Mainland China is the first restaurant that comes to your mind when you think of having authentic Chinese cuisine. They have a huge franchise of multiple outlets throughout India and Bangalore has seven of them. I visited the one on Church Street Outlet which is next to Oh! Calcutta and Hoppipolla.
Ambiance: At the entrance, you will be welcomed by 2 lions and 3 Chinese warrior statues. You will feel like you have entered a new world. Located on the first floor, they have a really classy ambiance and the walls are covered with Buddha paintings. I visited this place with my friends for some weekend treat and it was a nice experience.
The service is really good and the staff is courteous and friendly.
We started our dinner with some tea which was good. Then had kimchi salad and cut cucumber kept as a side dish.
Beverages: Orange Piroshka: a mocktail which was orange with Basil. It was quite refreshing. I loved it.
Kiwi Margaritas: Tequila with Kiwi and Lime. I loved its taste.
Virgin Mojito: The best I ever tasted. I loved it because of the well-balanced taste of lime and mint.
(All the drinks were up to the expectation.)
Soup: Pepper Lemon Veg Soup: it was good. I loved the mushrooms they added in that.
Appetisers: Crispy Lotus stem with curry leaves and black pepper: this is the second time I tasted lotus stem and I am in love with the delicacy. They are just delicious and I would recommend this dish as a must have.
Crackling Spinach: it was good. Shredded spinach was fried and tossed with almonds, silvers and sesame seeds. I loved it.
Crispy Chili Corn Pepper: This was good.
Veg Basil Dumplings: it was good but I felt something was missing.
Main Course: Ginger Capsicum fried rice: The best fried rice I’ve ever had. This goes well with all types of sauces. I recommend it as a must.
Mixed Vegetable Chili Basil Sauce: It was good. The sauce had a tongue touching taste.
Green and Garlic Dry: It was good too.
Japanese Wheat Noodles Veg: I loved it. Wok tossed buckwheat noodles with vegetables. I recommend it because you will definitely like it.
Desserts: Chocolate roll: was quite a treat as the chocolate stuffing was good.
Honey noodles with Ice Cream: Amazing. I loved the honey noodles and it goes great with vanilla. If you decide to taste it, pair it up with vanilla ice cream.
They do have buffets in the afternoon with a reasonable amount of ₹ 648 for Veg and ₹ 715 for Non-veg during Weekdays and ₹ 764 (Veg) and ₹ 850 (Non – veg) during weekends. They have separate plates for vegetarians and that will keep the vegetarians clear off the non-veg.
I would love to visit this place again for some more delicious treat. If you do, leave us in comments.