Article by Vinayak Kini, Official Team Member, The 3 Hungry Men – Bangalore
Photo By Tejovanth N, Official Photographer, The 3 Hungry Men – Bangalore
Team T3HM were invited to cover the ongoing August Moon Festival at Memories of China, Vivanta by Taj, MG Road, Bangalore. Here’s some solid reasons why you MUST include it in you itinerary for the month of September:
1. The location:
Vivanta by Taj sits at the iconic Trinity Circle and is a landmark by itself. Memories of China is their specialty Chinese restaurant, and it just oozes class and sophistication. Be seen here, and you’ve arrived on the fine dining scene.
2. The Ambiance:
It might be noisy as hell on the adjacent main road, but once you step into the Vivanta by Taj, it’s an oasis of calm and serenity.The gentle piped music, the classy interiors and the beautiful dining area puts your mind at ease right away, preparing you for the gastronomic delights that you’re going to indulge in.
3. The Service:
It’s the Taj. The name itself is synonymous with top notch service. Attentive waiters never let you fell that you;re ignored, while at the same time, they aren;t intrusive. Just the perfect setting for you to have a cozy meal with your loved one(s). The chef makes his regular rounds, and drops in to say a Hi and ask for feedback. Awesome, totally! Also, if it’s you’re celebrating a special event, let them know at the time of reservation. And voila, there’s a special something, on the house, that brought to your table, to make the event more memorable.
And, last but not the least:
4. The Food:
This is some of the best Chinese we’ve eaten. Period. There was an array of specialties that was brought down to our table, and boy, was it wonderful. None of that greasy, over the top desi Chinese food. Every thing tasted so good, fresh and light, that we couldn’t help but wonder why we couldn’t have more of this in other places too. Special mentions are reserved for the Chef’s Special Sauteed Prawns and the Steamed Pork Belly and Potato in Five Spice Sauce. While the flavor of the prawns was subtle, with the spring onion and Chilli garnish hitting the right spots, the pork belly blew our minds by it’s tenderness and rich favor. All the accompaniments that we had, viz the rice/noodles, was just perfect, and there’s very little to complain about. The portions are healthy, and can be easily shared between 3 people. We ended with the dessert specialty of the day, the Chinese Moon Cakes, it being the Moon Festival and all. Needless to say, Yum!
The August Moon Festival (which, funnily enough, falls in the month of September) is on till the 15th of this month, and might be extended, based on the demand that it’s generating. Make a beeline to Vivanta by Taj, MG Road.
Enjoy your time (and food) at Memories of China, and come back with fond memories of your own, about a meal well enjoyed.