The Indian palate is quite accommodating, and we as foodies are open to exploring a number of global cuisines. We have a voracious appetite for global flavours and we also have a unique penchant to make these flavours our own. That is what has happened with the Indian-Chinese fusion food, which is now a separate cuisine in itself. From Chinese bhel to Manchurian and schezwan fried rice and noodles, Indian Chinese is a genre that is loved by Indians across the country. Now a restaurant in Mumbai has come up with a gigantic Chinese thali as well! Yes, you heard that right – we now have a Chinese thali, which has been named ‘Great Thaal Of China’ (pun intended!), and it is available at Ohanna’s in Andheri, Mumbai. The platter, which combines the best dishes from the Indian Chinese cuisine, is a formidable-looking order that even the most devout Chinese food lover won’t be able to finish alone.
Thali is one of the most-loved Indian meals, comprising three different courses in one huge order, including starters, mains, accompaniments, beverages and desserts. The thali is considered as the complete meal as it contains ingredients form almost all food groups. Combining this desi concept with India’s love for Chinese food, Ohanna’s in Andheri has created a king-sized ‘Great Thaal of China,’ which contains different types of rice and noodles with a number of gravy and dry dishes. For vegetarians, the platter contains options like Vegetarian Manchurian, Kung Pao Paneer, Paneer Black Pepper, Honey Chilli Potatoes, Spring Rolls, etc. Meanwhile, for non-vegetarian food lovers, the thali contains Chicken Lollipop, Crispy Chicken, Chicken in Hunan Sauce, Butter Garlic Chicken, along with rice or noodles. All of this is served on one huge steel platter in the style of the Indian thali.
The Great Thal Of China promises to not just satiate your hunger pangs, but also leave the glutton in you, purring with satisfaction. The vegetarian Chinese thali will cost you Rs 799, while the non-vegetarian Chinese thali costs Rs 999. The amount of food in one thali is enough to feed, at least, four people, which makes the order quite a cheap meal. Delicious, light on the pocket and quirky, the Great Thal of China is sure to delight die-hard Chinese food lovers to no end. So, when are you heading out to devour this feast?