JW Marriott’s Vintage Asia is a bona fide paradise for gourmets who have a palate for offbeat Asian food. As you enter the restaurant, you cannot help but admire the expansive dining space that has a contemporary and cosmopolitan look. With two separate interactive kitchens, the restaurant offers an
experience that’s a step above the garden variety Oriental experience. Start your meal with a chef ’s special amusebouche paired with fragrant jasmine tea poured from kettles with impossibly long spouts. The Pork Xiao Long Bao (soup filled dimsums) isn’t just another dumpling as it is filled with a savoury umami broth that explodes with flavour in your mouth. Don’t miss the double cooked Spiced Caramelised Pork Belly which requires more than two days of preparation. Marinated and then slow cooked, it’s pressed down with a weight to make it dense in texture and then cut in portion sizes. The second and final step of cooking involves tossing it in a chilli caramel sauce.
At JW Marriott, 4A JBS Haldane Avenue Meal for two Rs 2,500 Tel 66330000
Sichuan fried chicken with peppercorn and mountain sun dried chilli at Vintage Asia