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CHINESE FLAVOURS The restaurant is an addition to the many Chinese eateries in the city Photo: K. GAJENDRAN
CHINESE FLAVOURS The restaurant is an addition to the many Chinese eateries in the city Photo: K. GAJENDRAN

Order, eat and leave in five minutes

Chinese food on the go has a new name in Panjagutta. It is called Yo! China and it promises Chinese food for Chinese prices. No, you don't have to run to get a few thousand Yuans before you dine here. It is supposed to mean that the prices are low. Opened a few days back, Yo! China ambiance speaks business. A non-cluttered look with wood, steel and glass combo it changes the notions of fine dining Chinese restaurants that had cushioned seats, and chairs, which were somewhat difficult to move. Outside the restaurant there is neat small takeaway counter modelled like a pushcart. You can order and the food comes in a paper carton in which you can eat while walking like Jackie Chan. Many a time the inviting colours of the Chinese food being dished out at the roadside bandis might have tempted you but one look at the first-floor kitchen at Yo! China makes you feel that you are in safer company. Whirring gizmos, steaming ovens, ticking clocks and cooks with their hair covered can make your stomach rumble for food with anticipation.So, what do they serve here?Dimsums (the 21-restaurant chain says they have served 1,00,000 of them), chopsuey, combos, and the usual fusion cuisine that is called Chinese food.But the good part is the serving time: any combo meal you pick it will be served in five minutes, any la carte item will be served in 15 minutes. This is thanks to the two-year research done by Moods Hospitality, which owns the chain. The research also shows up in the combos they offer. Instead of fancy Chinese sounding names, there is a range of items people pick out due to familiarity more than anything else. A sumptuous meal with a soft drink should cost you about Rs. 250.Modelled on Chinese fast food as it is sold in the US, Yo! China has everything going for it as people order, gobble and go.SERISH NANISETTI

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