48East – Gourmet Asian Meal at your doorsteps
Over the last decade, I have traveled widely in Asia for work and pleasure. During my visits , I have been amazed by the culinary richness of the Asian culinary scene, be it pan-asian , or middle-eastern, central asian and even our very own Indian cuisine.The Asian food has always charmed the taste buds around of world. With so many cultural influx, the whole of Asia has become the melting pot of culture and food, spreading the message of unity in diversity.
Recently I was told by my friend , a well-known foodie to try the 48EAST as I was looking for recommendation for good authentic delivery food that I could relish in the comfort of my home especially after hectic day at work in Bangalore.
“48East represents the 48 different Asian countries and serves South Asia, South East Asia, Central & East Asia & Middle Eastern cuisines through weekly menu.”
Luckily for us, their Bellandur outlet wasn’t far away and hence we decided to order from there.Since both of us are die-hard Dim sum fan, we were delighted to see the four dim sums options and ordered the Uzbek Manti, the ground meat delicacy from Uzbekistan, the BBQ Chicken Bao along with the vegetarian Pok choy mushroom dumpling and Spinach and golden garlic dim sums.
The entire dim sum affair was surprisingly sumptuous beyond our expectations.Let me confess here that our past tryst with other food delivery platforms has not been so pleasant.
“Wish we had ordered more of them” – was our unison feeling after having these delectable dumplings varieties.
From the salads section, we tried the dishes from perhaps two extreme and opposite corner of Asia, the Bulgogi chicken salad from Korea along with middle-eastern Tabbouleh. Since this was my first stint with the korean salad, I would not be able to comment on its authenticity but it was indeed tasteful for our liking.Among the starters, I went with my friend’s choice as he wanted to try Tamatar – tulsi ka murgh sula and the Bean & cheese Kibbeh ,my old time favorite since my gulf days. The Murgh sulas were succulently delicious served with pudina curd dip and onion roundel salad.
Finally we wrapped up our meal with the lip-smacking dessert – Mango Srikhand Crumble Jar – the classical sweetened Indian style yoghurt with a refreshing citrus orange twist of orange with a delicious crumble, served in a jar.
Orange Shrikhand Crumble Jar (pic courtesy 48East)
Their offerings are quite extensive with array of Asian dishes being served from their weekly changing menu. The portioning is good and decently priced too. The Dim sums are unmissable , and I look forward to try other dumplings from their kitchen. The mains and starters are delectable with hint of fusion in some of them. Overall , the best bet when it comes to ordering food online in Bangalore right now.