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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 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 🙂


*GIVEAWAY ALERT*


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!


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Eating in Thailand

I’m back 🙂

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After a relaxing, refreshing, exciting, and most importantly delicious holiday!

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Thailand is probably my most favourite food destination. The abundance of fresh seafood, seasonal veggies, tender meat, and gorgeous flavours makes it an unforgettable culinary haven.

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I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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A tiny eatery on the streets on Bangkok, with warm food, and warmer people.

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An interesting red drink called Rozelle, made from a fruit.

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Warm, gooey doughnuts in between frantic bouts of shopping.

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It was hard to pick a flavour, as you can imagine 🙂

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Plump pork sausages, grilled on a stick. Perfect for a rainy day.

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Grilled chicken wings on sticks. Beyond delicious.

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What we had to choose from. Obviously, we took three of everything 🙂

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Local beer- Singha.

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A dressed-up mixed berry breezer. I couldn’t decide if I like the drink better, or the jacket!

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My most favourite drink in Thailand: Fresh coconut water. So refreshing, and sweet.

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Assorted crepes with a million choices- fruit, chocolate, biscuits, cream.

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Up, close, and personal with Mr Crepe 🙂

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These are the ones we got. The cream was made by angels. I swear it.

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We felt quite adventurous trying these traditional desserts. How colourful, right?

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We picked out some colourful bits, and it was served with coconut milk, sugar syrup, and crushed ice.

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Blueberry ice-cream yogurt. Sweetness of ice-cream and the healthiness of yogurt!

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A local wine-cooler. Seems innocent enough, but rather deadly, especially when combined with other drinks.

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Batter-fried squid alters your life.

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Thai fried rice, wrapped in an omelet. Isn’t that ingenious?

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Basil beans and pork, with rice. Don’t miss the sweet, star shaped rice arrangement 🙂

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Cold Chrysanthemum tea. SO good.

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More fried rice, with fish sauce. I could eat this every, single day.

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Chicken noodle soup. Wholesome, warm, and wonderful.

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Little fried crabs. I died with happiness.

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Here’s a closer look at a little fella.

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Plump and crispy fried shrimp.

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Freshly prepared crab and shrimp, right on the beach.

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Take a look at the shrimp. Isn’t he magnificent?

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Show-stopping pork kebabs 🙂

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Fried squid with tartare sauce and salad greens. Delish!

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Assorted Satay.

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Dessert: Creme brulee, vanilla-bean ice-cream and mango in a fudgey sauce.

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Prawn spring rolls, in a bed of mini crisps, with sweet plum sauce = Happiness.

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Colourful cocktails to celebrate a perfect holiday.

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Are you jealous? You should be 🙂

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