Ten Second Takeaway

With Chef Hu continuing Taipan’s tradition of hosting dim sum lunches, we can also expect some of his juicy assortment of baos and dumplings. And his very special, hand pulled noodles.

A restaurant with a view

Seated at the beautiful Taipan at The Oberoi, the first thing that really overwhelms you is the view. A panoramic view of the entire south and central Delhi – it is the best precedent to set for what’s to come. Taipan’s almost 30-year-old legacy of Pan Asian cuisine led us to explore the fabulousness of its weekday and weekend lunches and here’s what we found.

Duck and potato dimsums (1)

Chef Hu’s here

We just couldn’t get enough of Chef Jiyaji Hu’s signature style of hand pulled noodles and variety of innovative dumplings. Having tried a large number from his repertoire of 300 kinds of dim sums, we can firmly say that these are worth making a visit to Taipan for. We loved the duck rolls, Shrimp and Tofu dumplings and the Glass Noodle and Turnip Dumpling {a must for veggie eaters!}. We would also recommend the house special ginger ale, which is a special home-made recipe.

Noodle king

To break the flow and bring out something different, the noodle is a mishmash of peanuts, soup and minced chicken. It was the most flavourful balance of ingredients and the hand pulled noodles were a dream. What we were surprised with was the Bird’s Nest, which was a fried minced duck dumpling and complete visual treat. Coming to the desserts, we would go back again and again for the Chilled Mango Pudding and the Egg Tart.

And if not anything, there’s unlimited jasmine tea to be had. Happy lunching, folks!

Where: Taipan, The Oberoi

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium

Price: INR  5,200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12.30pm to 2.45pm

Contact: 011 24363030

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