Monday, March 15, 2010


Hello everyone, its been a while since i updated. Thanks to everyone who commented and emailed about the lack of updates. Good to know people take this blog seriously :)

Have been eating out regularly but no place new and my schedule has not helped much. Most of my writing of late has been related to my film. But im back with a new update. Enjoy!

: Lemongrass
Meal : Dinner
Loc : Turner Road Bandra, West

Lemongrass is an old name in Thai, they had an outing in central Bombay a few years ago, for a brief period they were a reasonably priced option for good food and drinks, however things went down the tube very quickly. So it was with great terpidation that i chose to give them a shot again. Had just finished a meeting and we wanted to check out something new, the first name that popped up was Lemongrass and we decided to give them one more shot.

The menu is the same as before, which means a few soups, salads, some appetizers and curries. Its opened up in the same space as the ol Potpurri and not much has been changed except for a small A/C section. We got in about 10 and it was pretty much packed which is good on a Monday night.

I started with the Tom Kha, which is pretty much standard for me now, when i pick Thai. Good but not great, i didnt like the little pieces of chilly that i bit into (oww) not a bad start.

The satay was pretty decent. no real complaints, the peanut sauce was sweet, spicy and plenty flavourful.
Thanks to the wife, i had to have a go at the most inauthentic dish on the menu, fried chilli potato, sweet and spicy again, a hint of honey maybe.

the bowl sounded interesting but it was fairly weak, it was a bunch of different mushrooms and peppers in a light sauce, could have worked better with something more flavourful, quite unfortunate.

The two ladies wanted to go for a green curry and i was outvoted. It can get a little boring when picking traditional items, i wanted to go for the spicy cashew curry, maybe next time i reckon. Although the curry was not bad at all, not quite an intense flavour but not bad at all.

Overall, i would say Lemongrass has again started out strongly, the menu is varied and the food is good. The service was quick and the place was packed. I only hope they dont make a mess of it like they did before.

Food : 8/10
Service : 7/10
Damage : 1100 for 3

Lemon Grass
Carlton Court,
Junction of Turner Road,
Bandra (W), Mumbai


Chintan said...

Hey Gaurav..
Hope your film is coming along fine...
satay and fried chiilli potatoes at Lemon Grasss really look appetizin and mouth waterin...

good luck again for your film..!

djk said...

Hello Gaurav,

Nice to see you back. Frankly, was expecting review from some much better place, sort of BREAKING NEWS ;-)

Nonetheless, it is great to read your review and yeah good luck for your film.

When do we expect to see your film in cinema? Do update.

Gaurav said...

@ Chintan,

the film is one of the most intense things i have ever been involved in. its coming along well.
The food is indeed appetising, pretty good infact. i just hope they keep the standards up.


mate, i hope to do one of these breaking news kinda posts too but working 15 hour days every day is not leaving much time to do anything else.

lemon grass happened after a meeting and we only sat down to dinner around 11.

keep the faith though !

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