Kylin Premier (Ambience Mall, Nelson Mandela Marg, VasantKunj, New Delhi)


In a nutshell:

We had a really good time with some good Japanese Teppanyaki that however does not qualify as ‘the best I have ever had’ – A Japanese Restaurant in Delhi that has a live Teppanyaki counter, a sushi bar & more with very warm & interactive chefs who create good food from scratch right in front of u.

A general view of the Dining Hall of Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

Address & other details: Kylin Premier

Meal for 2: Rs. 1000 onwards

Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian

Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:

Situated in Ambience Mall VasantKunj, this restaurant serves Japanese & other oriental cuisines. They also have a ‘Kylin Express’in the same Mall – at the food court.

The Restaurant is very tastefully made. As u enter, u realize that the Restaurant has a dim Lighting with individual lights near tables. Amidst this dim lighting, on the right hand side is a glass box that is illuminated & hence it totally stands out –different types of visually appealing sushis displayed in it. A little further, there is the bar area & then is the restaurant area. Beyond the Restaurant area is the area that appeals to me most in a Japanese Restaurant – Teppanyaki counter (Japanese live grill).

typical teppanyaki set up @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

The people in the Restaurant were very warm. I indulged in a little chat with two of the Teppanyaki Chefs. They are Indians but they have worked in Japanese 5 star Restaurants with Famous Japanese Chefs. The constant interaction with the chef as he was making our Dinner right in front of us – it was very interesting & enjoyable.

fried rice in the making on teppan @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

For the choice of food we stuck to the Japanese section & avoided the obvious non-Japanese hits like prawn butter garlic etc. We went for two Teppanyaki dishes – one recommended by the Chef as ‘must not miss in Kylin’ – Prawn & the other of our choice – Soy Salmon. New Zealand Lamb Chops & Pork Ribs also feature in ‘Chef’s recommendation’ according to the menu card – But we cud not manage to taste those due to sheer lack of space in our stomach pouches.

Noodles being made on the teppan

As I have mentioned above, the food was very enjoyable though not the best TeppanyakiI have ever had. This however has been one of the best Teppanyaki I have had in Delhi so far.

A view of teppanyaki counter & the background from our table @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

Detailed Description – In case u have the time to njoy readin:

As we sat for the dinner, we were served miso soup. It had soft ‘melt in the mouth’ tofu & seaweed. The flavors were very good, so was the taste & overall it was quite refreshing. The miso soup at Sakura was however few notches better than this.

miso soup @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

We started the dinner with Teppanyaki grilled Tiger prawns with Japanese Yuzu miso sauce. This was served with a serving of Japanese fried rice.

Teppanyaki Grilled Tiger Prawns Japanese style @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

The Grilled Tiger prawns were very soft & juicy instead of being kept on the teppan for quite some time – not as juicy as the one I recently had in Cityplaza Taikooshing Hongkong. The Yuzu miso sauce was good as well…………………overall good but short of great.

Making of the prawns on the teppanyaki @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

The fried rice was excellent. This was sticky, flavorful, very tasty & slightly burnt at the edges – just too good.

Japanese fried rice @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

Then we had Norwegian Salmon with soya mirin sauce served on a bed of stir fried green onions. The salmon pieces which we got were from towards the tail area of the fish. So they were thinner & less meatier as compared to the mid part.The taste of salmon & the sauce was too good. The slightly charred ends added to the flavor. However, the texture was an issue – the salmon was too dry, not juicy, not soft, not flaky. Cooking techniques? – I guess yes.

Teppanyaki Soy Salmon @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

The noodles that was served was sweet & sour. Good to taste but I like the fried rice much better.

Japanese noodles @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

The Dessert was very very interesting.

The dessert @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

We tried flambé ice cream with caramelized pineapple.

pineapple slices being caramelized on teppanyaki @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

The pineapple was caramelized on the teppan , laid out on a plate, dollops of ice cream put on the top, a peg of alcohol poured on the top & the whole thing set on fire……….. yes, the flames were almost 20 cm high.

Dessert set on fire @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

The taste was very good but I wud not recommend it to kids or elderly / anyone else who might not be used to the taste of burnt alcohol. The sourness of the pineapple, sweetness of the caramelization, creaminess of the ice cream & the slight bitter aftertaste of the alcohol – was quite an interesting combination of tastes & flavors.

Chef serving the dessert (still on flames) @ Kylin Premier Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj Delhi

Overall – I might go back for Sushis, Sashimis or Ramen at a later date. Unlikely to try the teppanyaki again just coz I get to have better elsewhere. If I were not to be travelling frequently to Far East Asian Countries, I might have thought of revisiting Kylinfor the Teppanyaki.

Will keep u all updated

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