Noisy, Uncomfortable Interiors, Hit and Miss Food
Restaurant: Fatty Bao
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 24th October 2015 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 2.88

Please note: The review was anonymously done after paying for the meal.

Chef Manu Chandra’s forays into NCR are by and large a pale shadow of his originals at Bangalore. Monkey Bar has funky interiors but unimpressive food (read and Fatty Bao has very noisy interiors with uncomfortable seating. The menu here is exciting but the chef making the non-vegetarian food especially is not able to recreate the taste of the dishes of what Manu Chandra has done in Bangalore.

Here is a peak at what we had. On the vegetarian side, Green Mango and Papaya salad (Rs 225) is simple, spicy and tangy. Baked Wonton Cups (Rs 225) with a filling of mushrooms, corn and water chestnuts is pleasant and has a lot of textures.

          Green Mango and Papaya Salad                  Baked Wonton Cups

Lotus root in Thai red curry (Rs 345) with Sticky Jasmine rice (Rs 150) is impressive. After a long time I taste a vegetarian Thai curry that does not compromise on the umami factor.

                        Thai red curry & Jasmine Rice

On the carnivore side, the story is a bit different. Pan seared Scallops (Rs 665), the dish I have been most looking forward to tasting, has been overcooked to death. Fatty Bao Tuna Tartare (Rs 395) has no taste or texture of tuna, maybe because of it staying frozen for far too long, or maybe the quality of the fish itself.

           Pan seared Scallops                                       Tuna Tartare

Just as I am losing hope for getting a decent non-veg dish, in comes Chasu Ramen (Rs 495), which is simply superb. Great flavour, right amount of creaminess and lovely ramen noodles inside.

                                  Chasu Ramen

Overall the lunch disappoints me. If you do go there, be prepared for uncomfortable seating and very noisy interiors. Order the veg food, that they do well, but in non-veg food, stick to the chasu ramen.

Ratings (Out of 5)                                         

Food: 3.5 | Ambience: 2.0 | Service: 3.0 | Value: 3.0 | Overall: 3.0

Meal for two: Rs.3000 | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: No

Address: 2nd Floor, Sangam Courtyard, Sector 9, R K Puram, New Delhi. Tel: +91 11 2619 7045

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Restaurant Information
Fatty Bao Fatty Bao
: 2nd Floor, Sangam Courtyard, Sector 9, R K Puram, New Delhi
Telephone: +91 11 2619 7045 view on a map
Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 12:30 AM
Cuisine: Pan-Asian
Average Price: Rs. 2500 - 3000