Oriental Blossom – Hats off to the Executive Chef Huang Te Sing to put up a great menu. Equally Supported by the Sous Chef and the Entire Team of the Restaurant.
For friends who are not aware , Oriental Blossom is an Award winning Chinese restaurant .
Classy Interior , spacious , great Vibe , amazing hospitality and some great Authentic Chinese food.
Bloggers Meet invite – Started with :
PROSPERITY SOUP ( VEG ) Starchy Potato base thick with Silken Tofu , Mushrooms , Carrot , celery , Zucchini – spicy it was – Birds Eye chilli . Loved it .
APPETISERS / DUMPLINGS
SPINACH POK-CHOI – Steaming Hot , soft , interesting garnish of sesame seeds. Innovation done well. Spinach stuffing was amazing. Just boiled to perfection. Quoting of the Dumpling was fine and the taste was good as garlic did enhance the level of this Dish.
CORN AND VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS – Frankly i just loved the layer .. was so soft and steamed so well that the corn and the hazelnut was visible. the taste was good , hazelnut gave that hint of sweetness to the dish . Very well made . Loved it.
VEGETABLE CRYSTALS – simple yet full of flavour . Cabbage/green onions/ carrots minced perfectly and stuffed well.
PRAWNS AND CHESTNUT GOLDEN NEST – picture perfect , came in with a Fried crispy Noodle basket , sweet and tangy flavoured sauce. Bell pepper/water chestnut/onions complimented the dish but the standout was Cashew nuts which gave that good texture to the dish and extra richness. A non Veg dish with chicken and prawns . well made …
SPICY BRAISED AUBERGINE CRISPY SPINACH – i am not an aubergine person but having had one bite , loved it. Hot garlic sauce made the difference. Basically aubergine fried to perfection had good stuffing of green onions , served over Crackling spinach . Something different and the balance was just about perfect.
STUFFED CHICKEN WITH PRAWNS – wow , loved the catch , amazing prawns spicy minced prawns stuffed in fried chicken wiglets . Innovation again .. Nice Indo Chinese touch.
PRAWNS IN BLACK PEPPER SAUCE – this was not in the list which we had , an extra dish from the chef and a welcome dish … Juicy batter fried prawns with elements like bell pepper/onions and sautéed garlic with Asian black pepper sauce , this is a must try dish if you happen to be at this venue.
CHICKEN IN SCHEZWAN SAUCE – simple yet amazing and elegant dish , good texture , juicy chicken pieces in schezwan sauce. Spicy !!
MORNING GLORY – my favorite dish , simple yet amazing – You can also call this Stir Fried Water spinach. An essential dish both home-style and restaurant cooking . Ingredients used Garlic , Thai chillies , salted soya beans , oyster sauce .. Had a perfect texture . loved it . trust me this is not found easily , only a handful of vendors in Mumbai who supply fresh and few restaurants actually make and serve it. Loved it to the core.
MANGOLIAN LAMB – wow this was so soft , Mongolian sauce ( Soy sauce , black bean rice vinegar garlic , hoisin sauce , ginger and Chinese five spice )
EIGHT TREASURE VEGETABLES WITH CASHEWNUTS – diced veggies tossed in a mild Asian sauce. Cashew was a key element balancing the dish with that slight sweetness . good went well with the rice.
BRAISED CANTONESE CHICKEN IN SOYA SAUCE – China or Chinese cuisine is full of different sauces , again this was soft pulled braised chicken in soya sauce , chicken was done in Cantonese style and the gravy was with soya sauce . a good combination and done well . liked it
VEG PAN FRIED NOODLES – oily , could have been better , soya flavour thin Hakka noodles stir fried with sprouts giving that slight crunchy feel along with bell pepper cabbage and onions.
BURNT CHILLI FRIED RICE – surprised to see green peas !! however a clever dish with a dominant garlic flavour . French beans carrots dried red chillies ..
DESSERTS : SKIPPED IT .
Overall … Had a nice lunch, today 18th June being International Sushi day , thought would be having some lovely sushi’s ( kidding ) Chinese is always a good and one of my favourite cuisine , and to have it at the Oriental Blossom its icing on the cake!
Keep up the great work !! Thanks for hosting us …
Do Visit this place for sure !!!