Bandra is famous as the home of many Bollywood Celebrities. Besides this, the famous Mount Mary Church and St. Andrew Church is quite renowned. Over the years, numerous Chinese Restaurants have opened up in Bandra. Bandra is a must-go-to destination if you’re a food lover! If you haven’t yet tasted authentic Chinese dishes, this list is for you.
The first item to make it to the top of our list is, Dumplings. This traditional Northern Chinese dish is quite famous all over the world. The item is somewhat similar to ravioli. This impeccable delicacy is half-moon shaped, soft, and filled with different fillings. It may be fried or steamed. Various restaurants in Bandra have a fantastic range of dumplings to satisfy your taste buds.
The Bao, another famous Chinese dish, is known across the globe. It originally is from the Fujian Province, China. It is also commonly known as ‘steamed buns’ or ‘Baozi.’ The Taiwanese version of this dish is called ‘Gua-Bao.’ It is a steamed bun with a pork belly. Over 20+ restaurants in Bandra have Bao as one of their popular dishes.
3. Dim sum
Dim sum is found not only in China but across the world. Dim sums also have many variations. The cuisine is associated with the Tea House culture in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province. Dim sums are a kind of savory dumplings that are fried or steamed with various fillings.
4. Pecking Duck
It is a dish from Beijing (Peking) invented during the Imperial era. The meat is considered unique due to its thin, crispy skin. The authentic version of the dish is served mainly with skin and little meat.
5. Spring Rolls
Spring Rolls are known as a kind of dough containing various types of fillings. However, these fillings may differ everywhere around the world. Thanks to technology, different recipes for Spring Rolls are readily available. The dish dates back to ancient China, consumed during the ‘Spring Festival,’ where it derived its unique name. They are readily available in Bandra, Mumbai, with numerous Chinese Restaurants in the area.
6. Chow Mein
Historians are not quite sure where this delicious stir-fry dish originated, but it was probably from Northern China. There are wide varieties, but the preparation method is the same for everyone. The noodles are boiled and fried. It is then mixed with meat or seafood and a stir-fry sauce flavored with rice wine. This dish should be at the top of your must-try list.
7. Ma Po Tofu
Ma Po Tofu is a flavorful dish that originated in the Sichuan Province. It consists of tofu in a combination of sauces along with minced beef. It translates to ‘pockmarked grandma’s beancurd.’ The dish consists of aromatic Sichuan spices and is traditionally favored for its spiciness. If you can handle your spice, you need to give Ma Po Tofu a try!
8. Fried Rice
Finally, making it to our list is the Chinese Fried rice. It was invented during the Sui dynasty in Jiangsu Province. Today, Fried rice is not only just found in China but on every street and corner around the globe. Bandra is known for its food, especially when it comes to Chinese.
9. Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken is also commonly known as Gong Bao or Kung Po. It may have originated in the Sichuan Province of southwestern China. It is a spicy stir-fried dish consisting of chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili pepper cubes. When it comes to authentic Chinese Food, Bandra is your destination.
10. Hot And Sour Soup
A perfect option to enjoy your winter is the Hot and Sour soup. It is a soup made of spicy and sour broth combined with vegetables like mushrooms, carrots, cabbage, and peppers with a twist of vinegar. The soup is quite popular in and around India.
11. Szechwan Chili Chicken
This delight is said to originate in the Sichuan Province. Keeping up to its name, the dish loaded with chicken and various aromatic spices like green chilies, brown pepper, white pepper, and red chilies. If you’re in Bandra, you cannot miss this opportunity!
12. Honey Chili Potato
Honey Chili Potato is an Indo-Chinese snack you can easily find in any Chinese van in and around North India. The dish is a perfect balance between sweet and spicy potatoes that are tossed and mixed in sauces and spices.
13. Cantonese Chicken Soup
The delightful soup contains mushrooms, bok choy, spring onion, and chicken. Not only is the dish healthy, but it will sweep you off your feet with its Chinese flavors. You can enjoy this dish along with your close ones to take off some stress!
14. Spicy Crayfish
The craze over this dish has considerably increased over the past decade. The Crayfish is typically served in broth with multiple spices. You also don’t need chopsticks to enjoy the meal. You can enjoy the dish along with a tall chilled beer.
15. Guilin Rice Noodles
Guilin Rice Noodles first originated from the Qin dynasty and has a history of over 2,200 years. Guilin noodles may be round or flat and are suitable for eating without soup. It is the perfect dish combined with numerous vegetables, meat, and spices. This impeccable dish is affordable and worth trying.
16. Lanzhou Hand-Pulled Noodles
The Gansu province of Western China is known for its beef noodle soup. It is one of the best food items in the country. Its fame is mainly because of the hand-pulled noodles that require trained and professional chefs. It requires weeks or sometimes even months of training. Even if you may not be physically able to go to China, you can still enjoy the dish here in Bandra!
17. Vegetable Manchow Soup
The Manchow Soup is quite famous in Indian-Chinese cuisine mainly because of its taste. The soup contains nutritious and tasty vegetables and a mix of hot and spicy flavors. It serves as a perfect comfort dish on a chilly winter night.
18. Sweet And Sour Pork
Sweet and sour pork is one of the well-known dishes of China. Although its origin is unknown, people worldwide savor the meal with great delight. The dish consists of deep-fried pork chunks with onion, green peppers, and pineapple. It also contains a tangy sweet and sour sauce.
19. Char Siu
Char Siu means ‘fork roasted’ due to its cooking method. The Cantonese-style barbecued pork tastes great with rice, or you can enjoy it as an ingredient in noodles or stir-fry. The item allows you to get a taste of China without spending too much!
Last but not least, the dish to make it to our list is Zhajiangmian. It is also known as ‘noodles served with fried bean sauce’ or ‘fried sauce noodles.’ The Chinese dish consists of thick wheat noodles with Zhajiang sauce. ‘Zhajiang’ means ‘fried sauce’ in Chinese and is made using the stir-fry method. It is readily available and serves as a perfect dish to enjoy your day.