March 19, 2010 | Chinese Cuisine, Dimsum
Last month, we went to Serpong to meet SC’s friends. It was my first time at Summarecon Mall Serpong, or better known as SMS. There’s nothing special about the mall, but they have a cool alfresco dining area called Downtown Walk. Our lunch time destination was a place called Chicken Village. I’ve heard so much about this place from friends and I’m dying to try their beggar chicken. The place was quite full during lunch time and we had to wait for some time before getting a table. The decoration is typical for Chinese restaurants, with tables and chairs made of solid wood. I think it’s quite cool, but it also makes the restaurant seems smaller.
After our friends arrived, we began to order. We ordered the beggar chicken 168K with several other dishes such as Sechuan hot and sour soup 14.8K, chicken corn soup 13.8K, seafood and tofu cooked in claypot 36.8K, fried egg plant with chili & garlic 19.8K, cai miau cah bawang putih 19.8K and several dimsum items ( siew mai 13.8K, ha gao 13.8K, ceker ayam 11.8K, talas goreng 12.8K, nai wang pau 11.8K, man tau 11.8K ).
The chicken came first. The presentation is very interesting. The chicken is wrapped in lotus leaves and covered with chicken-shaped clay. The waiter who served the chicken pulled out a wooden hammer and knocked open the clay chicken, then shaped the wrapper (aluminium foil & lotus leaves) into a bowl. The taste was quite delicious. The chicken and mushrooms was cooked untill very tender, and the dish smelled of herbs too as they used lots of Chinese herbs inside. If you like chicken dish with lots of Chinese herbs then you’ll love it. The other dishes was also quite delicious. We especially like the nai wang pau (custards bun), fried eggplant with chili and garlic, my Sechuan soup was also quite good. No wonder this place is so full 🙂
Summarecon Mall Serpong
Jl. Boulevard Gading Serpong – Sentra Gading Serpong
Tangerang 15810 – Indonesia
ph. +62(21) 5420 3209 , 5420 5509