in 4rd Block, Koramangala
to a totally new experience in food. That's how Ta'am Falafel greets its guests
to taste Middle Eastern cuisine with Indian hospitality.
Elassery, after being inspired by his long stay in Israel, set up Taam Falafel
a small falafel café on 4th block, Kormangala.
in the Middle East they dont have fancy restaurants serving falafel. Its
like the road side wrap shop. The falafel is stuffed into the pocket of the pita
bread with hummus, pickled vegetables and strong flavoured sauces, wrapped and
served, ready to be carried around while you shop or travel.
is a chick pea patty, which is flavoured with herbs, spices and vegetables. It
looks like our own Medu vada and is usually served with Pita bread, hummus and
Tahini sauce. Falafel in a pita started out as Egyptian but was popularized by
the Israelis and is now popularly known as Middle Eastern or Arabic street food.
head chef - Somendu Sarkar, brings his culinary skills from Taj and works along
side Anil to create a truly unique Middle Eastern experience for Bangaloreans.
who has tried Arabic food seem to like it almost instantly, thats because
Arabic food draws heavily from Indian cooking with a strong emphasis on sesame
seeds, curry powder, thyme, tea, mustard and olive oil.
would easily miss the place as its located in the quieter residential areas
of Koramangala. There is nothing Arabic about the décor, its plain,
clean Spartan yet very contemporary. The cheerful yellow green walls set the mood
for a perfect salad meal. One corner sports a nice colourful mattress with cushions
while the rest of the seating comprises of benches and chairs typical to a café.
I liked the salad bar, it offers a great mix of beans, pasta, greens, pickled
vegetables and dressing. The portions look deceivingly small but are actually
quite filling. A typical falafel platter comprises of 2 slices of pita bread,
falafel, hummus, tahini sauce, mustard sauce, mint sauce and pickled vegetables.
I also ordered a side of feta cheese (cheese made of goats milk) and baba
ganoush dip (barbecued eggplant paste) and I must admit I was stuffed.
has expansion plans in mind. In future Taam wants to make falafel a household
want this restaurant to be an exhibit to popularize the falafel culture before
I take it back to the streets at shopping malls and other high traffic
places just like the wrap joint. Its important people know what falafel
is and acquire a taste of the Arabic spices.
taste the typical Arabic street food one ought to make a visit to Taam.
Bangalore offering so much variety in International cuisine, DiscoverBangalore
strongly recommends a visit to Ta'am Falafel and experience the Middle Eastern
in a Pita
Rs. 300 Rs. 350 meal for 2
Bottomline: For a quick bite of authentic Arabic fast food its got be Taam
#565, 8th Main, 4th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore 560 034.
(080) 41169898, 41469595
know more log on to www.taamrestaurants.com
you have been to Taam Falafel recently and would like to give your feedback,
Kumar from Bangalore rating the restaurant as "good" under all traits
says " I had been recently on a buisness trip to Saudi Arabia .It is here
in Jeddah that i developed a taste for falafel. the only safe food being a vegetarian
Once I was in Bangalore, the foodie I am started hunting if I could finf this
delicacy here.To my surprise i found a small joint in koramangala.
On a rainy
evening with most of the local junkfoods(Local Chat wala)closed.I thought this
was the time to check out the new falafel resturant Ta'am
Ta'am is located
on the mazanine floor.The ambiance is more like any other fastfood joint that
comes up every other day. The menu is minimilastic , that is understood this is
a specialised falafel joint. I opted for a Ta'am Falafel - pita bread stuffed
with vegetables and falafel served with tahini and other sause.
are other options which by reading at the menu felt would be too heavy for the
falalfel were crisp though the pita bread were slightly on teh thicker side, the
vegetable were crisp .The portion is large enough to form a good meal.
place also has a limted choice of desserts.but different from what we normally
end up with. Once
i had finished my falafel sandwich. I was tempted to take the falafel along with
hazel nut cream roll to my family and got great reviews about the roll
a nice experience and a must try place