Dineout @Hunan, Koramangala-Bengaluru
Dineout, India's largest table reservation app has seated more than 100,000+ happy diners across 2000 restaurants in 8 cities per month. Dineout app and online quick reserving, easy dining and smart saving, has collaborated with Hunan and has great deals on their website...I was hosted by Hunan and Dineout for an exquisite new menu food tasting session last week.
Hunan's cuisine is known for its flavor, fresh aroma and authenticity. Cuisine ranges from Sichuan to Hunan, Canton to Beijing, it is as diverse as the country itself. And it is also as authentic as it can get.
They've also won best Chinese Restaurant not once or twice but have won five awards total at TIMES FOOD AWARDS INDIA.
Where are they located??
Hunan at Koramangala 123, 1st Floor, 1st Main, JNC Road, 5th Block, KHB Colony, Koramangala Land mark ( Above Costa Coffee ).
Hunan at BEL Road Samruddi # 10, 1st Main, New BEL Road , Bangalore Land mark ( Above Reliance Fresh ).
Dineout Lunch Buffet deals are pocket friendly and one can also opt for smart pay. The spread at Hunan is priced at 455+ from Monday to Friday and 605+ On Saturday and Sunday. Our tasting session started with much needed bowl of warm soup...
Sweet and Sour Tofu Crab Soup
Fresh crab meat, tofu, bamboo shoots, baby corn and peas in a supreme broth was just perfect...adding a hint of garlic chilly sauce and slurping this soup was comforting and soothing for winter weather.
Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled Chicken, Chinese Cabbage, Shredded Carrot Sticks...dressed with ginger sesame dressing. The salad was crunchy with perfect amount of dressing, presentation was unique and appealing.
Cucumber Sesame Salad
Combination of cucumber, carrots, scallion, onions and coriander with sesame vinaigrette.
Thai Seafood SaladRice vermicelli with Prawns, Fish and Squids in a delicious lime and sweet chilly dressing. I enjoyed this salad its similar to ceviche.
Mint and Cucumber Cooler
Asian Style Stuffed Tofu with Chicken
A delicately flavored dish finished with a sweet tamarind chili sauce. A simple dish packed with so many flavors this dish was not only tangy and juicy but literally melted in my mouth.
Salt and Pepper Tofu
Deep fried chunks of silken tofu tossed in crushed peppers, salt and chilly. This is my all time favorite dish the tofu was crispy literally melts in your mouth. This is perfect side dish with fried rice or as a starter.
Chilly Prawns in Tamarind Sauce
Crispy batter fried prawns served with fresh red chilly, garlic, ginger and fish sauce. These prawns were perfectly prepared very juicy and tangy...
Crispy Lotus Roots
Crispy Lotus in honey ginger sauce was another starter which was excellent with fried rice and noodles. I liked the consistency of sauce in all the dishes it was not dripping or excess sauce as they serve in other Chinese restaurants.
Hong Kong Style Steam Cooked Seer Fish
Seer fish steam cooked in a ginger coriander broth. The boneless fish slices are perfectly cooked in the spicy broth. They are soft, tender, and flaky. The sichuan peppercorns created a tingly numbing sensation on my tongue, this dish was packed with citrus and earthy notes. I would say that this is one of the better versions of Water-Boiled Fish that I’ve ever had in Bengaluru.
Party Cocktail Rolls
Mini crispy rolls stuffed with mixed vegetables and served with honey mustard and mango chilly sauce.
Truffle Scented Edamame Dimsum
Fresh soya bean mixture stuffed in wheat starch skin. These dimsums are supposed to be eaten steaming hot...they were sticky chewy and mushy with the tangy sauce.
Shredded Pork Beijing Style
Crispy shredded pork in sweet bean dressing this was another classic chinese starter or side dish. The pork was crispy tossed in a tangy chilly sauce.
Chinese Pickled Cabbage
Sticky Jasmine Rice
Wok Tossed Five Spice Vegetable Noodles
Cantonese chicken with wood ear mushrooms
A classic Cantonese style stir fry chicken with wood ear mushrooms was served with sticky rice.
Lo Han Jai
Tofu, chinese cabbage, vermicelli noodles, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and leaks sauteed in shaoxing wine sauce. This is a vegetarian dish well known in Chinese and Buddhist cuisine. The combination of vermicelli tofu and mushrooms with crunchy veggies is a meal on its own.
Morsels of chicken stir fried with a medley of peanuts, cashews, baby corn, water chestnuts and mushroom in a soya and oyster brown sauce was serve with wok tossed noodles and jasmine rice
Red Velvet Cake
Tres Leches Cake
Both the cakes were not at all connecting with the chinese cuisine but oddly these desserts were comforting and were prepared to perfection I would totally recommend everyone to try their cakes.
Overall the tasting was superb. Three picks from the entire tasting was (Asian Style Stuffed Tofu with Chicken, Shredded Pork Beijing Style, Lo Han Jai). The restaurant also caters gluten free dishes.