Benjarong hosts Laana food festival in Chennai
Benjarong hosts Laana food festival for the first time in Chennai
A million reasons to indulge yourself with Benjarong’s Laana dishes
Chennai, 21st January, 2015: Benjarong, a famous Thai restaurant is hosting the Ancient Tales of Laana- Laana food festival for the first time in its outlet at No. 146 TTK Road. The festival can be relished by one and all from the 23rd of January till the 8th of February.
The word Laana means ‘million rice fields’ which depicts the rich agricultural history of the Northern Thai region. This festival that is indigenous to The Laana Kingdom is characterized by the abundance of flavors and influences. The mountainous terrain allowed its cuisines to develop uniquely with local ingredients having sticky rice and jackfruit as the staple foods.
Keeping in hue with the festivity, Benjarong has designed the Lanna menu exclusively for this occasion. They have introduced a wide range of lip-smacking Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Main Courses and Desserts. They are featuring a variety of mouth-watering appetizers such as Aep Goong (succulent prawns delicately marinated and wrapped in banana leaves and grilled in Lanna style; served with crunchy corn salad),
Gai Yang Som Tam (chicken marinated with spicy red curry paste, grilled and served with raw papaya salad) and many more. To kick start your meal, Benjarong is offering relishing Soups and Salad like Som Tam Fa-Rang (Chiang Mai’s original spicy guava salad with prawns and cashew nuts), Yum Saikrok Hua Bli (smoked and spicy chicken sausage salad with crunchy banana blossom) and others.
The authentic Laana menu also includes the traditional main courses like Kaeng Hang Lay (Ancient Lanna curry with chicken or lamb, pickled garlic, shallots, peanut and ginger, a curry through Indo-Burmese route), Goong Normai Farang Pahd Namprik Noom (succulent prawns tossed with asparagus in roasted lanna green chilli paste), Gai pahd bai Harappa (Succlent morsels of chicken and bok choy cooked with thai red chillies and sweet basil) and many more scrumptious dishes made of rice and noodles.
Gastronomes will be gratified by Benjarong’s handcrafted desserts like Khanun Delight (stewed jackfruit), Khao Niew Lum Yai (sweetened sticky rice with longans and mango ice cream),etc.
Benjarong is located at No. 146 TTK Road, Chennai. Reservations for the Festival can be made at 24322640.
Lunch - 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Dinner - 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Price starting range Rs. 168 onwards
Average meal for two 1500 – 1800 + taxes