Our Verdict On India Jones For Restaurant Week India

 

We decided to give the much-talked-about Restaurant Week Mumbai a try and since we were craving some good authentic Asian cuisine, we registered online and patiently waited for our table confirmation. We decided on heading to one of our all-time favorites, India Jones at The Trident, hoping and keeping our fingers crossed that the restaurant week menu would live up to the restaurant’s usual impeccable service and food. And we were pleasantly surprised!

Not only was the staff amiable and courteous as usual, the menu was more than value for money for Rs. 1,000 per head. For both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu, we had papaya salad and a dumpling to start off with, followed by a soup of our choice of two, a main course of our choice from two selections, green curry and noodles. And lastly, a dessert platter.

The highlights (in the order of what we ate):

• The filling in our dumplings, both the vegetables and chicken, was delicious and the sauce that accompanied it was spicy and flavourful.

• The Tom Yam Phak soup was just the right amount of sour and the prawns in the non-vegetarian soup were well cooked.

• The green curry was superb, both in flavour and consistency – not too thick and heavy, just the way we like it.

• The Laksa Fish (Grouper fish cooked in Laksa sauce), according to my colleague, was one of the best she had tasted in the Laksa sauce preparation.

• My Silken Mapo Tofu was true to it’s name – it just melted in my mouth. The shitake mushroom that it was cooked with, was very fresh and yummy!

• Crème Brûlée and the Maple Walnut ice-cream were a super sweet end to our afternoon escapade.

A few other observations:

When we inquired why the papaya salad did not have any peanuts and as a result found it a bit lacking, our server informed us that all Oberoi hotels across India have stopped serving peanuts entirely due to allergy related issues that patrons have faced in the past.

The Green tea cheesecake might be a dessert in the far east but for our Indian taste buds, we will only take dessert as far as fro yo. Green tea is entirely in the “healthy, non-dessert” category of our diets and it will remain there.

All in all, the Rs. 1,000 (+tip and taxes) deal per person was well worth it. We’re looking forward to more Restaurant Week delights as the week progresses.

If you haven’t managed to get a reservation yet, try getting on the wait-list. That’s what we did and voila! Some indecisive souls cancelled and let us have our Crème Brûlée and eat it too.

Address: Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

Contact Number: 022 66325757/ 022 66324343

- Namrata Kothari

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