This year’s week-long celebration of Chinese New Year at ChaoBella was a welcome break from the typical desi Chinese meals blanketed in Schezwan-Soy sauce that the majority folks are so well-acquainted with. Perhaps, on public demand, the bestselling items from the menu are incorporated into the permanent menu of the restaurant.
The items that made it are the following: Wanton Soup, Roast Duck, Cantonese Steam Fish, Lemon Chili Vegetables, Pork Ribs and Double Boiled Jun. those we absolutely love are the soup, the duck, the fish and therefore the jun (sweet white fungus).
And it’s wonderfully to get how the fungus – a crucial ingredient is a few parts of China – can start and end the meal. therefore the Wanton Soup uses the black fungus, which shares the feel and gossamer look of the Saprolegnia ferax within the jun dessert; the sole difference being the taste. within the soup, you can't tell the taste aside from the steaming mixture of Napa cabbage, wild mushroom, carrots and other stem vegetables graced with noodles. But the tight cluster of fungus lends a definite sweet taste that you simply can tell aside from the honey drizzle and Goji berry sprinkles, with a dose of the yellow marigold extract.
Duck lovers will savour the tender chunks of duck meat that sport a pleasant thick and crispy buttery coat, styled on the lines of the normal Peking Duck. The chef shared that no extra butter was added to the duck while it had been roasted over four hours within the oven, which the marginally greasy texture is that the results of it being cooked in its own fat that was released from its breast and skin. By the way, the duck is imported, corn-fed and till it gains a yellow colour.
The fish is deliciously island of its own, swimming in its soupy stock, and generously topped with rubberband thin girth of vegetable peels. Its a Sole fish and its red meat is tender, juicy with the proper crunch provided by the colorful bands plus the hydroponic green shoots that the restuarant grows inhouse!
In fact, please ask the chef to point out you the portable hydroponic setup, which involves growing the greens during a cuisine basket.
Please ask the chef to point out you the portable hydroponic setup at ChaoBella which involves growing their greens (that are topped on their meals) during a cuisine basket!
At: ChoaBella, Block A, Okhla phase II clinical trial , Okhla Industrial Area