Tuk Tuk In

Sep 21, 2015 No Comments by

Tuk Tuk Asian Fusion restaurant offers culinary creativity at its best. Taking ingredients from across cultural boundaries and adding a touch of personal flair, the Tuk Tuk team creates dishes which reinvent classic Asian flavours with contemporary ingenuity.

Since its glamour-heavy opening in June 2013, the Marbella glitterati have flocked to this picturesque location in Aloha. The übersophisticated décor created by Foc Design wins hearts by creating an unbeatably eclectic ambience in which diners can luxuriate. A highlight has to be the glass kitchen, a fine spot to watch the chefs hand-rolling sushi, perhaps, or preparing the popular Calamar Picante. The exterior is where the magic happens: Aloha Garden’s two tier waterfall is the restaurant’s backdrop, along with the resident ducks. With the addition of neutral tablecloths and ornate Asian-inspired parasols, TukTuk’s terrace has been transformed into a little oasis in the heart of Nueva Andalucía. After being shown to our table we were soon sipping the restaurant’s signature cocktails, listening to sultry acoustic versions of well known classics, while the waterfall created an unprecedented atmosphere that is both intimate and festive – a cooling romantic delight for diners to enjoy before the eatery’s food wows their palates.

The menu itself is a combination of current lifestyle trends and classic Asian dishes that ensures a unique experience every time. It brings together quality Japanese, Thai, Korean and Chinese ingredients and spices to offer new dining experiences that reflect the Asian world. Tuk Tuk is one of the first restaurants in Marbella to venture away from the standard Chinese model that most of its competitors follow.

We began our meal with the Thai Fish Cakes, which were the finest I have ever tasted – even better than my own and, believe me, mine are top notch! The combination of the salmon, shrimp and sole served with a spicy green curry sauce on a bed of sautéed mushroom pak choy, took the taste buds on a journey through layers of earthy, sweet and aromatic flavours. Next came the crowd-pleasing dish of cloud-light Squid and Spring Onion Dim Sum served with just enough tangy Thai mango relish. These little dumplings are fit for royalty. Our final starter was where the blending of traditional and fusion elements were most evident; the deep fried Spring Roll filled with chicken, shrimp, mayonnaise and sweet and sour sauce, light in texture, yet deep and rich in flavour. If that hasn’t got your taste buds tingling, for our main course we opted for the assertively grilled and yet succulently tender Lamb Chops, accompanied by Sweet Potato Chips and Chinese Five Spice Sautéed Spinach with a cooling Coriander and Mint Dressing. Asian restaurants are usually let down by their desserts, so I was anticipating disappointment. However, to my surprise we ended on a high, with a sticky Banana Fritter rolled with palm sugar and offset by a Passion Fruit and Mango Sorbet, which created an interesting textural contrast.

If you decide to get your fusion flavour fix at Tuk Tuk, the culinary sensation is bound to thrill. Nothing fortifies the eclectic and hungry soul quite as wonderfully as the Asian fusion cuisine at this much buzzed about restaurant.

Tuk Tuk

Urb. Aloha Gardens, Nueva Andalucia
ES-29601 Marbella, Malagá

0034 951 27 91 88 |

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