|Asmi Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Pattaya|
Asmi Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Pattaya
|Asmi Indian Veg Restaurant Pattaya|
The restaurant is small and their menu is compact too. There are the South Indian basics - Idli, vada, dosa, and uttapam which are priced between 90 and 170 THB. And then there are North Indian snacks like pakora, paneer tikka, samosa, etc., priced between 90 and 190 THB, eight varieties of soup priced between 110 and 130 THB, about 30 varieties of vegetarian curries mostly priced around 160 THB which is very reasonable pricing by Pattaya standards, Indian breads starting at 25 THB for chapati and going up to 100 THB for paneer kulcha, rice preparations priced from 70 THB to 200 THB, a bit of Indo-Chinese stuff like noodles/rice, etc. priced between 140 and 200 THB, tea with milk for 30 THB, masala chai for 40 THB, and a plain lassi for 100 THB. I find these prices ok, not too high. The prices are all-inclusive, no added tax and no service charge. It is a good thing when you compare the pricing of Asmi with some of the over-priced Indian restaurants in Pattaya that love to add tax and service charge to their already inflated bills.
What I could not find in Asmi's menu was my favourite Indian combo - chhole bhature. Maybe I missed it or maybe it was not there at all. Hope they add it to the menu.
|Paneer Dosa - Asmi Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Pattaya|
Because there was no chhole bhature, I ordered a paneer dosa (150 THB) and it was good value. The sambar-chutney tasted real Sough Indian, the dosa was crisp, and the stuffing was a surprise. The menu had both paneer masala dosa and paneer dosa. The staff told me that the paneer dosa will have only paneer and no potato. The paneer was there alright and a good quantity but it was raw paneer. Not fried or spiced. In some Indian restaurants, the paneer stuffing is like a paneer bhurji. But even with the plain paneer and the spicy chutney-sambar, the taste of this dosa was good and the price was right.
The staff - two young ladies - were quick to keep a water bottle and a glass on my table after I ordered my dosa. I did not want to pay for the water so they took it back but only after showing a bit of an attitude. It was not at all professional. The 500ml water bottle was not too expensive, 15 THB actually, but I feel they need not force anyone to buy water bottles. Still it was better than what Chotivala had done when I went to their restaurant. They added the cost of a water bottle to my bill when none was ordered or served. I guess this 10 THB profit on a water bottle seems to matter to restaurants.
Asmi have an opportunity with them because of their quality and right pricing of the food. I just hope that they sort out the service issues fast.
|Posted by Narinder Singh|