Delicious Duck and then more…..
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 2nd February 2019 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 4.38

Please note: This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant to taste their food, and no bill was presented to the author. While the author assures you of objectivity, the review may be influenced by the personalized attention the author got.

The China Kitchen (TCK) at Hyatt Regency hotel Delhi is an 11-year old restaurant serving authentic Chinese cuisine. It has now arrived at Cyberhub that sticks to the initials TCK as its name and is in a more informal avatar serving the same iconic dishes as its older brother at Delhi. When TCK invited us to taste their food, I was really excited because I have been a big fan of their really authentic Peking Duck and Shanghai soup noodles.

The restaurant is certainly more vibrant than the Hyatt one, with a distinctly younger vibe, while still retaining the overall oriental feel. We meet Piyush Sharma, the hotel’s charming Director of food and beverage, who has planned out what turns out to be a delicious feast.


We start with the vegetarian starters. Spicy Veggie & Tofu Pancake (Rs 388) is similar in concept to our own stuffed paratha, and is quite toothsome. Wok fried mushroom salad, fried onion & garlic chip (Rs 388) is full of umami meatiness.


Spinach roll, mustard sesame sauce (Rs 188) is a roll made with raw spinach which is topped with a Chinese mustard sauce. While the concept is nice, the many layers and spinach makes it very difficult to chew and not a very enjoyable bite. Crystal Truffle Mushroom Dumpling (3 pcs; Rs 328) tastes good.


In the non-veg starters, Hot & Sour crabmeat & corn chowder with spring onion (Rs 388) is a competent H&S soup though there is nothing chowder about the soup. Perhaps the word can be dropped from the nomenclature. Sichuan spicy chicken salad with sesame (Rs 428) is delicious and comforting, despite the heat of the Sichuan peppers. 


Crystal Shrimp Dumpling (3 pcs, Rs 428) showcases the mastery that the restaurant has over dimsums. Coming to one of the two iconic dishes I have been looking forward to, Shanghai Chicken Dumpling with Shaoxing Wine (3 pcs, 388) is a dimsum filled with soup broth and is quite a treat. The magic of this dumpling here gets reduced somewhat because of the wrapper not being thin enough.  


Next to be served is Beijing roasted duck from the wood burning oven served with classic condiments (Rs 3888 for the full duck), or Peking duck. It is served in an impressive ceremony presided by Hyatt’s duck chef. The whole duck arrives at the table, and then the chef starts carving it. 


The first to be carved out is the divine skin, which is had with a teeny weeny bit of sugar. Then is the skin with meat, and finally the meat itself. What is evident even before we start devouring the duck is that it is cooked perfectly, crispy golden on the outside, and pink and juicy on the inside. Then one takes a roti type pancake, first slather the sweet sauce on it, followed by the garlic, then the veggies and then finally the moment of truth when all the tastes and textures come together, giving instant food moksha. It is a real OMG dish, with the Hyatt chef capturing the same taste that TCK at Hyatt Delhi delivers.    


In the other mains, sizzling spicy cumin sliced lamb, onion & coriander (Rs 628) has a familiar desi taste to it, with the strong presence of cumin. Gongbao chicken, chestnut, cashew & dried chili (Rs 488) is good.


Fried seabass fillet with ginger, chili oyster & black bean sauce (Rs 788) is scalding hot, and yet morish, and goes rather well with TCK veggie fried rice (Rs 408).


On Piyush’s suggestion we try the most unlikely of desserts after a Chinese meal. Classic Tiramisu (Rs 188) is perfect, and a great way to end a great meal.


Peking duck at TCK is among the best Chinese dishes available in the country. A full duck can easily serve 3-4 foodies. So pool in money and go there as a group. While you are there, you could check out some of the other dishes too. And of course end with Tiramisu.

Ratings (Out of 5)

Food: 4.5 | Ambience: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Value: 4.0 | Overall: 4.5

Meal for two: Rs 2500 | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: Yes

Address: 11, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon Tel: +91 7838957888

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Restaurant Information
TCK By The China Kitchen TCK By The China Kitchen
11, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
Telephone: view on a map
Opening Hours:
Cuisine: Chinese
Average Price: Rs. 2500 - 3000