Thursday, August 6, 2009

In China: Must Try

Perennially in search of the best 'deal' in town, Tuhi, Li'l Prude (Kriti is hereby rechristened Li'l Prude since she doesn't think we should say the *B-word* in public) and I set out to In China after hearing that it has a 120 Rupee dinner buffet. Upon reaching there we found that our source (SowCow) was wrong. We decided to stick it out and I'm glad that we did. It's situated on Museum Road and housed in a huge building along with Ada Hind Ki.

The decor is primarily red and gold and very oriental. As I discovered a little too late, there is gorgeous outdoor seating and I definitely recommend that. Incidentally, the loo at this place smells incredibly nice. Oriental music (the fact that it was in a language that we didn't understand and with the appropriate twangs made it seem very authentic) plays softly in the background. The whole set up feels very like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

To begin with, we ordered the Peppery Lemon Veg Dumpling Soup. This was soothing, clear and rather filling. Our main course comprised of Singapore Noodles, Indonesian Fried Rice and Button Mushrooms in spicy Hoi Sin Sauce. While I'm generally not a fan of glass noodles, for once the noodles were very well done and had a strong hint of honey which went very well with the spicy sauce. The fried rice was my favourite which was done just right and was garnished with various spices without being spicy. The quanitities were huge and we ended up wasting (much to my dismay) a little bit of both the noodles and the rice.

They also ply you with Chinese tea throughout the meal which tastes warm and wonderful. It smells heavenly and Tuhi insisted that she wanted to have a bath in it. (Interestingly, in China tea is considered one of the seven necessities of Chinese life, along with firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce and vinegar).

For dessert I chose to have the date pancake with ice cream which taste rather nice. I must admit it tasted a bit like gujia (while gujia tastes just fine, it was not the exotic Oriental fare we expected). The meal cost us Rs. 300 each which was well worth it. The service is great, though at times it can get a little too solicitous. This place merits a must try from my end.

Of course being the greedy pigs that we are, we proceeded to gorge on more dessert at Dolce Gelato (that review shall be put up soon). In the meanwhile, if anyone does know of the best 'deal' in town, do let me know.


krithika said...

lovely post. i loved the indonesian fried rice and the soup too!!

p.s. please change it to classic timeless beauty. :D

Benarasi Bahu said...

sigh! one request. Please don't call me Tuhi. Thanks

Life's Like That... said...

Now i want to go there too.. ASAP!

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