Ego Thai at The Timescity Gourmet Week + a shopping voucher giveaway!

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.

Ego Thai

It’s such a pretty place too!

Ego Thai ceiling

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.

Sweet chilly fish

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.

Thai glass noodle salad

For mains we choose Gaeng Phed Kai (Traditional Thai red curry chicken) and Thod Kratiam Sole (Fish in garlic pepper sauce).

Main course

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!

Thai red curry

The sole was tender and peppery, with occasional bits of burnt garlic (yum!) and went perfectly with the rice.

Fish in garlic pepper sauce

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?

Pad thai

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.

Jasmine tea

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.

Coconut icecream

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.

Water chestnuts in coconut milk

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 > 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 πŸ™‚


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 πŸ™‚

I’ll choose one lucky winner a week from today! Happy eating!

10 thoughts on “Ego Thai at The Timescity Gourmet Week + a shopping voucher giveaway!

  1. Do I have to pick just one from this pure gourmet’s delight list? If it has to be I shall pick, Yauatcha. They serve 20+ varieties of teas, dishes from the Chinese & Cantonese cuisines, desserts & more in an international setting. My experience with them has always been pleasurable, whether gossiping over mind blowing translucent, melt-in-the-mouth dim-sums or letting my hair down on a Saturday night sipping signature Martinis. The restaurant serves sinful & tongue-tantalizing desserts which can make you go weak in the Knees. Sit at the bar & take in the ample space or fine-dine at one of their tables with friends or family. Spot a celeb or two while you are at it. Conveniently located & with Valet Parking.

  2. Has to be Oh! Calcutta. Ever since i’ve seen that rickshaw parked outside their restaurant, i’ve wanted to go in and get my hands on those delish dishes (esp the Sondesh).
    Doesn’t help that my Bong close friend keeps bragging about the dishes her mom makes and all i can do is drooooool!

  3. Oh Calcutta in Mumbai-My mom is from Bengal (Kolkata) and that is where my dad met her when he was posted there for his first job πŸ™‚ No wonder both of them are very attached and nostalgic when it comes to anything related to Bengal. We are a family of foodies and spent most of our time in North India with the rich, robust flavors, use of ingredients like Posto and of course the Bengali sweets. Having recently shifted to Mumbai, while we also love the Gujarati snacks and Marathi curries and puran poli and masala bhaat-we are all missing that sense of ‘home’ which, in our hearts, always lies in Bengal πŸ™‚ And the heavenly aroma of the dishes that we ate there. The most special thing is every Bengali dish has some story for my parents, something personal and sentimental, whether it be a little pot of mishti doi or a simple puri sabji plate πŸ™‚

    I hope to recapture that longing by going to Oh Calcutta πŸ™‚

  4. Have been meaning to visit Dakshin for a while now. Seems like the Gourmet week is a perfect time to sample their food. The menu looks quite exciting (considering that i love a good ‘mean’ moilee!!) πŸ™‚

  5. Totally divided between Oh! Calcutta & Cafe Zoe in Mumbai Charis…
    Absolutely love the Daab Chinri with steamed rice & Kosha Mangsho with luchi (not to forget the Nolun Gur’er ice-cream) at Oh! Calcutta. Food here always reminds me of home…
    Recently went to Cafe Zoe for the first time… and they had cider with yummy fish & chips! I haven’t had cider with fish n chips since I came back from London & it brought back some great memories. The place also had a great vibe & the decor & ambiance is lovely to just chill out.

  6. Aah, Charis. Excited to Salt Water Cafe participating. Last time I went there in Mumbai, I had their Pork Chops which was pretty much divine.

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