Here, step into a Manga comic: You Mee, an East Asian cuisine in Greater Kailash II M-Block attempts just that simulation, in its name (named after a Japanese Manga comic); in walls painted with Manga characters; and towards the end, in a Manga comic that holds our bill.
But, first there are peanuts and Korean-style, mildly-pickled vegetable-fingers to nosh on, while we decide on our order, finally settling on dim sums called BBC (no, GK is no journo-haunt) – beans, bokchoy and chestnut; kimbap sushi rolls and a trio of tuna, salmon, and crab stick rolls, posing prettily with avocado and greens.
The latter is one of the better sushi rolls we’ve tasted recently: we only wish the crab had been less funky, and not in a good way. Veggie kimbap performs an impressive balancing act with its likeable crunch, but the real stars of our meal are the BBC dim sum, for their silken, melt-in-your-mouth feel and overall freshness.
A trip to the restroom (where we applaud the “whichever” signage) is long enough for our purple noodle and braised tofu ramen to appear. Our entire table eats the dish in silence, savouring broth which is a revelation, flavourful and interesting and hot enough to clear the most stubborn sinuses. We are grateful also for the generous portions – otherwise we might have gone in for seconds.
For dessert, we covet a custard bun with pumpkin, but it’s unavailable. We pick instead on cheesecake with a grassy head of matcha, enjoying its mild sweetness; and strawberry and champagne tea that reminds us a little of lip balm. The dessert’s not bad, but Nick Baker’s next door is an assuring thought.
Getting there: M-27, Ground Floor, GK II.
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Akshita Nagpal is an independent multimedia-journalist based in New Delhi.
Photo Credit: Zomato.
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