Friday, January 13, 2017

Dineout at Hunan! Atleast once!

Hunan, the awesome sauce restaurant in the busiest lanes of Koramangala has grown by leaps and bounds in the last couple of years that they have won the Times Food awards consecutively for 5 years in the category for best Chinese food.

I was invited right before the end of 2016 to try out the all new menu at Hunan along with Dineout, the table reservation app. The new menu has the best dishes from their earlier menu and the festivals that they have had earlier.

Starting off with the Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup, with its distinct Asian flavour of coconut milk and curry paste, it truely kicked off the evening spectacularly. A warm soup on a cold evening drives away all the chills. I was so tempted to go for the second servig, but I did not because we were served the tangy tasty South East Asian Cucumber Sesame Salad. This is a new salad that has been included in the menu which has similar notes to the Thai raw papaya salad, yet distinct. The cucumber sliced like noodles adds to the presentation.

Appetizers here at Hunan must come with a disclaimer that they are super filling and will eat up into your appetite. Must must tries here are the Salt and pepper Silken tofu and the Crispy fried Lotus roots. The Tofu melts in your mouth and the sauce over the crispy lotus roots is equally mouth watering. It does not over power the taste of the roots even one bit. Also served were Vegetable Cocktail rolls with a lipsmacking Mango dip that made us go gaga. The Truffle Scented Edamame Dumpling also make it to the new menu.

Moving to the main course, I was a tad little disappointed. We were served Lo Han Jai - which is Tofu, chinese cabbage, vermicelli noodles, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and leaks sauteed in shaoxing wine sauce. This is a vegetarian dish well known in Chinese and Buddhist cuisine. The combination of vermicelli tofu and mushrooms with crunchy veggies is a meal on its own. However the shaoxing wine sauce was a little too overpowering and the taste negated any other flavour in the dish.

Lastly any meal is never complete without dessert. I have heard a lot about Hunan's Red Velvet cake and when we were served with it, everyone on the table decided that they would just take a small bite as we were super full, however, one bite into it and the plate was wiped clean in a jiffy.

Also making an appearance was the Tres Leche Cake, which is not related to the Chinese cuisine in any manner, which is surprising. However even more surprising was the taste of it. It definitely tasted yum!

I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. (Pics:Suman Prasad)


1 comment:

  1. i have often noticed that the night goes well spent if you have had good food. and seeing the food here that you post i am thinking it was definitely a great night