Every Sunday, we’d go out for breakfast and the first thing that always comes to mind is Dim Sum. This Sunday, we went to Jing Paradise – a Chinese fine dining restaurant. “Fine dining” sounds like $$$$ but surprisingly enough, the Dim Sum menu won’t cost you a diamond (assuming we have the same stomach capacity).
– General Review –
- Service: 9/10
Your tea cups will always be re-filled and empty plates cleared.
- Servicescape: 8/10
The restaurant is huge and the whole place is carpeted. I think that helps with absorbing some noise because it is relatively quieter as compared to some other Chinese restaurants.
- Vegetarian dishes: Yes – There are plenty of vegetarian dishes you can choose from! One of our favourite is the Fried Pumpkin.
- Non-smoking area: Yes – Most of the restaurant area is non-smoking. However, there is a small area for smoking outside of the restaurant.
- Price range: Rp 20.000 – 60.000 (Note: This price range is an estimation and applicable to only the Dim Sum menu.)
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
– Food Experience –
We have voted for our Top 5 Dim Sum dishes you have to try (not in order of deliciousness):
1) Hakau / Prawn Dumplings:
One of the better hakaus we could find in Bandung. The prawns still tasted fresh, and the skin wasn’t too thick and didn’t tear easily. Plus what’s Dim Sum without one of the staples?
2) Porridge (any one of them):
The porridge in Jing Paradise is consistently good, and we usually get the one with Pi Dan. The porridge was really well-cooked, not too watery nor soft, which we usually find in many places, and the texture was just right. We’ve never really been fans of porridge but the ones here are exceptions.
3) Siew Mai / Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings:
We’d like to believe that Siew Mai is another one of the staples when eating Dim Sum. The ones in Jing Paradise were great too – the ingredients were fresh and it was well-cooked. No complaints!
4) Honey Chicken Fried Bun:
This dish became one of our favorites when one of the staff recommended it to us as a monthly special (if I remember correctly). One thing that turned us into its fans was the bun itself – the skin was crispy but soft at the same time and it was amazing. The honey chicken that was stuffed inside were delicious too, a little sweet perhaps, but was complemented really well with the bun.
5) Salted Egg Custard Steamed Bun:
We knew about this dish from Duck King a few years ago and it turned us into followers. The Salted Egg Custard Steamed Bun from Jing Paradise didn’t disappoint either and met our expectations. Just be careful when you eat it – take small bites since the custard is usually still really hot inside, and it tends to spill so you might make a mess. But otherwise, enjoy!
What is Yum Cha without tea? In Jing Paradise, we love the earthy taste of Pu Er Tea and the fragrant Chrysanthemum Tea. (You can also request for a combination of the two and it tastes great!) There are two other kinds of tea available as well, and their benefits and distinctiveness are all captured and presented in the menu.
Contact number: +62 22 2012610
Posted by: V & W