Kelapa Gading area in Jakarta is undoubtedly one of famous areas when it comes to food. There are tons of options to choose, for great Chinese food and dimsum, AnakJajan gotta say that May Star in Mall Artha Gading is by default one of the best places.
The restaurant serves wide range of dishes including dishes with live seafood as well as dimsum and all dishes here use NO MSG. The restaurant with 4 VIP rooms is situated on the 3rd floor of Mall Artha Gading, precisely at China Atrium, it uses modern design for a warm and cozy atmosphere but you can still get the Chinese restaurant vibes from the use of red color and oriental ornaments.
Dimsum menu is available all day but they have special One Price Promo All Dimsum only IDR 19.8k/ plate that is valid for every Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 17.00. Out of so many options, here are some of the dimsum that AnakJajan tried:
Steamed Scallop Dumpling IDR 25.8k
Here it is, my most favorite dimsum there. Dumpling topped with scallop and tobikko or fish roe wrapped in thin delicate green dumpling skin. The dumpling was uber juicy and full of umami taste.
Deep Fried Glutinous Ball IDR 28.8k
Chewy sweet golden deep fried glutinous ball filled with tausar/ mungbean paste. It’s nicely deep fried and not greasy at all.
Chive Dumpling IDR 25.8k
This one tastes surprisingly very nice. The dough has this nice chewy and crunchy texture that keeps us wanting for more.
Baked Minced Pork Bun IDR 26.8k
Baked bun filled with pork charsiu and crispy buttery crust. The pork charsiu filling is super mouthwatering, savory with subtle sweet taste and intense spices aroma.
Baked Chasiew Puffs IDR 25.8k
This one is just as good as Baked Minced Pork Bun, the only difference is the flaky texture from puff pastry dough.
Okay, enough with dimsum, let’s move to the other dishes:
Special Foie Gras Wrapped with Black Sesame Seed Skin IDR 208k
To our surprise, here they also have foie gras dish and it’s just luscious! Black sesame seed wrapper with vegetables, foie gras, crispy peking duck skin, and crispy tofu skin. In each bite, you’ll get an explosion of flavor and texture, the foie gras just melts in the mouth easily, soo buttery and delicate and the use of hoisin sauce is just genius to bind all ingredients into one harmonious taste.
Roasted Pork Filled with Salted Egg IDR 98k
DOUBLE HAPPINESS!! Chasiu roasted pork roll with salted egg yolk in the middle, it tastes impeccably good!! Flavorful roasted pork with nice glossy sweet glaze on top and salty buttery egg yolk in the middle, ahhhh I’m drooling already while thinking about it.
5 Combination Barbecue May Star IDR 268k (S)/ IDR 402k (M) / IDR 536k (L)
This is it! The most ultimate dish that is simply A MUST TRY!! A combo dish with Suckling Pig, Roasted Pork, Charsiu, Roasted Duck and Jellyfish Salad. Each item has its own distinctive taste and nicely executed, but the main highlights for us would be the suckling pig and roasted pork.
The pig skin from suckling pig is sooo thin and crispy, then the roasted pork is praiseworthy, very savory and tender with less fat so it’s less greasy.
Stir fry Asparagus with Spicy Shrimp Paste IDR 88k (S)/ IDR 132k (M)/ IDR 176k (L)
Basic asparagus stir-fry dish got leveled up thanks to the spicy shrimp paste. It’s super rich in flavor and appetizing, spicy yet aromatic, perfect for a bowl of rice.
Flame Drunken Live Prawn (seasonal price)
The taste from cooked live prawn is simply unbeatable, great crunchy fresh texture with amazing natural sweetness. AnakJajan love the fact that they lightly season the prawn with just the right amount of liquor and seasoning to bring out the best flavor.
Steamed Shark’s Head with Minced Garlic
First time trying it and we gotta say that it has a very unique and different texture. The texture is almost cartilage-like but way more tender and it goes well with garlicky soy-based sauce.
Coconut Pudding IDR 78.8k
There’s always room for dessert. Silky jiggly pudding texture with just the right level of sweetness, Coconut Pudding is just perfect to end the meal.
Overall, amazing tasty and praiseworthy dishes, me and Mr. Jajan left May Star Mall Artha Gading with uber happy tummies. The fact that they use NO MSG but they can bring out great flavor in each dish, that’s very impressive and AnakJajan gotta give the restaurant DOUBLE THUMBS UP!
May Star – Mall Artha Gading
Mall Artha Gading, Atrium China 3rd Floor, A 1/224
Jl. Boulevard Artha Gading Selatan No. 1
North Jakarta, 14240
Phone: +6221-45864330 or +6281382582208
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10.00-22.00, Sunday & Public Holiday 08.00-22.00
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