Rice, the oriental restaurant at Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Dwarka is famous for its authentic Chinese cuisine, and right now is the perfect time to drop in for a visit, as they are currently hosting a Dim sum festival with some delicious and unique dim sums on offer. They have tried to use different ingredients such as wheat, ragi, buckwheat, etc. to create some amazing dim sums.
The restaurant is done up in a beautiful manner- with romantic lighting, gold accents, and soothing Asian music. The service is exceptional- as is expected from the brand, and the overall experience was superb.
We started off with a couple of mocktails- the Fruit Punch, which had a mix of pineapple juice, mango juice, orange juice, strawberry crush, and vanilla ice cream, was thick, creamy, and filling, and the Green Hornet, a spicy drink made with green chilies and mint muddled with sprite was spicy and refreshing.We began our meal with a Chicken Dumpling Soup, which had a clear, fragrant, and light broth with a strong garlic flavor, and vegetables cooked al dente. The dumplings in the soup were really nicely made as well.
We were then served the dim sum menu, along with four delectable dips.
The vegetarian menu had Crystal Mushroom, which was filled with diced shitake mushroom and coriander root; Vegetable Pomegranate, which was filled with celery, carrot, and chives in a cherry wine sauce, topped with pomegranate seeds; Spicy Jade, which was filled with chopped snow peas, red bell pepper, water chestnut, and shitake mushroom and a spicy tom yum broth; Spinach Corn, a delicately flavored one with American corn, spinach, tossed with garlic and sesame oil; and Tofu with Bamboo Shoot and Water Chestnuts, filled with small diced fresh farm tofu, bamboo shoot, and water chestnut coated with ragi flour.The non-veg menu had Prawns Hargaw, which had prawns mince with bamboo shoot, asparagus, potato starch, and wheat starch; Chicken Chili Oil, a lovely dim sum with minced chicken, water chestnut and coriander, served with a chili vinegar oil; Chicken Half Moon Pocket, a buckwheat flour dim sum stuffed with minced chicken marinated with cheese and scallion; Pan Seared Lamb Dim sum, having lamb mince and scallion marinated with oyster sauce served pan-fried; and Steamed Fish Ball, diced fish marinated with scallion, ginger, shallots, and oyster sauce in a super thin covering.We ended this delicious meal with some equally well-made desserts. The Date Pancakes consisted of strips of dates wrapped in wonton skin, deep fried to a crisp and served with vanilla ice cream, and the
Homemade Coconut and Jaggery Ice Cream had the perfect blend of flavors, and was absolutely delicious.This place definitely warrants a visit, and the innovation they have done with the different flours for the dim sums is something worth trying!
When: 27th January – 7th February
Location: Rice, Radisson Blu Hotel, Plot 4, Sector 13, Dwarka, New Delhi
Phone No.: +91 11 3090 8011