There are now many restaurants in Delhi offering great Asian food, and they are only getting better. Thank people with open mindsets and taste palettes along with an ever-increasing sense of competition to win over the hearts of Delhiites, known for taking their food very damn seriously.
Offering Pan-Asian food in the most accessible part of the city, Janpath, now is Chi Asian Cookhouse; a reinvention of Chi Kitchen & Bar (at Select Citywalk Mall, Saket). For those who love digging into real Asian food, this place is a must-visit. What’s great about the place is that it does not offer fusion-Asian and the place isn’t decked with the colour red or the obvious Chinese motifs that really just distract you from enjoying the real taste of the food.
Their food menu offers salads, soups, skewers, oriental roasts, dimsums, crisps, pancakes & rolls and some more main dishes. Gone are the days when one placed food orders following a script starting with soup & salad, moving on to the starters followed by the rest, which is why we ordered the dimsums first. Since we haven’t been to many places offering good prawn dimsums in Delhi, we ordered that first and didn’t regret the decision at all. Soft on the outside and just the perfect amount of crisp on the inside their ‘Prawn Cheung Fun’ was exactly what we were looking for. The dark soy sauce served with added just the right flavour to it.
Prawn Cheung Fun
The ‘Ho Chi Minh Grilled Chicken Satay’ (chicken skewers seasoned with chilli and lemon leaf) and the ‘Cho Ca Thang’ (Vietnamese fish skewers served with turmeric and dill) were the starters. The chicken was slightly over done but the garlic sauce paired with it made up for the dry taste.
Cho Ca Thang
If you’re a fan of curry, then you must definitely order the ‘Cheating Chilli Prawns’ served in a tangy yet very chilli sauce. Order the aromatic rice to go with them, we’d recommend the ‘Roast Garlic and Coriander’ rice. Finish off with the warm coconut pancakes served with vanilla ice cream, topped with an orange drizzle and thank us later.
Cheating Chilli Prawns with Roast Garlic and Coriander Rice
Where: Chi Asian Cookhouse, 68/1, Janpath – 110001
Timings: 12 Noon – 12:30 AM
Cost for two: Rs. 1400, without taxes and alcohol
Serves alcohol: Yes
Smoking area: Yes
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Delivery/Take away: Yes
Contact details: Mobile: +91-9810010244 (+91-9810010-CHI)
Landline: 011-45123244 (011-45123-CHI)