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TASTY AND NOURISHING Sushi Hexa offered by Noshi

TASTY AND NOURISHING Sushi Hexa offered by Noshi   | Photo Credit: Special arrangement

Offering an array of Asian delights, Noshi serves delicacies which are light and flavourful

So what does one eat when one has been asked to go off oil and red meat? Apparently quite a lot, as I have learnt over the last few weeks.

Friends have been dropping by, all carrying baked and roasted namkeen and biscuits. One friend got us a delicious roasted chicken, about which I shall write later, and two other friends came with a hamper of yummy food from Noshi.

Noshi is a delivery outlet of the Yum Yum Cha group and serves sushi, Thai and other Asian delights. They have a wide array of dimsums, soups (pho, tom yum), sushi and sashimi, curries (red, green) and meals in a bowl (rice or noodles with your favoured flavours — spicy garlic, basil and chilli and three-pepper — with your choice of toppings.

I like sushi, but asked for steamed dimsums instead. They brought us various kinds – with edamame and truffle, chicken and chestnut, chicken and chilli oil, basil chicken, prawn cheung fun (with chillies, soy sauce and garlic) and prawn har gao, which consisted of prawns, dill leaves and asparagus. Then there was a lemongrass tofu dish, sliced garlic chicken and Thai lemon fish with basmati rice.

Wholesome meal

This was, obviously, the best meal I’d had after my stint in the hospital (where the food was so bad that it encouraged me to get well soon and get discharged at the earliest). The food from Noshi was light, yet delicious. I did not have the sauces or the prawn (high in cholesterol, alas), but really enjoyed some of the dimsums and the main dishes.

The chicken and chestnut dimsum had just the right crunchy and soft texture that I wanted, and the basil chicken had a nice flavour. I loved my Thai steamed fish, which had a mild lemony sauce, and I thought the lemongrass tofu was excellent. I didn’t much like the edamame and truffle dimsum for I didn’t get the flavour of truffle in it. But I must say it looked good!

Edamame and truffle dimsum

Edamame and truffle dimsum   | Photo Credit: Special arrangement

I later found out that most of the dimsums are for ₹345 or so for a plate of four, as are the sushis (of various kinds such as tuna nigiri, unagi nigiri, salmon nigiri, spicy salmon, crab salad, cucumber blossom and enoki and truffle) for three or four rolls. The curries or wok stacks are for ₹485. Zomato says a meal for two costs ₹1000.

I loved the food from Noshi. It was light, yet delicious and flavourful. And like all of owner Varun Tuli’s creations, it looks beautiful. My only problem — and this I heard another day when some other Noshi-loving friends came over — is the packaging. It is beautifully packed, but there is too much packaging. The dimsums, for instance, came in small boxes, with smaller boxes of the sauce or the oil, and these were than all placed in a large and beautiful cardboard container. Now that I am a man who believes in safeguarding nature (and health), I thought there was no need for the carton, however elegant.

Noshi, which is in GK 1, delivers to a radius of 10 km from there, but has plans to deliver in Gurugram soon.

I am off sugar (well, mostly off, I should say) but if you order from Noshi, do have some of their mochi ice cream. Like most things Japanese it is beautiful – and healthy.

Readers are going to get to hear more on healthy food from me. After all, health is wealth, as Baba WhatsApp says.

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