When and Where
Bangkok Street Food Festival
K3, JW Marriott Aerocity
Asset Area 4 – Hospitality District,
Phone – 011 4521 2121
Buffet -INR Lunch 2200 Plus taxes
Diner – INR 2600 Plus Taxes
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I know that the moment you think about Bangkok/Thailand, the first thing comes to your mind is shopping. As Indians, we love shopping and Bangkok is one of the most popular destinations. Besides shopping, Bangkok is also very famous for their street food. Correct me if I am wrong, I have known Bangkok, as the world’s street food capital.
Traveling for food is fun. Eating in fine dining place sounds amazing too, however the real fun for the tastebuds is street food. The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok is perhaps the most happening street place in the world. Victory Point, Sukhumvit Soi 38, Chinatown, Patpong Night Market and the Chatuchak Market are places that invites foodie across the world. This bewildering experience has influenced chefs and restaurant owners all over the world, to recreate magic of street food in their kitchens.
Thai cuisine is a celebration in itself. Fresh and flavourful ingredients like lemongrass, chilies, coconut milk, shallots, fish sauce, kaffir lime and galangal, tantalizes our senses. Thai food has unique flavour of four basic tastes i.e. sweet, sour, salty and spicy.
K3 at JW Marriott is my all-time favourite all day dining place in Delhi. I had shared earlier too that there 3 distinct kitchen (hence the name K3) has the capacity to work independently as three different specialty restaurants.
This time, they had Chef Kung from Courtyad by Marriott Mumbai – A Thai cuisine specialist. The Bangkok street food festival is part of their buffet apart from their regular kitchen.
Som tam the famous raw papaya salad was perfectly flavoured – sweet, tangy and spicy. Yam Thalay another cold salad with mixed seafood was hot, yet delicious and refreshing.
Tom Yum goong is traditional thai soup where tom means boiling process and yum means Thai spices and herbs. Goong is shrimp version while phak is its vegetable version. It’s simple, light, hot and sour spicy soup. The richness of the sour taste comes from the different citrus flavoured ingredients.
For the main course I tried chicken in green curry and silky tofu in red curry. Both were well made. I felt the hotness had been mellowed as compared to the authentic Thai curry and the gravy was thick – I have enjoyed variation of a very balanced consistency. However the flavour was amazing. I polished it off with jasmine flavoured sticky rice though I missed my favourite pad Thai
I finished my meal with my all-time favourite dessert Thab Thim Grob, water chestnut in coconut milk and it was absolutely delicious. Crunchy red rubies in coconut milk and that is what the meaning of the dessert is – “Tab tim” means rubies and “grob” means crunchy.
The water chestnuts are soaked in red color syrup and covered in a very thin coating of tapioca flour until the skin of water chestnuts get covered. It is then boiled until cooked, the result is amazing – rubies with a crunchy centre and a soft outer layer.
Festival is on till 7th of May and if you are a fan of Bangkok street food then it’s time to relive the non-stop array of tempting food.