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Sushi Junction, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi

A delivery only Japanese outlet, Sushi Junction has taken the lead amongst the places serving authentic and quality Sushi with excellent service and rates. The second time I decided to explore Sushi was from here only and after having one roll, I could not stop myself from placing the order again and again.

Apart from sushi, the place also delivers other Japanese staple and trust me, when you order them, you will not complain.

The packaging is sophisticated and classy. The sushi boxes are adorable with cute little containers for the wasabi, soy sauce and pickled ginger.

During my recent binging from this place, I tasted the following items:

Fried Chicken Karaage: At first look, you will have apprehensions about this one. But let those chicken chunks visit your palate and then bask in the magic. The light crusty exterior is slightly chewy probably because it is fried in flour and the chunky succulent interior will melt into your mouth in no time. The subtle hints of garlic and soy sauce are add on. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Egg fried rice Yakimeshi combo salad: Before tasting this, I always assumed that Japanese dishes are tasteless and weird. But hell no! This one was so flavourful with every morsel screaming about the explosion of ingredients. The finely chopped bell peppers and French beans, caramelized onions, small soft chunks of chicken and eggs with well fried rice and no abhorrent odour are enough to leave anyone in a food coma. The chickpea salad with cherry tomatoes was raw and compliments the soft rice. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Veg Red Dragon Sushi Roll: Those crusty tempura flakes really make this a BOMB! The soft yet slightly crispy sticky rice enclosing crunchy asparagus, cucumber and carrots with the subtle sweet and salty flavours topped with tempura flakes and chopped spring onions can leave anyone spellbound. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Bourbon Sake Sushi Roll: When a Sushi roll is named after the smoothest drinks – Bourbon and Sake (Japanese Rice Wine), you do expect that smoothness to burst up in that sushi roll. This one is a crab stick and fish roe roll topped with smoked salmon. Every bite oozes freshness and lightness with slight sweet hints. The salmon is soft and good to dig into but is slightly salty. The crunchy cucumber compliments the soft salmon and crab. RECOMMENDED.

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Big Wong, D block market, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi

Let us move on over the Chinese dishes created in Indian flavours. Because authenticity of experience is so in demand these days. We wish to savour the real flavours of the Oriental and Thai dishes and this is where Big Wong comes in.

Let me get straight to the point. Big Wong is one if the few places high in flavours – the subtlety of their dimsums and non vegetarian preparations is a force to reckon with. And the ambience is a tad bit different from classy oriental environment. They have an amazing collection of retro, rock n roll and heavy metal songs which amps up the atmosphere.

I had a beautiful dinner there recently and I am able to recreate my experience here:

Chicken dimsums in thai herbs: I am amazed at the super soft and moist skin of the dimsums offered by Big Wong. And this particular one was no different. Add to it the sweet thai sauce with the prominence of lemon grass and what you get is an explosion of flavours. And let us not forget the freshness of the minced chicken. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Chicken dimsums in home made sauce: This one was responsible for giving me a major cough and sneeze attack. Because I was already suffering from cold and this was fiery hot with red chilli kernels dipped in soy sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for spice lovers.

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Prawn dimsums in thai herb: Whole prawns wrapped in soft dimsum sheets and topped with a light and sweet sauce. The freshness of lemongrass is so profound here, giving you an authentic Thai experience. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Thai basil fish: How can these guys make simple fish dish so out of the world? The fish pieces had a slightly crispy exterior and mushy interiors and were hot yet sweet in taste. The freshness of the fish is commendable here. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Chicken sake wine: If the softness of the chicken can be retained even after cooking it in heavy sauces, then the chef should be given an award. The chicken was so delicate and soft with ginger dominating the flavours. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Crab stick: Fresh and sweet as expected.

Tuna nigiri: Sweet again

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Prawn dumplings: Soft again with the fineness of prawn mince.

Corn and water chestnut dumplings: The freshness and crunchiness of water chestnut compliments the delicateness of sweet corn kernels. RECOMMENDED

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Crystal chicken dumplings: Moist to the core with super thin skin, this one is a tad bit different from the crystal dumplings served at other outlets. RECOMMENDED

Spicy salmon roll: Crispy but smelly and not very spicy.

Curry prawn dumplings: If you are a fan of the famed Thai green curry, you will fall head over heels with this one. The dainty prawn dumplings are warm and firm and adorned with a fine thai green curry. The profoundness of coconut milk, lemon grass and thai herbs is relishing.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Big Wong Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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The Delhi Palate Festival 2015

For a few years, Delhi NCR region has been witnessing many food festivals. This time, in 2015, the second edition of the Delhi Palate Festival was orgabised at PSOI, Chanakyapuri. Featuring many fancy restaurants, five star hotel chains and some recently launched food kiosks and bakeries, this festival was successful in attracting the food lovers of the Delhi NCR region.

I preferred to explore dishes here which I have never experienced before. The menu was a bit overpriced here which usually happens at all such festivals. I will list out the kiosks I visited here and the food served.

Market Café : I have visited their Khan market branch and was delighted to eat there. Keeping expectations, I decided to try their menu here. I ordered Chicken Satay skewers and they were served within five minutes. They were accompanied with a yoghurt dip. The chicken skewers were grilled chicken breasts pieces topped with a spicy red sauce and chopped spring onions. The name chilli sauce should be understated as it was nothing close to spicy. Moreover, the chicken pieces were not grilled well. The yoghurt dip was good though with the consistency of the dip being thick and creamy. It was sour and went well with skewers.

The Great Kebab Factory- I have never been to any of their outlets and was eager to try their kiosk here. Their kiosk was the most serene of all the kiosks at the festival. The white curtains were beautifully arranged with small décor pieces. Getting back to the food : I ordered the tangri chicken platter – three chicken tangri kebabs with a tandoori roti and dal makhani. The mint chutney served with the kebabs was one of the best I have had so far. The consistency was thick with the quantity of mint leaves being high lending it a tangy flavor. The green chillis added in it made it a bit spicy but bearable. The chicken pieces were grilled to perfection and were drenched in the spice mixture. The tandoori roti was chewy in texture and good to eat. The dal makhani was equally good.

Sartoria: I decided to order a take away from here for my family. The chicken lasagna and the vegetable pizza were attractive options so decided to order both. I was given a bag with the comments that this is my order but when I reached home, the bag had the lasagna and not the pizza. I got the number of the manager there from the Vasant Vihar branch of Sartoria. I talked to him and he decided to deliver the pizza to my address. By mistake, eight pizzas were sent instead of one and he stressed on giving them on the house to me. The pizzas had a thin crust and were a bit cold. The topping was not very delicious and the overall taste was bland. The lasagna was great with the rich creaminess of cheese making it more scrumptious. The red sauce and the vegetables – zuchhini, mushroom and the chicken were sautéed well and their individual flavours made the lasagna a heaven for Italian food lovers like me.

I also tried Salmon Sushi from a small kiosk whose name I don’t remember. The salmon slices were smooth in texture and the rice was crispy. My first experience with Sushi went well and I am eager to try more of them.