These days, being diabetic is as common as owning a smartphone.
“Hey you own a samsung smartphone? Me too”
“Hey are you diabetic? Me too”
We all must have at least one among our relatives, friends or in colleagues diagnosed with diabetes. But it is not something like a common cold which can be treated easily. Major lifestyle changes are to be considered especially the food intake.
‘No Sugar and Low Calories’ is the mantra to be followed which often results in a boring, tasteless meal. But, Park Hyatt came up with an excelled idea of providing a lip smacking menu designed by Dr. Waseem and executed by Chef. Vamsi.
Diabetic Trails at The Flying Elephant Park Hyatt Chennai has the following items in their diabetic friendly menu.
- Turkish Lentil and Burgil soup, with Chick peas, Dried mint and coriander. (131 calories)
- Chicken Wanton soup, spring onions, pak chop and sesame oil (184 calories)
- Quinoa and Pomegranate salad, orange , spinach, zucchini, celery, with a passion fruit dressing. (92 calories)
- Chargrilled Marinated Vegetables salad, pear radish, with a miso dressing with roasted oat crumbs. (130 calories)
- Tandoori Lassoni Jhinga: which is a garlic flavoured prawn, cooked in a tandoor served with a mint sauce (194 calories )
- Brown Rice Congee, stir fried asian greens, with shiitake mushrooms, ginger and spring onions (232 Calories)
- Braised lentils,poached egg, steamed swiss char, onion escabeche, parsley pesto (252 calories)
- Whole wheat pizza, ricotta, parsley, sumac, quinoa, apple said (294 calories )
- Steamed Chilean Sea Bass in a tomato fennel broth, damage, carrots and cress (282 calories)
- Dahi Methi Murg: Chicken with yoghurt, fenugreek leaf, steamed brown rice and salad ( 332 calories )
- Lemon Cheesecake mousse, berry Compote and papaya (342 calories )
- Peanut butter frozen yoghurt cups , oats, granola and pomegranate
And a few mocktails
The dining experience was definitely one of a kind. Such exquisite dishes cooked with proper care and served in a classic way should be experienced by everyone irrespective of being diabetic or not 🙂
My favorites were pizza, dahi methi murg and of course Steamed Chilean Sea Bass. When it comes to fish, I always prefer the spicy fish gravy and fish roast. I was reluctant to even taste the Chilean but I am really glad that I did 🙂
Food blogging is making me to come out of my comfort (food) zone and experiment a lot. Hoping to explore more 🙂
PS – Unfortunately, I was not able to click proper pics because of the dim lighting. So shamelessly borrowed a few pics from Dr.Madhu of whinendine. Do check out his awesome food blog 🙂