Along the wide stretch of the busy Balewadi High Street, Gong, a new modern Asian dining restaurant has opened its doors for Puneites. The restaurant derives its name from the Asian percussion instrument known for producing healing sounds and creating positive energy. Staying true to its name, this restaurant offers much more through its variety in food, drinks and ambience. Here are a few things you should look out for when you visit the restaurant:
Entering Gong, it is difficult to miss out on the modern take on Japanese architecture that mesmerises the eyes. The ceiling is covered with grids of wood that are lined to form various geometric shapes. The seating arrangement is done by placing chairs that are simplistic and easy to move in. Wide screens showing toned images of nature are a pleasant sight.
This restaurant offers special treats in the form of its unique concoctions. Do not miss out on The Blooming Tea Spritzer which is a jasmine-infused vodka-based drink along with the flavours of Elderflower Cordial and Blooming tea. Holy Smoke is a coffee, cinnamon and rum infused drink that is aromatic in taste and smell. Thai Vacay is a pleasant and soothing drink made of Thai basil, lemongrass, coconut rum and citrus vodka.
Dimsums and sushi
The menu provides a large spread of dimsums and sushi in tantalising options that suits the taste of both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The Asparagus Tempura roll filled with crispy asparagus and avocado pieces is topped with s special mayonnaise sauce. The Ebi Tempura roll is stuffed with prawn tempura and prawn crackers. The delightful addition to this is the Crispy Cheung Fun with either vegetables or prawn. Rolled with rice paper, this is stuffed with crispy vegetables and is splashed with a spoonful of soy sauce to add to its taste. A dish that will melt in your with with its creamy texture is the Edamame and truffle dumplings.
Pamper your sweet tooth by indulging in the Chocolate Dome. Prepared with warm chocolate sauce, brownies, vanilla ice cream and caramelised popcorn, this dessert is a sinful treat for those special cheat days. On the lighter side, the rambutan vanilla ice cream keeps it simple and easy on the stomach after a heavy course meal.