I am a big fan of Chinese food and after years of eating I feel this is one of the most comfortable food which I can eat anytime and anywhere. When I think about Chinese I feel a level of comfort which also has to do with the fact that Chinese is not only the most popular international cuisine in India but also we have adopted it so well that now every region has their own version of Chinese.
Delhi/NCR has some really good Chinese place and they have been very consistent too. This time I am not talking about various restaurants in Delhi, but focus on House of Soy which has recently opened at Radisson Blu in Faridabad.
Inspite of being one of the biggest industrial hub and more close to Delhi than Gurgaon and Noida (after metro it’s like in vicinity of Delhi), this place never grown like Noida and Gurgaon and isn’t a very happening place too!
During my discussion with GM – Mr. Harpreet Vohra at The Radisson Blu, Faridabad, we had the same thoughts that because of the growth in IT( read technology) sector in NCR; these cities have rapidly become millennium city. Though over the years Gurgaon has actually left Noida behind and now Gurgaon is being considered as one of the most happening city in India.
Radisson Blu which opened just couple of months back is on the Delhi-agra highway and opposite to Bata Metro station. The Carlson managed property has more than 150 rooms, one all day dinning with patisserie and a bar. We will talk about the other facilities and share in-depth information about hotel, very soon.
I was there for lunch at their pan – Asian restaurant House of Soy which is currently open for dinner and on weekends, both for lunch and dinner. I met Chef Rakesh Sethi who is moving to the role of corporate chef of Carlson hotels in India. He has been a household name from almost 20 years! It was lovely meeting and interacting with him and listening to all his experiences. I also met Executive Chef Avinash Jain whom I have known since his days at Crown Plaza Gurgaon. As always, it was great meeting Nupur, who too earlier was with Eros Nehru Place.
House of Soy is pan Asian restaurant serving Chinese, Thai and Japanese. I didn’t eat Japanese, but enjoyed lot of appetisers and main course in Chinese.
I gorged on lot of dishes and it wouldn’t be easy to share details on each dish, however what remains is the great experience and taste that I carried with me. The dishes didn’t have strong flavour of soya or garlic which is prominent in other places. It also didn’t have extra floating oil. The flavours were subtle and not overpowering. The dimsums were excellent. I especially loved the prawn har gow and chicken sio mai. Twice cooked Crispy lamb and Chicken Chonquine Style were the highlights of the appetizers. Asian Spiced Sous Vide lamb with chilli garlic sauce, Steam fish with chilli bean sauce that came with grilled sticky rice on stick were the dishes of the day.
Honey jack Daniel Sauce Coconut Jaggary Ice cream was the perfect way to end your meal followed by jasmine tea. I will soon visit this place again and will try some of the dishes which I couldn’t manage as the variety was humungous for me to taste J
Are you thinking about what next? If yes, then I would strongly recommend to visit this place for a fresh, delightful and flavourful Chinese meal. You will be a happy soul and will thank me later J
Disclaimer – This review was done on an invitation from the establishment. Views expressed in the review is entirely ours and without any bias. Pictures of the dishes are not the standard portions, they are sample portions.