If you have a thing for International cuisine, get over the regular places that serve you videsi khana cooked with desi spices. If you don’t want pizza seasoning to have haldi powder, your noodles to be cooked in mustard oil and your risottos to have basmati rice as the main ingredient- go to these places that offer authentic dishes made with spices imported from their native lands.
2. TGI Friday’s
TGIF has been around for quite long, but this TEX-MEX food chain has reinvented itself and for the better. It boasts of a menu which is a mix of both light and indulgent dishes. Crispy Tostada Chicken Nachos, Fire Grilled Shrimp and Chicken Skewers, Hot & Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings, Cracked Pepper Chicken Wings, Crab & Parmesan Crusted Fish, Latin Spiced Half Chicken, Red Hot Crab Crusted Chicken are a must try here. Classic Tomato Chicken Meatball Pasta, topped with pimento tomato cheese sauce, goat cheese crumbles Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley, juicy Lava Chicken Sandwich topped with Gochujang sauce, pickled onions, cheddar cheese, cilantro and roasted jalapenos and South West Shrimp, accompanied by cheese nachos at the side and the other with Southwest Grilled Chicken are to die for!
3. Neung Roi
A place hugely patronized by Thai expats, Neung Roi – Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi’ offers authentic Thai food. Neung Roi means 100 in Thai and has been named after the 100oC East longitude, which runs through Thailand. Much like the imaginary line that runs through the country, Neung Roi celebrates the spirit of cuisines from across the length and breadth of Thailand and encourages ‘Sum Rap Thai’ or the Thai way of eating. From the ambience to the décor, from the food to the selection of beverages, everything in Neung Roi is authentic Thai.
The Oriental Cuisine Restaurant at The Royal Plaza, Connaught Place is the perfect place for authentic Schezwan and Cantonese cuisine. The dishes are prepared with Chinese spices, which explains the bursting flavours and original taste of the dishes. Lovers of Sushi must not miss Asparagus Carrot Sushi Rolls, Red Bell Pepper with Avocado Sushi Rolls and Crab Meat Sushi Roll. It is a place where you can bite into all types of dimsums including Chicken Dimsums, Water Chestnut Hargow and Pork Char Sui Bun and some delectable vegetable fare like Baby Bok Choy Spinach and Cashew Nut, Crispy Egg Plant with Ginger Garlic and Dry Cooked Crispy Vegetable Eel.
Baris means ‘peace’ in Turkish, and this newly opened place in GK 2 offers more than just good food. It wishes peace and happiness to all the visitors through a scroll on every table that reads-“May you have the most exquisite meal of your life, may those conversations you have been waiting for, happen…may you find answers from within your soul…may there be peace!”
The décor is minimalist and very Turkish. There is a cool blue theme that pervades the interiors. The food is soulful. From the refreshing Turkish coffee and the tempting Kuzu Incik, to Hummus bin Dujaj and Kolokithi, the food is fresh and satisfying. Their menu has an array of choices like Avocado Labneh, Anavut Cigeri, Mercimek Corbasi, Urfa Kebab etc. made with the traditional Turkish ingredient. The restaurant especially gets its spices and herbs from Urfa, Adana and Istanbul in Turkey. So, from interesting summer drinks like Moroccan Mystery, Calypso Deep and Frozen Baris to the locally made Baklava, the customer is spoilt for choice. It is also one of those places that offers the best lamb meat.
Theos is a multi-cuisine patisserie, chocolaterie and restaurant that gives you a true continental experience. It has a huge variety of breads, cakes, croissants, pastries, pastas, salads, pizzas, drinks and shakes that will simply make your day. When you step into this Noida based restaurant, you might be slightly overwhelmed by the crowd, but the food you are served, explains it all. This place has a mix of European and Mediterranean food and is known for its Grilled Chicken in Red Wine Sauce, Passion Fruit Ice Tea, Pizza, Opera Hazelnut Cake, Belgian Truffle Tote, Mushroom Vol au Vents, Tropical Fresh Pineapple Pastry and all kinds of pastas and pizzas. It has a rich variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Chef Gaurav Wadhwa, who also runs a cooking school in the premises is the man behind this house full of good food.