Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Making Asian food eating fun… a true International concept in India
Chew is a delicious mix of funky ambience echoed in the exciting walls adorned with the eye-catching black and white Aztec-patterned tiles which have been carefully contrasted with Dholpur stone and cosy seating and interesting Asian elements like pop-colored posters with wooden furniture that includes tables with swings and turquoise blue chairs.
Coming to the food, the Hot and Sour soup is a must have. I began my culinary sojourn with the Crystal Dimsums, which were absolutely succulent; make a beeline for the Salt & pepper corn water chestnuts, and the pork belly with Teriyaki sauce. Delightfully delicate artistry seen in the handiwork of the chef on the Sushi whets your appetite for more. There are a number of dishes that allow you to sample widely. The mind boggling varieties include delicious wok fried delicacies as meal in a bowl, with your choice of noodles, sticky or steamed rice, and hand tossed Asian Salads. Sea-food has been the downfall of many oriental restaurants in this not so coastal city. Thankfully ‘Chew’ has steered clear of that pitfall. The ‘Steamed fish’ with a choice of sauce is gleaming fresh, and a pleasure to eat, just lightly steamed with a tasty sauce. Tantalizing desserts range from Chocolate Lava cake with ice-cream to the proverbial Tiramisu. Service is exceptional, as is value in these price conscious times. All in all Thumbs Up!
Chew Pan Asian Café , First floor, M 16, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, Delhi
Tel: 011 33036614
Meal for two: Approx. INR 1500
Timings: 12:30 pm till 11:30 Pm
published in Statesman