Tien Chao Live Cooking at Gran Melia Hotel

A couple weeks ago I was invited by Gran Melia Hotel Jakarta, to enjoy their new concept of 'Live Cooking' at Tien Chao Restaurant. The guest could enjoy variant of 71 dishes and will be cooked 'live' in front of them! It's always fun to see the chefs with their cooking trick isn't it ? You'll also able to interact with the chefs and get some recommendation of the menu.

With it's spacious dining area, this Cantonese and Sichuan restaurant also pleases the eye. Nice mix of Chinese-theme decor and the shades of blue ( that almost like soft jade color). 

From the Live Cooking Menu, I tried some of their appetizer which is, Seared Cod Fish with Orange and Pomelo Dressing - IDR 68.000++. It was beautifully presented, and the taste was also amazing. The Cod Fish tasted fresh, cooked perfectly with a nice crunch-outer texture. With the sour-sweet taste from the dressings, harmony in your mouth!

Still from the appetizer, Soft Shell Crab with Steamed Bun - IDR 68.000++. The super crispy soft shell crab with a soft buns!

And not to be missed on every Chinese feast, Pecking Duck! - IDR 208.000++ ( half portion ). This also tasted nice.

Scallop and Dragon Fruit Roll - IDR 33.000++. The skin was really nice, still soft and crispy at the same time. I barely can taste the scallop, but the mayonnaise and the fruit inside tasted sweet and nice.

I always love soups! That's why I also ordered their Szechuan Soup - IDR 38.000++. It was quite spicy! But that's how I love my 'hot and sour' soup! :D

What's sunday Chinese lunch without dimsum?? We also ordered the benchmark of any dimsum which is Siew Mai, Har kau and Steamed Chicken Feet with Chili and Blackpepper  - IDR 22.000/each. The Siew Mai tasted so-so to me, Har Kau the skin was a bit too thick, the chicken feet had strong blackpepper taste.

Shanghai Xiao Long Bao - IDR 22.000++. Too bad it was lacking a bit of soup inside, but the taste of the chicken meat was awesome. Savory!

Scallop Dumpling with Caviar, IDR 22.000++. This one was beautifully made too. The soft scallop on top just melts in your mouth!

From the 'Baked Dimsum' section, King Prawn with Cheese - IDR 138.000++. The King Prawn perfectly cooked with melted cheese on top! How could you resist this one?

And from 'The Wok' Section, we ordered Wok Fried Rice with Diced Chicken and Salted Fish - IDR 68.000++. Looking for more fulfilling dish? This one is for you! I always love this kind of Chinese fried rice which not using the sweet soy sauce like Indonesian did. The salted fish gives a nice salty kick! 

Wok Fried Australian Beef with Dragon Fruit - IDR 138.000++. This one is the winner !! The beef was super juicy! And the dragon fruit gives a mild sweet taste to it. Interesting flavor!

And for dessert, Mango Pudding - IDR 28.000++.

All of this you can enjoy every Sunday from 11.30 am - 14.30 pm ! Overall I really enjoyed most of the dishes from Tien Chao, and I think you will be too. Try this sunday ? 

Tien Chao Restaurant
Lobby 2nd Floor, Gran Melia Hotel Jakarta
Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav X- 0, Kuningan, Jakarta
Phone : ( 021 ) 526 8080 (ext. 2322)
Facebook Page : Gran Melia Jakarta
Twitter : @GranMelia_JKT


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