I write a ton about Indian food, but the posts usually end up being in the Bangkok Fatty ‘Road Show‘ section where I cover plates from traveling excursions. Today, however, I’d like to switch it up and share a place where you can fix your Indian cravings for things like tandoori, biriyani and a good selection of curries while you’re in Bangkok.
The first time I visited, I wasn’t too adventurous, I just wanted to taste their basic version of tandoori and learn a bit about how it was cooked. However, perhaps the next round I’ll check out one of the other versions of tandoori offered on the menu such as tandoori cheese chicken, tandoori mint chicken, and tandoori orange chicken.
The tender, juicy chicken they served was obviously properly and meticulously prepared in a tandoor oven. This iconic dish is also often a pH test of a restaurant’s ability to master other grilled meats and bread which are made in the same or similar style oven to the tandoor. So if I’m ever here with a group, I’d be curious to explore their kebab selection and opting for the pillowy cheese naan is another clutch choice.
Overall, I left Himali Cha Cha & Sons satisfied I could live a couple of more weeks without booking a flight to India.
Of course, I do have my complaints. For the size of their dining room, the staff while competent, didn’t seem to have the man power to give guests adequate attention. Also their table settings, like their flash website, is a bit outdated and would be well served with an upgrade. Overall though, Himali Cha Cha’s is a great choice if you’re vegetarian or really fancy Northern Indian dishes with lots of options (read: If you’re also a tandoori addict like this fatty.). This isn’t quite a budget eats spot though, expect to spend around 500 baht per head if you’re doing a full spread.
Pro tip: You should be on the lookout for the lunch specials and their thali set options if you’re trying to get the most Punjabi bang for your buck.
Map to Himali Cha Cha and Sons’ Indian Restaurant
Himali Cha Cha & Sons has three locations, the Sukhumvit 31 location I visit is the flagship branch. I’ve also added their Soi Convent branch to the map below. You can find more info on their website at himalichacha.com.
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