Mr. Hong, an Oriental all-day dining restaurant and bar has opened its doors in Orion Mall,Bangalore serving up a great selection of inspiring dishes. Mr. Hong strives to offer the most authentic Asian fare in town together with comprehensive collection of teas from the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. Hong revolves around tea as the underlying theme infused in every aspect of the brand,from food and beverage recipes to interior design. Serving an eclectic range of tapas-like steamed or fried dishes such as the proverbial Chinese Dim Sums, Mr. Hong aims to epitomize Chinese and South Asian hospitality at its best.
It offers a quality experience at a value for money pricing,Mr Hong not only promises great tastes and flavors, but also exciting visual entertainment. It is a perfect destination spot for a business lunch, casual pre or post-show dinner or cocktail, high tea or family weekend brunch..
Set against a contemporary decor with subtle art deco undertones featuring Chinese artifacts such as clay pots and jars reminiscent of the age-old Tea trade, Mr. Hong’s dining room is both theatrical and welcoming.
We were seated and were immersed in the flavor of Chinese hospitality especially the cutlery such as sauces, Chinese Porcelain plates that attracted my attention.It gave us an sense of an authentic Chinese restaurant.
We were first offered the traditional authentic Jasmine tea,Jasmine pearl Tea and Rose Tea which was very flavorful and gave me life after a tiresome day.Moved on to taste some mocktails Apple Ginger mint,Orange chilli lemon, Guava Delight and Cucumber Elder Flower but my favorite was Orange Chilli lemon which has a tangy,citrus twist to it and they also serve beer.
South East Asian cuisines is known for its soups to start your meal and Mr Hong offered Tom Yum Veg Soup and Tom Yum Chicken Soup.It is a hot and sour soup made with authentic Thai flavors of coriander, chilli and basil and perfect to sooth your throat and your senses.
The next in the line is Som Tum Classic Salad is a Spicy Green Papaya Salad which is a popular dish from the North Eastern part of Thailand that combines spicy, sour and sweet flavors to make a classic dish. It is often served alongside barbecue or grilled chicken and a portion of sticky rice.
Spicy Pomelo Shrimp Salad is one of the most famous of all Thai salads, and a favorite among Thai food fans. Pomelo is a citrus fruit similar to grapefuit, but larger and tastes more like pink grapefruit than white. It is very unique and refreshing.
As we head to the main course,South East Asian meal is incomplete without 2 dishes, Rice and noodles.Before we had the main course.
We were served Steamed Veg Dumpling and Steamed Chicken Dumpling was steaming hot and had the authentic flavors steamed to soft, sticky perfection.It blends perfectly for tea tasting as per the chinese tradition, which has its roots in travelers on the ancient Silk Road. It refers to a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates.
Scallion sesame Veg Cake and Scallion sesame Chicken Cake is something i am trying for the first time and it was fluffy and soft and worth a try.
The highlights of the day was Crispy Lotus Stem,though have cooked them at home,but this was a transformation of sorts with the lotus steam A crispy fried lotus stem savory tossed with honey , shredded ginger , dry chillies and garnished with sesame seeds.This is chef Amit Specialty and loved every bit of it.
Stir Fried Veg in Chili Garlic ,Veg Shanghai rice , Veg Phad Thai Noodle and Chichen Phad Thai Noodle were the dishes we had and was tasty.
We finished the gastronomical experience with the desserts Peach cobbler.
To sum it up,Its a perfect place for all the Chinese and Thai food lovers in Bangalore and beyond to have a taste of real South East Asian Cuisines.Be it with family, friends or colleagues.The place suits one and all.I would definitely come back for the Crispy lotus stem.
Orion Mall, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Near Yeshwantpur, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
Ph no : 080 22682240