24 June, 2017
Restaurant Review : Dishkiyaoon, BKC
Fusion food is easy to come by BUT good fusion food is very rare. While most restaurants are now going the fusion way, very few serve good or decent fusion dishes. Having a few fusion varieties is one thing but having an entire menu with fusion twists is an entirely different ball game. The chef running such a kitchen not only needs to have experience but also have immense knowledge about the flavour combinations of different cuisines/dishes.
One such restaurant I visited recently was Dishkiyaoon at BKC who recently completed a year & introduced some new dishes to their menu. I was honestly sceptical about this place as it received quite some slack when it newly opened but after tasting the food, I must say that Chef Nilesh & his team is doing a wonderful job. I went in for lunch a few days back & in spite being a working weekday it was quite packed with the corporates working in & around BKC.
We started off with some mocktails & tried the Mango Delight & Coffee Sangria; while the Mango Delight was refreshing & power packed with fruits & not being too oversweet, the Coffee Sangria was my favourite having a good tangerine flavour with a subtle hit of coffee. It is certainly one of the best mocktails I have had in a long time, RECOMMENDED!
Moving on to the food we tried the Mezze Platter, the Vada Pav Panzanella, Silly Chilly Croissant, Burrata Salad & Piadina. The Mezze Platter had 3 dips, some veggie sticks, lavash & pita bread. The breads served along were really nice & the Chole Hummus from the mezze was brilliant, it had a nice smoky pindi chole flavour & gave me a feel of having chole kulcha in one of the dhabba’s in Amritsar, the Babaganoush was decent (I have had better ones) but the tzatziki was a total let down as it was runny & tasted like raita. We tried the Vada Pav Panzanella next & that is one dish I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, who knew a Tuscan salad – Panzanella & a Maharastrian street food snack – Vada Pav would go together so well. The best part was the authenticity of each component, even the Vada had good authentic maharashtrian flavours.
The Silly Chilly Croissant was a nice take on the regular chilli cheese toast, nothing unusual but the buttery crispy croissant with the toppings made for a great snack for sure. The Piadina came in the form of a wrap stuffed with grilled Zucchini, Buffalo Mozzarella & Coriander Pesto Cream & we quite enjoyed this as the flavours were very good. If you love pesto, then this is one dish I would recommend for you. I have tried Burrata cheese quite a few times & while I quite enjoyed the salad Dishkiyaoon served made of wild pahadi mushrooms, masala mint pesto, rocket leaves & sliced burrata, the cheese lover in me still prefers the Burrata cheese served with toasties.
We took a short break before placing the next order to enjoy the amazing music Dishkiyaoon plays, some classic romantic favourites. The interiors of Dishkiyaoon is modern & the usage of window panes makes the place bright & well lit. The service too is quite prompt & polite.
I enjoyed the Coffee Sangria so much that I repeated my order & my friend settled for the Watermelon Caprioska & that too was quite refreshing & well made. We tried the Choosa Khaas Makhani from their Pijjas where a flatbread is used instead of a regular pizza dough & a makhani sauce instead of the regular pizza sauce. The aromas & flatbread too was well made but it did need some more of that chicken topping. We next tried the Chicken Kulcha Slider which had all the components of a slider burger but the Indian Kulcha bread used instead of the regular bun. Here again I really liked the flavours a lot but the chicken patty was a little tough.
We skipped the mains & ended our meal with desserts where the Shrikhand Cannoli from their specials was recommended. Italian Cannoli shells were stuffed with tutti fruitti & kesar shrikhand but this was the only dish from my entire meal that I did not enjoy at all. Since I can never complete my meals without a chocolate dessert, I went for the Chocolate Volcano where a lava cake was served quite literally in a volcano shape along with berry compote, chocolate sauce & some rabdi. I expected the center to be underdone as it was a lava cake but it was a tad bit overdone. The cake itself tasted great with the compote & the chocolate sauce, the rabdi however simply did not go well with it, no fusion needed here please.
Over all I had a very good experience & I’d recommend the place to anyone looking for a quick yet tasty lunch in the BKC area. The pricing is economical & doesn’t burn a hole in the pocket.
MUST HAVE – Coffee Sangria, Vada Pav Panzanella, Piadina