I’m a person who always likes to try a new food, at new (and mostly popular) restaurant. By chance, few months ago (precisely on September), we’re going to celebrate Winston’s first birthday party. We’re not gonna make a big party. Instead, we just want to have a simple family dinner. I took this chance to try a new restaurant, which we never been visited before. I was trying to find it by searched “the best restaurant in Jakarta”, and got a few restaurants name with that keywords. But there’s a restaurant that i was quite interested about, because they serve a food that suitable for children. It’s Li Feng.
|Winston's birthday cake - London|
Li Feng is a Chinese restaurant, which just opened last year at the luxurious hotel in Jakarta, Mandarin Oriental. This restaurant serves the authentic Cantonese Cuisine with modern twists and well known for their dim sum. I chose this restaurant to celebrate Winston birthday because of some reasons. First, Ivan is a huge fan of dim sum. Second, I saw their dishes is suitable for children. Third, they have a fancy and elegant interior design.
|Li Feng restaurant interior|
|The Wibowo's family picture on Winston 1st birthday|
We ordered some of their recommended dishes, including the most popular, Deep Fried Swan Dumpling with Black Pepper Duck Meat. The things that makes this popular is the way they serve it. They use dried ice under the plate, to make it smokey while they serve it. It’s so unique and i felt curious to try the taste of this dish.
|Deep Fried Swan Dumpling with Black Pepper Duck Meat - IDR 89K|
Well, this dumpling has duck meat as a filling. It cooked with black pepper sauce which make it little bit spicy. The meat was so tender, but it’s not so my favorite. The black pepper taste was too strong until I couldn’t feel other taste beside its spicyness. The outside part also has a crispy texture, not soft as i was expecting. I knew it’s a deep fried dumpling, but still, it’s little bit strange for me to eat dumplings with that “texture”. However, the other dim sum that i ordered, Crispy Bean Curd Skin Roll was very delicious. It’s filled with prawn and preserved vegetables which taste so yummm, especially when we ate with its dipping sauce. It’s the best....
|Crispy Bean Curd Skin Roll Filled with Shrimps and Preserved Vegetables - IDR 30K|
|Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk - IDR 78K|
|Lobster Yi Fu Noodle - IDR 450K|
|Trading maps as a "wallpaper" at Li Feng|
|Ocean shaped ceiling with the upside down ships|
P.S. : They have special menu for dim sum only IDR 30K ++ / portion at this Christmas season. Enjoy ^^
Li Feng - Mandarin Oriental
Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Jakarta 10310
Phone : (021) 29938825
Opening hours :
• Lunch : Mon - Fri :11.30AM - 2.30PM, Sat & Sun : 11AM - 3PM
• Dinner : Mon - Sun : 6PM - 10.30PM
Website : https://www.mandarinoriental.com/jakarta/jalan-mh-thamrin/fine-dining/restaurants/cantonese-cuisine/li-feng