Looking to dig into some delectable dim sum but not sure where to go? We’ve got you covered with our dim sum guide; from classic Chinatowns to high-end eateries, we’ve got it all. Here are 7 spots for you to try out the next time you crave some Cantonese goodness.
Chāo Cháo – A Rooftop Remedy for Your Cravings
Perched atop the Alila building’s 25th floor, Chāo Cháo offers an elevated dining experience with its open-air rooftop and panoramic views of Jakarta. This culinary haven beckons discerning diners year-round with its symphony of flavors crafted by the restaurant’s renowned culinary team. Indulge in a gastronomic journey with their exquisite menu, featuring delights like the truffle seafood rice, corn soup with a dash of lobster, and dim sum variants including abalone, scallop, and truffle. Have a vegetarian friend? Don’t worry as Chao Chao also has vegetarian dim sum for you and your friends to tuck into. Accompany your feast with their tantalizing signature cocktails like MUSANGD’RIAN, THE DYNASTY, SMOKEY CHINESE NEGRONI, and POP CHĀO CHÁO. Whether you’re seeking a romantic dinner for two or a festive gathering with loved ones, Chāo Cháo promises a refined and magical dining experience that transcends the ordinary.
Pantjoran Tea House – Dining Delights in Glodok China Town
Jakarta’s Glodok China Town offers a tantalizing array of culinary delights that beckon food enthusiasts from near and far. Among them is Pantjoran Tea House, a restaurant offering traditional Chinese fare, including dim sum. Indulge in menu items like hakao, siew may (chicken, prawn), chicken xiao long bao, bakpao, among other things. The restaurant is known for its fragrant oolong tea and traditional Chinese medicine shop. After Pantjoran Tea House, why not explore the adjacent markets teeming with fresh produce and exotic spices, as every corner of Glodok is a feast for the senses. Dive into the market’s jars filled with candies, dates, and an array of dried fish, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Indonesian and Chinese culinary traditions. Glodok’s culinary scene isn’t just about street food; it’s a celebration of culture, history, and the vibrant tapestry of flavors that make Pantjoran Tea House and Jakarta’s Chinatown a must-visit destination for food lovers.
Tien Chao – Dim Sum Brunch Every Sunday
Nestled within Gran Melia Jakarta, Tien Chao re-emerges with a fresh ambiance and an enticing menu, inviting guests to embark on a culinary voyage through the rich tapestry of authentic Cantonese cuisine. Under the skillful guidance of Chef Walden Qiang Wei, a maestro hailing from China with over 30 years of culinary expertise, Tien Chao promises a symphony of flavors that epitomize the essence of Chinese culinary artistry.
For those craving dim sum delights, Tien Chao offers a Dim Sum Brunch every Sunday, where guests can savor an array of steamed, fried, and baked dim sum creations paired with fragrant Chinese tea. Not going on a Sunday? Delve into dim sum like Barbecued Pork Pastries with Honey (Pork), Portuguese Egg Tarts, Pan-Fried Green Chive and Chicken Dumplings, and Vegetarian Buns. Still hungry? Jump into their other Cantonese specialties, including the aromatic Braised Beef Tendon in Five Spices, the succulent Poached Chicken with Ginger Dipping sauce, and the vibrant Spinach Salad with Peanuts. The dining experience continues with a selection of main courses showcasing the freshest ingredients and expertly crafted flavors, such as the Steamed Boston Lobster with Garlic and Glass Noodles and the indulgent Braised Chicken with Abalone.
Additionally, the restaurant presents the Peking Duck Carving Delight every Monday, allowing diners to relish in the crispy skin and tender meat of this classic dish.
With its fusion of tradition and modernity, Tien Chao promises an elevated dining experience that captivates the palate and leaves a lasting impression.
Opening hours for Tien Chao:
Mon – Sat Lunch service: 11.30 am to 3 pm; Dinner service: 5.30 pm to 10 pm
Sun Lunch service: 10 am to 3.30 pm; Dinner service: 5.30 pm to 10 pm
Contact details: +62215268080 (Call) +62 811 8890 712 (WhatsApp) Website: https://www.tienchao.com/
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Li Feng – Mandarin Oriental’s Dim Sum Tribute to Guangzhou
Li Feng has made its mark on the Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, standing as a beacon of Cantonese culinary excellence; the eatery offers a lavish dining experience that combines traditional flavors with modern flair. Inspired by the rich history of the spice trade between China and Batavia, the restaurant’s refined interiors provide an elegant backdrop for an unforgettable meal.
Helmed by Chef Fei, who has earned two Michelin stars back in Guangzhou, Li Feng promises authenticity and innovation in every dish. For instance, diners are invited to savour dishes like succulent barbecue specialities like the Roasted Pork Char Siew to delicate dim sum creations such as their signature ‘Swan Dumplings’ and Butterfly Pea Shrimp with Asparagus Dumpling. Pamper yourselves with more exotic dim sum such as Salmon Roe with Egg White Shrimp Siu Mai, Orange Custard Polo Buns,and Spicy XO Scallop Dumplings.
Additionally, the restaurant offers non-dim sum specialities, including the Wok-Fried Angus Beef in Special Sauce and the Fried Rice with Foie Gras and Black Truffle, showcasing the depth and complexity of Cantonese flavors. For seafood aficionados, Chef Fei’s latest creations, like the Sautéed Lobster with spring onion and the Sautéed Sliced Tiger Grouper, offer a symphony of fresh ingredients and bold flavors.
With its extensive menu and impeccable service, Li Feng invites guests to embark on a gastronomic journey through the heart of Cantonese cuisine. Whether it’s a leisurely lunch or an intimate dinner, prepare to be dazzled by the culinary delights that await at Li Feng.
Opening hours for Li Feng:
Mon – Fri Lunch service: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm; Dinner service: 6 pm to 10 pm
Sat – Sun Lunch service: 11 am to 3 pm; Dinner service: 6 pm to 10 pm
Contact details: +622129938825 (Call) Website: https://www.mandarinoriental.com/en/jakarta/jalan-mh-thamrin/dine/li-feng
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T’Ang Court – Dim Sum Any Way You Want It
Elevating Jakarta’s culinary scene to new heights, T’ang Court at The Langham Jakarta invites diners to embark on a gastronomic adventure inspired by Guangzhou’s legendary Cantonese cuisine. Perched on the 61st floor of The Langham Jakarta, T’ang Court offers breathtaking views of the city skyline, setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience.
Under the expert guidance of Executive Chinese Chef Chong Kooi Sam, T’ang Court showcases an exquisite array of delicacies meticulously curated from the epitome of Cantonese cuisine. From the iconic T’ang Court Peking Duck to the flavorful Duck Meat Fried Rice and the indulgent Steamed Spotted Grouper with Shredded Pork, each dish is a masterpiece of flavour and presentation.
But what about their dim sum selection? Choose from an array of steamed, deep-fried, or baked dim sum – available from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm. Spoil yourself with elevated classics such as Foie Gras Xiao Long Baos, Assorted Mushroom Dumplings with Black Truffle, and Lobster Spring Rolls.
Open for lunch and dinner, T’ang Court promises an unparalleled dining experience that celebrates the rich heritage of Cantonese cuisine amidst the luxurious setting of The Langham Jakarta.
Opening hours for Li Feng:
Mon – Sun Lunch service: 11.30 am to 3 pm; Dinner service: 5.30 pm to 10 pm
Contact details: +6281510424549 (Call) +6285883888881 (WhatsApp) Website: https://linktr.ee/tangcourtjakarta
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MINQ Jakarta – Double the Floors, Double the Fun
Since launching in 2020, MINQ Jakarta has remained a steadfast feature in Senopati’s dining lineup. Its concept is simple: during the day, it’s MINQ Kitchen: a relaxed concept allowing diners to humour their Chinese food cravings with their diverse menu. At night, the Kitchen turns into a “Bar & Lounge”, home to live music and a good time.
So what about their food? As a halal Chinese restaurant, MINQ has adapted the usual dim sum suspects into more accessible dishes, like chicken shumai, lo bak go, char siu bao, crispy taro puffs, and black bean sauce short ribs. But that’s not all, diners have raved about their King Tao Beef, Spicy Beef Buns, and Claypot dishes.
MINQ Kitchen excels in crafting a delightful blend of humble yet expertly prepared dishes alongside premium ingredients served with masterful simplicity. Renowned as one of Jakarta’s finest, MINQ Jakarta combines culinary excellence and a lively atmosphere, all to your doorstep.
Opening hours for MINQ Jakarta:
MINQ Kitchen – Restaurant
Mon – Fri: 11 am to 9.30 pm
Sat: 24 hours
Sun: 12 am to 9 pm
MINQ Bar & Lounge
Mon – Thu: 6 pm to 1 am
Fri – Sat: 6 pm to 2 am
Contact details: +62217250258 (Call) Instagram: @minq_jakarta
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JIA – Timeless Chinese Dining Made Modern
JIA, Shangri-La Jakarta’s Contemporary Chinese Dining Concept, is well-known and well-respected for its menu lineup. The restaurant is one of the places where one can indulge in an enticing array of delectable Dim Sum and beloved Chinese classics; With a fusion of authentic Chinese recipes and stylish presentation, each dish receives a luxurious twist, that mirrors the hotel’s dedication to fine foods and excellence.
Dim sum lovers rejoice: available every day, JIA offers an All You Can Eat Dim Sum Lunch. Experience an extensive selection of homemade dim sum, available in both steamed and fried options to suit your taste! Enhance your dining journey with a variety of beloved appetizers, soups, la mian, congee, fried rice, noodles, main courses, and desserts. Dim sum highlights include Steamed Pork Siew Mai topped with Abalone, Steamed Shrimp Dumplings topped with Bird’s Next and Tobiko, and Steamed Seafood Dumplings topped with Goose Liver and Fresh Scallop.
But it’s not just dim sum they excel at: pork, poultry, seafood, lamb, and beef classics make their appearance on JIA’s menu – there’s a little something for everyone on their menu. Even vegetarians have a variety of dishes to choose from on their menu.
Opening hours for JIA:
Mon – Fri: Lunch Service: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm Dinner Service: 6 pm to 10.30 pm
Sat: Lunch Service: 11.00 am to 3 pm Dinner Service: 6 pm to 10.30 pm
Sun: Lunch Service: 10.30 am to 3.30 pm Dinner Service: 6 pm to 10.30 pm
Contact details: +6221-2939-9587 (Call) Instagram: @jia.dining
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