Offering a vibrant and inviting dining atmosphere, Hakkasan at The St. Regis Doha is a modern space with stellar cuisine. FACT went along to savour the venue’s brand new revamped menu and here’s our verdict…
Hakkasan is a global brand known for its traditional techniques and use of fresh local
ingredients to ensure contemporary dishes retain the essence of conventional Cantonese cuisine. FACT went to check out exactly what makes this venue so popular with Doha’s diners. To our delight, Hakkasan Doha has refreshed its menu with some new culinary creations that we just couldn’t wait to try.
With a spectacular venue and décor, set to give you your money’s worth, the restaurant is located at The St. Regis Doha – in the heart of the city. We receive a warm welcome by the restaurants wonderful staff. We love the entrance; it’s spectacular, with a peculiar illusion of a grandiose door. One thing that caught our eye is the superb maze and labyrinth layout that the venue has, and the wooden divisions give guests the much needed private dining feel.
Beginning with small eats (as Hakkasan likes to call it) – we try the platter of Hakka steamed dim sum, which includes scallop siu mai, hargau, chicken with sweet corn dumpling and sea bass siu mai. Yes, a platter with a diverse choice – all in one go! For all you veggie folks, the restaurant has you covered with the veg Hakka fried dim sum platter. We also tried some mooli puff and bean curd wrap – delicious! It is hard to pick a favourite as each component of the platter had a palate-pleasing taste.
However, it was the scallop siu mai that really had our taste buds in awe. As we finish the yummy dumping platter, our main course arrives; a stir-fry scallop with black pepper and mint sauce. If seafood is not your thing, try the stir-fry wagyu beef with honey jasmine sauce – it’s tender and packed with flavour that will having you saying ‘mmmh’ with every bite.
Last, but not least, we order abalone and dried scallop fried rice – to compliment the main course. Wow, it’s incredibly tasty. To digest the food feast, we take a detour to the outside area of the restaurant, where we find the bar; a well-equipped area offering beverages to satisfy all cravings. This is the kind of place you could while away the hours.
We head back to the table for dessert and find two very different flavours and textures waiting. There’s the vanilla baked yoghurt with poached pineapple; a soft dessert, which we succumb to with no hesitation. Later, we are served with a rhubarb and custard dish; a sophisticated dessert in the shape of a ball with vanilla inside – scrumptious!
As our night comes to an end, we are all but in love with Hakkasan and it’s new menu. If you’re ready to surprise your taste buds, Hakkasan can provide a true experience of Chinese cuisine. A big thumbs up!
GO: Hakkasan is located at The St. Regis Doha. Open daily for dinner from 6pm to 11.30pm and from noon to 3.30pm for brunch, every Friday. Call 4446 0170 for reservations and more information .