A culinary sojourn

A culinary sojourn

Food festival

A culinary sojourn

Known as the ‘foodie city’, Bengaluru is once again invited to enjoy the culinary delights of Mangaluru at Shangri-La Hotel. The ‘b Cafe’ at the hotel is hosting a week-long Mangalurean food festival featuring exotic and authentic delicacies.

As soon as one walks into the restaurant, they are welcomed by the aroma of the dishes being prepared at the live counter. The festival showcases a fusion of various cuisines from the region like GSB, Bunt, Catholic and Udupi dishes. The menu has been curated by popular restaurants in Mangaluru to keep the flavours and experience as authentic as possible.

Along with lip-smacking coastal dishes, the festival also offers other dishes like ‘Chicken ghee roast’, ‘Pork bafat’ and more. Each individual region highlights their dishes to transport one to that particular place.

For example, the ‘Charmuri’ is the ‘chaat’ that one generally eats. The hint of salt, the cut vegetables and the crunchy ‘puri’ transport one to the coast. The ‘Kori Roti and Chicken Curry’ is one of the classic combinations from the region. It is best when the crispy ‘roti’ is allowed to soak in the curry before consumption.

The Mangalurean meal is not complete without ‘Neer dosa’ and ‘Chicken ghee roast’. Unlike the other ‘neer dosas’ that one is used to having in the city, this one is made on a flat pan to give that crunchy and crispy texture to it. The roast is heavy on ‘ghee’ yet
delicious in every bite.
The festival also offers dishes like ‘Mangaluru buns’, ‘Breadfruit pakoda’, ‘Silverfish rava fry’, ‘Prawns hinga udda’ and more for appetisers.

The drinks also have flavours that relate well to the region. While ‘Kokum sour’ has a sweet and sour flavour, the ‘Amruth’ hits one’s palate with the refreshing taste of mint. There’s also a great selection of desserts for one to choose from. The festival is
on till August 28 from 11 am to 11 pm.

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