How often do you go to the mall (in this case one of the largest mall in Jakarta: Grand Indonesia) and find yourself wasting time by being so indecisive over choosing just where to eat? Considering which restaurant will give you the most value and satisfaction, while retaining the basic mid-class-society principle in your head: “HEY, I PAY CHEAP, YOU GIVE ME HEAPS.” (No pun intended but nod your head if you think that most eateries in luxury malls often have average foods with overrated prices :p)
Well that happened to me quite often. I know the old proverb “Get Lost is Good” – but getting lost inside a mall – overthinking about places to dine is just ridiculous. Walking from East to West, Ground ‘til 5th floor, for me it usually ended up at Food Louvre and suddenly it seems like a win-win solution for everybody.
But now for me everything has changed, ever since “IMPERIAL LAMIAN – Shanxi Flying Noodle | Barbeque | Dimsum” opened in Grand Indonesia few months ago :)
I’ve heard about them since quite a long time, they have this huge outlet in Flavor Bliss, Alam Sutera Tangerang. It’s a good thing that they expand to the center of the city while still managed to keep their prices consistently low. No wonder even if you come here at non-peak hours, say around 10AM or 3PM, some queuing might be at sight. Can’t hardly imagine what it’s like at peak hours, huh?
You should also know that Imperial Lamian is famously known for its pork dishes, so you should expect seeing lots of them on the menu. But a waiter told me that they separate the station so I guess if you're okay with that, you can proceed eating with less worry.
Not much people are aware of this, but actually there are 4 types of noodle that you can choose from. Wide Noodle (Khuan Mian), Flying Noodle (Yi Gen Mian), Sliced Noodle (Dao Xiao Mian), and Regular Noodle (La Mian). Everything’s literal and you might have heard most of them, except for Flying Noodle – a method of preparing noodles commonly used in Shanxi province, China. This Flying Noodle is prepared by pulling then throwing a single, very long strands of noodle into a boiling hot pot.
Call me cheapskate but I think at some point we all agree that great foods with reasonable prices score higher points to customer’s overall satisfaction. And I dare you to come to Grand Indonesia and prove the theory yourself. Or at least witness their hectic busy services with long queue at peak meal time.
IMPERIAL LAMIAN – Shanxi Flying Noodle |
Barbeque | Dimsum
Grand Indonesia West Mall 3A Floor Unit FD1-01 & FD1-01A (next to Tatemukai)
Jl. M. H. Thamrin No. 1 Jakarta Pusat
Phone: 021 23580567