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5 Restaurants in Jakarta Serve Yu Sheng to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Spectr News Theme Isny Dewi R.
31, January 2019

Towards the Chinese New Year which falls on February 5, 2019, many restaurants offer a variety of dishes that are synonymous with Chinese culture. In addition to the very famous basket cake, there are also other dishes that are usually always present in Chinese New Year celebration, Yu Sheng, or also known as Yee sang.

Yu Sheng is a special menu in the Chinese cultural tradition that can only be enjoyed between Chinese New Year and Cap Gomeh. The specialty feels thick when eat it with family or close friends, accompanied with prayers of soul warmth.

This typical Chinese food is in the form of fresh fish salad with finely sliced ​​vegetables such as carrots and turnips. The fish meat they used is tuna or salmon which has been soaked in a mixture of sesame oil, cooking oil, and pepper. While the sauce is made from a mixture of cooking oil and sesame oil, in addition to plum sauce, sugar, and cinnamon powder. The way to eat it is quite unique, which is eaten in a roll, then lifts up the filling using chopsticks, as a symbol of achieving great success throughout this year.

In Jakarta alone, you can only enjoy Yu Sheng in certain restaurants. This menu is not easily available in all Chinese restaurants, even though it is still Chinese New Year atmosphere. Here are five restaurants in Jakarta that serve Yu Sheng.

1. Putien
If you belong to Chinese home-style connoisseurs, then Putien can be the right choice. This Singapore-based restaurant offers a homey atmosphere. The pastel nuance of this restaurant describes beach shade, like the regional characteristics of the name of this restaurant, Putian. In 2016-2018, Putien was awarded Michelin one-star restaurant. Special for Chinese New Year, Putien serves Yu Sheng in various sizes, small (Rp 299.000++), medium (Rp 399.000++), and large. (Rp 499.000++). Every Yu Sheng order, you also have the chance to get free ang bao.

Instagram: @putienindonesia
Address: Mall PIK Avenue Lantai 1, Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta
Phone Number: 021 2257 0840
Opening hours: Every day 11.00 – 22.00 WIB

2. The Duck King
Apart from its name that carries processed duck meat as their main menu, for Chinese New Year, The Duck King also serves Yu Sheng. Interestingly, The Duck King also adding fine duck meat slices to its Yu Sheng, which creates a fibrous sensation once you eat. Yu Sheng can be enjoyed on three set menus for 10 people, Set Menu A (Rp 3.988.000++), Set Menu B (Rp 5.688.000++), and Set Menu C (Rp 8.888.000++).

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The Duck King
Instagram: @theduckkingid
Location: Kota Kasablanka, Senayan City, Central Park, Mall Kelapa Gading 5, and Taman Anggrek

3. Fook Yew
The name Fook Yew is not a English swear words. In Chinese 'Fook' means prosperity, and 'Yew' means frendship. In terms of their food and decoration, Fook Yew combines ancient and modern Chinese elements.

Welcoming Chinese New Year, this Chinese restaurant offers Yu Sheng as part of a dinner set menu for eight people, which is divided into two packages, Paket A (Rp 1.288.000) for six people and Paket C (1.888.000) for eight people. Besides Yee sang, of course you can also enjoy Fook Yew's signature dishes such as Sheng Jian Bao, fried bapao with meaty gravy filling, to Jinshan Pheonix Dumpling, dimsum with stuffed shrimp, salted egg and spinach.

Fook Yew
Instagram: @fook_yew
Location: Gandaria City, Pacific Place, Grand Indonesia, and Mall Kelapa Gading 5

4. The Grand Nihao
Located in Lippo Mall Puri, The Grand Nihao offers classic Yu Sheng flavors, complete with cutlery which is a symbol of prosperity. The price is quite affordable, starting at Rp 150,000 for four to six people. Don't forget to try the super tasty Hong Kong-style Tim Fish and Fish Sapo Tahu Soup!

The Grand Nihao
Address: Lantai 2 Lippo Mall Puri @St Moritz, West Jakarta
Opening hours: Every day 10.00 – 22.00 WIB

5. Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung is known as a restaurant that serves Chinese food in a contemporary casual style. For Chinese New Year, Din Tai Fung offers Yee sang ala carte in two sizes, medium Rp. 288,000 and large Rp. 388,000 perportion. However, Din Tai Fung’s Yu Shengs are only available at Kota Kasablanka, Mal Taman Anggrek, and Plaza Senayan.

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Din Tai Fung

Instagram: @dintaifungsg
Location: Plaza Senayan, PIM 2, Plaza Indonesia, Mall of Indonesia, Lotte Shopping Avenue, Gandaria City, Kota Kasablanka, and Living World

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