The 21st FBAB (Food Blogger’s Association Bangalore) meetup was at Yauatcha, to experience and celebrate the Chinese New Year. It’s always a great opportunity to go for blogger meets as you get to try out the best of cuisines and interact with like minded people. I also had my first meal at a Michelin star restaurant.. Wow!
This place had always been on my wishlist and I was eager to try it out. The interiors personify elegance and class. Its minimalist and therefore, so beautiful. I love the way you can peep into the kitchen and check out what’s cooking.
There was a whole new menu for the occasion and I must say, it was splendid. Yauatcha is of course known for it’s Dimsums and they were actually brilliant, the best I have ever had.
Here’s my opinion of the amazing Chinese New Year menu:
Truffle and English carrot dumpling– It was so soft and melt-in-the mouth. The chef informed us that there was a touch of potato to it and trust me, it added a great touch to it.
Kiwi and black olive dumpling– As a person who loves olives, I absolutely loved this one. Went very well with the chilli sauce.
Corn, carrot and curry dumpling- The outer layer is actually translucent. I really wonder how they do that! The stuffing was heaven.
Chicken and coriander dumpling– This was purple in color. Wow! The chicken was wonderfully cooked and tasted great as a filling.
Chinese Sling- This was a cocktail. It was quite strong and had a strong taste of ginger.
Chicken in Hunan style- This tasted very Mexican, according to me. Had a slight touch of spice with the chicken being very soft.
Mahlak Udan Noodle- An absolute delight! The flat noodles were cooked in a red sauce with loads of vegetables. The flavor of the vegetables and the sauce went together perfectly.
Toban Fried Rice– This is the only dish that did not thrill me. It was a little too bland for my taste.
Crunchy Caramel with Honeycomb Ice Cream– This was the highlight of our meal. It was the most perfect dessert ever. The mousse has cream, oodles of caramel and an actual ball of chocolate in it. The honeycomb ice cream was not too sweet, hence balancing the sweetness of the caramel. Ah! Loved it.
The staff were very helpful and the chefs were kind enough to explain every dish to us. It was a great experience interacting with all of them.
Must try? All the dimsums and the dessert, of course!