It`s been a while since New Delhi, witnessed a fine Thai restaurant, with great food, authentic flavours and a nice ambience. There has been a growth in Japanese food, adding to the Asian & Chinese flavours, but Thai seemed missing …until now !
In some ways, Erawaan, reminds me of Baan Thai, the erstwhile Thai restaurant at The Oberoi, New Delhi, only much fresher and some amazing cuisine.
Erawaan at The Claridges New Delhi is an exceptional Thai-inspired dining experience that offers diners a journey to the vibrant opulence of Thailand through its authentic cuisine. The restaurant’s interiors are a modern interpretation of contemporary design, with walls adorned with Thai art inspired by the Ramayana and a ceiling covered in magnificent mandalas, creating an unrivaled ambiance along with its impeccable culinary offerings. Expertly curated by Master Chef Tarathip Nooriengsai, the menu features an array of gourmet preparations and a harmonious blend of traditional and contemporary dishes with an exceptional focus on quality and presentation.
The menu at Erawaan is an eclectic mix of classic dishes and contemporary creations, with a strong emphasis on authentic flavors and ingredients. It features an extensive selection of dishes from across Asia, and the chefs take great care to source the freshest and most flavourful ingredients. The presentation of each dish is equally impressive, with each plate artfully arranged to ensure both visual and gustatory appeal. The menu is a true feast for the senses. One cannot help but be enamoured with the fragrant and flavourful dishes on offer. The soups are a warm and comforting start to the meal, with each broth presenting its own unique and delicious taste. The soup section offers a selection of hot and hearty soups like Scampi Prawn “Tom Yam”, Glass Noodle “Tom Jurd”, ”Guey Teow” Noodle Soup, and Silken Tofu “Tom Kha”, while the appetizers range from seafood options like Prawn “Kra Praw” and Grilled Scallop “Hoy Phao”, to vegetarian choices like Tofu “Tao Hoo” and Mixed Vegetable “Thung Thong”.
The signature dishes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, are a delightful treat for the taste buds. The vegetarian options include the Warm Lotus Stem and Bean Curd “Tao Hoo Hoong”, while the non-vegetarian mains feature a range of fish preparations like Sea Bass “Samros” and Red Snapper” Manow”. The Chef’s special dishes are a must-try, each with a harmonious balance of tastes and textures that truly embody the principles of Thai cuisine.
The cocktail list at Erawaan is equally impressive, with a wide selection of premium martinis and highballs from around the world, carefully selected to complement the restaurant’s menu.
The service at Erawaan is very efficient, with attentive and knowledgeable staff who are always on hand to provide guidance and recommendations. From the moment you step through the doors, you are greeted with warm hospitality and a genuine sense of care and concern, which only adds to the overall dining experience. The team at Erawaan goes above and beyond to make your visit a truly memorable one.
The dining experience has unique confluence of Eastern and Western cultures in Thai cuisine, where harmony and contrast are the guiding principles behind each dish. Whether spicy, chili, sweet, sour, savory, or comparatively bland, each dish is a reflection of the rich biodiversity of Thailand and its adaptation of cooking techniques from across the world. A proper Thai meal is served all at once, allowing diners to enjoy the complementary combinations of different tastes and textures within each dish and the entire meal.
Overall, Erawaan is an exceptional Thai restaurant that offers a truly remarkable, authentic dining experience. The food is expertly prepared and beautifully presented, and the service is second to none. Whether you are in the mood for a classic Thai dish or a fusion creation, Erawaan has something for everyone. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious and authentic Thai dining experience.