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This is a rich slice of Imperial Oriental elements set in an expansive sprawl. One can either choose to dine in decadence with the familiar Oriental delicacies or savour long forgotten flavours of simpler time. For starters, I loved the spicy pomelo salad, a perfect balance of flavours, though the ‘som tam’ did not match up to standards, it was not pounded as it should be nor was it addictively hot or refreshing. Malaysian satay and the good old crispy konjee lamb are good bets as is the Singaporean laksa of which the gravy has the two main ingredients aka the shrimp paste and coconut milk absolutely right, though I love it with cockles as well. The seabass from the Mei Kun Grill would thrill any palate, juicy, fresh and tender with a distinctly oriental flavour. The decadent wok-fried ‘mee goreng’ popular Asian style noodles, is a must try! I must add that the chef made me an amazing steamed brown rice with vegetables on request. Good wine list and the immaculate service make dining here a total experience.
As New Delhi’s food scene is evolving, many global cuisines are becoming approachable to us. We no longer have to wait for our next international trip to foreign waters to sample their exotic delicious regional food. The city is becoming multi-dimensional with all the worldly gastronomy pouring in, adding a new life to the food scene. Take Asian food for example. Several restaurants have taken upon themselves to explore the authentic food of Asia. If you are a huge Asian food buff and living in East Delhi then there is one place you should definitely check out, ‘Mei Kun’. The restaurant falls into the posh bracket and is a hot favorite of upper crust of New Delhi. We assure you, Mei Kun is worth travelling to The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Vivek Vihar, for.
Mei Kun concentrates on the exotic flavours of Pan Asia. High quality ingredients are used to create a menu so fine that your taste buds will swoon in delight. The menu trots across the entire Asian Continent, focusing on the regional food of different countries at the same time. Variety is mind-boggling. Choose a drink off their impressive sophisticated bar menu before indulging in the mouth-watering starters. Begin with, crispy lotus stem, glazed pork ribs, pla lard prik, Thai vegetable spring rolls, green beans & bamboo shoots salad, crispy honey chicken, konjee crispy lamb and chicken satay. For a more substantial bite feast on mains like, mee goreng, Chinese roast duck, stir fried lamb, wok fried bokchoy, steamed pomfret, Malaysian lamb curry, tiger prawns in chilli oyster sauce, Singapore chilli crab, wok tossed mix vegetables and crispy red snapper in sweet & sour sauce.
Choose a bowl of pan fried noodles to polish off the mains. If you are on the move, go for their meal combos to save precious time. Coddle your sweet tooth with an array of Asian-inspired desserts to conclude the meal. Sticky white rice pudding with coconut glaze, caramel banana truffle, deep-fried ice cream, green crème brulee with fresh fruits and basil mousse with blueberry coulis would do exceptionally. The homemade sorbets in interesting flavours creates a havoc on your tongue. Prices are expensive, beware. Mei Kun is a sophisticated and stylish fine dining restaurant. The upbeat chic dining room is designed in a tasteful and contemporary manner. If you want privacy for your group, ask to be seated in their private dining section.