Songkran at San-Qi

Songkran at San-Qi

 

SAN-QI

I had the opportunity of lunching at San-Qi as guest of Thailand Tourism as part of Songkran Festival celebration. San-Qi, pronounced as San-chi, dishes out delectable fare from Thailand, Japan, China and India. I, of course, was here to taste the Thai cuisine prepared by Seefah, the Chef.

 

 

San-Qi is located in the Four Seasons Hotel in Worli, with street level entry next to the main hotel entrance.  I handover my car keys to the valet and enter into  warm and cozy atmosphere of the restaurant. I am directed to the second level for the Songkran festivities. All walls of the staircase to the second level is lined with empty wine bottles of all sizes and shapes. This already gives you a heady feeling of all the wine you may get to drink soon;) . The bar itself is at the ground level. I make a mental note that the lower level is empty. Does it speak for what is in store for me?

Second level ambience is friendlier and is probably meant for larger groups such as ours. The best of the celebration is the sit-down lunch.

The menu spread for the occasion read like this.

Appetizers

Crispy papaya salad with grilled chicken charcoal flavor – Som Tam thod gai yang

Deep fried spinach salad tamarind sauce (V) – Yam pak kom thod grob

 

Deep fried spinach salad tamarind sauce

Salad

Seared Tuna spicy salad – Yam Tuna yang

Spicy Crispy sticky rice salad (V) – Yam kao neaw Thod

Spicy Crispy sticky rice salad

Main

Stir fried Scallop lemon grass sauce – Hoy shall phad sauce ta khai

Braised eggplant, silken tofu Thai soya sauce (V) – Ma kuay muang tuun see aew kaw

Braised eggplant, silken tofu Thai soya sauce


Dessert

Mango sticky rice – Koa neaw ma muang

Mango sticky rice

Course after course , served by friendly professional staff, is excellent. Hooray, to Seefah when she makes her appearance. We greeted each other with the traditional “Namaste” (Greeting with folded hands is also used in Thaland). We all stuffed ourselves while she explained the various dishes and finished with the traditional Mango-Sticky rice with a difference. The difference being the alphonso mango 🙂

The Chef- Seefah Ketchaiyo saying “Namaste” 

 

When I say my good byes to the host and climb down I can see the whole the whole of ground level completely full. Better make reservations!

Location ***
Ambience ****
Price  $$$$
Service *****
Menu Spread *****
Food Quality ****
Valet Parking ****
Kid Friendly **
Bar ****
Seats 180
Address/Phone  114 Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai, India
+91-22-24818000
Reservation  Recommended