Bengaluru: When it comes to a chic fine dining, particularly Asian cuisine, few places in Bengaluru can compare to the mesmerizing experience that is Fatty Bao. Nestled in the heart of the city, this Asian Gastrobar has become a culinary haven for those seeking an extraordinary gastronomic journey.
As I stepped through the trendy doors of Fatty Bao, I was immediately struck by the fusion of modernity and tradition in its design. The dimly lit, cozy interiors were adorned with colourful Asian-inspired artwork, creating an ambiance that was both inviting and refined. The soft, ambient music added to the sophisticated atmosphere.
The service at Fatty Bao was impeccable, with attentive and knowledgeable staff who guided us through the menu with grace. They were happy to provide recommendations and even tailored some dishes to accommodate my dietary preferences. The attention to detail and commitment to guest satisfaction were evident throughout the meal.
Before diving into the culinary delights, we sampled a couple of their signature cocktails and a selection of Sake. The “Bora Boara” was a refreshing medley of coconut water and passion fruit puree with a humble pour of gin and vodka, featuring a perfect balance of crisp and spice. The Sake was a concoction of shibumi, amami and sanmi that paired well with the upcoming dishes.
The journey began with an array of appetizers that left a lasting impression. In the ever-evolving world of gastronomy, culinary boundaries continue to be pushed and redefined. One such delightful creation that caught my attention is the Burger Bao. Fatty Bao has breathed new life into the beloved burger by fusing it with the delicate charm of a traditional bao. The Burger Bao arrived at our table like a miniature work of art. Placed delicately on a wooden platter, the bao’s soft, steamed exterior cradled the vibrant crispy chicken within. It was a visual delight that piqued our curiosity and heightened our anticipation. Upon the first bite, it became clear that this culinary innovation was a true game-changer. The tender, slightly sweet bao bun provided the perfect canvas for the succulent patty, which was cooked to perfection—juicy and bursting with flavor. The Firecracker Fried Chicken Burger Bao was a beautiful marriage of East and West, with the bao representing the delicate artistry of Asian cuisine and the burger celebrating the heartiness of American comfort food.
In the realm of sushi, traditional flavors and ingredients often steal the spotlight. However, every once in a while, a culinary innovation emerges that leaves a lasting impression. Such is the case with the Asparagus and Cream Cheese Sushi at Fatty Bao, an unexpected yet delightful twist on the classic sushi roll. I was pleasantly surprised by the explosion of flavors. The crisp, tender asparagus provided a refreshing crunch that contrasted beautifully with the silky, creamy richness of the cream cheese. The combination was further enhanced by the perfectly seasoned sushi rice, which served as the canvas for this culinary masterpiece.
Main Course: ★★★★★
The main course was where Fatty Bao truly shined. The “Fatty Pho” was a standout, was a comforting bowl of umami goodness, with perfectly cooked noodles and a rich, flavorful broth. One spoonful of the Chicken Fatty Pho, and I was transported to a world of complex flavors. The broth, simmered to perfection, struck a harmonious balance between richness and clarity. The use of chicken brought a unique depth to the broth, which was a pleasant departure from the traditional beef-based pho. The fatty elements in the broth added a lusciousness that coated the palate with every slurp.
We wrapped up the meal with just one of dessert: the “Baobing”. On a sweltering summer afternoon, nothing beats the heat quite like a bowl of Baobing, a Taiwanese shaved ice dessert that has taken the world by storm. If you’re looking for a refreshing escape from the sun, look no further than Baobing. Fatty Bao’s Baobing was as much a visual delight as it was a culinary one. Served in a large bowl, it consisted of finely shaved ice that glistens like freshly fallen snow. The ice served as the canvas for a vibrant medley of toppings, ranging from colorful fruit slices to chewy mochi and sweet syrups. The presentation alone was enough to make my mouth water.
Fatty Bao is more than just a restaurant; it’s an exquisite culinary journey through the diverse landscapes of Asian cuisine. From the warm ambiance and impeccable service to the inventive cocktails, Sake and delectable dishes, every aspect of the dining experience at Fatty Bao, Lavelle Road is carefully curated to delight the senses. If you’re seeking an extraordinary Asian fine-dining experience, Fatty Bao should be at the top of your list.