The food festival will have oriental food with localised flavours in them to suit the typical spice lovers’ palate in the city.
It is time to forget about diet control and indulge in some delicious Chinese food at the “Oriental Food Festival” that was launched at GAD of The Gateway Hotel on Thursday.
The food festival will have oriental food with localised flavours in them to suit the typical spice lovers’ palate in the city. Hotel’s General Manager Srinivas Lahari observed that the people though loved Chinese food were not really happy with the slightly bland taste. He said that it was on such occasions that their chefs experimented to satisfy the customer and ended up with this ‘Andhra Chinese’. This special cuisine uses Chinese seasonings with regional cooking techniques he said.
The Hotel’s Executive Chef Meril opined that the main issue was that city foodies loved their food with full flavour and spice whereas the oriental cuisine was more about subtle tastes.
He said that in this special fusion, the cooking methods will remain the same but the ingredients change to make it spicier.
“We will use condiments like garam masala, corn flour for thickening, an overdose of chilli, garlic, ginger and a generous portion of soya sauce which will give the food that special robust, spicy flavour”, he explained.
Hotel’s former chef Yadgiri, who was the one to start experimenting, was specially invited for this 10-day food festival. Yadgiri is known for his signature dishes like roast canteen chicken, Thai grilled lamb and satay which will be available on the cyclic menu of the festival.
Besides the varied range of appetizers and main course the festival will also have separate a dim sum station and a dessert station with options like fried ice-cream, honey-fried noodles and date pancakes. The food festival will be open for dinner sessions in buffet style at the GAD coffee shop of the hotel.