Hey folks! About weeks ago I went to join OpenRice Gathering
at one restaurant specializes in serving AYCE Dimsum! It's Dragon Court
, and it's located inside The Media Hotel & Towers
. The gathering was started quite early, as around 11, all of us had got to eat and enjoy lots of Dimsum.
Let's have some talks about Dimsum first. Even though I'm sure most of you know what is Dimsum, I feel like explaining it. Dimsum refers to a style of Chinese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. You can meet Dimsum in a lot of Chinese Restaurants, and perhaps some of them only serve Dimsum in the morning. Dimsum is actually the kind of food which is perfect for family breakfast. The most well-known Dimsum perhaps goes to Bakpao or some people might know as Bun. Other famous dimsums might be Siomay and Hakau, and both are usually made from prawns. I personally have a thing with Dimsum, especially with Chasiu Bun, Siomay and Fried Wonton with Mayo. Gladly, Dragon Court served all those three. ;)
In case if you have no idea about Dragon Court, I should brief you in more detailed explanation.
From the press release, Dragon Court visualized itself as a stylish Chinese-themed restaurant featuring authentic delectable Chinese gourmet, nice ambiance and excellent service. As I could see myself there, Dragon Court seemed to be serious about their statement. They certainly offer a wide variant of Chinese delicacies, along with the All You Can Eat Dimsum offer (only for weekend). The ambiance of their room is nice and comfortable with 150 seating capacity. Private rooms are available too for customers. As for the service, it was more than enough attention for the day. The waiters were all so caring and polite, and not to mention the friendly manager.
Okay, let's go to the report for the gathering. At first, before we started eating, the host of OpenRice
, Dita, welcomed us. Right after that, the manager explained to us about Dragon Court and some of the menus on the table. It was nice seeing all the Dimsum inside the baskets on the table, tempting us to grab a bite. But I reminded myself to behave and let the introduction session finished.
This All You Can Eat Dimsum
offer is only available every weekend
(8 am to 2 pm), and all you have to pay for the complete goodness is IDR 69.9 k
. With reasonable price yet extensive choices of Dimsum, you don't have to worry about the quality. All the ingredients are fresh, including prawns, chickens, and stuff. Good news for Pork Lovers! Actually Dragon Court all this time does only serve Halal Dimsum. But it was said that in December, they will start providing Pork Dimsum on request
such as Paikut
and Shanghai Dumpling Pork
, considering the popular demand by their loyal customers. But do not worry! For Muslim, you can still enjoy the food here safely since Dragon Court will separate the tools used for the Pork-based Dimsum.
Oh yeah, Dragon Court also serves Ala Carte
. You can find Roasted Duck, Chicken Kung Pao Style, Comeo Garlic, Lamb Fried Rice, Fried Rice with Salty Fish, Shrimp Utter Crumb
and a lot of other delicious dishes.
Let's check some of the dishes here.Clockwise from top left.
~ Kaki Ayam Lada Hitam ~
I did not try this one, but hearing from other attendees, it was quite nice!
~ Sayap Ayam ~
This steamed chicken wings were surprisingly good. It looked quite pale and unappealing, but I was wrong. The chicken wings' meat was so tender, it almost felt too easy to chew in the mouth. It was cooked nicely with light flavor.
~ Lo Mai Kai ~
Lo Mai Kai is steamed sticky rice with chicken in lotus leaf wrap. Inside it, you can find some diced chicken and mushroom. It was only an okay as the flavor was a bit dull.
~ Lumpia Kulita Tahu Saus Tiram (Steamed) ~
This dimsum was one of the favorites. It was quite good, with nice oyster sauce. There was also the fried version of these. Clockwise from top left.
~ Siomay Tahu ~
I'm not sure this is the name, but the taste of this meatball-look-alike was quite nice. The texture was quite fluffy and easy to bite. The special Dragon Court sauce really complemented the meatball.
~ Pangsit Beijing ~
This dumpling was quite nice, as I should actually say that all the dumpling family Dragon Court served were delicious.
~ Siomay ~
The siomay was really good as I could really taste the tender and nice prawns inside. I love this one!
~ Wonton Soup ~
This was another dimsum that I rarely saw before. It was a bowl of dumpling soup. The soup was a bit plain but the dumpling was good and tender.Clockwise from top left.
~ Lumpia Kulit Tahu (Fried) ~
It's time for fried delicacies! Lumpia Kulit Tahu was a good choice! The inside was very good with nice flavor. The outer layer was almost crunchy. I always love lumpia kulit tahu!
~ Pangsit with Mayonnaise ~
Hail to the king! This fried dumpling was the winner of the day! It was simply delectable, crunchy on the outside, and freshly cooked in the inside with good prawns! The best part went to dipping it in the mayonnaise and eating it in a bite! :9
~ Fried Rice and other fried stuff ~
I personally dislike the fried rice as it was a bit too bland. I think that they have to cook better fried rice with bolder flavor, maybe with some 'terasi' (just an idea) at least to make it more likable. The other fried stuff wasn't really good too, as I preferred the fried Dimsum with much better taste.
~ Spring Rolls ~
Since I never like spring rolls, I took a bite and left the rest. I just could not point out the reason why I dislike Spring Rolls. Clockwise from top left.
~ Roasted Chicken with Dragon Court S The auce ~
Roasted Chicken was a bit overcooked I think. But I loved the taste and the sauce. It was quite nice.
~ Bakpao ~
There were several Bakpao available for us in the heating rack. I took each of them and tried the Chasiu Bun. It was a bit dry and the Chasiu wasn't as expected. I still love it though.
~ Strawberry Cakes ~
Love these mini cakes! The cakes were covered with strawberry cream, and it was so flavorful. The texture of the cake itself was pretty soft.
~ Porridge Toppings ~
There were a lot of toppings that you can add to your porridge. You can choose or you can just add all of them!
~ Buffet ~
There were a lot of other choices to try here, but I focused myself on their dimsum, so I didn't try all of them.
~ Fruits ~
Fresh Fruits as desserts never went wrong! It's a perfect closing for full belly.
~ My Porridge Creation ~
Love the porridge as I could add as many toppings as I wanted. The toppings were so good!
~ Es Buah ~
This one was truly refreshing. I loved it and I finished two full bowls of it!
Last but not least, Hakau! I almost forgot about this. The Hakau was awesome! It was so good and the prawns inside were so nice! From this dish, I knew exactly why they always emphasized the freshness of their dishes!
All I should say is that I do enjoy the Dimsum here. The freshness of the ingredients and the good authentic Dimsum are the reasons I will come back to this place. Not to mention the affordable price too!
If you're interested in enjoying this AYCE Dimsum
, make sure to come here only at the weekend. It includes Saturday and Sunday. In addition, they only have this offer for the morning to afternoon, precisely from 8 am to 2 pm. They will open again at night but serving only Ala Carte for dearest customers. I haven't tried any of the ala carte and I wonder how it might taste. Hopefully I'll get the chance to try their Ala Carte menu as from what I heard, they were promoting the 'Orange Republic
Curious to have a try? Come to The Media Hotel and Towers and have a blast!
Opening Hours: Weekend Dimsum Buffet Every Saturday and Sunday 8.00 to 14.00 WIB
Lunch Everyday from 11.30 to 14.30 WIB
Dinner Every Night from 18.00 to 22.30 WIBDragon Court
The Media Hotel & Towers Lobby Level
Jalan Gunung Sahari Raya No. 3
Jakarta - 10720
Hakau,Siomay,Pangsit Goreng with Mayonnaise