With over 50 dishes, Bakasur’s new menu will have you spoilt for choice
Located on the fourth floor of a busy complex on the Inner Ring Road, Bakasur is not your average buffet restaurant. With a mix of kitschy and vintage décor, it truly is pleasing to the eye. With them having just introduced a new menu, we headed over on a weekday afternoon to sample what was on offer. It being a hot, muggy day, we weren’t too kicked about having to work our way through an elaborate buffet (with 70 dishes, we’re told), but soldiered on all the same.
Starting off on a healthy note, we headed first to the salad counter that featured a nice mix of vegetarian and non vegetarian options, and a ‘make your own salad’ station. The barbecue chicken salad is definitely worth a try and proved to be the perfect start. We also sampled the kasundi fish salad, made with seer fish, which didn’t really stand out. The soup, served at the table in shot glasses was a nice touch, we thought.
Starters will have you spoilt for choice with dishes such as, kalmi kebab, kalimirch kebab, gosht shikandari, chutney wala paneer, tawa seer fish, veg and non veg momos and chicken wings.
While the kebabs were nothing to write home about, we enjoyed the chicken momos that came packed with aromatic flavours
such as fresh ginger, garlic and onions and perfectly cooked chicken. From the vegetarian section, the sweet and sour potato was everything we expected it to be.
For main course, the Pakistani mutton is recommended. The meat was tender and the masalas served to enhance the flavour of the mutton. The best way to soak it all up? Rotis from the live counter with a generous drizzle of melted garlic butter! With all the produce being organic and mostly sourced from their farm on the outskirts of town, the vegetarian dishes are must tries. We enjoyed the sambar that was packed with shallots, drumsticks and tomatoes, which tasted fresh, wholesome and healthy.
Skipping main course for dessert is a great idea here, as those with a sweet tooth will have nothing to complain about. We treated ourselves to the honey and fig ice cream, which was a refreshing change from the regular vanilla-strawberry-with-chocolate-sauce-and-nuts, that is standard at buffets. The peanut butter pie, though a tad try was also delicious. If you have a soft spot for Indian desserts, don’t give the gulab jamun, rasmalai and gajar ka halwa a miss.
`499++ (veg), `549++ (non-veg). At 6th block, Koramangala.
— Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo