Newly appointed chef Thomas hails from Canton province of China
I was in the mood for Oriental fare with my family, in the rare coolest climate in Mumbai; so we saunter over to Imperial China restaurant at Hilton hotel. The restaurant is elegantly designed, in shades of cream and gold with typical Chinese fans fitted on ceiling. The music is the soft-stringed affair and live Piano playing in the lobby.
At Imperial China you can really enjoy one of the best Chinese foods in pleasant atmosphere. The taste of food is authentic and has very good variety of vegetarian and non vegetarian delicacies that will ignite your taste buds in tranquil surrounding. You have a vast list of dishes included in the menu to choose from.
Newly appointed head chef Thomas Kai Lai who hails from Canton province of China creates authentic Chinese cuisine. He prefers to design menu for guests’s as per their liking and choices. Some guest like spicy, some like blend so he makes it with ease and authentic. We wanted to relish our food as per chef’s choice, so Chef Thomas along with restaurant Manager Mayank Bajpai designed our menu as per our likings. We really appreciate their selection of dishes which were splendid. We Began with Tom Kha soup both vegetarian and non vegetarian, it was piping hot and yummy.
As a wine lover I wanted to have something new World wine, so I opted for 120 Reserva Especial Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile. They have a vide selections of wines to choose from. To embark on our culinary journey we began with starters. Chef’s choice of starters was indeed tempting that included shanghai spring roll, vegetable dimsum, tofu chilli bean in vegetarian and chicken salt n pepper. Our main course consisted of vegetable basil rice, vegetable hakka noodles, vegetable kung pao, stir fried chinese green and fish in hot basil sauce. What I admire is the creativity of chef who made every dish to perfection.
My advice: When visiting Imperial China try the more exotic sounding dishes, rather than sticking to safe choices. Their chefs visit different parts of China every year and come back with some exceptional dishes.
My opinion: At Imperial China all types of Chinese delicacies is lip-smacking, scrumptious and finest in taste. The cost is also very reasonably priced despite being located in five star hotels. If you are a enthusiast of Chinese food then must visit. I will come again with my family and friends.
Where: Hilton Mumbai
Restaurant: Imperial China
Price for two: approximately Rs. 3500 without Alcohol
Timings: opens for dinner only
Contact: 2838 0000
MY RATING: Out of 5.