| Chefs at Chanakya present some dishes for the festival. Picture by Nagendra Kumar Singh |
If watching Yuvraj Singh smash bowlers around the park while you gorge on authentic Oriental fare gives you a high, head straight for a grub fest in the city.
The 10-day food festival, slated to start from Friday and christened “Chanakya to China” would serve exotic cuisines at Samrat restaurant of hotel Chanakya.
A giant screen would also beam live cricket matches of the ongoing 2012 ICC World Twenty20.
Apart from tom yum, the soup list has tom kha, chicken dumpling soup, prawn and glass noodle soup and others. These come in a variety of categories and prices.
Priced between Rs 130 and Rs 195, you can have your pick in vegetable, chicken or prawn categories.
The salad menu, too, is impressive with the Indonesian gado gado salad and the Thai chicken salad.
The dim-sum would be served in varieties, including almond and veg sui mai, water chestnut and corn sui mai, chicken and cilantro dumpling and prawn dumpling rice coating, all priced between Rs 299 and Rs 599.
“Talking of starters, customers would not be able to resist digging into basil chicken on lettuce cups, crispy veg with tamarind chilli coat, chicken winglet in Thai chilli coat, garlic chilli prawn butter, crispy fish with Oriental salsa coat and others. These have been priced between Rs 200 and Rs 399. The sauces used in the preparation have been brought from New Delhi and Calcutta,” said head chef Dhiren Chhetri.
For the main course, take a pick from the lip-smacking delights consisting of Thai basil chicken, Oriental veg with water chestnut toban dzan sauce, Indonesian chicken rending, slice lamb in sambal sauce and more. There is also lobster, served in choices of hot bean, soya chilli and lemon chilly sauce. The main course is priced between Rs 325 and Rs 850.
A variety of rice and noodles would also be served. The culinary affair can end on a sweet note with generous helpings of desserts like darsan nut, chocolate ganache, apple and cinnamon pancake.