Weird Chinese Meal in Delhi

I don’t know why we decided to have Chinese food in India although it is famous in some parts for Chindian food. But I just found the concoctions weird. The jasmine tea wasn’t steeped long enough and tasted really odd (perhaps the water as well as the tea leaves were off) and the Singapore noodles (although there is nothing like it in Singapore was just noodles with a generous dousing of curry powder). But at the end of the meal we were given complementary toffee ice cream that was out of this world. We were fawned over with complementary dishes and service, as it is in all restaurants in India, warm and wonderful. Guess we are just used to Singaporean Chinese food. For the record, I also don’t like the fake Chinese food in the US and some parts of Australia. Although, I’ve had really good cantonese meals in London and Perth restaurants.

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We felt a tad underdressed at the restaurant which seemed to be patronized by the elite in India. Saw many business people and socialites dressed to the nines at The House of Ming which is one of the posh restaurants at The Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi.

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2 Responses to Weird Chinese Meal in Delhi

  1. Laura says:

    You mentioning Singapore noodles did you ever have them in the UK? I was so naive when I first got here and assumed I’d be able to get some (though you can get something close at Fatty’s on Bencoolen Street). Ironically every trip home if we’ve had a Chinese meal and I’ve ordered Singapore noodles I’ve actually always come away a bit disappointed. I like to think perhaps my taste buds have become more cultivated to authentic Chinese food!

    • bookjunkie says:

      I didn’t have them in the UK, but I had really good lobster noodles in a Cantonese restaurant in London a long long time ago.

      Yes I think you’re probably used to Singapore Chinese food now. I think most of us crave for what we grew up with as well.

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