Confucius- a Chinese teacher and philosopher once said “With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow- I have still joy in the midst of these things.” Obviously he didn’t have a chance to experience the Fengli su created out of the genius of Chef Anupam Gulati for the new menu at Wan Hao the Chinese restaurant at the Goa Marriott Resort & Spa.
What is the Fengli su? Simply put it is a Buttery pineapple heaven served with vanilla bean ice cream. Simple enough? As you dig in with every bite you notice a fresh salsa of torched pineapple carefully drizzled with rock salt and fresh red chilli with vanilla bean essence extract. All this carefully nestled within a choice of ice cream- might i suggest the Caramel almond to go with that sweet tang flavor. And a delicately placed buttery pineapple compote baked in a ‘nankhatai biscuit‘ might I add. A cookie for all the westerners. One of the biggest temptations you might face if you love your food is the disheveling of the creation so delicately placed in front of you. Its quite a blend and melange of fusions of our neighbor to the north the Big Red dragon spouting all the fire nestled within the salsa and the Indian touch of our beloved ‘nankhatai’-our shortbread biscuits so popular around tea time snacks. The word Nankhatai is derived from Persian word ‘naan‘ meaning bread and ‘Khatai‘ from an Afghan word meaning biscuit.
Pic courtesy: Nolan Mascarenhas Photography
What are you waiting for? In the words of the wise one “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.” and this I choose with glee. Hence I choose unto thee.