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Croquettes to Thai Corn Cake - stories from the street

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ASLAM GAFOOR
Published Aug 30, 2019, 2:00 am IST
Updated Aug 30, 2019, 2:00 am IST
There is limited outdoor seating overlooking the street from where you can soak in namma Bengaluru’s pleasant weather with your food
The menu at the restaurant will keep changing regularly to suit the produce available during the seasons.
 The menu at the restaurant will keep changing regularly to suit the produce available during the seasons.

A chic, cosy dining destination, Street Storyss is the latest addition to Indiranagar’s foodie neighbourhoods. Bathed in cool shades of blue on white, funky decor elements and an international  vegetarian menu, this is a refreshing space for lunch, dinner and those in-between times. From Fafdas with Apple Chutney to Burmese Cucumber Salad and from customised Palak Patta Chaat to Chukunder Murabba Croquettes, this is global, fusion and a modern take on food with distinctive combinations and lovely, Instagram-worthy presentations

The brainchild of restauranteur Akshay Luthria, the menu at Street Storyss celebrates the sheer vastness of street food found across the corners of South East Asia, including India. Celebrity chefs Tarun Sibal and Nishant Choubey have curated the vegetarian dishes inspired by their travels around the globe. Take for instance the Avocado Mousse with Papdi and Raw Mango Salsa, just the perfect crunch of the local papdi with creamy avocado and the sweet, spicy and sour punch from the salsa. Or, the Pan Fried Dimsum of mushroom, asparagus and water chest with a dipping of a hot Naga chilli sauce.

 

As chef Nishant explains, “The menu brings a lot of newness to street food which has not been given due credit in restaurants, especially the South East Asian cuisine. Given the abundance of vegetarian ingredients, we have ensured to bring in an ever-changing menu depending on the seasons of the year”. Some of the dishes which have already hit the charts are the Compressed Watermelon Lychee Salad, Thai Corn Cake, Motichoor Ladoo Spring Rolls and Frozen Gulkand Kheer with Rose Petals.

Akshay is not new to the restaurant business. His earlier venture, Sindh Kitchen is going strong serving hearty Sindhi fare with mom Vandana Luthria’s home recipes. Not surprising, some of our all-time favourite Sindhi dishes have made way to the menu at Street Storyss such as the comforting Dal Pakwaan, tangy Sindhi Kadhi with Aloo Tuk and breakfast dish Koki with yoghurt and pickle.

Designed by Prajay Alva, the decor in this 50-seater restaurant exudes a bright and cheerful atmosphere with tufted fabric sofas, reclaimed wood communal dining table, golden trumpet pendant lights, wall art graffiti, stone serveware and several spots of breathable greens. There is limited outdoor seating overlooking the street from where you can soak in namma Bengaluru’s pleasant weather with your food

In the South-East Asian selection, you can find Som Tam Mango and Raw Papaya Salad, Khao Suey with Maggi Noodles, Nasi Goreng with Kappa Chips and Black Bean, Ramen Peanut Butter Curry and Soya Chaap Bao among other specials.

For drinks, I particularly liked the Kokum Masala Thums Up where the tumbler was lined with chilli powder for that extra zing. Then there is Oats and Banana Lassi with Salted Caramel, Brown Sugar and an invigorating Orange and Kafir Lime cooler. There is no alcohol.

The menu at the restaurant will keep changing regularly to suit the produce available during the seasons. Here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer: Jamun Kombucha, Amaranth Crusted Sweet Potato Seekh, Bunny Chow with Smoked Pumpkin Chowder andParsnip Bhaji with Pav. Also, on the cards is a high tea menu where you can linger aimlessly with petite sweets, savouries and a 2-litre chai kettle.

Vegetarian food is witnessing a rising popularity and Street Storyss is just the place to visit with family and friends over a leisurely vegetarian dining experience..

— Aslam Gafoor is a Bengaluru based hospitality professional, food lover and travel enthusiast

Street Storyss, Srinivasan Towers, Opp. Thomsun Music, Double Road, Indiranagar
Timing: 12 noon to 11 pm
Average price for two: `1,300++

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