Pan-Indian food has never tasted or looked as delicious as it has at Siaa. The menu consists of a wide range of Indian dishes, some pure to the region that they are from while others are a blast of fusion, such as the Salmon Grilled Tikka with tamarind mayonnaise. Kori Gassi, a coconut-based chicken gravy, takes you straight to the breezy Konkan belt of India. The Paneer Singhada Khada Masala is a good option for vegetarians. Try out the Chicken Chettinand Biryani too. The restaurant’s parathas, rotis, khulchas and other assortments of Indian breads are freshly prepared and succulent. Desserts include a vast variety of fruit-based savoury treats. It’s a great place for a nice meal with family or friends as you are sure to love the décor as well as the view.- SAMEERA KHAN
Nestled in the hub of designer stores in Hauz Khas Village, Yeti is perfect for those mid-shopping hunger pangs. The restaurant offers low seating options surrounded by Pali writings on the walls. The Himalayan kitchen serves Nepalese, Tibetan and Bhutanese dishes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The humble servers will be happy to recommend in case you are not familiar with the menu. The Datchi Chicken, which is in a creamy white sauce flavoured with green chilly served with Tingmo, a Tibetan bread, must not be missed. Well known dishes Tibetan dishes like momos and thukpa are available as well that will leave you smacking your lips for some time.- RATIEKA DHAWAN
MIA CUCINA, MUMBAI
Mia Cucina is one place that comes to mind when one thinks of a no-frills, yet delicious and authentic Italian meal. With around ten tables set in a cosy brickwalled room as well as an alfresco section, this restaurant, the name of which translates as ‘my kitchen,’ literally feels like one is seated in an Italian friend’s kitchen or living room! You can enjoy a steady flow of wine in the warm ambience of this little hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but they don’t serve beer. Must-try dishes include the Chicken in Porcini Sauce, a filling meal that consists of flattened pieces of chicken in a white sauce with mushrooms, accompanied by garlic-tossed beans and roasted potatoes, or the yummy Spaghetti Carbonara. Vegetarians too will be spoilt for choice with dishes like the Parmigiana di Melanzane – a dish with eggplant, mozzarella and parmesan, or even the Zucchini Ripiene (Zucchini stuffed with parmesan, pine nuts and sultanas). Top your meal off with a dessert like the all-time favourite Panacotta or Tiramisu.
– MEERA PUNJABI
Volume 1 Issue 4