Saturday, November 08, 2008

Imperial Chef

When you crave for non-halal dimsum and Chinese foods, Imperial Chef should be the right place to stop by. Imperial Chef is operating under one group with The Duck King. Their foods are quite similar, but the difference is Imperial Chef serves non-halal foods, and the other serves halal foods. Usually, we have to queue to get a table on weekend, but not really on weekdays. Moreover Imperial Chef is open till midnight.

They give us this Green Edamame as compliment, its free.

This is what I crave for several times I came here. I usually run out of this Baked BBQ Pork Bun – Bakpao Panggang Cha Siew (12.8K), it always sold out at nite. But we are so lucky today, it’s available now.Lol.

Baked BBQ Pork Bun

The texture is soft, filling with BBQ Pork with crispy crust on top.

Pork Xiao Long Bao

It is a good Pork Xiao Long Bao (14.8K) served with slices of ginger and vinegar. Take a look on its skin is thin and smooth, and the dumplings were filled with hot and juicy broth. Which is better than one at The Duck King.

Pork Spare Ribs

This is Pork Spare Ribs – Tim Paikut & Tausi (12.8K), E ordered. I don’t know what is taste coz I don’t like it, but I’m sure is tasty since E finished it all alone. Hehe..

Chicken Rice

Looks like a plain white rice, but this Chicken Rice – Nasi Hainam (6.5K) is really good and full of flavour. E ordered it, and he said its good enough even eaten on its own. Its pleasantly fragrant and isn’t too greasy.

Sliced Kerapu Fish Congee

Fried Cakwe

And I ordered Sliced Kerapu Fish Congee (40K) and Fried Cakwe (4.5K). Is it too expensive for a pot of congee? I think is worth enough since tasted very good. The congee is so smooth and no fishy smell. There is generous lot of fresh slices of fish.

We ended our delicious and satisfied dinner with Fried Onde-onde with Tausa (13.8K), a fried delicious dessert mixture make from glutinous and tapioca flour, with filled with red bean paste, coated with sesame. When this dessert came, I’m so surprise with its size, can we still finish this big Onde-onde?

Fried Onde-onde with Tausa

Fiiiuuhh… is not like you see, inside this ball is really fallow. But its quite satiate you since is made from glutinous flour.

Jasmine Chinese Tea

For drinks I ordered Jasmine Chinese Tea (6K/pot) and Sweet Ice Tea (10K) for E.

In my opinion Imperial Chef is better than The Duck King. And Imperial Chef become one of our favorite dimsum places and will come back in other time around.

Imperial Chef
Hotel Jayakarta
Jl. Hayam Wuruk No. 126
West Jakarta
Tel. (62 21) 6262533

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