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“Chinese Born, Indian Raised... Good Food...”
Review of Mainland China

Mainland China
Ranked #105 of 1,055 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Mainland China is among the top Chinese Cuisine options for a rainy day... The cuisines lineage is definitely Chinese, but has evolved to meet the tastes of the Indian customer... The flavouring and tastes are what you would call Indian Chinese, which is not a bad thing... Authentic Chinese is one for the true gastronomists, Mainland China while it does have its share of few truly authentic Chinese recipes, it is more of an Indianized Chinese affair... And we in India, have learned to love and appreciate this new Iteration of the cuisine... So go forth, and have a great day at Mainland China...

PS. I highly recommend their Lemon Coriander Thick Soup (Chicken)... It's a soup that's refreshingly different from the norm...

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Memories of Mainland China at Chennai , prompted me to drop in here. Expectations were not misplaced.Dimsums. Duck and cabbage soup was so so .Chilli Prawns to start with. Opted for Capsicum Fried Rice. Shredded Sichuan chicken gave a good combo.By and large felt fine . Entrance should have been more easy.

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Not worth the money!
The crispy fried chicken that we ordered was not Chinese but was crisp enough to relish while it remained crisp. I don't think you ever have to ask for tea if you go to a restaurant in China. Here I had to. And what came, I am sure no Chinese would be able to take a sip of. It reeked of Jasmine!
The lamb was good. The sea bass we ordered was a disappointment. Maybe it was because I expected a fish. But what came was wrapped in batter and fried and then a sweet and sour sauce poured over it. Chinese? No way.
The biggest disappointment was the dessert. When in kerala you don't use desiccated coconut. You use fresh ones. And any Malayali can make out if the coconut used in the coconut dumpling was fresh. This wasn't.
It must have been a sort of record that a 5 year old did not finish the ice-cream and litchi.... Tinned litchi? Should have been.
With the money I spent, i Should have got much better!
The waiters are mostly from Bengal. Or atleast they spoke Bengali. How do I know? If they kept chattering behind your table like they were in their dorm rooms, any one would know.
And they were almost servile.
And a word about the rest rooms - Bad!!! For a place that boasts of standards, the restrooms were bad. My kid wanted to know why there wasn't a kids wash basin like the place we went to last week. ( and they had no stars, just good food)
One word- Disappointment. Don't go there expecting Chinese food.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went to Mainland china in Cochin. Excellent restaurnt.
Last time I have been to mainland china whilst in Bangalore. This one seems to be similar and good quality good.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

well, we had mixed meat fried rice, sliced duck with schezwan sauce & chicken in black pepper sauce - they were all pretty good esp the duck!! the service was a bit amateurish though and quite below par for MC standrads!!

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