Friday, July 21, 2017

OUR DINING EXPERIENCE: MAINLAND CHINA

OUR DINING EXPERIENCE: MAINLAND CHINA

Both my husband and I are fond of Chinese food, or really the Indian version of Chinese food which is popularly called Indian-Chinese. Recently to celebrate my birthday, we went to Mainland China in Jayanagar, Bengaluru which is one of several Mainland China restaurants in the city. I know there are many others in Whitefield, Malleshwaram, Koramangala, Indiranagar and so on..



It is important to make a reservation especially when you are dining there in the week end. We did so when we reached there at 1.30 p.m. we were straight away escorted to a table for two. Initially it looked as if there weren't too many diners but within no time it filled up. Soon there were no tables empty at all.

To start with, we ordered the Leechis and Basil Quenchers . These mocktails  tasted out of this world. The blend of the leechis and basil was a treat to the palate.



There is so much to choose from when it comes to soups. We overlooked the more common Sweet Corn Soup, and Lemon & Coriander Soup opting for the Hot and Sour Soup. This is made with soy and crushed white peppercorn. It was quite delicious.

For starters, we asked for the tried and trusted Assorted Non- Vegetarian Dimsum Platter. We read from the menu that Dimsums mean Heart's Delight in Chinese. The best part of the Dimsums is that they are lightly spiced and steamed. The platter had a good mix with Chicken Siu Mai, Pan Grilled Crab Cake and Prawn Hargao. These were delectable especially as we dipped them in the accompanying sauces. We particularly liked the orange sauce made with mustard with chillies.



For the main course, we did not  want to experiment so chose a combination of fried rice and fish, We skipped the offerings in noodles. There was again innumerable types of fried rice to choose from.  We opted for the Prawns Fried Rice which we had with Chilli Basil Fish served with Devil's Sauce as this was marked as being more spicy than the others on the menu. Both these dishes were great. The quantity served was quite adequate for the two of us. We were so engrossed in enjoying the fried rice and fish that no pictures were taken. That shows just how delicious they were!!

You can't leave without dessert, can you? We opted for the Dessert of the Day which was Date Ice Cream with Palm Jaggery and Roasted Almonds. It was well worth the extra calories that must have gone in.



All in all, we left entirely satisfied with the dining experience. The food was exceptional, the service and ambiance were pretty good too.

Highly recommended if you are looking for a tasty Chinese meal.