It's becoming difficult for our family to plan ahead for a treat in far away place (from our home) as all members are occupied with their own work.So going out is limited to 2 or 3 places favourited fairly close to our residence. The prominent amomg them are 5 Spice, Saki Naka and Bansuri,Mulund(East).
But such onerous pattern needed to be broken,we thought.So at the suggestion of my son we decided to try something else...
Going through the Burpp I decided to try Fusion Dhaba at Thane.
I went through all the reviews and had shortlisted order beforehand...as there is a fight between my 2 kids in ordering the dishes.
We realised that we had visited neighboring halls on many times for functions but somehow failed to notice the place as most of adjacent area remains in dark.
So here we go...
No soups...I ordered 'Crackling Spinach n Paneer' and Chicken Momo. Kids realised there is something wrong. Actually there wasn't any wrong..only decided to reduce their fighting.
Cracking Spinach N Paneer: succulunt Panner sauted and rolled in Garlic/Ginger sauce and served with finely cut n deep fried Spinach. Good but we felt that we had tried better one at 5 S pice and also at Zaafran, Crawford Market, in the past; agreed but still very good.
Chicken Momos: dumplings ...outer cover was very good to excellent...stuffing was also good...Very Good.
That was followed by 'Prawns Shaslik', a sizzler, and a 'Chicken Tikka Sizzler'. The portions were fairly large, lot of vegetables and salad (I like them but not the kids),and rice. Praws and Chicken were in just enough quantity.Overall fair to good. We realised that our stomach filling was done at this point only.
Children were sitting n eating silently and hence I though of giving them a chance to order something of their choice. They ordered Chicken Enchiladas. I really did not pay any attention to what it was as I was not in a mood to try their choice, particularly when stomach is full. But as it happens wife signalled me to try that the dish to please them. Okay,so I thought...that was beans wrapped in sort of a pancake... in potato n cheese sauce..This was okay...not very good..even kids agreed...
Clay Pot Chicken Rice was juicy,different kind of flavour n taste,we thought. Good to very good
The let down was Sizzling Brownie with hot chocolate and ice-cream. This was really bad...brownie was stale and pot holding the whole thing was small to accommodate. Brownie at 5 Spice or Gypsy,Shivaji Park is too good.
Service was very good,prompt...no issues
When they realised that it was a birthday celebrations they offered free desserts...so much thoughful.
I asked my kids : will you like to come again. "Yes", was their reply; "but will try different dishes" was the addendum.I know they also realised that the flavour/taste/dishes were different than the ones we were accustomed to and they would like to try many dishes.It won't, however,be able to replace our choice places.
Interior: we were on 1st floor,wooden flooring,wooden tables with bamboo back-rest.We liked that, what we didn't was AC was not effective.When we walked down to groundfloor while leaving we made a decision to sit there next time.
One of the best point of Fusion Dhaba could be affordability. I haven't seen any up front resto this affordable. One can trully try all their dishes one by one, albeit on diiferent occasion.
Go..wag your tongue..there are many toungue ticklers.