Mad Men: Global Fusion

Global Fusion is a new restaurant from the China Gate group. It is at the top of the Croma mall building on Linking Road, Bandra, Mumbai.

I went there twice in the last two weeks. Consider the facts;

- they have a sushi counter with a wide variety of lovely sushi and sashimi
- a dumplings counter with an array of dim sums – crab, chicken, prawn, just name it
- Oriental salads – I was particularly in love with the sticky and sweet khimchi squids
- a live Japanese grill counter – delectable Tepenyaki prawns, huge prawn tempura with a very fine, thin crust, stuffed wings and so on
- great Chinese steamed dishes. The steamed garoupa was to die for and the steamed prawn was very well flavoured
- the soups were good and the Tom Yum was hot, spicy and authentic
- a main course which had crabs and big prawns on both days. Both were quite fresh and tasty. And regular meats too and some nice fried rice and hakka noodles
- unlimited green tea, ice tea and soft drinks. They have alcohol which you can order separately. I skip this so that I can eat till I burst
- and wait, there is the dessert counter. This has an assortment of Baskin Robbins ice creams and a range of mini cheese cakes, litchi slushes and so on

The ambience was quite nice with a high ceiling, Japanese ponds and the odd Oriental open huts too for groups.

The name, Global Fusion, is intriguing as the menu is Oriental (Chinese, Japanese, Thai) and not global.


It apparently has 131 dishes. I feel it has something everyone. Adventurous folks would thrive on the sushi, sashimi, sticky rice and other less common dishes. I don't think there was any pork or beef though. They have the ‘traditional’ spicy Chinese fare of Indian restaurants. There are enough and more grilled and steamed stuff for the health conscious. And don’t get put off if you are a vegetarian. They have most of the above dishes, including sushi (!), in vegetarian options.

I know this reads like a paid review but I thought I owed this to them after the Emperor’s feasts that I had there at a ridiculously cheap price of Rs 750 (15 USD). This is the rate on Monday to Thursday. It is 100 Rs more expensive on Fridays and weekends.

I wonder how long they will be able to keep this pricing on.


Photos:

Great desserts. I love Baskin Robbins:


Sui Mui from the dumpling counter: Its difficult to wax eloquent on something that's so healthy



Steamed prawns: the sauce was more delicate than the finest silk


The sushi counter: the sushi was as good as any that I have had



Stuffed bird wings: who says exotica doesn't come cheap







Khimchi squids: I must have 5 little bowls in my two visits




I love sushi. Made an insane number of trips to refill




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