Ten-second takeaway

Eat

Pho, Bun Bao, Iceberg Wrap

Drink

Basil Soda Chanh, Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Winning for

The Chef is actually from Vietnam and the Pho is reminiscent of those from the streets of Saigon

What to chow on

steamed dimsums with sauce at phobidden fruit in bangalore

Source: Akash Devaraju

While you wait for your order, don’t forget to put your chopstick skills into practice by digging into the jar of pickled veggies kept at every table. The Iceberg Lettuce wraps are crunchy greens that serve as cups to scoop up some of the spicy minced prawn and chicken mix. Add a dash of nuoc mam, the signature Vietnamese dipping sauce, garnish with fresh sprouts, open your mouth as wide as possible and pile in this delicious mix of flavours and textures.

The beef Pho here is a beautiful, slow-brewed aromatic broth with slices of meat floating in it. Make the Pho your own by adding crunchy onions and sprouts, fresh basil, and a squeeze of lime, just the way you like it. The spicier Bun Bao, a noodle soup flavoured with beef stock, slivers of beef, lemongrass and chilli can clear up any number of blocked noses.

What to drink

The Basil Soda Chanh, a refreshing soda-laced lemony punch is a good drink to start with. But you must save up some stomach space for the Vietnamese style coffee, served on ice with a generous dollop of condensed milk.

The DL on the Ambience

Head straight to the upstairs section, where a quaint spiral staircase leads up to a partial al fresco set up with plenty of light, plants, wooden picnic tables and benches. Pretty as a picture!

So, we’re thinking…

Consistency is what comes to mind when we think of Phobidden Fruit {they have been around for five years and more}. Their food rarely has a bad day.

Where: 965, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar

When: noon-3.30pm and 7-11pm

Contact: 080 41255125

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Featured image via: Akash Devaraju