Our visit to ‘Restaurant of the week 2017’ had a grand beginning @ Golden Dragon, Taj Coramandel.
I am so glad that I booked well in advance this time, since I missed it last year.
The ambience and service are the best, particularly at one of the best Taj property, there is nothing more anyone can ask for.
The food was par excellence. Each dish that we had was flavoured to perfection and utter most care was taken to ensure our experience was good. Since my husband is allergic to MSG we had an option to drop it from our food. That only meant nothing was precooked and everything we had was fresh and made to order.
The seafood Bean curd soup,was wonderful blended and at the same time we could also experience the flavour of each ingredient in the soup, mild and subtle.
Our appetizer were, ‘Prawn Har Gao’ ( Prawn dimsum) one of their signature dishes at golden dragon and it sure deserves to be number one. It just melts in your mouth, if you close your eyes you could go to paradise.
The ‘Don Bok chicken’ was a deep fried appetizer with fresh flavour.
‘Peking Konjee crispy lamb’ was another of my personal favourites. Stripes of lamb fried and sautéed in flavourful sauce and bell peppers.
The main course was everything non-veg we could think about.
This one stole my heart, the ‘Steamed fish with Peking soya sauce’. The fish was steamed to perfection and rested on a silky bed of Peking soya sauce. Oh my God, it was just yum!
‘Braised pork belly with potato in spicy soya and garlic sauce’. This dish was nicely made and blended well with the fried rice.
‘Stir Fried Tenderloin and mushroom in Oyster sauce’ was polished off by my son even before we could smell it. The one person who hates mushroom polished off all of them. The dish was simply yum according to him.
The staples were nothing special to write home about. ‘Cantonese vegetable fried rice’ and ‘wok tossed chilli garlic noodles’ blended well with the main course.
The desserts were good, but the portions were very small. Taste wise my personal favourite was the ‘crispy date pancake’.
The home made ‘lychee and basil seed ice cream’ missed the flavour.
‘Chocolate terrine’ had a very good subtle flavour and was not too overwhelming.
Over all an excellent Evening! Please do not miss the restaurant of the week that is on till 15th October.