Here is another dining experience that I wanted to share to you just in case you are looking for pan-Asian restaurant in Muscat. Well, the Silk Route is one of the options that serve Chinese cuisines from dim sums, Cantonese noodles, and Szechwan flavored creations.
Silk Route is located beside HSBC bank and Tavola in Al Noor Plaza Building at Madinat Sultan Qaboos.
From the outside, you would have thought that it is a small place but once you get inside you will be surprised to a see a huge interior with many seats and tables around.
The lighting is very calm with those suspended chinese-styled lamps of different colors.
I got intrigued with the wall design wherein cork-like-woods are entrenched to create images like horses, warriors and everything that reflects Chinese culture.
Honestly, we are the first diner at that moment. So we are warmly entertained by the Indian waiters.
They give us the menu with various oriental dishes.
While browsing the pages, I realize that China, just like India, is also one of the continents that have an excellent and great cuisine that evolves through ages. Every region has different style of cooking that goes down in history as completely unique. This is the very reason that Silk Route wanted to offer to their customers. To let them taste the best and authentic Chinese dishes particularly the Cantonese and Szechwan delicacies that have been carried forward by tradition from the stir-fried, steamed, and roasted savories to the hot and spicy flavors.
Before we order anything, we receive a complimentary shrimp chips with sweet chili sauce and hot chili sauce. It is a good way to boost our appetite while waiting for our foodies.
For the starter, we had the Jiaozi Chicken Dumpling (2.500 OMR) that is wrapped in a translucent wheat starch skin and steamed in a basket.
There is the Vegetable Corn Soup (2.200 OMR)) which is my son’s favorite.
For the main course, we had the Szechwan Chicken Lemon Sliced (4.300 OMR)) that is coated with flour deep-fried and sautéed in Szechwan sauce with sliced of carrots and capsicum.
The Pad Thai Pak (3.500 OMR)) is a stir-fried noodles in a thai style with vegetables, tamarind, shallots, tofu, egg and bean sprouts.
The 8 pieces of Fried Tiger Prawn Tempura (8.000 OMR) that is very expensive. For me, it is overly priced especially that the prawns are simply coated with bread crumbs, deep-fried, and served with sauce.
The last main course is the drum of heaven (3.100) which is a lollipop chicken that is coated with a special mix of flour and deep-fried.
Our order costs 28.455 OMR with two big bottles of water (1.200 OMR) and a plate of Jasmine Steamed Rice (1.700) and 5percent municipal tax.
Silk Route has a great ambiance with very warm service and friendly staff.
We are glad that our cravings for Oriental and Chinese Cuisine is finally fulfilled!
This is another “dining experience” shared to you by Happy Baker Delights.
Lots of Love,
Riah – the lady behind Happy Baker Delights