In fact, Bawarchi is celebrating 20 years this year. Bawarchi is also the Number 1 Indian Restaurant in Bangkok on Tripadvisor (we checked on 24 June). We visited their flagship restaurant to find out what drives their success.
Located in President Tower, Bawarchi is one floor below the main lobby of Intercontinental Hotel, an easy walk from BTS Skytrain Chit Lom, which is just 1 stop from Siam on the Sukhumvit Line. The hostess guided us in and our Indian odyssey began.
We started with the classic Achari Murgh Tikka - a plateful of boneless chicken, marinated in a myriad of spices before it was brought to perfection in the tandoor. We also sampled the fish equivalent - their signature Ajwani Mahi Tikka.
Moving on, Rogan Josh was presented to us. A recipe from Kashmir - the way the spices came together is hard to put words to, and the lamb was fork tender. Dip the naan bread into it and savor away. Or, have spoonfuls of that amazing gravy like what we did… occasionally sharing the moment with some saffron flavoured Basmati Rice.
We saw many tables around us having the same butter chicken, so Bawarchi definitely is doing it right. For us, the evening was flawlessly executed. There was even applause for the live ghazal singer. We were told he has been singing here for over 16 years, now that’s something.
We also sampled their prawn biryani and decided another visit is required to try more dishes (their marinated overnight whole leg of lamb comes to mind). In our chat with their manager, we discovered that Bawarchi is also the 6th best restaurant on Tripadvisor for the entire city of Bangkok! For all Indian food lovers out there, this is surely a must visit.
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