Fattoush | Restaurant Review | Bannerghatta Road |Bangalore 

Food is a great way of communicating.” -Jan Karon 

Communicate, we did whilst we gathered around a table, silently munching our lunch in peace. The propitious gulps and nibbles were slowing transforming into monosyllabic nods of approval. The only fracas that erupted was in deciding, which dish would be crowned as the best. 

About Fattoush :  Fattoush, is a multi cuisine restaurant which strives to strike a balance with all flavours. Spearheaded by Mr. Abdulla Pullambath, the restaurant is here to stay. This young entrepreneur has been hitting “Home Runs”, with hospitality and food. Usually,  as with multi cuisine restaurants, there is always a sense of complacency with their offerings, even if the food lacks the authenticity. But, that’s not the case with Fattoush. Though their USP is Arabian fare, they do a great job with Indian and Indo-Chinese fare as well. 

Decor : The decor is elegant and the restaurant overlooks the main road but also provides you a view of dining amidst a canopy of trees. The colour palette, again is very soothing and well upholstered chairs serve to your comfort. The restaurant is ever so airy. The ambiance is relaxed and calming. Must visit in the evenings for a much more enriching experience. The Play Area, is another reason why, I love being a patron here. They’ve considered everything in detail. 



Hospitality : Another one of my favourite restaurants to dine at, because of the hospitality. The wait staff is highly equipped, but I also need to bring to attention that, there are a few staff members who are better than the others here at their work. So, yes there is scope for priming them up. Special mention to “Mr. Sohail”, who always is extremely helpful & keen on assisting you. 

The Grub Story : I’ve been a regular at Fattoush from the past 2 years and I’ve never had anything to complain for. It’s one of the best places, at least in this part of the town. Here’s what we relished. 

Drinks :

  • Green Fair (Rs.150/-) : A beautiful mocktail, with Mango Syrup & Passionfruit. It looked anything but green 😁 Extremely refreshing and a perfect companion to your meal.


  • Blue Orange (Rs.150/-) : The combination of blue lagoon and lemon with crushed ice. Loved the slush and it looked nothing less than amazing. A must have, to beat the summer heat. 


Starters

  • Manchow Soup (Rs. 125/140 veg/nonveg) : The soup was delectable with a very umami taste. The non veg one was generous with the chicken. The veg manchow was a good kind of spicy. 


  • Mushakkal (Rs.750/-) : The assortment of different kinds of meat grilled was a great welcome to a hungry soul. Though I didn’t taste any, this mixed grill platter was a treat to sore eyes. The barbecued items on the Platter were the main talk of lunch. It had Turkish grill, Chicken Wings, Sheekh Kabab,etc. All I could hear was, that the meat was marinated well and succulent. 



  • Tandoori Veg Platter (Rs.450/-) : This Platter had all my favourites. Grilled Cauliflower florets, Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Mushrooms, Vegetable Sheek Kabab and Tandoori potatoes. The spice level was just right and the Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Mushrooms and Vegetable Sheek Kabab were just bang on right. To the veggies, this is something for you.


Main Course :

  • Triple Fried Rice (Rs. 180/-) : The beauty of this Rice, is in the layering of the Rice with the sauce. So, when you do serve, it’s a nice layer of Fried Rice with red shezwan sauce dunked chicken. I, did try the Rice and it was just par excellence. 


  • Fattoush Special Fried Rice (Rs 220/-): This was a mix of all kinds of meat, like mutton, prawns and chicken. 

 

  • Pahadi Murg and Laal Maas : Superb curries with that surge of subtle flavours. Both were much appreciated. 

Desserts : 

  • Falooda : Delicious and loaded with dry fruits, something you must try if you love faloodas. It’s nothing extraordinary but won’t disappoint for sure.


  • Mango Cream : Yum, yum & yum. One of the best mango creams, I’ve had. The mango was blitzed and added to the heavy and rich cream. What a joy to savour! 


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Verdict : My experience is based solely on the basis of previous and present visit. For me, in the genre of multi cuisine bourgeois restaurants, Fattoush stands strong and passes with flying colours. 

In comparison to them, I’m gonna give Fattoush a generous 4.5 star. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5 


P.S: The logo has been sourced from google and is used purely for representational purposes only. 

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Wok | Restaurant Review |Koramangala 

  Within the rounds of a wok, are memories etched for eternity”- Noorain

I, believe in those memories which are usually concocted up in the kitchen. They retain for the longest of time. Casually passing by, I noticed a bright neon board which said “Wok”, & out gushed those memories. 

About Wok : It’s a small place, which relies on deliveries and takeaways, rather than dine-ins. They specialise in Indo-Chinese street food, but with so much more authenticity. You might get a little baffled seeing the place and might even think that it wouldn’t be on par with your expectations, but be prepared to be pleasantly surprised. 

The Grub Story : With a raging appetite, here’s what we ordered. 

  • Mushroom Manchurian & Broccoli Manchurian (Rs. 125/-): I, personally loved the spice level in these. Take it from a person who loves her food bland. The mushrooms and broccoli really made it! With the veggies batter fried and enveloped generously in the sauce, these starters were the best I’ve had at a qsr 👍🏻👍🏻



The noodles are made to order and customised as per your taste. You get to decide what and how much you want to pay for your bowl of happiness. Please do bear in mind that the portions are huge, when you order for Regular size.

  • Udon in Saigon sauce : I’m a huge Japanese Udon fan. To find it over here, was nothing but elation of my joy. I, customised my bowl with mushrooms, babycorn, bok choi and broccoli. The Saigon sauce, was your run of the mill “Black pepper sauce”. The peppery Garlic profile of the sauce, actually worked well with the Udon. The combination proved to be delightfully yum. 


  • Udon in Beijing sauce: This one, was added with chicken, prawns and topped with black & white sesame. The Beijing sauce, on its own didn’t really click too well, but it was fair enough. The generosity of sesame toppings, actually surprised me. It’s a huge big tablespoon, if I’m not wrong. That’s all the calcium that you need for the meal. 😁


Verdict : A great place, to try the unconventional street food Indo-Chinese. Where, Udon & Buckwheat usually graces the shelves of star kitchens, you find them easily over here, for 1/4th the price. Rates high on VFM & taste as well.

 A well deserved 4 star for getting Udon & Buckwheat out and out. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5



Kopper Kadai | Restaurant Review |Koramangala |Bangalore| 

“It’s still magic, even if you know, how it’s done” – Terry Pratchett 

Now isn’t that true? There are sometimes when, things just happen. The beauty of it lies in savouring the experience. Something of that sort happened when I found myself at “Kopper Kadai”. While I walked up the stairs, the cognisance of a good evening meal, had already framed up in my heart. 

Gingerly, I slipped my hand into my pocket and felt the edges of my iPhone. “Let me take a picture”, I think fiddling with the passcode. *click click* Yep! I’m done capturing the entrance. 


About Kopper Kadai : 

Appreciated by Masterchef Matt Preston, Kopper Kadai, though a new entrant has already gained a lot of appreciation for being one of the best in the city. The chef who curates the menu, is none other than “Chef Akshay Nayyar”. Isn’t that a novelty enough? Kopper Kadai believes in proffering, usual traditional dishes with an unusual twist. The curries at Kopper Kadai are usually braised in Copper utensils, as well. There are about 172 spoons 🥄 adorning the entrance, which are representative of the 172 spices that are collectively used in the cooking. 



Decor : You really must visit “Kopper Kadai”, in the evenings to imbibe the beauty of it. The colour palette is an elegant teal, creams and black. Plush and opulent seating is found, uplifting your experience. Immensely beautiful, gold calligraphic “KK” nestles on your stoneware plate. Minuscule details are given attention and any keen eye will detect them. This is dining with all senses. 



Hospitality : Nothing less than perfect. The staff was extremely well versed with their menu, knew what they were talking about & certainly knew how to serve the customer. Special mention to “Mr. Manpreet”, who was keen to assist us in ordering our dishes. His immense expertise in describing the dishes was such a welcomed move. Please, do ask for his assistance, if you visit the restaurant. 

The Grub Story : As the cuisine is Indian, I plonked comfortably in my chair. Me, the hubster & little one had placed our order and it was just time, for it to start flowing across. 

Drinks : 

  • LPG (Rs.222/-) : A harmonious concoction of Litchi, Peach & Guava with the kick of green chillies and peppermint. Loved the khatta-meetha flavour & the presentation was bang on. It literally came in a mini LPG looking cylinder. Hearts out! 


  • Smoked Chaas (Rs.141/-) : Your run of the mill Chaas with the smokiness infused from the charcoal burning in the copper urn. This was such a visually captivating feat. 



Starters :

  • Limca Bhel (Rs. 161/-) : Puffed rice, tossed in a sweet and salty kinda dressing. The total khattas (sourness) of Limca-ish flavour couldn’t be felt, but yes, the subtleness made this enjoyable. 


  • Tandoori Mushroom Gulgulay (Rs. 282/-) : Lemme, get this clear. This was one of the best tandoori Mushroom, I’ve had. Period. Nothing more, nothing less. The beautiful grilled blush on the juicy mushrooms & in combination with that cheese, was just amazing. Must must must have, if you love Mushrooms. 


  • Challi Kolmi Pasht (Rs. 323/-) : What a gorgeous looking plate of happiness. These are potato and crispy corn kebabs, made to mimic a chicken tangdi (leg). The luscious kebabs were beautifully spiced, extremely flavourful and very light on your stomach as well. 


  • The Ganna Chicken (Rs. 353/-): This is their signature and both the boys, were in love with it. The chicken mince was shaped into a sheekh and wrapped around sweet sugarcane sticks. The magic was, when you took a whole bite and the sweetness of the sugarcane came through the spicy chicken mince. Another must have. 


Main Course

  • Ameeri Tawa Tarkari (Rs. 343/-) : A very subtle dish, in which veggies were tossed in a creamy pan curry, with Paneer and egg. Nothing extraordinary, but yes, very delicious mix of veggies. The cuteness quotient lay in, the mini fake rupees that came stapled with the Curry. 



  • Laal Maas (Rs. 464/-) : Laal Maas, is something the hubster enjoys immensely. This beautiful Curry was so delectable. The tender lamb was cooked with red chillies and yogurt & spices. Yep! I did try the Curry. Yum yum yum.. the deep brown colour with a hearty flavour profile and perfect pairing with rotis was just what a hardcore non vegetarian would love. 


Desserts

  • Gulab Jamun Biskit (Rs.191/-) : Such an innovative one, baked gulab jamun with Rabdi and cookie crumble. Oh god! Did you just read that? Like how can someone not fall in love with this? The sweet baked jamun was complemented with a not so sweet Rabdi and crumble. 


  • Nutella Dhodha Lava (Rs. 222/-) : Dhodhaburfi muffin with oozing Nutella inside. Enuf said? I guess so too. Again very subtle flavour, the sweetness isn’t overpowering and is certainly not gonna hit you palate. Great dessert 👌🏻


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Verdict : The place is just perfect for a special date or any such occasion. Being a fine dine, the prices are a little steep but the dishes are amazing. It’s the most understandably great way to spend your day, if you’re in and around Koramangala. 

Their buffet prices are extremely reasonable, priced at Rs. 599/- + taxes from Monday-Thursday and Rs.699/-+ taxes on Friday. 

Highly recommended!! 

4.5 stars for Kopper Kadai. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5


P.S : The logo has been sourced from google images and is used for representational purpose only.