Asian Food Festival @ The Square, Novotel

The Square, Novotel Chennai OMR, is where you start on a culinary trip around Asia. The multi-cuisine restaurant is celebrating a 10-day Asian Food Festival, featuring the food of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. (Want to jet off to Bangkok? Find out how to at the end of the post.)

Executive Chef Muthu Kumar

Executive Chef Muthu Kumar explained to us the principles of yin and yang that govern the mind and body which necessitates the need to bring about a balance in what we eat as well. Hence, this festival underlines the culture, tradition, wellness and nutrition of this cuisine and does it in a delectable way. The menu has been curated by the masterchefs of Novotel Siam Square, Bangkok and Novotel Chennai OMR's Chef Sagar.

These are some of the specials from the festival menu that we tried:

Vegetarian dim sum

Chicken dim sum

Crisp fried spring rolls
Sambal and chicken satay
Vegetarian Thai green curry served with steamed rice
Braised shoulder of beef (hong shao niu nan)
Do not miss the mixed mushrooms (chao san gu) & mixed veggies
Chilli crabs (la jiao pang xie)
Ayam gulai
Mackerel in banana leaf (luang senunuh)

Main courses:

Pad thai from the live station
Mie goreng

The highlight of the meal was the mie goreng. We asked for the prawn version and it was just a little spicy and just fabulous.

Desserts - mango cheesecake; mango crumble cake; caramel eclair & blueberry cream; summer pudding

There were no Asian desserts on offer but the chef revealed that he had 8 flavours of ice creams that he would be serving at the festival, along with some innovative toppings.

The Asian food Festival will be on till June 2nd and it's a buffet service priced at 1299/++ for lunch and 1399/++ for dinner.

Is today your lucky day? Have a meal at the restaurant and take part in the lucky draw. You might just win yourself a 3 night complimentary stay at the Novotel Siam Square, Bangkok.

For reservations (highly recommended), do call 89398 42258.

*This was an invited review 


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