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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Hugs and Kisses-> From Auntie Fung's

Auntie Fung is a vivacious person who loves to eat, share her recipes and her travel experiences. This place is built around the concept of this fictional and welcoming person, who likes to share her love for traditional Asian recipes. A wide variety of south-east Asian food and warm loving hosts ensured a fabulous dinner.

Located smack opposite the Ramaiah College entrance on New BEL Road, this place is right on the main road and is hard to miss.

The décor is well in line with the theme of Auntie Fung’s. A small, but well-lit space, decorated with various curios and artifacts on one side of the wall, and a set of quirky wall-paintings on one, this place gives you a warm welcome.

F & B:
The curious part about this place is the huge variety of specialty dishes it offers. From Chinese Dimsums to Korean Bulgogi, Thai Curries to Burmese Khowsuey, Indonesian Nasi Goreng to Vietnamese Pho, you will definitely be spoilt for choice. We started off with the Sweet Basil Lemonade, which was not just refreshing but a great palate cleanser as well for the exciting dishes to follow

Stir fried Asian Greens: This dish is never the first choice of most people, probably because it sounds like too bland! However, this one was delightful. Zucchini, shallots, leek and a few other veggies tossed in a light and fragrant sauce.

Wok-Tossed Lotus Stem discs:  Lotus stems are the fleshy white part of the lotus plant which are below water, and they are used in a lot of Asian cuisines, including Indian, Burmese even Chinese. These discs were tangy, crispy (and slightly sticky). The flavors were spot on!

Kung Pao Tofu: This was another well-made dish. Soft and fresh tofu, tossed with bell-peppers in a tangy and spicy Kung Pao sauce.

Chicken Yakitori: Japanese dishes are always interesting in the way the flavors are so delicately balanced. This one was no different. Chicken chunks tossed in honey-soy and served on skewers. Simple and delicious!
Wasabi Prawn Tempura: Batter-fried prawns served with a lovely wasabi-mayo dip. This is a lovely snack to have (and I would have loved a cold beer to go with this one!)

Drunken Lollypop: Another classic alcohol pairing option, this one was a great rendition of a classic. Deep-Fried chicken lollipops with a tangy aftertaste, loved this one!

Nam Prik Pork: Pork is a meat which invites a lot of taboo, and I was one of the few to try this one. I generally like my pork spicy, and this was had a good dose of chili and a hint of lime, and a great way to get to your main course!

Burmese Khowsuey: Khowsueys are very temperamental dishes, and to achieve the perfect balance in this dish requires a tried and tested recipe and fresh ingredients. This variation of Khowsuey was a slightly different version that what we are used to having, but the balance in this dish was truly divine and I really enjoyed slurping on this one.

Vietnamese Pho: Vietnamese places generally feature Pho as a prime attraction, and why not. It is a lovely, wholesome, healthy and delicious dish. The perfect comfort food! While I would have preferred a single(steak-like) piece of meat in my broth, this version had shredded chicken pieces. The flavors were spot-on though.

We finished off our meal with a lovely(though run-of-the-mill) daarshan (crispy-fried flat noodles tossed in honey) with vanilla ice-cream. I would love if this place has a few more dessert variations though.
Auntie Fung's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Verdict: Authentic Flavors, reasonable pricing and warm service, this place has a lot going for it, and is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area!

Abhishek Chatterji / Author & Editor

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