Benares

After a decent period of Covid hiatus in Thailand, restaurant are starting to reopen their doors again apart from delivery service. Benares is a modern Indian cuisine from affluent area of Mayfair, United Kingdom which has opened their first branch in Bangkok since 2019. Firstly, the ambiance are luxurious and classic with black and gold theme which seems like a perfect fit for a special occasion. Staffs are friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about their extensive menu.

Let’s start with Hot Kaadha.
An Immunity Booster Drink With Organic
Spices & with a Hint Of Jaggery,
{Served Piping Hot}

Tarbooz Kachumber Salad
Vanilla & Mint Marinated Watermelon Salad
With Cucumber Swirls , Rocket Leaves ,
Roasted Yellow Pepper & Dahi Phucka

A refreshing way to start a meal. Dahi Phucka commonly served in street as a explosion of flavor in your mouth. Combination of Watermelon salad and Cucumber Swirls are a perfect way to reduce the heat from curry and spices from non-vegeterian platter.

Non-Veg. Platter
Chicken Tikka, Lamb Seekh kebab,
Fish Tikka, Tandoori Prawns Served
With Thin Crispy Flavored Bread

Spectacular presentation of non-vegetarian platter. Tandoori prawns are a great contrast between sweetness from prawn with hot heat from Tandoori flavor. Fish Tikka, chicken Tikka and Seekh kebab are also enjoyable.

Classic Butter Chicken

One of the smoothest butter chicken I have ever had. Chicken are juicy and flavorful with a punch of spiciness. A perfect aromatic match for Naan or Pilau rice.

Paneer Sandesh
Cottage Cheese Slabs Stuffed With
Figs & Nuts, Lime Cashew Marinade

Paneer texture are smooth and the odor are quite mild.

Olive & Cheese Naan

Aromatic and served as a great combination with butter chicken curry.

Phirnee
Valhorna Manjeri & White Chocolate
Flavoured Phirnee, Almond Chikki,
Raspberry Fennel Leather

White chocolate (green ones) are just on point with smooth texture and satisfying aftertaste.

Gulab Jamun
Our Way Of Serving India’s Most Sought
After – Rose Cheese Cake, White Chocolate
Soil, Almond Saffron Caviar & Frozen Rose Petals

A surprising form of Gulab Jamun, more like a creative twist way to introduce Gulab Jamun in a more exciting way.

4 thoughts on “Benares

    • Butter chicken is one of the most well-known Indian curry around the world. Consisted of marinated chicken with salt, pepper, garlic ginger, yogurt and etc. (depends of each recipe).

      For the curry part, I usually see Garam masala, Tumeric, Cumin, red chili powder, onion, a can of crushed tomatoes, garlic and ginger and variety of spices from each recipe.

      My issue with some butter chicken will be Ghee (butter) since it could make you feel bloated easily so balancing those smooth texture with enjoyable experience is a basic for butter chicken. Also, aromatic butter chicken goes well with rice and Naan bread.

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      • Thanks. I had no idea as I’ve never heard of it and since I don’t eat indian food that would explain why I hadn’t heard of it.

        It sounds good, but my days of eating any remotely spicy are pretty much done 😀

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      • I’ve had the same reaction first time trying out Indian cuisine too lol.

        Spicy takes some time to get used to. I would still recommend trying a small level of spiciness if you ever had a chance to try out some Indian/Thai cuisine since those are where the flavors are.

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