-By Marryam H Reshii
Mainland China has a formula that has worked well for them. The interiors are always smart, with plenty of gold in the decor. Seating is comfortable. The food is far from authentic, but caters to the local palate. It is not surprising that it has become a hit with the family crowd. Prices are surprisingly low and the food caters to a certain taste profile: plenty of spices and sauces. The Dim Sum department has its takers too. Recommended are the Silken Tofu and Vegetable Clear Soup, the Steamed Whole Betki with Ginger and Soya, and the Sauteed Fresh River Water Prawns. Worth a shot too are the Pan Breast Okra in Sweet Chilli Sauce, Steamed Chicken, Sliced Chicken with Asparagus in Oyster Sauce, Cantonese Style Stir-Fried Greens, Crispy Chilli Corn, Crackling Spinach and Chinese Olives XO Fried Rice.
Review posted within last 6 month
"Great food...good ambiance..."
For a quiet family dinner mid-week, we chose Mainland China at GK-II, New Delhi…the restaurant is set off from the main thoroughfare…a small walk leads one to a grand entrance opening into a porch adorned with large Chinese artifacts. We were advised to head to the restaurant at the second floor using the elevator. The restaurant had impeccable interiors with right degree of illumination to set the mood for an enjoyable dining experience.
As the starter, we ordered chicken with steamed straw mushrooms sautéed in ginger sauce (Rs.495/-) – the dish was excellent in taste and aroma; it was served in good measure, enough for four of us. Next on our menu were a portion each of Eight Treasure soup with seafood (Rs.220/-) and that with chicken (Rs.210/-) - the soups were good with toned down aromatic spices. The main dishes namely, Crab Meat braised in sauce (Rs.650/-) and Duck braised in spicy hot sauce (Rs.650/-) along with the wok tossed veg hakka noodles (Rs.340/- for regular portion) worked wonders with our taste-buds.
While the food at Mainland China was simply great in taste, the final bill is little steep with three-tier tax structure (service charge@10%, VAT@12.5% and service tax of about 5%)! A dinner for two without any alcoholic beverages should cost around Rs.2000-2500/-.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
The food here at Mainland China has become so bad that it is almost impossible to eat. The sad thing about every restaurant is that when it opens everything is superb then after a few years it goes downhill and this restaurant has hit rock bottom. The wor
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