Ming by Tunglok (Senayan City, Jakarta)

by 7:17:00 PM


Ming by Tunglok (or formerly known as Little Ming or Ming Dining) is a Chinese restaurant by Tunglok group (the same group that manages Dancing Crab) which is located at Senayan City. Apparently, they decided to change their name again to highlight their specialty as Chinese restaurant that's perfect to dine in with family, especially as the "Chinese New Year" is getting closer.

Interior
Interior
Interior
Red Pocket
Yu Shang

Interior-wise, the restaurant was simple yet cozy and I could see that the lighting gets better compared to their previous design. There are several VIP rooms for those who would like to experience private dining here. 

Let's get started with their food!

Yu Shang (IDR 388k (S) / IDR 488k (L))
Yu Shang

Yu Shang is an old Chinese traditions which symbolizing abundance, prosperity and vigor. It consists of various cold ingredients such as turnip, carrot, sesame seeds, parsley, jellyfish, ginger, etc. It was meant to be served cold as an appetizer. The interesting part is when the process of adding ingredients and mixing the ingredients begin, as new year wishes was also being told during these part.

Adding Salmon
Adding Gold Cracker

And here's the fun part, mixing all the ingredients and be prepared to have messy table!
Mixing Ingredients

Prawn Steak with Black Pepper Mayonnaise Sauce
Prawn Steak with Black Pepper Mayonnaise Sauce

Forget about the traditional plating for fried shrimp dumpling that you've seen before, because they definitely brought the prawn steak to the next level with pretty plating. The prawn steak might be small, but trust me, it was fully filled with plump and delicious prawn meat, not to mention the super good black pepper mayonnaise sauce!

Stir-Fried Pork with Zhen Jiang Style
Stir Fried Pork with Zhen Jiang Style

The Stir Fried Pork was marinated with traditional spices and black vinegar and it tasted heavenly delicious. The pork meat was super tender with right amount of fat and I love how the seasoning was pretty bold yet not too overwhelming. Seriously, you have to try this one if you happen to pay a visit here, because it's definitely worth it!

Black Pepper Beef
Black Pepper Beef

Their Black Pepper Beef tasted pretty delicious with a strong hint of black pepper flavor. It tasted pretty decent and plus point for the tenderness of the beef.

Noodle Soup with Smoked Duck Meat
Noodle Soup with Smoked Duck Meat

The Noodle Soup with Smoked Duck Meat tasted unexpectedly delicious despite it simple yet humble presentation. The broth was thick and rich although I found the smoked duck was a little bit tough.

Overall, I had a great early Chinese New Year lunch at Ming by Tunglok, the food tasted delicious, the service was great and the place is nice. It's great to see that they manage to keep the consistency of their food and I could see myself coming back to this restaurant in the future. Best of luck and thanks for having me, Ming by Tunglok!

Ming by Tunglok
Senayan City, Lantai 3, Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta
(021) 72781627

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun : 10.00 - 22.00

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Yamagoya Ramen (Baywalk Mall, Jakarta)

by 11:37:00 AM


Welcoming 2017! I would like to wish all of the readers Happy New Year and may this new year bring prosperity and good luck for all of us. I'm looking to have more adventure and culinary journey and this year, don't forget to follow me on instagram for live update!

Yamagoya Ramen is not a new player in F&B industry in Jakarta, it's a restaurant that specialized in serving Japanese food located in Baywalk Mall. I've tried many restaurant that serves ramen and I have to say that each of them was unique and the taste is different in a way. After all, it's all about preferences, whether you like the lighter or heavier broth, right?

Yamagoya Ramen

I didn't get chance to take picture of the interior because I was way too focused on the ramen itself .(lol!) But the restaurant is quite spacious and I reckon they can accommodate up to 50 people, it was not crowded during my visit so it's all good.

Let's get started with the food!

Yamagoya Ramen (IDR 58k)
Yamagoya Ramen

Yamagoya Ramen is apparently the signature dish here which is a pork ramen served along with boiled egg, bamboo shoot, spring onion, cha shu and nori. You can ask not to include one of the ingredient if you don't like it, as for me, I love all the ingredients so it's a big no when the server ask whether I would like to exclude any of the ingredients.

Their ramen version is a bit light which is definitely suit my liking, the broth was not super thick but it was not light as well, it's just right and the cha shu was definitely the best. Although it would have been perfect if the egg came out perfectly soft-boiled.. :(

Yamagoya Ramen

Gyoza (IDR 29k)
Gyoza

Gyoza is perfect pairing for ramen and I freaking love their gyoza, it was slightly crispy on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside. Not to mention that the pricing was quite affordable as well. Oh and they have pork and chicken version of the gyoza so you don't have to worry if you don't eat pork!

Gyoza

Chicken Curry Rice (IDR 29k)
Chicken Curry Rice

The Chicken Curry Rice might look a little bit unappealing, but trust me it was good enough to make you lick the plate! Honestly, I didn't expect much from their curry, but it tasted surprisingly delicious and the portion was huge as well. I personally think this might be even better if they have spicy version for the curry.

Chicken Curry Rice

Overall, I had a great lunch at Yamagoya Ramen, the food tasted pretty delicious, they service was good and the place is nice. If you prefer lighter version of ramen, I  recommend you to try their ramen. But if you prefer thicker and heavier broth, this might not be the one for you. Like I said before, it's all about preferences. Best of luck for Yamagoya Ramen!

Yamagoya Ramen
Bay Walk Mall, Lantai 2, Jl. Pluit Karang Ayu, Pluit, Jakarta
(021) 29839063

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun : 10.00 - 22.00

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