AH YAT ABALONE MIDPLAZA02.55.00
I regret not having a lot of dim sum on my latest Hong Kong trip because my focus was to explore the hip cafes and eateries, one day when I go back to HK I must have a one whole day of dim sum (or yum cha) hunting. I remember when I was younger (probably when I was at the elementary school), literally every single week my parents brought us to have dimsum at various places, back then, when my palate wasn't as sharp as it is, all that I could remember was that they're either "good" or "very good", unfortunately the ones that I went to pretty often.
Absolutely delicious, I might not be a big fan of salted egg yolk in desserts or pastries, but when it comes to paos, it's an exception. The custard was quite generous, very tasty, and this beautiful flavor combination without one dominating another.
Glutinous rice covered in banana leaf and filled with chicken filling, some creations include salted egg yolk inside.
I literally had nothing negative to say about their dim sum, as theirs are super good and personally, one of my favorites in Jakarta. I highly recommend this to you. This is purple heart honesty.
I honestly think Ah Yat Abalone holds the reputation for being an expensive Chinese restaurant, that I would agree for some of their signature Abalone dishes, but honestly for the dim sum, it's freaking affordable. Expect to pay a normal price range of IDR 18k-30k per portion, that's like really normal.
Ok now sharing you more food if you fancy something real fancy. Ah Yat Abalone has several outlets in town and each has their own specialties, for Ah Yat Abalone, besides dim sum they also specializes in catering their customers the freshest chunkiest abalone and shark fin creations. Won't start with all the animal harm thing (and please don't comment mean things below) I don't eat shark fin very often, probably once or twice a year for the record. If this is the first time you hear the word "abalone", I explained briefly above but anyway it's actually a kind of edible sea snails that comes in various sizes, the bigger ones are generally better and more expensive.
The prices for their shark fin creations, bird nest and abalone starts from IDR 300k above.
Chunky with the right firmness. Screenshot this, a perfect example of a great abalone.
Besides having Chinese dim sum, shark fin, bird nest and abalones, if you fancy rice, they have selections of fried rice and this, fragrant claypot rice. The fragrant rice took the longest to cook, around 45 minutes waiting time and minimum order 3 pax for IDR 60k/each, that's why most of their customers smarten up and actually pre-order before arriving in the restaurant. Mine was the ducks and lapchong, but they also have some other toppings such as sausages & mushrooms, salted fish grain, citrus reticulate & water chestnut, preserved vegetable in seafood, chicken rice with egg. Price ranges from IDR 48k to IDR 60k.
Cheers to one of the best dim sums in Jakarta! How can you seriously not love this one?! I had zero complaints actually, that to conclude my review.
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Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 10-11
MidPlaza Building 2 Lt. LG
Sudirman, Jakarta Pusat
021 - 570 7333
Lunch: 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Dinner: 6 PM-10:30 PM
Average spending for two: IDR 400k
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