An idea of having weekend brunch in good Chinese restaurants? Always sounds good! Families or couples who are simply bored with their usual weekdays breakfast could use a little change once in a while with good selections of dim sum or any hearty dish fresh from the wok. With its ‘Weekend Live Cooking’ program, Tien Chao gives a kick to fulfill the desire.
For this program only, Tien Chao devises a new way to tempt its customers by putting a long table in the middle of the main dining room equipped with delightful temptations of Chinese cuisine either ready to be cooked live in front of you or already served fresh, such as the salad and its compatriots. To make it even more exciting, Executive Chef Ken Choy has even prepared up to 71 dishes made available only for this festivity.
For starters, I made a very decent selections ranging from soft shell crab with steamed bun, Peking duck with hoisin sauce, and the unique seared cod with orange and pomelo dressing. What’s next would be of course, the all-time favorite chicken feet and xiao long bao from the dim sum family. It was quite unfortunate that there’s no juice flowing out from the xiao long bao but I found the hottest sensation from the dim sum collection that day and it was the stunning scallop dumpling with a bit of caviar on top – beautifully made, beautifully presented and was of course, highly delectable!
To seal the day, a bowl full of good old fried rice with salted fish was combined well with the wok-fried Australian beef served upon a dragon fruit and these babies became a great continuation after the delicious dim sum. Imagine how the dragon fruits gave a refreshing sensation to the wok-fried Australian beef, which was juicy and tender, and splashed with rich black pepper sauce. It’s all indeed a Sunday brunch you don’t want to miss.
Available only on Sunday (check for availability).
Halalness to be confirmed (pork menu and liquor are served)
Some menu suitable for vegetarians
Address: Gran Melia Jakarta, Jalan H.R Rasuna Said (Kuningan) Kav. X-0, Jakarta – Indonesia
Lunch: 11.30 am – 2.30 pm
Dinner: 6 pm – 10.30 pm
Pricing: IDR 200,000 – IDR 400,000 / person