5 Real Chinese Dishes That Will Make You Skip Cheap Chinese In Mumbai

This article first appeared on Burrp.com while I was a writer there and is republished here only for personal use.

Authentic Chinese Restaurants In Mumbai You Should Try

Spicy Braised Pork Belly @ Yauatcha, Bandra Kurla Complex
The braised pork belly at Yauatcha has a well-balanced sweet and spicy flavour from the yellow bean sauce. The stacked pork belly is garnished with micro-greens (herbs) served with subtly sweet breadstick like Mantou Rolls.

Price: Rs 1,750 + taxes

Spicy Braised Pork Belly at Yauatcha, BKC


Jalapeno Peanut Chicken Bao @ Wok Express, All Outlets
A Chinese meal is incomplete without a bao (Chinese steamed buns) in Mumbai. Wok Express serves some of the most delicious baos in the city. A generous helping of spiced chicken and peanut mixture is stuffed on a bed of green jalapenos to give a spicy sour flavour from the chillies and jalapenos and nutty flavour from the peanuts, which makes it instantly desirable.

Price: Rs 150 + taxes

Jalapeno Peanut Chicken Bao, Wok Express, All Outlets

Lamb Burnt Chilli with Steamed Chinese Bread @ Sernyaa, All Outlets
Skip your local Chinese for something more authentic. Sliced lamb is marinated with Chinese wine and bean herbs before being pan-fried and cooked in burnt chilli sauce. The sweet and spicy lamb preparation is served with soft steamed Chinese bread. We won’t be surprised if you clean your plate to the last crumb after this meal. You can also try the Pork pancakes while there.

Price: Rs 390 (inclusive of taxes)

Also Read: These Unbelievably Meaty Kebabs Will Keep You Busy During Ramzan

Har Gau Dim sum @ Shiro, Worli
If you’re a fan of dim sum, then head over to Shiro to try the Har Gau. Made in a typical Cantonese preparation, the starch dough rice sheet is packed with lightly flavoured prawns with sesame oil and seasoning.

Price: Rs 310 + taxes

Har Ghau Dim Sum at Shiro, Worli

Sweet and Sour Pork Nanking Style @ Ling’s Pavillion, Colaba
There is no bigger treat than eating at one of Mumbai’s oldest Chinese restaurants. While any dish on their menu is good, the Sweet and Sour Pork Nanking Style, is delicious. Minced pork balls, batter fried sliced pork or the traditional sweet and sour pork cubes – you can take your pick before the dish is cooked in typical Nanking style. It is off the menu and is best ordered with fried rice.

Price: Rs 350 + taxes


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