In a line: A place that is all about tapas-style Asian food and some commendable concoctions.
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Price for two: Rs. 1200(approx)
Location: 17 – 18, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
Must haves: Twist pork ribs, prawn hargao, citrus yu fish
Fresh ingredients, robust flavours, vibrant colours and healthy dishes, the bold and aromatic Asian delicacies are sure to please any palate and this can be marked by the number of Pan-Asian restaurants opening up across Delhi-NCR.
Another addition to the plethora of Pan-Asian restaurants is Twist in Cyber Hub, Gurgaon.
Bringing a twist in the way we eat Asian food, Twist has brought the concept of spanish tapas, but with Asian flavours. Offering tapas-style portions of Asian food, the menu here manoeuvres its way through some delicious appetisers and dim sums and moves to hearty soups, healthy salads, wholesome mains and drool-worthy desserts.
Last weekend I decided to give Twist a try, and after my visit, I didn’t regret visiting this place at all.
Offering two different seating’s, the fine-dining area on the left and casual diner on the right side along with the bar, Twist is done up in hues of grey and blue, which give a chic and classy feel to the entire place.
My culinary journey here began with their much talked about pork ribs, that were falling off-the-bone and were doused in sticky bbq sauce. The Twist chicken wings, tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce along with some spicy plums and shallots, went well with their wine slushes. Perfect for a sunny afternoon, their not as strong wine slushes are perfect to beat the heat! While the chicken sui mai was good enough to please my palate, the prawn hargao dim sum turned out to be my favourite, with their delicious green onion sauce.
The main course turned out to be an equally delicious affair with the beautiful and delicate tofu stack that was served with sim special sauce. The kung pao chicken lacked a bit of heat, but that was made up for by the chilli garlic noodles that I paired it with. The highlight was their citrus yu fish, that had a fillet of steamed basa fish, topped with chillies, fried garlic and green onions.
Their desserts menu appeared to be very promising, but I had to settle down with the trio of creme brulee as they didn’t have any other desserts available when I visited. Coming in three difficult flavours of vanilla, chocolate and coffee, the creme brulee turned out to be fairly good!
Confession: Overall, my afternoon spent at Twist turned out to be great with their swift service, fuss-free interiors and delicious food. I will look forward to their champagne-based cocktails and other desserts, the next time I pay Twist a visit.
Value for money: 4/5