Chinese food has always been popular and I am glad to say we have a some really wonderful Chinese restaurants in Bahrain. Among those wonderful Chinese restaurants, Soie stands out. Soie is an award winning Chinese restaurant located at the Sheraton Bahrain Hotel, serving authentic Chinese cuisine. I was invited for a restaurant review at Soie several weeks back and I must tell you that even after such a long time, the memories of the good food still linger.
The interesting bit about Soie’s menu is that it is divided by the region the food comes from.
- South East Asia
- Hong Kong
It was a delightful experience to choose from different regions and quite educational too. While I was waiting for the order to come, I was happy to google away from interesting Chinese food related facts. Did you know, food is so important to Chinese people that when two Chinese people meet each other instead of saying “Hi, how are you?”, they say: “Have you eaten yet?” I love societies that are so pro-food!
The chicken balls with sweet and spicy dip was a delectable starter. I was intrigued by the dip which wasn’t the regular sweet and spicy dip. It was definitely had a unique taste but I forgot to ask about the ingredients as our main course arrived soon after.
This main course was the highlight of our dinner. The sweet flavour from the mango and the sturdy flavours of the chicken is a match made in heaven. My usually reluctant husband couldn’t stop raving about it, long after the dinner was over. He loved it so much that the next day he recommended Soie and this dish in particular to all his colleagues at work!
Well done, Soie!
What’s not to love about chicken dumplings? To me, they act like palette cleansers in between courses.
The second main course was a sizzler that was spicy and oh-so finger -licking good. Unfortunately, we were so full from all the generous portions that we couldn’t finish the sizzler. Moreover, we had to make sure that we kept some space reserved for dessert.
I have been meaning to try the Green tea ice cream for a long time and finally I did at Soie. I enjoyed the fresh, tingling flavour of the gree tea. I could easily feel the matcha green tea bits on my tongue.
All in all, it was a wonderful experience at Soie with their wide selection on the menu, eclectic flavours from regional cuisine and generous portions. The interiors are avant garde yet relaxed. The staff was very helpful in making selections and the service was very quick. Thank you Soie for having us and extending such an authentic experience in Bahrain.