Everybody loves a routine. Well, almost everybody! But many a time, life gets boring when it’s all the same, each time, every time. Especially with the mundane work routines that many of us find ourselves trapped in. Sometimes, it’s a relief to take a break from the monotony of patterns.
One such respite in the world of food is DesiKlub! This place is a full fusion platter of everything desi-western and western-desi. A sister chain of well-established names like Spice Klub and The Rolling Pin, the expectation bar for this one was set pretty high.
In terms of pure aesthetic experience, a lot of thought has been put in the interiors of the place. Each chair named after a popular street in Mumbai, one wall adorned with a life-size poster of the city’s hustle-bustle, an interesting use of car bonnet and used alcohol bottles for lighting – the detail is a marvel in itself! Even the menu has so much character that it raises both, the level of excitement as well as appetite!
The first look of starters around everybody’s table was so tempting that we couldn’t help but go all out with them! We started with the Papad Bhel, which was served with mint chutney, ketchup and papad crisps. Then came the Sev Puri. Both the dishes were good but nothing out of the ordinary. The Peri Peri Pakoda Platter, made up of exotic vegetables, was served in a rather cute trolley. Brownie points to them for the presentation!
Two dishes which were fantastic and actually managed to meet the brand standards were the Paneer Satay and the Two Cheese Chilli Toast! The satay came wrapped in a very flavourful and exquisite and sauce. Yes! We obviously gobbled all of it within seconds! The highlight of the chilli toast was the green cheese which provided the perfect combination of spice and cheese to the toast. We’d definitely go back for these!
Main Course Mixer
Overloaded with the starters, we hardly had any room left when our Veggie Tava Pizza and Spiced Rice With Thai Curry arrived. However, we were glad we didn’t miss the Thai curry because it was amazingly cooked and tasted great with the rice! A shout out to all Thai food lovers to try this one! The wood fire pizza was a good eat but not their best, we’d say.
Exotic Indian Dessert
Although one of the more interesting options on their menu, the rabri tart could’ve been better. The taste was good but tart shell seemed a little too thick and ended up dominating the flavor of the dish. The Mukhwas Dessert was one of the dishes which we absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed since it managed to hit ALL the right spots! Highly recommended, it comprises of gelatin paan, a thandai shot and a chocolate ball dangling over a glass of paan cream. Definitely a unique and exquisite arrangement of brilliant flavors! It tickled our taste buds and truly made up for the experience we had with the starters.
All in all, the place has great interiors, very interesting beverages, above average food, great ways of presentation and a delicious variety of side sauces! A good choice for families, this place could also make for a great hangout destination for young college-goers as well as new lovers. Go try, now!