Sunday, April 26, 2009

Chung Wah Koramangala 5th Block

Saturday evening, Mr P, Mr VP and I go to watch a movie Little Zizou. Wonderful movie, and as usual, in India, movies that don't involve singing and dancing, and heroes chasing heroines (the classic love story), don't usually make it big. Boman Irani is fantastic in this movie (as usual), and the story is also a nice, family entertainer, centering around the theme of god men and holy men in religion, in this case the Parsi community.

After the movie, we walked around Koramangala, trying to decide where to go for dinner. We finally arrive at a place where there are four restaurants: La Terezza, China Pearl, Esplanade, and Chung Wah. Chinal Pearl had people waiting outside to get seated (at 9:30 PM!), La Terezza, I've been told isn't all that nice, so between Esplanade (Bengali cuisine) and Chung Wah, we chose Chung Wah coz we thought we could have a light Chinese meal and leave - that was mistake number 1.

And so we enter and are seated, and I notice these three words on the menu

Lovely! If only life were that simple. Mr VP and I ordered a plate of fried wontons while Mr p ordered a plate of steamed momos (no picture).

Chicken Fried Wontons

Mr P and I split a soup called the 3 Treasure soup, which had shitake mushrooms, glass noodles, and some other stuff that I can't remember, but the soup smelt good, and wsan't bad to taste either.

3 Treasure Soup

We'd never tried pork before at any restaurant for a long time, and so we ordered a plate of char shui pork and this thing was yummy. The fat was juicy and the pork itself was done well.

Char Shui Pork

For the main course, Mr VP and I ordered another pork dish with a Korean sounding name. Hung rui shu pork or something like that - well, it was the last name under the pork dishes. Thinly sliced pieces of pork with slices of carrot and red pepper in a gravy - it was very nice.

Korean sounding name Pork

Mr P ordered a Cottage Chees Chilly, and apart from the cottage cheese in it, we didn't quite find too many differences between the pork dish and this one. We didn't ponder too much on this and freak Mr P out (he's a lacto ovo vegan).

Cottage Cheese Chilly

A vegetable steamed rice was what Mr P ordered, and along with that he also ordered a veg Nasi Goreng for Mr VP and me.
Vegetable Steamed Rice

I had serious doubts if we could finish everything that we ordered - it simply seemed too much.
Nasi Goreng

But finish we did, and after dinner, we ambled out of the restaurant, wondering if we'd just roll down the street if we lost balance. I particularly felt nice and fat :) but we did manage to reach the mall (Forum) where we had parked, and the drive back home was blissful.

Food: One of the better 'Chinese' joints.
$$$: Total value for money. Not as cheap as a Chungs or some of the other smaller Chinese joints, but worth it.
Service: Decent
Verdict: Sure, go there if you're in the area.

Chung Wah, KHB Colony, 1st Floor, Adjacent to Esplanade, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore. Phone: 41607888, 41607999

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