Yauatcha derives its name from two words- Yau from its founder Alan Yau and Cha which translates to our humble favorite here in India- chai. Yes, Yauatcha is in fact a dim sum tea-house with a marvelous modern twist to it. Looking for a nice contemporary ambiance with some amazing cocktails and true Cantonese style snacks, well this is the place for you.
The KA Hosptiality groups dream of bringing world class dining experiences to India started with the birth of this restaurant in Mumbai. Yauatcha in Soho, London is a world famous restaurant with a Michelin Star in its kitty just one year after it started in 2004.The Yautacha Terrace here in Bangalore, a roof top bar is the perfect place to enjoy their wide variety of cocktails and unwind after a long week.
I was invited by the April Media group for the launch event of Yauatcha Terrace, my childhood friend Manasa accompanied me to the event. We tried a few of their mouth watering Cantonese style snacks and the cocktails here were simply mind blowing.
The restaurant with its chic ambiance takes you to a whole new world of contemporary elegance. For a more relaxing and romantic experience, head to the open-air bar on the terrace.
Coming to the dim sums, anything served in small portions is called a dim sum in Chinese Cooking. They have a variety of snack to choose from both veg and non-veg. We tried the
Edamame truffle dumplings – The first time I tried Edamame beans was at a Japanese restaurant in Dubai, after which I’ve fallen in love with them. The crunchiness of the edamame enveloped in the soft rice coating, they just give out a whole new flavor. Spicy Chilli Fried Squid with its abundance of flavors, simply delightful.
Clockwise, Sesame Toasted Prawns, fresh prawns coated with a crunchy sesame coating.Crispy golden pumpkin prawns, the sweetness of the pumpkins with a few strong Asian flavors. Honey smoked spare ribs, I found it to be a little too sweet, and the smokiness didn’t really come through. Chicken Char siu bun, being a big fan of asian style boas, this was a huge disappointment.
Overall a great place to hangout with friends, its also a fantastic spot for a party.The service is rather quick and the staff here is really friendly. The pricing is a tad bit on the higher side, but it’s well worth it. This place truly lives up to the Cantonese tradition of bring out the flavors of the ingredients in every dish.