Never ever this place has disappointed me. Be it food, service or ambience, this place has always managed to score full marks on all fronts. This visit was no different.
Baan Tao has introduced 11 dishes- 6 sushi and 5 mains. These are their must try dishes for month of August. And these dishes are indeed must haves.
FoodProwl team was invited for a food tasting here.
Recommended Dishes: All of those 11.
Food: First we were served sushi.
3 veg and 3 non-veg.
Smoked shitake, spicy tobanjan, tempura crisp roll INR 850++
Aspura maki – Asparagus roll INR 850++
Teriyaki grilled tofu, pariko, umeboshi roll INR 850++
Smoked Scottish salmon, togarashi, chilli bean mayo INR 1050++
Maguro- Tuna Maki INR 1050++
Ebi tempura maki INR 1050++
All of them were beautiful looking and tasty.
My personal favorites were-
Aspura maki which despite of having only asparagus in this maki roll, this one tasted as delicious as it looked. It was garnished with white and black sesame seeds.
Ebi tempura maki had nice crunchy prawns and was garnished with tobiko. I loved it.
Smoked Scottish salmon was sprinkled with togarashi which gave it a nice spicy taste.
For mains, we had
Pan seared salmon, tossed edamame, kamaboku, basil rice, fragrant black bean sauce INR 1450++
Tonkatsu grilled prawns, Singaporean wok tossed rice noodles INR 1250++
Steamed Chilean Sea bass, oyster garlic sauce, sautéed baby spinach, Basil chilli rice INR 1650++
Wok tossed chilli pork belly, peppers, scallions INR 1050++
Kung Pao tofu INR 700++
Pan seared salmon: A good fillet of salmon pan seared and served with basil rice. Impressive plate presentation. And the taste was perfect. Well cooled salmon with just right amount of black bean sauce. Rice was garnished with crab-meat kamaboko. A perfect main course.
Tonkatsu grilled prawns: Prawns are my all-time favorites. And if it is in Asian cuisine, I love it even more. Sizable number of prawns grilled with tonkatsu sauce and put on portion of glass noodles which was surrounded by crispy noodles. Tasted amazing.
Steamed Chilean Sea bass: Amazing plate presentation. A portion of steamed fish in oyster garlic sauce. I found fish and rice bit bland. I think for that portion of fish and rice, some more sauce was required. But the sauce was perfect and went very well with fish.
Kung Pao tofu: This is more like an appetizer. Very soft pieces of tofu tossed in kung pao sauce. It tasted fine.
If you are a pan Asian food lover, you should really visit this place. But hurry!!! This menu will be there only till end of August.
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