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A dash of flavours from across the Far East末 Thailand, Singapore, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan 末 can be enjoyed at a new address in City Centre Rajarhat, aptly titled The Orient.

The 70-seater, done up in grey and red, looks warm and cosy with two types of seating areas 末 big tables for boisterous team lunches and tables for two or four, separated by screens in traditional Chinese red. Besides an impressive selection of soups, salads, curries and noodles, there are dim sums and teas.

“The dim sums are made with either potato or red wheat starch and not flour, bringing down the gluten count and making it healthier,” says corporate chef Sumanta Chakrabarti. But it’s not just about the health aspect. The dim sum pastry is thin, almost translucent and the filling is juicy. Can’t understand what we are hinting at?! Try the Prawn and Zucchini Har Gou.

The vegetarian spread is also a must-try. “Vegetables like kai-lan (Chinese broccoli), pea aubergine, mini pak choi and baby pumpkin are not available in India, so we fly them in,” adds Sumanta. The vegetarian fare is equally delicious, especially the Crisp Tahu (juicy pieces of tofu that are fried and coated with chilli paste).

Non-vegetarian options include the Thai speciality Stir-fried Minced Chicken with Chilli Hot Basil and Sizzling Mongolian Lamb. Round it off with Spekkoek — a sweet and spicy layered cake — and Chocolate Pudding with Wasabi ice cream.

A meal for two costs Rs 1,200 (plus taxes).