Juxtaposing the capital’s busiest space, Connaught Place, lies a space of culinary zen named WITC—Wok In The Clouds. Read on to know why we loved it! By Bayar Jain

The seemingly-never ending car ride from Gurugram to Connaught Place was enough to get my stomach rumbling. The bustle in the city’s centre only made me hungrier. As I climbed up the stairs to enter WITC — Wok In The Clouds, a zen-like calm enveloped me. Picture a mix of blue and ochre couches along the walls, cushioned chairs lined along the centre, and 90’s themed tin boards and exaggerated bottle caps donning the walls. While on one end, a well-stocked display bar leaves you transfixed, on the other, views of the passing shoppers beneath will keep you captivated. For me, however, their multi-cuisine and drinks menu did the trick; leading me to get on with my food journey instantly. 

Without wasting much time, I flip through their menus and place my order. Shahi Nuts Chaat, Broccoli Baby Corn Mushroom in Black Bean Sauce, Kesar Kulfi, and of course, drinks to gulp it all down. Feeling indecisive (in my defence, their bar menu spans 15 pages!), I settle with two drinks — Deli Margarita, and Sea Buckthorn and Mint Pani Puri.

The Deli Margarita was absolutely delicious! The taste of Jalapenos infused with tequila and blended with spiced guava juice give the drink a yummy peppery touch. As the light orange concoction made its way through my throat, the lingering flavour of fresh cilantro had me hooked. The crunch of the accompanying Shaahi Nuts Chaat — a spicy melange of peanuts, cashews, nachos, crushed paapad and diced onions topped with fresh mint chutney only made it better.

The colourful food carousal continued with the vodka-based Sea Buckthorn. Paired with bite-sized, potato filled puris, the twist in the traditionally street-side delicacy comes due to the earthy flavours of the drink, which substitutes the otherwise raw mango-infused water. Though uncommon and peculiar to taste, a few sips later, the drink finds a way to grow on you.

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Posted @withrepost • @chillycherrycanape *Confusion*Confusion*Confusion* Yes this much load of befuddlements 😕 It’s a thundering problem with me whenever I’m on a serious shopping spirit. I always make a note of what all I need to look for or buy for myself but come to a halt of buying nothing that I had thought of. Not my fault, either there’s a material problem or I won’t find that colour of my choice or something or the other. It’s not that I buy something very outlandishly stuffs but still want it to be the best for my loved ones 😊 I make sure if I buy something for my near & dear ones, it should be like self selected stuff of their own choice, if they would have shopped for the same thing for themselves ( they are only 6-7 in counting for whom I can take so much of pain, otherwise for fake-love-coated ones, it’s like your gift=your type of gift 🤪but for those special ones, there’s no comparison 😍) So as one of my close-to-heart family member birthday is coming,thought to shop some must-have birthday stuffs for that loved one 🙂 ( The grand gift of yet to be bought as I’m bit confused for which colour will suit on wrist 🤔) Just to get out of this eye-rolling perplexity state, I went for a short meal to get myself mentally relax 😌 Ordered for Spicy Tofu that was engrossed with green veggies served with fried rice and Chinese pickle, having beet root & cauliflower in it ( pickle was so good that I had it twice 🙈) If you would have noticed that I had Tofu again ( now you can see that how much I love tofu 😋 can add this in my everyday meal without giving any second thought) Talking about the dish👆🏻then it was just so perfect in every aspects. Fried rice 🍛 soaked in spicy gravy with crunchiness of veggies was not less than any match made in heaven👌🏻 Ok now done ✅ It’s a wrap up 👋🏻 . . #greenveggies #tofurecipes #panasiancuisine #panasianfood #chinesefoodlover #indianfoodblogger #southindianfood #foodstagram #luvamp43 #sohotdy #buzzfeedfood #foodindia #foodbloggerindia #mumbaistagram #mumbaidiaries #delhigram #kolkatafoodies #kolkatadiaries #nagpurfoodies #tuezsepsz #likerzcvax #friedrice #mumbaieats #mumbaifoodbloggers #followup #instafoodporn #f

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WITC has a range of Indian, European, and Italian foods to choose from. I, however, settle with the waiter recommended Pan-Asian Broccoli Baby Corn Mushroom in Black Bean Sauce for the main course. Strings of delicious dough noodles peppered with just the right amount of red chilli greeted me. A happy bowl of fresh veggies in a pungent black bean sauce made me grin from ear to ear. Adding to my already elated state, however, were the accompanying spring rolls. The paper-thin rolls of flavour were cooked to perfection, adding the ideal levels of crunch to the overall dish.

By now, my faith in the staff had already been ascertained. Naturally, then, I let the chef woo me with his recommendations for dessert. I’m glad I did! Serving as the apt way to end a food journey, the supremely light Kesar Kulfi left me floored. Although not a fan of this particular flavour in desserts, I kept inching towards the milky goodness for seconds. Tidbits of candied fruit cubes and fresh kiwis amplified the taste further. One word — yummy!

All in all, next time you find yourself walking aimlessly around New Delhi‘s Connaught Place, head to WITC. With flavours so good, and ambience so cosy, we assure you’ll be ‘Wok’-ing in the clouds! 

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