Neung Roi is without a doubt one of the best places in Delhi to enjoy Thai food. Neung Roi means 100 in Thai and has been named after the 100C East longitude, which runs through Thailand. Neung Roi celebrates cuisines from all across Thailand and also celebrates ‘Sum Rai Thai’ or the Thai way of eating. The ambiance comprises of soothing colours and creates a very restful atmosphere. The service is peerless and the menu draws inspiration from four major culinary regions ( Isan, Lanna, South and the central Plains).
Amuse Bouche being Miang Khan, made of betel leaf topped with crunchy peanuts and onions was the perfect way to begin the food journey. Next came salads made with fresh ingredients. Yam Mamuang, which was raw mango salad with cashew nut whose dressing was tangy with a hint of spiciness. Loved it so much that finished off the entire bowl, dressing included. Yam Som-O, this salad made with pomelo, crispy onions, garlic and topped with palm sugar and tamarind dressing was again a clear winner and a perfect citrusy salad for summers.
In starters I ate, Porpia Sod, which was Phuket style fresh vegetable spring roll, cruchy in texture and delicious in taste. Tohu Song Khurg, crispy fried tofu & betel nut leaf in pandanus cup with tamarind palm sugar sauce & roasted coconut, the ingredients were beautifully complimenting each other and the result was amazing. Best part, I don’t even like tofu and I adored this dish.
Coming to the main course I devoured, Phad Pak Kiew, an amalgamation of stir fried kale with morning glory, pokchoy, soya bean sauce, garlic & pepper, made for a beautifully balanced dish. Gaeng Kiew Wan Pak, a vegetable green curry with eggplant, basil kaffir lime & coconut milk. Authentic green curry doesn’t has dark green hues but is actual very subtle in colour as well as in flavour. One you have tasted the authentic version you will not settle for anything less. Phad Kee Maow Tohu, this was tofu & vegetables with hot basil, chilli & dark soya sauce, again a tofu winner managed to steal my heart. Neung Roi managed to do it twice and that’s quite a feat.
Meal ain’t complete without dessert, so I promptly ordered the same. Fig & Honey Ice cream, nothing to elaborate, the name says it all. Served in a martini glass, the flavor combination of fig and honey is a match made in heaven and this ice cream most certainly proved so. But my favourite dessert came in the form of Khao Niew Mamuang, which was Sticky rice with fresh mango & coconut cream. This dessert aced in its simplicity and the flavor I absolutely cherished. Again a dish that I absolutely demolished.
My Verdict, Neung Roi is an amalgamation of peerless service, toothsome food and breathtaking ambiance. If you are a Thai food lover then this place is a must visit. And if you are not a Thai food lover, still give this place a try, you will most certainly fall in love with it.
Ambiance – 4/5
Service – 5/5
Food – 4.5/5