The bad news about a Chinese food festival at a 5-star hotel is that it is good
food for more. The good news is that there are several more affordable alternatives
in town if their marketing efforts indeed succeed in appetizing you.
Indeed, one of the most remarkable changes in town in the last year has been the
mushrooming of the now ubiquitous roadside Chinese fast food stalls. And while
they might not have the variety of a food festival at a luxury hotel, they more
than make up by their affordability and, in most cases, their quality. It's a
common thing to see several upper middle class people sitting outside one of the
bandis and having a nice meal.
After a weeklong Goan
food festival last week, the ITC Kakatiya Sheraton is back once again with
yet another one called the "Tangra Food Festival". This time it is food from across
the Great Wall that is now enormously popular in Hyderabad. Noodles, chowmein,
fried rice, Manchurian etc. are big favorites, and that is what promises to make
this interesting for the gourmets with the wallets.
'Tangra', the 'Chinatown' of Kolkata, is famous for numerous restaurants serving sumptuous Chinese cuisine. For the time being 'Tangra' is in the city. Well, in a manner of speaking, that is. The whole range of food from Tangra is here at ITC Kakatiya. The cuisine has a sour, sweet and spicy taste, and Chef Peter Chou promises the most interesting of these delicacies for the Hyderabadis, who can choose from a menu with hajaar items to offer.
Please contact Kangan Bhalla at 340-0132 for further details.