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Mainland China (Closed)
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EDITOR RATING
8.0
Food
Service/Courteousness
Ambience
Value For Money
9.0
7.0
7.5
NA
Suggestions
Good for date/family
NA
Easy parking
NA
Long waiting
NA
For a while after this restaurant opened, some people insisted on calling it Made In China. An understandable enough error, and it harmed no one. Soon enough, though, the real name became well-known. This is where the rich and famous had their power-lunches. This is where the newspaper journos got their embarrassing P3 shots of film stars stuffing their faces. And eventually people even started dropping in for the food.

Around four years after it opened, MC was renovated, presumably to keep the buzz alive because not much had changed about the place. They don't, however, have to resort to such measures. Nobody, but nobody, cooks a pomfret like they do. It doesn't matter which one you order, though the spicy Schezwan version is excellent. The chef here has a special way with all seafood. But the good news is that you could go veggie and still have a fantastic meal.

Start off with the speciality of the house, the dim-sums, which are dumplings stuffed with veggies or chicken. Or get the Crispy Corn Chilli Pepper, which makes for a satisfying nibble while you wait. As do the Prawns In Butter Garlic Sauce.

Now for the main-course. Give the conventional a miss and go for the Cantonese Rice Noodles, or the oh-so-perfect Burnt Garlic Fried Rice. Both of these go well with the subtly flavoured Babycorn And Mushrooms In Mahalak Sauce, the fiery Tsing Hoy Chicken, or the Hubei-style Fish. If your wallet doesn't protest too much, get the Lobster In Schezwan Chilli Sauce or the Hot Garlic Crab.

Darsaan, noodles tossed in honey and topped with almonds, is served with ice-cream, and this makes for a typical Chinese dessert. The rich Date Pancake With Ice-cream is another hot favourite with the sweet-toothed.

A good option to try all of the above - well, almost - is the lunch buffet. Priced at Rs. 189 + taxes weekdays and Rs. 289 + taxes on weekends, it's a great peekaboo into 'most everything the restaurant has to offer.

MC's interiors are pleasantly designed, and it's a good place to entertain large groups, because there's enough space and privacy for everyone. Plus, the service is fair and swift. Even if you think you get excellent value for money here (and a lot of people do), you're not likely to drop in very often. MC does have some very good competition in the area, but there are certain culinary ecstasies only the kitchen here can accomplish.
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Good for date/family - NA
Easy parking - NA
Long waiting - NA
Jemma Hrahsel on 9th Jan 2013, 9:37pm | Permalink
The food was good, but very expensive
Anuradha Vijaykumar on 7th Jan 2004, 3:58pm | Permalink
I had a very bad experience in Mainland China. I had got a food parcel from there.It was horrible to see a couple of small cockroaches creeping out. I seriously doubt the hygiene of the place.
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Rahul Purohit on 25th Dec 2003, 5:13am | Permalink
Could have been an excellent evening out. However, the food at this place is at best ordinary. I have eaten at better chinese eateries in Hyderabad.
After reading the review of fullHyd, I wonder if the reviewers introduce themselves as food critics, thus receiving special treatment. This is not something that happens in the rest of the world with true food critics. If this indeed is true, shame on you fullHyd!
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4
Syed Ali on 12th May 2003, 10:37pm | Permalink
Pls do not got the ratings given here, it is just not worth it, except for the ambiance there isnothing in this hotel, chinese food, not even close to good chinese forget authentic. Waiting is hell of long time more than 30-45 mins if u r lucky and it is quite expensive compared to other options available in the city.
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4
Ravi Nara on 9th Sep 2002, 4:37pm | Permalink
Food is great. Need lot of patience till ur turn to order.
The worst part is have to wait fot 45 minutes to get your check cleared.
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4
Jayeeta Majumdar on 14th Aug 2002, 1:48pm | Permalink
It is the most authentic chinese that you could get in Twin Cities, and great service
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10
Arni Chandru on 4th Aug 2002, 11:05am | Permalink
Superb
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10
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