This restaurant is part of the same group which started Red Hot Chilli Pepper in Ballygunge almost two decades back and serves up some great Chinese cuisine. There are now 4 branches in the city including this one and they flourish as Kolkata’s love for Chinese endures.
They serve a lunch buffet for INR 525/= plus which includes Assorted Salads, Soup, Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Starters (3 each), Two Non –Vegetarian and Three Vegetarian Mains along with Rice and Noodles and Two Desserts. A complimentary soft drink is included. That makes it a decent enough deal and while it’s not a huge spread its quite good. The alcohol is decently priced and it’s basically aimed to fulfill the requirements of the techie crowd in Sec V.
The a-la-carte is my preferred choice and I have my standard items that I love to order like Moonfan Rice, Lat me kai, Sliced Chicken with Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce or Crispy Pork in Chilli Plum Sauce. Love the delicate flavor of the Moonfan Rice which is a must order dish. I love the Lat Me Kai Chicken and it’s a starter I almost always order. If you like soup my recommendation is either Wanton Soup or the Hot and Sour. The Sliced Chicken in Oyster Sauce is delicious and the Crispy Pork with Chilli Plum Sauce is a firm favorite…. sweet and spicy with great textures of the crispy pork , juicy pineapple chunks and crunchy bell peppers. The Pan Fried Noodles are lovely and I always prefer them to the regular Hakka Noodles. I am almost always too full for dessert but if I have space the Darsaan (crispy honey noodles with sesame seeds) and a scoop of Vanilla Ice-cream is what I opt for.
Service is fairly prompt and the décor is contemporary with liberal use of red and black which looks nice and bright. Drop in if you’re in the area and you want to have a relaxed meal as it’s fairly quiet on weekends. Usually my preferred place to dine if I am in the vicinity.
Picture Credits : Suneha Saha