Dynasty, the Pan Asian restaurant of Noor-Us-Sabah Palace is a regal-house of oriental-flavors in Bhopal. To get to Dynasty, we walked past the Marble Arch restaurant on the ground floor to arrive at this Oriental door. Strolling inside Noor-Us-Sabah Palace is a trip through an exquisite assemblage of collector’s items and remarkable decor. From arches to pillars, it’s all too soothing a nostalgia. However, Dynasty is the newest addition to the kitchen family, designed specially to cater to the authentic Asian cuisine demands.
At first glimpse, Dynasty is sheathed in an Eastern draped decor with hanging wooden ceilings and pagoda wall hangings. On the second look, this sophisticated restaurant is just the ideal place to enjoy an intimate dinner. Note that Dynasty remains closed at the lunchtime. During our stay at Noor Us Sabah Palace, we had the pleasure to savor a ‘delicious’ dinner at the Dynasty.
Our Eastern indulgence not only, roused all the senses, but also, had us order more food in the room. Dynasty’s progressive-menu is one-of-its-kind in Bhopal and from our experience, it sure has some interesting dishes on display. Executive Chef Suman Rakshit, famous for swirling magic with Nawabi cuisine, has curated a distinct menu for Dynasty. Born in Kolkata, Chef Rakshit is today the king of boundary-pushing dishes in Bhopal.
In a candid conversation, Chef Rakshit spoke about the new oriental menu he has designed, to cater to the palate of international guests as well as, locals with progressive tastebuds. Our dinner had us chop and change from Sichuan chili Babycorn (tossed with sweet-sour numbing spices) to Swan Chee, a chicken preparation with burnt chili and peanuts. In between, we tasted Tsinghua style Potato with Golden corn, Tai Chin Chicken, Zacatousi, and scrumptious honey glazed sesame chicken.
Of all the dishes, Tsinghua was a perfect harmony of starchy potatoes and sweet corn in a hot and tangy sauce. Tai Chin Chicken, on the other hand, is a sharply flavored dish served on the bed of crispy spinach. Zacatousi, the wok-fried Siamese chicken, cooked in black bean sauce was another interesting item. The stewed Semur Ayam had an authentic Asian touch to it while the honey glazed sesame chicken was an explosion of sweet and sour flavors.
The seating of the restaurant features plush sofas imbued in the shades of royal red and gold. Wherein the Japanese floor to ceiling architectural style is what makes dining in Dynasty exclusive.
Tucked away from Bhopal’s hullabaloo, Dynasty seamlessly revives Asian cuisine in the company of relaxing space and extraordinary service. If you are craving for authentic Asian cuisine in the city of Nawabs then Dynasty should be your next go-to restaurant.