Category Archives: Dim Sum

May Star


For celebrating special occasion, I usually bring my family to eat ‘good’ Chinese food at the cozy & comfy restaurant. May Star is one of my favorite. Located on several malls in Jakarta, it’s very easy to find. Today I dine in at Gandaria City branch. It was designed with Full Open Kitchen and has 3 (three) VIP rooms which dominant “Green Color”. It has a spacey area, it can accommodate 450 people. We can find the largest aquarium in restaurant category for this moment.

Okay, for appetizer, this time I order Siew Mai. Price 20.8 K. The shrimp is so juicy and topped with crab roe. Steam well and taste so good!

Siew Mai

Second dim sum, I choose Tim Paikut  w/ Tausi (pork ribs with soy beans). Price 20.8 K. The meat is not too thick, but it taste quite nice.

Tim Paikut

And I also order the most popular Chinese dish: Udang Kipas Mayo & Tobiko (Mayo Shrimp w/ Crab Roe). Price 86 K. The fatty juicy shrimp came with mayo dressing & crab roe. Creamy & delish!

Udang Mayo

For veggies I order the most standard dish, you can find it in other Chinese restaurant: Buncis Ayam Cincang (String Bean sautéed with Minced Chicken). Price 58 K. The freshness crisp of string bean combine so well with the tenderness of chicken meat. Quite good.

Buncis Ayam Cincang

I also choose Ayam Goreng ala Kota (Crispy Fried Chicken). Price 58 K. Deep fried chicken topped with fried red onion. Well, I think it’s not the best version of fried chicken. It’s taste so so.

Ayam Goreng ala Kota

The last dish is Sapo Taukan Tahu (Spicy Tofu & Bean Curd with Mushroom). Price 64 K. It’s cooked with preserved soy beans. Taste quite delish. I like the bean curd, so scrumptious.

Sapo Taukan Tahu

May Star

Gandaria City Ground Floor

Main Street No. MG 38-39

Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda

Jakarta Selatan

Phone: 021-29052922

Emporium Pluit Mall 4th Floor

Jl. Pluit Selatan Raya

Jakarta Utara

Phone: 021-66676280

Central Park Mall

Lower Ground No. 103-103 A

Jl. Letjen S Parman – Jakarta Barat

Phone: 021-56985422

Hotel Le Grandeur 3rd Floor

Jl. Mangga Dua Raya

Jakarta Barat

Phone: 021-6127880

Din Tai Fung


Having dessert at the Chinese restaurant? Why not! It’s already 3.30 PM, I haven’t my lunch yet, but my stomach refuse to eat heavy dish. So I decided to eat sweet dim sum at Din Tai Fung.

First dessert I order Bao Taro. Price 12 K. The Bao texture is so soft & the sweet taro inside is perfect. They blended so good on my mouth. Very nice!

Taro Bao

Taro Bao

The second dessert is Bao Animal. Price 12 K. Haha….I really love its appearance. So cute! I don’t have a heart to eat it, huhuhu…The Bao fill in is also the sweet taro with pandan leaves taste. So sweet and tasty!

Animal Bao

The last dessert I try their Mango Fantasy. Price 40 K. A bowl of mango ice with slices of mango fruit & mango juice. But today, they ran out the mango ice cream stock. So I pick strawberry ice cream as a replacement. It taste sweet, refreshing and sour at the same time. Quite good.

Mango Fantasy

Din Tai Fung

Puri Indah Mall

2nd Floor Unit 201-202

Jl. Puri Agung, Puri Indah

Jakarta Barat

Phone: 021-5823460 / 61

Emporium Pluit Mall

4th Floor Unit 39

Jl. Pluit Selatan Raya

Jakarta Utara

Phone: 021-29071918

Plaza Senayan Arcadia

Ground Floor Unit X101-103

Jl. New Delhi No. 9

Jakarta Selatan

Phone: 021-57901288


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Takosuki is located on the ‘hawker centre’ Pesanggrahan street. Takosuki specializes on serve Sukiyaki. Sukiyaki is a Japanese culinary dish which inspired from the Mongolian tradition or one pot cooking. They providing multiple soup flavors such as Spicy Miso and Ginger Chicken. Assorted veggies such as mushroom, cabbage, tofu and spinach are also boiled and served with a sesame sauce. Beside beef, for shabu shabu they also serving pork and seafood.

The place is very comfy, with Japanese-Chinese interior design style. They separate their room into 2 sections. In the first section, they provide the round table with 6 chairs. In the second section, they use couch and wood chair. Almost each table is outfitted with sukiyaki or shabu shabu pan/pot for grilled or boiled.  On my first coming, I didn’t try their Sukiyaki. On that day I really craving for Chinese dish & dim sum.


I like to eat Steamed Carp Fish. Because it’s more healthy and taste good too. It’s cooked quite good, the sauce taste savory. Not bad, but nothing special about it, because I can find exactly the same dish at another place.

Steamed Fish

For their chef recommendation, I choose Crispy Fried Chicken. I think the seasoning is not well marinated or soaked in the meat. And the topping seasoning is not good as I’ve imagined before. Too ordinary. For me the perfect combination’s seasoning with fried chicken is balachan or terasi (in Indonesia). The best crispy balachan fried chicken according to my opinion is at Seroeni Restaurant (Plaza Senayan).

Crispy Fried Chicken

For veggies I order Mushroom Vegetables. This dish is not taste fabulous, I can only say: so so….They only sautéed 3 kind of mushrooms & assorted veggies with garlic. Well, I think I can cook this kind of dish at home. Quite disappointed!

Mushroom Veggies

Because I still feel hungry, I order their dim sum: Siomay and Chicken Feet. Both taste quite okay. Of course for dim sum, nothing can beat the Hongkong’s dimsum. Price range between 20 K to 80 K.


Chicken Feet


Jl. Pesanggrahan No. 70

Puri Kembangan – Kebon Jeruk

Jakarta Barat

Phone: 021 58908122

King’s Cuisine


Yum Cha is a Chinese style morning or afternoon tea, which involves drinking Chinese tea and eating dim sum dishes. Dim Sum is a varied range of small dishes which may constitute or replace breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea. Dishes are usually steamed or fried and may be savory or sweet. They include steamed buns such as char siu bao, assorted dumplings, siu mai, and rice noodle rolls, which contain a range of ingredients, including beef, chicken, pork, prawns and veggies. Typical desserts include egg tarts, sai mai lo (tapioca pudding) and mango pudding. Yum Cha restaurants usually offer plates of steamed green veggies, roasted meats, congee porridge and soups.

This morning I really wanna have Yum Cha. So I went to King’s Cuisine, located at Causeway Bay Area. The decor is in white with flower motifs, kind of romantic? This restaurant is still fairly new, so the carpets, wallpaper, and chairs are still fresh. I give two thumbs up to their bi-lingual order card. It’s really useful for the tourists who can’t speak or read in Chinese.

King's Cuisine

For Dim Sum, I order 5 different dish. Shrimp Dumplings or Har Kau is the must order. The shrimp is fat & so juicy. Incredible!

Shrimp Dumplings

Their Siu Mai Topped with Fresh Crab Roe is also tasty. They are really generous on giving shrimps fill in.

Siu Mai

I also tried Steamed Glutinous and Red Rice in Lotus Leaf. This is similar with Ba Chang. The glutinous rice is cooked very well, and the inside ingredients is perfectly balance in taste. I like it!

Steamed Glutinous Rice

Next dish is Steamed Pork Spare Ribs w/ Bean Sauce. It’s taste so savory. I really love it! Yummy!

Pork Spare Ribs

Many people may feel disgusted to eat this kind of food, but not me. I always order this dish every time I have my dim sum. Chicken Feet! So delicious!

Chicken Feet

I also order Steamed Rice Rolls with Barbecue Pork. The Rice Rolls is not too thick, I like it. Taste very good!

Rice Rolls

For Deep Fried section, I choose Deep Fried Sesame Ball. Crispy outside and softly sweet taste inside. Awesome! Perfection!

Deep Fried Sesame Ball

And last but not least, I order Deep Fried Pork Croquets. The same method like Sesame Balls, but this is the savory version.

Deep Fried Pork Croquets

I’m speechless. I can only say that Hongkong is the Paradise of Dim Sum. All taste so scrumptious. And for all dish I’ve ordered I only pay for HKD 150 or 190 K. I think it’s quite affordable for heaven’s taste like that!

King’s Cuisine

6/F, Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road

Causeway Bay

Phone: 2332 9090