Ten-Second Takeaway

Chi Asian Cookhouse in Janpath {opposite the chappal stores} is a spacious, airy restaurant serving a stellar range of dim sums, seafood and some Thai fare.

Chow Down

Fish In Thai Curry Paste, Coconut Pancakes

Sip On

Buddha Palm

Winning For

Its quirky decor – there’s a shelf just full of jars filled with colourful rice

Lowdown On The Ambience

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Photo source: Chi Asian Cookhouse

Situated on the first floor, the restaurant is spacious and has an airy, summery feel to it. There’s plenty of dining space and a large bar too. What caught our eye first was the classy, yet colourful décor. All done up in white brick, the restaurant has random splashes of colour, like two shelves holding umpteen jars filled with coloured rice, a row of jars bearing coloured liquids placed all along the glass window of the kitchen, crockery on the walls, and splashes of yellow and blue paint on one wall.

We took our places next to the large bay window, to get even more sunshine.

What’s On The Menu?

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Photo source: Chi Asian Cookhouse

We started with the Buddha Palm mocktail – a concoction involving lots of fresh OJ, orange wedges, triple sec and kaffir lime. The freshness of the drink made it the perfect thing for a hot Delhi afternoon. The meal officially started with the Chiang Mai Glass Noodle Soup and the Goi Cuan Chay {rice paper rolls with prawn}, a light and yummy start.

We munched on the Ho Chi Minh Chicken Satay, the Xiaolongbao {soupy pork dumpling} and the Fish in Thai curry paste, while the main course was being prepared. The last one was easily our favourite; served in a glass egg holder, the succulent fish was drowned in a well-spiced coconut curry; super high on flavour.

Main course comprised Cheating Chilli Prawns {in a Thai style tangy sauce} and the Ikan Rica Rica {Indonesian fish fillet in cashewnut and vinegar paste}, both of which tasted fresh {although a tad on the saltier side}.

Last, but definitely not the least, were the coconut pancakes. Reminiscent of the Bengali patishapta, the pancakes were soft with a crispy edge and went extremely well with the accompanying vanilla ice cream.

So, We’re Saying…

Needless to say, Chi Asian Cookhouse is now on our list of fave restaurants and we definitely recommend it if you’re a fan of Pan Asian cuisine.

Where: 68/1, Janpath

Nearest Metro Station: Janpath

Contact: +91 9810010244

Price: INR 1,400 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12.30am

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Featured photo source: Chi Asian Cookhouse


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