Nothing went as planed for the day. Well, the beauty of life is that, the unplanned journeys are the most memorable one though.
Going out of the house almost after two weeks. Well, that’s a complete lie. I have been out for the Flower Show, but I don’t know why it does not feel like I have actually left my house within the last two weeks. The last two weeks were horrible, reading books, chewing pencils and munching on oats cookies. Needed a dose of those unhealthy and junk foods with lots of spices and tanginess. Suddenly day before yesterday, I started having carving for chicken sui mais. I could remember those days at Haka, me gulping on the unlimited sui mai on their buffet menu. Or the sweet taste of soft goodness after 30 minutes wait at Chowman for a plate of sui mai. Just the, I knew I had to go out for a piping hot plate of sui mai in this chilly winter days. With the advent of technology, humans do possess the superpower of searching of and about any restaurants and its menu through any cellular radio system without having any physical connection, a.k.a. cell phones.
In the last couple of years, Kolkata has been flooded with various restaurants may it be a small joint, cafe or a five start fine dining restaurants. And these restaurants are presenting us with the exclusive Chinese cuisine beyond chili chicken and noodles. [In case if you are wondering why not order from Wow! Momo, do know the difference between Sui Mai and Momo]. My current obsession, carving and quest for sui mai has lead to today’s outing. Although I have selected a entirely different destination for lunch, but for fortunately with the unfolding of various events, I have landed at Overdose, located at Desapriya Park.
Visit: This is a small joint located at Desapriya Park Crossing. The food joint is small, could hardly accommodate twenty people together. But, don’t be deceived by the size of the sitting area. This place did not disappoint me and my carving for dim sums. The interior of the place is elegantly designed with brick walls and dim lights and the management is very polite and accommodating.
Chicken stuffed dumplings steamed in bamboo basket and lightly saute in sesame oil and sesame seeds. These were accompanied with house made chili and sesame oil. Six small pockets of stuffed meat dumplings were served piping hot and melted in mouth. Loved the texture of minced meat filling but felt like the pepper was overpowering.
Based on my past (bad) experience with sea food, I must agree that I usually avoid sea food in restaurants. But, sui mais are traditionally prepared with mutton, crab or sea food, I could not resit but skipping the chicken sui mai and ordering sea food sui mai. The seafood sui mais are filled with minced prawns. To my utter surprise, it tastes good. The tenderness and sweetness of the prawns excelled in taste. These were served along with chili sesame oil.
Crispy Honey Fried Wanton
Crispy Honey Fried Wantons- these are a thing of beauty. Wantons are dumplings, where the fillings are warped in thin sheets and deep fried. The crispy honey fried wantons were perfectly fried, with the crispy outer crust and soft wand moist chicken fillings. The fried wantons are than tossed over honey chill glaze sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds. I loved the tanginess, sweet and sour sauce covering the wanton and soft chicken filling inside. This was undoubtedly the best one from the dishes that I have tried here.
- Presentation: ★★★★☆
- Food Quality: ★★★★☆
- Taste: ★★★★☆
- Ambiance: ★★★★☆
- Value for money: ★★★★☆
- Service: ★★★★☆
Don’t be fooled by the size of the restaurant. I loved the food here. Do visit and try out their Chinese Cuisine; you will love it 🙂
Must Try Items (based on my opinion and items tasted):
- Crispy Honey Fried Wantons