If we said that we rarely went to Gandaria in our last post, then coming here is almost never! Don't really know why but we'd always prefer going to Grand Indonesia instead, maybe because there's a lot more restaurant choices. So thanks to this new restaurant called Little Ming, we finally set foot at Senayan City again!
Little Ming here is the brain child of Ming Dining, which is actually located in the same place, so you can order both foods at each place. Ming Dining is serves Chinese culinary whereas Little Ming has a Japanese touch because in the story, Little Ming's parents are Chinese and Japanese, yes, there's a story behind it..lol! It's also targeted for the younger markets with a more affordable price!
First thing that caught our attention is this Milk Furimasu! Don't really know what Furimasu means but I bet it has something to do with blended milk! We got the Marie Biscuit and KitKat, which both cost IDR 42K each. Both are great, though I prefer the Marie Biscuit, since I love Marie!
WHOLE ROSEBUDS IDR 46K
Got this because we were curious about the teacups, since they said that it's pretty and it really is! The tea selection is also a recommendation and it smells super nice! If you love sweet floral scented tea, then try this!
I'd say that my most favorite here is a dish but it's actually this chili oil..yeap, chili oil! Lol! Don't judge before you try it!
SALTED EGG RUNBING IDR 42K
Fish spring rolls served with salted egg sauce.
Everything has been about salted eggs nowadays, huh? From desserts to savory foods and this is no different. Well, you gotta give Chinese food some credit because I think they're the ones who first started it. Like any salted egg dishes, this here is undoubtedly yummy!
EBI NORI FURITTA IDR 55K
Spring roll with prawn filling and nori bites.
For the starters, it's obvious that I prefer the Salted Egg Runbing, though this one is not bad as well. I don't really know what the dipping sauce is for, since it doesn't really add any taste or anything. It's already good as it is, so I prefer to go without the sauce, use the chili oil instead! :P
BURAKKUPEPPA MUSHROOM IDR 55K
House special rice served with mushroom and blackpepper sauce.
Yeah, if you're wondering why the strange name, it's because they're trying to make it Japanese..lol! The rice is made into an onigiri and is very fragrant but it's too bad that the blackpepper kinda killed it because of how strong it is. What's interesting is that though there's no meat in this, it actually taste good to me!
SMOKED DUCK RAMIEN IDR 56K
Noodle with smoked duck.
What's a ramien you say? Well, it's just the combination of ramen and lamien! There's nothing really special about the noodles but the smoked duck is amazing! I'd suggest you to get anything with a smoked duck in it! No kidding!
MING'S ROYAL PLATTER A IDR 125K
Chinese chicken sausage, salted fish, sliced beef shank, jellyfish served with steamed pao.
It's like eating a peking duck only with more toppings, hence why it's royal, I guess(?) :P Be sure to have everything inside the pao for the best taste!
The pao was too hard though, I'd much prefer fluffy ones. You can just see that they're pressed and obviously not fluffy!
Well, here's how you eat it! You get a plastic hand glove as well! Yeay for hygiene!
ZUMI PAO IDR 42K
Ming's signature deep fried pao.
If you eat it without the ice cream, it's not really that special other than the lotus paste inside but if you eat it with the ice cream then it's hell'a delicious!
PAPAPAO IDR 38K
Trio pao of salted egg yolk, tausa and taro filling.
Is it just me or does anyone else think that this looks like dragon eggs? Maybe I need to cut back on my gaming..lol! We were totally waiting for this one especially since it's so soft when you touch it! Like you can just imagine biting into fluffy clouds with yummy fillings! Yumm!
The sensation is just as we imagine, though the taste is not. We imagined it to be sweeter, since it's a dessert but turns out to be a bit tasteless. Just add a few more sugar and it's all good!
We totally don't mind coming here again! Might not be for an everyday lunch or dinner but for special occasions, this will be one of the options! The foods are good and the ambiance is great, so definitely on the list but considering the price, might not be that often! :p
3rd Floor, Unit No. 3-08
Jl. Asia Afrika Lot 19