Tales from Thailand

'Lanna' dishes

Tales from Thailand

Benjarong, the Thai food restaurant, is all set to narrate the ancient tales of Lanna by hosting the ‘Lanna Food Festival’ at its outlet in Ulsoor Road. The festival is on till February 18.

‘Lanna’ cuisine is indigenous to the picturesque Chiang Mai region in Northern Thailand.

The word Lanna means ‘million rice fields’ which depicts the rich agricultural history of the region. This festival, which is endemic to the Lanna kingdom, is characterised by the abundance of flavours and influences.

The region surrounded by the mountainous terrain has allowed its cuisines to develop uniquely with local ingredients, having sticky rice and jackfruit as the staple foods.

Benjarong has designed the ‘Lanna’ menu for this occasion by introducing a wide range of appetisers, mocktails, soups, salads, main courses and desserts.

They are featuring a variety of mocktails from the tropical land, such as ‘Lychee Mojito’, ‘Chiang Mai Punch’, ‘Benjarong iced coffee’ along with appetisers like ‘Aep Goong’ (succulent prawns delicately marinated and wrapped in banana leaves and grilled in ‘Lanna’ style; served with crunchy corn salad), ‘Gai Yang Som Tam’ (chicken marinated with spicy red curry paste, grilled and served with raw papaya salad) and many more.

To kickstart your meal, the restaurant is offering relishing soups and salads like ‘Som Tam Fa-Rang’ (Chiang Mai’s original spicy guava salad with prawns and cashew nuts), ‘Yum Saikrok Hua Bli’ (smoked and spicy chicken sausage salad with crunchy banana blossom) and several more.

The authentic ‘Lanna’ menu also includes the traditional main courses like ‘Goong Normai Farang Pahd Namprik Noom’ (Succulent prawns tossed with asparagus in roasted lanna green chilli paste), ‘Hed Tohu Khanun Pahd Bai Graprou’ (Assorted mushroom, beancurd and long beans in chilli and hot basil sauce) and other scrumptious delicacies made of rice and noodles.

Gastronomes are sure to be gratified by the handcrafted desserts like ‘Khanun Delight’ (stewed jackfruit), ‘Khao Niew Lum Yai’ (sweetened sticky rice with longans and mango ice cream), etc. Benjarong is located at 1/3, Ulsoor Road.

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