In a line– Bringing authentic and fresh Thai food to your doorstep.
Meal for two– Rs. 1200(approx)
Must haves– Yellow curry prawns, steamed fish, chocolate mousse cake.
Exotic, fragrant and fresh, Thai Cuisine is distinct because of the juxtaposition of sweet, sour, spicy and salty flavours. It is the balance of flavours and textures that sets Thai food apart from all the other cuisines and is the reason behind its gaining popularity over the years.
With a few Thai food specific restaurants popping in, there was always a void when it came to delivering authentic Thai dishes. Until ThaiCrate came in and aimed at delivering authentic Thai food instead of focusing upon Pan Asian cuisine as a whole.
Given my love for Thai food, a few days back I decided to order a few dishes from ThaiCrate and was indeed impressed not only with the food but with the packaging too. Though mostly every delivery only outlet is focussing upon the packaging and are coming up with innovative ways of packaging, ThaiCrate decided decided to go a step ahead and had all their food items delivered into individual boxes(like the ones we get at sweet shops), which are easily stackable, reusable, microwaveable and freezable. So even if you want to have your reheat the food after a while, you wouldn’t have to transfer it into a microwaveable container and then heat it.
Their menu covers a number of dishes, from soup and salads to curries and noodles. Each dish is prepared with fresh ingredients and all the sauces are sourced to ensure that the authenticity remains intact.
I enjoyed the crisp vegetable spring rolls that went beautifully well with the sweet chilli and plum sauce that came along with it. The juicy and tender chicken satays had a hint of smokiness that enhanced the overall flavour of the dish.
The yellow curry prawns had the mellow hint of coconut along with turmeric and curry powder which went well with some fluffy aromatic rice, making it the dish of the day for me. The steamed fish had a beautiful balance of sweet, sour and spicy flavour, and though a bit saucy, was delicious in itself.
Though the black pepper chicken lacked the kick of black pepper that I was looking for, the minced basil chicken, which is my all time favourite, turned out to be just the way I like it; juicy and packed with the freshness of basil.
I wouldn’t have concluded my affair with Thai food without trying the quintessential thai dish- Phad Thai. Yet again a well balanced dish when it came to flavours and textures, though a few more peanuts is all that I longed for. The noodles were well cooked and tasted much better with lemon juice.
I departed from the Thai food journey to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings and nothing could have been better than the rich chocolate mousse cake. Though not originally a mousse cake, this dessert with the biscuit crumble beneath and oodles of dark chocolate ganache on top, tasted nothing but heavenly and was the perfect dessert to end a fulfilling and tasty meal.
After having tasted all these delicious dishes, I look forward to trying their salads and green/red curry the next time I order from ThaiCrate.
Value for money- 3.5/5