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The Chinese way


IF ONE thought traditional artefacts and architecture suited the insides of a museum best, one should visit China Garden restaurant in Greater Kailash M-Block market, to get a taste of Nelson Wang's latest recipe for success. The restaurant, spread over five floors, has a seating arrangement for 200 people and offers a fine mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.

Within minutes of entering the restaurant, with its warm lighting, closed curtains, and remarkable interiors one is cut off from the noise of the marketplace. Replicas of swords and teapots from Chinese dynasties, proverbs embossed on bamboo canvasses, and decor of ivory and jade adorn the restaurant.

Wang is conscious of the popularity of Chinese food in Delhi but at the same time is dismissive of it, terming it "Punjabi Chinese food". He intends to change this thoughtless "mix and match" of ingredients by introducing a variety of recipes, traditional preparations as well as some of his own creations.

Before starting the meal, one must try out the jasmine tea, a traditional Chinese beverage with a distinct flavour. A delicacy that shouldn't be missed is the gin chicken, a fine alternative to the momos one is so used to in Delhi markets. The pan fried noodles, rich in vegetables, are also worth trying. Wang offers customers four different sauces to choose from, to suit individual palates. There are enough options for vegetarians. And for non-vegetarians, a variety of seafood is on offer. Although just a month old in the Capital, Wang's restaurant has been a successful venture in Mumbai for the past 15 years. Wang is very particular about retaining his identity and Knowledge as a master chef, and blends it well with his role as a restaurateur. Perhaps it is this dedication to quality that has helped China Garden bag the title of Best Restaurant by Hotel and Food Service Review of India as many as 11 times.

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