Owing to the fact that they have a rating of 4+, I was expecting the food to be much better.
I used to live in Kolkata and I can tell that this was almost as good as the outlet there be it a Haka or a Mainland China.
I chose to go for the Weekday non veg buffet for Rs 415 AI where I was served a chicken coriander soup followed by chicken dumplings, seafood sui mai(fish and prawn), chicken lollipops, fish in hunan sauce, lemon chilly potatoes, oriental stir fried veg and veg wantons.
Chicken dumplings - 5/5 because I am a huge fan of these anyway and they met my expectations.
Seafood dumplings - 3/5, there was something terribly wrong with the seasoning!
Chicken lollipops - 3/5 Would've been better if they were more crispy than soggy on the crust.
Fish in hunan sauce - 4/5, seasoning could certainly be worked upon!
Lemon chilli potatoes - 2/5, I could barely taste the tanginess of the lemon juice! It only tasted of chillies.
Oriental stir fried veg - 4/5, perfectly seasoned! Only got a little soggy.
Veg wantons - 1/5, oily, terribly underseasoned and surprisingly raw insides.
Coming to buffets, you either expect the main course to be great or the starters!
Quite obviously, I wasn't expecting the main course to be GOOD and not to my surprise, it turned out to be so!
I was very excited to see lamb meatballs in schezuan sauce - Disappointing, texture and taste both!
The fish in oyester and brocolli sauce was my favourite!
Shrimp was decent, but not good.
Noodles, was uniformly cooked and well seasoned.
Thankfully, the waiters are extremely hospitable and somewhat catered to the needs of my taste buds. The manager that day, Mr Ratnesh replaced the portion of lamb meatballs for me with a brilliant lamb preparation in black bean sauce that was amazing.
Coming to desserts, the strawberry pastries were one of the best I'd had in a long time. Same for the caramel custard and the chocolate wantons. Only the kiwi mousse was a little below expectations.
I never leave ice creams in a buffet, no matter how fill I am. Hence I undoubtedly tried the softies out of sheer excitement.
However, they were not of the right temperature. By the time I got it to my table from the softie machine, it had melted to where it started from and along with it took my all my excitement down.
However, I'll undoubtedly come back here and the next time will hopefully be better!