Introducing Yin and Yang Food Promotion at Empress of China

In this blog post, I cover a food promotion in Delhi called Yin and Yang, currently underway at the Empress of China restaurant in Eros Hotel, Nehru Place. 

Drawing inspiration from the principle of Yin and Yang, which is a fundamental concept in the Chinese philosophy and culture, the food promotion introduces a balancing act of taste, textures, colors and flavors to the discerning foodies of Delhi-NCR.

Held every evening post 7 pm onwards till Thursday, March 23, 2017, the promotion focuses on an "All you can eat" menu with two different pantries representing the Yin and Yang principle*.

[* According to the principle, all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites, for instance, female-male, dark-light, and young-old. These opposites attract and complement each other and have at its core an element of the other.]

Get a bird's eye view of the Cantonese and Sichuan cuisines through this food promotion. The specially curated menu, which is offered to customers at INR 1500 (plus taxes) per pax, is the brainchild of executive chef Nikhil Rastogi and sous chef Tenzin Losel, with inputs from F&B manager Umesh Dalal and marketing manager Harpreet Bakshi.

Here's what you can expect at the food promotion!

Asparagus, corn and mushroom salad (Yin)

My first recommendation would be for this five-spiced marinated asparagus and corn salad with sweet chili dressing. The combination of spices provides just the perfect blend of aroma and taste to the aesthetically done salad.

Asparagus, corn and mushroom salad

Crispy noodle salad (Yin and Yang)

Another salad that drives home the point of the Yin and Yang is the crispy noodle salad with spicy tamarind dressing. Since I prefer my salad to be sweet and sour, I couldn't have asked for more!

Crispy noodle salad

Lohan dim sum (Yin)

If you love dim sums, I urge you to try these delicious crystal vegetable dumplings with delightful burnt chili oil topping, done with a dash of sugar to balance.

Lohan dim sum

Vegetable salt and pepper (Yin and Yang)

I gorged on this crispy fried assorted vegetable offering tossed with fresh green onions and peppers. You would too, mark my words!

Vegetable salt and pepper

Chicken Sichuan (Yang)

My personal favorite, this dish comprised diced chicken tossed in Sichuan pepper and chilies.

Chicken Sichuan

Chicken pot sticker (Yang)

This sumptuous dish is made of marinated minced chicken with pan-fried spring onions.

Chicken pot sticker

Steamed prawn (Yin)

A simple yet absolutely delicious prawn offering, this dish is served with spicy garlic and ginseng sauce.

Pan-fried noodle veg (Yin and Yang)

A medley of Yin and Yang, these pan-fried noodles contain Chinese green in soy garlic sauce.

Dessert (Yin and Yang)

The jasmine infused dark and white mousse brings a perfect culmination to the Yin and Yang food promotion.

Make sure to visit the Empress of China restaurant in Eros Hotel today, Nehru Place, as March 23 is the last day of food promotion. To make a reservation, call +91-11-41331653.

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