WHAT THEHEEBEE SAYS :
The Tao Terraces is a restaurant serving delicious food of Pan-Asian cuisine. It is one of the highly recommended restaurants among the folks who like Pan-Asian cuisine.
We are a big fan of Burmese delicacy Khau-Swe. We had tried it at many places. One day we were discussing about it with some of our close friends and they suggested us that Khau-Swe at The Tao Terraces is divine. This was a driving factor for us to plan a dinner at The Tao Terraces. What a great occasion to coincide our visit to The Tao Terraces with “No-Traffic M G Road” event!
We had a great fun during “No-Traffic M G Road” event. We enjoyed it till we got hungry and then we headed for dinner. The Tao Terraces did not let our expectations go down.
AT THE FIRST STEP :
It is located in upmarket 1 MG Mall on M G Road. No issues of parking space. We parked the car and headed to the restaurant. On reaching 5th floor we were greeted by a welcome desk who had taken our booking on call. They guided us to a steward who helped us to our table.
At first step it created ‘WoW’ effect. Calm, cool, dim lights, water, lotus…. and food! We got so much impressed that we missed to take the initial pictures. Hence this blog post will miss the first entrance picture.
It has two sections : A restaurant and a roof-top lounge bar. We were accompanied with kids and hence we visited only the restaurant. Hence this blog post will only focus on our experience at the restaurant.
The restaurant has a very peaceful ambiance. It is very dimly lit with dim lights and candle lamps making up for the minimum needed light. At the entrance there are three pillars of Chinese architecture, each with a small water body at the foot with flowers in it.
Dining area also has beautiful stone Buddha idols and brick finish rustic walls. There are two kind of dining areas – normal table & chairs; and a floor level seating with tables.
The ambiance gives a very peaceful feeling as soon as you enter there. It makes you feel as if you are at some remote place away from all the hustle-bustle of city. It creates a perfect environment for anyone to fall in love with the food.
Chicken Tom Yum Soup
Chicken Wonton Soup
Veg Sweetcorn Soup
All the three soups were very delicious and they set the eagerness for rest of the meal. Chicken Tom Yum soup was the best among three. It had the perfect spicy and sour taste. The only area of improvement we felt was that the quantity of chicken pieces could had been more in both non-veg soup.
a). Litchi and Peach with lemonade. b). Virgin Mojito. Both were very refreshing.
Spiced chicken with Lettuce & noodles :
There came our first starter. Small pieces of chicken well coated with spices. The spices were more tangy than hot. Accompaniments were lettuce leaves, cucumber pieces and fried noodles. The way to eat it – take a lettuce leaf and put a spoon of chicken, then put few pieces of cucumber and sprinkle some noodles over it. Wrap it and eat it. As you take the first bite, flavors will burst in mouth.
Veg hakka noodles :
The veggies loved the flavors of Veg Hakka Noodles. The flavors were balanced and taste was good.
Grilled Basa Fish in home-made sauce :
This was the “show-stopper” dish. We were confused with what to order and that is when we consulted the steward for his recommendation. We went ahead with his recommendation and it turned out to be a very delicious choice. Fish was very fresh. It was grilled as a whole. Then the belly portion was chopped into small pieces, bones removed and then it was cooked with right vegetables, herbs and spices. Then it was again served as in the above pic. We loved every piece of it. This is one of the #MustHave recommendation from THEHEEBEE.
Veg Khau-swe :
And then came our most awaited order. Need to say this is so far the best Khau-swe we have ever had. Khau-swe is a Burmese dish. It comprises of noodles and a gravy of mix vegetables cooked in a tangy sour coconut base. It comes with a range of garnishing items which are displayed in the pic above. You are supposed to take noodles in a bowl, add the gravy and sprinkle the garnish as per your taste. Mix it all and eat it. This is a #HighlyRecommended dish by THEHEEBEE.
Mix Veg and Tofu in brown sauce with Fried Rice:
The last dish to pack-up. We thought to try a usual one and hence ordered these two. Both were up to expectation and we closed our meal on a satisfactory note.
The stewards were very polite and helpful. The senior stewards who comes to take orders are aware of all the dishes and preparations — commendable job especially when its a different cuisine. One improvement areas is on the time taken to service the order. It looks like they are short on staff and each steward has to take care of multiple tables. This makes the service very slow and you need to call them multiple times. Increase in few head-counts will surely help reduce the overall delay.
Meal for two costs around 2000 – 2500 Rs.
Path to a gastronomical satisfaction - The Tao Terraces
- Soups : Chicken Tom Yum Soup, Chicken Wonton Soup, Veg Sweetcorn Soup
- Mocktails : Litchi and Peach with lemonade, Virgin Mojito
- Spiced chicken with Lettuce & noodles
- Veg hakka noodles
- Grilled Basa Fish in home-made sauce
- Veg Khau-swe
- Mix Veg and Tofu in brown sauce with Fried Rice