Chef Vikramjit Roy and Anurodh Samal, two veterans of the Indian culinary scene have opened Hello Panda in Gurgaon.
Chef Vikramjit is one of the most celebrated Chefs of the country with 18 years of Experience and a deep appreciation of Asian cuisine; he comes on board this project as the force behind the kitchen.
Anurodh Samal comes with a rich history of Operations. Having started his career with ITC Hotels and later being in-charge of Butlers, he has handled operations for some of the top Indian restaurants.
Operations at hello Panda has begun with home delivery and will go on to become dine-in restaurants across Delhi-NCR in the coming months.
"Hello Panda is born out of our sheer passion and love for Asian Food. Because of our history of cooking, enjoying and researching Asian food for the last 19 years, we have always pushed boundaries to give our guests gastronomic experiences which are both delicious and unique. We aspire to do the same, this time in the segment of Delivery & Takeaway,” shared the duo who have co-founded the place.
Hello Panda is an Asian gourmet brand called, envisioned as an amalgamation of opulence and glamour with delicious, Pan-Asian comfort food.
The all-new playful, fun brand stands to bring gourmet Pan Asian dishes that are both affordable and unique.
“We would want our Guests to be exposed to the diversity that exists in the South-East Asian Cuisines, be it in Chinese, Japanese or Thai. Having explored all these regions & prefectures and having learnt and understood the essence of the culture & food, it puts us in a great space to connect the two together - Our Guests here and the essence that we have carried from these regions,” they added.
Patrons can look forward to close to a hundred dishes spread across cold plates, dim sum, soups, sushi, hot appetisers, mains and desserts. Some of the signature dishes include familiar dishes like Thai Som Tam Salad along with the traditional Pomelo Salad, to complement the familiar is the highly innovative, Aona Goma Ae, which is an organic spinach salad in a sesame sauce.
In soups, they have the Tom Kha and Tom Yum to satisfy Thai cravings but it’s soups like Mitang Zhu Qingcai, a Rice Broth with Vegetables and Fanqie Jiandan Tang, a soup of fried egg and tomato Soup that change up the game! For dim sum lovers, Chef has added many variations beyond his classics, Chengdu Chicken Wontons with Dried Chilli Sauce and Jizhi Goutie and Chicken Pot-Sticker Dumpling with Chicken Stock. The sushi selection includes Nigiri and Maki and the spread extends to 17 types of sushi, the recommendations have the freshest of produce, choose from Lean Tuna Nigiri, or Maki rolls like, Kimchi & Avocado, Spiced Edamame with Truffles, Toro Scallion and the all-time favourite, Spicy Salmon.
Hot appetizers have the perfect balance of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, from Thai Corn Cakes and Truffled Purple Potato to Sambal Olek Fish, Pan Sautéed Fish with Garlic Crumble and Coconut Crusted Prawns. Mains are hearty portions of real Asian flavours with dishes like Qiang Kongxincai which are stir-fried Pakchoy & Shiitake Mushroom with Garlic to name a few.
Since no meal is complete without dessert, extra attention has been paid to this segment, so every meal ordered from Hello Panda is completely satisfying, choose from Crispy Chocolate Dim Sum, Chocolate Mousse Tart, Fried Cinnamon Apple Pies and more.
The beverage menu will include artisanal cocktail premixes curated by mixologist Ankur Chawla along with cold pressed juices, mocktails and the special "Whatr" responsible water, which is India’s first natural spring water in infinitely recyclable aluminum cans.
Pre order dishes (PO) which are the dishes they are most popularly known for like the classic Black Cod Miso, Tamari Glazed Chilean Sea Bass (Tamari being one of the most expensive soy which also Is gluten free, etc are available on 24 hours prior notice. They also offer a set combination of sushi and dimsum for house or kitty parties which will give diversity of flavors and varieties.
Every ingredient is handpicked by the chef and his team keeping local, sustainable and where possible, organic in mind to bring you a meal that’s not just delicious but a part of conscious living too.
Hello Panda has collaborated with #BLOO to create carry bags by recycling textile garment wastes and pet bottles. Their in house cooks will also be wearing masks of the same fabric. The ultimate objective of Hello Panda is to provide an experience that’s unforgettable, bringing you back for more!
The menu has the use of pop and bright colours and has been designed by the talented Freddy Birdy.
You can order the delicious food through Hello Panda's official website and through their delivery partners Swiggy, Zomato & Dunzo!