Sukhumvit’s Indian favorite Rang Mahal launches its first tasting menu

A longtime Indian favorite moves on to fine dining with a 26th floor view.

While some foodies know Rang Mahal for its a la carte dishes or its brunch with Mexicano Restaurante Autentico, the two-decade-old restaurant recently launched its first tasting menu that puts a gourmet twist on its usual fare with six dishes created by the chief. Lukinder Patyal.

Instead of labeling the dishes “appetizers” or “main dishes”, Rang Mahal dubs them each on his to-do menu based on their flavor sources and cooking styles. It starts with Street, a crisp-looking dish of puffed rice surrounded by a beet sauce. Don’t be fooled by the vibrant colors: the first bite brings a surprisingly tangy delicacy thanks to the spiced yogurt mousse stuffed inside.

Street (puffed rice, spicy yogurt mousse, beet reduction) at Rang Mahal. Photo: Coconut Bangkok

Another memorable dish is the seafood dish Sea, in which a banana wrap unveils velvety pieces of snow fish with mustard sauce. The next serving is a hearty mid-dinner indulgence named after a Kerala-style curry, Meleewhere king prawn swims in a creamy coconut sauce to be eaten with rice chutney powder.

Sea (snowfish, mustard, cucumber salad) at Rang Mahal. Photo: Coconut Bangkok

While the old seafood dishes lean heavily on South Indian flavors, the menu veers northwest to the magical state of Rajasthan for Grounda Tandoori lamb chop served with crispy flakes and mashed potatoes on the side. The tasting menu ends with Sweet, a very delicate milk cake with the heady and fragrant flavor of saffron.

Terre (lamb, baby potato mash) at Rang Mahal. Photo: Coconut Bangkok

The tasting menu is priced at THB 1,999 per person and is only available from Thursday to Sunday.

Rang Mahal is open from 6pm to 11pm daily on the 26th floor of the Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok on Soi Sukhumvit 18.

Moilee (king prawn, coconut sauce, rice chutney powder) at Rang Mahal. Photo: Coconut Bangkok
Sweet (milk and saffron cake) at Rang Mahal. Photo: Coconut Bangkok
A view of the Rang Mahal. Photo: Coconut Bangkok
A view of the Rang Mahal. Photo: Coconut Bangkok

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