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Review: Chi Asian Cookhouse, DLF Mall of India

Your search for Asian street foods in Noida will definitely end here! This week we explored a new place in Mall of India; Chi Asian Cookhouse. It’s located right next to Pitapit and opposite to Wendy’s. By looking at the lovely exterior, interiors with yellow hues you will feel like entering into this place. They have #LoveAtFirstSpice fest going on and that made us to try out this place!

We decided to try out their special menu curated with world’s most popular hot sauce “Sriracha”.  Chi has combined Sriracha’s power-packed flavor with other elements to create a fuss-free yet drool-worthy food and drinks menu. Chi Asian Cook house

Here’s what we ordered:
1. Starters –

Sriracha corn soup and Sriracha chicken wings

Sriracha chicken wing chi asian house
Sriracha Chicken Wings – Chicken wings are marinated with sriracha sauce and deep fried
Corn Soup
Corn Soup – You can feel the taste of fresh vegetables with right amount of spiciness.
2. Main course

-Sriracha skillet vegetables with rice

Skillets with Rice – Sriracha has added tangy and spicy flavors into this skillet, we ordered half portion
3. Drinks

– Spicy watermelon bomb,  mango rooster cooler This drink is actually a bomb!
The coating on the glass is of salt and chili flakes, on sipping this drink you will get the hint of heat which gets neutralized by the sweetness of mango, yum 🙂

4. Dessert

– Fried ice cream with Sriracha chocolate sauce

and, it’s me who is trying to pose 😛

My Take:  This place should be on must visit list if you are a fan of Asian food. Their menu has a lot of Asian street food options. Keeping Indian taste buds in mind they have their special menu “Chindian” which is Asian dishes with added spiciness.

Ambiance: It’s wonderfully done, I am sure you are going to love it too.  You can be here with your family and friends.

Rating – 4.5/5

You can read the review of this place on zomato too.

 

 

Where to Get South Indian Food in Noida?

Are you like me who wants to try out south Indian food once in a while? but still wondering on, where to get south indian food in Noida? Then worry not we have tried out almost every outlet serving South Indian food in Noida and have picked these 4 outlets specially for you all.

  1. Naivedyam, Sector – 63 Noida

This tops the chart and is all because of the quality of food they served and the ambiance. They have nicely decorated the ambiance and provides you rich authentic south Indian food.

It will be approx Rs. 500 for 2

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2. Lakshmi Coffe House, Sector -29 Noida

This place is quite old and famous for its south indian food. Owner is also a south indian and they also keep south indian pickles, papad, muruku and chips. I am a regular here because of affordable food. They aren’t very spacious or say luxurious compared to big outlets opened in mall but they have long waiting line, by this you can see the popularity.  Do try their masala dosa and filter coffee.

Charges: approx Rs.300 for 2

3. Shree Ratnam, GIP Noida

They also serve authentic south indian food but they do have other options too. Out of all the branches go for GIP one. Ambiance, Food and Service is nice here. It  would be a bit costly than Naivedyam.

Charges: approx Rs. 800 for 2

4. Reena Restaurant, Sector 27, Noida

Like Lakshmi this joint is also owned by a south indian and you can see the difference in taste. They make amazing dosa and are pretty easy on pocket too. This one is also crowded all the time. if you are not looking for luxury and want to have normal south indian meal then you can head to this place.

Charges: approx Rs. 300 for 2

5. Sagar Ratna, Sector -18 Noida

I visited this place when they were running  “Chettinad special” menu. I tried out their chettinad dosa, curd rice and madras butter milk. Each time was good and the background music adds a south indian touch to the ambiance.

Charges: approx Rs. 600 for 2

Ratings given are based on the experiences we had while  searching for south indian food in noida.

Restaurant Review: Soda Bottle Opener Wala, Noida

After visiting this place more than 10 times I thought of reviewing it on the blog. If you are missing Mumbai food and want to try out Parisian cuisines then you are welcome to visit Soda Bottle Opener Wala at Noida. It is located on 3rd floor, Mall of India, Noida.

When your taste buds are tired of Delhi food and you want to go experimental after watching too many recipe shows. You should move towards this place.  Soda Bottle Opener Wala is every Irani cafe’s 21 st century makeover- it’s their cousin that returned after a stint abroad. Eating here is an experience you must not miss.

Ambiance:

From outside it looks like an old cafe which is nothing jazzy nor painted with bold colors. The moment you step in you will be taken back to old Mumbai. You will see soda bottle handing and displayed on one wall then there’s another which has quirky messages written on it. Music played is of 90’s reminding you of your childhood. Have a look:

soda bottle openerwala noida
interiors
Menu: 

For a newcomer, menu will definitely look confusing but their staff is super supportive. They will explain you each dish and will offer their recommendation. Food is served in the old style tiffin box and on china bone plates.

old style steel tiffin box with Irani Chai
old style steel tiffin box with Irani Chai
Berry Pulav soda bottle openerwala noida
Berry Pulav, almost finished 🙂
Chicken cutlet Noida
Chicken cutlet
chicken farcha
Bun Maska and Chicken Farcha

What we tried: Maska Pav, Egg Kejriwal, Salli Chicken, Dhansak, Boneless chicken Farcha, Berry Pulav, Patra ni Mach and sikanji.

What we recommend: Maska pav, Dhansak (if you are fond of dal), Berry pulav (This is interesting combination of rice topped with dried berries and cashews) and not to miss Patra ni Mach.

Salli Chicken is tangy in taste so if you are someone who prefers spicy chicken then avoid this items.

Disappointment: Sikanji, yes don’t be surprised. Their twisted version of sikanjji wasn’t comforting for my taste buds. You may like it.

What’s new there:

Now they have started serving beer which was missing earlier and they have new menu.

Meal for Two: a proper 3 course meal will cost you around Rs.2000+ approximately.

Here’s my rating:

  • Ambiance: 4.5/5
  • Food: 4.5/5
  • Price: 4/5, it’s affordable.
  • Service: 4.5/5
  • Overall Rating: 4.5/5

If you haven’t been there then check this place out on this weekend.

Read my other recommendations on Zomato: https://www.zomato.com/users/annu-yadav-36841972

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