Aerocity is a place Delhi badly needed. Traveling every day to Gurgaon, we practically saw Aerocity develop. A group of hotels, at a stone’s throw from the airport is a luxury that travelers can have, specially in a city famous for its traffic.
Pride Plaza Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi just turned one on November 19, 2016 and we celebrated it with a meal at the in house pan-Asian restaurant Oriental Spice with fellow bloggers.
The first thing that strikes about this restaurant is the enormity – the huge open space of the restaurant and the ethnic decor and artifacts give out positive vibes. The fine dine has a live kitchen and live sushi counter at one corner where you can enjoy sushi, sashimi and other delicacies dished out by the chefs or you can occupy any of the aptly spaced tables, which allows you to enjoy your food and talks, without getting bothered by others.
everything here has positive vibes
the live sushi counter & kitchen
Our tasting menu started with a Malaysian Laksa Soup (Chicken/Prawn/Veg) – just one word, incredible. My fondness for Laksa may be at play here, but I thoroughly enjoyed my Laksa soup loaded with prawns and chicken.
malaysian laksa soup
The Dim Sum menu consists of a variety of dumplings, bao, shumai (shaomai) and gyozas (veg./non-veg.) – we tried almost everything on the menu, and nothing disappointed us – special mention for the chicken and lamb gyoza – the thin dough speaks for the expertise of the chefs.
It was the Sushi/Sashimi/Maki time next – Shake (salmon) sashimi; salmon, tuna, crab stick sushi from the non-veg. and kappa (cucumber), takuwan (takuan) (pickled radish), asparagus from the veg. section served with an array of sauce and the traditional soy and vinegar. We loved the freshness of the sushi/sashimi – which is its soul.
From The Teppanyaki section, the chef(s) made us our favorite noodles/rice with choice of meat/vegetables. Also dished out were Japanese Fried Rice and a variety of noodles with choice of sauces. We loved the Japanese Fried Rice, but the noodles got a little bitter from all the flambe.
teppanyaki noodles (assorted)
japanese fried rice
Having eaten too much, we had to skip the dessert (for once we couldn’t say we have a separate stomach for desserts :(), but we hear it was a Teppanyaki Fruit Pancake and Vanilla Ice Cream – missed it; next time!
Only open for dinner, a meal at Oriental Spice is warranted for the sushi/sashimi fans and lovers of pan-Asian cuisine.
Oriental Spice, Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi
7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
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