Pan Asian restaurants have become a rage now and many of us have become ardent fans of them. There is a whole aura around them of being quirkier and fun in their décor, ambience and food. Playing on this theme, Bangalore and Mumbai’s much hyped restaurant The Fatty Bao entered the Delhi food scene earlier this year. Being a die hard fan of Pan Asian food, this restaurant had been on my list for quite sometime now. Having heard some great review about the restaurant , I knew I had to try it out and find out what the whole fuss was about. Recently I visited the restaurant and was bowled over with their food, décor and the whole vibe of the place.
Located in the newly done up Sangam Courtyard, the restaurant gives contemporary dining an edge. The walls have fun artwork done on them which brings out the quirky factor. The décor is colourful with a flavour of elegance in it. The restaurant has a warm and cosy ambience which definitely works for it.
The menu is elaborate and has some interesting dishes on offer. All the dishes are explained well along with the places they belong to. While we decided what to order, we were served with an interesting snack which was a mix of potatoes and corn.
We decided to start with the dish that the restaurant takes the name after. We ordered The Patty Bao which had a filling of minced lamb, pickled gherkins and black bean sauce. The bao’s were open faced steamed buns, which were soft and fluffy. The combination of the filling with the mildness of the bao worked wonderfully well. The stuffing was spicy and the lamb so soft. The dish was a wonderful preparation and a must try at the restaurant.
The Three Cup Chicken, a Taiwanese preparation had chicken tossed in soy sauce and sesame oil and rice wine. The dried chillis and basil gave it a great punch. The spiciness of the dish made it a wonderful choice for winters.
For the mains, we opted for Malaysian Chicken Kapitan and Chilli & Basil Chicken Fried Rice. The dishes were exquisite and had a wonderful flavour to them. The Malaysian Chicken Kapitan had a thick and creamy curry with a slight hint of coconut in it. The taste of the coconut milk were not too strong which made all the flavours come out equally well. The chicken in the dish was slow cooked with candle-nuts in it. The luscious texture of the gravy was indeed a treat for the taste buds.
The Chilli & Basil Chicken Fried Rice had some distinctive flavours.The rice was cooked well and the mix of chilli and basil gave it a delicious twist. The rice preparation went really well with the Malaysian Chicken Kapitan.
The Fatty Bao aces in all fields ranging from ambience, food and even service. The staff is warm and friendly, and are quick to help you decide what to order. They had a good knowledge about the menu and were quick to let us know what dish went with what. Unfortunately, decided to give desserts a skip but it’s still on the list since the restaurant is well known for it’s dessert selection as well. This just gives me another reason to schedule my next visit to this amazing restaurant. Can’t wait to get back here. Incase, you guys have missed The Fatty Bao, please make sure you visit it soon. It’s not to be missed! 🙂