Indore Marriott is all set to launch its new restaurant One Asia soon. So, what makes them different? Well! At first, Chef Hemant Sharki from China House, Grand Hyatt, Mumbai is now in Indore, to churn out unbelievably unique food-course for you. Then, navigating through One Asia’s cocktails-menu is just as much fun, as getting to taste, all that flavorsome food. Contrary to common belief, authentic Asian food is not quite bland! The only reason, it tastes different is that of the ingredients. For instance, East Asian cuisines avoid ingredients, that share the same flavor and rarely pair them together. Which, we had the pleasure to learn during one of our pre-opening dining excursion.
We savored quite a unique menu featuring dishes we had never tasted before. The evening rolled out its glamour with the standout centerpiece, “The Untold Story.” This impressive Scotch in a cocktail smoker box drew our attention, as soon as, it met our eyes. As the name goes, the Untold Story is one-of-the spiciest and smokiest whiskey we have ever tasted. With every sip, we relished the intense flavors of baked citrus and cinnamon.
This cocktail renaissance by Marriott International, is a classic example, of high-class mixology. For the love of Scotch, our next drink was the mixologist special “exotic whiskey blend,” a herbed Signature Cocktail.
Our culinary escapade was just as wonderful! Amongst the dishes that made it to our “will-order-again” list, were White & Black Dim sum, Asian style King Prawns, and Sesame Seed Balls. Each one of these Oriental dishes is unique, creative, and fun! What intrigued us most about the White and the Black dim sum was its extraordinary metallic glaze. And of course the variety of flavors! So, we reached out to Chef Hemant Sharki to learn the recipe secret. What he told us amazed us because who could have imagined that hand-crushed sesame powder could produce such incredible glaze.
The Asian style King Prawns, on the other hand, was a Chinese crustacean celebration served on the plate. A dish that marks festivities, in China, slathered with the holy trinity flavors comprising ginger, garlic, and spring onions. Fewer spices yet, remarkably delicious!
The Chinese Sesame Seed Balls smashed us in the dessert division. Jian Dui as they call it in China is a scrumptious fried Chinese pastry, stuffed with chewy lotus paste and coated with crispy sesame seeds.
One Asia will be a restaurant and bar all rolled into one! A restaurant lounge where you can indulge in a guilt-free, low-calorie high nutritional meal. Indeed, a ‘suave’ dining option for corporate executives, and entrepreneurs seeking quiet time. The sophisticated décor and contemporary design elements will be introduced to enhance the private dining space with a customized touch. Add to that a robust menu, a variety of signature cocktails, and incredible hospitality. We had a great experience relishing One Asia menu, and we owe it all to Devesh Rawat (GM) and Anuja Agarwal (PR) for their exemplary offerings.