Review by : Vinayak Kini, Team T3HM, Bangalore | Photos: Sudhakar Prabhu & Vinayak Kini
One Night in Bangkok – While the statement itself implies limitless possibilities, food or otherwise, a change in nomenclature has led to one of Indiranagar’s favourite bars being renamed to Siam Trading Company. Why you may ask? Well, for one, there’s a whole new menu and also a renewed focus on making it a meal friendly place. And I guess the idea to change the name was pretty much organic thereon.
Does this mean lesser of the drink friendly ambiance? Well, not really. STC will still welcome the booze happy, cocktail loving clientele, but when it’s not a trippy weekend evening/night, there’s now a host of new options to tickle your foodie palate. And this is Thai grub at it’s best!
Team T3HM was a special invite to an exclusive food tasting organized by STC in collaboration with Ruth D’Souza Prabhu of bangaloresrestaurants.com . What started as a merry get together of like minded food lovers/bloggers soon turned into a Sunday afternoon of (loud and cheerful) revelry which promises to linger on in our collective memories.
It all started with some fun cocktails and drinks, all of which hit the right spot on a humid Sunday afternoon. While we didn’t drink anything ourselves owing to our lack of foresight in driving to Indiranagar, our fellow spirit animals tells us that special mentions are reserved for the Siam Sunset and the Tequila Thai-phoon.
Coming to the food, it was quite some spread laid out for us. Please remember that the pictures that you see are all bite sized tasting portions. Should you order the dish, then your servings are definitely bigger and far more filling.
We wouldn’t go into the details of every dish we had, because we’d run out of superlatives soon enough. Let’s just say that STC really understands Thai cuisine across the geography of that country, and does a bang up job in recreating it for us in NammaLuru.
Special mentions for the Som Tum, which is a raw papaya salad topped with dried shrimp, the chilled mushroom and coconut soup (cold soup has never tasted better!!), basil prawns (lovely fresh taste), the homemade pork sausage (sticky rice as the binding agent) and the Chiang Mai Chicken Curry (this is a northern Thailand dish with Burmese influences. Try with sticky rice).
Pricing is par for Indiranagar, which means the damages are mildly high, but well worth the spend. The ambiance is casual, the music is 80s-90s classics and food is positively yum.So, in all, Team T3HM actively recommends that you give STC a shot.
Location : Siam Trading Company, 1079, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Appareddipalya, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008