One Asia is the hottest place to eat in Indore, thanks to an impressive variety of PAN Asian specialities and India’s most talented chefs. Recently, One Asia launched an impressive Thai Food Fest between 18th to 25th January with Thailand’s amazing seasonal produce and ingredients into play. The kind of fest that made my mother say, “let’s dine here on my birthday.”
And so, on January 19th we set out to dine in Indore’s only Michelin-styled restaurant, One Asia, to explore their iconic set menu. A set-menu cooked from the heart, the one that could turn, any ordinary dining experience into a special celebration.
One of the reasons we love One Asia is because it’s decorated in one of the warmest oriental-themes, catering to every dining need of a high-end diner. Which, is why we believe that the compelling set-menu, crafted for Thai Fest must surely have pleased most people! From pristine seafood prepared by master chefs to fantastic liquor-pairings, we saw nothing but world-class service amidst a star-powered crowd, in the city’s loveliest dining room on January 19th 2019.
On this very day, everything was exactly right! And so, our super-swanky ‘celebratory’ lunch began with early rounds of all-star nibbles and cocktails.
First to arrive on the table, were fried wontons and prawn crackers, well-paired with Asian cocktails, Bankok Sour and Thai Fashioned. While Bangkok Sour was a vodka-based cocktail, Thai Fashioned, on the other hand, was a herbal Scotch concoction.
Although, we may have slipped into a self-induced food coma after, we tasted the crispy prawns rolled in basil. These, along with, ‘scrumptious’ fish satay and delicately plated glass noodles seafood salad. If Thailand is famous for its spicy food and vibrant culture, then these appetisers represented every ounce of that heritage and tradition on the plate.
To come next was a Thai Tom Yum soup served in an adorable hot pot soup bowl. This soup has Thailand’s ‘coolest and craziest’ flavours blended into one classic sweet and savoury first-course offering. The name of this soup is derived, from two Thai words, Tom and Yam. Tom refers to the boiling process, while ‘Yam’ to a spicy sour salad. Together, they become Tom Yum, which is like a Thai variation of a traditional hot and sour soup.
For the main course, we indulged in world-class Thai food such as Thai red curry prawns with water chestnut, stir-fried fish in Thai black pepper sauce, seafood fried rice, and Jasmine rice. Relishing these beautiful flavours helped us understand why Thailand has been given the name of the land of the smiles.
Lastly, we received the glorious-dessert of the day; the sticky coconut milk sweetened rice, wrapped around a parcel of Thai banana. Coconut Milk sticky rice is a Thai delicacy which is usually served with seasonal fruits and goes by the name, Khao Neeo Mamuang in Thailand. It was amazing to taste this traditional delicacy in Indore, which is why I reiterate that One Asia is the town’s best restaurant to savour PAN Asian cuisine. On one of those lucky days, the Executive Chef will walk to your table to check with you on your dining experience. We had the best time lunching at One Asia and whether they are hosting a food fest or not, we highly recommend this restaurant for authentic Thai Asian cuisine.
Big thanks to Chef Hemant Sharki and Anuja Agarwal for making this day, a truly special one, for us.