Good Food is my life’s soul and am sure it’s the same for all other foodies reading my blog. I love spending my weekends with friends @ some peaceful place serving delictable food to satiate my hunger. Last weekend we came across one such place, RAASTA, placed at 2nd floor in Cyber hub.
I visited the restaurant with my friends for lunch and it was almost full. The manager gave us the outdoor seating which felt really-warm in winters Sun enjoying on comfortable wooden bamboo chairs. Even the inside ambience is raw with stone walls decorated in quirky and rustic art like cage boxes with heavy chins flowing down carrying different artforms. The menu reflects a fusion of a wide range of cultures and heritages, and many ethnicities that landed on Caribbean shores for the past centuries.
We kicked off our day with signature drinks like Raasta Special (4/5) – mix of strawberry juice, coke, soda &orange juice. It was tangy and quite refreshing. Others we tried were Peach Ice tea(5/5), which again tasted really good and was an icing on the cake. In Cocktails we tried Sangria(5/5) & Mojito (5/5)– which again tasted wow.
Next we turned to something healthy and ordered Salads. Salad Caprese (4/5)– it was a mix of veggies like Mushroom/cabbage/bell peppers, served hot and garnished with cheddar cheese. Alon with it we tried our hand on Spanish town chowder Veg (5/5) soup, which was thick and full of veggies. Served with crunchy big crumbs & tasted wow.
In Veg, we tried various starters like Reggae reggae Nachoos (10/5) – sorry for wrong marking but have no words for this inhouse preparation. It was scrumptious and lip smacking served with most delicious Salsa sauce I ever had. Jalapeno cheese cigar Rolls(4/5): It was crispy outside and soft veggies inside, served hot with white sauce. In Paneer dish we tasted, Tandoor roasted cottage cheese(4/5) which was again full of aroma & well flavoured with spices. It was very tender cottage cheese and tasted yummylicious.
In non veg we tried, Fish fingers (5/5),which were tender from inside and crunchy from outside. Served with Mayonnaise and side salads. It tasted so delicious that my veggie friend ate it full thinking its veg rolls 😊.Next we had Rasta chicken poppers(5/5) which is a part of their freshly launched menu. They were crispy balls flooded with flavoured well cooked chicken inside. Smokey hot chicken tikka (5/5) -Well cooked & tender. Served with yellow rice and peanuts. Prawns (3.5/5) – they very lil hard to chew and can be made softer. Fried Calamari Rings(5/5): tasted scrumptious, served with harissa sauce . Hummus Pita with Roasted Garlic lamb (5/5)– as expected well flavoured with spices and garlic, tender lamb and lip smacking dish.
Winner dish for me tonight was Potato wedges(10/5), which were well fried and crunchy outside, served with Mayonnaise. Again a reason for wrong marking as my scale goes waste in front of such dishes. Next we tasted their Half&Half Pizza styles and placed order for Paneer paprika & garden pizza. Pics shows it all. Very tasty
In Main course we had non veg Jambalaya (5/5)-it was rice fried in Caribbean spices and a meal in itself. Red & Green thai curry (4/5)- served with steamed rice. Last but not the least , in desserts, we tried Sticky Toffee Pudding (4/5) & Raasta special brownie with vanilla icecream. Loved them as they satiate my sweet tooth.
Service was really quick and servers were acquiescent, having full knowledge about dishes they served. Highly recommend this place to all food lovers.
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