Only once in a long while, does something as extraordinary as PA PA YA happen to the restaurant industry, and when it does, it wows and dazzles you like no other can. And it offers something so unique and superior, that all your senses are touched and the experience becomes a memorable one and the place deserves to be called your favourite.
It’s astonishing how Zorawar Kalra manages to come up with a novel and innovative concept every year, and it keeps getting better and better. And I’m certainly waiting for the next venture, wondering how it can get better than this. PA PA YA is all about pan asian cuisine, and the stand out dish being the remarkable and truly delectable classic and modern sushis. But first of all, the ambiance is inviting, friendly and full of life. The high ceiling enables you to look up straight at the moon, the beautiful interiors, the open kitchen, the magnificent bar, it all adds up just perfectly. Topped with the extraordinary humble service, you’re sure ready for the ride. The food is out of the world and if you’re not heading out to PA PA YA right now, you’re surely missing something!
My first rendezvous with PA PA YA was in Mumbai, when it was about a month old, and even then I was blown away. And this time, in Delhi, I liked it even better!
I tried the following dishes on my recent visit:
Sautéed leeks, water chestnuts dimsums: The dimsum wrappers were infused in beetroot, giving a wonderful colour and the flavours were great.
Avocado Sushi: The sushi was bang on, quite palatable.
Asparagus Sushi: Probably my favourite sushi of the meal. And also the best sushi I have had till date. (Of course, only for vegetarians)
Avocado Mango Sushi: Although it’s usually crab and mango, avocado was a pretty good options too.
Sushi Burger: First of all, it looked great and second it tasted even better.
Beer Battered Tacos: The tacos were unique and absolutely delicious. The taco batter was the highlight and the filling was amazing too.
Thai Curry: With the addition of cherry tomatoes and brussels sprouts, the thai curry was out of the world and nothing like I’d ever seen before. Hats off to the chef for such amazing finds.
Banana Split 5 Ways: A combination of banana cake, sweet banana chips, strawberry and banana ice cream, a caramel and some nuts and berries, this dessert was complete and well balanced and tasted heavenly!
Overall, I had the most incredible experience!