Show all timings
This is a haven for Chinese food lovers and the whole idea of some good Chinese food starts and ends here. With the ambience that is perfect for all sorts of guests, a good date, a great corporate lunch or a nice family Sunday Brunch: you are all sorted! There is a lot of black and reds that you can see around yourself, it is all the part of the stellar ambience it can be. The service is usually super quick. The food menu and the drinks menu are very well thought about, it all comes together when you order one dish from each category. The dimsums include a varied range of classics with some new and modern-age flavours too. for instance, we have always loved the ‘Basil and Vegetable Dumplings’ but soon the ‘Edamame and Truffle Oil Dumplings’ have taken over the regulars. They are all very well made and the better part is that the regular and large portion sizes is a good indication that you can save a lot of food instead of wasting it, they are also priced marginally different. We highly recommend the 'Eight Treasure Soup' that is totally worthy and it comes with an assortment of eight vegetables with a ginger-garlic broth. The appetizers include the regular 'Chicken and Red meat' or 'Tofu tossed in Hot Garlic Sauce' or 'Black Bean Sauce' and maybe even just the classic 'Stir Fry'. You can see a similar pattern is followed in the mains and large plates as well. We love the ‘Crispy Pan Fried Noodles with Sichuan Sauce’ and you can pair these with any of the curries you love. The portion sizes of the mains are quite massive so make sure you have enough room for sharing the food. The desserts are very simply made and it actually is a good idea to see a lot of inspiration from Coconut, Mango and Dates being used instead of the regular sugar-laden stuff.
The mandarin charm of ‘Mainland China’ has attracted the punters for years but what ensnared them was its delicious food served with a lot of love. The love affair with Chinese cuisine has been going on for decades and these passing years have only heightened the appeal of this wonderful cuisine. For residents of Aundh, Pune, Hotel Shree Nanda Excellency is their go to destination for scrumptious Chinese fare whenever the craving hits them. The hotel is home to the very popular Chinese restaurant ‘Mainland China’. The comfortable and elegant appeal of the restaurant earns the place a steady flow of regulars who pop in time over time to gorge onto the delicious spread of Chinese dishes. Authentically decorated the restaurant has a clear image of being a Chinese restaurant. Statues of terracotta warriors greet you as you enter the establishment which is rather charming. Generously spacious and cheerfully lit the room is attractive and uplifting.
Staff of Mainland China is a well-trained lot who makes it their mission to give you a memorable evening. Their menu may not be unnecessarily long but has all the key dishes to impress you. Seafood gets a lot of attention here so for those who like their fish will find the menu a true delight. Begin the mandarin journey with a selection of delicious appetizers such as, sweet & spicy jumbo prawns, aromatic chicken with garlic, Sichuan chilli babycorn, all-time favourite crackling spinach, konjee crispy lamb, peppery lemon soup, shanghai spring rolls, prawn siu mai, eight treasure soup, prawns salt & pepper, diced chicken with assorted pepper & ginger, pan fried chilli fish, drums of heaven, hot & sour soup, fried chicken wontons, chicken Taipei, stir fried mushrooms ginger chilli and yue yang spicy barbequed fish.
If the appetizers have impressed you then wait no more and dig into the mains with a relish. Mainland China does a fab chilli basil fish, prawns hubei style, general Tao’s favourite chicken, roast lamb in a sauce of your choice, four treasure vegetables in hunan sauce, okra and potato in black bean sauce, freshwater whole bekti steamed or braised, burnt garlic fish with seasonal greens and slow fried jumbo prawns. Pair the mains with wok tossed hakka noodles or egg fried rice. As the sweet finish ask for steamed coconut dumplings with honey butter sauce. Only medium pricey Mainland China is worth visiting regularly with family and friends.