Monday, September 14, 2009

ASEAN: Paisa Vasool!!!

Of late, I've been out LOOOOADS! and am woefully behind in my blogging. So, I'm gonna take a break from the swine flu series and revert to good old namma bengaluru.

Yet another unexpected holiday (due to the sudden and tragic demise of YSR) found Rao and me heading for an afternoon screening of QGM. After much drama, we finally managed to drag KK along. Craving lunch before the movie, we ended up at ASEAN. The restaurant is located on Castle Street (down Eva Mall, take the left before Show Off). It serves Thai, Malay and Chinese food. The place is small and the decor a little tacky. The menu, however, made us very happy (and that's all that matters, isn't it?). We decided to stick to the Thai food that day.

To begin with, Rao and I split a Thai Spicy soup which was O.K. but nothing to write home about. For the main course, we ordered a Thai Green Curry, Veg Curry in Fragrant Basil Sauce, Thai Tangy Noodles and Plain Steamed Rice (phew!!).

The Thai Green Curry was good but definitely not the best I've had. The Veg. Curry in Basil Sauce was forgettable and largely overshadowed by the Thai Green Curry. The steamed rice was nice and actual Basmati rice for once. The true star of the meal was the Thai Tangy Noodles. It's a dish by itself and doesn't need any sauce. It was spicy, tangy and totally yummy. The servings are rather big and I would advise you to order with caution. The service is quick and efficient.

An average veg. meal would cost you around 120-130 bucks. There is also a huge non veg. menu and I am told that it is very good. It's not the best Thai cuisine going but it's total paisa vasool.
(Incidentally, we proceeded to have dessert at the Cream and Fudge Factory and missed the movie, but it was all worth it :) )

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