Thursday, 23 March 2017

Food Review :OPIUM Lahore launched Opium Wok

Posted by Aamal Nauman at 15:38
Opium Chinese & Thai recently launched Opium wok, a Live kitchen bar dedicated to authentic Chinese & Thai flavors. 





The concept is itself quite interesting and traditional when it comes to Thai, Japanese & Chinese food which is majorly served in bowl. Opium was previously serving almost every oriental dish you can think of, and now they have taken a step ahead and launched a whole rice & noodles bar under the banner of Opium wok


Opium Wok is a live cooking area or kitchenette in Opium Thai,where you can watch chefs preparing your personalized bowl live in-front of you.
It was my first experience tasting and trying out the Bowl. I had given some tempting options to personalize a bowl, the way I want it to be. I was pretty impressed with the descriptions of each dish to ease what flavors and cuisines we can try. To cut it short, You can choose your base from variety of rice, i.e brown rices, jasmine rice, egg fried rice etc or noodles i.e egg noodles, rice noodles. On the next step you need to choose the gravy there are 3 cuisine options, Thai, Chinese & Japanese. With further break down of gravies, consisting tangy, spicy, salty etc with respective authentic ingredients and recipes.  Late you can choose your meat, either it be Prawns, fish, chicken, beef or Any two. 
In the end there are one other option if you want to leave everything on Opium's specialties, which included a seafood bowl, noodles soup etc.

sorry about the crappy pic quality


Coming to my bowl, I selected egg fried rice and Thai gravy ( I forgot the exact name for it) & Prawns for the meat. Honestly the food was served piping hot. The bowls were big enough to fulfill one average man's appetite, which is a good point. The service was quick too which was another plus. I liked the way they portioned rice & gravy. Instead of putting gravy over rice, like we generally see, they actually put half a part of gravy and half with rice, although I was expecting rice under the layer of gravy.

mint margaritas were good too


Coming to the taste, honestly that is the one of the best Chinese /Thai food I have ever tried. The quantity if prawns were fair enough. The gravy had a perfect balance of flavors. It wasn't too salty or sour but everything was well blended. The prawns were also properly cooked chewy and soft. Overall I liked the flavors.



In the end I would say it was an amazing experience tasting Opium WOK, team Transmedia did a wonderful job in organizing the event and managing this event successfully, wishes & Good luck for both OPIUM & Transmedia

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