Chinese-wainese

Food is usually never a choice for topic on my blog. For the simple reason: I'm not much of a foodie. Although I like good food, I really don't have very strong taste buds and do not eat for the love of food. It is probably one of the reasons why cooking too is not my preferred activity. The husband is a complete opposite. I meant the eating part, not the cooking ;-)

However this month of marathon blogging will see a lot of exceptions to the rule :-)

We had the husband's nephew come over for a couple of days. So, yesterday afternoon, we decided to lunch out. With the husband and the nephew being lovers of the Chinese cuisine, we headed out to the newly opened branch of Mainland China.






We ordered Tofu in Hunan style for starters, exotic veggies in basil flavoured gravy for the main course along with some fried rice and hot wok Hakka noodles to go with it. We finished it off with an unusual choice (for us) for desert- ice cream spring rolls (spring rolls filled with vanilla ice-cream!)
I only remembered to click the pictures of the main course :-)


 Loved the interiors, pretty much similar to the one we had been to in Hyderabad.



 At the entrance:


 The food was quite good, a little expensive though. Chinese is one of the cuisines that kind of grows on you as you explore more of it- it has been so for me, at least. From a total non-lover of this cuisine, I have begun to like it more than I thought I would.

Happy Wednesday. people! It's also a special day -12/12/12, apparently. Anything special happening in your lives?

My post for day 12 in the marathon blogging..

22 comments:

  1. I like chinese any day...:) now, that I am a veggie the choice becomes very limited...:-( I like the date..:-)

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    1. I have begun to develop a taste for it over the years, Latha.
      I liked the date too :-)

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  2. Just back from China, where I hated the chinese food. But the indian chinese, I lowe! :))

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    1. Oh, is it? Authentic Chinese is not for us, I guess :-))

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    2. Me too!! I love Indian chinese. The authentic chinese, well it's too strong and overpowering for me :(

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  3. ooh, Mainland China, drool! actually for any indo-chinese food with that schejwan sauce! I love Chinese food:)

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    1. :-))) the hubby is a big fan of chinese too..

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  4. Mainland China stands out, and win hands down:)

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    1. :-) from another chinese food loving person, right? :-)

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  5. I don't enjoy Chinese cuisine much though I love the colour ambience in Mainland China:)

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    1. aah..yes, I can understand. I can't say I love it but I really don't mind it nowadays and even like it for a change.

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  6. Indian Chinese is whole separate cuisine invented in India :) I love it and never eat anything but Chinese in India. But I ve had the worst Chinese abroad , you can call it Authentic Chinese!
    I especially love the roadside gaadi wala chiness chowmein :D

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    1. Really? you like only chinese stuff in India? oh, why?? we have so much variety!

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  7. Today is 12th and you already have 12 comments.
    This newly opened Mainland China looks very much like the newly opened branch here in Whitefield Bangalore. Were you by any chance here in Bangalore?
    I have always heard that the authentic Chinese is awful and Indians always love the Indian Chinese. I wonder what the Indian Chinese have to say.
    Even I have started liking Chinese food, not very much, but once in a while it is quite nice for a change. I love Gobi Manchurian, and I also make it very well.

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    1. oh..the date and comments, a cool observation, Rama :-)
      yes, I have mentioned earlier that we seem to be neighbours :-)

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  8. Keep it up and you are doing fine in this marathon effort

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    1. thank you so much, sir..but this is not even half-way mark..hope to be till the end :-)

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  9. yesssssssssssssssssss I want some of that toooooooooooooooo

    when can i turn up ?


    Bikram's

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  10. i love indo chinese food and i have a special affair with this maimland china. mayb coz in my early job years all my outings used to b there and i used to love it.

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    1. yes, yes..many lovers of Indo-Chinese here :-)

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  11. One more big Indo-chinese fan :)... For me - Chungs bhi chalega many a time ;) !! Loved your clicks, equal importance to interiors and not just that plate of food ;).

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