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Paradise Dynasty Imperial Treasure La Mian Xiao Long Bao
Ranked #52 of 7,773 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
jakarta
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Was good at first.”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

When this restaurant was still new, the food was quite decent. We used to eat here at lunchtime and would generally order the different la mian dishes offered. One of my favorites was the pork belly la mian, and yes, I do mean "was".

The past 4 times ordering this dish, it was grossly undercooked. That left a disgusting, gamey-tasting pork belly, which isn't even edible. The texture itself was like cooked rubber. It seems as if they have too much business and have poor planning for cooking their pork belly. A dish that needs to be braised for a long time in order to achieve the tenderness. So instead of giving the meat the time it needs to cook properly, they just toss it right in the la mian and serve as is.

I can understand if it was a one time thing, but it wasn't. As I previously stated, this has happened on four separate occasions. How many more chances should they get?

  • Visited January 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Go NOW!”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Most restaurants in Jakarta fall into two opposite categories -- either they have very little staying power or they last for decades. Let's hope this restaurant manages to accomplish the latter without seeing any decline in quality because it really is a treasure ... in particular its braised pork belly. This thing (Rp. 88,000) was so tender you could cut through it with your chop sticks! It was incredibly succulent too and the flavors are just absolutely spot on (I ate a leftover piece almost a week later, cold, and it was still excellent). Overall I'd say the food is very flavorful and very reasonably priced as well.

So go NOW, in case they can't keep their standards up.

  • Visited January 2013
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