Phone: +911206734960 / +911206734966 / +918527694313
Address: Mosaic – Crowne Plaza Greater Noida, Surajpur Chowk Institutional Green 1, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201306 Delhi NCR India
Time: 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Meals for two: Rs. 3,500
Cuisines: Chinese, Continental, North Indian
Facilities: Breakfast, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Available, Smoking Area, Valet Parking Available, Table Reservation Not Required, Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Luxury Dining, Buffet, 4/5 Star, Fine Dining
Multi cuisine with an accent on Korean
Mosaic – Crowne Plaza, Greater Noida: Decor
The COVID-19 pandemic occasionally throws up surprises of the pleasant kind, and one of them has certainly worked in the favor of Hotel Crowne Plaza in Greater Noida, planned as an important industrial and IT hub in this region. Already, there are many Korean firms in the area. In fact, since the lockdown in March, several personnel from Korea have been staying at the Crowne Plaza and working out of there, too. By fortuitous chance, the management saw the writing on the wall just before 2020 set in, and wanted to ramp up their Korean cuisine. So, though you can enjoy a magnificent mush-room risotto worthy of an Italian specialty restaurant or an unbelievably great Thai sliced duck in Mosaic, the Korean menu is the real gem here. I guess it really helps to have a wide swathe of room guests — from airline crew to wedding parties — to keep the kitchen on its toes.
Mosaic – Crowne Plaza, Greater Noida: Food
Young chef Lokesh Bahadur can not only cook Korean food but speaks the language fluently too, so he is always sent out of the kitchen to interact with the hotel’s many Korean guests who come for their fix of haemul pajeon and bibimbap. Though I had ordered just one portion of kimchi (fermented cabbage salad) the chef sent out tasting portions of several different varieties: marinated and stuffed cucumber kimchi, Napa cabbage kimchi, spring onion kimchi and radish kimchi. They embody the glory of Korean cuisine and are the reason why it is usu-ally considered fantastically healthy: minimal oil, fermented vegetables and a spicy kick in many kinds of kimchi. Think of a Korean meal as a thali spread over different serving dishes and you’ve got the idea. Unlike a western meal, you don’t order a single dish, but a spread of them. And there’s no culture police to tell you which dish to start with and which to end with. Miyeok Guk (Rs. 600) soup may be an acquired taste, but it works equally well as a first course, as a dessert! Don’t miss the dakgangjeong (Rs. 900) crisp, batter-fried chicken nuggets or the meal in a bowl: bibimbap (Rs. 1100): sticky rice with servings of pickled, fresh and cooked vegetables, the moreish kochujang sauce, an egg and batons of red meat.
Plus & Minus:
It is rare to find such authentic Korean flavors in an unlikely location.