China Bistro a gem offering Pan-Asian cuisine in Karama!
Few weeks back we decided to unwind ourselves at China Bistro with some Asian food after work. We were super excited to try out the dishes since we had been hearing some good stuff from our friends which had hiked our expectations. Lets find out how that went, keep scrolling down fellas.
A decent sized restaurant capable of holding large gatherings or few diners, they have got it covered. The restaurant was pretty busy for starting of the week on a Sunday, which is why we would advise table booking to make sure you have no hassles once you reach the venue.
The place was adorned with dim lighting that had a casual and cozy vibe; perfect for catching up with friends and families along with some Asian goodness on the table. The decor was designed with white and green portraying simplicity and emphasizing on the food which is all that matters.
It is a venture operated by Foodlink that has been running successfully in India and have now opened their doors to the people of Dubai.
Rating: 9.5 Golden Nuggets
The night began with some complimentary kimchi and pickled veggies.
Drinks: We had heard quite a lot about the Basil Forest & Lychee mocktail so we were enthusiastic about trying some new flavors and oh boy it was so damn good. This is something new which we haven’t come across anywhere else and will definitely return for it. It was a frozen drink or slush if you prefer to call it, made with basil and topped with a lychee so a sweet and sour drink that was a great palate cleanser as well.
Chicken Barbecue Bao [AED 26]: Soft baos with generously filled shredded barbecue chicken, fried onions and garnished with their in-house sauce that keeps you wanting for more. Definitely recommended!
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Crispy Spicy Avocado Roll [AED 22]:A newly launched item and since we were in the mood for sushi, this dish got our craving sorted. They have a lot of vegetarian options as well making it easier for those who are health conscious or have certain dietary requirements, everything is taken into account.
King Prawn Spicy Hunan Style [AED 55]: Juicy pieces of prawn with the right proportion of spicy and sweet flavors served with green bell peppers, cashews and red chillies.
Chicken Wings in Hong Kong Sauce [AED 42]: A tempting option for all the chicken lovers. Succuclent pieces of chicken coated with hot sauce, and deep fried with cornstarch to give it a crisp texture.
Prawn Fried Rice [AED 34]: Schezwan rice is one of our staple orders at any Chinese restaurant, and this one was bang on with its flavors and well cooked rice grains tossed with prawns.
Fish Fillet in Chili Basil Sauce[AED 46]: Our partner enjoyed the fish, and it went well with the fried rice.
Since we don’t eat seafood, our servers were kind enough to get a chicken main for us that was delicious. Our form of comfort food includes fried rice and chicken cannot go wrong with it.
The staff was courteous and did a great job of hosting us. They handled the balance between looking after the customers and us pretty well so kudos to the team.
The prices are quite reasonable. Also, there is an incentive with Zomato Gold, if not there is a lunch deal for AED 49 which is a killer one.
We are definitely coming back for the mocktail, the baos and to try more dishes next time.