It may look like your average neighbourhood eating joint, but Tao-Asian Kitchen is anything but! The creative heads of Tao felt that the city of Nagpur has a lot of vegetarian population but not very many vegetarian places that offer good vegetarian food with a twist. The Asian style interiors of this place, which opened its doors to the public on December 25th 2018, instantly evoke an image of serenity and tranquil calm. With most of us engrossed in a fast-paced urban lifestyle, a place like Tao(path)helps immensely when we come back home to an abode that’s peaceful and allows us to escape this never ending madness.
One popular misconception is that Asian décor is bereft of any vivid and vibrant hues, while in reality the truth is exactly the opposite! Be it their colourfully curated furniture or an eclectic mix of hues when it comes to their dishes and cutlery, this place oozes energy that is vibrant yet serene.Taois equipped with a visually spellbinding veranda and a lawn, which not only renders the whole place beautiful and green but also majestic. Balance is often the key defining aspect of an Asian theme and Tao does it exceptionally well.
Tao proudly boasts of a menu that is strictly vegetarian. Yes! You heard it right. And No! It’s not boring! Chef KP whips some really delectable Dragon Sushi which is to die for. The Wasabi root dipthat comes along with it is drool worthy!The restaurant sources its own exotic vegetables directly from the farm and serves 4 different types of Mushrooms. The exotic vegetables on their menu features, asparagus, snow peas, edamame, lotus stems, bamboo shoots, enoki, oyster, shiitake and morel mushrooms. A treat for mushroom lovers! They have a wide array of sauces to go with these vegetables and the chef goes an extra mile to make sure that you get what you want and how you want it. The Tao Chimney Pot is must try soup with vegetables and glass noodles and it is served in a custom designed chimney pot. Slurp Slurp! Do not miss their broccoli dumplings, scrumptious water chestnuts and shan don rice, which is a crowd pleaser and you’ll end up licking it clean.
- Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Want to quench your thirst in a pleasant sober way?Try Tao’sThai Iced Tea and Coffee. And for all those mocktail lovers, try their Fouxrangina– which is a mix of orange juice and sprite.Talk about ingenuity, and they have something called as Pan Mojito.An interesting take on Mojito but with gulukand and crushed betel leaves.The non-alcoholic Sangria that they serve is the most popular says Tao’s manager Amit Chopkar.We tried to nudge him for the recipe but he said “it’s an in house secret”, with a twinkle in his eyes. And just when you think ifthat’s all? Tao surprises you with their non-alcoholic shots. Kamikaze(lemon based, sweet and sour shots) and Toro-Rojo (red bull based shots) are super trendy.
Amit Chopkar says that, the veranda and the lawn are a great addition to their property. It’s a great add on featureto engage the kids since they can play and have fun outside while the parents dine in peace.
If you’re in and around the Orange city, let the food do the talking for once. We bet you’ll say let’s chow at Tao!