On a Chinese Trail
Trying out exciting fare at Yi Jing, the Chinese restaurant at the newly opened ITC Kohenur, Hyderabad, turned out to be a good idea. Just follow our review to know what we are talking about.
All right, after Indian (but of course) and Italian, Chinese seems to be our eternally favourite cuisine. And yes, our very own version of the cuisine might rival that of the original. But good Chinese food is always welcome. Amidst all this, we have this review of Yi Jing, the Chinese restaurant at ITC Kohenur – the new luxury hotel in Hyderabad which is all about ambience, good food and good service. Actually Yi Jing draws its inspiration from the meaning and essence of its title which means Yi – to change and Jing – means classic. The massive restaurant in typical ethnic style is mostly in red but at the same time reflects modernity in terms of metal wall art. So as the name goes, the décor and food both together are indeed a change from the regular Chinese restaurants. The brand upholds international hospitality with a local touch and provides a warm, energizing experience – be it the delicate partitions, spaciously placed seating and large glass windows that gives a view of the historical city. The darkish mostly wooden cladded walls, the geometrical patterned flooring and the bright red upholstered seatings, red glass loose cutlery like glasses etc., all together give a feel of
earthiness. The space also houses a huge private dining area for personal parties, which is dominated by a massive table well lit by the delicate bright red chandeliers. Golden clouds on black background adorn some walls giving a meditative feel to the space. The décor on the whole is classical with a dash of eclectic style. The ambience and the food together gives’ one the feel of comfort and warmth and obviously as the name stresses on a dash of difference. The restaurant whips up some yummy dishes served in style. Starting with the Dimsums – deep fried water chestnut and Taro dumplings, lip smacking Prawn Crystal Har Gao or BBQ pork buns and dipping into their energizers – crispy and tangy appetizers Hunan style Chilli Tofu, Sichuan Style Crispy Prawns, Hunan Style Fish with Chilli Black Bean or even the Chilli Lamb with Bell Peppers and Micro Greens not forgetting to slurp on the Crab Meat with Egg White Soup and Xin Jiang Style Wakame and Tomato Soup. Though already full, one moves on to the exotic main course Claypot Mapo Tofu and King Prawns with Pepper Teriyaki Sauce and Xiang La Lamb Flamed with
Cognac. We were soon dealing with handmade noodles served with Sichuan vegetables and the Brown Garlic Seafood Noodles and steamed jasmine rice. So ending the whole experience on a sweet note one finishes dashes with Jasmine Tea Tart and Peanut Marquise, Ginger Pine Apple Ice Cream and Five Spiced Caramel. The space on the whole has all the ingredients that makes a memorable and delicious dish and stays true to authenticity. Coming here more than once would be a good idea, considering the smashing fare offered. Just come! That’s all we have to say.