Soy Soi in Kotturpuram is serving authentic Asian street food; they’ve recreated dishes from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Burma, and Singapore and looks LIT with its red tones and cosy interiors. You walk in through a tube-like cave, and you will be absolutely surprised with what you see inside! The hanging bamboo canopy lights along with the straw knit wooden chairs make it look all the more retro. But it is the minimal ochre lined wall art on greyish black walls that strike out. It will take you to the hidden streets of Hong Kong or Shanghai.
The first thing on your list to order up in Soy Soi is their Dim sums. Vegetarians can opt for the Crystal Vegetable Dumplings (translucent dumplings with water chestnut, Shiitake mushrooms, carrots, and Edamame beans) and for meat eaters there’s the option of Prawn and Scallops Suimai (open steamed dumplings with prawns and scallops in a paper-thin wonton wrapper and flying fish roe). We totally went 'bao wow' over their 'tacos' which come in varieties such as Pulled Duck Bao Taco and others with prawn fritters, beef and even jackfruit.
They also have satays, salads and soups, and also small and large plates on offer. We were eyeing the Singapore Seafood Laksa, Malay Chicken Curry Puffs, Burmese Beef Scotch Eggs and Pla Neung Manao (steamed whole fish in a broth of lemongrass and basil) and totally loved it.
And what do we say about the dessert? Simple and light Sticky Rice with Thai Mangoes and their Thai Jellied Water Chestnut were just super refreshing. But The Soy Soi sphere, a chef recommendation that has Butterscotch and nougat ice cream enclosed in a chocolate sphere with Oreo and cookie crumbles that is melted over the table with dark chocolate sauce is the real deal (you might want to take your phones out for this one!). Oh, and they even serve hot or cold Vietnamese coffee, which is also worth giving a shot.
Did we mention that they import most of their ingredients from other South Asian countries so that they can give you the best street feels?