Last full week saw what nawabs would be eating if they survived and would be served in this modern age. If you do follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the drool worthy Indian delicacies meeting the gastronomical culinary world and exceptional presentation. Actually, I’ve seen some of the best plating and interesting science techniques by Chef Navin and Chef Manikandan who head the team at Lifestyle restaurants (10 restaurants). Burger Gourmet that I reviewed here sometime back is also under the same umbrella and we will talk about the other restaurants in another post.
I can’t believe we waited until Tuesday to have our first outdoor meal this week! On a personal note, I was avoiding too much of the restaurant food as I was gearing up for the #QIFF2015 (Qatar International Food Festival) and thinking about the treats I had last year and absolutely was looking forward to new additions this year as it looked extremely promising. Let’s find out if I was pleased this year and much more.
Tuesday was a ‘try new restaurant’ kind of a day and we visited the much anticipated ‘Dakshin’ at Barwa Village. Authentic South Indian food and my first time with hardcore flavors of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu (South Indian states). I thought it was brilliant and though I didn’t have any past experience to compare it to, I am sure to go back and tingle those taste buds with spicy food and for that filter Kaafi (coffee). The service was a bit of a downside (review soon here).
If you actually explore this city, you will be amazed at the little hideouts that serve up sumptuous delights alongside great interiors and won’t disturb your pockets as much.
I reviewed a similar place last week, Sewar Al Sham (read the review here) and once more I am happy to review this outlet that is located at a petrol station. Don’t be fooled by its location, Star Kebab Tandoori is as authentic as North Indian food should actually be. There is no modification, whatsoever, with the spice-o-meter of any dish.