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Waldorf brings back instant rushes of golden memories of sumptuous Chinese food in a rich, red decor of the original eatery on Park Street. Although it fed many a Calcuttan and was an establishment to reckon with and saw crowds thronging the place, the Waldorf of today is a far cry from what it was in the 70s and 80s. Located now on Russell Street, the menu lists a string of names of Chinese and Thai dishes but you'll get neither the quality nor the taste of the yesteryears. The dishes you can go for are Lobster in Schezwan Sauce, Crispy Chilli Lamb and the Whole Mandarin Fish. The Thai dishes are fairly in demand as well.

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This is a Pan Asian journey, but not as we know it in the city. Kolkata is used to a rather elaborate setting for the kind of cuisine in conversation, with at least a master chef or two with much expertise up their sleeves, state of the art equipment and ingredients displayed with great care. Now expect to be surprised at Wok Anthems, the first of its kind of 100-something sq ft take away counter for the same cuisine, where a local entrepreneur is serving almost the same variety, putting his own modern spin. Bravo!

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There is no restaurant seating. But the setting on the courtyard at the City Centre Mall is perfect for a food theatre! The bright backlit kiosk stands out to entertain the ample amphitheatre seating spread around the specifically designed adda zone. Just pick up the order tray and sit anywhere to share your meal under the moonlit sky. And inside the tiny kiosk...there's lots going on. We watch with great attention as the staff move around a live wok on induction top to dress up and professionally pack our order into single portion take away boxes.

Food

The menu is quite a representation of the street foods of Japan, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia and China, best broken into "Nibblers", "Gobblers", "The Party Section". The ubiquitous Sushi takes up a whole section, but there are other intriguing dishes we did not expect to see in this format! We order a take away, in no particular order of preference. Chicken Satay (Rs. 100), Tempura Fried Veggies (Rs. 90), General Tso's Potatoes (Rs. 90), Seafood Bento Sushi (Rs. 299 for 8 pieces), Nasi Goreng (Rs. 100), Honey Chicken (Rs. 100), Thai Chicken Green Curry (Rs. 145), Mum's Khow Suey (Rs. 150). As the promotion of the month we get the Pad Thai (Rs. 115) free.

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There is a distinct prettiness about the presentation. The food is still warm as we set out at home. We kick start with the grilled Satay and its juicy chewiness, served with a gooey peanut sauce. The fries use broccoli, eggplant and baby corn, but is nowhere near Tempura batter, rather crispy set of home fries. The General's potatoes and the Honey Chicken use a sticky spicy honey sauce, not too pleasing to our palate. The box of Sushi comes with great expectation, sufficient variety with Nigiri, Maki, California Roll etc. but is a mixed bag - some lacks freshness, yet some welcome with a tang of soya and wasabi. In the staples, the richness of the Burmese creamy Khow Suey with its assorted condiments makes up for the ordinary Thai flat noodles Pad Thai and the Indonesian Fried rice, Nasi Goreng. And at the end the meal is perked up by the Thai Green curry with its cluster of vegetables and chicken.

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