[NEW SPOT] From China, Huang Ji Huang Three Sauce Simmer Pot Now Open in Jakarta

Huang Ji Huang, Three Sauce Simmer Pot is a China-based restaurant chain that opened recently, five days ago (February 12, 2015) at Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK), North Jakarta. You’ll easily find them if you’re familiar with the PIK area. This restaurant is located nearby Northpole the dessert house, and right next to Toni and Guy Salon. We spotted this new restaurant when we were having no idea of where to go for lunch on Valentine’s day. Ha-ha.. When I stepped in, I smell a quite strong herbs flavor, similar to Bak Kut Teh, so I think this is another new Bak Kut Teh restaurant. But apparently when I asked the waiter, they explained to me, that Huang Ji Huang specialized in the stew pots menu, so we decided to give it a try.

Exterior Look at Huang Ji Huang PIK by MyfunfoodiarySmoking Area at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary 01

Huang Ji Huang Jakarta has a spacious dining area and separated into two sections, smoking and non-smoking area. Each table is equipped with an electric hot plate in the middle of it.

Smoking Area at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary Non Smoking Area at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary Non Smoking Area at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary 01

We also noticed there are six certificates of Huang Ji Huang Restaurant‘s achievement that hung on the side wall between smoking and the non-smoking areas.

Certificates at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary 03

History of Huang Ji Huang on the first page of the menu seems interesting, and it says that the recipe originated from the royal kitchens of the Qing dynasty. It took a while for us to choose something from the menu because we were surprised by their price. For example, one stew pot of braised shrimp (frozen fresh) will cost around IDR 298K before tax and service, and braised chicken wings will cost around IDR 208K before tax and service. But then there was a beautiful woman who cannot speak Bahasa Indonesia fluently, came to our table, and asked what we like. She offered me to try Chicken Wings, and we ordered the Shrimp, and Pork Ribs as well. From there, we realized on the back page of the menu; we can combine 3 to 5 ingredients in one pot. Yay!!! In this way, the overall cost becomes less expensive than ordering just one ingredient to the whole pot, but, of course, this depends on how many people and how many ingredients you can eat.

Chinese Tea 

Chinese Tea at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary

For the sauce, they have five kinds of sauce; normal soy sauce, spicy sauce, salty seafood sauce, spicy seafood sauce, and the Mala Sauce (aromatic spicy) sauce. Without doubt, we opt-in to try the Mala sauce (their specialty sauce), even though, the waiter said, it’s very spicy compared with the normal spicy sauce. Not long after that, the waiter came back, and she brought all of our ingredients came in separate plastic containers. It came along with the garlic butter, Wan Sui vegetable, ten kinds of vegetables, and the Mala (Aromatic Spicy) sauce.

Chicken Wings, IDR 52K (6 pieces – price  for a single combination product)

Pork Ribs, IDR 84K (price for a single combination product)

Shrimp, IDR 84K (price for a single combination product)

Our Orders at Huang Ji Huang PIK by MyfunfoodiaryAll The Ingredients at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary

Now, it becomes more interesting. I saw all the process when the waiter places everything carefully into the stew pot. She started by placing the garlic butter in the middle of the pan, and then ten kinds of fresh vegetables. After she had spread all the fresh vegetables, she began to put the meat (chicken wings and pork ribs) on top of the vegetables. She also added some Chinese herbs as the seasoning before simmering the pot.

Step 1 Cooking Process at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary 01

Less than 10 minutes, when the meat has been cooked, she added the shrimp on top of it and simmered the pot again for a while.

Step 1 Cooking Process at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary

Once everything is ready, she placed the glue-like Mala (aromatic spicy) sauce on top of it. The sauce itself was very thick, just like the caramelized spicy sauce.

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Simmered again for a while and voila! Yes, finally!! The combination of these three ingredients has been cooked in a stew pot and is now ready to be eaten. It took at least 15-20 minutes for all processes. Although it’s quite long, the waiter cooked it all right in front of us. It was a fun dining experience for us that day!

best eaten with White Rice, IDR 8K

Ready for Lunch at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary Pork Ribs - Chicken Wings - Shrimps at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary Our Lunch Steam Pot is ready at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary

I was very tempted by the aroma of herbs and spicy sauce of this stew pot when the cooking process was complete. The portion was quite big, and I thought, it can share up to 3-4 people, but it depends on how much the size of the meal per person. We could not finish it, so we wrap the rest to take home (there’s an extra cost IDR 5K for the takeaway plastic container).

Mullie Lunch at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary Pork Ribs at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary 01 Chicken Wings at Huang Ji Huang PIK by Myfunfoodiary

We truly enjoyed everything, especially the strong spicy flavor of Mala Sauce and all the Chinese spices that seep into the meat. All was tasty and absolutely mouthwatering! If you’re a fan of spicy Chinese food, I recommend you to try Huang Ji Huang Restaurant Jakarta and perhaps to come in a group of minimum 3-4 people due to the size of the stew pot.

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Huang Ji Huang Three Sauce Simmer Pot Jakarta
Ruko Crown Golf, Blok A Bukit Golf Mediterania, Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK), Jakarta Utara
Operation Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Price Range: Above RP. 100.000,-
Free WIFI: Yes
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Author: myfunfoodiary

Myfunfoodiary as Indonesian Food and Travel Blog was born in July 2012 and has become one of the valuable online source for locals, tourists, food enthusiasts and industry professionals. It is a Jakarta based Food and Travel Blog managed by Mullie Marlina, a young, lovely, cheerful and blessed wife who loves to share her culinary and travel experiences through her writing. You’ll find her honest reviews, valuable suggestions, objective ratings and recommendation of eateries in Jakarta and selected cities in Indonesia and abroad. Her curated restaurant reviews are based on her meticulous inquiries and her rich dining experience in various restaurants in Jakarta. She has also traveled to different cities and countries where she finds interesting and inspiring dishes, cuisines and excellent dining ambience which she also included in the list. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, travel destinations, and recipes, readers will find anything food related in this website. She would really appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear about any suggestions, events regarding food, or just to drop in to say "Hi". Again, thank you so much for dropping by, and she hopes you enjoy reading her journal. Thank you so much for all your supports! God bless you! ^_^

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3 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your awesome food diary. That one pot meal is so interesting, and with so many different ingredients and sauces put together, that is sure to make one spectacular meal. The place looks really simple yet very welcoming, and the conduction stove at the middle is a well-thought of addition. The only thing that gets heated is the pot, not the table or the dinners, making it a truly comfortable place to eat freshly cooked food at the table.

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  2. Thanks for the information about Huang Ji Huang …… I had been searching it for a long and so nice to read this article about it ….. I am running Chinese, Sichuan based Restaurant and want to introduce this dish in my country.

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  3. been tasting this kind of stew pot at Hua Ji Huang – ShenZhen, the cooking ware, procedure and the presentation are all the same. (even the cooker use the same plastic cover to block their breathe)

    wonder if the mala is the same (strong) taste as at SZ or szechuan, will give it a try next time I go to PIK

    anyway, it’s a nice blog you got here

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