Always fun being back at The Leela Palace, Chankyapuri. Mainly because it involves soaking-in the beautiful hotel AND I get to satisfy my cravings for some amazing cuisines, all at one location. Having been to Megu earlier ( in 2014 – yeah, we don’t get out much anymore ), when their PR got in touch again for a “Blogger’s Table“, Bharat and I almost immediately responded with our confirmation. Always down for exquisite Japanese. When you know it’s fresh and authentic and can be consumed in land-locked Delhi, it’s a no-brainer.

We ( Bharat & I ) don’t go out to events anymore – as guests – unless there’s a tangible professional engagement involved. Or, in this case, awesome Japanese food!

The menu looked quite full. We could not wait to get started. There was Sake to be had – among other things – but Japanese food means Japanese alcohol. If I had to choose anything else, it would’ve been the wine.

The sushi was wonderful. Fresh wasabi was DABOMB and I got in four helpings. Like last time, the Cod was my favourite. The appetisers were very interesting and lovely as well. Definitely try the Zoni Soup. It was most warm and comforting on a windy Winter afternoon. The rice cake is super chewy and you’re supposed to chew it slowly while ladling the soup into your mouth.

 

The desserts were not really Japanese per se. Except the Wasabi cake and the Sake Sorbet. My favourite was the Sake sorbet by far. The chocolate truffles with chillies we a close second. My neighbour-at-the-table’s favourite was the lemony cake and I’m salivating thinking about it now as I write this. Tangy and sweet. Regardless of how much I avoid sugar, it crops up. It is nearly impossible to get out of my diet completely. Definitely not when dining at The Leela!

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It was lovely to be back at Megu. Nothing beats the ambience at The Leela in any case. Including the wonderful service. The above is from the semi-annual menu change and I’d think you have maybe a couple of months max to check it out.

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