Leading Asian restaurant operator Mango Tree Worldwide has introduced its newest and hottest culinary concept to India by launching Mango Chili restaurant in Bengaluru, the major southern metropolis.
Located at the Forum Shantiniketan Mall, in the upmarket Whitefield, Mango Chili Bangalore celebrated its grand opening on 5 July 2019 with a glittering launch party attended by approximately 180 guests, including prominent food critics and bloggers.
This new restaurant will focus on serving authentic Thai street food in a stylish and social setting. Indian diners will be transported back to the bustling streets of Bangkok, with bright and bold interiors featuring modern artworks and fun décor, including a Thai tuk-tuk.
Indoor and outdoor seating is available, including hanging rattan cocoon chairs. Guests can order dishes to take away. The store will be operated by HMSHost International, leading provider of food and beverage locations at high-traffic locations worldwide.
“We are very excited to introduce our Mango Chili concept to India. Bangalore is a dynamic metropolis with a youthful population and our new Thai street food concept will satisfy the growing Indian appetite for contemporary and convenient cuisine, especially among millennial diners. With its prime position on Whitefield Main Road and high footfall, the Forum Shantiniketan Mall is the perfect setting for Mango Chili Bangalore, and we look forward to becoming the destination of choice for Bangalore’s new generation of diners,” said Trevor MacKenzie, Mango Tree’s Global Managing Director.
Walter Seib, CEO of HMSHost International, said: “We are delighted to open the first Mango Chili Thai Café in Bengaluru. HMSHost International is creating new food destinations by working with inspiring global brands and introducing new food concepts around the world. The partnership with Mango Tree enables us to grant our guests in Bengaluru the experience of an authentic Thai restaurant concept.”
The Mango Chili menu combines classic Thai flavours with playful presentation. Guests can choose from a series of signature Thai grilled meats, such as marinated chicken, satay sticks and sai oua sausage with signature sauces, plus stir-fried dishes like phad ga-phraow (minced chicken with basil and chili) and phad Thai (noodles with tofu and beansprouts) and Thailand’s famously spicy salads, soups and curries, including som tam (papaya salad), tom yum goong (spicy and sour shrimp soup) and gaeng khiew wahn gai (green curry with chicken).
A wide range of appetisers, side dishes and vegetarian options are also available.
For dessert, guests can cool off with the traditional taste of Thai ice cream, just like they serve at Bangkok’s bustling Chatuchak Market, or discover the fresh flavour of sweet ripe mango with Thai-style sticky rice.
According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), 1.5 million Indian travellers visited the “Land of Smiles” last year, and that figure is expected to continue rising in 2019. This means that huge numbers of Indians – including many millennial travellers and young families – are now experiencing authentic Thai cuisine while on holiday and want to enjoy the same flavours when they return home. Mango Chili Bangalore will allow Indian customers to savour the true taste of Thai street food, both at home and abroad.
Mango Chili Bangalore becomes the company’s second outlet in India, following the award-winning Mango Tree Mumbai. It also marks the official introduction of the Mango Chili brand to India, which comes shortly after the brand’s launch in China. This reflects Mango Tree Worldwide’s commitment on catering to affluent and adventurous diners in the world’s two most populous nations.
Mango Tree Worldwide now operates approximately 70 restaurant outlets around the globe and is aiming to expand its global portfolio to 100 restaurants worldwide by 2025.