Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Asha's, Mall of Emirates, Dubai


Short visit to the Mall of Emirates at Dubai meant a pit stop at India's Iconic Singer's restaurant Asha's. Even though tons of Indians whom I had spoken to, had rated it as a highly westernised indian food, I was not put off, as one whiff of the aroma when I had walked past one of the restaurants outlets at Yas Mall was enough to lure me in. Coming back to this meal




Food:
They served up some tasty papads along with sweet mango pickles which we binged on while we waited for our food. My mom wanted to slurp on a Lassi. So we got her Mango and Caramel Lassi which was definitely slurppy. Salty Lassi complemented by the sweet Mango and Caramel.


For starters we ordered a Speciality Platter which contained four pieces each of Murg Malai, Chicken Tikka and Gosht Seekh Kebabs. All the three kebabs were mildly spiced unlike the ones we get here in India. Off the lot, I loved the Gosht Seekh Kebab inspite of it being mildly spiced. Murg Malai Kebab was more a hit and a miss. Some pieces were cooked properly while some others were a tad under cooked. Chicken Tikka felt highly westernised not the authentic type which I am used and was just passable. 

 Finally finished off the starters with the Jheenga Shan e Nisha. This was king prawns marinated in Yoghurt, Cheese and infused with cardamon and finally crispy fried. But that was not the kicker. The shocker came in the form of portion size which was just two pieces. Taste again not so great which was down to the mild flavour.




Moving to the main course we had the Dhaniya Murg, Dhal Makhani to go with Roti and the signature Kesar Biryani. Soft roti's with the simply outstanding Dhal Makhani, Yes!! Veg gravy was great. Dhaniya Murg which was chicken cooked in yoghurt and cashew nut gravy was another stunner. Despite it being a stunner combination, it was still mild for my taste. But I bet the Emeratis love it, because the restaurant was packed. We were too stuffed with this food and we skipped desserts.

Ambiance:
Typical to the mall style diner. Still had a few Indian touches to it.

Service:
We were served by Chap from Erode and I must say the service which was rendered to us was simply exemplary.

Price:
This meal here set back 420 AED for the four of us.

Food - 7/10 ( If you wouldnt mind Westernised Indian)
Ambiance - 7/10
Service - 9/10
Price - 6.5/10

Disclaimer : We paid for the meal.

Asha's is located in the Ground Floor of Mall of Emirates, Dubai.

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