Reflections of a Bygone eRa
Tucked away in the bustling Kebon Sirih neighbourhood in central Jakarta, Shanghai Blue 1920 exudes old Shanghainese charm with its classical antique pieces. Painted a classical red hue, the restaurant's walls are adorned with intricate wooden carvings, retro Chinese signboards and frames of vintage paintings and photographs. The restaurant's interiors speak of classical Shanghai's vibrant tea houses frequented by colourful characters.
A favourite amongst frequent diners at the restaurant is the Chan Mo Sang Hipio soup. Flavourful meat rolls nestle on a bed of Chinese vermicelli noodles, finished off with boy choy and slices of black ear fungus. The classic dish reflects the Shanghainese preferences for dishes that are lightly seasoned with refined flavours. Gloriously paired with the finest AQUA Reflections Still water, diners can appreciate the elegantly layered flavourings of the dish, which are pleasing to the palate, like the meticulously sourced high-quality spring water. AQUA Reflections is a line of highquality mineral water that comes in a very attractive bottle, designed by respected designers and artists – with Eko Nugroho designing the latest collection.
Another classic Shanghainese dish is Sleeping Prawn in the Nest. Breaking open the crisp shells of Chinese noodles, diners are treated to juicy and flavourful whole prawns. In between the dazzling culinary gems, a sip of AQUA Reflections Still water is the perfect palate cleanser one needs, with its beautifully balanced pristine flavour.
A specialty of the restaurant is the Wushi honey-glazed beef spare ribs. Generous chunks of tender spare ribs are coated delightfully in umami honey-based sauce. A wonderful culinary experience wouldn't be complete without a chilled bottle of AQUA Reflections Still water to end the meal on a refreshing note. The clear, bespoke natural taste of the still water complements the clean, elegant culinary creations of Shanghai Blue 1920.