Autumn is here and so is the beginning of all things new. With festivities around, it’s the perfect time to indulge. Asian, American or Indian – here’s a list of the restaurants in Delhi you need to try out this month.
An old favourite of the capital, Yeti has a new address at the colonnade, Connaught Place. The food of the mountains from Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet is served in an ambience that transports you to colder climes. Exposed brick walls, prayer flags and wheels, and mandalas not only recreate a scene of solitude but also provide fodder for your Instagram.
In food, the Macha Tareko (spiced fish fried in mustard oil) is a must-have. It’s one of those dishes that warm your heart and tantalise your taste buds at the same time. The momos mark the perfect mix of that hawker flavour in a quality setting. The Thukpa is food for the soul, and this hot bowl of soupy noodles is just what the season asks for. The Aloo ko Achaar is for those who can handle their spice, but pair it with the cloud-like Tingmos to bring down the heat. The Chicken Dry Fry is a good one on the menu, akin to chilli chicken but with Tibetan spices.
The Yomari is making noise and for all the right reasons. The dumpling with a rice coating and filling of Nutella is an indulgence you won’t regret. Served with extra Nutella on the side, and trust us when we say you’ll love it. The drinks (all non-alcoholic) are delightful. We tried the soothing Yeti’s Lemon and Ming Magical, a refreshing concoction of spices and citrus flavours. The menu is extensive and will have you returning for more.
Asian cuisine is perfect for every mood and weather. And when it is Chinese you crave, let TCK satisfy you. The China Kitchen at Hyatt Regency has had Delhi’s heart for years, and now it has opened in Gurugram. Their Peking Duck Rolls with its glazed, crispy duck skin slivers are a must-have. The Water Chestnut Dumplings are a treat, the soft cover leading to crunchy insides that burst with flavours of truffle, peanuts, and mushroom. For non-vegetarians, the Shanghai Chicken Dumplings are equally sublime. The mushroom and ‘mock duck’ tartares are just as fun to taste as they are to read on the menu.
Pair the Sizzling Noodles with the Garlic Broccoli & Shitake Mushroom in Oyster Sauce. The subtlety of the dish is what makes it a star. The Sichuan Spicy Crispy Pork is another one that will find fans; the juicy meat is spiced just right. In desserts, try their Banana Caramel Ice-Cream and the signature Xo Chocolate Cigar.
Mesa Wine Bistro (#9towine) in Aerocity is the place you want to hit right after work on weekdays and for a leisurely weekend brunch too. The easy-going ambience serves up European cuisines, and of course, wines. A keenly curated list of artisanal wines—sparkling, red, and white—is supplemented by tapas, pasta, cheese boards, and more. Pulled Jackfruit Cannoli, Saffron & Asparagus Risotto, Butternut & Kale Empanadas, Agave & Fennel Grilled Duck are just few of the dishes on their limited yet impactful menu. If a hearty meal is what you crave, then put Mesa on the map right away.
This concept store-cum-café in Greater Kailash is as visually enchanting and it is great for food. The retailing space is spread across two floors, dotted with products sourced locally and internationally. The experiential shopping space has the café at its core to further this ethos. If some mindful retail therapy is your calling, then this is the place to be. Try their Burst cheesecake, Belgian Chocolate French Toast, Lemonade Mix, and Fried Chicken for a feel-good afternoon.
Other new openings you should read about: Searock Cookhouse, Uno Chicago, and Café Tesu