Showing posts with label foodtasting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label foodtasting. Show all posts

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

New Hawker's Hall Menu at Mamagoto

Hello Chicas,

Being an ardent lover of Pan Asian cuisines, I was super excited when I received an invitation from Mamagoto to try out their newly launched Hawker's menu. Pan Asian cuisines are known to have a lot of different flavors reflecting the broad diversity of numerous cultures within Asia. The vibrant colors combined with the depth of flavor is something which I love about Pan Asian cuisines.

Hawker's menu as the name suggests, is the cuisine which has been picked from the streets of Thailand, China, Indonesia and Malaysia all in a single menu. The traditional recipes of Pan Asian cuisines have been given Mamagoto's signature twist. The menu has a good mix of 10 dishes of different Asian cuisines. As we entered the restaurant, we couldn't help stopping by in awe of the quirky decor and the play of colors. They don't only bring their signature twist to the dishes, but also to the decor of the restaurant. 

Coming to the food, we started off with mocktails, which are already there on the permanent menu of Mamagoto. I tried the Kiwi Mint Collins and Cranberry Kaffin Lime Punch. Both of them were very refreshing, but if I had to pick one, I would go with the Cranberry one as I love berry flavors. Both the mocktails are priced at INR 229.

Next came in one of the most epic dishes, Thai Puchka. The puchkas were on a bed of grounded peanuts and stuffed with betel leaf. There were hints of  coconut, tamarind and ginger. The platter consists of 6 puchkas and for a person like me being a huge puchka fan, I wouldn't share it with anyone. Priced at INR 219. The puchkas were followed by Rice Pancake with Chicken another favorite dish of mine. The pancake was filled with minced chicken and veggies and was accompanied by lip-smacking apple and mint sauce. The rice pancake comes in a generous quantity and can be easily shared between two people. Priced at INR 249. Now coming to my favorite dish from the Hawker's menu Mekong Boat Chicken Curry, it tasted absolutely smashing. It has a peanut based chicken curry along with broccoli and is served with rice noodle nests. I am still salivating while describing the dish. The whole dish beamed with all the right flavors and I'm definitely going back for this one. Priced at INR 429. Bibimap is another wholesome dish which is basically a platter of sticky sesame rice accompanied with sauteed seasonal vegetables and meat keema. I really liked the way this particular dish was presented. Priced at INR 539. Lastly, I tried the vegetarian Garlicky Noodles which were served with broccoli and burnt garlic. Again, the flavor was too good and the dish tasted like an authentic Chinese one. Priced at INR 349. Finally coming to my favorite part of meals, dessert, there were two spectacular dishes served to us. One was Home Made "American Style" Chunky Caramel Cake served with warm Toffee Sauce and Ice-cream and the other one was Choco Walnut Fudge with a scoop of Ice-cream. Both of them were absolutely delicious. I particularly loved the divine toffee sauce served with the caramel cake.

Coning to my look, I wore a monochrome outfit, I don't know why I have been doing monochrome so much these days. I paired a basic round neck ripped tee with a drawstring black skirt. The skirt has a really sexy mesh detailing at the hem. Again, to add some colors I opted for a pair of candy stripes pump.

Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal



Thursday, 13 April 2017

AFRA TAFRI - Brew up the Madness

Hello Chicas,

With summers round the corner, Kolkata welcomed the largest transitional Gastro Brew Pub, Afra Tafri. We were invited for a fun cocktail mixing session followed by food tasting. Situated in the heart of the city, adjacent to Industry House on the first floor of Haldiram Building- 9 Camac Street, Afra Tafri is aimed at providing a new age drink and food experience to Kolkata. The 180-plus seater is done up in wood, with plush chairs and sofas as seating options.  Divided into three sections — a large room at the end that can transform into a PDR or conference room, the main seating area that houses the bar, and a spacious and open smoking room. The interiors are very quirky with colorful murals on the wall and a huge drum installation on the ceiling right at the entrance.

The food menu curated by Ranveer Brar comprises of global cuisines with quirky named dishes like Akkad Bakkad Kukkad, Gondogol, Desi Swag Nachos. So the food tasting session started with cocktails made by the legendary bartender, Shatbhi Basu. It was an amazing experience seeing her going behind the bar and making some really innovative cocktails for us. I really liked the Watermelon Mojito which comprised of watermelon juice, black pepper and white rum.
Jager Atom was another winner which is a Red Bull and Jager-meister drink with glowing Jager spheres that pops in your mouth. The drink is very smooth and we couldn't help ourselves ordering another round. The USP of Afra Tafri is the microbrewery which is yet to open and promises some really creative flavored beer.

 Coming to the food menu, my favorite pick from the lot is Chilli Mushroom Pate Jam Pot was the yummiest. It's a jar full of mushroom pate made with oyster mushrooms and olive oil, served with tawa parathas and Bhavnagri chilies to spice up the dish. The Hum Saath Saath hai platter is another favorite which comprises of Indian Breads, Paneer and a bowl of Kaali Daal which is cooked for 72 hours and is to die for. Among the desserts, the Bong Tiramisu stole the show which is an Indian version of the Italian coffee flavoured dessert. 

For the press meet, I wore a grey maxi dress over a white lace up top. I have been wearing this dress since winters and I cannot think of parting way with it anytime soon. A pair of
black gladiators and maroon studded sling completed the look.

Picture Courtesy: The Clic Chic