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Swad Desh Videsh Ka, Sector 47, Gurgaon

Dhokla Papdi with Seenghdana Pesto: This appetiser is the best of three worlds – the spongy Dhokla, the crunchy Papdi and the lovely pungency of pesto sauce – each and every is a volcano of flavours.

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Mini Idli with Desi Ghee and Gunpowder Masala: Soft boiled mini idlis are always good, but what if they are tempered in Rai seeds and curry leaves to a crusty exterior that boasts of gunpowder? Can’t really say no to them!

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Mushroom Galouti Vol-Au-Vent: The mushroom pate has a smooth texture but let us not call it Galouti. The puff pastry is way too flaky and passable.

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Kathal Biryani with mirchi ka Salan and Raita: Biryani works for me but when it comes loaded with mellow jackfruit cubes – my my! This one was flavourful and not spicy at all!

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Chilli Garlic noodles: These lovely slurpy noodles were topped with crunchy caramelised garlic and were slightly spicy – a meal in itself!

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Jalebi with Rabri: Thin & crispy jalebis drenched in a rich creamy Rabri – could I have asked for more? Not to forget the soothing flavour and aroma of green cardamom and chopped pistachios.

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Naya, Anya Hotel, Gurgaon

Naya, the multi cuisine restaurant at Anya Hotel, Gurgaon believes in serving a plethora of dishes – a menu with over 70 dishes to boast and an ambience to relax and enjoy.

Naya has been more known for office get togethers and parties but they are slowly welcoming private functions and families as well. They have a sports area where you can play table tennis and home joy your meal at the same time.

Moksha: Full marks to the presentation – the chuski is coated with pomegranate & guava juice, aam panna and chaat masala and served in Martini glass – so that when the chuski melts, you get to taste the fresh sweet and tangy mocktail.

Mezze platter: The fine but grainy hummus, the creamy tzaziki & babaganoush, the slightly crunchy Fatoush, the bitter grainy pesto hummus perfectly compliment the airy & fluffy pita bread, sesame coated crunchy Lavash, crispy Falafel, juicy Za’atar chicken and soft Fish tuk made this a complete lip smacking meal.

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Prawn wanton soup: A very light sour soup with the goodness of luscious prawn dumplings.

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Crispy Tofu in Teriyaki sauce Asian greens: The tofu is definitely crispy but could have been mellow from inside.

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Miso Soy Chicken in Teriyaki sauce: Ahhh the sweet and sour medley of Teriyaki sauce with black pepper is enchanting. The chicken could have been juicier though.

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Chicken & Bacon Caesar Salad: The lettuce & the iceberg lettuce are definitely crunchy with tender chicken bits and crispy bacon strips. The light creamy texture is an add on.

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Chicken Tikka Pizza Handmade Pizza: The thin crust is so darn good with the high quality warm cheese giving the extra oomph factor. But let’s not forget the succulent chicken cubes in all their glory.

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Pepperoni Pizza: You know you are going to experience food gasm when pepperoni comes loaded in gooey cheese on a thin crust.

Sweet corn handmade pizza: Simplicity at its best!

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River sole Parmigiana: The sole is grilled to perfection with a cheese crust on top and served on a bed of creamy lemon & capers risotto – could not have been so good!

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Hakka noodles with tofu in black bean sauce and Kung Pao Chicken: The noodles are of a very fine variety and the Kung Pao chicken is so flavourful! The chicken cubes are luscious and served in a sticky gravy of onion-garlic-bell peppers along with crunchy peanuts. 

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Tofu tastes slightly sour because it is drenched in black bean sauce.

Chocolate Decadence: A gluten free, soft, gooey and ultra sinful dark chocolate cake with a mousse like texture – I actually finished this in one go.

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Apple and berry linzer torte: A type of meshed pie with warm tones and enclosing chopped apples and juicy berries. The flavour of cinnamon is very well pronounced here.

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China Club, MG Road, Gurgaon

One of the oldest fine dine restaurants in Gurgaon, China Club has developed a niche clientele of its own. The class apart dishes, the freshness of ingredients and the impeccable service are enough to attract Oriental cuisine lovers.

We were told by the manager that the majority of ingredients are sourced from China on a daily basis and the prawns are shipped straight from the Odissa coast.

Here are some of the dishes that we relished:

Crispy vegetables with ginger: Mushrooms and cauliflower lightly sauteed in ginger, garlic, green and red chillies with a very subtle tangy flavour – the vegetarian starter upped it’s game! Highly Recommended.

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Boiled chicken dimsum in spicy chilli sauce: The dimsums are of course bland but they are drenched in a super spicy chilli sauce and hence a very “runny nose” experience. Recommended.

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Home style sliced chicken with black fungus: Again super spicy and a runny nose. The chicken is however very tender and the mushrooms chewy. Recommended.

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Sauteed prawns in black pepper: Creamy and buttery prawns fried to crispy perfection and coated with finely grounded black pepper – enjoy the throat burning! Highly Recommended.

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Stir fried Chinese greens: The simple combination of asparagus, bok choy and broccoli stir fried in chopped garlic pairs perfectly well with the spicy prawns. Highly Recommended.

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Vegetable fried noodle: Slurpy noodles with crunchy vegetables – what more can you ask? Highly Recommended.

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Banana toffee dipped in chilled Brandy: This is a traditional Chinese dessert and is pretty unusual. The banana bits are deep fried and then caramelized and topped with sesame. These balls are then dipped in Brandy and hence develop a crusty shell. Highly Recommended.

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Nooba, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

I am slowly learning to move from Indianised versions of the global dishes and gradually falling in love with the authentic versions. Nooba provided a perfect opportunity for me to explore Schezwan cuisine fashioned from the expert hands of chefs from China.

Nooba should be recognized as a family restaurant with serene interiors. The staff is courteous and the managers know their cuisine very well. All the ingredients are imported from China so the authenticity is maintained.

Shredded Chicken: The chicken is fresh, juicy and not chewy which was a relief! The flavour is subtle and not too overpowering. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Fried Prawn: The prawns are fried but not deep fried and topped with peppery garnish and spring onions. The prawns were a fresh catch and tender in texture. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Asparagus in Bean Curd: Kudos to these guys for giving tofu an appealing texture. And kudos to the presentation as well! The lightly sautéed asparagus are delicately placed in crusty tofu and drenched in a light vinegar based sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Chicken & Black Mushroom Dimsums: The dainty mushrooms enclosing a very subtle mixture of finely chopped chicken mince and black mushrooms should be hogged on to even when not hungry. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Mixed Meat Noodles in White Garlic Sauce: Wok tossed Hakka Noodles with a plethora of vegetables, lamb and chicken in a silky smooth white garlic sauce – subtlety at its best! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Chocolate Roulade: Move over brownies, the delicately rolled chocolate rolls enclosing gooey chocolate syrup and served with a scoop of cool vanilla ice-cream is the perfect way to end a delicious meal. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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You got served, East of Kailash, New Delhi

Delivery: On time

Packaging: Hygienic and spill proof

Chicken Tikka: The ideal chicken tikka should be drenched in the tikka spices to the core, should be juicy and tangy. This one fulfilled all these criteria but was slightly salty. But I will HIGHLY RECOMMEND this.

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Afghani chicken tikka/Chicken malai tikka: Lord, please save me from the lovely taste of the afghani chicken tikka served here. Although slightly salty, the chicken pieces were slathered in the cream/yogurt mixture and grilled to perfection. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Veg Hakka Noodles: Thin noodles with oodles of vegetables never fail but a slight off taste in the cooking medium does spoil the experience.

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Shekaza, Kalkaji, New Delhi

There definitely arrives a time when you move over the glitzy restaurants serving fast food and return to the classy old school establishments which still serve the dishes of your childhood. Such places continue to improvise their dishes but maintain their uniqueness. And Shekaza is one such dine out restaurant which will impress you with their fine food and services.

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We have a thing for Britishesque or European interiors with minimalism and Shekaza is the epitome of such specifications. The restaurant portrays soothing paintings with peaceful environs.

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It has been running successfully for the past thirty years and with their impeccable service, we seriously wish they continue to achieve new milestones.

Non veg kebab platter: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Afghani chicken tikka – perfectly grilled and melt in the mouth

Fish tikka – extremely mellow and slightly tangy fish pieces with a subtle crusty exterior.

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Gilaafi kebabs – firm and flavourful with hints of sweetness because of the presence of chopped bell peppers.

Chicken tikka – Spicy and tender chicken pieces which are difficult to resist

Drums of Heaven: For a change, this was hot but not spicy to the point of burning your palate. The magic of chopped onion and garlic along with a slight drizzle of vinegar and honey on a crusty leg piece of fried chicken can leave you in splits. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Dahi ke kebab: The sweet yet sour hung curd deep fried in a crunchy exterior of a secret ingredient (we are aware but will not reveal) is bound to give you a major food gasm. The presence of chopped green chillies and bell peppers does give a different dimension to these lovelies. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Lemon chicken: Boneless chicken pieces drenched in a subtle yet tangy gravy of lemon and fresh vegetables – broccoli, carrots, baby corn, zuchhini, garlic, tomatoes, sweet corn and spring onions – maelstrom of flavours which can not be forgotten easily. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Shekaza special Hakka Noodles: The finest noodles tossed with boneless chicken chunks, eggs, carrots, mushrooms, bell peppers, broccoli and spinach and served to you without the addition of vinegar – could we stop ourselves? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Chicken Rara: Boneless chicken pieces drenched in a tomato based thick gravy of fine chicken keema – why not? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Overall rating: 5/5

Will we come here again? Yes and with family

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