Thai cuisine has become a staple diet for many of us. Nowadays even at our houses we have started keeping coconut milk and lemon grass as frequently as Aloo, Gobi. But the Thai food we eat is fine dining or fast food but not exactly street food. Thai Street Food festival created waves at Benjarong. BlabberCat was seen licking her paws at the South City outlet, the restaurant chain starting from Chennai.
We didn’t have to lobtoo hard to get a whiff of Thailand flavours as we got to taste all the best appetisers in one platter. Chicken skewers came slightly sweeter with plum sauce. Chicken sausage was grilled and spiced up with chopped chilli and Fish Dumpling with the Tamarind Sauce was exceptional. The most memorable morsel was that of fried prawns bundled up in a crunchy dollop that had a piece of prawn each.
Red and Green curries were kept aside because our purpose was to taste and discuss Thailand’s street food and save our already seduced taste buds. We went on to taste the Kai Nang Hain – a Thai version of the Hainenese chicken which represented Asia at it’s best on a plate. The Kaffir lime base, spices, cooking style, physical resemblance to our Tandoori Chicken worked in every way. This was undoubtedly the dish of the day.
The dessert was unexpected – sticky rice is not tried and tested choice for dessert but we gave it a shot anyway. Mixed with sweet coconut cream and garnished with fresh seasonal fruits made the dessert refreshing and healthy but not recommended for those who only get satisfaction in chocolates and ice cream.