There has been an upsoar in the number of Asian, Pan-Asian and Chinese restaurants we have in the city today. Another addition to the list is Djinggs – a brand new place that shares space with the much hailed Pan Indian restaurant – Veda. The Djinggs’ part of the space is donned with red Chinese umbrellas, minimal furniture details and traditional crafted chopsticks.
We started our Sichuan expedition at Veda X Djinggs with an assortment of dimsums – Pokchoy Spinach dumpling, pan fried mushroom dumplings, chicken sui mai and lamb pan fried dumpling. The dumplings were thin skinned and very fresh – the meaty stuffing could have been much more fresh and this was one of the rare occasions when i relished vegetarian dimsums more than the meat ones.
Pork bao – a freshly steamed, soft bao stuffed generously with delectable pork chunks.
Chilly garlic fish – battered, crispy fried fresh fish with pepper adding to the heat – the bite sized pieces were sprinkled over with burnt garlic. Very palatable.
Fresh beans dry chilly and garlic – A very simple yet embroidered with such beautiful flavors – tossed beans with chilly sauce and garlic.
Prawn sesame on toast – a famed dish by Social Offline – this was a richer, more luscious take on the same. A crispy piece of toast, smeared with minced prawns and topped with lightly tossed sesame seeds. The raddish cake – a little on the drier side, the raddish cake was a novel but not a very interesting piece.
For main course – Chicken claypot rice – Served in a traditional claypot, the chicken was very fresh, mingled with eggplant and steamed rice. Hakka noodles were well tossed and lightly flavored – just perfect. Sliced chilly chicken in Sichuan sauce was crispy and tossed with the chilly sichuan pepper sauce. Kung pao squid with peanuts and pepper was another interesting dish.
The Chinese delicacies were marshalled with a traditional Asian dessert – Darsaan with vanilla ice cream. Crispy noodles with honey served with ice cream was a beautiful whip.
Catch all the delicacies at its Indian counterpart, Veda – here.
What not to miss at Djinggs? Pachkoi spinach cristal dimsums, crispy french beans, prawn sesame on toast and the claypots.