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Contrary to the usual Thai and Chinese centred Asian restaurants of Chennai, Soy Soi is a welcome change with street food-centred menu served in an upmarket setting, bordering on fine dining. Expect to see 'Malaysian Nasi Kampur' share space with the 'Vietnamese Pho' and the 'Singaporean Laksa', just like the 'Satays' are from both Malaysia and Indonesia. However, nothing can take away the comforts of a 'Thai Green Curry' or a 'Crispy Lotus Stem' from the menu. The 'Baos' here are large and messy with loads of meat. Dinners can tend to get crowded and that renders the service a little slow but is always friendly.
Pan Asian food needs no introduction. It’s has been the most sought after cuisine standing only secondary to the vital Indian cuisine in India. No matter which part of the country you are in, you will definitely find local restaurants serving their version of Asian food. Similarly, Chennai has a strong fascination for Pan Asian food and it boasts it’s fair share of Chinese and Japanese restaurants many locals flock to. Topping the long, constantly growing list of Pan Asian restaurants is an eatery that is just ideal in every way. ‘Soy Soi’ is a long-standing favorite of the local gourmets, often coming in to taste the culinary delights of this fantastic restaurant. The restaurant is situated at Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kotturpuram in Chennai.
Soy Soi serves a dynamic range of Pan Asian cuisines. It covers the entire South East Asian belt, encompassing likes of Burmese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Singaporean, Japanese and Malaysian cuisines through its vast menu. The factual parts of the menu stating few unknown insights about Pan Asian cuisine makes for a good read. They even guide you about sushi, defining it, how to eat it etc., something not many Pan Asian restaurant do. For first course enjoy your sushi or tuck into, Laotian crispy rice salad, chicken pot stickers, sate babi plecing, black pepper beef bao, Thai chili glazed baby back ribs, edamame balado and tempura shrimp 3-ways. Save some room for their main course, which is an exciting selection of delicacies. Try, pho, Singapore fish head curry, Burmese prawn bazun hin, phad phak fai daeng, Vietnamese ginger beef, three flavour fish, Malay pepper crab and nyonya pumpkin curry.
The dishes you find on Soy Soi’s menu are hard to find anywhere else in Chennai. They handpick the classics and prepare them in the most authentic way. The Asian influence exudes to the restaurant’s final dessert course too. Thai jellied water chestnut, Soy Soi sphere 2.0, tender coconut & basil pannacotta, Khao niew dum, Japanese cheesecake, Soy Soi fudge brownie, Khanom chan and Taiwan milk fritters are worth looking into. The restaurant doesn’t serve alcohol. Better opt for their Asian-inspired coolers or Hong Kong tea. Prices are moderate. Soy Soi has to be one of the most arresting dining rooms in Chennai. Through black painted walls, eye-catching Asian murals, red furnishings and ambient lighting, Soy Soi creates a dynamic, dazzling space. Snag one of their booths.
Keywords: Pan Asian, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Moderate, Dynamic, Sushi, No Alcohol, Eye-Catching, Casual.
Summary: Soy Soi is a one of a kind eatery in Chennai. The arresting combination of fantastic Pan Asian menu, intense black & red décor and a casual sensuous vibe puts Soy Soi on most people’s list. It is located at Kotturpuram in Chennai.