For Thai food lovers, Boran Thai is great place to satiate their cravings without the hassle of visiting a restaurant
Based out of Noida, Boran Thai promises to serve authentic Thai flavours but with a modern twist. A passion project of Scotchie Kandhari, who was raised in Bangkok before moving to Noida, this delivery kitchen has a touch of nostalgia to it.
The self-taught culinary artist zeroed on diverse flavours and techniques of the food she grew up on. Hence, the name of the kitchen takes after tradition, which is what Boran stands for in Thai.
“Boraan Thai believes in marrying traditional ways of Thai cooking with modern techniques, without compromising on the authenticity of flavours. We continue to remain committed to serving flavoursome Thai food by creating curry pastes and other essential ingredients in our kitchen,” says Kandhari, Founder and Entrepreneur, Boraan Thai.
With a compact menu which has a good mix of steam, grill, curry and stir fried mix, it has something for all. We started with the Luay Suan (fresh summer roll) from the appetizer section. Served with tofu, prawn and chicken, we went with the prawns. This one is as fresh as it can get. With cucumbers, spring onions, coriander and prawns in the filling this one is good for those who like their food with a very mellow flavour. The chilli tamarind and peanut sauce served with it adds a distinct taste to it.
Next we went on to try their Thai Pomelo salad. This one has pomelo, thai herbs, shallots, cashew nuts with Som O dressing. This one is quite sour thanks to the pomelo, however the slightly spicy peanut dressing tones it down. A perfect salad for the summers.
From their new arrival section, we also tried the Siam Massaman Lamb Chops. A New Zealand special, the lamb chops are marinated with their home pounded massaman ( a mix of Indian and Thai curry spices) paste and then chargrilled The flavours of the spices caught us by surprise as it wasn’t like anything we have tasted before. Served with baby potatoes, green beans and onions on the sides, this one is almost like a meal in itself. We just wished that the lamb was cooked a little more for the flavours to ooze into it.
Moving to the grills we had their Moo yang Sapparod which is basically slow roasted Belgian pork belly. This one was honestly too sweet for our taste and the pork seemed over done to us.
But we soon forgot about it as we tried the Panang curry with jasmine rice. This red thai curry blew us away and we simply couldn’t have enough of it. Rich, thick and creamy, the lemon grass added to its beautiful smell. The prawns were equally soft and added to the flavour. The curry went perfectly with the jasmine rice making it a must have.
We also tried the Pla Neung Manao from their steamed section. This one is a steamed sea bass with Thai herbs. While it brought in a change to our palette, this one was too sour for us to finish the whole dish. A good choice for those who like it mellow and sour.
From the stir fried section we had their Pad Ta-Krai which was stir fried prawns with lemongrass, kaffir lime and birds eye chilli with a good helping of bell peppers and other veggies. The prawns in it were big. Not too spicy, not too dry this one will go well with your drinks.
We finally moved on to their desserts to try the churros with pandan custard. While the combination went well, the churros however became quite soggy, perhaps during delivery.
If you are craving some authentic Thai cuisine apart from just Thai curry, Boran Thai can satiate your cravings pretty well.
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(Cover: Pla Neung Manao)