Friday, January 27, 2012

Table 8: Chinese New Year's Eve Feast

Being born in a small family and not many relatives staying in Jakarta, CNY was not really something big for us to celebrate. However of course we still follow the tradition of CNY eve's dinner (yay!) and wearing new clothes (another yay!) on the new year first day.

Most people now are looking for efficiency to just make a reservation and save all the hassle of cooking at home. My family happens to be one of them. Actually mom loves to cook, but we didn't allow her to cook on CNY's eve as none of us have her cooking skill so it will be too tiring for mom to cook by her self.

Last year CNY eve's dinner, we went to Angke at Kelapa Gading and I can still remember vividly the crappy jam we had at that night. We drove from Pluit around 6.30 pm and we reached Angke at 9 something. It was crazy. I didn't even have an appetite after those stupid traffic. So this year I have been "warned" by my family to be extra careful on choosing the right place to eat. :) 

After a thoughtful consideration between the (safe hopefully no traffic) location and the menu offered, I chose Table 8 as the place for my small family to celebrate sa cap me. I asked several Chinese restaurant to emailed me their CNY menu, and Table 8's menu seemed to be the one most likeable by mom. Usually they have buffet and ala carte style, but for sa cap me, they only served menu set.

Luckily this time, the traffic was extremely smooth. We reached Mulia only in about 20 minutes. This is our Longevity set menu (845k per person) for that night: 

Traditional Sliced Conch and SalmonYee Sang
Peking Duck (Folded with leek, cucumber and hoisin sauce in soft Chinese flour crepe)
Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Wild Bamboo Fungus and Shredded Fish Maw
Deep-fried Shrimp with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Chili Mango Cube 
Crispy-fried Filet of Sea Garoupa with Spicy Soya Bean Sauce
Braised Sliced Abalone with Sea Cucumber and Vegetable in Oyster Sauce
Crispy Noodle Braised with Shredded Roasted Duck, Shimeji Mushroom and Bean Sprouts
Sweetened Tang Yuan with Red Bean Cream
Deep-fried Crispy Nian Gao and Sesame Ball

Overall it was a nice dinner. Great interior, great service, great food presentation, taste was just ok except for the super yummy crispy noodle, most importantly my small great family. 

Happy Lunar Dragon year! =)

Table 8
Hotel Mulia Senayan, Ground fl.
Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan
South Jakarta 
Ph. +6221 5753271


Ellyna Tjohnardi said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Food looks yummy (it must be, it's Table8!) haha, anyway, seems like luck is on your side this year =)

Ivy said...

seems like luck is on your side this year =) >>> Ameeennn sister. hahaha crossing fingers.
Happy CNY too! wish u all the best on this dragon year :)