Mia was terribly lucky, she was invited to try out the dimsum feast earlier this month (yes, this was also long overdue, blame the real life for it) at Crystal Palace, the Chinese restaurant of Crowne Plaza Hotel Semarang. Crystal Palace has a all-you-can-eat promo package every Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm, and all the gorgeousness is only for IDR 90,000 nett per pax, a.k.a roughly US $9, and on one beautiful sunny Sunday off she went to fill her belly to the brink.
p.s. there are no pictures of the restaurant interior design and stuffs, because the day and the time she went there the restaurant was so packed that she didn’t have the heart to disturb the other guests (and because mainly were old grandpas and grandmas)
p.p.s. but no worries about the accessibility and stuffs, Crowne Plaza Hotel Semarang is a 5-star hotel, with lift and enoug spaces for kids, stroller, wheelchair to move around. the ambiance is reeeally good, the place is bright but not too much lights, and if you want more private space they also have the separated spots, with dimmer lighting inside. Mia first sat inside but then moved and ate at the table at the corridor, which gave her mooore light and she likes it that way 😉
these are the fried kinds of dimsum and the funny thing is the appearance of the samosa (which Flo and Mia thought as Hindi food and not Chinese food) lol
Mia’s favorite from the first round was the one with mayo and the middle one, namely Dragon Mustache, funny name but not-so-funny-amazingness taste came with this baby.
the white ones behind are hakau skin with different kinds of fillings; beef, chicken, cakwee, and plain.
then there is Something-Broccoli, and also Mapo Tofu
this is Audry (and A.S) set of dining! Audry is one of Mia’s friend during the on-the-job training, they luckily met, and Audry and her fiancee A.S was also taking pictures, haha~
on the bamboo steamer are Marinated Chicken Feet and Hongkong Veggies Shumai
(Mia do not eat chicken feet so she cannot tell how it was, but the shumai was amazing, and even when Mia is actually a self-claiming carnivore!)
this La Mien is a perfection. forgive the stupidness of not maintaining the lighting, the soup looks oily, but that was not the case. again, this La Mien is a perfection. like the highlight of Mia’s journey. (Mia loves noodles so this might be
a little bit biased)
the noodles are made LIVE off air there, the noodle was soft, chewy, but after the second chew it “melted” in the mouth, but was not fragile for we can still use the chopstick on it.
the beef and mushroom are perfectly marinated, and very soft, easy to eat, and gave some kind of texture on the soft noodle. the soup is also a-mah-zeeng, not oily, not bland, not too salty, not too thick, the consistency and flavor is just perfect.
Mia got the Shumai and Hakau just on time, because those are the last ones and she cannot not trying these wonderful creatures.
the Shumai was kind of different from the usuals she ate. usually inside the skin was only meat, but these also has a little seasoning stock inside that will melt the baby in your mouth (that, if you eat the whole thing in one bite like Mia did)
those are jellies, and mango pudding…………
the mango pudding is a definitely perfection
the mango pudding is perfect
the Food and Beverage Director himself made the recipe
and he said to me, “Everyone who ate my pudding says that it is amazing.”
and I said, “No. Not everyone. Because I’d say it’s perfect.”
please do go visit Crystal Palace restaurant when you visit Semarang and is looking for good Chinese food and dimsum! they have authentic taste even after they adjust the ingredients for Crystal Palace is a Halal restaurant 🙂
the price is reasonable (hello, IDR 90k for all-you-can-eat deliciousness??) and very worth the taste!
Jl. Pemuda 118 Semarang (Crowne Plaza Hotel Semarang, 7th floor)
+6224 8657911 ext. 7360