Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta Appoints Jeff Lee as Chinese Executive Chef

  Jeff Lee – Xin Hwa
  Chef Jeff Lee’s Food
  Chef Jeff Lee’s Food

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Lee as Chinese Executive Chef for its Chinese restaurant, Xin Hwa.  The restaurant is renowned for its exceptional Chinese cuisine and range of exclusive dim sum specialties.
Jeff Lee, who previously worked at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, has more than fourteen years’ culinary experience in five-star international chain hotels with a successful career that took him to Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia and now Jakarta.  A Malaysian citizen, Chef Lee specialises in fine Cantonese cuisine as well as large-scale Chinese banquets.

Chef Lee started his career in the famous Lai Po Heen restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, before moving to Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.  He has also had the opportunity to work under the supervision of famed celebrity Chef Jereme Leung, who has honed his craft at some of Southeast Asia’s most renowned hotels.  With Chef Leung, Chef Lee learnt to give innovative touches on Chinese cuisine from various regions of China.

His cooking philosophy is driven by a passion to develop and refine traditional Cantonese recipes with a modern interpretation as a reflection of modern China.  One of the revolutionized dishes is his adaptation of the “Drunken Chicken” which is served with shaved iced, instead of  served in a warm soup.

“Chef Lee’s innovative cooking techniques to preserve the quintessential flavour of Cantonese cuisine with a modern presentation will take the dining experience to a higher level and continue to grow Xin Hwa’s reputation as Jakarta’s number one destination for Chinese specialties,” said Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta’s Director of Food & Beverage Mark Wouters.

Guests may enjoy Chef Lee’s sensational creations on the set menu with prices starting from IDR388,000 per person, or indulge in his signature dishes a la carte, featuring Chicken Clear Consommé served with Wontons and Black Truffles; Fragrant Black Sesame Fried Rice with assorted Seafood and Asparagus sprinkled with Fish Roe; Chilled Mango Pudding with Vanilla Sauce and many more.

Source = Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
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