We went to Manjit’s at The Wharf last night. It is located at Darling Harbour therefore the restaurant has a harbour view. The cuisine here is modern Indian and it is divine.
The view before it gets dark.
The view after it gets dark.
Starter no 1: Gol Gol Gappa (above)
A contemporary twist on a classic street food delight. I believe it’s pani puri. They are tiny, crunchy, puffed bread filled with spiced chickpea, potato, onion, herbs and flowers. It’s served with tamarind and amchur (mango powder) caviar. You pour it into the puri and eat it all in one go. It was very fresh and spicy. It tickled the back of my palate. Just the way I like it.
Complimentary poppadoms and they were rolled! Photo above.
Starter no 2: Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Khumb (above)
Grilled whole organic mushrooms filled with paneer and cottage cheese, spiced corn and water chestnut.
Main no 1: Kaju Ki Sabzi (above) is one of their signature dishes. It is (as described on the menu) “a preparation of cashew nuts sautéed with mixed spices, served with caramelized onion” but there is a surprise there. This sabzi is topped with a spinach kofta stuffed with paneer. It looks like a saag paneer scotch egg!
Main no 2: Phool (above) is described as cauliflower pan cooked with coriander seeds, served on potato espuma and toasted cumin. Espuma is Spanish term for froth or foam, by the way. So, if you are expecting aloo gobi kind of dish here, you are in for a treat.
My dessert: Apple Jalebi (above)
John’s dessert: Chai Creme Brulee (above)