Mark the beginning of the year of the fire monkey by dining at these five places.
In Chinese beliefs, three is considered not enough, while four represents bad luck. Five, however, is just perfect. A Chinese New Year dinner would usually include five types of dishes that symbolise the five elements: wood, fire, metal, earth, and water. Now, before we go crazy with the number five, here are our top five picks of restaurants for you to celebrate your Chinese New Year at.
1. Hotel Borobudur Jakarta
The hotel’s Teratai Chinese Restaurant is offering a Salmon Yee Shang that is available in three different sizes, with prices starting from Rp.388,000++ for the small portion. A special buffet package is available at Bogor Café from February 7-8 for Rp.408,000++ per adult and Rp.218,000++ per child, which includes a wide array of dishes including dim sum, seafood, and many other Chinese delicacies.
T: 021 380 5555, ext 73200 for Teratai Chinese Restaurant and 73400 for Bogor Café
2. InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza
A selection of Around The World dishes will be served at two of the hotel’s dining venues – Rasa and Scusa – for your reunion dinner. Priced at Rp.488,000++ per person, guests will be able to enjoy various culinary delights from around the globe and get a glass of free-flow juice, infused water or iced tea in the process.
T: 021 251 0888
3. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski
A special Chinese New Year feast will be held from February 1-5 at the hotel’s Signature’s Restaurant, which is priced at Rp.318,000++ for lunch and Rp.390,000++ for dinner. The Chinese New Year’s brunch and dinner is set to be available from February 6-8 for Rp.515,000++ per person, which will include a wide array of Chinese delights, such as Peking duck, suckling pig, roasted pork belly, Yee Shang, and a dim sum station.
T: 021 2358 3898
4. Pullman Jakarta Central Park
From January 15-February 13, Pullman Jakarta Central Park’s Collage All Day Dining is offering a Chinese New Year promotion on every Saturday and Sunday. Priced at Rp.298,000++ per person, guests can enjoy a yum cha brunch from 11am-3pm. On February 7, the hotel’s Pullman Grand Ballroom will be hosting a special Chinese New Year dinner priced at Rp.888,888++ per person, or Rp.6,888,000 for a table of eight. This will give you the chance to devour its set menu, which consists of Braised Bird’s Nest with Crab Meat and Asparagus, Roasted Duck Hong Kong-Style, and Salmon and Yellow Fin Tuna Yee Shang.
T: 021 2920 0088, ext 3001
5. Ara Hotel Gading Serpong
If you live in Tangerang, then have a go at celebrating your Chinese New Year at Ara Hotel Gading Serpong, where you’ll be able to enjoy a special buffet priced at Rp.150,000 per person from 6pm-10pm on February 7.
T: 021 2920 5999