Indian food!!! Huzzah!!!! *claps*
There are two reasons why I love this particular cuisine: 1.) It’s really delicious 2.) I rarely get to eat it, so stepping inside an Indian restaurant, or eating at a buffet with a bunch of Indian dishes in it is always a special occasion for me. The last time I did a review for an Indian restaurant was in 2013. Now, we’re going to be taking a closer look at Om Indian Kitchen, located in Rockwell The Grove. This restaurant is owned by Suman Gogna, the mother of Samir Gogna aka Sam YG of Magic 89.9.
Menu: Starters (samosas, pakoras, papadums), Roti and rice, Sides, Mains (mutton rogan josh, butter chicken, daal tadka, vegetable kofta, palak paneer, seekh kebab), Drinks (lemon ginger cooler), Desserts (gulab jamun ala mode).
Masala Chai for my drink – Milk-based black tea cooked with aromatic spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Was not expecting this drink to taste bitter, because I always had this notion that chai tea tasted similar to Singaporean teh tarik or even Thai iced tea. But I still managed to finish the whole thing! (Plus it kept me up all night too… Strong coffee/tea-based drinks tend to do that to me ^^; )
Fish Amritsari – Marinated fish, battered and fried into Punjabi style fish fingers. The fish was really tender, and had this lovely, sort of spicy aroma to it.
Biryani Rice – Basmati rice made aromatic using whole spices and saffron. We picked the chicken version.
Roti – Unleavened traditional Indian flatbread, made from whole wheat flour.
Chicken Tikka Masala – Indian curry chicken chunks in a creamy, spiced curry. Curry was a little bit watery, but still had a pleasant kick to it.
Gulab Jamun – Sweet fried dough balls served with saffron-infused syrup. After taking a bite out of this, I think it’s safe to say that it’s still my favorite Indian dessert. I wish they could’ve served more than one piece, though.
As I mentioned earlier, I’m so glad that I got the chance to eat Indian food again after so long. It’s one of the more underrated cuisines here in the PH, in my opinion. I would gladly come back to this restaurant if given the chance, since it’s both tasty and affordable.
Food: 4.5/5 (taste) 3.5/5 (presentation)
Om Indian Kitchen is located at G/F The Grove by Rockwell, E Rodriguez Jr Ave Ugong, Pasig. Tel no: (0917) 506-7288. Links: Facebook || IG: @omindiankitchen.