Some great food, and a leisure weekend make a divine combination. Well, we are not talking about spirituality here, but our recent experiential with Thai cuisine, at 19 Oriental Avenue, at Shangri La's Eros Hotel, in the capital. It was a pleasant afternoon spent at a place that boosts not only of an elegant ambiance, but of an expat Thai chef. and, guess what? This chef is a woman, in fact, the only woman in the hotel's kitchen. Imagine how wonderful our experience must have been with their authentic Thai food, coming from an expat!
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So this dish was actually deep fired tofu with hot basil sauce. To test the caliber of a chef, tofu can be the great benchmark How? well, if it melts in your mouth, it clearly indicates how well the dish is cooked. Yes, you guessed right. It did melt, and also felt crispy, because it was deep fried. But, believe us, oiliness was no where. Perhaps, the strong flavour of sauce started dominating our taste buds by now. Overall, this was quite a satiating dish! And, before we make a shift to the desert, we will briefly tell you about Geang Kjew Warn Phank. It was a sheer delight, mainly because it had such a Thai feel, and secondly because it had so many veggies and yum and spicy curry that made our palate crave for more.
Last came the unexpected, Klong Kleang. We were absolutely clueless to what is was, and simply decided to dig into it to explore it's flavours. Coconut was the pre-dominant flavour, and later we got to know that it was a sweet desert made of Tapioda jelly in coconut milk. Though, it doesn't feel like the normal jelly, else, we had to leave it in between.
Now, if you thought that Thai is not your cup of tea, try it once at this restaurant, and you may come out with a new perspective. And, yes you have a golden chance, as the place is all on with their party set up for Christmas and New Year, with their "Christmas Lightning Ceremony". Take a look at this picture in your right. So, make your weekend a perfect journey to Thai culinary, via 19 Oriental Avenue.
Remember the location, Shangri La's Eros Hotel, Delhi!