Update (14OCT22): If you like what you see in this article, use the promotion code “ChowTraveller20” to get a 10% discount on your DINE-IN food purchase at Chowpati! (EXPIRES: 30NOV22)
I am a huge fan of Indian food, especially the street food style dishes. Normally when I get the craving for it, I’ll head out to Bangkok’s area known as “Little India“. But now that I’ve been introduced to Chowpati (official Facebook page) that may change.
Chowpati offers an extensive menu with 140 different dishes covering the cuisine of India’s northern and southern regions along with Indo-Chinese and Indian-Nepalese fusion dishes. Basically, if you’ve got a craving for Indian street food, they’ve probably got it on their menu!
During our visit, my gal and I tried to get a little something from each menu area. By no means does it come close to even scratching the surface of what Chowpati has to offer. But it ought to give you an idea of how fresh, tasty, and reasonably priced their dishes are. If you’re a fan of Indian fare this article is for you.
Let’s dig in!
Dakshin Se (South Indian)
Southern Indian cuisine is often vegetarian, light, and savory. This is why these dishes are perfect as appetizers for an Indian food feast. For our visit, we chose to kick off the meal with a dish that really got our tastebuds going!
“Vada” are donuts made from black lentils that are deep fried so that they’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This Sambhar Vada (150 baht) dish comes with 2 vada soaking in a spicy lentil soup. Topped with finely chopped red onion and served with a coconut chutney sauce this is a must-try savory treat from Southern India.
Uttar Se (North Indian)
Northern Indian cuisine is famous for its curries as well as its savory street food dishes. We decided to get one of their chef-recommended chaats as a starter and a combo meal to try two of our favorite curries.
Dahi Papri Chaat
“Chaat” translates to “lick, delicacy, or tasting” and dishes with “chaat” in the name signify that they are in the family of street food savory appetizers that are perfect as hors d’oeuvres or appetizers.
This Dahi Papri Chaat (150 baht) hits every tastebud with crispy fried dough wafers, chickpeas, diced potatoes, spices, and pomegranate kernels smothered in creamy yogurt and tangy tamarind sauce, with a drizzle of coriander and mint chutney, and a sprinkling of yellow crunchy sev bits.
It’s a sweet, spicy, and tangy dish that must be experienced!
A good meal deal!
There are just too many delicious Northern Indian curries to choose from on the menu. So my gal and I opted to get a meal combo that included two of our favorite ones to share. The Combo #4 (395 baht) meal offers Lamb Rogan Rosh and Chicken Tikka Masala curries with butter naan bread, fragrant basmati rice, and a sweet Gulab Jamun dessert. The curries were flavorful, perfectly spiced, and with generous chunks of tender meat.
There are 6 different combo meal options, so if you want a quick and complete meal this is a great way to order!
Chowpati offers steamed vegetarian and chicken momos for their Indian-Nepalese dishes. I love momos–steamed, fried, it matters not. But this is the first time I’ve had momos that were from a tandoori. The Chicken Momos Tandoori (150 baht) was delicious with just a hint of smokiness.
I’ve heard it said that everything tastes better fried. I’d argue that everything tastes better from the tandoor. If you’re also a fan of momos you need to try them from the tandoor!
Desi Chinese (Indo-Chinese Fusion)
Indo-Chinese is widely popular as it blends two great cuisines to make some seriously delicious dishes. Though Chowpati offers a wide variety of Indo-Chinese fusion choices on their menu, we opted to get our favorite…
Our favorite dish, Cauliflower Manchurian (195 baht) did not disappoint. The breaded cauliflower is stir-fried and seasoned with a fiery gravy (though you can also order it dry for a little crispier texture). If you want to experience the delicious taste of two food cultures in one bite this is a great way to do it!
A Chat with the Chef and F&B Manager…
During our visit, I had a chance to chat with the F&B Business Development Manager, “Guru” Gurdev Singh Srikhandpur, and Chowpati’s Head Chef, Sunil. Chowpati opened in 2019. It’s named after Chowpati Beach in Mumbai which is famous for its many food hawkers who cater to the locals with a variety of delicious street food.
Chowpati’s goal is to bring those famous street food dishes to Bangkok diners far from Mumbai…
The recipes are authentic with the ingredients specially procured and prepared by a team of Indian master chefs with street food experience led by Chef Sunil. The focus is on freshness, quality, and authenticity. Discerning diners who know how these dishes should taste will not be disappointed!
I’m hungry. Where is it?
Chowpati is located on Sukhumvit Soi 13 past the Trendy Building on the ground floor of 15 Sukhumvit Residences with free parking available on the 3rd floor. There’s plenty of seating and tables to accommodate groups big and small or even solo diners wanting a quick fix for their Indian street food cravings.
Their extensive menu, delicious dishes made to order with fresh high-quality ingredients, and reasonable prices in the Sukhumvit area make this a great place to explore Indian street food! Follow their Facebook page to see special deals, discounts, and events.
BONUS: As a special reward for Chow Traveller readers, use the promo code “ChowTraveller20” and receive a 10% discount on DINE-IN food orders until November 30th, 2022!
I want to hear from you!
Should you decide to experience Chowpati, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below, directly to me, or via message on either the Chow Traveller Facebook page or Chow Traveller Instagram (and feel free to like/follow these pages if you want to learn about more about the foodie gems I find). However you choose to reach out, I’d love to hear from you!