Asian Corner: Affordable & Satisfying Asian-Fusion Dishes in Maadi
11, Road 18, Maadi
Aya El Garhy
Maadi is one of Cairo’s main culinary hubs whose restaurants introduce dozens of international cuisines from around the world. Craving for some Asian bites, we headed to Asian Corner, a cozy restaurant boasting an impressive array of flavors from all over Asia.
Located right above Roastery on Road 18, Asian Corner has a sophisticated interior with its wooden benches and chairs, in addition to a soothing lighting which creates a cozy atmosphere. Despite its other branches in several food courts, this branch of Asian Corner has a bigger menu with more varieties, as well as an exclusive sushi menu.
We kicked things off with a Hot & Sour Soup (25LE) and as appetizers we opted for the Golden Bags (24LE), Chicken Spring Rolls (15LE) and fried Shantong Vegetables (15LE).
As our main dishes, we aimed for a mishmash of Indian and Chinese, where we opted for the Murg Makhani (44LE) and the Beef Szechuan (42LE) with a side of steamed rice (9LE). Our soup came fresh and steaming hot shortly after we ordered and it instantly became our favourite hot & sour soup; bursting with garlic and ginger flavours, full of chopped veggies and chicken strips.
The appetizers were all served at once and they didn’t disappoint. Our spring rolls came as five large rolls infused with veggies and minced chicken which were perfectly complimented by a sweet and sour dipping sauce. The Golden Bags had quite a discernible crunch with a moist interior of chicken and sweet corn. The Shantong Vegetables stood out of the bunch with their fried bite-sized zucchini pieces covered with the crispiest coating and topped with a chili garlic sauce.
The Murgh Makhani had the juiciest chicken pieces in a vividly red-coloured creamy sauce. Although it wasn’t the typical authentic Murg Makhani you get at a typical Indian restaurant; we truly enjoyed every bit of that succulent flavoursome dish. The Beef Szechuan featured thinly sliced tender beef pieces stir-fried with coloured bell peppers and onions tossed in a spicy yet sweet Szechuan sauce. Both dishes went perfectly with our side of plain white rice as it did not overpower the dishes’ flavors.
In spite of not being the most authentic Asian restaurant around Maadi, Asian Corner will surely leave you satisfied without hurting your wallets. All in all, we had a great experience and we’ll definitely be back for some more Asian-fusion dishes to tantalize our taste buds.