This charming restaurant nestled in Hotel Shangri-La is a gem for those who want an intimate contemporary Oriental meal in a rustic environment. Located in the heart of Darjeeling and just a two-minute walk from Darjeeling Mall, this restaurant & bar is perfect for accommodating the whole travelers group for a meal. Prices here are affordable, portions are big and flavours are equally good. Fitted with dim lighting and wood finishing, this ostentatious restaurant in Hotel Shangri-La is excellent for couple dinners or group lunches.
While you push through the heavy glass door with green wooden frames, you will find a small reception counter at the right side of entrance. Hotel Shangri-La’s Restaurant is located just behind the reception area serves Indian, Oriental and Tibetan dishes. There are two sections in the restaurant that are separated by a square wooden arch, first section is family dining and second section at the end is the bar area.
Food Served on Table :
Hunan Pork – Hunan style boneless and juicy marinated pork stir fried with bell pepper, chilies, onions, ginger and garlic. Amazingly delicious, tender and flavorful Hunan Pork is a perfect balance of spicy and sweetness with a meaty texture. Crisp-tender, mouthwatering pork pieces will play with your taste-buds with enchanting flavours.
Chili Pork with Peppers – Chili Pork with Peppers is made with moist and soft pork chunks, onion, garlic, spices and a house-made red chili & pepper paste. Insanely addictive and extremely tender Chili Pork with Peppers is spicy, tangy and packed with rich smoky flavor.
Pork Shapta – Pork Shapta is a flavourful Tibetan delicacy made of sliced juicy and marinated boneless pork strips stir-fried in a wok with spices, onions, tomatoes, capsicum, green chilli, ginger and garlic. Mouth-melting tender Pork Shapta is addictively spicy, succulent and incredibly flavourful.
Kung Pao Chicken – Tender and moist boneless chicken chunks, spring onions, Sichuan peppercorns, crunchy roasted peanuts, bell peppers and onions are stir-fried with subtly sweet-and-spicy Kung Pao sauce. Kung Pao chicken is sweet, savoury, tangy and incredibly delicious with highly addictive aroma.
Drinks Served on Table :
Chilled Beer : Options are very limited here so we have to settle with ice cold Budweiser.
Scotch on the rocks : Again options and availability are very limited so we settled with Johnnie Walker Red.
Describing Taste and Flavor :
Start your meal with the humble yet spicy Chili Pork with Peppers — savoury cubes of crisp, juicy, flavourful and soft pork with spices stir fried till golden brown. Chili Pork is also thick, very meaty and slathered with a finger-licking good glaze that will keep you busy for a while.
Order their signature Pork Shapta — melt-in-the-mouth boneless meat slices slicked in a rich, umami-laden spices and served with fluffy steamed buns. Pork Shapta is a must-order, very succulent crisp and meaty dish doused with fragrant dry spices.
Spicy soft and juicy — it’s everything you can ask for in a well-prepared delicious Kung Pao Chicken. The aromatic, succulent meat is sliced off the bone skillfully and doused with a umami-rich Kung Pao sauce that you don’t want to miss.
The mouthwatering Hunan Pork is proof that pork dishes are a forte here — the strong flavour, soft-texture, clean-tasting and not overly herbaceous as some Chinese pork dishes can be. The Hunan Pork felt more tasty when paired with the ice-chilled beer.
Located in Hotel Shangri-La is this gem of a oriental restaurant serves an affordable a la carte style menu. It’s not just the delicious food or cheap price that has earned their loyal patrons — service is decent and the servers are attentive to requests. This modern Chinese restaurant in Hotel Shangri-La marries authentic Oriental flavours with a contemporary Indian setting that offers both indoor and rooftop dining options. So, mark this chic restaurant down for your future dinner dates.
Hotel Shangri-La, Nehru Road, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling
Timing : 12noon – 9:30pm; Average Cost : 800 for two (approx)
Reservation : 0354 2254149
Hotel Shangri-La Darjeeling – Oriental Lunch
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