A Hot Spot for Hotpot

A Hot Spot for Hotpot

Shu Guo Yin Xiang has established itself in the hearts of Chinese hotpot cuisine enthusiasts in Jakarta. Now the newest outlet has found a way to lure those with a penchant for exquisite design as well.

Luxurious lifestyle and shopping centre Plaza Indonesia has just welcomed a new addition to its F&B front, the lavish and sumptuous Shu Guo Yin Xiang. The Chinese hotpot restaurant was first established in 2018 in the Lokasari area of Jakarta. It received such rave reviews that, by the second year, the brand had branched out with several outlets in the city, with the Plaza Indonesia branch being the fifth and newest one.

Shu Guo Yin Xiang is known and much loved by diners for its signature hotpot, available in Szechuan mala broth or chicken collagen broth options. Other scrumptious dishes are also available, like the abalone, Hokkaido scallops and Panulirus Ornatus lobster.

The latest branch is also Shu Gio Yin Xiang’s flagship outlet, with 700sqm of space designed to resemble the glory days of the iconic Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The restaurant boasts exquisite interior details that have been well-thought out and designed. The faux roof detail and two Chinese guardian lion statues are at the entrance. Walking in, guests see there is no shortage of exquisite design elements in this restaurant.

The reception area sees two eye-catching Chinese kimonos, custom-made from Chinese golden thread. The green and white marble tiles in this area resemble the shape of the iconic feng shui symbol of bagua, providing an attention-grabbing pièce de résistance to the area.

Design details in the dining area are just as exquisite, like the laser-cut gold-plated wooden lattice in Chinese geometrical symbols, the ceiling made of tiles with Chinese lettering, and Chinese ink-style paintings.

The dining area accommodates up to 100 guests, including a semi-private section that can house up to 25 guests. Each table comes with an electric hotpot stove, and to add a lavish personalised touch to the technicalities, it is equipped with a custom-made cast-iron pot with gold dragon heads as its holders. Additionally, a few private dining rooms are available, each accommodating 10 to 12 guests.

This new outlet of Shu Guo Yin Xiang distinguishes itself from the rest not only with its detailed design but also with its Shu Bar. The entrance to the bar is another work of art, a long hallway made of red brick walls – reminiscent of the hall inside the Forbidden City. The bar comprises two sections, one can accommodate up to 60 guests, while the other is a cosy and sultry lounge boasting a library set and Sudirman street views. Don’t miss the elusive and seductive cocktails when you’re there, including Madame Song Mei Ling and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

Shu Guo Yin Xiang

Plaza Indonesia

Jalan M.H. Thamrin

Jakarta 10350, Indonesia

T: (+62) 81288468326

Exquisite Taste March – May 2020