When it opened six years ago in London, it quickly transformed the humble dumpling into something desirable, overturning one of Chinese-grub etiquette’s most annoying rule: letting you eat dim sum in the evening. The Michelin-starred Dim Sum tea house opened its second branch in Mumbai, after noticing that a large number of its consumers in London were Indian. The newest branch in Delhi has recently opened in Vasant Kunj at the much-celebrated Ambience Mall.
As the Indians have developed a huge liking for the Asian gourmet, Yauatcha also promotes the similar philosophy of promoting the oriental cuisine in the backdrop of westernized setting. The fancy cocktails accompanied with heavenly dumplings and dim-sums is an attractive match for the fashion forward coterie who shall arrive mob-handed for glittering evenings, basking in the neon-glow of the bar and working their way through translucent bite-sized packets of joy.
The menu is conveniently divided into steamed, baked and fried, so that the Asian cuisine aficionados don’t feel beleaguered. Dimsums filling isn’t all that complex, but it rather adds an essence of exotic Asian essence with spinach rolled with prawns and water chestnut. The distinct flavor of toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, rice and wine just adds to the sumptuous appétit.
Of course, you can’t say a no to the transparent glasses of exotic Citrus Spritz, a rare amalgamation of vodka, dry vermouth, lime and Chandon Brut. This is a must – have drink for wine lovers as it gives a mild taste yet it’s quite enticing. Try it to feel it, we’d say!
The Chicken Laynot with Schezwan curry cooked really well and melted in the mouth. The bowl of heavenly dish was spiced just right with a perfect mix of stir-fried chicken pieces.
And, we just can’t help but drool over the cascading white colored dessert savoring the mouth with joy of bon appétit. The wine soaked water chest and mango cake with Savignon Sorbet was the winning palate for us and an absolute favourite for every sweet tooth lover, we can bet on that.