Pop into the new Easy Tiger on Church Street where chic grey interiors, bright pops of colour, whimsical wall murals and even an old-school popcorn machine (matching the painting of the flying circus perhaps?) lure you into a state of relaxation.
The bar menu is comprehensive, offering Indian and imported beers (even the Japanese Asahi), wines, brandy rum and cocktails. We opted for the Bloody Mary, and are glad to report that it was made just the way we like it – tang, spice and bitterness balanced perfectly. The menu though, is limited with mains like burgers and fries, and sandwiches, appetisers like mixed olives and fish fingers.
We ordered the ubiquitous bar eat, nachos topped with chicken and cheese to get things off to a start. While we waited, a waiter brought us a wooden bowl of freshly made popcorn. Warm and crunchy, it’s Easy Tiger’s version of salted peanuts – a nice touch, we thought. After the satisfying bowl of popcorn, the nachos were a little disappointing. While the flavours were all spot on, we found the chips greasy, soggy and chewy, so definitely give it a miss, should you visit. For main course, we highly recommend the chicken pita and the khow suey, one of their specials. The pita was soft as a pillow and its pocket stuffed with freshly chopped capsicum, onions, lettuce and grilled chicken tossed in a tangy spicy sauce. Light yet filling, it is apt for a warm day. The khow suey too did not disappoint and arrived with all essential condiments – crispy fried onions, green chillies and garlic, and we had as much fun eating it as we did putting it together.
While we skipped dessert, we suggest the fresh strawberry tart and chocolate truffle to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Rs.1,200 ++ for two. At Church
Street. Details: 25550707