November 23rd, 2014. I went to The Media Hotel and Towers Jakarta which was located at Gunung Sahari. They greeted us very politely and friendly.
Close to north Jakarta’s must-sees, including its world-class shopping district Mangga Dua, and the city’s flourishing business and manufacturing districts, The Media Hotel & Towers is a luxury 5-star hotel in Jakarta with easy access to the Jakarta International Expo and the Jakarta International Airport.
Created to be mini retreats, our 350 hotel guest rooms have everything for a wonderful night. With facilities as 4 different restaurants, 2 lounges, a spa and fitness centre and multiple function rooms, The Media Hotel & Towers is the perfect location for a memorable stay.
They wanted to introduce Dragon Court Chinese Restaurant‘s dim sum all-you-can-eat menu.
Dragon Court is a stylish Chinese themed restaurant located on the lobby level of The Media Hotel & Towers, featuring authentic delectable Chinese gourmet, great ambience and excellent service. With a 150 seating capacity, which includes 4 expandable private rooms accommodating 10 guests of each, the restaurant offers mainly extensive a la carte menu of Cantonese and Szechuan cuisines as well as some inventive creation of Indonesian-Chinese menu.
The popular Dragon Court Chinese Restaurant in Jakarta is also a perfect place to enjoy fine food with family and friends, with four private rooms and a cozy atmosphere. Enjoy the a la carte menu or our unlimited all-you-can-eat dim sum on weekends and public holidays only 69k net per person, inclusive of free flowing chinese tea.
I always love dim sum presentation in a bamboo steam bowl. Looks traditional, right? So beautiful.
For chinese tea, I prefer Tieguanyin. My mom said it’s the best tea. This tea’s popular for its flavour and aroma. It’s named after the Chinese Goddess of Mercy Guanyin. Guanyin is a female embodiment of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva.
Tieguanyin (simplified Chinese: 铁观音; traditional Chinese: 鐵觀音; pinyin: tiěguānyīn; Jyutping: tit3 gun1 jam1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Thih-koan-im; literally: “IronGuanyin”) is a premium variety of Chinese oolong tea originated in the 19th century in Anxi in Fujian province.
Sometimes, they didn’t take seriously about the porridge in dim sum buffet menu. It’s just an ordinary porridge. But Dragon Court is concern about their porridge. The condiments for this rice porridge were very generous.
This was really good. Generous red bean filling. I like the way they made the onde-onde. Not too mushy, not too hard. Just perfect texture. Love it.
Jian dui is a type of fried Chinese pastry made from glutinous rice flour. The pastry is coated with sesame seeds on the outside and is crisp and chewy. Inside the pastry is a large hollow, caused by the expansion of the dough. The hollow of the pastry is filled with a filling usually consisting oflotus paste (蓮蓉), or alternatively sweet black bean paste (hei dousha, 黑豆沙), or less commonly red bean paste (hong dousha, 紅豆沙).
Pisang Tausa Gulung Roti
Lumpia Gulung Almond
This was the best. It was crunchy yet soft. Melt in your mouth, definitely. I ate more than one LOL. Never seen this kind of menu anywhere, I guess. You can eat it just like that, or you can pour a sweet milk on top of it. Enjoy how ever you like 🙂
Lumpia Kulit Tahu
Addicting!! I ate this one with joy. I cannot remember how much I ate. It was good. The skin was crunchy and tasty. The filling was generous. I am drooling right now.
The shrimps samosa was my least favourite. It’s not as special as the others. It looked good, but after one piece, I prefer to eat another menu.
Assorted Dim Sums
The dim sums below were made based on order. Spring roll, Kaki ayam, Siau Mai, and the best of all, Ha Kau. In dim sum restaurant, the first thing that I should try was Ha Kau and Siau Mai. If they could make a delicious ha kau and siau mai, they succeeded to please me. Yup, it’s hard to please me if you talk about dim sum.
As for dessert, they served selection of pudding. And the pudding was very moist. Tasted good. I think I ate all of the flavours. But my favourite was almond flavour. Best of all.
Gui Ling Gao
This is my favourite dessert. I often order this for my dessert at chinese restaurant. It was very good for my body when I’m not feeling well. How to enjoy this dessert? Just pour honey or syrup, then squeeze lemon. Enjoy while it was still cold.
Guīlínggāo, also known as Tortoise Jelly (though not technically correct) or Turtle Jelly, is a jelly-like Chinese medicine, also sold as a dessert. It was traditionally made from the powdered plastron (bottom shell) from the turtle Cuora trifasciata (commonly known as “three-lined box turtle”, or “golden coin turtle”, 金錢龜) and a variety of herbal products, in particular, China roots Smilax glabra (土伏苓, Tu fu ling). More often, commercially available guīlínggāo sold as a dessert does not contain turtle shell powder at all, despite the product name and the prominent turtle images on most brands’ labels. They do, however, share the same herbal additives as the medicine and are similarly marketed as being good for skin complexion when ingested.
Thanks for the hospitality. I will come back indeed to Dragon Court. Who can resist your all-you-can-eat dim sum? Not me, of course.