Ten-Second Takeaway

Fizzy and fruity cocktails, light Asian salads and rolls, and hearty chicken rice – Fatty Bao’s Ode To Summer menu spells the season like no other.

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Photo courtesy: Kunal Chandra

Time To Chill

First things first. Fatty Bao now has portioned a section of its terrace {the bar area} with glass doors and air conditioning. While there is still an open air section for you to enjoy the best of Bangalore {now that good weather has returned}, the new arrangement makes sure that you can enjoy your lunches even when the sun shines down on you. We settled down with a Cucumber Cooler, a refreshing gin, soda, lime and cucumber concoction, thankfully not too sweet. The menu mostly comprises light eats, lots of fruits, veggies, seafood and chicken. The sweet and spicy Thai Summer Salad came with globules of juicy musk melons and watermelon, radish and rice crispies for some extra crunch. The Cold Noodle salad {a must-try} came packed with glass noodles, bleached pink by grapefruit and pomelos, and some pickled vegetables.

The caterpillar sushi {California rolls plated to looked like the said creature} won us over with its poached prawns and tempura fried prawns bits, and so did the Vietnamese rice paper rolls packed in with veggies that went rather well with a zesty, sweet citrus chilli sauce. We also wanted to consume buckets of the Korean fried chicken {our new favourite kind of munchies} and ate it with the sweet chilli sauce.

The Main Attractions

For mains, we tucked into a Kimchi fried rice with green peas and egg. It could have done with a bit more spice, hence we reached out for the Malacca Asam Pedas, a hot and sour pomfret curry with aubergines and okra. The Chicken Rice, a take on Singaporean favourite Hainanese Chicken Rice, came with perfectly poached chicken on a bed of rice and accompanied by a chicken infused broth, chilli garlic oil, fried onions and cucumber. Stir fried broccoli was jazzed up with mirin glazed bacon bits in another interesting dish.

‘Tis the season for mangoes and they went into our perfectly wobbly Mango Panna Cotta that came with vanilla ice cream and a delicious pistachio crumble. The Frozen Rainbow Roll, a mix of ice cream and cake, though gorgeous looking {who doesn’t love themselves a rainbow} was a bit too sweet for us.

So, We’re Thinking…

We ate a lot but didn’t feel heavy at all and were able to go back to work and call it a fully productive day. The menu keeps it fresh, light and tasty, and the mains are pretty generous in portions too.

Where: 3rd Floor, # 610, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, above Monkey Bar, Indiranagar

When: On till Sunday May 29

Price: 1,800 for two

Contact: 080 44114499

Timings: Daily noon – 3pm {lunch}, Sunday to Thursday 7 – 10.30pm {dinner} and Friday to Saturday 7 – 11.30pm {dinner}

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Featured image courtesy: Kunal Chandra