Ten-Second Takeaway

Hyatt Regency’s China Kitchen’s menu has recently undergone a makeover and replaced 60 per cent of its dishes. The head chef has tried to bring in the flavours of Chinese street food, while keeping the Indian palate in mind. The result is a meat-heavy, green-heavy affair of spice-laden food.

Chow Down

Red Chilli Coriander Shrimp Mousse with Ginger Soy, Hunan Style Sliced Pork, Chocolate Cigar

Sip On

Fairview Sauvignon Blanc, Orchard Sour

Winning For

Hiring an entire team of chefs from China to ensure authenticity at every step

A Look-See Through The Menu

It’s a huge step for a place like China Kitchen, which has a set clientele with their set favourites, to revamp their menu but they did it {don’t worry, the Peking Duck is still very much there}. A glimpse through the menu will in all likeliness have you salivating. It comes in book form with a hard cover and lots and lots of pictures. This may be a little deviation from the usual lists we’re faced with but it’s a good change. It’s always nice to get an idea of what you’re ordering {especially when you’re shelling out the big bucks}.

We were told that the head chef from Hyatt Regency Beijing flew down to further train the chefs at China Kitchen. He’s added a lot of meats {pork, yay!} and greens to the menu, all the while keeping the spice level high {we’re talking Chinese spices} to suit the Indian palate.

There’s also plenty of vegetarian options like the Fresh Pea and Corn Dumpling.

Highlights include the spicy Hunan Style Sliced Pork, the Twice Cooked Crispy Lamb Shank and Stir Fried Asparagus with Porcini Mushroom.

Happy Buzzed Endings

If you have even a semblance of a sweet tooth, do yourself a favour and order the dessert platter. It comes with an assortment of yummy things like an egg blueberry tart, homemade ice cream, a mango souffle and the best, chocolate cigars. You don’t smoke these but bite into them and then take a shot of alcohol immediately after {options include cognac, whiskey and orange liqueur}- best combination ever.

So, We’re Saying…

When you’re okay to splurge a little on a lavish meal complete with wines and cocktails and enjoy some impeccable service, China Kitchen is your go-to place.

Photos courtesy: Hyatt Regency