Cantonese Culinary Journey

Cantonese Culinary Journey

Step into a world of culinary enchantment at Li Feng. A fusion of traditional flavours with a modern flair, this dining haven takes you on a sensory journey through the rich Cantonese cooking history.

Situated within the opulent of Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, Li Feng has emerged as a culinary gem, offering a delightful fusion of traditional Cantonese dishes and innovative contemporary renditions. Steeped in history and inspired by the spice trade between China and the old colonial capital, Batavia, Li Feng has swiftly become a favourite among Jakarta’s discerning gourmands.

Li Feng’s journey began just a few years ago, and since then has carved a niche for itself as a beacon of Cantonese fine dining in Jakarta. The restaurant’s authenticity, combined with a touch of modern flair, creates an ethereal and culturally rich dining space. The culinary team, led by Executive Chinese Chef Yang Guojian and Michelin-starred Chef Fei from Jiang at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou, has curated a menu that not only pays homage to traditional Cantonese flavours but also introduces a surprising modern twist.

Li Feng’s menu boasts an array of signature dishes that showcase the culinary team’s dedication to perfection. The deep-fried swan dumpling with black pepper duck meat is a prime example, marrying flawless cooking techniques with sublime presentation. Symbolising beauty, good health and prosperity, this dish transcends the culinary realm to become a visual and gustatory masterpiece.

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Another must-try is the sweet and sour chicken with pineapple and bell pepper, a harmonious blend of classic flavours infused with modern gastronomic flair. For those seeking a progressive culinary experience, the braised Hele crab with Japanese rice in hoisin sauce seamlessly brings together diverse elements of Asian culture in a single, delectable plate.

Li Feng’s allure extends beyond the palate, as its interior design transports guests to a bygone era of spice traders and maritime exploration. Inspired by the historical voyages between China and Batavia, Li Feng’s interiors are adorned with artifacts and ornaments reminiscent of the archipelago’s trading days. Crystal chandeliers, glass art, sculptures and oil paintings create an ambience that pays homage to the rich history of the Orient.

One striking piece of artwork, A Voyage of the South by Helen Poon, takes centre stage in the main dining area. This large gilded-glass masterpiece depicts an ancient map from 1602 by Italian missionary Matteo Ricci, highlighting the enduring connection between China and Jakarta. It serves as a visual testament to Li Feng’s commitment to preserving the timeless essence of Cantonese cuisine within a modern culinary landscape.

Braised scallop crab meat with winter melon soup

As the Year of the Wood Dragon approaches, Li Feng invites guests to celebrate Chinese New Year with a grand feast curated by Chef Fei and Executive Chinese Chef Yang Guojian. The menu features authentic Cantonese delicacies, including the traditional Prosperity yu sheng, symbolising new beginnings and prosperity. This auspicious offering is complemented by delights such as steamed crab with shrimp paste yellow pepper soya sauce and braised lobster with Chinese preserved bean curd cream cheese sauce.

In conclusion, Li Feng at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, is not merely a restaurant; it’s a culinary voyage that transcends time and tradition. Through its exquisite menu, culturally rich ambience and dedication to Cantonese fine dining, Li Feng stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of the past and the present. For those seeking an unforgettable dining experience that tantalises the taste buds and captivates the senses, Li Feng is an exploration of Cantonese excellence in the heart of Jakarta.  

Exquisite Taste Volume 42

Li Feng

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta

Jalan M.H. Thamrin

Jakarta 10310, Indonesia

T: (+62) 2129938888



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