Pan Asian specialty restaurant WokTok at The Grand, New Delhi blends in the
best of Asian culinary excellence of steaming, frying and tossing up the most
authentic of flavors by the chefs. It comprises of distinct components viz an
open kitchen that is encountered immediately on entering the restaurant; two
beautifully designed private dining rooms, the dining area and the outdoor
seating in the plush lawns.
glass façade gives way to the bright daylight and the monsoon drizzle can be seen
and experienced even when sitting inside sipping and biting into the most
invited to cover their ongoing Dimsums and Beer festival at WokTok. The staff
is friendly and always ready to serve you with a smile. The Chef welcomed me
and we placed ourselves in of their Private dining areas.
Chef Nilesh Dey who is a talent warehouse has recently
joined The Grand, New Delhi and has started showing his creativity in a real focused
manner , which can be very well seen in his dishes and offerings. We had a
great time together, chatting and discussing on the different styles of
cooking, cuisines, especially Mongolian and other oriental forms of grilling
etc. OMG, Chef Dey has so much in store with him, we could have continued for 3
days at a stretch talking on our favourite subject food and would have been
craving for more even after that.
Our ever so charming host, Deeksha Mishra (Head.
Marcomm. & PR) also accompanied us thru this yummy culinary journey and we
had loads of talks about the food scene at the hotel and otherwise….. But as
always our focus was on the specially curated Dimsums ….
The crunchy mix of mushrooms, asparagus, bok choy, water
chestnut, almonds and many more vegetables goes well as a stuffing for a Dimsum
and we had a perfect one to start for at WokTok.
kothe…. Hot as it was, I had a whale of
a time biting down on its marinated mince with spices wrapped in a just-perfect
starch sheet — and lightly pan-seared on one side. This was something quite
unusual as dimsums are usually steamed — or fried keeping in mind, Indian
A quick sip
of beer and it was time for another dimsum offering! But this time, it was with
a combination of dips – soya, garlic and chilli with a tinge of sweetness and
fresh coriander and caramelized onion relish …. With Pork char sui Bao and the
Sui Mai chicken Dimsums. The Bao was just perfect….Oh! I am feeling hungry ….
The soup with dimsums (leeks and ginger chicken dumplings) after that acted as
a perfect complement to this meal as it helped us wash down the already
ingested creations called Dimsums. The Dimsums were full of meat juices and
that too without the use of fat as informed to us by the Chef. Hats off to him and
his recipes, as Dimsums and oriental food as such is thought to be very healthy
and he has done his best to keep it that way.
little bit of creativity one can really go places because there are endless
combinations of fillings that you can opt for. For instance, seafood is now
being used which was previously not done, mostly Dimsums were made using lamb,
pork and chicken with a mix of veggies.
I, being the lucky one got a chance to savour some of the dishes from the new menu too,
which is yet to be launched. Some of them I had not even heard before. Quite
different and unusual but keeping the basics intact. But we will not get in too
much of details regarding that for now, lets focus only on the Dimsums.
WokTok is a hidden gem and is starting to shine again
with the new Chef and his team pumping all their energy into it. The F & B
scene is taking a drastic turn at The Grand, New Delhi and very soon will be
one of the best places to dine in the city.
Unlimited Dimsums & Draught Beer
Rs. 1245+ taxes per person
WokTok, The Grand New Delhi
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