Punjab Grill, a sophisticated Indian gourmet fine dining, recently open at the Radisson Suites hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 13.
The restaurant is tastefully decorated – the ceiling, the arrays of tables and chairs, the drinks counter – everything feels just right. It’s the perfect place for a romantic or business dinner or just for casual dining whilst catching up with a group of friends after work.
The lighting and the interior design makes you feel relaxed and at ease – completely taken by the beauty of it. The kitchen is visible on the side of the restaurant. Clear transparent glass allows viewing of the kitchen. I was in awe of everything that was going on, I looked around admiring and taking in the ambience, everyone around me seems casual, talking and having a good time. There were many Indians dining that night – always a good sign if it is frequented by the natives.
The chef is busy and focusing on preparing his exquisite meals; delicate, thoughtful and of great taste, in the kitchen. The waiters and waitresses are ready to serve the guests at the restaurant. They are all organised and on stand by to make sure that everything is catered for, for their guests.
The Indian chef, Bharath Bhat has a Michelin Star comes and greets us at the table, he seemed relaxed and easy going. He tells us a bit about himself and his career as a chef and explains to us the delicacy of Indian food. He is passionate and determined; someone who knows what he is doing. We decided to let him select our meal for the night and were excited by the plates that were served at the table.
I read the drinks menu in my hands – it looked intriguing – all the combinations of ingredients I haven’t heard off or tried. It feels like something magical is about to happen. I’m thinking to order an Indian spicy Indian ‘mocktail,’Teekha Chukunder. The waiter tells me it’s a good pick. And I decide to go with it. The drink comes to the table. I take a sip and I taste something unique – I can’t really describe it in words, but it has that flavour of Indian spices – unusual and very pleasant. It was different to any drink that I had had before.
The first dish arrived, onion potato fritters with sweet
and spiced yoghurt espuma in a shot glass, the Amuse Bouche. A light and delicious dish to start. It’s followed by lentil soup with spiced crab claw meat – the delicate texture of the soup blended well with the spiced crab and made a great combination.
The third dish is Ajwaini Jheenga Tikka, it’s a malai chicken tikka with seekh kebab cooked just right. Then a lychee sorbet cleanses the palate before the main course, chicken breast filled with kadhai mushroom and a creamy and buttery tomato sauce with a side of crispy okra dal makhani with Indian nan.
There’s is no better way to end the meal than with a signature dessert, Paneer Jalebi, a chocolate sphere that when it had … poured over it melted releasing the ice cream inside.
A lovely meal in formal but very pleasant surroundings with a lovely ambiance. I certainly recommend a visit and look forward to going again. A hidden gem released into Bangkok …
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For reservation, please call 02 645 4952, 091 818 5248 or visit www.punjabgrillbangkok.com
Address: 23/2-3 Sukhumvit Soi 13 Klongtoey Nua, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.