Dim sum Festival @ Hyatt Hyderabad

I was invited for the Dim sum Festival held at The Lounge Bar, Hyatt Hyderabad. Dim sums are typically a Cantonese cuisine whose preparation consisting of small mouthful portions of stuffings in a steamed bun. The variety of the fillings gives a whole world of difference to the taste, flavour and texture.

The Dim Sum festival had four options to choose for in the veg and non-veg fare.

The non-veg options were – Prawn Shumai (steamed prawn dumpling, bamboo shoot and scallion), Scallop dim sum (steamed crystal dumpling filled with scallop and asparagus), Spicy chicken dim sum (chicken with oriental mushroom and scallion) and Lamb khotey (lamb with soya and scallion).


Lamb khotey (L) & Scallop Dim sum (R)


My favourites were the Prawn shumai – perfectly cooked prawns and subtle flavour of spring onions and Lamb khotey – the meat was very tender and these dim sums were pan fried. The scallop dim sum was nice but I didn’t get the contrasting asparagus texture in the filling that I was looking for. The chicken-mushroom was good too but chiken dim sums are quite regular compared to the above mentioned ones.


Prawn Shumai (L) & Chicken-Mushroom Dim sums

In veg the options were – Mixed vegetable dim sum (steamed crystal mixed vegetable), Spinach dim sum (garlic and spinach dumpling), Chinese cabbage dim sum (chinese cabbage, carrot and shiitake dumpling) and Water chestnut and pakchoi dim sum (pakchoi, bamboo shoot and water chestnut dumpling).


Mixed Veg (L), Chinese cabbage (Above) & Water chestnut (Below)

My favourites in the veg options were the water chestnut and pakchoi dim sums. If there was an award for the “cutest looking dim sum” – the mixed vegetable one would win it hands down! The spinach one was my least favourite one, the flavour of spinach being too strong. I forgot to click them though. The Chinese cabbage dim sum would have been even better if the shiitake flavour would have been a little more prominent.

I must say though that the Chef made it a point to keep different flavoured dim sums in unique shapes. Kudos! Overall, I had a wonderful lunch at Hyatt. Thank you Hyatt Hyderabad for hosting me.

While I was waiting for my dim sums to arrive I clicked the lovely desserts which are part of the regular buffet. Wish I had some appetite to taste these though.




Onyumm! @ Madras Cafe & Co.

Onyumm! – the yum Kerala food fest is happening at Madras Cafe & Co from today i.e 25th August – 30th August. I was invited as part of the bloggers meet to sample the menu. The restaurant is decked up in all its festivities – banana leaves at the entrance, Onapookkalam (flower rangoli), the servers dressed… 

Read More »


Vividly Vietnamese – Westin, Hyderabad

I am an ardent fan of “Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam “, a show that documents Luke’s culinary journey as he travels through Vietnam. So, when Chef Nguyen Hung Thong from Sheraton, Hanoi was visiting Westin, Hyderabad to whip up some true-to-original Vietnamese cuisine, I gladly accepted the invite for their “Vividly Vietnamese” food festival. Vietnamese cuisine… 

Read More »


Prego AlFresco – Westin, Hyderabad

Just like in the Mediterranean, dine and drink in the open…Prego Alfresco- that’s how the invite read for the bloggers meet to unveil Prego Alfresco.We were promised open skies, pleasant weather, view of pristine blue waters and that’s exactly what we got on the opening night. Mr Dietmar, General Manager very warmly greeted us all with… 

Read More »


Dunkin Donuts & More

Dunkin Donuts finally opened their Hyderabad branch at Inorbit Mall, Madhapur and I was delighted to receive a exclusive invite for the pre-launch event. The Head of Marketing – Prashant Sarwade had flown in from Mumbai. After interacting with him, I realized that a lot of though has been put in in naming the products! Along with… 

Read More »