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.
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
Seared Tuna spicy salad – Yam Tuna yang
Spicy Crispy sticky rice salad (V) – Yam kao neaw Thod
Spicy Crispy sticky rice salad
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
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!
|Address/Phone||114 Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai, India