Sunday, July 1, 2012

Super Suikiaw 董华饺子馆

One of the most memorable food that I used to eat when I lived in Beijing, China is Jiao Zi (饺子); here in Indonesia, it's known as Suikiaw. It's like almost every week, I had Jiaozi for my meal and yes, I'd never have enough of Jiaozi :)

Jiaozi is divided into 3 types: Boiled called Shui Jiao (水餃), Steamed called Zheng Jiao (蒸餃), Fried called Guo Tie (鍋貼). Sometimes, people got mixed up between Jiaozi and Wonton. Jiaozi has thicker skin and the ingredients of the skin are also different. Besides, Jiaozi usually is eaten with dipping sauce.

So far, I couldn't find any restaurant in Jakarta that can prepare  Jiaozi as authentic as the ones I ate in Beijing, until last week! I visited this Super Suikiaw restaurant in Mangga Besar area with my colleague who studied also in China. We couldn't agree more how delicious the Jiaozi here!

There are a lot of Japanese, Chinese and Korean expatriates eating in this restaurant.

The owner, her name is Dong Hoa (董华) and comes from Shandong,  a province in the East region of China. She also owns restaurants in her hometown and in Bali.

The making of Jiaozi
Put the filling in a round piece of dough, fold in half, and pinch along the semicircle. Then, it can be steamed, boiled or fried.

For the filling, customers can choose meat filling (pork, beef, lamb, chicken, seafood - fish, oyster, crab, squid, shrimp, etc.), vegetable filling (garlic chives, coriander leaves, paprika, eggplant, seaweed, tomato, lotus, etc.).

Shuijiao (水餃 - Boiled dumplings)- Rp. 40.000/ portion

The filling: pork, shrimp and garlic chives

 Guotie (鍋貼 - Fried dumplings) - Rp. 40.000

The dipping sauce is made from soy sauce with vinegar, rice wine and chopped garlic.

 Zha Jiang Mian (炸酱面) - Rp. 28.000
Another dish that I love to eat in Beijing especially during cold nights. Zhajiangmian is thick wheat noodles with stir fried ground pork and salty fermented soybean paste, topped with shredded cucumber. 

The Hoisin sauce aroma was pretty strong and there's also a peppery kick. I ate it with black vinegar. Yummy!!!

Xiao Long Bao (小笼包  - steamed dumplings) - Rp. 28.000
Xiaolongbao is similiar to the steamed Jiaozi except it has gelatin pork and also for the appearance, it's different than Jiaozi. The skin is pinched at the top.

I was hoping for the juice of gelatin pork when I bite but it's only the juicy pork.

Current currency: 1 USD = Rp. 9.400

Definitely, I'll come back again for the Jiaozi!!!

Super Suikiaw 董华饺子馆
Jl. Mangga Besar Raya 3B Kota
Jakarta Barat
Tel. 0815 74648999, 0815 13422703
Opening hours: 10 am - 1 am (Mon - Sun, Public holidays)

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this restaurant for writing this review.


  1. Had been curious on where to have one of my mom's fave food. Thanks for reviewing. Will surely go there soon. *happy*

  2. ivy: Give it a try and I really do hope that your mom will enjoy the food as much as I did :)

  3. I am currently drooling right now! I miss the taste of real authentic chinese jiao zhi.. Going to give it a try! Thanks for the info!

  4. suka lewat tapi ga pernah makan diresto ini :p

  5. elvina: It's difficult to find authentic taste of jiaozi, so this place is definitely worth to try ;)

    natasha: Cobain deh, Nat! Enak! :)

  6. akhirnya nyobain suikiaw disana yah :)

  7. anakjajan: iyaaaa... udah pernah yah makan di situ?

  8. anakjajan: Engga direview di blog yah? Barusan coba2 cari tapi ga liat di blog-nya anakjajan...

    1. cuma pernah di post di twitter n fb aja, soalnya ga bawa kamera gede waktu itu, foto2nya blur n noise krn krg lighting, jg males di masukin ke blog
      (wkt g kesana lampunya cm dinyalain dikit, jd gelap)

  9. anakjajan: hehehe.. paling ngeselin emang kalo nge-foto dan lightingnya kurang, hasil foto jadi jelek plus makanannya keliatan ga enak pdhal enak banget.

  10. gw plg doyan suikiaw nyeee
    tp mnrt gw kulit nya ketebelan
    overal enakkk

    1. robbie: kulitnya ketebalan ya? tapi kalo di Beijin emang kulitnya biasanya tebal kok :)

  11. I'm new here and i love your food post! I guess i'll try all these food when i'm coming back home (Indonesia) :D Thanks for all the blog post by the way!

  12. petitel little lady: Hi there, thanks for dropping by my blog :)

  13. aduhhh pengen banget nyobain ini. btw do they accept credit card?

  14. aris munandar: Cobain deh... enak banget!!! Uhmmm... I don't think they accept credit card but you can try to call them first to make sure whether they only accept cash :)

  15. aaaaaaa my all time favourite suikiaw in town! sesuai namanya, rasanya bener2 super.

  16. kuishinbo: It becomes also my favourite suikiaw in town :)

  17. Be careful when order life fish menu. Although in the menu stated Rp 25.000/100gr, you will be charged Rp 38.000/100gr. She said she gave Tiger Garoupa fish not ordinary fish. For me as a customer, she cheated customer unless she said it in front.

    Anyway, aside from her cheating habit, her food is nice.

  18. errol: Oh.. that sounds not nice at all. Should be more assertive next time if being treated like this.

  19. zha jian mian sounds and looks like korean black bean noodles Jjajangmyeon


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