Introducing one of the newest addition to Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Jia Contemporary Chinese Dining. A new Chinese cuisine restaurant in town serving delicious selection of classic Chinese dishes and Dum Sum with their own of unique twist.
Located on the 1st level, Jia Dining brings a new and fresh concept of Chinese restaurant to replace the previous Shang Palace. The contemporary Chinese-inspired interior is quite impressive AnakJajan got to say, unlike any other Chinese restaurant with old traditional vibes, Jia combines both traditional and modern concept with the interesting use of brick walls and exquisite wooden panel making it suitable yet enjoyable both for young and old generations.
Talking about the food, you can find wide variety of classic Chinese dishes like Dim Dum, Appetizer, Soup, Noodle, Rice, Pork/ Lamb/ Beef/ Seafood/ Poultry/ Live Seafood/ Vegetable/ Beancurd dishes, Vegetarian and Sweet Dessert.
The signature dishes include Peking-style Roasted Duck, homemade Dim Dum, homemade La Mian noodle and Chinese barbecued items like Crispy Roast Suckling Pig. As for the pricing, it’s pretty reasonable ranging from IDR 28k to IDR 398k. Let’s take a look at some of the signature dishes.
Steamed Soup Pork Dumpling IDR 32k // Steamed Beancurd Rolls in Oyster Sauce IDR 28k
Here you can find many options of steamed, pan fried, deep fried and baked dim sum. One of the classic one that AnakJajan simply cannot miss is Xiao Long Bao or dumpling with thin skin and juicy broth filling. Here in Jia the presentation is very interesting yet photogenic, it tastes nice as well with comforting savory pork broth and minced pork filling. The beancurd rolls is also nicely executed with generous filling and thick savory gravy with subtle hint of sweetness.
Steamed Rice Roll with Crispy Shrimp IDR 32k
AnakJajan have visited Jia twice and their Steamed Rice Roll or Cheong Fan with Crispy Shrimp keeps us coming back for more. The rice roll is thin, soft yet elastic while shrimp filling in the middle is crispy, don’t forget to pour the soy-based sauce for extra savory kick.
Steamed Pork Siew Mai topped with Abalone IDR 298k
Jia certainly brings dim sum to another level, besides the normal dimsum, here you can also find premium version of dimsum made by using premium ingredients like abalone, bird’s nest, and even foie gras. Such a festive treats!!
Steamed Custard Buns with Salted Egg Yolk IDR 32k
One of the best selling dimsum is non other than the cute looking steamed custard buns with salted egg yolk filling. The bun is soft yet fluffy and then complemented with rich buttery sweet yet salty salted egg yolk filling, it’s a delightful combo indeed.
Crispy Beef in Honey Sauce IDR 58k
One of the dishes in Jia that me and Mr. Jajan simply have to order is the signature Crispy Beef in Honey Sauce. The thin yet uber crispy beef is seriously super addictive, you won’t be able to stop after the first bite trust me 😀
Crispy Roasted Pork IDR 98k
Another favorite one, savory roasted pork with crispy skin served two sauces, I think it’s hoisin sauce and mustard sauce. It’s such a pleasure in each bite, love the fact that the pork is tender and it doesn’t have any unpleasant pork smell.
Lan Zhou La Mian Noodle Soup with Beef Shank IDR 68k // Sichuan Dandan La Mian Noodle Soup with Pork IDR 68k // La Mian Noodle with Minced Pork and Mushroom IDR 58k
Homemade la mian is another Jia’s specialty, basically for the noodle you can choose the type of noodle that you want, there are 5 options carrot/ carbon black/ egg/ betroot/ spinach noodle.
The noodle has a nice springy texture and we’re quite happy with the taste especially the Beef Shank Noodle Soup, the beef shank is sooo tender, while the soup tastes very comforting, enjoyable and full of umami.
Ipoh Special Two Salted Fish Fried Rice IDR 88k
I don’t know why but fried rice in Chinese restaurant always tastes yummy with delightful aroma, perhaps from the use of wok-fry. For the fried rice menu, the most recommended one in Jia would be their Ipoh Special Two Salted Fish Fried Rice, imagine aromatic wok-fry savory fried rice with bits of salted fish in each spoonful.
Deep Fried Swan with Almond Sauce IDR 32k // Chilled Mango Pudding IDR 45k
For a sweet ending, AnakJajan had several items, all of them are served in a nice presentation especially the cute looking Deep Fried Swan with Almond Sauce. Our most favorite item would be the Mango and Passion Fruit Charlotte with Coconut Ice Cream IDR 45k, not only it looks good, it tastes good as well.
Mango and Passion Fruit Charlotte with Coconut Ice Cream IDR 45k // Mini Egg Tarts IDR 32k
The jiggly texture and fruity tangy sweet Mango and Passion Fruit Charlotte paired nicely with light coconut-based ice cream. Da yum!
Overall, Jia Dining is certainly a nice and fresh addition to the restaurant scene in Jakarta especially for the Chinese food scene with the classic dishes with unique twist, traditional yet modern decor not to mention great tasting dishes. It’s perfect both for young group or family.
Shangri-La Hotel Level 1
Kota BNI JL. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1
Phone: (+6221) 29229999
Weekday 11.00 – 14.30 Lunch, 18.00 – 22.30 Dinner
Weekend 10.00 – 14.30 Lunch, 18.00 – 22.30 Dinner