Review on Rasam
The latest venture from Indian restaurant entrepreneur Nisheeth Tak (of Jaipur, Poppadom and Vermilion fame) is a real dazzler in an unlikely location. Climb the stairs above the Eagle pub on Glasthule Road and you will reach a seductively lit room with traditional Balinese furnishings and dark teak tables, rose-coloured pillows and burnished antique walls.
It makes an evocative setting for food that sets out on an extensive cook's tour of the Sub-continent. Each dish on the menu is flagged with its region of origin: the geographical span is wide, covering Awadh, Gujarat, Goa, Kerala, Rajasthan and elsewhere - and it makes for a mouthwatering trip.
Visitors can look forward to a succession of beautifully crafted, subtly spiced dishes including Bengali fishcakes spiked with pickled shrimps, stir-fried duck churmura marinated in Cointreau served with an orange-flavoured mini naan or shredded lamb chilli fry - and those are just for starters.
Main courses venture even further for Goan pork sorpotel (a take on vindaloo with tamarind, pickled onions and potatoes), khatti macchli from Awadh (monkfish cooked with green chillies, yoghurt and coriander), and a classic version of Kashmiri rogan josh. Desserts are an east-west mix involving rose petal creme brulee, almond and strawberry mille-feuille and even baked Alaska.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.30pm (5.00 - 10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card