Even after the impact of coronavirus, it doesn’t feel at all that the venue has lost any of its charm. Indochine remains beautifully intimate, formal and the food served here is delicious, they are following all the health and safety measures.
It’s been more than 35 years since Indochine was first launched in New York, attracting the likes of Madonna, Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger and David Bowie over the years. Attracting the Vietnamese flavours with a twist and flare from France that only French cooking can achieve.
This has been one of the favorite restaurant with New Yorkers and world travelers since its opening in 1984. Indochine is a timeless classic that consists of stylish ambience, tropical décor and exotic French-Vietnamese cuisine that are perfect for intimate dinners as well as for large groups.
A French restaurant wouldn’t be called a French restaurant without escargots. While they always overcome with the taste of garlic, the ones served here have a more subtle flavour, with lemongrass and kaffir herb butter complimenting and certainly not overpowering the dish.
The menu here has numerous dishes that certainly won’t leave anyone crying out for more. Right from the beef and green papaya salad, one can enjoy here the seared wagyu flank with green papaya, yuzu soy dressing, viet herbs and crispy garlic, followed by sea bream carpaccio, an explosion of flavours including ginger from the dressing, pomelo, pickled radish and more crispy garlic.
Moving on to the menu huge carnivore menu, they serve the crispy eggplant that wowed me the most, with puff of crisp flavour, also the spiced caramel, chilli and scallions adding to the fusion of taste.
Another top selling dish here is the Vietnamese Ravioli – steamed rice noodle with chicken and shrimps, shitake mushrooms, bean sprouts and nuoc cham, with a spicy dip on the side to add little bit if required.
Indochine is also famous for Wok-tossed rice noodles, a vegan dish including asparagus, king oyster mushroom, chili, scallion, mushroom sauce and sesame.
In the end, if there is any room for the dessert – then the Passion fruit in the item to indulge in Slightly very rich to finish every bite, but the combination of white chocolate, almond cream and mango sorbet, with the hidden explosion of passion fruit, was the perfect ending to the evening.
Simran Saluja is an in-house creative writer currently working with EazyDiner. She is a food enthusiast, dog lover and travel buff. She loves to explore new cuisines and places. Simran being an extrovert loves talking around with people and sharing her stories and experiences. Apart from writing, she loves watching Netflix.
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