Taiki, Bangalore

Well, Taiki is one of the very few places or probably the only place in Bangalore serving authentic Japanese and Korean food that I have come across. I regret not discovering this delicious place earlier while living in Indiranagar all this time. But as they say better late than never.

I had a delightful brunch at Taiki. To kill the thirst we started off with some mocktails, “Green Beauty”, “Bride of Paradise”, “Jungle Cooler”, and one “Virgin Pina Colada”. The mocktails aren’t their area of expertise but they are at least loaded with fresh fruit pulp. For the starters, I had a plate of “Shichuan Chilli Fish”, a “Crabstick Sushi” and a “Raw Mango Sushi”. I absolutely loved their Sushis and will highly recommend it. The flavors were blended so perfectly. I tried three of their “Bao Buns” (the buns were so fluffy and freshly baked), one “Exotic Mushroom”, a “Chicken Katsu” (I felt it had more than required quantity of soya flavor), and a “Lamb Bulgogi” (It was crispy and was lovable for my tastebuds).

The soups I had were “Tom Yum”- Tangy Thai soup with lemongrass, galangal, and prawns, it was more like a tomato soup with chunks of Prawns. I enjoyed the “Tom Kha Soup”- Thai soup with coconut cream base and chicken, it was delicious till the last slurp.  In the main course, I savored a “Thai Green Rice Pot”- chicken cooked in coconut curry and served with rice. Well, I’m an admirer of coconut flavor in food. I also had a “Thai Prawn Pot”, a Thai curry served with rice and topped with two pieces of deliciously beautiful prawns. A veg noodles bowl was also served, had the coconut base in the broth, so I might be biased for loving it equally.

Sigh! No good meal has ever ended without a dessert. I had a “Blueberry Cheesecake”, a “Date & Chocolate Cigar Rolls”, a “Green Macha French Crepe” (I never thought of this version of crepes) and a “Crispy Chocolate Noodles & Ice Cream”. What actually deserves a special mention is their “Bingsu”, a popular Korean shaved ice dessert with sweet toppings. I tried a Litchi Bingsu, this was something new for me and I enjoyed it.

The ambiance here is very lively. A pre-booked table is recommended here as during the rush hours this place gets jam-packed. They have smartly utilized the small space for the cafe. I can’t wait to visit this place yet again!

Taiki at a glance:-

Food:  5/5

Service:  4/5

Ambiance: 4/5

Value for money: 5/5

Overall: 5/5

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