As I have written before, spending four years in Sikkim instills in you a never-ending love for momos, dim sums, and their kins. So when I heard that Park Hyatt was hosting a dim sums pop-up with an all-you-can-eat set menu, there was no way that I was gonna let this opportunity go by. After a thoroughly entertaining outing with Captain America, I arrived at Park Hyatt in high spirits and with high expectations.

The dim sum festival is being hosted by Oriental Bar & Kitchen (OBK). Chef Zhang Yajun has been flown in from China House, Grand Hyatt Mumbai to marshal this pop-up. I visited the weekends Yumcha lunch which features a set menu with a dozen different dim sums and short-eats along with noodles and a couple of desserts. The bite-sized dim sums might not seem much, but the impressive diversity succeeds in satisfying your appetite without ever feeling monotonous. There was quite a few dumplings that I throroughly enjoyed. Soft, delicate pan-fried radish cake. Delicious pan fried beef dumpling with radish. Juicy steamed crystal prawn dumplings. Gorgeous steamed lamb dumplings with Chinese cabbage. And more! The only disappointment was the absence of pork in the set menu. Given how well pork works with dim sums I was surprised that none of the six non-vegetarian options used it.

Wanton in a szechuan broth is something that’s available in several Indo-Chinese restaurants in the city. However, the one served today stood out for the simplicity and vibrancy of its flavors. Quite phenomenal! After downing almost thirty dim sums, I called it a day and moved on to the China House Noodles – a light wok tossed noodles with chicken, egg, and veggies.

Desserts on offer were Chinese Mango Pudding and Deep Fried Banana with Coconut Ice-Cream. I’d had tasted the former during an earlier visit, but had been disappointed. This time, though, chef nailed the dish – sweet bananas wrapped in a crispy thin batter. The sweet and soft Mango pudding was in a league of its own, and marked a great end to a great meal.

For the first hour or so of my meal, service was pitch perfect. Food arrived at a brisk pace, and tea cups and water glasses were being refilled periodically. Then suddenly, everyone seemed to disappear. For a good few minutes I couldn’t find anyone to request a refill of the tea! The dessert took half an hour to arrive, which is surprising for a set-menu meal. The sudden dip in service quality is vexing and disappointing – primarily because they managed to do so well during the first hour.

Oriental Bar and Kitchen - Park Hyatt Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I’m told that there are over twenty varieties of dim sums and short eats on offer. OBK is only open for dinners during the weekdays, and the dim sums can be ordered from a special a la carte menu. The Yum Cha lunch featuring unlimited dim sums, noodles, and desserts is limited to weekends and is priced at Rs.1272 (all-inclusive). Considering that OBK is a Park Hyatt property, the weekend set menu is a bit of a steal. It is highly recommended to anyone who enjoys authentic Cantonese dim sums. The spread is varied and interesting, and the execution offers little room for complaint.

As I have written before, spending four years in Sikkim instills in you a never-ending love for momos, dim sums, and their kins. So when I heard that Park Hyatt was hosting a dim sums pop-up with an all-you-can-eat set menu, there was no way that I was gonna let this opportunity go by. After a thoroughly entertaining outing with Captain America, I arrived at Park Hyatt in high spirits and with high expectations.

The dim sum festival is being hosted by Oriental Bar & Kitchen (OBK). Chef Zhang Yajun has been flown in from China House, Grand Hyatt Mumbai to marshal this pop-up. I visited the weekends Yumcha lunch which features a set menu with a dozen different dim sums and short-eats along with noodles and a couple of desserts. The bite-sized dim sums might not seem much, but the impressive diversity succeeds in satisfying your appetite without ever feeling monotonous. There was quite a few dumplings that I throroughly enjoyed. Soft, delicate pan-fried radish cake. Delicious pan fried beef dumpling with radish. Juicy steamed crystal prawn dumplings. Gorgeous steamed lamb dumplings with Chinese cabbage. And more! The only disappointment was the absence of pork in the set menu. Given how well pork works with dim sums I was surprised that none of the six non-vegetarian options used it.

Wanton in a szechuan broth is something that’s available in several Indo-Chinese restaurants in the city. However, the one served today stood out for the simplicity and vibrancy of its flavors. Quite phenomenal! After downing almost thirty dim sums, I called it a day and moved on to the China House Noodles – a light wok tossed noodles with chicken, egg, and veggies.

Desserts on offer were Chinese Mango Pudding and Deep Fried Banana with Coconut Ice-Cream. I’d had tasted the former during an earlier visit, but had been disappointed. This time, though, chef nailed the dish – sweet bananas wrapped in a crispy thin batter. The sweet and soft Mango pudding was in a league of its own, and marked a great end to a great meal.

For the first hour or so of my meal, service was pitch perfect. Food arrived at a brisk pace, and tea cups and water glasses were being refilled periodically. Then suddenly, everyone seemed to disappear. For a good few minutes I couldn’t find anyone to request a refill of the tea! The dessert took half an hour to arrive, which is surprising for a set-menu meal. The sudden dip in service quality is vexing and disappointing – primarily because they managed to do so well during the first hour.

Oriental Bar and Kitchen - Park Hyatt Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I’m told that there are over twenty varieties of dim sums and short eats on offer. OBK is only open for dinners during the weekdays, and the dim sums can be ordered from a special a la carte menu. The Yum Cha lunch featuring unlimited dim sums, noodles, and desserts is limited to weekends and is priced at Rs.1272 (all-inclusive). Considering that OBK is a Park Hyatt property, the weekend set menu is a bit of a steal. It is highly recommended to anyone who enjoys authentic Cantonese dim sums. The spread is varied and interesting, and the execution offers little room for complaint.

Dim Sums Pop-Up at Park Hyatt

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As I have written before, spending four years in Sikkim instills in you a never-ending love for momos, dim sums, and their kins. So when I heard that Park Hyatt was hosting a dim sums pop-up with an all-you-can-eat set menu, there was no way that I was gonna let this opportunity go by. After a thoroughly entertaining outing with Captain America, I arrived at Park Hyatt in high spirits and with high expectations.

The dim sum festival is being hosted by Oriental Bar & Kitchen (OBK). Chef Zhang Yajun has been flown in from China House, Grand Hyatt Mumbai to marshal this pop-up. I visited the weekends Yumcha lunch which features a set menu with a dozen different dim sums and short-eats along with noodles and a couple of desserts. The bite-sized dim sums might not seem much, but the impressive diversity succeeds in satisfying your appetite without ever feeling monotonous. There was quite a few dumplings that I throroughly enjoyed. Soft, delicate pan-fried radish cake. Delicious pan fried beef dumpling with radish. Juicy steamed crystal prawn dumplings. Gorgeous steamed lamb dumplings with Chinese cabbage. And more! The only disappointment was the absence of pork in the set menu. Given how well pork works with dim sums I was surprised that none of the six non-vegetarian options used it.

Wanton in a szechuan broth is something that’s available in several Indo-Chinese restaurants in the city. However, the one served today stood out for the simplicity and vibrancy of its flavors. Quite phenomenal! After downing almost thirty dim sums, I called it a day and moved on to the China House Noodles – a light wok tossed noodles with chicken, egg, and veggies.

Desserts on offer were Chinese Mango Pudding and Deep Fried Banana with Coconut Ice-Cream. I’d had tasted the former during an earlier visit, but had been disappointed. This time, though, chef nailed the dish – sweet bananas wrapped in a crispy thin batter. The sweet and soft Mango pudding was in a league of its own, and marked a great end to a great meal.

For the first hour or so of my meal, service was pitch perfect. Food arrived at a brisk pace, and tea cups and water glasses were being refilled periodically. Then suddenly, everyone seemed to disappear. For a good few minutes I couldn’t find anyone to request a refill of the tea! The dessert took half an hour to arrive, which is surprising for a set-menu meal. The sudden dip in service quality is vexing and disappointing – primarily because they managed to do so well during the first hour.

Oriental Bar and Kitchen - Park Hyatt Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I’m told that there are over twenty varieties of dim sums and short eats on offer. OBK is only open for dinners during the weekdays, and the dim sums can be ordered from a special a la carte menu. The Yum Cha lunch featuring unlimited dim sums, noodles, and desserts is limited to weekends and is priced at Rs.1272 (all-inclusive). Considering that OBK is a Park Hyatt property, the weekend set menu is a bit of a steal. It is highly recommended to anyone who enjoys authentic Cantonese dim sums. The spread is varied and interesting, and the execution offers little room for complaint.


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