Ten-Second Takeaway

Currently a delivery-only place, Bamboo Boat is Gurgaon’s newest gem with a menu full of Asian delights, including sushi, ramen bowls, momo, ramen burgers, banh mi, Himalayan thalis and one of the best cold coffees we’ve had in town.

Chow Down

Porky Ricestick, Tuna Kimbap, Gyudon

Sip On

Vietnamese Cold Coffee

Winning For

Bringing delicious food from countries like Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Tibet and Nepal under one roof. Also, for making it all affordable.

What’s On The Menu?

Image courtesy: Navni Kumar

Image courtesy: Navni Kumar

A quick glimpse at the menu had us convinced this was the place we’d always been looking for; we just didn’t know we did. Chock-full of options for the meat lover, the menu is a lovely mix of pork dishes, seafood and a ton of rice to go with it all.

We started our meal with the Tuna Kimbap—a dish very similar to sushi. A popular Japanese snack, this one involves sticky rice wrapped in nori with fresh cucumber, carrot, house-made kimchi and tuna, served with a sweet chilli dip. We’d love to munch on these through the day, though the one thing we really missed here was a dash of wasabi.

Next up were the Porkysticks, a super interesting concoction made up of sticky rice and bits of pork served with a stellar tomato garlic dip. Our favourite part of the meal though, was the Pork Gyudon—a bowl of sticky rice with chunks of pork in a mildly sweet sauce. You can  choose to have this with or without broth.

The Ramen Burger {available in chicken, pork and eggplant variants} is a massive burger comprising a fat house-made patty, topped with a fried egg wedged in between two buns made up of ramen noodles. Perfect for when the munchies strike.

Caking It Easy

If you’re not up for a whole meal, we’d suggest ordering their Pina Colada cake—it’s essentially a moist pineapple coconut cake soaked in some yum rum. Pair this with their super strong and super flavoursome Vietnamese cold coffee for best results.

Anything Else?

Bamboo Boat is also one of the first places to bring the banh mi {a Vietnamese baguette sandwich} to the fore. We didn’t get the chance to try it since they were out of bread when we visited, but they’re chalking out a plan to start banh mi + coffee combos for offices very soon.

So, We’re Thinking…

This is one boat you don’t want to miss, especially if you’re a pork lover. The chef {Yangchen} is an expert with meats, and we hear she can even tell the gender of a pig by just smelling its meat; that’s something we’d like to witness.

If you live in Gurgaon, do yourselves a favour and order in the next time you’re giving cooking a miss. And even if you don’t live in Gurgaon, it might be worth picking up some boxes for home if you happen to be around.

Where: Behind Supermart 2, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon {takeaway and delivery in Gurgaon only; they’re working on a seating plan}

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Contact: 0124 6588017

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Featured image courtesy: Navni Kumar