Tao Terraces is a beautiful rooftop restaurant in One MG Mall. I fell in love with the place on first sight. The rooftop setting is marvellous and the tone of the place has a beautiful ring to it. The decorative pieces are bold and beautiful and the water structures in the middle add a freshness to the place.
I happened to visit Tao Terraces during the Songkran Thai Festival. Songkran is the Thai New Year’s festival and will be falling on 13 April this year. During the festival, Tao Terraces has specially curated Thai dishes on the menu and they are all your palette needs. I have developed a soft corner for Thai cuisine now. This cuisine wakes up my taste buds like no other and the frenzy of flavours is just very gratifying. That being said, I’m so glad that I made it to Songkran Festival at Tao Terraces. The reason is listed below in terms of what all I ate here.
I’m not generally pro salads, but seeing the variety here, I couldn’t resist the temptation to give it a shot. We started with Sweet Corn Salsa, a blend of spicy tangy sweet corn was an absolute delight. Amongst non-vegetarian options, we had spicy minced chicken Salad, which had minced chicken tossed in Thai Herbs was quite good. But my favourite salad was Som Tom Ponmalai or the spicy Fruit Salad. Fresh fruits in a tangy spicy medley had a taste which lingered after we were done with it.
Kuey Teow Moo Daeng Soup – a Thai chicken soup was lovely but the more popular choice being the vegetarian option, Gang Som Pak Ruan, the sweet sour and spicy soup with the fresh notes of Water Chestnuts. I would recommend this soup for Thai lovers.
The appetisers were absolutely excellent. Amongst appetisers, we started with Pod Pia Thod Thai Spring Rolls with Plum Sauce which to my delight was amazing. Pad Pla Keun Chai or the stir-fried Fish and celery was fantastic. The stir-fried cubes of basa was crispy and aromatic.
I loved the Gai pad Pangali or the sliced chicken in yellow paste. Galam Blee Pad Kai Sai or the Stir fried minced pork with cabbage and garlic was spicy but flavourful. Song Kreung or the Ruam Stir Fried Vegetable with Chilly Garlic Holy Basil was very good vegetarian main course.This was an assortment of Mushroom, Tofu and vegetables in a chilly garlic sauce with basil.
Our main course was accompanied by Jasmine rice and the Pad Seew Mao (Thai flat noodles).
We ended the main course with some brilliant Jasmine tea.
I like both these desserts a lot here. And not just because I have a sweet tooth, but because both of these were very unconventional and leave a lasting impression. The Child coconut milk and water chestnuts is a very popular Thai dessert. The crunchiness and the freshness of the water chestnuts with the chilled coconut milk had all the elements of a faithful delight after the flavour frenzy meal. On the other hand, the turmeric ice cream was something I did not expect to like at all. But, the taste of turmeric and jaggery in an ice cream topped with sesame seeds was unexpectedly extraordinary.
I loved the flavours brought to the table by the chef and I loved the ambience of the place. I would definitely want to go back to see what more Tao has in store for us. It was a very delightful experience.
My rating: 4!