Over the weekend (yes, I know it is Wednesday when I am writing this, but I was waiting for the food coma to subside) we visited a fairly new establishment, “Asian Gardens“. The restaurant is the second brain child of one of the oldest families in he hospitality industry, the first being Khazana (famous for authentic North Indian Cuisine).
Walking though the main entrance, we immediately noticed the serene ambiance and well decorated space. The restaurant was airy and spacious with hints of Japanese knickknacks.
The menu was extensive, but what caught my eye immediately was the Teppenyaki Section. The price seemed fair for the variety being offered. However, because we were just two, we could not enjoy the full Teppenyaki experience (style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food in front of you).
Soon after we placed our order, we were served with a complimentary bowl of Salad. I was sold on this. The dressing that complimented the crunchy fruits and vegetables was delectable.
While we waited for our food to arrive, we sipped on some Miso Soup which formed part of the main course.
No sooner were we done, the chef brought out the rest of the Teppenyaki meal. We selected the CHEF OMAKASE Course 1 (there are 4 options in the Teppenyaki Menu) which consisted of Crab Stick Crunchy Salad, Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Breast, Prawns, Salmon, Egg Fried Rice and Mix Vegetables, all prepared to perfection. (Now you probably understand why I had a food coma!).
Every dish had its own unique flavor and the food was enough for two people. I cannot decide which was my favorite because everything was so (damn!) good. (including the dipping sauce). Being a Sushi Fan, I also ordered some Tuna Nigiri which was extremely fresh and the wasabi was literally a killer.
To top it all off, we ordered for dessert, the Tempura Ice cream. Although taste and presentation made this dessert astounding, the Ice-cream was all melted inside. I am sure with more practice the Chef will get bring this to perfection.
I am definitely looking forward to my next visit to Asian Garden, especially when they introduce the Korean and Indian menus. The food is simply top-notch and I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great Japanese experience for their palate.
For more information, check out their website here.