And here we offer you a glance into the Pan Asian cuisines made available in The Spice Route in the capital, albeit a bit unfamiliar, and yet they seem so simple that you could actually prepare them at home itself. Though it might seem a tad bit synonymous with the vibrancy and the multiple flavors and colors of the desi palate, it never hurts to be a bit experimental with food; especially when the same ingredients are used in the following dishes, including rice, ginger, garlic, soy and chilies. Now, as we barely contain our mouth-watering sensations, we provide you with an overview of what actually entails a complete meal in this 17 year old restaurant:
Starting with the appetizers, we have the ‘Por Pia Chae’ or spring rolls with a varied assortment of sauces, accompanied with cold noodle salad coupled with some papaya and peanuts. Mind you, this is one extremely calorie-conscious palate as it goes easy on the oil usage. And dipping it in soya sauce just makes wonders in your mouth, as you are engulfed with the subtle sweetness of the papaya and the noodle salad.
The main course then moves on to the Vietnamese rice or Com Haong Bao coupled with a hot and sour soup, where you can actually feel a constant stimulation of your taste buds. This is accompanied with bean curd or some stir fried Bok Choy, or “Tauha Nim’ and some tofu to go with it that would fill your appetite with such healthy food.
As we wait upon the dessert with glimmering expectations, it is served to us- named Thub Thim Krob, it is a dish of coconut milk with water chestnuts. Served along with cinnamon flavored ice-cream, this heavenly treat is worth experiencing for the gourmets and the foodies alike.
Location: The Imperial, Janpath Road, New Delhi
Pricing (for two):- 6,000 INR
Timings: 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm & 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Pic Credit: slowfoodvermont.org