Do you love Chinese food? We certainly do! There’s a brand new menu of all the orient’s favourites at Soie Restaurant in Sheraton Bahrain Hotel. Soie’s traditional approach to cooking and fine-dining atmosphere is what makes it stand out from its competitors. FACT went to check out the new foodie offerings at this beautiful venue…

It doesn’t matter if you’re a dumpling fan or simply love the classic chilli beef and crispy duck; Soie has all the Chinese food you could crave for! With the perfect, dim-lit ambience, Soie is just the place to celebrate a special occasion like an anniversary, birthday, date night, or an evening out with friends, and the new menu gives even more of a reason to make it your choice of place to dine.

First thing first, we glance through the menu and see what’s on offer! It’s full of surprises, and will surely whet your appetite. Chinese cuisine is diverse and has distinct regional cuisines. Soie’s menu offers five regional cuisines, including Cantonese, Szechuan, Beijing, Hong Kong and South East Asia. Go any route you like, from Hong Kong to Beijing – you will not be disappointed at all.

We decided to explore each section and ended up ordering a variety food (it was definitely worth it). The staff at Soie moves at lightening speed and service is fast, friendly and efficient. Though it was a tough choice, here are some of our recommendations of the best dishes to try from the new menu.

Our Recommendations

All the vegetables served throughout the evening are incredibly fresh, and the quality of meat and seafood is consistently exceptional, making each dish taste exquisite. Begin your meal with the chicken and sweet corn soup – piping hot and tender chicken; love it. The butterfly prawns are fried to crispy perfection and are a must (the chilli garlic sauce is the highlight here). Meat eaters, you will absolutely love the taste and texture of the shredded steamed chicken soi mai for starters and the chilli beef to follow.

If you want something a little different, try the next two dishes. The crispy mango chicken is unlike anything we’ve tried before – just delicious. Crispy coated succulent chicken and luscious ripe mango in a tangy sauce – it’s a must-have. The poached hammour fillet is another dish you just can’t afford to miss – healthy and flavour-packed with veggies – this is a dish that every palate can appreciate.

From the combo special we had the braised chicken with sautéed mushroom and Chinese cabbage, which came with steamed rice. Order some garlic fried rice to elevate the flavours even more.

Desserts are a must to end your meal and unlike other Chinese restaurants, Soie has a good choice for sweet-lovers. Either you go for the toffee banana where you dip the crispy coated banana into the ice-cream and relish it. Or, try the lychee salad with mango sorbet – it’s irresistible! So much so that we ordered a second helping.

We thoroughly enjoyed this diverse menu of tasty and affordable authentic Chinese fare. We highly recommend you all to try this wonderful venue – you wour readers to visit Soie for an authentic Chinese dinner.

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