Prachi, inviting me for an Blogger’s Round Table at Trader Vic’s an Legendary
Style Food and Service Restaurant at Phoenix Market City Mall on Saturday, I
thought it will be an good idea to accept the invitation as the only reason was
the food is HALAL (confirmed by asking the chief chef at Trader Vic’s). I have never been to that part of Bangalore
anytime….and I have heard a lot about the Phoenix Mall from my friends. So I
thought it will be great going out… Ever since the Phoenix Market City Mall has
come up…it has turned to be an hottest destination for the Bangaloreans…who
love to spend some time in leisure away from city’s hustle-bustle. Spread
across 1.4 million sq.ft., this lavish mall gives you an world class shopping,
dining and entertainment attractions.
food places. I strongly believe there is always something remarkable behind
every food. When asked to the Chief Chef, about the place…he told us…the whole
theme behind the Trader Vic’s…is something like a person by name Victor J. “Trader
Vic” who wants to inject the spirit of islands into everyday lives…gave birth
to Trader Vic’s. Mixing, jumbling and experimenting with flavours this person
has found a new way to coddle your senses….
themed restaurant and one of it’s first in Bangalore. A Family restaurant
united by four cornerstones:
Decor, Food, Drinks, and Service. Combined, these define the Trader Vic’s Brand
and create the Trader Vic’s experience.
mentioned earlier, it’s an Polynesian themed restaurant and the décor signifies
it in all the possible way….good number of Tiki’s with different colours,
shapes and sizes are kept in such a way to add glamour to the restaurant. Small
roof lights enhance the wooden décor of the restaurant along with Tiki’s on
wall give an impressive and warm look to the place. Huge amount of natural
light coming form the side window gives a new glow to the place….I think the
place might look more beautiful under the star light night sky….
to the food…I found the menu at Trader Vic’s quite interesting…it’s for the
first time I have seen Chinese Oven. It’s huge and Chef has graciously
explained about the cooking process in that oven. You can see it in the
We have ordered Peachtree Punch No and Honolulu Bay for drinks
which are mocktails…. I just loved their mocktails. The combination of flavours
was very delicate and nicely chosen….The presentation of the mocktails was so
appealing…I can drink trough my eyes…
Next to hit the table was an assorted
platter of Island Tidbits, Pyramids and Kung Pao Chicken. Island Tidbits is an
assorted platter of Crispy prawns, Crab Rangoon, Chicken Wings and Jalapeno
Cheese Balls. These were served with signature Canton Catsup and Mandarin
Mustard. Jalapeno Cheese Balls took my heart away…they are crunchy from outside
and very soft and cheesy inside….just melt in mouth….
Pyramids are very delicate
and delectable…made with fried Wonton and stuffed with Asian vegetable filling…love
these too…Kung Pao Chicken was an Chinese Classic and Trader Vic’s style
chicken recipe which was saucy and juicy and served with Jasmine Rice. I felt
the recipe is quite mild and lacks that hint of spiciness what we Indian
normally search for…Digging into main course…it was an elaborate spread with
Vegetable fried rice, All in Vic’s fried rice, Green Curry Prawns and 9 Spice
When we were waiting for
the main course to arrive, the chief chef at Trader Vic’s paid his visit to our
table enquiring about food….and giving us the details about the restaurant,
food and place. When asked by me about his personal favourite in the menu, he
said all are close to his heart but if he has to choose one then it would be 9
Spice Half Chicken.
As we have already ordered it…we waited for the platter to
arrive to indulge and see what made the recipe so special….slowly cooked
chicken is served with Asian Slaw, sweet onion dressing and roasted
potatoes….one of it’s kind recipe…flavours are clear…taste was good…
friend rice had babycorn, green beans and broccoli….the flavour was mild and
even my toddler loved to had some spoons….and All in Vic’s fried rice came with
prawns, fish, chicken and poached egg on top….along with Soy sauce and Chilli
oil as entremets …..
Thai Green Curry Prawn has got Thai green chilli,
coriander and coconut…the medley of flavours were good….but I felt the recipe
is slightly sweeter….As everything especially related to food has to end on
sweet note….we have ordered Chocolate Nut Tiki, Rum Top and Passion Cheesecake.
I tasted Chocolate Nut Tiki, which was simply wow….out of the world…Chocolate
Nut Tiki is something between cake and brownie….it’s gooey and loaded with good
amount of chopped walnuts….served with generous scoop of Vanilla Ice cream. It
was a heavenly dessert to me….There was a complimentary Tiki Bowl drink from
the restaurant…which you can see in the pics…
was prompt and the food was served neatly. Warm greetings from attentive and
knowledgeable staff made an excellence service team. Chosen ingredients, mostly
imported from US…..fine quality food products and good hygiene is maintained…these
key features kept them running in the business.
want to steal sometime with your loved ones or on planning an business meet or
just planning to hang out with your buddies on weekends…then this could be the
place…a place where you can sit back, relax, absorb the surroundings and feel
the island mood…a place where time stops and memories are made….Food was good,
ambience was very good, servings were very good, décor is something different
and unique which you will love at sight….the décor takes you on joy ride of
inland world….fair value for your money…The USB of the restaurant is the good
ambiance…. An average for two may come around RS.2, 500 /- drinks & taxes
extra. So now you know where to hit this weekend with your gang…isn’t it…? Do
drop by to feel the tiki touch island mood….
MONEY: 3 1/2 /5
Blogger Round Table. I really had good time reviewing Trader Vic’s.
DISCLAIMER: This is not an paid review. Review is done by tasting the food all by myself.