South East Asian cuisine is my favourite, and I recently visited Shao, the Pan Asian restaurant in Radisson Blu to savour the items from their newly revamped menu. We kicked off the tasting with a delicious bowl of lemon coriander soup. This version was perfectly balanced, between the sharpness of the coriander and the sourness of the lemon, it was the second best I had in Bangalore. The assorted vegetarian sushi was subdued, fresh, but the stark flavours will hit you well, and you get a nice kick from the dip. But I thought the wasabi very underpowering, that’s something the restaurant needs to change. The Sichuan Mushrooms were delicious, the string Sichuan flavours with a tinge of mushroom flavours made this dish taste good. The vegetarian dim sums were not very spectacular, but at least they were not too dry or rubbery. The green pepper sauce served along with these was the perfect pairing. The fried rice and chilli garlic noodles were good, similar to many chain restaurants, but they did not stand out for me. But what stood out for me in the mains was the well-cooked jasmine rice, and one of the best Thai green curry (vegetarian). It had all the right elements; the kaafir lime leaves, Thai basil, lemongrass, and maybe galangal. But this sweet and spicy curry was an absolute delight and won my heart, plus, it checked all the boxes. I'd highly recommend this to anyone headed to the restaurant. Coming to the desserts, they were delightful. The Date Pancake was toothsome, and the sesame seed coating added the right crunch. The Fresh Fruit Roll was a mildly warm spring roll filled with julienned chill fresh fruits; an interesting and tasty combo that paired well with mango ice cream. The Death By Chocolate was an average dessert; it tasted okay, the ice cream, however, was a little off for me. All in all, if you are in Marathahalli and love Pan Asian food, then this is the perfect place for you. Oh, and their Thai Green Curry is a must-try.
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What Makes It Awesome?
What Could Be Better?
The noodles and fried rice were very average. And The Death By Chocolate (dessert) was well-presented but could have tasted better.
How Much Did It Cost?
INR 1,000 - INR 3,000
Best To Go With?
Family, Big Group, and Kids.