In November 2014, three young entrepreneurs – Nikhil Rochlani, Sachet Shah and Yash Chandiramani decided to revolutionize the fast food culture in the city with the launch of Go Panda. An Oriental QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) that serves lip-smacking Asian food with an Indian twist is a cutely done up 20-seater restaurant in Lokhandwala. Dine in or take-away to enjoy a quick Pan-Asian experience.
With a simple menu, Go Panda promises a riot of flavours. Pick from a wide range of soups, bite-sized panda delights, sandwiches, pot meals that are actually served in earthen clay pots and more. Their portions comfortably serve two people and each dish tastes better than the other. With Go Panda, one can relish good food at a reasonable price without compromising on quality.
What I tried:
– Chicken Tom Kha Soup
– Asian Barbecue Fish
– Phathimlai Chicken
– Lamb Sloppy Joe Sandwich
– Vietnamese Smoked Chicken Sandwich
– Fish in Mustard Sauce with Rice
– Chicken Burmese Khao Suey
– Chicken Panang Curry with Steamed Rice
What impressed me:
– Tom Kha Soup is a coconut based Thai speciality – highly recommended. The aromatic herbs and spices used in the soup were enough to cast a spell on me
– Asian Barbecue Fish and Phathimlai Chicken, part of their Panda Delights were soft, flavourful and medium spicy
– Lamb Sloppy Joe and the Vietnamese Smoked Chicken Sandwich are definitely a must-try. You can taste the Oriental influence with every bite. At first, I was curious to know what this would taste like. But by the end of my sandwich, I couldn’t get over the delicious taste. It can totally pass off as a meal by itself as it is quite filling and is served with fries on the side
– Fish in Mustard Sauce with Rice is pan-fried Basa fish cooked in pungent mustard sauce. Being a fan of the latter, I absolutely relished this dish. It had a strong flavour of mustard and is surely worth trying only if you like the mustard sauce.
– Chicken Burmese Khao Suey was infused with tantalizing flavours that were indeed satisfying
– Chicken Panang Curry was a fragrant, tangy and medium spicy gravy served with steamed rice. For those of you who don’t know, Panang Curry, originally known as Phanaeng Curry is a very famous curry in Thailand and Northern Malaysia that is supposed to be eaten with steamed rice. It is milder than other spicier Thai curries and has a subtle tangy flavour.
At the end of my meal I only wished Go Panda had an outpost in my area. I would love to relish their delicious food while watching a TV show, match or movie on the couch, at home. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and would surely recommend it for a quick take-away.
Grenville Building Shop No 7,
Near Mala Tower,
Mumbai – 400 053.
12pm to 11.30pm