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.

Empress of China - Eros Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 


  1. Wow such a great list of food items at yin and yang food promotion. Crispy noodle salad sounds most interesting to me. Would love to give it a try.

  2. Wow all the dishes look so sumptuous and tempting. Love the chef has indeed put in a lot of efforts to plan such a fantastic menu.

  3. The Empress of China looks good and I am sure it is tasty and it obviously will bring more attention towards yin & yang food production.

  4. The whole idea of yin and yang sounds very interesting. The food looks droolworthy would check the place.

  5. I like their modern approach to the presentation of the dishes as well. All those dishes look absolutely delicious and love the different types of flavors.

  6. The food at The Empress of China looks so inviting and the concept too is interesting in itself. I am quite impressed with the finishing of Lohan Dimsums. The outer covering is paper thin..

  7. Wow the yin yan theme looks unique. It's a wonderful and creative way to serve food. Would love to put this on my list when visiting Delhi!!

  8. My favourite is Logan dim sum it is so mouthwatering in picture I am sure planning for this when in Delhi . I am really fond of Chinese food . Thank you for the wonderful post .

  9. So many places are coming up. I really wish the authentic food gets it's due love and support post this covid. Crispy noodle salad and lohan dim sum look the most delicious

  10. I have always loved the concept of yin and yang! This is really interesting! I will share this with friends living there!

  11. I would be visiting this place next week on my cousin's birthday. Its his favourite dine in place.

  12. I heard of yin and yang but it been integreated in food is something mesmerizing. Seems to be a fantastic option. I will surely recommend my friend in Delhi.

  13. Starting with the ambience which was fairly good, and the service better. The food is amazing and gives definitely the value for money. The restaurant lives upto its expectations and is a must visit.

  14. That crispy noodle salad & dim sum made me crave for it now. I love oriental food & wish to enjoy it at this place.
    Literally hungry now after reading ur post.

  15. Yig and Yang concept seems super hot, food look so tempting. Dim sums look so mouth watering.

  16. Applying Yin Yang theory in the food and celebrating it is surely a special experience. The food spread looks really worth trying after knowing the concept.

  17. Using a Yin-Yang theme for food is a fabulous method to pique our interest. I was already tempted to visit just by the intro. The way you've described the food and the affordability makes it even more tempting.

  18. I love the food and the presentation. The concept looks pretty good.


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