Royal China, the in-house Chinese restaurant at Westin Hotel sure knows how to treat their patrons royally. With a fantastic Chinese themed ambiance and efficient service, Royal China ranks amongst the top places in Pune for Chinese and South East Asian Cuisine.
Recently I got a chance to lunch at this gorgeous place with my fellow friends and co-bloggers and below is a narrative of my experience.
The Fresh Lime Soda Salted was the standard fare with a nice, strong buzz from the soda.
|Fresh Lime Soda Salted [Rs. 195]|
The Chicken Clear Soup was one of the better soups I’ve had in recent times. Good flavorsome broth with crunchy veggies and tender chicken chunks, this one ticked all the right boxes for me. #YumYum
|Chicken Clear Soup [Rs. 250]|
The Fried Soft Corn Curd was a beauty on the plate, cut into diamond shaped pieces. Made with mashed sweet corn, it was extremely delicate and delicious. However the Golden Fried Prawns were slightly under and the smell was a little off-putting.
|Fried Soft Corn Curd [Rs. 350]|
|Golden Fried Prawns [Rs. 595]|
The Salt & Pepper Tofu, on the other hand, was extremely soft tofu cubes with accompanied by a spicy garnishment. Loved the spectrum of textures and flavors on the plate. #DeliciousDelicious
|Salt & Pepper Tofu [Rs. 450]|
Both the Steamed Vegetable Dumplings and the Chicken Shanghai Dumplings were stars in their own rights. Lovely translucent cover with generous amount of stuffing, what else does one wish for, from a humble dumpling? #HighlyRecommended
|Steamed Vegetable Dumplings [Rs. 295]|
|Chicken Shanghai Dumplings [Rs. 350]|
The Veg. Fukien Fried Rice was steamed rice topped with soya and veggies. The veggies were well-cooked and overall the dish had good flavors.
|Veg. Fukien Fried Rice [Rs. 350]|
Unfortunately the Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce and King Prawns in Spicy Kung Pao Sauce were both disappointing. Loved the black pepper sauce however excessive oil at the bottom reminded me of an oil well in the Middle East. And the spicy kung pao sauce was anything but spicy. Too much Indianization of the dish, ruined the authentic flavors for me.
|Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce [Rs. 550]|
|King Prawns in Spicy Kung Pao Sauce [Rs. 595]|
Staying true to the core USP of the place, which is Chinese cuisine, the dessert section too had some inspired dishes on offer. The Steamed Chocolate Buns were a mesmerizing sight and elicited quite a few “oohs” and “aahs” from our table when broken into. A perfect balance of the steamed bao and the chocolate filling, this was quite the showstopper. #YumYum #HighlyRecommended
|Steamed Chocolate Buns|
A serene ambiance with an authentic feel, super professional and efficient service and delicious food, Royal China has won accolades and every Punekar’s heart.
A big shout out to Urvi for inviting us and Team Royal China for hosting us.
I was invited for a complimentary food tasting event. This blog is a narrative of my experience at the event. These are my views that I have expressed in the blog. Others are most welcome to agree or disagree with the same.
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