Absolute Thai at Chennai

We were lucky to have visited absolute thai during their thai street food festival that is on till 30th April. The food sure is authentic.

Every dish was curated keeping in mind the flavours and taste of Thailand. Thai food

We started our Sunday dinner with thai tea and Milo.

The starters were an amazing platter :

Po Pia Phak is a crispy veg roll.

Goong Hom Pha prawn wrapped in mince chicken was soft juicy and yummy!

Krathong larb gai the flavourful chicken mince was served in cute little canape.

We had two main course:

Chu Chee curry had panko fried tofu served with thai curry and jasmine rice.

Hai tod kratiem prik tai had crispy fried chicken served with rice and salad.

The desserts were as exciting as the starters and the main course.

Khao Niew Dham is made with Black sticky rice pudding with coconut ice-cream.

Khao Niew shankayai sticky rice and jaggery wrapped in Banana leaf.

I would like to mention that the food is made using fresh ingredients. They make their own dips and pastes. And I think this reflects in the taste of the food.

Al Souk Moroccan, Syrian, Egyptian, Lebanese and Arabic food in Chennai.

Food scene in Chennai is changing and first time we have some interesting new cuisine.

Al souk is the new place in town that gives us the taste of Morocco, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon.

We started our evening with the Moroccan chicken soup and Lebanese lamb soup.

The Casablanca prawn salasti was made using fresh vegetables and prawns. It was well balanced with subtle flavour.

The hot Mezze was an instant hit for us. It had small portions of falafel, charmoula calamari, spanakos pita, Egyptian style beef.

The lamb Tagine is a Moroccan dish and had all the right flavours. The meat was tender and almost fell off the bone.

Egg shasouka with fresh baked pita made it a treat. Please note – they have wheat and ragi pita too and they make them fresh to order.

Laban is a very traditional Mediterranean drink and we had the strawberry Laban.

Sweet ending were with mini portion of baklava and kunafa.

Finished off the meal with a refreshing sulaimani tea!

Reasons to visit this place:

It is a quaint place in quite lane, new food flavours in Chennai. They do have grills and kebabs too! Going to try them.