Laksa, Nasi Goreng & Crispy Wonton: This Is Comfort Food In Takeout Boxes
Popular for its Chinese and Thai food, Wok Republic dishes out delicacies in Chinese takeout boxes with pretty prints on them. Go here with your squad or get a takeaway for your Netflix nights.
What Makes It Awesome
Pad Thai, Chicken Wings, and Fish Fingers are what’s best at this Banjara’s Hills outlet of Wok Republic. If we were you, we’d skip the soups and salads and dash straight to the starters — The Liberated Monk (veg momos), Wings of Fury (Chicken wings done in Thai herbs and tangy red sauce), and Fish Fingers (Chunks of fish dipped and coated with crumbs of bread). Most of the dishes here are a far cry from authentic Chinese or Thai, but if you are someone who thoroughly enjoys Indo-Chinese food, this one’s for you. If you want to stick to the classics, The Great Ball of China (Manchuria) will straighten out your fusion food craving.
Wok your way into the meal by picking your own veggies, noodles or rice, meat (Or seafood) and sauces which are then tossed and presented to you. Or you can pick from their set box with epic ones like Pad Thai or Nasi Goreng (We honestly don’t recommend the others). The Pad Thai here runs a little too dry, so gobble it down while it’s hot, but otherwise, it’s rich in flavours. What wins over all the dishes is the Nasi Goreng — a perfect accompaniment of fried egg, chicken satay, and shrimp fried rice that we cannot stop going back to time and again.
The walls are decked with frying pans, chopsticks and maps of China, Indonesia, Thailand. From the outside, it appears as a regular joint but when you step in, it reminds you of a toy town with bright colours jumping at you. Bowling us over, though, is the uber prompt service of the good peeps behind the counter, who usually help you with picking the right sauces and meat. Now, nobody wants a meat combination gone wrong, isn’t it?
What Could Be Better
While it’s a hearty (and budget) meal affair at Wok, we’d love to see desserts like mooncake, sesame cakes on the menu.