Taste Buds’ journey through Thai.

Kaffir Lime & Orange Mocktail (Left); Silken tofu with glass noodles in betel leaves (Right)

Living in Gurgaon, I found the perfect place to travel the world of Thailand while physically remaining in the same place. There is a sense of euphoria that Thai Pavilion, at Taj City Center, Gurgaon brings to you.

When you enter this fine dining restaurant, all your senses are heightened. You are welcomed by the fresh smell of lemongrass, the aesthetic view of the Hotel through the glass panels, the soothing music, and lastly, our tastebuds’ journey through the flavorful authentic Thai dishes.

My favourite starter is the Silken tofu with glass noodles in betel leaves. The betel leaves (Paan leaves) provide the freshness that compliments the silky tofu. The Tofu! My god! It melts in your mouth. It breaks if you try to poke your fork through it, so you have to scoop it with love.

Another Starter that you must try is the lemongrass corn cakes. They’re crispy yet soft, and the essence of Lemon Grass is just heavenly.

Now, let’s move on to the main course!

Panang Curry with Sticky Rice; Pad Thai Noodles; Silken Tofu in Black Bean sauce.

My favorite main courses are Panang Curry with Jasmine Rice, Pad Thai Noodles, and Silken Tofu in Black Bean sauce.

The Thai Panang Curry is a Red curry with crushed peanuts. It is made out of a paste of ginger, red chillies, lemongrass, coriander and Kaffir Lime.

The Pad Thai Noodles (Phad Khi Mao) is Homemade Rice noodles with ginger, chilli, soy, garlic and vegetables. The noodles are the perfect – not too chewy and not too thick. Its one of the best Pad Thai noodles I’ve had.

The Silken Tofu in Black Bean Sauce (Tohu Phad Tao See) is to die for. As I said earlier, the melting in the mouth Tofu is a dish you can have without any side dish. I highly recommend trying Tofu, either as a starter or main course to have the complete Thai Pavilion expereince.

Finally, the Deserts!

Chocolate Roll with Coconut center; Tender Coconut Ice Cream

The Tender Coconut icecream was so good. You could taste the natural freshness of coconut. It didn’t taste artificial, which is the best thing about such restaurants- Quality.

The Chocolate Roll makes me drool! With a soft outer layer of soft chocolate and cream, it treasures the coconut centre like a pearl. While I’m not a huge fan of coconut, the combination of chocolate and coconut is definitely underrated. The density of chocolate blends the freshness of coconut, making this a genius dessert by all means.

To sum it up, Thai Pavilion is the perfect place for an authentic fine dining experience.

The cost comes out to around Rs. 1500 Per Person (Subject to Veg/Non-Veg).

However, you can avail great discounts if you have a Taj Membership, FHRAI Membership (Federation of Hotels and Restaurants of India) or American Express or any other offer prevailing during that time.

Enjoy my Beautifoooodies!

~A.D

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