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Powai’s latest restaurant opening is yet another reason to never leave the neighbourhood's broad boulevards and well-manicured setting. House of Mandarin brings some of China’s best-known dishes to Hiranandani Gardens and is sure to win over residents, just as it’s done in Bandra.

The restaurant, which has been designed by new interior favourite Minnie Bhatt, bridges the divide between ancient China and Powai’s glass-fronted office buildings. You’ll find a copper lattice dividing the space, and blue and white bone china plates adding a sense of the Orient to the setting.

What’s on your plate is even more exciting, as the restaurant menu includes new dishes like sliced red snapper in black pepper sauce, pork mapo tofu and steamed tenderloin dim sum alongside favorites that include turnip cake with burnt garlic and scallions, spicy crabmeat soup and the stir-fried Chinese greens with shiitake mushrooms.

No meal is complete without drinks and on that front, the House doesn’t disappoint. The Mandarin (vodka, triple sec, muddled orange and basil), Smokey Xiong (whisky, ginger, rosemary, honey and aromatic bitters) and Smokey Tengfei (citrus vodka, dry vermouth, homemade smoked gingerbread syrup) are just three of the cocktails that should be on your must-try list.

When it's time to leave, remember to end with the Belgian chocolate and mandarin dome with Cointreau for a sweet finish to a meal filled with flavour. You’ll be back for the food, but also knowing that Powai’s newest House feels like a home – welcoming and with a kitchen churning out food that will make for frequent visits.

Getting There: House of Mandarin, Delphi Building, B-Wing, 1st Floor, Orchard Ave, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, call 9819696196, follow them on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

*This post is sponsored by House of Mandarin*

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