In two locations in Bangalore, Thai Basil is a shining example of genuine Thai food that will take your taste buds on a magical trip via Thai tastes. This establishment is worth mentioning for Thai cuisine lovers since my recent meal there was impressive and generally satisfying. With décor that takes design cues from Thailand, the restaurant creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Traditional Thai art, wooden accents, and low lighting mix to create an inviting and elegant ambience. Couples and families will like the cosy atmosphere created by the seating arrangement. But how is the food? Well, check the below review.
Points to Remember:
- No one speaks Thai here.
- The music is soothing Thai.
- “Sawadi krap” for men and “Sawadi Kaa” for women.
Thai Basil Review:
The cuisine is where Thai Basil comes into its own. Classic Thai foods abound on the menu, and they all taste just like the real thing. Chicken Satay and the traditional Thai salad, Som Tam (Papaya Salad), were our first courses. Although I liked the papaya salad, I was disappointed that it lacked the usual fiery bird-eye chilli. Having said that, Som Tam wasn’t too disappointing when I considered the Bangalore palette. Unfortunately, the Chicken Satay was terrible. I did not like the dish since the sweetness and fish sauce were so overbearing. This satay lacked the classic tastes of soy, lime, and ginger. The strong, unpleasant aroma of the fish sauce was too much to bear. Subsequently, the Khao Pad Nam Prik Pao (Tofu fried rice with Black chilli paste) was a revelation, showing a harmonious blend of textures and flavours thanks to the rice that had been cooked to perfection. It was sweet, which was a bit of a letdown since I was hoping for some Thai spice again.
Unfortunately, my favourite dessert, Khao Neow Mamuang (Mango Sticky Rice), was out of stock, but the waitress was well-versed in the menu and recommended Peak Poon (Pandan Pudding with coconut milk). Because I enjoyed it, that spared me disappointment. The dish showcased the restaurant’s commitment to maintaining the authentic flavours of traditional Thai desserts.
Although the costs are justified by the quality of the cuisine, Thai Basil is a little on the pricier side. The serving sizes are on the large side, however, so you’ll receive more than your money’s worth from the meal.
I think everyone should go here at least once; I guarantee you will like it.
Thai Basil Address:
|Plot No. 32, 80 Feet Rd, S.T. Bed, Koramangala 4th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095
|840A, 100 Feet Rd, Indira Nagar 1st Stage, H Colony, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038