All posts tagged: Soup

Chase away your Monsoon blues with the Soup and Dim Sum Festival (Hunan, Koramangala)

Hunan has grown from strength to strength. This Chinese restaurant started off with humble roots as an outlet in Bowring Institute over 10 years ago and moved to its own standalone space in Koramangala and then BEL Road. With the addition of Chef Pema as its Head Chef the menu underwent a dramatic transformation which resulted the restaurant winning not one but four ‘Times Food Awards’ for ‘Best Chinese Restaurant’. Hunan has been a mainstay dining option for me in Koramangala for its excellent Chinese food and the innovations that they always bring to the table. The Soup and Dim Sum Festival is an excellent showcase of what the restaurant has whipped up for the monsoons – perfect comfort food!

Minted Pea Soup

Is it a guy thing, to be repulsed by the idea of green food? No seriously, even before tasting my pea soup the co-resident faked fullness of the belly, courtesy a late lunch. The office mate nearly choked on his food before being forced to try it. The other colleague acted like he was part of a science experiment before gingerly licking the back of the spoon! Men I tell you… gutless, literally. That said, they all concluded that it was ‘not so bad – for pea soup’! And as an afterthought grudgingly added that it was actually (gasp gasp) tasty! I for one, love this version , cause the mint really uplifts it and its really easy peasy! Minted Pea Soup Prep time: 5 mins Cooking time: 25 mins Serves: 4-6 What you need: 2 Tbsp Butter 1 large Onion, coarsely chopped 1 Tbsp all-purpose Flour 500 gms frozen Peas 5 cups (1.25 lt) Vegetable/ Chicken Stock ½ tsp Sugar 2 large Mint Sprigs Salt and Black Pepper Shredded fresh Mint for garnish What …