Ten-Second Takeaway

You don’t have to cross the borders to take part in the ancient Dragon Boat Festival! Yauatcha is bringing the celebrations to the city with a limited edition menu that features sticky rice dumplings, a cocktail, and a spectacular dessert that you have to sink your teeth into.

Dim Sum Winsome!

A widely celebrated holiday in China, the Dragon Boat Festival is marked by boat races and a feast that includes zongzi {treats made from sticky rice and are wrapped up in bamboo leaves} and copious amounts of rice wine. Yauatcha, the upscale dim sum house, in the city, is looking to spread the festive spirit with a limited menu that recreates the traditional sticky rice treats.

All through June, diners can pick from pyramid-shaped sticky rice dumplings that are encased in lotus leaves. We recommend you try their chicken version. Stuffed with chunks of chicken, the thick layers of sticky rice come flavoured with the juices of the chicken and carries the aromas of the lotus leaf. There’s no real spice that you can count on for flavour but drizzle on the sauces that are on the table and you’ll have a winner. Same goes for the pork belly. While we loved that the meat {and the fatty bit} were cooked to a lovely softness, we needed the added zing of the flavour and spice filled sauces to lift the dish.

Dessert Is Served


Apart from the dim sums, the menu offers a refreshing, clear cocktail that’s made with vodka, vermouth, Chandon Brut and a slice of lime is added in too. The drink came with a nice fizz and the presence of the lime gave it an acidic twist. We recommend that you memorize the recipe and try to recreate it during the next summer. A lovely escape from the heat it will provide.

If you plan to skip dessert, simply don’t. The wine-soaked water chestnut and mango cake will star in your dessert dreams for a long time to come, we assure you. The mango and chestnut filling in the cake is surrounded by a smooth chocolate mousse that you will lap up in seconds. If you like something to balance out the sweetness of the cake, then, dig your spoon into the Sauvignon sorbet that brings a delicate sourness to the dish.

Where: Level 5, 1 MG Road mall, MG Road

Price: INR 375 upwards

Contact: +91 9222222800

When: On till June 30, all-day dining

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