If you are fond of Asian Cuisine, then you must be aware of the fact, how difficult it is to get authentic Asian Cuisine in Delhi. Recently I visited Sakura and become a fan of there pan-Asian delicacies. They have recently added authentic Japanese Cuisine to the menu.
The fine-dining Japanese restaurant is not only sleek and stylish but has won loads of accolades and awards. The new pan-Asian menu not only brings to the diners aromatic flavors and enticing dishes but also provide a whole new dining affair. The menu is curated by Mr. Swapnadeep Mukherjee, Head Chef, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Delhi.
The pan-Asian menu mainly consists of food from East Asia, South East Asia, and Central Asia. East Asia region includes Korea, Taiwan, and China. South East Asia includes Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, and Mongolia from Central Asia completes the pan-Asian triangle. Food connoisseurs can find an array of Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian delicacies from these regions. They are further mixed with Japanese spice and herbs, to lend an extraordinary fusion of taste for the food connoisseurs.
In starters in vegetarian I went for Avacado Salsa Salad, it is made from avocado, kaffir, chili, onion & bread cracker. The salad is light on the stomach and tastes good, it has a refreshing lemongrass taste to it. Next, I opted Som Tam, this constitutes raw papaya, long bean, cherry tomato, palm sugar, lemon, roasted peanut, chili & garlic. It leaves a tangy taste and trust me, one serving will not be enough.
In non-vegetarian we asked for Spicy Salmon Ceviche, this is made of raw salmon, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, Galangal, chili, Lemon & onions. This dish is for all those, who love spicy food. Asian cuisine by its origin is not very spicy, so one can enjoy the food freely.
In appetizer one can opt Gochujang Chicken, if you have kids, they will definitely love it. It is again tangy not spicy and has a distant garlic flavor to it. In fact, it is quite filling too.
For vegetarians, the best-suggested option is Poh pia Je -Thai vegetable spring rolls. One can often see that if the spring rolls are not consumed immediately, they become soggy. But Poh pia Je definitely stands out. The spring rolls remained crispy with a delicious fill of cabbage and other vegetables.
Now comes the turn of the main course, I was so full but have heard a lot about Sakura’s famous- Crispy Garlic Broccoli and Asparagus. The broccoli and Asparagus are sautéed with soy, further topped with crispy garlic. So cannot resist having them with chili garlic noodles. In the desert I went by the chef’s recommendation and enjoyed it thoroughly, I had date pancake with ice cream. But if you are not a fan of dates then go for Litchi with ice cream.
So next time whenever you are in CP make it a point to visit Sakura. It is very conveniently and peacefully located. Finding parking is also not much of a problem, the hotel also has ample parking facility available.
Lunch: 1200 hrs – 1430 hrs
Dinner: 1800 hrs – 2300 hrs
Meal for Two: INR 3000 + tax (without alcohol)
Address: Sakura, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Bangla Sahib Road, New Delhi, 110001
T: 011 – 42500200