Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Jia Dining - Shangrila Hotel Jakarta

Good bye Shang Palace and hello JIA! 

A very much anticipated revamp has finally arrived! Jia has overtaken the old beloved restaurant, Shang Palace, and turned it into a contemporary Chinese food restaurant. ‘Jia’ means ‘One’ in Chinese definition and in living up to its name, the restaurant is gearing towards to be the leading Chinese food in Jakarta.

Wooden panel, brick walls and impressive flooring with black and gold themed elevates the regal yet cozy atmosphere. Jia has six private dining areas that would easily accommodate up to 120 people combined and 100 people in the main dining area. A Perfect restaurant for family gatherings, events or meeting up with old friends over Chinese comfort food. 

Jia Chinese restaurant is lead under the skilled leadership of executive Chinese chef Christopher Chai who has been in the business for almost two decades. I know I am in good hands walking in to the restaurant expecting nothing less that spectacular feast. 

The much celebrated signature dish of the restaurant is the Beijing Peking duck that in a whole size cost IDR 398K and half size IDR 218K. Now, I have tried Beijing Peking duck before and that was in Beijing where it was supposedly made known for so I had tried ‘The’ Beijing Peking duck. In comparison at Jia I would have to say it successfully followed suit in taste and texture; a thin layer of crispy duck skin that has sought after crack sound as the server cut through the duck. Meat is tender and juicy and comes with thick Hoisin sauce and fresh cut spring union and cucumbers to be put together in a wrap with steamed pancakes. In certain time you can actually see the chef doing live cooking show preparing the Peking Duck.Love it!

Crispy Fried Beef in Honey Sauce – IDR 58K

Crispy Salmon Skin with spicy Salt – IDR 48K

Crispy Roasted Pork – IDR 98k
The list I have provided above is the three appetizer menu you simply have to order and try. Crispy fried beef in honey sauce is a winning dish for me! The interesting texture of crispy thin layers of beef that is deep fried yet has smooth and texture with that honey sauce is a winning combination indeed. 
Lan Zhou La Mian Noodle soup with Beef Shank –IDR 68K and La Mian Noodle Soup with Xiao Long Bao – IDR 65K

Lan Zhou La Mian Noodle soup with Beef Shank - IDR 68K

La Mian Noodle with Xiao Long Bao - IDR 65K

Baked Scallop stuffed with shrimp paste and home made bean curd in BBQ sauce - IDR 165K

I came back for the second time to Jia to complete my blog by trying this Lan Zhou La Mian Noodle soup with beef shank and La Mian noodle soup with xiao long bao, the portions came in huge that it would be good to be shared with two or three people per portion. The beef was tender and perfectly cook with bold flavor, the ultimate comfort food.

my full table of Lamian Noodle
 Jia Restaurant serves a la carte Chinese menu as well as Dim Sum. A good Dim Sum restaurants are hard to come back in Jakarta and such good news that the Dim Sum at Jia is pleasantly tasty. The Shu Mai and deep fried wontons with crab paste and mayonnaise are delicious! I have to admit that I actually like the Dim Sum more than the a la carte menu (shhh but don’t tell anyone)

Full table of Dim SUM

Steamed BBQ Pork Bun – IDR 36K

 Steamed sea food dumpling topped with egg white – IDR 32K

Boiled Pork and Vegetable dumpling in Sichuan Style – IDR 32K
super recommended!

Steamed BBQ Pork Rice Roll – IDR 34K

the rice roll has the very soft texture

Deep Fried wontons with Crab Paste and Mayonnaise – IDR 38K

the one that you must order for sure

Deep Fried Minced Chicken and Seafood Puffs in Curry- Coconut Sauce – IDR 30K

I found this dish genuinely interesting

Steamed Pork Siew Mai Topped with Abalone - IDR 298K

the abalone tastes very fresh!

By the end of the meal, as you can have guessed by the pictures, my belly was about to burst into fireworks of awesomeness, but wait, let’s not forget the Desserts! Not helping that the desserts looked cute… I shall not resist. 

The Red bean paste pancake has a light skin and it was crispy with the paste melted in the mouth as I gobbled it all up. The custard egg yolk bun was to die for and that pretty swan with almond sauce made my heart stop (well, pretty darn close). 

Steamed Custard Bun with Salted Egg Yolk – IDR 32K

Deep Fried Swan with Almond Sauce – IDR 32K

I had a fantastical time from feasting a fantastic meal, keep up the good work to all the team behind Jia and I cannot wait to bring my families and friends here to dine

JIA @ Shangri-la Hotel Jakarta

Shangri - La Hotel 1st floor 
Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav 1
Kota BNI, Jakarta, Indonesia

PH  : +6221 2922 9999
IG   : @jia.dining / @shangrilajkt
Hrs : Mon- Fri 11.30 am - 2.30pm (lunch)/ 6pm- 10.30pm (dinner)
         Sat- Sun  10.30 am - 2.30pm (lunch)/ 6pm- 10.30pm (dinner)

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