As Chinese people across the globe celebrate the Year Of The Rat – The Zodiacal Rat is the first of the repeating 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac, constituting part of the Chinese calendar system – House of Mandarin in Mumbai has launched a new menu to coincide with the occasion.
The “limited edition” menu features an array of dumplings such as the Wild Mushroom Dumpling, Exotic Vegetables & Basil Dumpling, Chicken & Mushroom Dumpling and Black Pepper Prawn Dumpling as starters.
For the main course, you can opt for Fujian Fried Rice with Black Mushroom, Fresh Mushroom, Water Chestnut & Asparagus; Mandarin style Glass Noodles with steamed Asparagus & Bell Pepper Sauce; Wok tossed Sliced Red Snapper with Sweet & Spicy Sauce or Classic Roast Chicken with Pok Choy, Black Mushroom & Oyster Sauce.
People who love a wide variety of choices will feel that this “limited edition” menu is a bit too limited. For example, there are no choices for soup. And in the starter section, there are just two vegetarian and two non-vegetarian options, as mentioned above. Ditto for the main course.
While the starring dishes are undoubtedly flavourful and the ingredients are absolutely fresh, we were expecting something more unusual, exotic, celebratory and out of the ordinary.
We particularly loved the well conjured up cocktails such as the Macau Sunrise, Beijing Cosmo & Ming Dynasty Marble. Don’t forget to try each of them for a heady buzz.
WHAT: Chinese New Year – Year Of The Rat menu
WHEN: Upto 11th February 2020
WHERE: House of Mandarin (Bandra & Powai outlets)
House of Mandarin, Bandra
Address: Classic Corner Building, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
Contact: 86555 55555 / 91567 00000
House of Mandarin, Powai
Address: Delphi Building, Orchard Ave, Hiranandani Gardens, Panchkutir Ganesh Nagar, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076
Contact: 98196 96196 / 98196 67196