In a line: Take your palate across China with the new Chinese menu at Setz.
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Price for two: Rs. 3000(approx)
Location: Emporio, Vasant Kunj
Must haves: Pu pu platter, steam chicken ball
Remarkable flavours and vibrant colours, Chinese food does justice to all the ingredients by highlighting their original flavours and textures, and this is what makes it one of my all time favourites.
Think steamed dim sums, fried spring rolls, wok tossed vegetables and meats along with some interesting dipping sauces and sides. If you’ve started to drool already, then bookmark Setz for your next visit and be assured of some delectable Chinese offerings, which would make you want to come back again and again.
The menu, which comprises of some appetising starters, a wide selection of dim sums and wok tossed mains with sides, has been specially curated by executive chef T. Sathiya Prakash and his team. To savour the delectable offerings, I visited Setz last week and I am glad that I did.
The food journey commenced with french beans yacai, that had perfectly blanched beans tossed in the unusual preserved mustard greens i.e. ya cai. The boomerang-worthy Pu Pu Platter followed and instantly became a favourite because of its crispy and crunchy offerings. the prawn wrapped in spring roll sheet and crispy fried chicken dumpling were my favourite.
Amongst the dim sums, I enjoyed the juicy sichuan chicken dim sum that was poached in light soya chili sauce. While the silken tofu, artichoke and guilin chili isn’t something that I’d be very keen on ordering again, the steam chicken ball, rice wine dim sum is one that I could easily binge on to. Minced chicken coated in fluffy steamed rice, these porcupine looking dim sums faired well with some spicy red chilli dip that comes along.
Though simple, the stir fried sweet potato noodles and work fried egg rice would always be my go-to dishes to pair with the mains, as they tasted great by themselves. And if like me, you are a fan of seafood then the sweet and spicy prawns toban in cha sha dry chilli sauce is a must have!
Before jumping to the desserts, we tried the fanta popsicle and kala khatta popsicle, which would surely offer some respite in the current Delhi heat. The iced shots which had shot glasses made of ice are also perfect for some respite and booze.
All’s well that ends well. Cliche as it might be, but it holds true for desserts. We tried the oh-so-good tiramisu and the creamy and elegant napoleon pastry, but it was the sticky toffee pudding that became the piece de resistance of our meal. Warm chocolate cake doused in a sweet and sticky toffee and chocolate sauce, served with their in-house vanilla ice cream, this is the dessert that I’d come back for!
Value for money: 4/5