Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ming Dine & Chill

It's been a while since my last post.. Somehow i just kinda lost that grasp to blog, but finally, i started to getting that feeling back.

I never known before, there's a really nice Chinese restaurant on the topmost of Epiwalk, which i came here only for Otel lobby or Bluegrass. It was sort of a farewell invitation from Jenny, my dear friend who finally find her next stop destination. Best of luck, dear!

Upon arriving, i notice there's a bar with some of their collections. It's quite rare to see a Chinese restaurant with a bar, you know..  swaggy enough?

I think Ming set one high standard for Chinese restaurant, thinking of Chinese restaurants avant-garde. Surprisingly huge with some private rooms with minimum purchase. I just love their interior, they definitely gives a classy touch toward the entire restaurant. Friendly services either. What's not to love?

smoking area

Prosecuting tea revolution as its theme, every dishes accompanied with different kind of teas as its pairing. Not a tea kind of person, proven by my almost-never habit not to order tea as washing down company, instead chocolates, and mocktails. So, i can't give much comments on the teas because basically it tasted just much the same for me. Pardon me.

Steamed Chicken Char Siew Cheong Fan, Steamed Shrimp Dumpling, Steamed Truffle Dumpling with Wild Fungus paired with Chrysanthenum tea

I had this trio as appetizer, their steamed shrimp dumpling came as my most favorite compared to the other two. Delicate dumpling with splashing shrimp stuffing, delicious. While, both of cheong fan and truffle were standard. 

Steamed Fish Fillet with Taiwanese Black Bean paired with Oolong Green tea

Definitely a spoonful of pleasure. Pretty soft steamed fish fillet with appealing black bean taste (Taosi). It was delicious, healthy because it is a fish and steamed. What can i ask for more? I could eat this all day, all night without feeling guilty.

Japanese Handmade Noodles with Handmade sauce and Crabmeat paired with Black tea.

A bit thick type of noodle with quite an amount of crab meat. Bit soggy with not so much savoriness going on. I prefer if it was savory with balance sweet taste. But, gotta appreciate the generous crab meats given.

Emperor Chicken paired with Black tea

This was a special menu that haven't been launched yet. This spectacular made in progress chicken dish carrying IDR 350.000++ price tag. As an emperor, this chicken got the privilege to be protected by a hard shell made from clay. During its cooking proccess, i could smell a fragrant smell came from the clay. After quite some times, the clay cracked down by a blunt tool then crack! finally, the emperor chicken reveal itself. It was fragrant, you can smell ginger-ly appetizing smell from the chicken along with its other components inside. I love how the chicken was so tender and complicated with their unique seasonings. On the other hand, as a person whose ginger isn't my favorite thing on plate.. That ginger-ly after taste was a bit overwhelming. Overall, this is a pretty delicious and healthy dish.

Deep Fried Sesame Ball with Salted Egg Filling paired with Long Jing

If Miley has her wrecking balls, then Ming has its own addictive sesame balls. Careful, it's hot. Got to bite it slowly because the yolk filling inside could burst out at any moment. I love how the yolk melted and tasted sweet but a bit salty at the same time. They did deep fried the sesame balls, it was crunchy and went so well its filling. Accompanied with laboratory kind of serving beverage which beautifully consists of two colors. If my memory didn't fail me, it was a mixture from guava and orange. Exquisito.

Dear discount hunters, you might wanna see this.

Cozy Chinese restaurant with edgy interior, good foods and friendly services. You guys should try their sesame balls which for sale/pieces. 好运 Ming Dine & Chill!

Ming Dine and Chill
Epiwalk Rasuna Epicentrum
2nd Floor Unit #318-330
Jakarta Selatan 12940