Taiki, which literally translates to great or big, opened back its doors with proper sanitization measures in place and I went in to enjoy the delectable Korean and Japanese cuisine it has to offer.
Ambiance: The place has a bit unique narrow lane kind of seating style decked with wooden tables and chairs. It's clean, chic and comfortable. The staff was wearing masks , temperature check and hand sanitization was done at the entrance.
FOOD: I enjoyed a plethora of dishes ranging from sushi to dimsums to ramen. Read on below to understand what
you can expect whenever you visit the outlet.
Salads : In salads, we had the som tam and larb gai salads. Som tam had shredded raw papaya with a spicy dressing and peanuts. Larb Gai is popular in Laos and Thailand and it had browned ground chicken with basil, onions and a dressing of chilli and lime. Both the salads were really appetizing and a perfect beginning to the meal.
Sushi : Tried various kinds of sushi like asparagus and tofu roll, crabstick maki roll, spicy tuna maki and panko shiitake roll. Really enjoyed all of them. The flavours were banging.
Dumplings: Next in line were one of my favourites dishes,dumplings. Tried the mushroom and edamame one, another with corn and chestnut, spicy prawn and lion head dumplings coated with spinach. I was totally bowled over by the lion head dumplings. Do not miss it.
Steamed Baos : Enjoyed some scrumptious steamed baos like fried aubergine, sweet and sour tofu , chicken katsu and sambal shrimp.
Tebasaki : Japanese style chicken wings coated with honey and sesame. They were a bit too sweet to my liking.
Tangy Tofu Cups : Tofu, water chestnuts and scallion served in an open wanton cup and dressed with a tangy sauce. A delicious bite sized appetizer.
Sichuan Chilli Fish : The name tells you everything. A delight for the fish fans.
Ramen Noodle Bowl : Ramen noodles in a hot broth with bok choy, spring onion, chicken, broccoli , shiitake mushrooms and egg. It was deliciously mild in flavours and made me feel all cozy and comforting, like on a wintry night.
Bingsu : Its a popular snowflake Korean dessert made with milk shavings and a choice of topping along with ice cream. We had lychee as the topping. It was absolutely yummy and finished in a jiffy. Couldn't be a better way to end the meal.
Overall, I loved my experience here. The food is fantastic and one must visit and try out the unique flavours they have to offer. Would be visiting again soon. Sayonara.