Wanting to take a break from Indian cuisine and go Japanese for one night, I headed up to the 1st floor of Westin Gurgaon to try out the sushi menu at their East Asian-inspired restaurant called EEST. At first I was hoping to have a teppanyaki counter but unfortunately they didn't have that so I was offered instead a seat at the sushi counter at a corner of the restaurant that seats 5 people at least. I was here alone so it felt a bit awkward and the chef behind the counter made little conversation which made me want to switch to a proper table outside and just let them do their thing. Anyways, I ordered for some Nigiri and got what I ordered though the plating left much to be desired. Let's just say I like taking photos of my exquisite sushi dishes whenever I dine out for sushi but this one unfortunately just lacked visual appeal or the intricacies of Japanese cuisine. I was offered a set of california maki compliments of the chef but it too was disappointing. Pieces were too big for chopsticks it was ridiculous and the proportion of the avocado was too much that it's bitter taste masked the flavour of the other ingredients. But it was free food and accepting it seemed like the polite way to go about it. But then again I was here for a good sushi dish that I can pay for and not for free poorly executed hand outs. Later I was informed that the sushi chef was on a day off that day hence the sub par experience.
Next night I was craving for Chinese and had some Mapo doufu with steamed rice. Really enjoyed this one and had a bit of Cabernet to go with it. Delicious Chinese food that hit the spot. With waiters or supervisors attending to your need making sure you enjoy the meal it was definitely a better dining experience than the previous night. Would recommend it to anyone craving for Chinese cuisine in Gurgaon.
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