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DELECTABLE Every dish has a distinct taste
DELECTABLE Every dish has a distinct taste

Tasty Tangles offers a ginormous spread of South Asian delicacies

Tasty Tangles is located on the second floor of the UB City mall, and is flanked by a host of other restaurants that share the food court area. The interiors of the restaurant are well done and reassemble a bistro, with a hint of an East Asian setting. Long chandeliers add a great deal to the overall décor of the place. The eating area is close to the live kitchen, where the chefs dish out the culinary delights from South East Asia.

The manager says: “To get a better idea of the dishes and the flavouring, you must try out the entire helping.”

The menu concept is quite innovative. You tick the items you want from the rather long and exhaustive menu list. We start with the crispy fried vegetable spring rolls, which provide a distinct taste and is not very heavy on oil. The vegetables are cooked well and have a nice crunchy feeling. The prawn bag and sweet chilli sauce is cooked well; the prawns are tender, and taste superb with the tangy chilli sauce.

We try out the tom yam gung with straw mushrooms and prawns. The soup is prepared with a hint of coconut milk, providing a wonderful flavour. The soup provides an interesting play of flavours and whets the appetite. The prawn and mushrooms complement the preparation and adds to the taste and flavouring a great deal.

Moving on to the main course, we sample the nasi goreng kampong, a type of Malaysian spicy fried rice that exudes a spicy taste and is high on flavouring.

It serves as a good combination with Singaporean black pepper lamb. The spiciness of the preparation and the soft, tender lamb pieces make this dish a definite must-try.

The egg fried rice is also a fine and simple preparation that can serve as a quick meal option. The egg does not overpower the rest of the dish and the moderate spice levels create a superb, simple preparation.

We finish the meal with mango pudding, where the fresh mango combines beautifully with a generous helping of ice cream.

The service was fairly non-disruptive and efficient, with the waiters providing their inputs on selection of items from the menu.

NIKHIL VARMA

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