DoubleTree Suites by Hilton has made its mark at the junction of the very busy IT hub. The Equinox bar that serves up good drinks with good food and of course good music is now offering something more. A “Straight from the Street” Asian Food Festival.
Our proximity(read daily commute to our 9-to-5 jobs 😉 ) attracted us to go try out the Special Menu. When we think Asian Food, we have our favourites that always come to mind – the Dimsums, Satays, Bao, Thai Curries, Noodles. What interested us more here were the funky Asian inspired drinks and some Burmese Cuisine as well.
Even with the terrible heat this Summer, Mangoes are what keeps us going. And what better way to start an evening than with the Frozen Mango Margarita! This Tequila-Mango-Cointreau mix was refreshing! Another interesting drink on their menu is the Tom Yum Kick. Vodka based with chillies that provide the necessary kick indeed. We tried out shots first and then placed our order for big drinks.
Moving on to the food menu, our favourites lived up to our expectations. The Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce was lovely. While both the Pork and Chicken Baos were good, the Lamb Bao was our favourite among all Baos! Prawns Nam Prik Pao was finger-lickin’ good too.
As mentioned earlier, we were interested in the Burmese Cuisine and tried their veg Karipap. Also, Bakwanjagung – Indonesian Corn Fritters which were very flavourful. The Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls were a delight! The sauces and dips for each starter complimented wonderfully.
As part of the main courses, they serve up Bowls which come with the choice of meat/veg curry, served with Rice / Noodles and Kimchi on the side. While the usual favourites Thai curry and Rendang grace the menu, which of course gave us nothing to complain about, we strongly recommend you try the Tom Kho Danh. It is a Vietnamese Prawn dish, wok-tossed in Shrimp paste and served with noodles. Delicious combo.
The friendly service and foot tapping music by the DJ ensures you have a good time while savouring the good food. Even though there were no desserts on the menu, they surprised us by serving two deliciously Asian Inspired desserts – a Mango Sticky Rice Pudding and a Coconut Dessert.
The Straight from the Streets Festival is on till the End of this month! Do make sure to book your table and visit the Equinox Bar @ DoubleTree By Hilton for a good time out with some good food.
Equinox Bar, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Iblur Gate, Outer Ring Road, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore – 560102