Aroi means delicious in Thai, and this place truly lives up to its name. We decided to visit it for lunch over the weekend, climbed four flights of stairs(totally worth it!), and had some amazing food.
The place looks simple yet beautiful and overlooks Kaikondrahalli lake near Sarjapur Road. They have plenty of seating and we decided to take a table outside that had a nice view of the lake.
Aroi boasts of an extensive menu comprising of dishes from all over South-East Asia. And they have pictures on the menu for most of the dishes, so that you know what to expect.
We decided to try out their dimsum platter, but our server informed us that baos that were a part of the platter were unavailable. So we asked for mushroom and spinach dimsums instead, along with a virgin mojito and watermelon frappe.
Our beverages arrived soon. Mojito was very refreshing and they had taken care of our request for less sugar. I loved the watermelon frappe too, it was fresh, delicious and the addition of lemonade was wonderful.
Dimsums arrived soon after with some dipping sauces. They tasted absolutely divine. Dimsum wrappers were paper thin and perfectly steamed, and the stuffing of mushroom & spinach tasted delicious. I would highly recommend these.
Mr. H is quite fond of ramen, so for main course he ordered a vegetarian version and I asked for a Burnese khao suey(chicken).
Ramen was delightful, with exquisite flavours. The broth was was delectable, with loads of veggies. Both noodles and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. A must try for vegetarians.
Khao suey had soft noodles with a thin layer of crispy noodles on top. Chicken was tender and not overcooked. The gravy was cooked in coconut milk and delicately spiced. I found it absolutely delectable and almost had to stop myself from licking the bowl clean 🙂
We had an excellent meal, while observing ducks and other birds in the lake 🙂 I definitely plan to go back for their tempting dishes.