Experience the wonderful culinary journey that Hyderabad’s newest restaurant, N Asian, has to offer
There are few restaurants in Hyderabad that offer gourmet Chinese, keeping the authenticity of the flavours intact. And then there are even fewer restaurants that offer cuisine beyond the tried and tested Chinese cuisine. N Asian, the newest Asian restaurant in Jubilee Hills, from the N Grill stable does both. Trust us when we say, you will be taken aback right from the word go.
Touted to be the city’s biggest stand-alone restaurant, all of the five dining areas in N Asian are tastefully done. Even the grand staircase leading to the main dining hall immediately lets you know that this is no ordinary restaurant.
The furniture here reflects Japanese style dining, with the upholstery of the chairs in velvet purple and low backrests. Take a look around and you might even spot a red porcelain Buddha. There is a strong oriental theme running through. Beyond the main dining hall, through the French windows is the alfresco dining area with its own open air bar. It has a more casual ambience with vintage ceiling fans and even a mist sprayer.
What is interesting to watch is the live kitchen in the main dining area where you can see the chefs dishing out the delicacies. We started our meal with fried Tiger Prawns which were brilliant—fried to make the meat soft and easy to eat, yet not cooked so much as to lose their moisture. Vegetarians can try the melt-in-the-mouth Fried Corn Curd starter— soft creamy cubes sautéed in a spicy dipping sauce. For those opting for salads, the Asian Tossed Vegetables is worth consideration. With red and yellow peppers, glass noodles generously tossed in olive oil and chilli flakes , its delicious.
For main course you can choose between Japanese, Thai or Chinese. We tried the Thai Pot Rice, a creamy rose and coconut-milk flavoured concoction to go with Grilled Miso Chicken, a Japanese speciality (grilled chicken in a sweet translucent sauce and celery), Mongolian Beef, Duck With Broccoli and Chilli, and Fried Spinach and Mushrooms.
Everything we tasted was unique in its own way, but the ones that really stood out were The Duck with Broccoli and Chilli, and the Mongolian beef. As if the options weren’t enough, we ended our meal with the Asian dessert platter— scoops of mango and vanilla ice-cream, fresh fruit, mango soufflé and green tea bruleé. The green tea brulee is a must-have, crispy on the outside with the melted sugar and soft mousse-like consistency on the inside. It will have you licking your lips in no time.
We would have liked to have our gourmet meal with chopsticks, which weren’t available, an oversight we’re willing to forgive only because it’s new. The service is laidback, so its not a place for which you should set aside time. The prices are on the higher side, which is expected from the N stable. But the portions are decent and the food is fantastic. We hear N Asian plans to start sushi on weekends and specials for dinner very soon. But till we are more than happy to explore their current menu!
Name: N Asian
Place: Off road no 36, Lane next to Chutneys , Jubilee Hills,
Meal for two: Rs.1,500 + taxes
Category: Food & Drink