Yauatcha – the name itself oozing sophistication has been on my wishlist from long.
The place is known to be the flag bearer among Cantonese restaurant in Bangalore.
So when opportunity embarks in form of an invitation from Food Bloggers Association of Bangalore to attend it’s 21st meet-up over a special limited edition menu celebrating Chinese New Year as part of the ‘A la carte’ menu, I had to grab the opportunity .
As 2016 is the year of the Red Fire Monkey so most of the restaurant’s are celebrating this annual affair with an specialized menu.
So a bunch of us finally waited for 12th of february to attend this food tasting session.
My heart knew my evening at Yauatcha is going to be an mesmerizing one.
The place was on fifth floor of 1 MG Road mall at Trinity Circle, Bangalore.
The courteous staff will be keen to help you choose your table.
Then you will be glued to the fully loaded Bar section with an helping Bartender.
Further entering the minimal decorated place you can’t help noticing the open kitchen and the steam escaping from all the cooking. You can feel like you are witnessing some setup from International master chef kitchen’s.
After you settle down and have a thorough look at the limited edition Chinese New Year menu , you have an option for choosing from the single cocktail available in that menu itself or you can go with any of the mocktail’s available in their regular day to day menu.
I tried the Cherry Chaser mocktail a connotation of Gin, Mandarin and Cointrau is the perfect accompaniment to all the dishes available in the menu.The drink has an distinct ginger flavour.
Then I tried one simple Orange drink, One Lime and Passion fruit drink and the Kiwi Punch.All those drinks are pretty soothing and pair well with the food there.
Each table has a basic accompaniment’s to go with all the dishes available there. Those are Spicy Chilli Sauce, Chilli Oil, Kimchi and Kikkomon Soya Sauce.
Then for Starter Dimsum Trail follow suit.
First one in line was Truffle and English Carrot Dumpling with a outer layer of potato and wheat starch and an simple puree of english carrot which melts into your mouth. Here natural colour’s are from Dill.
Then comes the Chicken Coriander Dumpling with an impressive violet colour outer layer. Here the colour comes from the extract from purple cabbage . The verdicts from my non-vegetarian fellow bloggers was this happens to be the best Chicken dumplings they ever tasted.(The dilemma of a pure vegetarian to be able to admire the non vegetarian dishes but the hesitation even to taste)
Then the Seafood Sui Moi with the whole Tiger prawns with all it’s glory.
Then the time comes for Lobster Ho fun Roll with Black Pepper Sauce. This is a dish with in house noodles with a filling of lobster meat and black pepper sauce to balance the flavour.
Then the Corn, carrot and curry dumpling to make a vegetarian like me happy. Love the malasiyan curry flavoured diced carrot with steamed sweetcorn. A veggie delight for sure.
The Kiwi and Black Olive Dumpling looked pretty good.
For the main course they have a line up interesting dishes to choose from both veg and non-veg one’s. Out of them some are very new for me.
First I tried the sensational Stir-fry Mock Chicken in Hunan style Spicy Sauce. It’s like a blessing for the vegetarian like me. Here Soya wadi replaces chicken . It manage to tickle the taste buds with the spicy sauce and stir fried beans.
Then the Taban Fried Rice looks fabulous as the rice is slightly sticky and flavoured with chilli flakes.
The Mahlak Udon Noodle is a dish where thri coloured bell peppers were added to a spicy sauce and sit atop some simple boiled flat japanese noodles. There is nothing not to like in it.
Wok Fried Lobster in Hunan Style Spicy sauce transported all the non vegetarians into a happy phase.
Braised Pork Belly in spicy Yellow Bean Sauce with Cigar Mantou Roll has definitely raised the bar in the culinary scene. It’s surely a crowd puller for all the non vegetarian’s. The slow cooked technique has surely done the trick for this one.
The Cigar Mantou Roll are fresh straight out of a oven and it perfectly paired with the Pork.
And finally came the stunning dessert Crunchy Caramel with Honeycomb Ice cream.The dessert was visually beautiful and a class apart from any other dessert I ever tasted. The most difficult choice one has to make is whether to share this dessert with his or her partner or co-diner. So the best bet is to order one of this exotic dessert for each of your co-diner’s.The in-house Dessert Specialist surely know the trick to enter a diner’s heart through this dessert.
So over all the experience and the food was top notch and worth repeating.This place is surely established itself as the numero uno in Fine dining and Pan-Asian delicacies.The last day for trying out this limited menu to celebrate Chinese New Year is 23rd of this month.
If you can’t make this time then there is always a regular menu available to try at Yauatcha.
Regular Menu at Yauatcha
One can order from the array of specialized Tea’s like Green Tea, Flower Tea, Blue Roasted Tea, Blue Tea,Black Tea and other tea
Dim Sum Steamed like Vegetable Crystal Dumpling, Vegetable Chow chow Dumpling, Vegetable Chive Dumpling, Spicy Chicken in Asian Sauce, Chicken Char Sui Bun and other.
Meat and Poultry
Fish and Seafood
Dim-sum baked Pan-fried
A regular meal for two with two drinks , one starter, one main and one dessert will cost you approx 2300 Rs. including the 10% service charge.
In compliance with their food safety policy the guests are not permitted to take away food from the Restaurant that means you can’t take parcel’s or take out from here.
Excerpts from Yauatcha
Yauatcha will be ushering in the Chinese New Year – the year of the Monkey – from 25th January – 23rd February this year. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2016 is the year of Monkey (Fire Monkey) starting from February 8, 2016 (called the Lunar Chinese New Year or Chinese Spring Festival) and lasting to January 27, 2017.
Yauatcha is a Michelin-starred dim sum teahouse from London and is present across India; Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata. Aimed to be an affordable luxury brand, Yauatcha is a Modern Cantonese restaurant and believes in upholding their standards and quality to ensure the guests have a wonderful experience.
Opening Hours – Open all days of the week
Sunday to Thursday 12 pm noon to 11 pm
Friday to Saturday 12 pm noon to 12 am midnight
Reservations Contact – 922 22 22 800
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