This review as been featured in June 17th Femina.
A scrumptious Chinese feast
Treat yourself to a delicious Chinese fare that will entice your taste buds for more.
Name: - "China Pearl" a favorite haunt in South Bangalore.
Where: - 53/1, 5th Cross Koramangala, Bangalore- 560095
Cuisine: China Pearl specializes in Hakka Chinese food which will undoubtedly keep you coming back for more.
Ambiance: One of the oldest restaurants that hasn't changed in its taste but only expanded to accommodate more guests. Pleasant and warm with red being the main color palette. There are Chinese artifacts and huge Chinese earthen pots placed in the corners. The seating arrangement is comfy and elegant at the same time.
Service: Any given day it would take roughly 15-20 minutes to get a table, once you do the service is excellent and brisk. You also have an option to place you?re order as you wait.
What we ate & drank:
We skipped the soups started our way to the appetizers from an appealing list of veg, non-veg & seafood options. We had the "crackling spinach" which as the name suggest was crispy fried spinach strips. Then we moved our way to "Red dragon chicken" that hit the right taste buds it is chicken marinated in their special Chef's spicy sauce, which was well balanced. We also had the Shaolin sticks which are minced vegetables secured on a stick, fried and tossed in chilly garlic Shaolin sauce; it was quite toothsome. All appetizers were served with chilli sauce and famous kimchi a usual in this particular restaurant.
The main menu was a good selection of veg and non-veg delicacies. We had the Autumn veg gravy; a dish with all veggies in a subtle veg sauce, also Drunken chicken gravy a dish made with home-made rice wine. We also tried Jade rice (which is spinach flavored rice) it was delectable. Though they don't serve alcohol you wont miss it, since they have a quite a beverage menu to chose from, we tried the "Dragon Punch" which unlike to usual punches that are offered in other restaurants was green in color. Also the Chinese tea was quite good. We were asked to keep some place for desserts in the beginning of our meal and hence we did and too our delight we were given the most scrumptious "sizzling brownie" dabbed with chocolate ice-cream and chocolate sauce dripping from it, we tried the crispy honey tossed datsun? with vanilla ice cream. They also have some heavenly pastries and mousses as well.
What we would eat again: Almost everything but for sure the "Red dragon chicken" the jade rice with Hunan chicken gravy and not to mention the dragon punch and ?sizzling brownie? that was out of this world.
Price points: The portions are quite good. A meal for two with a drink and dessert would come up to anywhere between 800/- to 900/-. This is surely one place you would love going back again.