more information about Grand Zuri BSD in their official website


Traveled in 6-7 July 2015



18 responses to “Sharing with Orphans in Grand Zuri BSD”

  1. Goiq Avatar

    mari menjelajah unit GZ lainnya :))

  2. muhammad akbar Avatar

    Nice hotel.
    Menggoreng telur omlette ternyata tidak semudah yang dilihat, butuh keahlian khusus.

  3. Cumilebay MazToro Avatar

    Dan omelet ku terbakar gosong hahaha

  4. Cumilebay MazToro Avatar

    Seru banget makan bancaan nya tapi lebih seru rasa rawon nya hahaha #LoveChef

  5. Dita Avatar

    Ihhh itu foto lampu2 di sakura garden AEON-nya keceee, aku kok gak nemu spot itu ya huhuhu

  6. Katerina. S Avatar

    Setuju sama Dita, ide memotret lampu di Sakura Garden itu keren sekali. Bagus!

    Liputan menarik Velys *jempol

  7. Salman Avatar

    Aku pengen ikutan hahaha *banyak yang ikutan ya Bang Cu, Arie, Mba Kat, Wira, Mba Indri, Rinta dan lain -lain :D*

  8. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Ah, masih kalah keren dari Mbak Katerin, hehee..Thanks mbak udah mampir 🙂

  9. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Kurang berkeliling berarti haha

  10. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Semoga dapat undangan lagi haha

  11. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Gw kok lebih suka ayam nya ya haha

  12. Cumilebay MazToro Avatar

    Ayam nya aku cobain tapi kok bosen ayam mulu tapi lumayan sech sambel mangga nya ehhe

  13. Jo (The Blond) Avatar

    The hotel looks really nice!
    I ate with my hand in India. That was my first time and I really liked it. There's something about touching the food you eat-it's like you eat with all of your senses…well, almost!

  14. Velysia Zhang Avatar

    Yep, eating with hand is a unique experience to try especially in Asia

  15. jaka Avatar

    makasih gan buat infonya dan salam sukses

  16. tejo Avatar

    terimakasih bos tentang infonya dan semoga bermanfaat

  17. sarmin Avatar

    mantap bro infonya dan salam kenal

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