That Delicious Asian Festival at Cafe Momo, Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan

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I think a person should travel more in his/her life to understand the food of the place since food literally gets all of us together. That being said, my last years’ trip to some South East Asian destinations comes in handy at all South East Asian Festivals. So reviewing them & letting you know a food item should be and is it good or bad will be a plus point!
Starting this blog by thanking Maanas Shah of The B Team for sending the invitation to me along with Ms. Sutapa Das for the best hospitality!

Let’s have a look at the food items that were presented to us:
1. Honey & Sesame Tossed Wings
2. Hot Pot Chicken
3. Thai Satay
4. Gaeng Kiew Vegetables (Green Curry Veg.)
5. Nasi Goreng
6. Stir Fry Lamb
7. Sweet & Sour Bamboo
8. Black Bean Fish
9. Mopu Tofu
10. Prawn Tempura
11. Chicken Teriyaki

Before the review started, the Chef was introduced to the entire team of bloggers and judging by the way he talked about food, it was a given that he really was really looking forward to this festival. But let’s see if the same passion resulted in the food? The Hot Pot Chicken, Gaeng Kiew Vegetables (Green Curry Veg.), Nasi Goreng & Prawn Tempura were my favourites of the lot.

The Hot Pot Chicken is perfect for the cold, windy climate & the hot pot part of it literally can translate to one of the most social of dining formats. The presentation of the dish itself gave that feel. Have it with piping hot rice & you’re good to go! An aromatic green curry cooked with assorted vegetables, the Thai Green Curry was packed full of taste and that smoothness. I would give it full marks. While I was in Thailand, I had the opportunity to eat the authentic Nasi Goreng and the one served here was almost as close to the one I had at Momo Café. Although it’s just an exotic name for fried rice, it needs to be served with the salty, sweet, spiced flavours of Asia and topped with a sunny-side-up egg was perfectly done that way. And the prawns tempura were a classic Japanese dish served in the right way – light, crispy and delicious. Although the Soy Sake was a bit too much on the sodium side, the prawns can very well survive on their own as well! But do try the remaining dishes & don’t forget my recommendations!

The festival is on from 10th-14th July & 17th – 21st July between 12:30 pm – 03:30 pm. And will cost INR 1000 + plus taxes.

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