Chinese food is one of the most popular cuisines in India but, the funny part is, this cuisine that we have come to love and devour is but a far cry from the actual fare.
Most restaurants serving Chinese, prepare the said cuisine with a little tadka & theeka chatka to satiate our Indian palate…and to be honest… we love it !
Now we quite recently visited Lucky Dragon ( Indian Chinese QSR ) in goregaon
or a review & absolutely LOVED almost everything served to us.
Though momos were wonderfully moist and tender the star of this dish was the tomato celery dip served alongside. We loved the dip so much that we kept it right
by our side throughout our meal.
Paneer doused in an Indian-Chinese red sauce with chopped garlic, chillis, onions, scallions & more. The pieces of paneer simply melted in the mouth leaving behind a much welcome pungent flavour on your taste buds.
A simple, but delicious affair of batter fried prawns propped on a skewer. The crispy bite leading to the soft meat had quite a bit of flavour packed in, we even forgot about the schezwan dip served along with it.
Tender pieces of basa marinated in a parsley gravy with a dominant lemon zing. Another melt in the mouth dish with tangy twist.
Honey Chilli Wings
The honey Chilli chicken wings had a beautiful crisp glaze, garnished with sesame, leading to the tender meat. Though the honey does give your bite an initial sweetness, do not underestimate the wings spicy punch that hits you right after.
Quite similar to hakka noodles tossed with chopped baby corn, carrot, egg,
mushroom, spring onion & beans.
A simple egg fried rice tossed with mushrooms, carrots, cabbage & scallions, will certainly go well with any gravy.
Black Bean chicken
Black bean sauce is made from fermented, salt-preserved soya beans ( Douchi ) & Lucky Dragon has certainly captured its deep savoury flavours with this dish.
The primary ingredient element of this dish were the thin rice noodles ( quite similar to vermicelli ), that added more of a fun texture to the dish instead of being a prime flavour. Now another texture of the dish that we quite enjoyed were the crunchy sprouts in the mix of chopped capsicum, carrots, cabbage & spring onion.
A light ginger based gravy with moist shitake mushrooms, onion, crunchy sprouts & pieces of flattened chicken breast, which went well with the Meefoon Noodles.
Just a while after the review, we recommended Lucky Dragon to a friend & he in turn suggested we try the dragon chicken that he had eaten at their Mahim outlet. Looks like we are going to land up in Mahim soon !