Shao – Set amidst a beautiful ambiance with shades of red all over, a decor that takes one to land of Buddha and a lighting so subtle that makes dining at this Pan-Asian restaurant in Radisson Blu Bengaluru, a fantastic experience to cherish !
Reminiscing a relaxing lunch with friends started off with Wonton and Kaffir Lime Chicken Soup. The Aromatic soothing broth was soulful especially with my throat troubling me !
With the variety of starters in the menu, one will be spoilt for choices. Red Cabbage Prawn Dimsums was one of the signature dishes on offer and definitely stands out as a signature ! Water chestnut and asparagus add that perfect balance and is melt in the mouth
Sesame Baked Treasure Vegetable – Laminated Asian dough wrapped over that surprise treasure filling of veggies. The bite size portions have a generous filling with a flavor profile that is delicious.
Flaky Angels Hair Prawn – Another signature dish with that presentation living up to its name. Prawns marinated with Asian Condiments wrapped in home made vermicelli was my favorite ! The garlic sweet chilli sauce adds that balance nicely when one dips that fried vermicelli in it – crunchy and delicious !
Not many places make Potstickers, Shao is one of them. Tried the chicken variant, succulent well marinated pounded chicken, was light on the palate and wiped off in no time.
Assorted Sushi Boat – Vegetarian variant which had Avocado & asparagus maki, vegetable tempura uramaki and pickled vegetables maki. Presentation as you may have guessed is sushi served on a boat, tried the tempura one and was good. I am a proper sea-food Sushi person though so not a voucher for vegetarian ones.
On to the mains, with the rest of the folks on the table being vegetation, we had more dishes from the non-meat section. From the vegetarian dishes, tried the Kung Pao EggPlant and Bok Choy & Mushroom. Diced eggplant in Kung Pao sauce always works. If I am not eating non-veg, mushroom is my alternative so works well to.
Wok Tossed Chicken made up for the non–vegetarian craving. Had the mains with Smoked Vegetable Fried Rice and Pad Thai Noodles. High on taste and a happy tummy !
Desserts for that sweet ending not one but three
- Wasabi Cheese Cake – Wasabi in a Cheese Cake was new for me, was expecting a burst in the mouth but it was not to be, very light presence. The aerated texture could have been better for that perfect Cheesecake experience.
- Hot Chocolate Rolls – Not a chocolate person, but for folks who love Chocolate – this will rank up there with the vanilla sauce to dip in
- Banana Fritters with Coconut Ice-cream – Loved the coconut Ice-cream, again not a fritters person though. It’s going to be a personal preference.
Overall this restaurant is sure to satisfy all your pan-Asian cravings. Service is top notch. Parking is not an issues as this is part of the Radisson Blu hotel in Marathahalli, Bangalore. Recommended !