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Cook your way

india Updated: May 22, 2011 14:35 IST
Nirmika Singh
Nirmika Singh
Hindustan Times
traditional oriental dining

This summer, one can enjoy the South-east Asian traditional dining customs right here in the city. India Jones, the oriental restaurant at The Trident has introduced the steamboat preparation on its menu, which allows guests to prepare the dish of their choice right at their dining table. Steamboat is a preparation of meat, seafood or vegetables, gently cooked in a simmering soup and dipped into the sauce of your choice.

“Guests can choose their ingredients from the set of veg, non-veg and seafood menus, and cook it themselves in a brew to prepare the dish they like,” tells Amit Gowli, restaurant manager. For example, one could create the Chinese Huo Guo, a wheat noodle broth with sesame seed paste, chilli oil, preserved red bean curd, accompanied with braised tofu, chicken or pomfret and cucumber salad. While the main course allows the guests to innovate their Chinese, Japanese and Korean dishes, the restaurant offers a fixed appetiser menu. The desserts on offer include homemade ice cream or fresh fruits.

Known for bringing home rare Eastern cuisines, the restaurant believes that having steamboat on its menu is an additional value addition for its guests. “It is the novelty of this concept of dining that has attracted our guests. Guests who come with their families love the experience of innovating their dishes,” says Amit Gowli, restaurant manager.

The steamboat ride
Step 1 — Choose a good pair of chopsticks
Step 2 — Pick the ingredient of your choice and dip it into the bubbling brew
Step 3 — Continuously stir for a few seconds
Step 4 — Dip into a sauce
Step 5 — Enjoy the dish