There are Chinese restaurants in almost every corner of Barcelona, but there is none as special and spectacular as Indochine. This restaurant, designed by Cambodian Chef Ly Leap, not only offers Chinese cuisine, but is based on Asian cuisine in general to create their dishes. Located on Muntaner Street, on Eixample Esquerre, it is one of the essential restaurants in Barcelona.
Indochine: a travel to Southeast Asia
Entering Indochine is like entering a Cambodian town in the middle of the jungle. The decoration is cared for in an exquisite way, and only for that reason it is worth the visit. This Chinese food restaurant has an area of one thousand square meters decorated with lush vegetation, orchids, rocks and sculptures and reliefs of the Buddha and other Hinduist images. But the most impressing thing about Indochnie is the layout of the tables. The whole restaurant is full of water channels and wooden walkways, and inside the canals there are tables placed as if they were islands above the water. The feeling of sitting in these tables is like being immersed in rainforest, surrounded by vegetation and fish (yes!, in the water of the channels there are real fish!).
On the other hand, the kitchen of the Indochine is totally open, that is, it is surrounded by glass that allows you to see at all times how chefs work. It is an added value because they show that they do not hide anything and it is always interesting to see how they prepare the dishes you should eat with traditional utensils such as wok or mortars.
Finally, an element that draws the attention of the restaurant is the floating hut from the Mekong River. This hut just rounds up a decoration designed for detail so that eating in Indochine is not just a gastronomic experience, but it is a total experience.
The flavor of Indochine
In this Chinese restaurant of Barcelona you will not only find Chinese food, but the menu is inspired by a wide range of Southeast Asian cuisine that combines intense and deep flavors. Spices, aromatic herbs and citrus fruits are the main characters of Indochine cuisine, and they are transported to Asia's most exotic. The tasting menu is the best way to discover everything chef Ly Leap offers us. Thus, you will taste all kinds of spicy, bittersweet tastes, the aromatic nuances of coconut, turmeric, ginger, mint... A tour of Asian cuisine with a modern touch that will not leave you indifferent. By using traditional techniques combined with the cuisine from here, it has resulted in a fusion cuisine for demanding palates. In the Indochine menu you will find fish, such as king prawns, macerated with green and citrus mangoes, meat with aromatized raisins, chicken with ginger or veal with citrus, as well as rice and pasta that can not be missed in Asian cuisine. Glue in the Indochine's rainforest and let yourself be captivated by the exotic flavors of Asian cuisine!