Interesting Pan-Asian food
Restaurant: Drifters Cafe
Reviewer: Shefali Saxena | 17th October 2016 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 3.75

Drifters Café is based in DLF V Club serving Pan-Asian food (this outlet is open to non-members). It is owned by Gurgaon Foodie Mehul Sharma who also runs a Food truck by the same name. Pan-Asian being my favourite cuisine, I was happy to be invited to taste their food.

The outlet is casual with cheery painted walls and an open kitchen.

We start our tasting with the dimsums and taste Mushroom and Silken tofu (Rs 150/6 pc) first, this is flavoured well with soft tofu contrasting with crunchy mushrooms. Next follows Corn and Spinach dimsum (Rs 150/6 pc) which is nice but bit bland by comparison to the Mushroom dimsums.

       Mushroom and Silken tofu , Corn & Spinach Dimsums

Then we taste a Chicken Classic Dimsum (Rs 150/6 pc) , good flavours but bit dry as chicken dimsums tend to be, maybe some fat or butter should be added to it.

                        Chicken Classic Dimsum

Next we were served Chicken Satay with a peanut sauce (Rs 180). I find this average, the marination needs to be more flavourful. Crisp Honey chicken (Rs 180) has a nicely flavoured sauce.

                 Chicken Satay                                  Crispy Honey Chicken

The Thai fish with Mango salad (Rs 180) is wonderful, it has tempura style fried fish fillets (we checked it was Basa fish), topped with a tangy raw mango salad, the combination works well.

                       Thai fish with Mango salad

We had been waiting for the Braised Lamb (Rs 300) and it does not disappoint. Well cooked mutton in a Rendang style gravy, topped over steamed rice, this is a hearty dish.

                                      Braised Lamb

Thai curry with chicken (Rs 250) needs improvement by adding fresh herbs and more of coconut milk, since it was primarily made with store bought paste, it needed herbs to lift it. Balinese fish curry (Rs 280) is very good with a robust coconut-based curry which reminded me of Sri-Lankan curries.

            Thai curry with chicken                             Balinese fish curry

Kung Pao Chicken (Rs 250) was nicely flavoured with sweet & sour flavours and Stir-fry noodles (Rs 150) are competent.

                    Kung Pao Chicken and Stir-fry Noodles

We found the prices reasonable and the portion sizes were good. Overall we had a good experience and I shall definitely be back for the Rendang Lamb, Balinese Fish curry and the Thai Fish with Mango salad.

Please note: This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant to taste their food, and no bill was presented to the author. While the author assures you of objectivity, the review may be influenced by the personalized attention the author got.

Meal for two: Rs.800 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: Yes

Address: Club 5, Club Drive, DLF Phase 5, Gurgaon. Tel: + 011 33105464

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Restaurant Information
Drifters Cafe Drifters Cafe
Club 5, Club Drive, DLF Phase 5, Gurgaon
Telephone: 011 33105464 view on a map
Opening Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM
Average Price: Rs. 600 - 800