After a spectacular event, 'Seven Wonders of the World' inspired menu by celebrity Chef Gary Mehigan last week, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore is back with a Thai Food Festival, 'Flavours of Thailand' at The Market from 19th - 25th September 2016. The highlight of this luxurious festival is the host; visiting Chef Aong from Phulay Bay, Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Chef Aong is an amazing lady with more than 15+ years of experience. Inspired by her mom, Chef Aong uses the traditional cooking methods in a graceful and modern way to create her dishes. One of her signature dishes is 'Goon Nam Prik Pao' which is a semi-sticky paste of dry prawns, Thai chillies, garlic, and shallots. This fiery paste can be used in different dishes. I was invited for a food tasting session along with few other renowned bloggers from Bengaluru.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru is the first Ritz hotel in India. It's located in the prime area, central business district or better known as CBD. This was my first visit to 'The Market' and I was amazed by their ambience and hospitality. They have multiple live-counters for different cuisines.
The Market's menu offers an awesome spread of signature Thai dishes. We started our dinner with some salads, satays (tofu, prawns, beef, and chicken) and soup. Anytime you can inform the Chefs at the counter to prepare the dish according to your palate.
|Raw mango salad|
|Meat balls coated with sesame seeds|
|Spicy beef salad|
|Tom yum thalay (seafood)|
Tom yum thalay (seafood) - One of the must-try soups at The Market. A spicy soup with prawns, galangal, mushroom, and chillies will make you crave for more.
We were served a Satay combo of tofu, chicken, beef, and prawns with an accompaniment of peanut sauce. I loved the tofu, chicken, and prawns. Tofu, if cooked perfectly, can give you a 'wow' feeling.
|A classy bar counter at The Market|
Where should I start? The Market has an array of Indian, Western and food festival special Thai desserts. It's an ultimate dessertporn destination for a person like me who can't stay away from desserts. I chose the desserts randomly. I tried the Thai desserts; banana in syrup, banana in coconut milk, spring rolls along with raspberry gateaux, coconut laddu with dry fruit filling, parwal ki mithai, and blueberry cupcake. Thai style coffee almond dessert could've been bit sweeter. I found sweets made of banana very interesting only because I always relate Thai cuisine with Kerala cuisine for a lot of same ingredients used in both the cuisines. Nutella crepes with dusted powdered sugar is nightmare for any fitness freaks :P Coconut laddu too was yummy.
|With Chef Aong (Pic courtesy: Deena Pinto)|
The Market, The Ritz-Carlton
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