Plum by Bent chair – eat the (Asian) food, ditch the furniture!
Asian haven – Baos, Dimsum, Sushi et al
A novel concept (at least in Mumbai) of an Asian restaurant that also doubles up as a lifestyle store. You can buy anything you see at Plum by Bent Chair! 100ft boutique restaurant in Bangalore has a similar concept. Be prepared for some really uncomfortable seating though as lounge chairs and sofas double up for dining chairs. The mismatched furniture adds a quirky look to the place. The windows along the length of the restaurant let in a lot of natural light which feels almost theatrical. The photo-shoot with a 7 feet tall model in an exotic gown added to the glamour quotient. I wish they would lose all the artificial plants suspended from the ceiling which make the place cave-like. Enough said about the decor and on to the food!
Truffle makes the world go round
Squirting fish croquettes
O Sushi queue, baby I love you
Truffle yet again!
Okay, I have to admit that my obsession with truffles borders on mania. That’s why I could not pass on the Truffle Shimizu fried rice. Jasmine fried rice, mushrooms and truffle infused scrambled eggs – great choice again. Subtle flavours that went well with the Toban chilli seafood that we ordered as our main dish.
Reason to be back?
So many sections of the menu yet to be sampled. The small plates, bento boxes (like a Japanese thali), the baos and of course systematically working our way through the sushi menu. The novel Nutella Uramaki sushi alone should be worthy of multiple revisits
During the course of the meal, you will figure that it’s your back that bends and not the spoon, sorry chair! If you are willing to put up with some discomfort for some great Asian food, then beat a path to Plum by Bent chair.