BENGALURU: Sit back on high chairs or regular tables, and relax as you take a sip of Darjeeling tea. This musky-sweet tasting tea makes the perfect partner for the dim sums and other accompaniments on the new Taste Of Yauatcha menu. The five-course menu at Yauatcha, 1 MG Road Mall, has vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and comprises a soup, salad, dim sum, stir-fry and a dessert.
A light, but wholesome, Asian Green Soup sets the tone for this set - course meal. The soup is served with tofu and chicken, and the thick consistency is soothing after a long day at work. Topped with herbs, the soup also has glass noodles and carrots.
Next up is some freshly prepared hot Vegetarian Char Siu Bun, wrapped in a green coat. With its spring onion and carrots, it’s a veggie lover’s delight. The Asparagus and Water Chestnut Dumpling, on the other hand, has a mild yellow, glass-like transparent coating. The corn and water chestnut give the dumpling a fun nutty and crunchy flavour.
The Schezuan Mabo Tofu and Braised Chicken with Mushroom in Claypot pair well with Steamed Jasmine Rice. The curries are made with the right amount of soya sauce – just enough to be delicious without being bitter. The chunks of chicken are soft and saucy, but the raw ginger in it adds a slightly discomforting spicy crunch to the food. The Schezuan Mabo Tofu is sprinkled with red chilies and bits of garlic, adding a little spice to the otherwise saucy bowl.
The Chicken and Coriander Dumpling looks appealing with its purple coating. The flavours are well balanced and the meat has a smooth texture. But the Hargau tastes better than its chicken counterpart. The mild flavour of fresh prawns, with a fragrance of grain rice, is a delight.
End this quintessential lunch affair with Instagram-able desserts such as the Chocolate Pebble and the Red Fruit Fromage. The Red Fruit Fromage looks classy and won’t need any photo filter. The creamy fromage topped with berries evens out the sourness of the strawberry-like sorbet. For chocoholics, the Chocolate Pebble can be a taste of paradise. Made with dark chocolates, it can be a little bitter. If you do not enjoy pure chocolate, try it with some vanilla sorbet.
Cost: `988 for vegetarian and `1,088 for non-vegetarian