The One With “PAN-ASIAN MARRIOTT !”

Ever wished to hogg upon all kinds of Asian Food under one roof at a single Restaurant which serves you a commixture of multiple Cuisines from Asia aka PAN-ASIAN Cuisines. How about if Marriott Hotels brings you just a place which serves a single cuisine but have an impression of more than one in every preparation of their kitchen by the skilled chefs to give you a luxurious and scrumptious experience in terms of service as well as food !

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Can you guess what this delightful logo means?

Marriott itself says “Travel Brilliantly” and in order to preserve its legacy in Indore, they have launched a new casual dining called One Asia. If you are wondering, this logo stands for “Eat @ One Asia“. Also, the name is quite appropriate to the type of cuisine they serve !

Talking about the ambiance, Indore Marriott has an elegant but ornate hallway and its entrance is brilliantly finished with “Peacock” themed Doors and vast reception area. One Asia also has a decent interiors as the management tried to match the cutlery and plates with the ambiance, which is really incredible.

At Hotel Marriott Indore, there is this ongoing “Asian Street-food Festival” for which the fascinating menu is curated by Chef Kuan Lai who himself is a celebrity chef, also the menu of upcoming One Asia will belong his specialities. Some snapshots of Asian Street-food Festival are as follows :

Malaysia-Truly Asia” is the tagline of Malaysia Tourism, which also suits the menu of Asian Street-food Festival at it’s best because it is drafted by Chef Kuan Lai, who himself is from Malaysia and the preparations are dignified with a fusion of Indian, Chinese, Thai & Malaysian Cuisines.

The Festival was organised at Indore Kitchen and is upto 6th March 2018. Some of the preparations are briefly explained below :

APPETISERS :~

  • Vietnamese Fresh Rice Paper Roll (VEG):

Vermicelli rolled inside a translucent Rice Paper along with some boiled carrots coriander making it a nerdy preparation. This rare dish is accompanied with a pungent dip in order to balance its blandness.

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Eat Healthy, Eat Fresh !

Suggestions : DO-NOT have a lot of that black dip.

  • Vietnamese Crispy Crab Rice Paper Roll :

Similar preparation with a filling of minced crab inside the crispy rice paper roll. Served with a transparent watery cucumber dip with sweet & sour flavours. Overall this dish was crisp outside, soft inside.

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Crispy Rice Roll.

Suggestions : Don’t have too much of the Cucumber dip with them !

  • Thai Red Curry Fish Cakes :

Bright Red chewy Fish “Tikkis” with quite distinctive Thai flavours. Not too “Melt in mouth” type texture but can be considered an OK preparation. Also served with a watery cucumber dip with sweet & sour taste.

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A Thing Of Beauty !

Suggestions : Hog them before they get cold or it will get hard !

SALAD :~

  • Godo Godo Salad :

Saucy base soaked with tofu, cherry tomatoes and lettuce. This preparation had a strong peanuty taste and consisted many veggies.

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Alluring no ?

Suggestion : Perfect serve, can’t get any better !

MAIN COURSE :~

  • Brinjal with Sambal Oleic :

Spicy par-cooked brinjal beautifully marinated with a garlicky twist. Another fusion of Indian and Foreign flavours. Taste could be improved in terms of Indoris, otherwise a fine preparation !

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Spicy Egg-Plants !

Suggestion : Try only if you love Brinjal !

  •  Wok fry okra with chili black Bean sauce :

Crispy lady-fingers tossed in black bean sauce topped with dried black beans. The black bean sauce was quite pungent thus could not possibly savour the traditional Indore’s taste.

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Lovely Presentation Though !

Suggestion : Not recommended for bad stomach !

  • Madras Style Chicken Curry :

This preparation was seriously a mood swinger. Partially cooked chicken in Thai gravy or coconut based laxa curry. Sweet in taste but truly had some unique flavours. Tender chicken pieces with boiled potato in a fusion-full manner. It was served with “Roti Canai” which was nothing but classic “Laccha Paratha” cooked in coconut oil !

Suggestion : Spiced up flavours are more suited in this particular preparation !

DESSERTS :

  • Jasmine rice dumplings with palm sugar :

Rolled up jasmine rice with allot of semi-solid jaggery topped over it. An outstanding dessert, again a recommended preparation.

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Well Plated.
  • Chocolate Cake :

Layered white and dark-chocolate cake with very soft texture. Nothing much fancy, but very tasty !

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Zebra Cakes !

DRINKS :

  • Bangkok Sour :

Pineapple juice with a little bit of lemony twist in it, nothing special but aesthetically presented !

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#Enticing

Overall Indore Marriott has an outstanding ambiance showing optimum decency in terms of service and ambiance. Some delicacies of this festival were exquisite but some were a total bummer !

Indore Kitchen is already a hit, serving the hottest buffets in town !

Brace yourselves for One Asia, hope its going to be a great hit too !

Special thanks to Indore Marriott for organising this Meet-up. Here is the video of all the Preparations by  Chef Kuan Lai.

Also thanks to Chef Vivek Kalia and Chef Amandeep Singh for this memorable day at Hotel Indore Marriott !

You can also book your tables for One Asia on Zomato from:

One Asia - Indore Marriott Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

So this was all for the lunch at One Asia, a must visit place for some exotic and fusion full eatables in Indore. I hope you find it helpful !

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The One With “New Wok in the Town !”

5 Steps to Customise your meal @Purple Wok Co. New Palasia, INDORE

Ever wondered what’s the difference between the authentic Chinese food and the Chinese that you find locally at the streets of your city ? Also wouldn’t it be amazing if you could choose every ingredient of your meal and customise it according to your mood ?

Well Indore, now you have this brand new Chinese outlet which serves true Chinese cuisine and also lets you choose the type of veggies, sauces, toppings etc. This QSR serves customisable meals for Non-Vegetarians, Vegetarians and Jains as well !

Purple Wok Co. is at DM Tower, Race Course Road, Janjeer Circle, New Palasia, one of the busiest areas of Indore, planted their first franchise at Jaipur and they have their master kitchen at Mumbai, where all the essential sauces and other ingredients are prepared as well as shipped.

Wok is basically a vessel which was originated in China, and thus was initially used in making spicy Chinese delicacies. Purple wok Co. serves authentic Chinese Noodle and Rice based preparations tossed with fresh veggies and in-house made sauces.

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Here is the Wok at Purple Wok Co.

These are the 5 easy steps to customise your own wok :

  1. BASE :

    You get three choices of base – Rice, Hakka Noodles & Flat Noodles. Rice and Hakka Noodles are locally found and they use optimum quality of the same.In the case of Flat Noodles, it is not easy to find them locally so they are imported from Mumbai as well !

    Flat Noodles, Rice & Hakka Noodles.
    Flat Noodles, Rice & Hakka Noodles !
  2. VEGGIES :

    Fourteen different arrays of vegetables are available to choose from. Some of the most uncommon veggies include Bok Choy, Bean Sprouts, French Beas, Zucchini, Red Cabbage etc. Bok Choy is an unusual type of Chinese cabbage commonly found at exotic Chinese delicacies.

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    The Veggie Feast !
  3. PROTEINS :

    Yummiest part of your wok, these protein filled chunks of Paneer, Chicken, Basa Fish or Prawns are added to your meal to make it nutritious and tastier. They ass yummy base fish, which is quite rarely found in the city !

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    Essential Proteins !
  4. SAUCE :

    All the base, veggies and proteins are tossed in appetising sauces which are prepared and imported from their master kitchen at Mumbai. You get to select from 13 different sauces, some of which are also exclusively prepared for Jains, that is without onion and garlic. The sauces include : Hot Chilli, Spicy Plum, Kung Pao, Schezwan, Volcano, Hunan, White Bean, Indonesian, Spicy Basil, Thai Red, Black Bean, Beijing and Hot & Sour !

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    The Spicy Treasure !
  5. SPRINKLES :

    And here comes the best part, toppings. After preparation of the wok, you can choose from 9 sprinkles : Spring Onion, Peanuts, Fried Garlic, Ginger, Green Chilli, Coriander, Chilli Flakes, Chilli Oil & Sesame Seeds.

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    Topping Essentials !

You can also add scrambled eggs, which completely boosts the taste of your wok rice/noodles !

So, these were 5 steps for your customisable wok. If you don’t want to think this much for your order, they also have these 4 Chef’s Specials :

  1. EXOTIC VEGGIES WOK :

    This includes Broccoli, Bok Choy, Baby Corns, Mushrooms & Zucchini in rice/noodles cooked in Hunan sauce. You can pick any sprinkles you like!

  2. SPICY WOK :

    This one has Broccoli & Onion Cooked in either Volcano or Hot Chilli Sauce. You can choose proteins from Paneer, Chicken, Basa Fish & Prawns as well !

  3. THAI STYLE WOK :

    Onion, Peppers, Cabbage, Carrot, Spinach & French Beans cooked in yummy Thai Red Sauce, which gives you spicy and sweet flavours at the same time. You can choose proteins from Paneer, Chicken, Basa Fish & Prawns as well !

  4. PURPLE WOK SPECIAL :

    Exotic veggies cooked in Kung Pao sauce, giving it an authentic Chinese touch. Here also you have all the choices of proteins to choose from !

Recommended Customisations :

  • Choose Rice base in Schezwan and Hot Chilli sauces with all the exotic veggies. Top it with spring onions & Pranuts to get the balance of spiciness and neutral flavours.
  • Flat Noodles cooked in Kung Pao and Hunan sauce with Broccoli, Bok Choy and Mushrooms. Top it with some sesame seeds and spring onion.
  • Rice cooked in Kung Pao and Thai Red sauce with exotic veggies. Add some protein in the form of juicy & flavorous Prawns and finally top it with some spring onion.

Apart from woks, they also have a range of loveable sippers including Lemon, Kaala Khatta, Alphanso Mango, Raw Mango, Strawberry, Kiwi, Crazy Blue & Orange. These sippers are soda based drinks to go with your wok perfectly !

Purple Wok Co. also serves this unique hot beverage which is a fusion of honey, lemon & ginger mixed in boiled water. This drink contains natural sweetness and thus reduces inflammation and reduces body weight.

Glad its not Patanjali !

Finally you get to end your meal with these fortune cookies, which are sweet, crisp and vanilla flavoured. The cookie contains a piece of paper which tells your fortune. These fortune cookies were originated from China and traditionally served as Chinese dessert.

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Wishing you a Fortune !

You can also book your tables on Zomato from:

Purple Wok Co. Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

So this was all for the lunch at Purple Wok Co., a must visit place for an exotic and authentic Chinese experience in Indore. Hope you find it helpful !

Cheers to a new year and hope you all live it up to the best !

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The One With “Un Excelente Almuerzo !”

An Excellent Lunch @ Amor,  Malhar Mega Mall, Indore

Ever wished to zest at a place where you can try every second item from their menu without any complains or regrets, rather savour the taste of every dish you try, from soup to dessert without giving it a second thought. Moreover, if that place is having an absolute “Gustos” ambience along with good music and classic feels, how amazing would it be ?

Amor” in Spanish means “Love“, and that is what this place makes you fall-in with it.

Situated at 3rd Floor of Malhar Mega Mall, Amor is the new Cafe-bar which is a part of  District 11 itself. The owners have a long term experience as this place is modified from a famous local Pub called “Delhi Grill”, which was a good visit as well !

With a classy & graceful ambience, this place gives you an option of both casual and outdoor dining experience with the service & staff, skilled & proficient at every aspect.

Talking about their menu, which had some really unusual terms assigned to the dishes and also the taste was damn impressive. There was a complete fusion of multiple flavours which altogether was a blend of an incompatible taste. Few most amazing dishes starting from the soup are as follows :

SOUP’S :~

  • Palak Shorba : 

    If you are a Palak Paneer fan, you are definitely going to relish this one. Shorba in Urdu means gravy/smooth curry but this one was Spinach based soup with small chunks of paneer and topped with fresh cream. Ultimately this palak shorba was yummzaa ! (8/10)

  • Minestrone Soup : 

    Primarily, a tomato based Italian soup containing assorted chopped veggies and herbs along with pasta and parmesan cheese. This one was not a creamy soup but definitely had a tangy-wangy flavour. Hence this was a “Me gusta” type of preparation. (8/10)

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Italian + Indian = Rahul Gandhi

Suggestion : In minestrone soup, the pasta could be more soft. But the Shorba was perfecto.

MEXICAN DELIGHT :~

  • Awesome Nachos : 

    The name says it all ! This thing had layers of Beans & in-house made Tortilla Chips (Nachos) with toppings such as Sour cream, Salsa Sauce, Cheese, Jalapeños & finally some olives. This fusion of Mexican layers had a really interesting element which was noticeably unique, Guacamole spread ! Damn this mashed Guacamole stole the show that day making the serve a top-notch part of the lunch. Qué sabroso. (9/10)

  • Suggestion : Perfect serve, can’t get any better !

  • Egg Exactly :

    Talking about fusion, and here come this incredible weave if minced meat & boiled egg filled in a semi-fried potato bowls. Unbelievable, NO? It tasted even better ! This melt-in-mouth juicy minced meat and boiled egg is served with a unique pesto mayonnaise dip ! (9/10)

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Ohh..soo..goood !

Suggestion : Recommended to Hogg them when hot !

  • Pesky Potato :

    This preparation can also be called as Potato Pizza, because, boiled potato crust topped with various veggies such as tomatoes, bell-peppers, baby corns and olives and finally melted cheese. A fine starter, and hell of an innovation ! (7/10)

Suggestion : Potatoes could be a bit spicy !

DEHEKTE MUTTON KHAZANA :~

  • Mutton Seekh Kebabs :

    This had all the 36 characteristics of becoming an idle seekh kebab and were also topped with lots of spicy Indian sauce with tandoori flavours which made the kebabs even more bliss-full. The kebabs were soft, juicy, flavorous & buttery, a must have for all the kebabi-creepers ! (10/10)

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NOT just another Kebab Dish !

Suggestions : Certainly one of the best Kebabs !

  • Mutton Chop :

    Such huge pieces of meat when marinated over with spicy yoghurt preparation, this  perfectly soft and juicy mutton had the superpower of making any non-vegetarian to drool over them. The flavours were a true Divine for the taste buds and the meat was ultra-soft, therefore a highly recommended  preparation. (9/10)

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Qué delicioso.

Suggestion : Spare some room for these in your stomach.

VEG STARTERS :~

  • OMG Fries :

    Three variants of fries accompanying three variants of dips. Three variants served nicely in three different cups so that you can never have a same flavour constantly, also three different dips having barbeque, pesto and cheesy indulging your taste buds into happiness. Choose your combo carefully because every highlight of this dish will make you feel “OMG so delicious” !

Suggestion : Another perfect serve !

  • Martini Samosa :

    These mushroom stuffed samosas were served in a Martini glass, thus called Martini Samosa. Such uncommon gesture of serving snacks in cool martini glasses made this serve a stunning preparation. These mini samosas are beautifully served around lettuce and olive salad. Recommended as snack along with a beer.

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Sun-kissed.

Suggestion : Try them with Barbeque dip to experience some perfectly contrasting flavours.

  • Stuffed Aloo :

    Partially fried semi sweet boiled potatoes filled with a bland stuffing, thus was a bummer, but had some really unique flavours.

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Alooooo.

Suggestion : Can filled with a spicy stuffing to balance the taste.

NON-VEG STARTERS :~

  • Middle Finger :

    Another loveable starter served in a Martini glass. Minced chicken kebabs stuffed with mozzarella sticks, then fried in bread-crump coating, can be the simplest description to this fascinating preparation. These “Fish-finger” lookalike chicken-fingers are highly recommended from this place.

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#Midfig

Suggestion : Must have along with the pesto mayonnaise dip.

  • Chicken Kulfi Kebab :

    Soft & tender pieces of chicken coated with yummy and flavorous cream, then wrapped up in silver foil. Its a well-known preparation and thus is recommended from their menu.

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Twist-Open-Attack !

Suggestion : Hogg them before they cook down.

  • Chilli Basil Chicken :

    This spicy treat had quite less significant flavours of basil, still consist of tender pieces of well cooked chicken. The dish also had a variety of veggies such as bell-peppers and onion.

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Está buenísimo.

MAIN COURSE :~

  • Butter Chicken :

    This butter chicken was a surprise to the taste buds as it was incredibly less spicy unlike usually found in the city. Certainly a contrasting preparation and a must try for butter-chicken praisers.

  • What Happen in Bangkok Red/Green Curry :

    None other than thai-curry with lots of veggies available in green and red gravy variants. This dish was more on a spicier side rather being a semi-sweet thai-curry. Another recommended preparation with very strong and rich flavours of coconut and lime juice !

  • Dal Makhni :

    A finely prepared dal makhni having a medium spicy savouriness. Topped with lots of fresh cream giving an exciting aroma to the taste buds, but was not upto the expectations.

Suggestions : Butter chicken is a must try here.

DESSERTS :~

  • Latin-American 3 Milk Cale :

    Rich cream cake soaked in sweetness of three milk, a must try dessert from the menu.

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The Good Sweet.

Suggestions : Gulp it before anybody else does.

  • Churros :

    Last but certainly not the least, this new-comer to the city was a bit oily and over sweet. Served with whipped cream and melted chocolate. This could be improved but since its a new thing, its fair enough to try them once !

Overall, this place really had some of the most remarkable preparations in their menu which are definitely worth a try for all kind of diners.

You can also book your tables on Zomato from:

Amor Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

So this was all for the lunch at Amor, a must visit place for some exotic and fusion full eatables in Indore. I hope you find it helpful !

For any suggestions/Queries : thehungryindori@gmail.com

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The One With “A Man-to-Gosteen Place”

An Exotic Rooftop Lunching @ Mangosteen Cafe, Indore

Ever wanted to go at a rooftop dine out with your friends just to chill, eat & mingle, that too in an organic environment? How fulfilling will it be to one’s desire of spending the best quality time with their loved ones !

Mangosteen Cafe is owned by Mr. Saurabh Shrivastava who firmly believes in “Organic Culture” thus promotes The Five Organic Senses i.e. “See, Smell, Touch, Taste &, Hear” by providing a comforting and a loving gesture to them with an attractive ambience, lively aroma, comfortable surroundings, exotic cuisine & delightful music !

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The place is recently renovated at its best possible way followed by some new additions to the menu. Few play-tables such as Ludo & Chess are added along with brand new graffiti designs on the shutter outside. Also they provide a rentable co-working space for personal and conference purposes. Another USP of this place includes the fitness room made for Zumba practices and daily workout to fulfill your fitness OCDs.

This place never disappoints one in serving unique and exotic dishes as the sense of good food is seen with the staff and the owner himself. The new add-ons in their menu are as follows :

Sicilian Pizza :

The combination of sautéed mushrooms & onions, spread over the spiced up saucy crust and baked after adding lots and lots of cheese to it. This enormously cheesy preparation will definitely make you wonder how a few veggies over a wheat crust can taste so outstanding !

Roses are Red, Pizza Sauce is Too. I ordered a large, and None of it’s for You !

Suggestion : Could be a little less spicy and oily too !

Laksa Curry :

This beautiful serve will definitely make your taste buds dance with happiness as the flavours of the curry along with the steamed rice were an extreme satisfaction to one’s mouth. The soupy texture of the curry makes it an excellent to-go with the steamed rice and the strong flavours makes it an appropriate dish to try in these winters !

Suggestion : Could be served in an enclosed container so that it stays warm for long time.

Chicken Chimi Churri :

Best possible explanation to this serve could be, juicy roasted chicken seekhs  balanced over a mountain of chopped lettuce, dressed with olives, mushrooms and homemade sauce. The marinated chicken was so soft and flavorous that it does not need accomplishment. Again an excellent preparation, strongly recommended for non-vegetarians !

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Just Pick Up Your Seekh !

Suggestion : Don’t waste time in clicking pictures of this dish as it tastes best only when consumed hot and fresh.

Spanish Omelette + Toast + Salad :

You will find this under “Breakfast” section and is a recommended preparation for all the eggetarians. A huge omelette along with perfectly baked bread toasts is a healthy option for breakfast and light hunger solution. The simple salted salad had olives, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber sprinkled with black pepper.

Suggestion : The bread could be a little more crispier, can be accompanied with fresh orange juice.

Dal-Makhni Combo :

Ironically the most common dish found in any restaurant or Dhabha is the rarest to be found in the cafés. This dal makhni combo is one of them, dense creamy black-dal along with home-like parathas is a recommended preparation of this place. The combo includes plain salted onion salad may be in order to complete the main course meal.

Suggestion : Butter on the Parathas & a small serve of steamed rice would compliment the combo perfectly !

Barbaresca Pasta : 

White and Red sauce pastas are too mainstream, therefore this barbaresca pasta is a must try out of this place. One of its kind, creamy and certainly the yummiest pasta in their menu. True Italian flavours with chopped veggies and grated cheese is the reason you cannot resist looking at it !

Eat Pasta Run Fasta !

Suggestion : This was a perfect serve, Barbaresca Risotto is also highly recommended.

Chicken Mushroom Leek Potpie :

Small chicken pieces baked in cheesy white sauce topped with small round bread-like chips served along with a potato pie. Yes, a “Potato pie” !  As stated before, this is one of their newest and unique ad-on to the menu, this preparation is a definite recommendation for everyone !

Suggestion : To be consumed hot, because the potato pie soon becomes soggy.

Hummus with Pita Bread :

Heart shaped pita breads with yummy hummus sauce and creamy salad on the side, this hummus-pita combo is always liked by hummus & pita lovers. Hummus is beautifully dressed with roasted garlic along with dried mushrooms.

Suggestion : Perfect combination, no changes needed to be done.

Pancake with Maple Syrup :

Beautifully dressed and artistically presented soft pancakes and maple syrup is an idle dessert from their menu. Served along with fresh cut fruits and homemade whipped cream, this serve gives a perfect termination to your meal.

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Beauty exists !

Suggestion : Could be served warm so that the butter melts over it. Honey could be an add-on.

Waffle with Blueberry Jam :

This preparation will jam your eyes into the looks of presentation of the dessert. Perfectly crisped waffles served along with homemade Blueberry jam will make you call it “Woah-ffles” instead of waffles.

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That Cutlery though.

Waffles are just pancakes with Abs !

Suggestion : To be consumed when warm, Honey could be an add-on.

Now, here are some other recommendations of Mangosteen Cafe :

Overall the staff and service of Mangosteen Cafe is overwhelming, also the menu includes some of the signatory delicacies which are truly unmatched.

A single visit to this rooftop experience will definitely make you go crazy about this cafe.

A special thanks to Mr. Saurabh Shrivastava, the founder of Mangosteen Cafe for organising this Meet-up. 

You can also book your tables on Zomato from:

Mangosteen Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

So this was all for the lunch at Mangosteen Cafe, a must visit place for some exotic and healthy eatables in Indore. I hope you find it helpful !

For any suggestions/Queries : thehungryindori@gmail.com

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