Lets say a camouflage leading to a magnificent luminescent entrance? Pretty enthralling, that’s exactly my thought as I walked through the rugged doorway leading into the main restaurant Zamozza.
This restaurant is a much-needed addition to the world cuisine hubs that have sprung in and around central Delhi.
Ambience: Following the descript picture of the entrance, it is a delight to walk through the pertinent mirrored corridor that blazes under the gleam of a some hundred bulbs hanging from the ceiling. The Restaurant is done up in fresh earthy tones of white and yellow that lend a rather calming air to the whole ambience. Neat Mediterranean touch there.
There is a small bar and the place is bathed in daylight during hours due to the huge French windows that I absolutely loved. The tables are well spaced and sitting is comfortable.
Service: The food is served quick and the servers are very efficient and courteous. The manager takes rounds constantly to take feedbacks if any. The cutlery is top notch and they take special care of presentation as most dishes are served in a unique manner to leave an everlasting impression. We have all heard of the phrase that we eat with our eyes first.
Food and Drinks: The menu isn’t too large, just enough to not confuse the diners but still offering diversity and multiple cuisines.
- Prawns with black pepper and sweet chilly sauce were flavored very well but could do with a better cook on those fleshy babies.
- Mustard and chili fish skewers with garlic aioli were wonderful and cooked just right, extremely tender and juicy.
- Chicken dim sums were light and delicious.
- The cheese fondue was all right. Ambitious dish but didn’t deliver much in reality.
- Vegetarian Mezze platter was humongous with the right Lebanese concoctions and portions
- Thin Crust Barbeque chicken pizza tasted fab. Loved the crust and the toppings.
- Chicken pasta in white sauce was rich, enveloped in a dense gorgonzola flavor and very hard to stop eating.
KhaoSuey was well executed and the broth was so so flavorful. Delicate on the palate and fun to do a DIY with a bunch of friends
- Ricotta and spinach ravioli with spinach sauce looked very decadent but I didn’t love the flavors too much.
- Grilled chicken with potatoes was yummy yummyyummy. Super tender chicken bathed in a lovely pink sauce.
- Litchi wantons were the piece de resistance for me! What an amazing blend of ingredients and texture. This is a must have dish that will leave your tongue completely dazed but delighted!
Malabar Cooler: My favorite, fresh and delightfully simple done up in coconut water and mint leaves. Recommended.
Virgin Margherita Refreshing and zingy
Blueberry Cheesecake is well made and delicious
Chocolate lava cake is rich and dense. Quite a chocolate bomb on the inside!
Tiramisu can be avoided.
Verdict: A definite contender of world cuisine in CP serving good quality food and just the right amount of diversity. The interiors leading up to the gamut of amazing flavors ensures a promising dining experience.
Cost/person: Rs 1000 ( ex. alcohol )
Will I visit again? Yes
Making rounds in the Asian cuisine circles, Yum Yum Cha is pretty famous for their top grade Asian food, with their specialty being sushi and dimsums. That precisely happens to be my addiction food so I ate a huge deal this one day.
Ambience: the restaurant is small and always full. The interiors are quirky, colorful & fun. Tables are a bit too closely laid out which makes it difficult to move or sit comfortably. One can see the live kitchen churning out food quickly but all in all is a warm little food den.
Service: The staff is sweet and courteous. They know their food well and are happy to help with the menu. Food arrives in express speed and piping hot.
Food: Let’s talk the talk now.
The menu is pretty creative and diverse with a lot to choose from.
Special mention of the amazing tasting sauces on the table. Each one tasted different and gooooood.
• Prawn curry dimsums were spicy and full of chilly flavours and Thai herbs. Delicious.
• Garlic pink crab dimsums tasted wonderfully delicate and packed with flavour.
• Steamed pork buns were doughy and bleh. Not to my liking.
• Duck dimsums were nothing short of an orgasm. Bloody beautiful with a sweet and spicy balance.
• Prawn & Chive dimsums were tender and delicate with good flavour.
• Spicy Salmon sushi was made in a spicy creamy mayo that I loved.
• Prawn tempura and Dragon roll sushi were good, could have been better in terms of flavour though.
• Lantern chilli prawns were made with plump juicy babies in a hot Chinese sauce and fried flour ribbons. Extremely satisfying.
• Chicken in hot basil sauce was average. Could do better in terms of sauce composition.
• Orange kafir lime drink was stunningly refreshing and delicious.
• Pomegranate cocktail was over sweet and tasted like a tonic syrup.
• Expresso crème brûlée looked great but the custard was too too strong and hard to eat. Avoid.
• Their in house ice creams are a bomb! They are made in balls of rice flour jelly which give it texture and innovation. Rocky road is dense, sinful and delicious. I loved the coconut passion fruit too, it was so silky and delicate with subtle flavours. Tried the blueberry and mango too but they didn’t shine as bright as the former flavours for me.
Verdict: Yum Yum Cha is a good when one wants to have authentic Asian food experience. The menu has something for everyone’s palate.
Cost/ person: Rs 2000
Will I visit again? Yes.