Nasi and Mee is a perfect place for a quick hangout. By Sheena Sharma Munshi
As we headed to try this new Asian canteen, Nasi and Mee, we had our doubts about the place given a number of restaurants serving similar stuff in the city! But as we made ourselves comfortable on a table for two, we couldn’t help but notice how the place was buzzing with people on a weekday evening.
Nasi and Mee is a recent addition to the famous 80 ft road in Koramangala, Bengaluru. With an interior comprising wooden walls and rustic colours, the joint takes the concept of canteen a step ahead. True to its theme, the restaurant will give you a cozy feel. So here we give you five excuses to rush to Nasi and Mee right now!
A relatively small place, this restaurant has a perfect setting for an evening outing. Nicely lit up and well-designed walls along with pretty Christmas and New Year decorations makes it a good choice for you. But light banters among friends could be challenging, thanks to loud music and small set-up.
We started out with the traditional Dim sums, loved it for a great combo of mushroom and water chestnut. In non-veg, we rested on Prawn Har Gow and Xiao Long Bao-Chicken. The Prawn Har Gow turned to be really delicious with its perfect juicy prawns and thin dough. In Asian grills the clear winners were Spicy Hoisin Corn and Malaysian Chicken Satay. The corn was a tsunami of spicy aromas grilled perfectly. In main course we tried the red Thai curry and Laksa Curry along with Jasmine rice and Pad Thai noodles. Chef Dinesh has got the Thai flavours appropriate and the curries will sure remind you of your last holiday to Thailand. Here the highlight was Bak Choy Tofu and Shitake Stir Fry, which had the subtle taste of garlic along with the delicious Shitake Mushrooms.
For dessert we had Ais Kacang, which is a Malaysian ambrosial concoction. It is a mix of shaved ice cream, red beans, cream corn and water chestnuts. But this is not your fetish if you don’t fancy an Asian sweet tooth. For drinks, we had Spiced Sangria, which had a bespoke aroma of cinnamon in it and went very well with wine and juices.
They welcome you warmly. The service is quick and the staff is also well-informed to suggest you options. We were delighted to have Chef Dinesh Sharma to take care of us.
With approximately costing Rs. 1,200 to two people, this restaurant is a good pick. They have a good variety of options in Asian grills and Thai delicacies and the quantity that they are serving is enough to make you feel full by the end of you meal.
Nasi and Mee is conveniently located near Maharaja Signal on 80 ft road in Koramangala. You won’t have much trouble locating this place for it being right on the main road. So if you finished shopping in the Forum Mall on a Saturday evening, it would take you just 15 minutes to reach here and indulge in some mouth-watering food.
Address: Nasi and Mee, 974, 4th Cross, ST Bed, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, Koramangala.
Timings: 12 noon-3.30pm (lunch) and 7-11pm (dinner).
Tel: For reservations, call 080-41513456.
Pricing: Rs. 1,200 for two.
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