All the Chinese cuisine lovers out there, this is the best time to taste some Chinese delicacies as Wangs kitchen is celebrating Chinese new year across all its outlet till 28th of February.
4 food bloggers were invited to taste the special Chinese new year menu at the Wangs Kitchen Harrington road branch. The Chinese new year menu was separate from the regular menu. The menu consisted of soups, rice, noodles, appetizers and accompaniments. We had tasted almost all the non vegetarian options available on the menu and read on to know more 🙂
Chicken Red Sky Soup – A traditional Fujian soup with sliced chicken and shiitake mushroom served with golden fried onions and cubes of bread
The soup looked like a thick broth initially and as I was hungry, I started to have it that way only to find that it should have been mixed properly for the right consistency. Nevertheless, it tasted good and went well with the onion and bread cubes
Creamy Fujian (chicken) : Crisply fried in a peppery butter sauce and served with a creamy butter sauce
The chicken served was not that crispy but it was creamy enough. The butter sauce was nicely coated on the top of the chicken sprinkled with peanuts. This was the first time I was having chicken with peanuts and I quiet liked the combination.
Shanghai Crispy (chicken and prawn) : Sweet and sour spicy star anise flavoured, crisply fried topped with Chef’s special sauce
A perfect contrast in terms of spiciness and tanginess to the creamy fujian which was served first . A good combination of Chef’s special sauce with the crisply fried chicken and prawn. Totally loved it.
Shandong Surprise (chicken) : Flavoured with celery, wine and served with scrambled eggs.
Tasted really good but it lacked spiciness.
Royal Jinan (chicken) : Cooked in coconut milk, flavoured with fiery Nam Prik sauce
Another dish with spiciness and tanginess went well with the noodles.
Rice and Noodles
Ton Ton Canton Mein (chicken) : A moist dish of soft noodles, stirred with meat and topped with crushed peanuts
The soft noodles was less spicy in taste. Nevertheless, tasted good with the accompaniments
Sichuan Fried Noodles (chicken) : Soft noodles with a hint of ginger, served with meat and topped with peanuts
Unlike Ton Ton Canton Mein, the ginger added up a good flavour to the Sichuan noodles. May not be liked if you are not a fan of ginger.
Black Bean Chilli Noodles (chicken) : Soft noodles stir fried with meat and flavoured with black bean and chilli hunan styled sauce.
The spiciest of all the 3 noodles. This was the first time I was eating noodles flavoured with black bean. I enjoyed the unique flavour it offered along with the sauce
Hunan Rice in Thai Roasted Chilli (chicken) : Fluffy rice with thai roasted chilli
One of the best dishes served. Could be because I was craving for rice the other day 😛 Even though it looks like a regular schezwan fried rice it was nothing of that sort. The taste was unique and I took like 2-3 servings 🙂
We were surprised to know that there were no desserts on the special chinese menu but already decided to order something from the regular menu
Fried Ice cream : Tasting it for the first time ( too late, I know 🙁 ) I was amazed by this concept. Scared a little that the outer layer was extremely hot. The fellow foodies assured me that it was not hot and I could gulp on it without a second thought. I took their words and did so 😛 The outer layer could have been at least warm to actually experience this concept of fried ice cream but I guess by the time we took for clicking pictures, the outer layer had cooled down.
Sweet dumplings with coconut stuffing : Most of us know that the dumplings resembles one of our south Indian delicacies. The coconut stuffing was not so sweet which I liked and went well with the vanila ice cream.
Over all, I liked the special chinese menu at the wangs kitchen. If you are in to Chinese food, you should really give it a try.