Serving the best of South Asian cuisine

Turning mid-week into a culinary delight for food connoisseurs and lovers alike, Chef Veena Arora – Chef De Cuisine at The Spice Route, brought to life the first-ever Asian Market at the restaurant with the aim to explore the best of South- East Asian Cuisine.

The menu of the event, which will continue till October 20, has been carefully crafted to delve into the expanse of South East Asian cuisine, and serve native favourites from the regions of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Kerala and Srilanka to her guests.

Talking about this concept, Chef Veena Arora said, "Local food culture not only inspire us in our daily lives but help us stay connected with our roots. As I was born and brought up in Thailand, my biggest dream has always been to bring the traditions of South East Asia to the Indian Palate at The Spice Route. Now with Asian Market, I am happy to bring forth the local exotic dishes which have not been explored earlier and have not been part of this restaurant's menus, ever."

"These are traditional recipes which are not only extremely loved by the local South East Asia people, but are unique gems with diverse flavors and ingredients," she added.

For instance, the menu has a special noodle soup accompanied with roasted garlic, brown shallot, coriander, chilli flakes which is quite known in Vietnam but not many people are aware that Thai locals love it too.

"Pla nil krob – crispy whole tilapa served with raw mango dressing is made with Tilapia fish with raw mango dressing and is one of the most delicious variety of fish I have ever had. I preserved raw mango over a few months in the spice route kitchen to make this super delectable local Thai favorite. Khao tang naa tang – crispy rice cake served with shrimp sauce is usually enjoyed as a pre-dinner ritual in Thailand which I am sure you will love snacking on."

Amidst the endlessly appetising fare, laughter and conversations, Chef Veena also did a live cookout for the Chef's special, the noodle soup. The expanse of flavors and textures that different regions in South East Asia have to offer is immense, which is what the Asian Market is attempting to showcase – the diversity in indigenous cuisine.

While concluding the session, Chef Veena further said, "Since Chefs have the power to contribute to the diverse future, I hope you relish this menu as my ode to the local culture of South East Asia and a precious gift to the progressive culinary scene of India."

Timings: 12:30 - 2:45 pm | 7:00pm - 11:45 pm

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