Inside House of Mandarin, Bandra | New Opening
With the rise of globalisation and the internet, a lot of cultures and cuisines have made their way to our doorstep. Out of all of them, Chinese has managed to make a special place in our hearts. As food originating in China continues to gain in popularity, we have begun to see restaurants specialising in particular provinces of the country. One of these regions is Guangdong Province from where we get Cantonese cuisine that has managed to gain notoriety in Mumbai thanks to restaurants like Yauatcha and Hakkasan.
Brought to you by the team behind The Sassy Spoon, House of Mandarin is a new authentic Chinese restaurant in Bandra. Sticking to tradition amidst a wave of fusion and Asian eateries, House of Mandarin focuses on bringing you a real taste of chinese cuisine.
The menu has a strong focus on dim sums, which you can have steamed, pan fried or even baked. While the extensive dim sum selection does steal the spotlight, the Truffle and Edamame Dumplings, Prawn Har Gau, Corn & Water Chestnut Dumpling, Asparagus and Mushroom Cheung Fun and Roast Pork Puffs are all enticing options. In addition to those, you might also want to take note of the Crispy Duck, Salt and Pepper Prawns, Spicy Mapo Tofu, Jasmine Tea Smoked Organic Pork Ribs, Singapore Chilli Crab, and Flambé Fish.
The restaurant’s mixologist, Pranav Mody has created a beverage menu inspired by China. Signature cocktails include Crouching Tiger, Smokey Xiong, The Mandarin and Zhenzhen. For those without an appetite for alcohol there plenty of options as well. Noteworthy mocktails include Jade, Mandarin Xiaoling, Fěn Xue and Ruby Woo. Apart from which you can also choose between milkshakes, fresh juices and cold drinks. For the calorie conscious, there is also an oriental tea menu which will also appeal to purists.
To sweeten your meal there are bunch of options including but not limited to Banana Fritters, Molten chocolate steamed bun, Lemongrass crème brulee with biscotti and Rachel’s signature Belgian Chocolate and Mandarin Dome with cointreau.
This copper gold and terracotta themed 100 seater is a large enough venue for small family get-togethers and large groups of friends alike. If you would like a private space for dining, they have that available also. The dark furniture and soft lighting give the space a warm and welcoming vibe, while the food gives you an authentic chinese experience. All this paired with responsive and polite staff make this place worth frequenting.