Sampling food from a 'brewery'

Last Updated 23 October 2013, 16:23 IST

When a birthday in the family approaches or eating out is just a formality, one can head to The Mix – By the BrewMaster at Moments Mall, Kirti Nagar which provides ample space to a large gathering, to enjoy their meal.

Their menu offers a choice of oriental and Indian dishes. But Metrolife chose to give a miss to the regular Indian options and try their much talked about oriental segment. The food, to put it straight, is just about average and doesn't create a ‘wow’ effect.    

Don't start sipping anything for it might spoil your taste buds. Especially the Lychee Mash, Munkiboy’s Chaos and Virgin Pina Colada which are equally repelling. While the first is acidic, second tastes like a cough syrup and third is too creamy to be relished.

Thank God for the Ch405 - a concoction of banana, mango, pineapple and orange juices which enlivens the pleasant taste to appreciate the appetizers - Corn and Cheese Croquette and Jalapeños & Cheese Quesadillas.

Like a well cooked kebab from corn, the croquette looks more like an Indian starter with an International name but is successful in justifying the flavours of its ingredients with bare minimum spices. Likewise, the Quesadillas are true to their name and rich in cheese which drips even when biting carefully!

Equally appeasing is Oliver di Pollo which has pieces of chicken with olives enhancing their flavour. A complete contrast is the Rubiyan Mishwey aka prawns which lack juiciness and end up tasting too salty to be relished.

Our much desired Fungi pasta never arrived and so we switched to the main course to savour the chef’s special preparation of Pollo alla Pepenero. With a perfectly cooked chicken served with rice – prepared with oriental herbs, the dish gets a thumbs up due to its international appeal and flavour.

Other main course dish, Baked Vegetable Casanova is a little more innovative in filling exotic vegetables with cheese in a bowl. These take the texture of a lasagne sans pasta sheets. In taste, it is as sumptuous as a lasagne!

The juicy Malaysian Chicken Satay with secret seasoning and succulent Mongolian Chicken maintain the standard of the previous two dishes. But unfortunately the Oriental Diva fails to reach up to the mark with half-cooked baby corns and a very unimpressive gravy. Even a serving of Chilli Garlic Fried Rice remains unsuccessful in making the dish taste better.

Anxiety over the dessert named Chocolate Crepes soon dies out when the spongy triangles made from the mixture of French pancake (that is, super refined flour, honey, maple syrup, vanilla essence and a pinch of salt and cocoa powder) topped with slivered dryfruits is tasted and found to be not as appeasing as its
delicious name.

(Published 23 October 2013, 16:23 IST)

Follow us on