February 4th, 2016. I was at E&O with fellow foodies. They served lunch for Chinese New Year. Well, I always loved coming back to E&O. For me, they’re one of the best Asian restaurant in Jakarta.
Please join us for a week of festivity to welcome
YEAR OF THE MONKEY
5 – 12 FEBRUARY 2016
Together with Will Meyrick’s take on Chinese New Year dishes like Yee Sang Salad, Steamed Fish, Peking Duck and the all time favourite Suckling Pig.
credit to @eandojakarta
CHINESE NEW YEAR SPECIALS
Yee Sang Salad 100k
Salmon Sashimi, Pomelo, Sesame Seeds, Carrot, Pickled Ginger and Plum Sauce
Arrange all the salad ingredients with salmon sashimi in the middle. Then mix them all together. That’s how you eat yee sang salad. Always love salmon sashimi. The plum sauce was sweet and sour, very delicious. So fresh.
Yusheng, yee sang or yuu sahng (Chinese: 鱼生; pinyin: yúshēng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: hî-seⁿ or hû-siⁿ), or Prosperity Toss, also known as lo hei(Cantonese for 撈起 or 捞起) is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means “raw fish” but since “fish (鱼)” is commonly conflated with its homophone “abundance (余)”, Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.
Roast Duck 125k
with Hoisin Sauce and Pickled Ginger
Definitely one of the best. Tasty with juicy meat. Truly outstanding. It had incredible flavour with tasty skin and tender meat. And I love the way they pull out the bones. LOL. Definitely the best way to eat roast duck. No bones.
Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup 140k
with Prawns, Squid, Snapper, Beancurd, Cloud Mushroom and Black Vinegar
Too salty. I needed warm rice, I guess. LOL. That’s my secret mission hahaha.. But it’s true. It was delicious only too salty. I prefer the sour taste in the soup. Because it will be more fresh. 🙂
Steamed Fish 150k
with Dried Shiitake, Ginger and Asian Celery
Mild flavour with fluffy texture. Love the sauce. Really enhanced the taste of the fish. Fyi, fish symbolize prosperity, energy and good fortune. So, yes, always cook fish for Chinese New Year. It will bring you good luck charm.
Char Siu Pork on Rice 120k
with Choy Sum and Pickled Ginger
I love the rice, but the char siu pork was a little bit too dry. Just a little bit. The char siu should be moist on the inside and slightly chewy on the outside. Love the presentation, though. Really love it. I gulped when it came to our table. Wow. What a dish.
Char siu is a popular way to flavor and prepare barbecued pork in Cantonese cuisine. It is classified as a type of siu mei, Cantonese roasted meat.
Singaporean Chilli Prawn 160k
with Fried Mantao
OMG! It’s so delicious, I wanna eat the whole prawn and the fried mantao. Believe me, the fried mantao was amazingly delicious. I ate the prawn and the mantao altogether. The combination was beyond compare. It’s a little bit spicy with flavourful sauce. The best Chilli Prawn!!!
Suckling Pig 350k quarter / 700k half
with Nahm Prink Num, Nahm Jim Jauw and Kaffir Sweet Chilli Sauce
One of the best! I love how the skin was crackling in my mouth. The meat was tender and juicy. Out-of-this-world. To-die-for. There are so many words to describe it. LOL. They had to add one more portion for us. Hahahaha.. Yeah, we were so crazy about it.
A suckling pig is a piglet fed on its mother’s milk. In culinary contexts, a suckling pig is slaughtered between the ages of two and six weeks. It is traditionally cooked whole, often roasted, in various cuisines.
Mango Panna Cotta 70k
Lovely dessert with the wobbly and silky and smooth texture. So cute with adorable colour. Tasted beautiful. I could taste the panna cotta dancing with my tongue. Recommended when you wanna try something different from durian panna cotta. 🙂
For reservation enquiries, please call at 021-5761645. Recommended for Chinese New Year celebration.
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