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Unveiling India's Hidden Gems: A Culinary Adventure at Tapori

Discover the hidden gems of Indian cuisine at Tapori, a new restaurant in Bangkok, and embark on a culinary journey across India, savoring lesser-known specialties from each region

Meet Tapori, a new restaurant nestled on Sukhumvit Soi 47 in Bangkok that will take you onto a journey across the length and breadth of India. Forget the typical Indian eatery and step away from the well-trodden path of butter chicken and naan. Tapori embarks on a bold mission: to unveil the undiscovered treasures of Indian cuisine. Led by the passionate Chef-owner Rohit Sharma, Tapori showcases regional specialties from each of its diverse states.

A Modern Take on Tradition:

Sharma, a seasoned restaurateur with a deep understanding of Indian culinary heritage, meticulously curates the menu. Gone are the ubiquitous curries; instead, diners embark on a discovery tour with small and large plates designed for communal sharing. This approach encourages exploration, allowing guests to create a personalized dining experience reminiscent of a bustling family table.

A Glimpse into the Menu:

The menu is a vibrant tapestry woven from regional specialties. From Bihar, the tangy Kala Chana Ghugni - black chickpeas paired with crispy chivda and peanuts - offers a delightful snack-time adventure. The Sindhi community's Dal Pakwan, a sweet, spicy, and tangy lentil medley served with crisp flatbread, pays homage to their heritage. Venturing further, Wahan Mosdeng, a traditional pork salad with timur (Indian Szechuan pepper) transports you to the state of Tripura.

Tapori doesn't shy away from unconventional dishes either. The Tawa-Masala Kaleji ice cream, inspired by Delhi weddings, offers a surprising yet intriguing combination of spiced chicken liver ice cream resting on a bed of crispy crumble.

For vegetarians, Tapori goes beyond simply substituting meat. Instead, they orchestrate a vibrant celebration of regional vegetarian specialties. Each dish is an original composition, a symphony of textures and flavors. Take Undhiyu, a Gujarati mixed root vegetable dish served with fenugreek and millet flatbread. Or the Mochar Chop, a delightful potato and banana blossom fritter hailing from West Bengal.  The hearty Rajasthani lentil and millet porridge, Bajra Khichda, is a comforting and wholesome experience, proving vegetarian doesn't have to mean sacrifice.

The culinary adventure concludes on a sweet note. Desserts like the Bun-Maska ice cream, a reimagination of Mumbai's iconic Irani cafe staple, and the Lonavala Chocolate Fudge tart, a delightful homage to the hill station's famous chikki, provide a delightful end to the exploration. Don't miss out on "Benami Kheer" from Uttar Pradesh. This legendary dessert, a "pudding with no name" from the royal kitchens of the former kingdom of Awadh, offers a true taste of history.

The Team Behind the Dream:

Rohit Sharma, the culinary storyteller at the helm, brings his extensive experience and passion for Indian cuisine to life at Tapori. Accompanied by Chef Anirban Chowdhury for research and development and pastry chef Swati Harsha, they've meticulously crafted a menu that reflects the true essence of Indian regional cooking.

A Feast for the Senses:

The restaurant's design reflects the commitment to showcasing India's vibrant diversity. Stepping past a 200-year-old wooden door from Rajasthan, the space seamlessly blends modern elements with traditional Indian accents. Bold black and white floors complement warm tones of woven leather chairs and marble tables. Towering cinnabar columns evoke the essence of Indian spices, while colorful elephants add a playful touch. Artwork depicting various art forms like Warli, Bastar, Madhubani, and Pichwai adorns the walls, creating a visual tapestry of India's rich artistic heritage.  An outdoor terrace bathed in tranquil tones offers a perfect setting to unwind amidst vibrant murals depicting Indian storytelling.

More Than Just a Meal:

Tapori transcends the boundaries of a restaurant, offering an immersive experience into the heart of India. Through its meticulously crafted regional dishes and captivating surroundings, Tapori invites diners on a journey of discovery, igniting a sense of wonder and appreciation for the vast culinary landscape of India.

Ready to embark on your own culinary adventure? 


Address: 22/2 Sukhumvit Soi 47, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Tel: +66-645-693-798

Opening Hours: Dinner – Tuesday to Sunday: 5.30 pm-10:30 pm

Instagram: @taporibkk

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