Recently visited One Degree East Cafe, located in Santushti Shopping Arcade in Chanakyapuri, Delhi. Already this arcade is famous because of Diggin - a well-known cafe/ eatery for Italian Cuisine.
Now with the addition of one more cafe in this area, it would be tough for customers/foodies to pick a good dining experience, though comparing both would not be appropriate...since One Degree East cafe is primarily a Thai & Chinese cuisine restaurant
One Degree East Cafe is also easily accessible.If one wishes to avoid driving his / her own vehicle , then metro is definitely a good option The nearest metro stations are Jor Bagh( Yellow Line) & Sarojini Nagar( Pink Line) or maybe use an OLA or an Uber to reach.
This tiny cafe is decorated very nicely & looks quite decent Also one of the shelves near the billing counter has a few artefacts kept. The entrance to the cafe is perfect for clicking ' Insta-worthy' photos
We decided to settle with a menu that Manager Naveen and the Chef had chosen would be best for us to have a comprehensive and wholesome experience of what the restaurant has to offer, with a specific eye on Thai cuisine. And boy were we glad.
Firstly, we were served One Degree East Cafe's Signature Lemonade (Rs.180) which was a mixture of lemon syrup, soda, cumin powder, mint leaves and this had a unique taste. The taste was not like the fresh lime soda which we are used to.
Next, we were served, Yam Phak Krob (Rs.380) which were crispy mixed vegetables in a tangy lime, sweet and chilli dressing. To be honest, we didn't like it, as the sweetness level was on a higher side. The manager told us this dish is the most selling one and majorly consumed by ladies.
Post this we were served Kai Krob ( Rs.450) & Shangai Spicy Chicken Dimsum (Rs.390).
The Kai Krob were fried shredded chicken tossed in exotic Thai Chili paste with spring onion. This is another unique recipe on their food menu, and the chicken was perfectly crunchy.
The Shangai Spicy Chicken dimsum is a must to try out. One plate of dimsum had 6 pc and very very juicy. Along with the dimsums, three varieties of dips were served - Black Bean Sauce, the red chilli sauce and the garlic sauce.
After having these three starters, we were served Chicken Haka Noodles(Rs.480) & Pla Lad Phirk (Rs.690) which was the last course of our gastronomic journey with One Degree East Cafe.
The Pla Lad Phirk were medium sized crispy sole fish ( very luscious ) cooked with chilli sauce, and exotic Thai Herbs and the chicken Haka Noodles were tasted average.
We would recommend One Degree East Cafe to everyone... especially if one is keen to experience some more variety since the menu has some very interesting items The staff also needs a special mention- were quite warm & knowledgeable.
Cost of Dining for 2 people is Rs 2000/- & is certainly worth every rupee spent.