I adore Thai food. I’ve visited Thailand a few times and the food has never failed to blow me away. Look at my Eating in Thailand post to see what I mean.
The abundance of seafood, the celebration of coconut, the fresh produce, and the colour in everything – it’s the best food destination in the world.
So when I heard about Ego Thai being one of the participating restaurants in the Timescity Gourmet Week, I was really excited.
The Timescity Gourmet Week is a week-long celebration of culinary indulgences at the Times Food Awards 2013 winning restaurants in Delhi, Bombay, and Bangalore, starting at just 750 INR.
There’s a great list to choose from in Delhi, but I chose Ego Thai because I was really craving good Thai food, and also ’cause it’s right next to my place and I’m a lazy bum sometimes.
It’s such a pretty place too!
The Gourmet week menu is a set menu in each restaurant, and Ego Thai had a lot of great options to choose from.
We started with Pla Lard Phrik Krob (Sweet chilly fish) and Yam Woon Sen Koong (Thai glass noodle salad with shrimp).
The fish was sweetened with honey and red chilli, and I loved that the pieces of Sole were large (almost like mini fish steaks!) and covered with wilted, fragrant basil.
The noodle salad was a classic dish – a celebration of all the vibrant Thai flavours and textures. Slippery, translucent glass noodles, crunchy peanuts, tangy lime, plump, pink prawns, red tomatoes, spicy dried chilli, knobbly bits of baby corn, a hint of sugar, and freshness from bright green coriander. Just perfect.
For mains we choose Gaeng Phed Kai (Traditional Thai red curry chicken) and Thod Kratiam Sole (Fish in garlic pepper sauce).
The Thai red curry was just as good as I expected – rich, coconut-ty, and spicy. It was bursting with basil and lemongrass flavours, and I loved the softened bits of aubergine and bamboo shoot. The chicken was almost secondary – I could drink this gravy straight from the bowl! Look at the bright, happy colour!
The sole was tender and peppery, with occasional bits of burnt garlic (yum!) and went perfectly with the rice.
I was expecting plain noodles as a side, but we got served Pad Thai in a gorgeous peek-a-boo omelette envelope. How beautiful, na?
Through the meal we were drinking delicate, fragrant Jasmine tea – so relaxing and soothing. Sigh. Makes me want a cup as I’m writing this.
Even though I was stuffed beyond belief I couldn’t say no to the desserts because they were both coconut-based! And you guys know how much I adore coconuts.
There was this stunning, white, Coconut icecream with toasted coconut on top. It had a great creamy quality, but was rather sweet.
I also tried Thab Thim Krob (Water chestnuts in coconut milk) which was utterly divine. A large bowl of delicately sweetened coconut milk with pink, jewel-like pieces of water chestnuts swimming in it. The crushed ice on top is what adds wonderful texture with each bite, and as it melts it makes the dessert more and more mellow. What a great summer dessert – I can imagine long chats with my girlfriends over a lingering bowl of this dessert.
We rounded things off with more Jasmine tea and then headed home, tummies full, and hearts happy.
This meal at Ego Thai costs 1000 INR and 1200 INR (plus taxes), for lunch and dinner respectively. I think that’s an outstanding deal for the quality and quantity you’ll be served here by their very friendly staff.
But if Thai food doesn’t do it for you, try any of the other restaurants for a fantastic meal at very reasonable prices.
All you have to do is log on to Timescity.com > Select the Restaurant, date and time > Book a table for just 100 INR > Enjoy your meal and pay remaining amount! It’s on till the 21st of July, so you need to do this now
As an added surprise, Times City wants to give one of you lucky readers an IndiaTimes shopping voucher worth 1500 INR! All you gotta do is leave me comment below choosing one restaurant from the list of participating restaurants and tell me why you’d love to eat there. Easy peasy
I’ll choose one lucky winner a week from today! Happy eating!