MingSingh, Peppermint Hotel, Sector-29, Gurgaon

[Rated: 3.5/5]

In India, when the specialty restaurants were not a common sight, most of us would have tasted the early days of Chinese cuisine which was much influenced by Indian palate. We enjoyed the adopted flavors of Chinese food and now have moved to authentic Chinese fare at the leading restaurants.  MingSingh has an innovative concept where they bring together the fusion of Oriental and Indian food. Thought of Chandoori Chicken (Tandoori chicken with oriental sauces) sounded interesting, and Aman and I decided to check out MingSingh.
Set amidst interesting roof-top ambience of hotel Peppermint and giving spectacular view of Kingdom of Dreams, Metro line and other buildings of Gurgaon, we had a feeling we were in for a good time at this modest 30seater restaurant. The show kitchen allows guests to interact with the chefs and participate with them to prepare innovative dishes if they are in a mood to please their loved ones. Else, for lazy bums like me, you can leave the chefs to bring out their best.
View from the window
Pool side setting
We tried quite a few dishes and though we weren’t very pleased with few dishes; most were innovative and tasted good. The outer wrapper was coming off at places, which though didn’t make Dim Sum taste any less, but wasn’t visually appealing. The Apple Toffee (225) was average; just like we would have it at any other place. At the same time quality of prawns in Prawn Tempura (Rs 275) was absolutely the best we have had in Gurgaon; fresh, juicy, and cooked to perfection. Do not miss the Pataka Chicken (Rs 295) which is MingSingh’s version of old favorite Chilly Chicken; soft and succulent pieces of chicken in hot fiery chili sauce. The silken Tofu in the Braised Water Spinach with Tofu (Rs 175) just melted, and will be a good choice for guests with not-so-spicy palate.
Prawn DimSum

 

Prawn Tempura

 

Pataka Chicken

 

Chandoori Chicken

 

Sliced Fish and Broccoli Stir Fry

 

Sliced Lamb in Orange Soy Sauce

 

Braised Water Spinach with Tofu

 

Daarsan

 

Toffee Box

We were in two minds while rating the service as the beer was once served in a non-chilled glass and it took some time for the desserts to be placed on the table. At the same time we appreciated that the toffee box which normally has two pieces each of banana and apple toffees, had three pieces each as we were 3 people dining together. Very thoughtful indeed. Service otherwise too was friendly and personalized.

 MingSingh is a nice little place for casual dining with friends and peers. Try it in the evening time as the current setting does not allow the air-conditioning to be effective in the afternoon. With nice ambience, non-obtrusive staff, innovative cuisine, and opportunity to cook with specialized chefs, an evening at MingSingh may just be the evening you were looking for.
Meal for Two: Rs1500 (without alcohol) | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes|
Address: Peppermint Hotel, 285-286, Millennium City Centre, Sector-29, Gurgaon| Phone: 0124-4987000

– Pawan Soni

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Food Critic and a Marketing Wizz who had a high profile career with leading MNC’s like HSBC, GE Capital etc, Pawan Soni comes across as a quintessential corporate employee. He left behind his successful career as the Vice President of a MNC... all for his love for food. He a WSET Level II wine connoisseur and a foodie who loves to eat anything under the sun. Besides being a food and travel writer for various food forums and magazines, he is the Founder and CEO of Indian Food Freak. As one of the initial bloggers who started his blog almost a decade ago, his website www.indianfoodfreak.com is currently one of the biggest food and travel blogs in. Pawan also conducts highly successful restaurant awards and recently concluded the fifth edition of The Big F restaurant awards. Apart from that he has recently launched a gourmet app that gets its members huge benefits in participating restaurants and hotels besides giving those venues a huge traction.

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