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HERITAGE BY TAN GOEI – MENTENG, Jakarta

Bistik Lidah IDR 98k, Tongseng Lidah/ Sapi IDR 78k

There’s certain charm from anything classic, Tan Goei is an old diner that has been running for years by 3 generations of family and now it has revamped into new and more modern concept under Heritage by Tan Goei name. Continue reading HERITAGE BY TAN GOEI – MENTENG, Jakarta

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JIA DINING – SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, Jakarta

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.



Steamed Custard Buns with Salted Egg Yolk IDR 32k

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.


La Mian Noodle with Minced Pork and Mushroom IDR 58k

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 Soup Pork Dumpling IDR 32k
Steamed Beancurd Rolls in Oyster Sauce IDR 28k

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 Rice Roll with Crispy Shrimp IDR 32k

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 Pork Siew Mai topped with Abalone IDR 298k

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.

Steamed Custard Buns with Salted Egg Yolk IDR 32k

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 Beef in Honey Sauce IDR 58k

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.

Crispy Roasted Pork IDR 98k

Crispy Roasted Pork IDR 98k

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.

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

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.

Lan Zhou La Mian Noodle Soup with Beef Shank IDR 68k

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.

Ipoh Special Two Salted Fish Fried Rice IDR 88k

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.

Chilled Mango Pudding IDR 45k // Deep Fried Swan with Almond Sauce IDR 32k

Chilled Mango Pudding IDR 45k

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!

Mango and Passion Fruit Charlotte with Coconut Ice Cream IDR 45k // Chilled Mango Pudding IDR 45k
Deep Fried Swan with Almond Sauce IDR 32k // Mango and Passion Fruit Charlotte with Coconut Ice Cream IDR 45k // Chilled Mango Pudding IDR 45k // Mini Egg Tarts IDR 32k

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.

Address:
JIA Dining
Shangri-La Hotel Level 1
Kota BNI JL. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1
Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone: (+6221) 29229999
Website: http://po.st/jiaaj
Operating Hours:
Weekday 11.00 – 14.30 Lunch, 18.00 – 22.30 Dinner
Weekend 10.00 – 14.30 Lunch, 18.00 – 22.30 Dinner

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MAM SENAYAN CITY – JAKARTA, Indonesia

Big Wave IDR 86.5k (+ Rainbow Chips), The Disastr Burger IDR 116.5k (+ Rainbow Chips)

MAM by 3 Skinny Minnies – Senayan City Mall, Jakarta.
With the tagline “Feel Good Food”, MAM is a newly opened fast food restaurant with less guilty and healthier concept by talented women behind 3 Skinny Minnies and one of them is the beautiful talented Dian Sastro. Continue reading MAM SENAYAN CITY – JAKARTA, Indonesia

LA MAISON JAKARTA – Grand Indonesia

la maison

From Medan to Jakarta, big congrats to La Maison Patisserie for the opening of new outlet in Jalarta. As we all know, La Maison is famous patisserie from Medan that is well known for their well crafted Macaron creations. The pop up store in Jakarta recently has been a huge success and now they have opened a permanent store in Grand Indonesia East Mall UG Floor next to H&M. Continue reading LA MAISON JAKARTA – Grand Indonesia

UNACHO HITSUMABUSHI – PLAZA SENAYAN, Jakarta

Unacho

Unacho Hitsumabushi is a Japanese restaurant located in Plaza Senayan that offers traditional and modern, set and also a la carte Japanese dishes with charcoal grilled unagi as one of their specialty. Continue reading UNACHO HITSUMABUSHI – PLAZA SENAYAN, Jakarta

[NEW] AROMA GELATO EXPERIENCE – SENAYAN CITY, JAKARTA, Indonesia

Grande 4 flavors IDR 77.1k + Cone IDR 4.5k
Grande 4 flavors IDR 77.1k + Cone IDR 4.5k

Attention gelato lovers! There’s another new gelato shop opened in town at Senayan City Mall, aROMA Gelato Experience, a 100% homemade natural gelato shop originated from Europe. Continue reading [NEW] AROMA GELATO EXPERIENCE – SENAYAN CITY, JAKARTA, Indonesia

GIANT XIAO LONG BAO – DIN TAI FUNG, Jakarta

Giant Xiao Long Bao IDR 48k
Giant Xiao Long Bao IDR 48k

Originated from China, Xiaolongbao is a famous dumpling dish that people usually call Soup Dumpling since you can slurp pipping hot soup from inside the dumpling. The cooking process requires great technique since they need to keep the skin elastic so it won’t break when served. In Jakarta, one of the famous places for Xiaolongbao is none other than Din Tai Fung. For holiday season, Din Tai Fung launched several seasonal menu including the GIANT XIAO LONG BAO that got me excited!! Continue reading GIANT XIAO LONG BAO – DIN TAI FUNG, Jakarta

LI FENG – MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL, Jakarta

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Pineapple and Bell Pepper IDR 98k
Sweet & Sour Chicken with Pineapple and Bell Pepper IDR 98k

Li Feng is a new restaurant opened recently in Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Jakarta. The restaurant offers authentic and traditional Cantonese cuisine with a modern twist. Continue reading LI FENG – MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL, Jakarta

[NEW MENU] 1945 RESTAURANT – Fairmont Hotel Jakarta

Sayur Asem Octopus IDR 95k
Sayur Asem Octopus IDR 95k

Indonesian food is undoubtedly one of the most delicious cuisine, rich in spices and full of flavors with wide variety of dishes from vegetables to meat, sweet to savory, snack to heavy meal, street food to restaurant. 1945 restaurant is one of the top and best places in Jakarta that offers reimagined Indonesian cuisine in fine dining concept with authentic flavors. Continue reading [NEW MENU] 1945 RESTAURANT – Fairmont Hotel Jakarta

SEVENFRIDAY SPACE – Plaza Indonesia

Portugese Chicken IDR 150k
Portugese Chicken IDR 150k

SevenFriday opens the first lifestyle retail-lounge concept store named SevenFriday Space in Plaza Indonesia where they combine restaurant & bar and a watch store in one space. Continue reading SEVENFRIDAY SPACE – Plaza Indonesia

MAPLE & OAK – MENTENG, Jakarta

maple oak

Maple and Oak Brunch and Coffee has just opened few days ago in De Ritz Building Menteng, Central Jakarta. Continue reading MAPLE & OAK – MENTENG, Jakarta

MARUTAMA RA-MEN – New Menu

Minced Meat Ra-Men IDR 71k
Minced Meat Ra-Men IDR 71k

Marutama Ra-men is one of the authentic restaurants ramen originated from Japan. At this moment you can find Marutama in Plaza Sentral Senayan 1 and Plaza Indonesia. Continue reading MARUTAMA RA-MEN – New Menu