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“Tajness !!!”
Review of Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree
Ranked #9 of 369 Restaurants in Candolim
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Ambience:300year old banyan tree stands in all its glory.Large,expansive out-door seating with sounds of water running along in beautiful landscape and geese strolling around.Wht more cud u ask for.Inside seating u are transported to thailand.
Staff:Courteous,attentive.Well-versed with every course pf meal laid at the table.
Chef:The ex-pat chef devong teases and tingles ur taste-buds from sweet and spicy to hot and tangy.U just dont want to leave.
Amouse-bouche:The best crispy-fried wonton.Super crispy and delicious.No need for any dipping sauce.Its had honey-chilli sauce layered at the bottom.
Tomyum Soup: Flavoured with garlic,galangal,chilli,soy.The fiery-soup stops u in your toes and makes u have one spoon too many.Oodles of vegetables jumping in each spoonful of goodness.
Rawpapayasalad:This is light-healthy fantastic salad,spiced with red bird-eye chilli,garnish of peanuts and tang from lemon.An explosion of flavours!
Tofu in garlic pepper:Beancurd a healthy option for all.The garlicky sauce is sticky and slightly sweet & the pepper just a hint hits u at the end.It wud perfectly go with bubble-tea
Crispy fried water-chestnut:
This is a dish i have learned to like only if its wow,which was wow for me.Chillibase with chillioil with garlic and hint of ketchup add the required element of punch and the dressing of seasame oil is bare minimal which takes it to another level of yumminess.Dusted in corn flour the deep-fried
Phad thai noodles:The most famous thai noodle dish.I am a noodle doodle.The sauce is savoury,spicy,tangy,sweet.
Exotic vegetables(Phadphak):This is light,healthy stir fry with wholesome vegetables.The flavours burst out with palm sugar,redchilli and oyster sauce.
Green thai curry(gaengkiewwarn(ji):This is holy goodness of creamy velvety curry with all asian fresh herbs ground to a finepaste with first extract of coconut milk with a Medley of exotic vegetables.Words cannot describe how amazing the flavours are.
Jasminestickyrice(khaommali):Authentic thai.Perfectly fluffy.The grains are glutenous.Its sticky it contains zero amylose and amlopectin making it sticky.
Tubtim-grob:Made with coconut milk most popular with thai hot weather.The red-pink jewels are waterchestnuts covered with tapoica flour fried and served with sweetened coconut milk.
Pricefactor:1000++ plus head
Should u visit?If u want authentic thai,its all here.
Happy Eating!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank eattravelbliss
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

Food, staff ( PRABHAT, SONU AND PASSANG) and service was great, enjoyed each and every food order a lot.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank rajmed
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Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

I loved the food and the the waiter sonu was also very friendly… I also liked the dining experience.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank shivohum1
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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

First get there and you are blown away with the beauty and tranquility of the place. The banyan tree itself is beautiful! The food was just as good as the scenery, best food in Candolim, slightly pricey but you definitely pay for what you get! Our servers Sonu and prabhat were amazing and very attentive. Especially Sonu! Absolutely must try the tub timgrob water chestnut dessert... was incredible!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tsimmo1
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Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

A lovely evening at one of the finest restaurants of Taj.

Serene spa kind of ambience that pulled me inside the restaurant. The Bantan tree is breathtaking. The table next to Banyan tree is what you should try to get, we were not lucky enough.

The complimentary thai styled crispy cashews with honey set the perfect mood for a perfect dinner.
Most vegetarian appetizers in the menu were deep fried. We wanted something that's healthy and tasty and chef obliged us with Silken specially made for us. It just melted in mouth. Fried rice and veges in black bean sauce was nicely cooked. Servings were of good size. We were too full for desserts so will have to come again.

Must try: Those who don't mind fried stuff, must try the spring rolls. And the silken tofu too.

Service: well trained, soft spoken staff and very warm and welcoming service. Chef checked personally if everything was as per our need.

On Fridays, they set up an in house Goa style market which is next to the Banyan tree. It was fun to walk around and shop souvenirs, handicrafts, traditional jewellery and spices.

Will surely visit again, next time I'm here.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Prof_Parul_Shah
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