Hyatt Regency in Teynampet has come up with a new concept, one that is quite interesting.. They have introduced for the first time ever in Chennai, a pop-up restaurant by a five star hotel that will deliver extraordinary Japanese fare at “Yakiniku”.
Biscotti, their pastry shop has been converted into a Japanese restaurant, from decor to staff to the food and even the cutlery.. They even had a few origami pieces on display…
It is where you get to taste some amazing Japanese dishes, all made with ingredients that are as Japanese as they can get. Some of the options available are – Niku Tofu (Sliced beef, tofu, dash stock,
green onion, chili powder), Takoyaki (Octopus dumplings, tonkatsu sauce, mayonnaise, seaweed),
Salmon Chanchan Yaki (Salmon, cabbage, onion, mushroom, carrot, sweet miso), Nasu Dengaku (Fried Eggplant, miso sauce, sesame seed). Also, available would be Sushi and Sashimi live stations.
I also spied the staff working on Vegetarian and non vegetarian Tempura. Oh and they have a few options in soups as well — Miso and Potato & crab meat soup… While the menu was conceptualised by their in house Chef Subrata Debnath, a Japanese chef was brought in to teach the authentic methods of cooking and serving. Apart from the food, the decor too will feature heavy Japanese influences. “We want the diners to have the feel of being in an authentic Japanese restaurant,” says the chef. We also got the opportunity to witness Chef from Grand Hyatt Guam make sushi, and damn he was fast!
The list is endless.. While I was there for the launch, I got to try Japanese Beer- Asahi and a few vegetarian starters- The Sushi and Nasu Dengaku, both of which left me curious for more… I am not someone who enjoys Brinjal but the sauce and the way it had been cooked was amazing, had me asking for a 2nd helping! The Sushi was delicious, and quite filling, I had it with a good dollop of wasabi, soya sauce and pickled ginger as well.
When you are done trying out the starters and mains, do keep some space aside for their desserts- Green Tea Tiramisu, Jelly Soup, Rice noodle, brown sugar syrup, vanilla ice cream to name a few!
Well, if that doesn’t have you drooling, I don’t know what will.. All I would say is make a visit to the pop up restaurant before December 10th..
Experience Yakiniku from 14th November to 10th December 2015.
Open only for dinner (7pm to 11:30pm)
For reservations and more information, call 044 6100 1234 or +91 9962000619.
Disclaimer: The reviews posted on this blog are based on my personal experience. Also remember these were just my views!! Remember, no two palates are the same. Bon Appétit 🙂