China Club is an upscale restaurant serving authentic Chinese food with great ambience, soft music, amicable staff, sophisticated crowd, great interiors and no parking hassles. It is located at the Global Business Park in Gurgaon. Being located in the hub of a business centre, the crowd in and around the restaurant is very cosmopolitan. Since the offices close at night, there is no parking hassle. The restaurant is quite spacious, but getting a table on the weekends may take up to an hour. The solution: reserve a table from home and they will keep updating you about the vacancy status.
The décor of the restaurant in the Cantonese setting immediately catches one’s attention. The restaurant has made good use of red, golden and white colors. There is a separate bar area. The place is tastefully decorated, while maintaining the style quotient and subtlety. The Chinese artifacts used conform to the laws of Feng Shui. The hanging lights, vases and bamboo stalks give an authentic look to the restaurant. The seating has been arranged carefully and the table cloths are whiter than white! Every detail is well taken care of.
The place serves ‘non Indian Chinese’ food. It serves one of the best specialized Chinese foods available in Delhi and NCR. The menu offers more than 200 Szechwan delicacies. Many of the ingredients are imported from China. The flavour is unique and delectable enough to charge the taste buds. The taste of the soups is simply divine and it lingers on for long. Being a vegetarian, I drooled over the Lemon Coriander Soup. For non vegetarians, the Crab Soup and Seafood Soup are not to be missed. The drinks menu is also quite impressive with an amazing collection of wines. I always thought it was difficult to sip a great Daiquiri in any of the bars, but China Club proved me wrong. The taste stayed with me for hours. Among the mocktails, Mint Julep and Italian Smooch are highly recommended.
The appetizing starters are truly finger licking. I ordered corn dumplings and asparagus yacai, while the non vegetarians can try chicken shanghai buns along with prawns in dry chilli and garlic. In the main course, the restaurant offers great variety of prawns. Prawns with vegetable and white sauce and prawns in bean curd must be tried, to get the taste of how prawns should be. Other dishes are fish in spring onions, lobster in black pepper, and lamb in spring onions, double cooked pork, chicken with celery and chicken in oyster sauce. The vegetarians must not lose heart as there is sufficient variety for them too. Chinese greens in oyster sauce, mixed vegetable in bean curd sauce and egg plant are scrumptious dishes for them. The dishes can be ordered with noodles or steamed rice. You can even ask the waiters to slightly change the menu according to your taste. With their never-to-fade-away smile, they will be more than happy to oblige!
For the desserts, there are chocolate brownies which will leave you wanting more. There is also almond cake and almond praline ice cream for those with a sweet tooth. After the end of the meal, in case you are wondering that why weren’t you served Fortune Cookies in a Chinese restaurant, then the answer is- Fortune Cookies are an American concept.
The Chinese eat some fruit or sip tea. Thanks to that wonderful steward who gave me this piece of information. So we sipped hot Jasmine Tea after our sumptuous meal.
Since the restaurant is located in an office complex, it offers soups, appetizers, dimsums and wines for the ‘in betweeners’. It doesn’t close after lunch hours and serve people eating at odd hours.
The price range is at par with the rates of a five star but nobody is complaining! When you get delicious food, warm service and hospitality, and are treated like the Royalty, then every penny spent is worth the experience. Hence, just go there for a great meal and a wonderful experience, and I can assure you that you will not mind that burning hole in your pocket!
Address : Tower C, Global Business Park, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, Gurgaon
Telephone : +(91)-(124)-2566000,2566222
[Image source: http://www.manifestic.com/pandaland/images/chinese_food.jpg]