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As you enter the restaurant, you can smell the lemon grass scent all around, with traditional Thai music playing in the background. The menu consists of the Thai delicacies alongside the street food specialties from Phuket. The hed hoo noo pad gai is one of the good appetisers from the menu. It is stir-fried mushroom, chicken and egg served in rice cups. The dish is juicy and filling but also has the crunchiness. The khrong gae pad prik sod is basically well-grilled lamb served on a bed of onions and bell peppers, tossed till tender. It is generally served with an assortment of salads and a sweet and sour dipping.
Thai food can liven up the table of any average dinner party. The magic of simple everyday ingredients combining with the aromatics pervading Thai cuisines results into something truly spectacular. Thai food is no longer a favorite of jetsetters looking into reliving their travels to the East, it has become a household favorite of many foodies. Refrigerator shelves are now proudly bearing the bottle of Thai red curries and sweet chilli sauces. If you too crave Thai food in Chennai then without delay book a table at the city’s best Thai restaurant ‘Benjarong’. The restaurant is fixed firmly at TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai. It is one of the places where the friendly service and delicious food stays on your mind for a long time. It’s a place meant for friends to get together and for families to bond over food.
The food served at Benjarong is a hundred percent pure Thai. The authenticity matters a lot and shines throughout the menu. While the menu is not exhaustively long, it still manages to pack in various classic Thai dishes to draw your attention. The lack of alcohol on the menu is more than made up for by the inclusion of invigorating mocktails. Regulars have a special preference for their Thai lemon ice tea. Best way to open the meal is through the starters. Munch on, crispy Thai spring rolls, crispy broccoli tossed in apricot sauce, yum mamuang, tod prik tai on and aep goong. Follow it up with the curries entailing, keow wahn neau, phak vollappa, kaeng massaman, penang tohu, kaeng kari pla, pahd thua daeng, pahd samros, kaichi and pla nung manow.
Combine a helping of rice or noodles to go with the second course. Finish with a classic Thai dessert, tub tim gorb, which is essentially water chestnut rubies in sweetened coconut milk. A pot of jasmine tea at the end would be an ideal conclusion to this glorious meal. Bill would be on the pricey side so be prepared. Interiors of Benjarong are not as fancy as you might expect. They have put their focus entirely on food. A rather old-fashioned dining space is livened up by assorted Thai curios, just to remind you of the theme. Dining room is comfortably fitted with long dining tables accompanied by chairs and sofas. While it may not be striking or fashionable, the restaurant puts it’s money where it counts – food.