Bagel was always my faithful companion any chow time of the day–breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, and everything else in between. I’d diligently stock my freezer with a variety of them: plain, onion, cheese, and blueberry (oh so perfect with strawberry cream cheese!). That’s the great thing about bagel–you can conveniently store them in the freezer for those late-night guilty pleasure yearnings (yes, I can read your mind). Although I enjoy plain bagel with cream cheese, I remember the first bagel sandwich I ever had: spinach mushroom omelet in plain bagel at Einstein Bros Bagels in Madison. Ever since then, I knew it was my calling to always keep a solid depository of bagels in my fridge.
I’ve frequented Bagel Bagel in Kemang several times now, and I’ll say that they are consistent in taste and quality. But here’s the difference. In the US, bagels are considered everyday, economical, easy, and fast food. Here, they are somewhat of a rarity, food you eat once in a while, and food that is definitely not cheap. In fact, a bagel sandwich for 65K, the equivalent of almost US$7 is pricey for what it is! But since this is something to enjoy once in a while, I think we can all find it in our hearts to forgive ourselves for splurging.
My favorites at Bagel Bagel are the Philly Cheese Steak (as shown below), Lox (smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, and red onion), and Thai Spicy Chicken (grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomato with tangy Thai sauce). Besides these savories, you also have a choice of their sweet bagels such as the Apple Strudel, Banana with Caramel Sauce, Blueberry Jam, and Nutella. Or if you wish to buy in bulk, you can choose from their 9 varieties including plain, cheese, onion, poppy seed, sesame seed, cranberry, cinnamon raisin, chocolate chip, and whole wheat. Each bagel costs 12K, 1/2 dozen 65K, and 1 dozen 125K. And lastly, click here for Bagel Bagel’s Mobile Truck (Mobagel) schedule to catch your bagel on wheels! Enjoy!
Philly Cheese Steak
Sautéed thinly sliced steak and mushrooms topped with melted cheese
Jl. Benda Raya 14D
Delivery Service: (021) 781 8769 / 3625 2345
Mon – Thu : 6 AM – 8 PM
Fri – Sun : 6 AM – 9 PM
3rd Floor Food Court
Jl. Asia Afrika
Mon – Sun: 10 AM – 10 PM