Happy new year posh people of the internet!
I had such a fabulous Christmas break, I got to eat so much amazing food. Can’t lie all my jeans aren’t here for it. With every inch I got closer and closer to God though lol. I’d love to hear about your Christmas dining experiences , tell me in the comment section.
On my week long break I got a message from Rajiv who is the owner of an Indian Restaurant called the Mayura. Located at the Hub which in my opinion is the go to when you are in need of the ultimate dining experience.
The Mayura is a Sanskrit word for peacock which you can tell through out the restaurant from their gorgeous and vibrant decor. With hues of blue from turquoise to navy the Restaurant is absolutely gorgeous. Located right next to the little pond at the hub. As you dine you get to hear the fountains and they just elevate your dining experience.
Let’s talk food because I need you guys to get to pay them a visit. I have told you guys I am a big fan of Asian cuisine. A big part of it is because they don’t shy away from big flavors. You get to taste the cumin seeds , the fresh curry leaves in every curry. Every bite is a free plane ticket to India and I absolutely love it.
We had a few of their signature dishes which we thoroughly enjoyed. By we I mean Kaz and I who runs the blog OMGWhatshappening in my mouth. As she is vegetarian she got to enjoy the veggie dishes that the amazing chefs had prepared. I can’t lie , I had my fork on her plate like half the time. I really couldn’t stop myself, everything was so so good!
For our starters we had the Paneer Tikka which was perfectly cooked and in the right proportion. It’s served with a couple of sauces, our favorite being the Tamarind sauce. It gave it a certain gave it a certain brightness that was just delicious. Think it was the balance of the flavors that had us going till the last panner was done. I then had the Chicken Taka Tak salad which is grilled in a clay oven with tomatoes for that brightness, green chilies to give it that depth and coriander and lemon for that brightness. I took Rajiv’s suggestion and poured some mint sauce that was prepared and it was delicious.
Interesting note before we had our main course was Rajiv suggested we had a lassi before the dish. it wasn’t your regular lassi, it was a salted one. I am a big fan of natural yogurt so I enjoyed this, however it may have been a tad bit salty after having the refreshing Mint sauce, so maybe when you go ask them to have less salt. The reason we had this was to prepare our pallets for the main course. He also suggested that we have to main course with a sweet lassi, Kaz had a tree tomato and I had the mango lassi which was my absolute favorite.
For the main course, we were told that they have the best dal makhin mayura in town. I couldn’t agree more, I am a huge fan of lentils so this was obviously such a huge treat. It is cooked to perfection and they top it off with butter and cream to give it that wholesome taste. The flavors are phenomenal, hats off to the chef, i would highly recommend if you are going there and you are on a plant based diet or for some reason you don’t want to eat meat that day. That is a meal you have to give a try because DAL TOO BOMB!
For carnivorous little ol me I had the Rogan Josh Kahmiri, this was slow cooked lamb cooked in authentic Indian spices such as Garam masala , turmeric which is just beautiful amongst other spices which gave the curry such beautiful flavors. The lamb was so juicy and tender and packed with such beautiful flavors as well. These two dishes were served with delicious buttered naan bread. Which was prepared just right.
To top it all off we had delicious ice cream made of condensed milk which had flavors of cardamon and topped off with pistacio nuts which complemented each other really well. When it was all done we had a pallet cleanser called the Paan shot which was a really interesting way to end the dish. I can’t lie I was ready for a couple more lol.
That being said, it was such a brilliant way to end my year. Each and every bite totally worth it. You can check out my visual diary on my YouTube channel where I filmed out entire experience.
Thank you for stopping by you amazing humans. So much love for each and everyone of you. When you go over to the Mayura , give these dishes a try, your taste buds will love you for it.
As always ,
I love you guys,
Live, love and stay POSH!