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Eat shoots and leaves

Chinese restaurant starts a food festival with dishes made of bamboo shoots.

india Updated: Aug 10, 2012 16:21 IST
Shweta Gandhi

Who says that only pandas gorge on bamboo shoots? Mahjong, the Chinese restaurant at the Ramee Guestline Hotel has lined up a food festival featuring the delicacy. The festival, which begins on August 12, will present a menu comprising dishes cooked with bamboo.

“Bamboo shoots are a vegetable, known for their sweet taste and are also a good source of nutrients and proteins. We have put together a menu in which we have tried different variations of the shoots. The guests will get to savour it in every course of the meal,” says Navin Mukundan, banquet manager of the hotel.

The assistant F&B manager of the hotel, Pradyumna Panda, says “Some of the dishes on the menu are the Lemon Parsley with Bamboo Shoot Soup, starters like the Black Garlic Fish or Stuffed Mushroom with Bamboo Shoots and mains like the Chin-Chao Chicken, Thai Lemon Garlic Steamed Pomfret, Roasted Lamb Bamboo Shoot and Oriental Vegetable in Thai Green Sauce. We will be serving bamboo rice as well.”

Bamboo shoots give a delectable flavour to the food, and finding a food festival incorporating them is rare. The soups start from Rs 150, the starters from Rs 250, rice and noodles are Rs 150 onwards, and the main course begins from Rs 300. If you are a big fan of Chinese cuisine, this is a fest you will enjoy.

Bamboo Food Festival starts from August 12, at the Ramee Guestline Hotel, Khar. Call 6150 6666/ 2648 5421/22/23 for bookings