Friday, August 31, 2012

Shitakke Oriental Restaurant - Review

Whitefield is one of the fastest developing suburbs in Bangalore. Due to lots of emerging malls in this IT hub, Whitefield is buzzing with activity in the food and beverage space, attracting some of the country's most celebrated chefs and enterprising restaurateurs, who are proverbially cooking up a storm.
We recently visited Ascendas Park Square which is situated in the iconic ITPB. It has got some very good restaurants one of which is Shitakke

The Ambiance is welcoming and nice! The music was not too loud! The huge Buddha statue is very inviting. The decor kept simple.

"Savour the soulful flavours of the mushroom that speaks volumes of the mystical orient. Breathe in the lingering aroma of the exquisite meal that appeases the taste buds of the truest connoisseur.
Experience a slice of oriental culinary excellence at Shitakke. Boasting the freshest ingredients and the most exotic preparations, Shitakke takes us from Bangkok to Tokyo all in one evening, with a menu ranging from its Northern Thai Curries to its Fresh." is what the people of Shitakke have to say!!

Executive Chef Surendra Chetri takes us on a culinary journey and treats us to very hearty Pan Asian delicacies!!
We started with soups like
SWEET CORN VEGETABLE SOUP-American corn paste with whole corn, salt and sugar and vegetable stock.
TOM YUM VEGETABLE SOUP-Lemon grass, galangal, lemon lips, vegetable stock and tom yum paste.
TOMATO CILANTRO SOUP-Ginger and butter, tomato chunks, vegetable stock,salt,sugar and chopped cilantro.
I liked the Wonton Soup
Veg Dimsums!!

Chef's Signature dish!
CRISPY SHITAKKE HONEY PEPPER-Shredded shitakke coated with cornflour, deep fried and tossed with ginger, honey and pepper.

This is a picture of dry Shitakke Mushrooms!

TAI PAI CAULIFLOWER-Diced cauliflower coated with cornflour and chilli paste, deep fried and tossed with ginger, garlic and chilli oil.

The Stir fried veg noodles tasted very fresh and yum! It was my favourite!!

TOFU, SHITAKKE BLACK BEAN SAUCE-Tofu cut into triangle shapes and shitakke mushroom with garlic, ginger, black bean seed, soya and seasoning.

VEG THAI GREEN CURRY-Assorted vegetables blanched and sauted with green curry paste to which is added vegetable stock and coconut milk.
STIR FRIED GREENS-Chinese green vegetables tossed with garlic, sesame oil and seasonings.
The mocktails that were served
KIWI ROYAL- Kiwi crush, fresh lime,sugar syrup, salt and soda.
HURRICANE- Grenadine,mango and pineapple juice, mint with a mixture of sweet and sour.
They have a wholesome lunch buffet the entire week!
Regarding the Price- Light in your pocket Heavy in your Tummy:)

Executive Chef Surendra Chetri heads the kitchen at Shitakke!!

Surendra Chetri also has experience in the hospitality field. He has been with some of the major chains across India and his favourite cuisine is Pan- Asian. Partial to cooking Korean food and Japanese Sushi, Chef Surendra goes out of his way to satisfy the culinary tastes and cravings of his clientele across the country.

People Behind Shitakke
Formed in 2011, India based “Orange Tomato Pvt Ltd” operates 4 absolutely gorgeous F&B brands – Shitakke, Twenty.21, Oval Bar and Binge.
Orange Tomato’s international luxury offering is a fresh new brand born out of cultured sophistication, yet modern and innovative in concept. The team is a bunch of smart, fresh, talented individuals bringing foreign yet authentic cuisines to the people of India.
Orange Tomato Pvt Ltd is the brain child of Gilbert Soman, Shibu Thomas and Suhani Mehta. In the capacity of Directors, the dynamic and food loving trio, have Muni Rathnam as the General Manage – Operations. Executive Chef Surendra Chetri heads the kitchen at Shitakke. It is the heart of Oriental cuisine . The young brand also introduces its foray into lounges and bars through Binge, one of the most popular hot spots in Bangalore for a great lounging experience and Oval Bar which is setting new standards for an uninhibited partying experience at an all new level when it comes to indulging in fun and pampering your spirits.

DISCLAIMER: All the views in this post are my own and done by tasting the product. This is not a paid review

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