The mention of this vegetarian Asian eatery came up in several interactions at different forums over the last couple of months, the only question they posed to me was, have you been there? How is it? I finally made it on a Tuesday evening. Tucked in a by lane of Fort neighboring several legendary joints places like Mahesh, Deluxe, Yazdani, Apoorva etc , it was easy to find.
The restaurant is petit and quite functionally done up with a lot of banquette seating. The experience began with impressively with the complimentary Jasmine tea coming in no time of us seating down, sadly it was tepid. The Kimchi that came along was only namesake, freshly cut cabbage tossed in a red sauce reminiscent of the fare popular by the street these days. The assorted fungi tossed in soy and mirin got us in the mood again, it was packed with flavour and certainly made our trip seem worthwhile. Our joy was short lived as it all went downhill from here; the dimsums were a joke, looked like an amateur tried to make them following a cook book. The skin was thick, they crumbled open, the edges weren’t cooked, mess! When I pointed it out to the server, he said it is their style! The Som Tam didn’t help the cause either, the papaya was grated fine and had lost water and it came in lumps. The only good thing apart from the mushrooms was their portion size, value for money.
We ended with a Burma influenced dish with rice and tomato peanut gravy. This was very comforting, but was Udipiesque. Considering their location and the vegetarian value proposition it certainly has potential however they need to go back to their kitchens and take a good look at their menu as against their skill sets.
Meal for 3: Rs 1200
P.S: The restaurant has a dead vibe, some background music or something else to enliven it is much needed.