The culinary team at Sari Pacific Jakarta has prepared an array of authentic Chinese cuisine during the Lunar New Year celebration from 24 January to 8 February. Photo courtesy of Sari Pacific Jakarta/NOW!JAKARTA

For those looking for an authentic culinary experience for this year’s Lunar New Year, friends and family are invited to indulge oriental cuisines, available at Sari Pacific buffet restaurant, Fiesta. Feast a various selection of oriental delicacies inspired by a local culinary tradition from across the region in the country of the Sleeping Giant.

Start the celebration with Yee Sang, the oriental salad that consists of vegetables and fresh ingredients for the Prosperity Toss, Grab the chopsticks and mix the salad along with the loved ones and make a wish for the wealth and happiness in the Year of the Metal Rat. 

Indonesians must be familiar with Nasi Goreng or Fried Rice but Lotus Leaf Wrapped Rice or Hor Yip Fan will be a unique culinary experience for anyone who tried. Wrapped steamed lotus leaf, a rice dish with a mushroom and chicken on top is originated from Sichuan Southwest China, provides a fragrant aroma and features a light taste. 

Chicken Herbal Soup may be the choice for those looking for a tasty warm chicken broth and herbs during mild weather in the rainy season in Jakarta. At the helm of Chef Hidayat, Fiesta  Lunar New Year buffet experience also highlight other menus including Roasted Peking Duck, Wok Fried Prawn with Crispy Oatmeal and Butter, steamed grouper Hong Kong style, and Salted Egg Crab. 

Head to the dessert station to savour oriental sweet delicacies such as Peanut Puff, Egg Tart, Chinese Red Bean Paste Cake, and Bake Coconut Sticky Rice Cole. The hotel’s dessert department also offers the patrons Nian Gao, a Chinese New Year’s Cake which is available to order for a gift to friends and family. On 24 January, the guest who dine-in at Fiesta will be offered to pick up the Fortune Cookies, and if anyone lucky, there will be a mysterious Lunar New Year present from Sari Pacific.

The Chinese New Year Buffet experience is priced at IDR 338,00++ per pax. 

Sari Pacific Jakarta

Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 6 Central Jakarta 10340
T: +62 21 2993 2888
IG: @saripacificjakarta
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Rintang Azhar

Rintang Azhar

Rintang is a previous staff writer for NOW! with experience in hard news and lifestyle journalism. He specialises in art, design, culture, fashion, environmental, and urban issues.