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    Mighty Small is an ideal place for gamers and foodies

    Housed on the first floor of a fascinating world of gaming at Smaash, the Mighty Small is a signature restaurant, conceptualised for the sake of hungry gamers who eventually end up burning calories and their pockets attempting to ace at the 28-odd games at this centre.
    The restaurant and bar draws inspiration from a circus, so be prepared for the canopies and carousels above your seating booths. We especially loved the hand painted illustrations of a Russian circus on the walls.
    The bar focuses on larger than life cocktails with signature sangrias, different flavours of long island iced tea, some old school cocktails apart from an impressive selection of imported vodka, single malts, bourbon, and beers.
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    We ordered for the apple and cinnamon sangria, and a lemon grass LIT, which was not very different from the standard LIT but with a hint of lemongrass. And that did make the drink quite refreshing.

    The sangria too was good, and the dash of brandy in it spiked up the flavour a few notches. If you are a teetotaler, try the Jalapeño lemonade, which has a spicy aroma to it. That cocktails and some finger foods are served in small, mighty and mightiest avatars were the reason behind calling this place Mighty Small, we were told. For instance, the cocktails and sangrias are available in one litre and two litre taps, apart from the usual size.

    We began our food expedition with a well-presented flame grill chicken, which is nothing but a classic tandoori kebab coated with a creamy garlic and pepper sauce. We tried Cajun fish chips (batter fried basa, sautéed with ginger garlic and green chillies). What caught our fancy, however, was the Koliwada popcorn mushroom served with coconut chutney. The fresh mushrooms are coated with garam masala, chilli powder, a dash of lemon, and curd. It is then fried in a panko-crust, and garnished with curry leaves. It’s crunchy, spicy, and delicious, and can go really well with beer, or any drink for that matter.
    For mains, we tried the kheema gotala fondue (yes, that does sound a little funny!). It’s nothing but pav (bread), which you dip into the kheema curry. It’s delicious. The appam with Chettinaad chicken is a must-try too. Here they layer the chicken with appams, and then serve it.
    There is also an exclusive dessert bar called the ‘Big Fat Treats’ where you get an array of cupcakes, waffle sundaes and other signature desserts, if you need something to lift your spirits — especially if you’ve lost a game or two, or more.

    `1,200 (approx for two).
    At Mighty Small, One MG Lido Mall. 11 am-11.30 pm (weekdays), 11-1 am (weekends).
    Details: 2506 6900
    — Nandini Kumar

     

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