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Get Lost in Heaven at Keiba’s Yunnan Food Festival

Keiba at the Mumbai racecourse invites diners to explore the unique cuisine of the Yunnan region.

Prawns in spinach rolls with black beans

Tucked away in a leafy corner of Mumbai’s iconic racecourse and overlooking the stables, lies Keiba, a restobar which offers up some mean Oriental cuisine, this side of the Great Wall.

Helmed by the affable Neeti Goel, Keiba has launched The Lost Heaven Festival which celebrates food from the Yunnan Province in south-western China.

What sets Yunnan cuisine apart from the normal “Chinese” cuisine we are so used to feasting on is that their preparations are quite spicy, and mushrooms are featured prominently. 

Braised eggplant with brussel sprouts tossed in Mala spices

Says Neeti, “After spending two weeks at the New East Cuisine College on the outskirts of Shanghai, I learned about this ancient cuisine which is available only in some parts of China and decided to bring the unknown cuisine to India. I further trained at the Chinese catering college for a programme and researched  on ancient cooking techniques (in hollow bamboo barks and wrapping food in lotus leaf and steaming).”

Needless to add, the menu is feast for gourmets and gourmands, alike. Some of the highlights in this menu are- Spicy lemon okra soup, Seafood broth with glass noodles soup, Lotus root tian tsin, Yunan tender chicken hot pot,  Da Jua Jia rice cakes with mixed seafood, Sea bass ginger soy with sauteed pak choy and much more to take you on a gastronomical journey.

Stir fried greens with cashews and bamboo shoots

The Yunanaese menu is available till 5th July, so don’t miss this opportunity to experience a never tried before festival at Keiba.

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Ranjit Rodricks is leading and well-known fashion editor who has not only lived, loved and breathed style for over two decades but has also worked closely with the best in the fashion business.

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