Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta Presents Spices at JIA

JIA, the contemporary Chinese restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, will present the uniquely aromatic flavours of Sichuan cuisine from 22 to 25 March 2018. Food lovers will revel in the Sichuanese cooking by guest chef Rick Du of Shangri-La Hotel, Senyang, in collaboration with JIA’s culinary team.

Sichuan cuisine has a combination sour, pungent, hot, sweet, bitter, aromatic and salty taste. Authentic Sichuan food must consist of a vast variety spices to produce the unique intense flavours, aroma and “tingly-numbing” (麻; má) sensation in the mouth. Some of Sichuan food’s essential ingredients include green and red Sichuan pepper, black pepper, chilli, broad bean chilli paste, shallots, ginger and garlic.

A bountiful special menu of authentic dishes will include Sichuan Sesame Spare Ribs with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Sichuan Pepper Beef Tendon, Abalone Mushroom in Fragrant Spicy Roast Sauce, Sichuan Stewed Beef Brisket with Spicy Dumpling and Chilled Spring Water Okra.

For seafood enthusiasts, the must-try items are Sichuan Hot and Sour Soup with Fish Maw, Sichuan Style Grouper Fish Soup, Sichuan Braised Shrimp Balls with Chilli and Vegetables and Baked Cod Fish with Sichuan Pepper and Onion.

“Our local Indonesian guests are excited by the spicy and tasty food creations. JIA is delighted to present a unique Sichuan food promotion to let guests savour another side of the tasty Chinese creations, as well as introduce Sichuan food as one of the stars in the global food scene.”

“I will work together with one of the Chinese culinary leaders within the Shangri-La group, Executive Chinese Chef Rick Du of Shangri-La Hotel, Senyang, to ensure an authentic taste,” said Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta’s Executive Chinese Chef Christopher Chai.

About Guest Chef Rick Du

With a culinary career spanning more than 20 years, Chef Rick Du has accumulated rich experience in creating Cantonese and Sichuan dishes. He has worked at a number of international five-star establishments in Asia. During his career, he was invited several times by hotels within the Shangri-La group to showcase his exquisite Chinese cuisine to local food lovers. His cuisine has been praised by a number of international celebrities and dignitaries, and have won competitions and awards in China.

The Sichuan dishes will be available in the a la carte menu for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

For enquiries, may call (62 21) 2922 9999 or send an email to [email protected].

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