Wok Express, Bandra

Outline

Wok Express
Wok Boxes

It’s a restaurant that serves food with a concept which includes 4 easy steps to customize according to your interests. First by selecting base, followed by fresh vegetables of your choice, followed with sauces you like and finally finished with garnish. They also offer some fabulous dumplings & bubble tea. It’s located at Pali Naka, Bandra near 5 Spice outlet. Cost for 2 is ₹1000

Ambiance

It has enough place to accommodate 30 people at a time without crowding. Big place serving such kind of concept. It has bench type setup with long bar stool to sit. This place has an open kitchen where you can see the chefs working on high pressure range to make your wok special and worth enjoying.

Services

  1. Quick serving restaurant.
  2. Choose your own wok & Ala carte orders for Dumplings & Bubble tea.
  3. Home Delivery.
  4. Serves Non-Veg.

Cuisine

Chinese

Food

Bubble Tea –

Bubble Tea
Bubble Tea

It’s is a Taiwanese tea based drink which classically contains a tea base mixed with fruit or milk & tapioca balls. They have 6 flavors. Here’s the list which I tried:-

Peach Ice Tea –
Peach Ice Tea
Peach Ice Tea

Classical and the best of the entire lot. Sweetness of sugar was properly balanced with the bitterness of tea and fruitiness of peach.

Guava Ice Tea
Guava, Lemon, Thai Iced Tea
Guava, Lemon, Thai Iced Tea

The flavour of guava didn’t stand out as it should have been. Avoid.

Thai Ice Tea –
Thai Iced Tea
Thai Iced Tea

An experiment of mixing tea with coconut milk didn’t attract so much. Because it had delicate taste which died off as soon as you eat your wok. We named it “Thai chai” out of curiosity.

French Vanilla Ice Coffee –
French Vanilla Iced Coffee
French Vanilla Iced Coffee

Star of the evening was this bubble coffee. Vanilla flavored Bubble drink with the kick of coffee was bang on. You could feel charged up after having it.

Lemon Ice Tea-
Lemon Iced Tea
Lemon Iced Tea

Common drink which you get everywhere now a days. Sweetness of sugar was missing in the first round but it was ok in the 2nd round.

Dumplings:-

Dimsums
Dimsums
Veg Crystal Dumpling:-
Veg Crystal Dumpling
Veg Crystal Dumpling

A dumpling which looked tempting and delicious with transparent covering stuffed with mixture made up of brunoise of carrot, Zucchini & mushrooms. It had a crunch which made it more appealing. But it’s quite messy to handle these dumplings as they are very sticky.

Edamame & Truffle Dumpling:

 

A dumpling beautifully shaped and amazing in taste. Mouth melting dumpling stuffed with mashed mixture of edamame beans & truffle and garnished with carrots. The earthy flavor & ascorma of truffles made it delicious.

Prawns Hargau:-
Prawn Dumpling
Prawn Dumpling

I had lot of expectation from this, but it didn’t land on the same path where I wanted to. A dumpling with bland stuffing which could not taste well until you dip it into the sauce and have it.

Wok:-

Fresh Exotic Vegetables
Fresh Exotic Vegetables

You have 4 easy steps to make your own wok
1. Base – which includes steamed rice, Udon noodles, flat wheat noodles, ramen noodles
2.Favorite meat / vegetables – Fresh vegetables, fish, prawns & chicken.

3. Sauce – Black Bean, Black pepper, Kung Pao, Chilli & basil, Khou suey, Sambal, Teryaki, Oyster, Toban, Etc
4. Condiments – Crushed peanut, fried garlic, fried onion, fresh coriander & chilli flakes.
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Pepper sauce:-

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I sticked to classical combination of Rice, Chicken, mushroom with pepper sauce garnished with fried onion & crushed peanut. And it turned out amazingly well. The spiciness of the pepper sauce along with earthy flavor of mushroom and chicken was bang on.

Ohn Khou Suey:-
Khou Suey Wok
Khou Suey Wok

Another classical Burmese soup converted in sauce. I am personally a fan of this Burmese soup, so ordered for 1 with steamed rice & some exotic vegetables. The flavor was very delicate, the taste of coconut was also missing. I guess they need to work over this sauce.

Chilli Basil:-
Chilli Basil Wok
Chilli Basil Wok

This sauce could have been the star of the day, but excess of spice level killed it. It had a delicate taste of fresh basil along with spiciness of chillies. Spice level was so high that it dominated the flavor and sweetness of basil. But still worth trying if you like your dish to be spicy.

Service

Express wok service. Good work by kitchen team.

Stats

A perfect place to have food if you wish to wrap your meal quickly. I will visit this place again for Dumplings and my customized wok box.

Ambiance – 7/10

Service – 7/10

Food – 7/10

Value For Money – 7/10

Group Click

Gobble Gang Group
Gobble Gang Group
Note – I was invited as a part of Gobble Gang for food tasting session at Wok Express

Address:- Shop No. 1-2,Dheeraj Swapna Building,Near Pali Bhavan,Pali Naka, Bandra (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

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