Tsing Tao relaunches with new focus on authentic Chinese cuisine

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Enjoy delicious Chinese delicacies at Tsing Tao

By Divya Thotawatte 

In a bid to attract and appeal to a wider audience in the country, seafood restaurant Tsing Tao relaunched with an upgraded menu of authentic Chinese cuisine recently. 

Browns Hotels and Resorts Group General Manager Eksath Wijerathne

Tsing Tao is located in the Reid Avenue frontage of the Colombo Racecourse Promenade, and is operated by Excel Restaurants together with Browns Hotels and Resorts. Specialised in preparing seafood based Chinese dishes, Tsing Tao sets the ambience for a sophisticated dining experience coupled with exotic tastes and flavours. 

Browns Hotels and Resorts Group General Manager Eksath Wijeyratne said, “We have high expectations. We firmly believe that the hospitality and entertainment sector is improving in the city and for that, we have to prepare today in order to be ready for tomorrow’s demand.” PFrom golden hued interior to elegant lamps, the ambience of Tsing Tao is warm and chic while the restaurant is spacious with a view of the racecourse pavilion.

“We have upgraded the restaurant and service to offer a refined dining experience to our discerning patrons. The menu at Tsing Tao consist of authentic dishes spiced up with a delicious twist, reflecting our knowledge and understanding on Chinese gastronomy. As we focus on the authentic segment, we are confident this relaunch will expand our appeal to a wider audience to enjoy our food,” Wijeyratne explained. 

The new menu features a range of dishes originating from diverse regions of China which have been recreated by the local chefs at Tsing Tao. The starters include vegetable spring rolls, sesame prawn toast, fried crab claws with hot garlic sauce and deep fried chicken wontons, to whet your appetite. Tsing Tao offers its diners both thick soups and clear soups. 

The seafood dishes include the signature deep fried lobster with ginger and spring onion which is a delicious dish with the famed Sri Lankan lagoon crab. Cantonese style stir fried prawns with celery and cashew nuts, hot butter cuttlefish, steamed garoupa with chili XO sauce, fried fish with ginger and spring onion as well as Singapore style chili crab are other items included in the menu. 

Apart from the seafood dishes there’s an array of meat based mains including deep fried chicken Szechuan style, wok fried beef with kangkun, Szechuan style spicy pork belly with cabbage and Wok fried lamb with zucchini XO sauce. Tsing Tao also prepares a range of traditional Chinese rice and noodles based dishes including fried rice, Hokkien noodles with seafood and spicy chicken noodles with mushroom. The desserts include sago cream with honeydew melon to Sesame and date pancake with ice cream. 

The Browns Group is one of Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerates which manages a fast growing portfolio of brands across key several sector such as power generation, home and office solutions, agriculture and plantation support services, investments, healthcare as well as leisure and hospitality. 

Pix by Ruwan Walpola