Don’t we all have those special food cravings? I crave for chocolates, ice creams, Shawarma from time to time, however after feasting at Skky I am definitely craving for hot Chinese crab soup and dimsums in the future. The taste having taken top spot on my craving list. The Ramada Powai Hotel and Convention Centre has launched a Chinese New Year menu at The Skky https://twitter.com/skky_mumbai . I recently got an opportunity to visit and review their Chinese New year Food festival menu.
We were in for a pretty surprise as on arrival the hostess took us up in a glass lift and guided us right into the skky. I was in fairyland with twinkling lights in the trees, ponds with electric candle lights, lotus pads and the array of beautiful seating arrangement. The ambiance of the lounge is very elegant with some nice music that tempted me to groove to the beat. It felt magical with the cold nip in the air under the moon and starry night.
The service is really very nice and we were handed the menu card on a iPad. The special Chinese Menu had
Rice and Noodles
There was enough explanations and details of each of the categories dishes. The Chef visited our table and gave us his recommendations according to our likes.
Drinks – The Bartender mixed up a yummy looking cocktail and Mocktail for Pari and me. I enjoyed my Mandarin Mojito, Chilled, citrus and refreshing! Pari found her Passion fruit Mocktail very fruity and tangy.
Soups- The menu consists of a perfect, wholesome meal, starting from the flavourful Haying spicy crab meat soup – Spicy Chinese herbs flavoured soup with tofu shiitake mushrooms and crab meat, accompanied by the crunchy Crispy water chestnut sautéed in the famous black pepper sauce. I simply loved this authentic tasty soup. Pari liked her veg soup too. She had the Beijing farm fresh corn soup. It was thick, had that freshness of corn and delicately flavoured with spices and herbs.
Dimsums- The menu had lots of traditional dishes from all over China and were well priced. We got served with an assortment of Dimsums. Each and every one looked so pretty to the eyes, and were even more pretty on the palate. I specially enjoyed the prawn and garlic roll and the Corn and Water chest Dumpling. The chef send us additional Khimchi and sweet and spicy peanuts. Nibbling on these and catching up with a friend under the star lit night was a wonder pe thunder moment for me!!!
Starters- The sauteed Chicken with tri peppers was a pretty looking dish but a little bland to my taste, however the trio of chinese sauces enhanced the flavour. On the other hand the sauteed fresh river prawns with cashew nut stole my heart, the prawns were so succulent and creamy. Polished off in a jiffy!!
Main course – We ordered a small portion of Veg fried rice and a simple Hunan gravy. We could manage to have just two morsels each saving up some tummy space for the delectable sweet dumpling dessert.
Dessert- This was by far the yummiest dish of the day as sweets are my weakness. This gooey soft centered creamy dumpling dusted with dessicated coconut melted away in the mouth. The texture was dense but soft like baby food. Loved it immensely!
Thumbs up for-
1. The wonderful Ambiance
2. The large over head screen for Sport fans.
3. Courteous friendly staff that believe in service with a smile.
4. The innovative menu on the ipad
5. The large kitchen on the side.
6. Well priced dishes.
7. The authentic taste and large portions of food.
8. Timings of Skky- they are open till 1 AM
9. Large group seating arrangements.
10. Excellent stocked up bar
Thumbs Down for-
1. The Lighting at the table. It was pretty dim for a food blogger like me to capture the pictures.
2. The mosquitoes who wanted to have a feast on my feet.
Final Verdict- This place is truly Value for money considering the excellent and authentic food n drinks one gets to enjoy in such an spectacular ambiance. Every Mumbaikar must visit The skky to experience the magic and romance just a drive away from the maddening city.
Timings: 5 pm to 1 am
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(The author dined at the Chinese Food festival on invitation, which is on from the 19th of February to the 28th of February).