July 16, 2009 | Chinese Cuisine, Dimsum, JAKARTA, North Jakarta
2 months ago, I was quite keen to try this new place because since its opening, Teo Chew Palace has been very crowded. More over, there was a 30% discount for BCA credit card. So one night, SC & I tried it. We ordered teochew
porridge, and kwetiaw siram seafood
for SC. The place was quite full and we felt that we were being ignored as we had to nag several times for our meal & drinks. My teochew porridge looked and tasted disappointing. The one I had at Pancawarna
tasted much better (and much cheaper too) than this one. SC’s kwetiaw was just OK, nothing special. After we finished our meal, we asked for our bill and it turned out that our bill have to reach 100K after discount. Othewise, we couldn’t get the discount. So we ordered a dessert (mango sago) which fortunately tasted good.
After that not so successful experience, I still came back here with my high school friends just to try their dimsum. I called ahead to reserve, but were told that they can’t provide reservation on weekend. Luckily, we can get a table. We ordered several kinds of dishes that were brought by passing carts, some of the dimsum tasted good (their egg tart was delicious), some was only so so, and we still have to nag several times for our drink. Overall, I think this place is overrated, The price of the dimsum we had after the discount was not that cheap either compared to other dimsum
places in Jakarta.
Teo Chew Palace Information:
Festival Walk- Ground Floor G109 – G115
Jl.Pluit Indah Raya, Jakarta 14450
T: (021) 668 3688
F: (021) 668 3733
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sundays and Public Holidays open at 9:00 AM