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Dim sums that don't give you a high

Some rainy evenings, you could do with a basket of steaming hot dim sums, a heady cocktail and some fun company.

Published: 18th June 2016 04:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2016 07:16 AM   |  A+A-

Dim Sums

BENGALURU: Some rainy evenings, you could do with a basket of steaming hot dim sums, a heady cocktail and some fun company. Throw in a view of the bustling city from the 30th floor of the World Trade Centre and you have got yourself a party.

High Ultra Lounge is hosting a dim sum festival till June 26. Apart from their regular Oriental fare, the restro-bar has on offer fried and steamed dumplings with vegetarian, chicken, seafood and pork fillings.

As we settled down at our table, drinking in the breath-taking view of the city lights below–which looked as if someone dropped a bag of jewels into the velvety black night –the waiter brought us a citrusy mocktail named Fame of Passion.

Sour as it was, it made us look forward to the rest of the meal. Chit-chat ensued as executive chef Myo Zaw Aung brought us a basket of vegetarian dim sums. 

Three kinds of dumplings with deep-fried vegetables in red curry, corn and nuts, and spinach and mushroom were served. The choice of dipping sauces included chilli miso, sweet and sour and asparagus yuzu chilli.

The toppings that came with the dim sums – papaya salad, homemade pineapple chilli sauce and slices of fried garlic –were rather interesting.

The second round comprised chicken dumplings –steamed and fried –with garlic and corriander flavoured fillings. The flavours, however, weren’t very distinct.

We recommend the seafood variants: deep-fried lobster dumpling with red curry and scallop and shrimp dumpling with chili miso sauce. Rich in taste and succulent, they had us craving for more.

While some of the dim sums were quite tasty, they were hardly filling. We suggest you ask to look at the main course menu.

In the end, underwhelmed and still hungry, we set out in search of a darshini where we could get a decent meal. But the altitude of the restaurant came to its rescue once again, as the view from the elevator managed to ‘lift’ our spirits on our way out.  Meal for two: ` 2,000



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