Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Zyng Asian Grill - Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi

Located: Marina Mall, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi
Tel: +971 2 681 9319
Opening hours: 10.30am - 11.30pm, Daily
Entertainer: Vouchers available, buy-1-get-1 free on main courses

My first visit to Zyng Asian Grill, tucked away in the corner of Marina Mall. Its child-friendly with at least three high-chairs available, and the staff are friendly and very efficient.

Beef with some teriyaki-like sauce, this is truly "kwai-loh" chinese food, notice the generous sprinkle of sesame-seeds on the top! Strictly ... average!

General Tsao (or Tso)'s chicken ... About as American as chinese food gets! Tasted like ... Goreng pisang batter. Very odd, and rather sickly sweet. Eeeeep!

Wikipedia - General Tso's chicken (sometimes Governor Tso's chicken, General Tao's chicken, General Tsao's chicken, General Gao's chicken, or General Gau's chicken) is a sweet-and-spicy, deep-fried chicken dish that is popularly served in American Chinese and Canadian Chinese restaurants. The origins of the dish are unclear. The dish was previously largely unknown in China and other lands home to the Chinese diaspora.

The association with General Tso Tsung-tang, or Zuo Zongtang, a Qing dynasty general and statesman, is unclear. The dish is atypical of Hunanese cuisine, which is traditionally very spicy and rarely sweet. Instead, the dish is believed to have been introduced to New York City in the early 1970s as an example of Hunan- and Szechuan-style cooking. The dish was first mentioned in The New York Times in 1977!

TimeoutAbuDhabi shares some history of the restaurant and its obscure location within a very popular mall ... Zyng Asian Grill’s location really doesn’t do it any favours. Its right at the back of Marina Mall and the windows look out onto a mammoth dark concrete slope – a postponed ski run project. Why they haven’t extended their black and red Ikea-does-Asia style decor to some bamboo blinds or wall hangings, we really couldn’t figure out, so we turned our attention swiftly to the menu.


witsandnuts said...

I didn't know they have this in Marina Mall. Must try.

GFAD said...

We ordered at least 3 dishes of fish and chicken. All tasted the same. :P Unless really desperate, don't think will be returning.

CUMI & CIKI said...

Looks so excellent! It would be hard to stay skinny on a holiday with you la.. Makan fest!!

LoLy said...

i love your blogs :)

Julian Si said...

Thats very kind of you LoLy :-)