Yauatcha in Bangalore is an interesting destination to try out Dimsums!
So the Michelin star famed dimsum house “Yauatcha” opened its door to people in Bangalore in September and of course, I had to go try it and I went. The original or the first branch of Yauatcha in London is a Michelin star dimsum room, though India is not affiliated with the Michelin star body, Yauatcha says that they are trying to maintain the same standards as the one at London. Till India gets associated with the Michelin star body, this is as close as we can get.
Yauatcha’s first Indian restaurant opened in Bombay about an year ago and they have plans to move to other major cities soon. What strikes you the minute you enter Yauatcha is the casual yet artistically and carefully planned interior. Gorgeous work on the chair back, nice lights. All adds to the comfort that the place gives you. It’s not a place where one is supposed to be uptight and formal and BTW notice two menus in the picture? One is the vegetarian menu and the other is one which has both.
We started our meal predictably with dimsums 🙂 We had prawn shui mai and lamb dimsums and I have to admit these were the best dimsums I have eaten in Bangalore ever. Spot on, the shell, the filling, the steaming and the sauces.
We also tried the crispy duck rolls and I absolutely fell in love with it. The crunch in them and the sweetness of the soya with the silky smooth wrapper and perfectly cooked duck. Perfection.
For drinks, we stuck to jasmine tea and a passion fruit based mocktail, but I have heard good things about their cocktails. Gotta try them soon.
For the mains, we ordered pork belly, steamed rice and kung pao chicken. The pork belly was really brilliant. Perfect in every way. I personally didn’t care too much about the chicken though and the same for my lunch partner.
And moving on to my favorite part of the meal. Yes yes desserts! We had “Rasberry Delice” and “Milk Chocolate Praline” since the server said these are the fastest moving desserts. The Rasberry Delice took my breath away when I saw it. I sat and looked at it for two minutes before I could actually dare to break into it, the fact that the fellow diner was also a dessert freak and recent return from LCB did help since both of us were staring, and when we bit into it was yummy too. I personally did not enjoy the chocolate dessert though it may be, because it was milk chocolate and not dark. Also had the macrons and they were fab. Perfect texture which is usually hard to get.
I absolutely loved the food only I found it a tad too expensive,.I mean a meal for two for around 3K for a casual dining place. I think that might be the only thing that will prevent to be a regular there. Once again, faultless food.
1 MG Road Mall, MG Road, Bangalore.
Cost : Rs 2500++ (meal for two)
Parking : Mall has good parking.
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