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Now a business lunch


IF YOU are in a hurry and want to bite into a quick business lunch that offers you not one but a choice of two dishes, then the right place is the popular Zen restaurant located bang in the middle of the city at Connaught Place. Widely known for its Chinese delicacies, the restaurant has added news dishes for the guests in its menu, which includes the business lunch. "The `Business lunch' contains two main dishes with rice or noodle' and is available between 12:30 pm and 4 pm daily," says Manpreet Singh of Zen.

"We are into fourth generation in the restaurant business. Our elders had a restaurant in Pakistan before partition. In 1948, they opened the first restaurant in Delhi. Our associates are Copper Chimney restaurant, Chungma, Fujiya, Ginza, York hotel and York restaurant," adds Manpreet with pride.

Besides the business lunch, many authentic Chinese dishes have also been introduced for foreigners and tourists who visit the restaurant in large number. There is an extensive list of dishes for customers here right from juice to desserts such as mouth-watering appetisers like `crispy baby corn and mushrooms in chilli sauce, and soups namely vegetarian coriander lemon soup, and sukum wonton soup. The menu offers a wide range of delicious non-vegetarian dishes like `Zen special chicken, pan-fried chicken with honey sauce, lamb hot bean sauce, lamb Szechwan, dry lamb chilli'.

There are a variety of options for vegetarians also. The bean curd and vegetable dishes include spicy bean curd in black bean sauce, Zen special vegetables, young corn green peas with ginger and garlic, vegetable wontons tossed on garlic sauce. The desserts like honey apple, banana toffee, and date pancake with honey or chocolate ecstasy, really tickles the taste bud of customers. `Thai combos' is also served here with beer or soft drinks. Says Manpreet, "Zen has introduced an excellent collection of wines, champagne, cocktails and mocktails which go well with Chinese and Japanese food."

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