Who's ready for a great Chinese cuisine? I know we are! It's funny how as we grow older we find that having a feast with friends are best held at a Chinese restaurant..lol! I guess we are starting to become more like our parents?
Well, this time, we had the chance to enjoy a classy Chinese restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, it used to be called Shang Palace but now it's upgraded into Jia!
Interior is definitely a very fancy kind of Chinese, it's like Chinese Royalty! I'm not a big fan of Chinese interiors but I definitely love this place with all it's black and gold color!
Pretty spacey, so don't worry about not getting a table! Though usually Chinese restaurants are known for their loud and crowded atmosphere, here is totally different. Not sure if it's because there was not many customers at the time or something else but I'm definitely thankful of it!
CRISPY SALMON SKIN WITH SPICY SALT IDR 48K
The spicy salt is definitely superb, though because it's the only seasoning, you need to scoop up the spicy salt to the skin or else it'll be tasteless. Still, even if it's tasteless, the crispiness is amazing! Keep in mind that it can get a bit spicy seeing as the have chopped chili in there!
DEEP-FRIED CRISPY SILVER FISH 'BEI FENG TONG' STYLE IDR 52K
Yet another crunchy snack! Salty and spicy, perfect appetizer to start your meal and goes perfectly with rice as well. You won't be able to stop chomping on these, since it's just so crispy!
CRISPY FRIED BEEF IN HONEY SAUCE IDR 58K
Here's a slight different appetizer, since the others are already very salty, we decided to get one that is more on the sweet side This is yet another delicious one, though it might get slightly chewy rather than crispy because of the honey, just a bit tho!
My favorite dish!! Since I was a child crispy prawn with mayonnaise has always been my favorite Chinese dish and I also like wasabi flavor, so this is a perfect combo! I don't recommend it to those who hates wasabi though, cause the wasabi can get a bit strong. If you don't mind wasabi, then you have to try this!
ASSORTED BARBECUED MEAT IDR 148K
Yes!!! 3 delicious dishes in a plate! Yeap, you might have guessed why we went with this one, cause we couldn't decide which to get, so we're definitely thankful to have this assorted stuffs. Our favorite is hands down the Crispy Roasted Pork! We kinda regret didn't get that in one portion..lol!
PAN-FRIED US BEEF SHORT RIBS WITH GOOSE LIVER SAUCE IDR 198K
Personally I feel that the meat is a bit hard to chew but the flavor is amazing. To those who doesn't like goose liver, don't worry cause even I can't detect it. Wouldn't even know it if I didn't read the name!
CRISPY NOODLES WITH PRAWN AND EGG IDR 88K
The least favorite dish for us, maybe because it tastes healthy, yet creamy. It's a bit overwhelming, so be sure to keep that in mind when you get it. I think it's best for 5 people or more if you still want to get other dishes!
SIGNATURE PEKING DUCK (WHOLE/HALF) IDR 398K/218K
The highlight of Jia! Of course, peking duck would be a star in any Chinese restaurant and this one is just wonderful. The crispy skin and delicious flavor, especially eaten with it's special sauce! Yum!
2ND WAY: WRAPPED IN LETTUCE
What's unique about Jia is that their peking duck has a 2nd way of how the duck meat or bones is cooked. We chose the Wrapped in Lettuce just because we don't know what to get and that was the recommended, so might as well went along with it. It's good though, since by wrapping it in lettuce, it doesn't interfere with the flavors of the duck and has a touch of freshness from the fresh lettuce!
CHILLED DURIAN PANCAKES IDR 45K
Ending our dinner with something sweet, this pancake is definitely the best way to go! I pity those who hates durian, cause it's such a delicious fruit! The pancakes is chilled and very soft and fluffy, it's like eating a very sweet cloud!
This is definitely going to be the place I'd invite my family if ever there's a special occasion cause I bet everyone will like the foods! Thank you Jia, for the amazing foods that has a taste of our hometown!
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1
Opening Hours :
Monday - Friday :
Lunch : 11:30 am - 02:30 pm
Dinner : 06:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday :
Lunch : 10:30 am - 02:30 pm
Dinner : 06:00 pm - 10:30 pm