If you had to contrast the cooking of the West with that of the East — say to answer a question on a quiz show — you could say that the food of the West offers depth, while that of the East excels at lift. Both cuisines layer flavors; they just do it in different ways. Asia is good at top notes: green things, chili heat, citrusy screeches and salt to dial up everything. In a way, wines to pair with East or West ought to echo the cooking style. If looking East, open bottles with bounce.
Chinese-born chef Ying Chang Compestine is on a mission to demystify Asian cooking and help westerners enjoy some of the flavors and benefits of the food of her childhood.
In Monsoon, food quality and safety during packaging, transport and reheating is a big concern when it comes to take-out or delivery. When packaging food for delivery, we make sure that the containers will withstand transport without leaking or breaking, and keep the hot foods packed away from cold ones. In Monsoon we make sure foods will stay at safe temperatures while traveling, if delivering the food. Food safety can be compromised if temperatures vary or fall into the food Danger Zone.
Starting from September, expert diners could start trying "Monsoon chef surprise" in the menu. Anyone choosing this item in the menu, could pick his/her favorite ingredients freely and leave it to our experienced chef to cook it for him/her. Monsoon will serve free dessert for such a courageous diners afterwards.
After 15 years of serving Asian cuisine and making unforgettable memories for our valued guests, Monsoon is still following its original slogan: "Monsoon more than a restaurant".
We in Monsoon believe that our customers need something more than quality food to become satisfied and entertained.
In June, when the northern hemi-sphere starts warming up, in Indian subcontinent a rainy storm forms up, as if it is winter time. A frightful heat with its huge rain starts which is called Monsoon.