The new menu adds to the mojo of Tapas World

Good news for foodies going to Defence Colony main market to satiate their hunger! Tapas World, which always had a nice cosy ambience to hangout with friends but somehow lacked on food count, has now introduced a new menu. I went through the extensive menu and was happy to see some Indian options along with oriental and continental delicacies. Most of the couples choose to sit on terrace and chill out but I preferred the air-conditioned sitting. Before starting with some sumptuous appetisers, I tasted fresh talumein soup which was made well in chicken stock and spring onion.

Though murgh yakhni was better and had subtle flavours of cumin seeds and garlic which any North Indian will love to taste. As I was about to finish my bowl of soup, chef served the vegetarian starters platter. One of my favourites, mushroom duplex was made to perfection. Nothing better than to have mushroom stuffed with cheese and crumb fried. Pita bread and hummus, one of the most common starters I come across in every restaurant I visit, was presented well. But it was the crispy golden corn which I liked the most. I loved the garlic and chilli oil flavour with sweet crispy corns.

Next to follow was the non vegetarian platter. Seekh kababs were dry and also lacked seasoning. Awadhi delicacy galaouti served on ulte tawe ka paratha was full of pleasing aroma and flavours. Chicken cafreal was made to perfection having balanced flavours. Basa coated with parmesan was mouth watering. It went well with the chilli mayo.

In main course chef served me Rajasthani delicacy lal maas, makhni daal, a portion of mushroom risotto and black pepper silken tofu with steamed rice. Lal maas was good but I found its gravy a bit too thick. If chef can work on it and make the texture a bit smoother it will taste better. Makhni daal was tasty and had the right consistency. Risotto is one dish which I blindly choose wherever I go. And when chef made it with mushroom it tasted even better. I am not a big fan of tofu but with black pepper sauce it was worth trying.

Ending on a sweeter note, I tried spring rolls stuffed with ice cream but I would have preferred a chocolate or a mocha flavoured ice cream stuffing instead of strawberry.

Meal for two: Rs.1000

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