The careful interplay of flavours and textures resulting in well-balanced dishes is the hallmark of the simple but delicious Chinese food here. The menu is an exercise in choices as it offers abundant options, for non-vegetarians and vegetarians alike. The bar menu is equally exhaustive. The elegant but no-fuss décor makes this place a hot spot for families as well as corporate diners. The 'Steamed Crystal Dumplings' are delicate and easy-on-the-palate. 'Pan Grilled Crab Cakes' and 'Prawns Hargao' are apt for non-vegetarians to start their meal with. 'Konjee Crispy Lamb' is bound to get your instant vote as the lamb is succulent yet crunchy and the flavours intense. It is heartening to see all-time favourites like 'Crackling Spinach and Fukien Crabmeat Fried Rice' still on the menu. The food sans any preservatives and flavour enhancers is a treat for the palate. 'Honey Noodles with Almond Flakes' and 'Coconut Caramel Custard' are desserts you can relish. Service is efficient and the staff polite and warm. Each dish comes in 2 portion sizes so one can order accordingly.
Chinese cuisine was the first cuisine that touched our hearts and country after Indian fare. The honey chilli potato, spring rolls, manchrian, chowmein, fried rice, dumplings are still existent on streets. We have fallen in love with this amazing cuisine that has fast become our comfort food. We have indianised the cuisine by tweaking it as our own. One of the best Chinese restaurant in the city is Mainland china Asia Kitchen, Oberoi Mall, Goregaon East, Mumbai. The restaurant serves mouth-watering Chinese cuisine. The loyalists of Chinese cuisine visit this restaurant often claiming that there is nothing like Mainland China. The interiors are casual and brightly lit. It’s comfortable as it should be while enjoying soul food. From the moment you step on the premises you are reminded of China with the circular gate guarded by the twin dragons. Terracotta soldiers flanking the entrance looks so formidable.
Mainland china is known for its wonderfully authentic cuisine. Dumplings or ‘heart’s delight’ as it means in Chinese are served in bamboo steamers in various forms and flavours. The starters are made from chicken, seafood, vegetables and meat. Hunan prawns, pan fried chilli fish, crispy potatoes with lime & chillies, lemon grass grilled chicken, barbequed skewered king prawns, crackling spinach, crispy corn chilli pepper are some of the fine examples. For mains chef cooks variety of dishes. Poached fish with Thai herbs, chilli basil fish, stewed king prawns with Thai herbs, sliced chicken with celery & wine, burnt garlic fish with seasonal greens, roast lamb, okra and potato in black bean sauce, mapo tofu with mushrooms, wok tossed greens with garlic are delightful. Specially fried jumbo prawns. Rice and noodles are presented in shallow bowls in enticing way garnished with fried egg or spring onion. If you want a lighter meal opt for piping hot soups. Eight treasure soup is worth trying. The food presentation has been kept in mind too. Beautiful coloured bowls, platters and bamboo steamers are used to display fare in most innovative way.
The misconception that Chinese normally don’t serve sweets mainland china has a small but delicious dessert section. Besides hot chocolate rolls, honey noodles with almond flakes and caramel sponge cake with toffee sauce is served. The staff is friendly and smiling. Though some may consider the restaurant expensive it has only managed to deliver on the promise of authentic Chinese cuisine. Money doesn’t matter where there is quality involved. So visit mainland china soon and draw your own memories.
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