An Oriental Culinary Journey | Ging | Royal Orchid Central | Bangalore

Royal Orchid Central is a 4 star property located in the heart of Bangalore at MG Road. Though it is not entirely visible as it is located inside Manipal Centre, the hotel still exudes the energy and charm of a business and leisure hotel with breathtaking views of Ulsoor lake and surrounding parks. The hotel offers business, leisure and wellness services and has 2 dining options of which Ging, their Oriental Kitchen restaurant is a new entrant to Bangalore’s food scene. 

GING is a fine dine restaurant located on the 10th floor of the Hotel serving authentic Chinese cuisine with Asian influences not only for food lovers across the city but also business delegates and stay in guests. Thanks to a good friend, I had the most wonderful Saturday when I was invited to savour a few dishes from their menu. 

The walkway to the restaurant holds a promise of things to come.The over all decor is subtle and minimalistic yet with its own charm. The restaurant may seem unassuming yet elegant at a glance but the view is mesmerizing and one cannot help walk outside to enjoy the view of Bangalore at its beautiful best. The weather on this particular day was soothing and the calm I felt when I spent sometime there can only be experienced. There are very few restaurants which provide this view of Bangalore and this set the mood for our lunch. 

The outside space also houses a bar at one end and would be quite a happening place during the evenings. They have an small open kitchen within the restaurant which is an interesting addition to the decor. The restaurant has a vast area of seating with track lighting which I assume would enhance the beauty of this restaurant at night. 

We decided to begin with a few mocktails suggested by our attendant. My choice among was the Mona Lisa Tears, the combination of Mango, Pineapple and Watermelon being spot on along with notes of Banana syrup. Other mocktails tried were Bar Basher, Deep Blue Sea and Grand Cayman most of which seem to have Mango as their base ingredient.  

 

Though they have an Ala Carte menu, this particular day we were served a curated special menu by the Chef showcasing the best and most popular dishes in their menu. Our meal began with one of my favourites Dimsums – Chicken and Coriander and Spicy Prawn Har Gau. The Hargau dimsums are known to be one of the best kind of dimsums if made with the right ingredients and the ones here matched my expectations. 

The veg dimsums to try are the Crispy Pak Choi and Vegetable Crystal. 

Our starters were the highlight of the meal, with an array of different dishes served each attempting to suprass the other in expectations. For the vegetarian, the Vegetable Lettuce Wrap and Sriracha Tofu were quite appealing not only in presentation but had the right flavours to please the palate. The Turnip Cake was probably the best version of turnip I have ever tasted.

The non vegetarian appetizers were delightful with the Golden Pumpkin Prawns being my undisputed choice and none like I ever tasted and the memories still linger. The Crispy Fish would be my next recommendation here. Another interesting addition to their appetizer menu was The Fatman’s Chicken which are minced chicken in sticks served with some amazing dips. 

For our Main course, we tried another set of must haves – Massaman Chicken, Hot Pot Sea Bass and Mongolian Lamb along with Veg Hakka noodles and Mushroom Hibachi Rice. The Hot Pot Sea Bass with its succulent slices of fish along with the Hibachi rice was my choice for main course.

 

I did not give much thought to trying the Hakka noodles but the simple dish amazed me with its subtle yet wonderful flavours. The Mongolian lamb was a showstopper as it was served as a sizzler. 

We were also treated to some veg courses – Seasonal Greens and Tofu Claypot wherein the latter was the better of the two. 

  

I have never given much thought to ordering desserts at an Asian restaurant especially after a heavy meal but the demonstration of the dessert being prepared made me take a few bites and there was no turning back. The desserts served were the Vanilla Creme Brulee, an interesting pick in an Asian restaurant though it turned out to be quite delightful. The Assorted Seasonal Mochi were truly eye opening as I have heard about Mochi but never tasted it before this meal. What looked to be ice cream balls cut and served where actually a special sticky mix filled with different flavours of ice cream. 

Over the last few months I have been dining at many such Asian restaurants and I would definitely recommend giving Ging a visit if you love Asian cuisine. 

GING – ROYAL ORCHID CENTRAL  

For Reservations : +91 80 2558 4242

OVERALL :

Ambiance – 4.5/5 

Service/Hospitality – 4.5/5

Food Taste – 4.5/5

Beverages– 3.5/5 

Quantity/Quality – 4.5/5

Value for Money – 4.0/5 

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19 thoughts on “An Oriental Culinary Journey | Ging | Royal Orchid Central | Bangalore

  • December 16, 2017 at 8:07 am
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    Wow, the food looks delicious, the view is amazing and the place overall looks very nice! Would try to visit when in Bangalore…

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  • December 16, 2017 at 8:20 am
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    Ging seems to be a perfect place to have an amazing experience. Mona Lisa tears..omg, it looked wonderful!

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  • December 16, 2017 at 11:43 am
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    The property looks really nice. And food is absolutely delicious. I will definitely visit this place if I happen to be in Bangalore.

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  • December 16, 2017 at 12:57 pm
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    This place looks like a bliss. I loved the presentation a lot and they way they have done up the food with complete finesse.

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  • December 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm
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    Ging seems to be perfect place to hangout. The ambiance looks great. And love the spectacular look. Menu looks delicious

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  • December 16, 2017 at 5:12 pm
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    I have been a big fan of Chinese restaurant decore. They keep it simple yet elegant.

    Their food variety, your photography and detailing that you have written is as usual mind-blowing.

    During any of my India trips ‘s , if I happen to go to Bangalore, I am going to try out this.:)

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  • December 16, 2017 at 5:12 pm
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    I loved the pics of the food especially the hakka noodles! I keep visiting Bangalore often and this place is surely in my list for my next visit.

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  • December 16, 2017 at 8:53 pm
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    Oh my god, those dim sum pics made me drool. I loved your detailed review of this place and would definitely visit it someday 🙂

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  • December 16, 2017 at 8:58 pm
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    I have never had assorted seasonal mochi.Loved the review you shared.I like Asian.Would love to visit.

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  • December 16, 2017 at 9:01 pm
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    I loved the whole oriental ambience over looking the city ..the food looks too delicious and I love oriental food

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  • December 16, 2017 at 9:15 pm
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    Pretty well written reveiw of the restaurant and great pics. Feel like visiting the place to try it out. ☺️

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  • December 17, 2017 at 10:39 am
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    The food looks tempting! The dessert, assorted seasonal mochi is something I had never heard of and your description makes me want to try it 😀

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  • December 18, 2017 at 2:12 am
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    Every time I come across your blog g I end on binging on something to calm my taste buds. I love your pictures which can turn anyone into a foodoholic. This looks like a lovely place. So elegant and beautiful

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  • December 18, 2017 at 3:24 am
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    The first thing that catches the eye is the presentation of food and the colors. The pics look awesome and very tempting too.

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  • December 18, 2017 at 3:24 am
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    Looks like a good place. It goes on my list of restaurants to visit on my next trip to B’lore. The food, drinks and ambience, everything looks perfect! Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  • December 18, 2017 at 5:45 am
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    Looks like a great place and amazing good looking food. So tempted to try these.

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  • December 18, 2017 at 10:19 am
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    I am definitely adding this place to my must visit list!! The place looks spectacular

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