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Located in Indiranagar, The Fatty Bao has a brilliant approach to its pan-Asian cuisine. Among the first restaurants in the city to bring in the idea of small plates – being able to try more dishes on the menu is always a possibility. Among the small plates, personal favourites in the Open Baos section are the 'Beef Bulgogi' and the 'Char Siu Bao' and if you are of the adventurous variety, the 'Tender Jackfruit Bao' is the way to go. Another dish I go back to repeatedly is the 'Chorizo', 'Bacon' and 'Egg Shengjian Bao' or the closed baos. Served with some great XO and a scallion sauce, you will be tempted to take up the extra piece at an additional price offer. Among the sushi, the 'Teriyaki Salmon', 'Cream Cheese' and 'Wasabi' as well as the 'Spicy Salmon', 'Cream Cheese' and 'Cucumber' are the ones to try. So are the 'BLT' and the 'Crab Meat' and 'Tobiko'. With 2 options in the Nigiri section, it is the 'Tuna with Yuzu and Soy' for me. Fatty Bao is well known for its dim sums – not dense at all, moist and packages of happiness on a plate. The 'Pork', 'Kohlrabi' and 'Green Chilli' is worth trying as is the 'Edamame Chilli', 'Garlic' and 'Tofu'. Among the Salads, I have always been partial to the 'Malabar Spinach' and 'Bokchoy with Corn' as well as the absolutely divine, 'Cold Green Tea Noodle Salad'. Continuing with small plates, the 'Shaking Beef', 'Salmon Carpaccio' and the 'Smoked Sriracha Pork Spare Ribs' are great. Not sure how much of sharing will happen with this small plates though. For the mains, the comforting 'Chicken Rice', a twist on the classic 'Hainanese Rice' is a good one to try as is the 'Nasi Lemak with Ayam Goreng. If you want to put together the main course, the 'Jasmine Sticky Rice' goes really well with the 'Beef Jungle Curry' as well as the 'Slow Cooked Lamb Massaman Curry'. If you like pork and spicy, then the 'Bicol Express' is for you. At The Fatty Bao, you have to make room for 2 desserts specifically – 'The Japanese Cheesecake' and the 'Lemon Tart'. Both are going to make you wish you had a secret tummy hidden somewhere to fill up on more. 'The Fatty Wine' list and mocktails go well with anything you choose on the menu.
Since our travels across Asia, we have become specially partial to authentic Asian food and often try to indulge ourselves as a way to relive our travel adventures. Its not difficult to get your hands on good Asian food in a city like Bengaluru but after you have had your fill of the usual sushis and dimsums, you crave for originality. The Fatty Bao is an innovative, playful take on quintessential Asian food and has become well associated with dishes of an adventurous variety. Hardcore Asian food lovers should definitely try the culinary charms of The Fatty Bao as it will be a memorable as well as transformative gastronomic experience. Find it located on the 3rd Floor, 12th Main, Off 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar in Bengaluru.
The Fatty Bao is amongst the first restaurants to introduce Bengaluru to the idea of small plates, which makes it easier for diners to explore more lavishly. Menu is entirely Pan Asian, with a great section dedicated to baos and ramens. They work great if you simply want to indulge in drinks and small plates. Wines dominate the bar selection but for a true Asian experience order yourself a pot of flavoured tea. They do a wonderful fruits & flowers variation. Tuck into the small plates with, Fattys snails, spicy chicken & celery gyoza, rainbow roll, beef bulgogi bao, korokke and jackfruit bao. Those who want to go beyond small plates should sample, gochujang lamb chops, beef jungle curry, via Malaysia ramen, red Thai duck curry and pan seared tofu with soba noodles.
Section of rice & noodles is dabbled into to add to the main course. Pour yourself another cup of tea or a glass of wine to wash down the desserts. Finish off with, cranberry & soy milk parfait, warm apricot pudding, miso custard, Japanese cheesecake and peanut butter & milk chocolate torte. Bill will come to be a little hefty. Dcor is perfectly Instagram material. A vast industrial space is transformed with brightly painted wall, fun murals and bric-a-brac candy-hued furniture. Effect is casual and playful. This modern Asian bistro is ideal for couples or even a posse of foodie friends. Relax in their outdoor space on balmy Bengaluru evenings.