I’Ching

[Rating:2/5] The Raddison Hotel (Near IGI Airport)

I hapenned to be attending a training programme (7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – by FranklinCovey South Asia, Highly recommended) in the Raddison. Since it was a full day programme, lunch was part of the programme.

The restaurant’s name is I’Ching (or something equally silly, since the I’Ching is a Chinese text dated around 5000BC – I really don’t know what it has to do with food). Walking in, its obvious they’ve spent a packet on the decor, silverware et al. Its when you start eating that you wish lunch were at one of the numerous dhabas opposite the hotel.

The food was possibly one of the worst renditions of chinese I have ever tasted. The service was even worse. Since we were part of the training group, the waiters may have felt, since they aren’t going to get any tips, might as well get them out quickly. So we saw food being unceremoniously dumped on our plates unasked, sloppily at that. The attitude was worse, with questions being answered through monosyllables or neanderthal grunts. I dont think I’ll forget the look of astonishment on our trainer’s face as he was in earnest discussion with the person opposite him, when a bunch of noodles was dumped into his plate by the person serving us. He was polite enough to ask the person to please serve him when he asks for it. I may not have been so patient.

Since I was part of a group, it may have been out of line to say anything, but I did fill in a feedback form nonetheless. They probably wont read it.

All in all – MUST NOT VISIT.

Rating: 1/10 (for the good cutlery)
Price: Don’t know, don’t care

BFM

Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is the founder of Chef at Large, a blog that began in 2007. He enjoys cooking, writing, travelling and technology in addition to being a practising Freemason. Health and wellness is a particularly passionate focus. Sid prefers the company of food and animals to most humans, and can be reached at sid.khullar@chefatlarge.in.