Food Review: Yum Cha Saturdays at San-Qi
The vast variety of Asian cuisines available; from Chinese and Japanese to Thai and Indian, there's something for everyone.
We have no complaints.
The concept, which began as an experiment in early March, has received such a great response so far.
San-Qi at the Four Seasons, Mumbai
If it isn't enough that San-Qi puts up a Sunday Brunch that ends with the words 'food coma' flying around, the pan Asian restaurant at the Four Seasons has now decided that one day of weekend pampering is not hardly enough. Every Saturday afternoon at San-Qi is now christened 'Yum Cha Saturday' presenting the Chinese tradition of yum cha (tea drinking) with a twist. Of course, you'll see dim sum, noodles and fried rice, but this menu also offers sushi, kebabs and som tum. In a nutshell, Yum Cha Saturday comprises Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Indian favourites on its menu.
There are 87 items to choose from. Just point at what you want and you'll be served unlimited amounts of each. The concept, which began as an experiment in early March, has received such a great response so far that San-Qi has decided to continue it all through April as well.
If there's ever a time when you need an opinion on what to try, an all-you-can-eat is it. So these are our favourites in each cuisine:
Marinated cucumber, onion and peanuts with black vinegar and garlic salad, Chicken Shao mai, deep fried prawn wontons, steamed wild mushroom dumplings, deep fried pumpkin cake, stir-fried mixed Asian vegetables, stir-fried wheat noodles with chicken and vegetables.
Crispy prawn cakes, som tum, green papaya salad, Khao soi noodles, fried lemongrass chicken northern style, Phad Thai prawn, red curry and tom yum fried rice.
Wasabi prawns, mushroom gyoza, crunchy tuna maki roll, tempura prawn maki, California maki roll and Teppanyaki.
Highway Murg Tikka, Galouti kebab, tandoori paneer tikka, murg chettinad. There's even Pao bhaji, if you're so inclined.
Be sure to visit the dessert buffet before you beginning ordering. You're going to want to make a mental note of all you need to save space for - macaroons, chocolate fondants, cheesecakes, ice creams… the list is exhaustive.
Every Saturday from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, priced at Rs. 1800, per person (exclusive of taxes) with unlimited servings of food, mocktails and teas only. An additional Rs. 600, per person (exclusive of taxes) for unlimited sparkling wine and beer.