Oodles of noodles

We love noodles, and if we come to know how many varieties it has we will love it even more. Stellar, the Pan-Asian restaurant in Hotel Ashok, has curated a noodle festival entirely dedicated to these strands.

Made with 10 different varieties of noodles like yaki udon noodles, rice vermicell noodles, glass noodles and spaghetti noodles popular in Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Indonesia, the festival offers everything from soups to salads to the main course. Brainchild of Chef Rajen Pradhan, patrons can savour some authentic Pan-Asian noodle dishes from bland to spicy, from boiled to fried, as per their taste palate.

While we were served Stellar’s signature sweet mocktail made of orange zest and mint, Metrolife explored more about the varieties of noodles and flavours offered. Knowing about our taste preferences, chef Pradhan recommended us to try different varieties of salads and soups. And soon we were served Asian-style chicken and broccoli noodle soup and Singapore style fish ball and pakchoy egg noodle soup. Both preparations were as good in taste as they were in their presentation.

From salads, we tried the Thai-style vegetable glass noodle salad, cold Asian noodle salad with peanut and sesame and Thai style glass noodle salad. However, the cold Asian noodle salad was our favourite. Also, chef’s special sesame and Java sauce served with the salads are a must try.

Coming to the main course, the menu offers around 25 varieties of dishes, made of different kinds of noodles. But with chef’s recommendation, we ordered Bakmi Goreng with chicken and prawns (yakisoba), Hungarian noodle with chicken and prawns (yolk pasta) and Spicy gril sphagetti noodle with roasted duck (wheat flour). Lo mein with mustard noodle with vegetable (wheat noodle) and Thai basil noodle pork (yaki udon) are also good picks.

Noodle fans must give this festival a try.

FAQs:

Address: Stellar, The Ashok, 50 B, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, from May 15 till  June 30.
 Meal for two: Rs 3,000 (all inclusive)
For reservation call: 8860600478, 8860600497.

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