EAST - Oriental Cuisine In Mumbai
Sisodia relishes the flavours of the East
and contemporary, finely interwoven cuisine and culture, is
one way of speaking about Far East which has just opened in
Rodas- The Ecotel Hotel. If you believe that variety is the
spice of life, head toward Hiranandani Powai where the restaurant
is located. With the flavours of China, Indonesia, Malaysia,
Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Hong Kong on offer, variety
is never in question once you are inside.
The ambience is therapeutic in nature. The place has been
coloured with soothing and subtle hues. The culinary journey
starts with menu cards designed on rich paper. For those not
in the know about Far Eastern cuisine, have no fear. You will
be guided by the amiable staff there through a series of speciality
cuisine, exotic flavours, herbs and spices.
` From the soup to the dessert, from the Gado Gado salad to
the Coco Moko dessert, the journey is full of pleasant surprises.
Try matching your food with the wines offered, especially
the Chilean wine with Broccoli and Wild Mushroom Stir Fried.
If you prefer Riesling, combine it with Sayur Mesak Lemak,
which is a vegetarian delicacy from Malaysia.
As advised by the chef, I ordered for the Red Snapper, which
was brought to the table wrapped up in a special leaf. Combining
it with the Blue Lagoon cocktail enhances the flavour of the
Much effort goes into making sure that the food is authentic.
Says Executive Chef Nilesh Limaye, "We are very choosy
about the exotic herbs and spices. They are carefully picked
and blended with the choicest ingredients to make the offering
original and pure. The subtleness of Galangal, the tanginess
of Kaffir lime leaves, the warmth of fresh turmeric, the coolness
of coconut, the freshness of water chestnut - items like these
reflect the essence of Far East."
So if you are looking for a Oriental journey, the Far East
is not very far away.