Ten-Second Takeaway

This fledgling Thai restaurant aims to introduce the masses to authentic Thai cuisine without Indianising the taste, and is doing the job really well. The food at Tongue Thai’d is freshly prepared and non-greasy {they even make all their sauces and spice mixes themselves}.

Must Eat

250716_TongueThai2The Som Tum Salad with its zesty lemony dressing is the best thing to start with on a hot day. Follow up with the Pad Thai, which is light but immensely flavourful, striking the right balance with its ingredients. The Satay Noodles, cooked with peanut sauce and coconut, also stand out in taste.

However, if you prefer your food to be on the spicier end of the spectrum then the curries {served with jasmine rice} are a must – pick the Kaeng Massaman or the yellow curry. End with their dessert for the day {we got a nice slice of homemade mango cheesecake with a coconut base}.

Must Drink

Go for the Thai iced coffee or tea {with condensed milk, almonds and cardamom} or stick to the regular teas and fizzy drinks.

What We Loved

250716_TongueThai3Tongue Thai’d does not skimp on taste or quality. The place also emphasises healthy living – the entire menu avoids any kind of synthetic sauces or processed foods, the traditional ingredients are imported to avoid preservatives, and all the plates and forks are made of areca palm leaves sourced from the south.

The owners are also super-friendly and more than willing to explain how each dish is prepared and receive feedback on them.

What Didn’t Impress Us

Although eco-friendly, the forks are pretty inconvenient, especially with the noodles. Choose chopsticks for an easier time {yes, really}.

What Is The Best Time To Visit?

Drop by for a quick lunch in between your Lajpat Nagar weekend shopping spree or wind up your office day with a hearty dinner here.


For those unfamiliar with Thai food, try to keep the chilli to a minimum in order to recognise and appreciate the flavours better.

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Photos: Poulomi Paul