Try The Pan-Asian Menu At Sakura & Treat Your Palate To Some New Flavours

    What Makes It Awesome?

    Old is gold, but new is good too! While sushi and authentic Japanese cuisine stay on at the famous Sakura at The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, an all-new Pan-Asian menu could make your dining experience even more exotic.

    Curated by Head Chef Swapnadeep Mukherjee, the new menu has about 35 dishes. Innovative, flavourful, and tasty, they have been crafted with a lot of care and plenty of herbs. Studying the cooking methods of different Asian countries such as Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and others, this menu offers some really out of the box dishes. Simply because they are perfect for the Indian palate. After all, India is the melting pot of spices and flavours.

     The one that tops my list is Prawn Sugarcane. The dear old ‘ganna’ is the stick on which the prawn chop comes and there’s a chilliest dip with this. Three different flavours but none of them mix or kill the other. This is a must-have.

    So, if you are in a mood to experiment and like fish, do begin with Ice Fish Jelly with Shiso Leaves and Barbequed Eel. The sauce on the eel gives it a certain distinct flavour and makes it palatable. We downed all this with a Japanese beer but you could opt for wine too. The bar’s right there.

     Among the salads, I do not know of any restaurant or hotel offering Som Tam {raw papaya, long bean, cherry tomato, palm sugar, lemon, roasted peanut, chilli, and garlic} with our very own sabudana papad or rice crackers to put it in sauve terms. Needless to say, you will want to let go of your chopsticks and relish it with your hands.

     There is Salmon Ceviche too with rice crackers {raw salmon, lemongrass, kafir lime leaf, galangal, chilli, lemon, and onions}.

     In the main course, we had Prawn Szchewan {prawns tossed in semi-spicy Szechwan curry}, Bangkok Chilly Chicken, Yanju {fried rice}, and Chilly Garlic Noodles.

     Before you give your dessert order, you must know that Sakura makes its own ice creams and the vanilla is unlike any other vanilla that you have tasted. So, do try the Seared Lychee with ice cream and yummy, hot Date Pancake with ice cream.

    If you still need something sweet then opt for Coconut Custard and a scoop of Black Sesame Japanese ice cream.

     Of course, there’s a lot more that you can explore here. We did have a bite of the famous rainbow sushi too.

     Should you like to go in a group, there’s private dining space too.

    Lunch: 1200-1430 Hrs
    Dinner: 1800-2300 Hrs

    How Much Did It Cost?

    INR 3,000+

    Best To Go With?

    Family, Big Group, and Bae.