Silk Road NOLA’s Approach to Cuisine

Silk Road NOLA’s cuisine strives to incorporate South Asian flavors with local ingredients. We especially tend towards modern Indian flavors. Through centuries, spices and herbs were the rai·son d'ê·tre in Asia. They were used with traditional methods which stood the test of time. However, the 21st century brought new advancements in techniques and equipment such as convection ovens, smokers, etc. The French were quick to adapt to these changes and developed it into a world famous cuisine. They were the first to use the practice of searing the meats and seafood and then finishing them off in the oven. New baking and roasting methods gave an edge to all other cuisine. Science played its part and soon gastronomy became more advanced. Cuisines of the East stayed traditional which, of course, is great but there are limits to it. Our goal at Silk Road is to merge the two ideas. Using that process we can incorporate local items such as pork chops, hangar steak, drum, salmon, etc. which are not seen on Indian menus.

The sky is the limit for new creations and tastes when the cuisine becomes global. We are always creating new dishes for our customers to try, so there are many incentives for customers to return again and again. We also offer Creole selections for those who want to stay with traditional New Orleans cuisine. Our presentation of the plates also includes dots of sriracha around the rim, which is a type of hot sauce or chili sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. It is named after the coastal city of Si Racha, Thailand.

To us at Silk Road, dessert plays an important part in completing the meal. Our desserts are created by our staff and made in-house using fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation. You will see and taste the difference!

We also believe that the presentation and garnishing of our cuisine is just as essential as the way it tastes. It is what “wows” our customers even before the first bite. Since you eat with your eyes first, the presentation of our food tempts you with your eyes and makes you excited before you begin your meal. That is the reason that so many of our customers take photos of our food as it is presented to them.

Silk Road NOLA is not just your ordinary Indian restaurant. It is New Orleans' premier Indian-Asian-Creole Restaurant located in the historic Marigny, with head Chef Ganesh Ayyengar. Come and dine with us today!