-By Odette Mascarenhas
A Fusion experience
Everybody and his brother or maybe his mother', yes that is Fish ka the Bar and restaurant, a concept of Cyril Henriques and a hangout for the Gen next who love food, it is a haunt of local families too. So what is special about the place? With a bamboo bar, the tables with glass and photographs on the wall it gives one an easy chilled out experience, to unwind, relax and enjoy.
Walk into a long trendy venue with shades of green. Cushions are thrown against the cushioned seater against the wall; black and white photographs speak volumes. The choice of wine available in the restaurant is creatively pasted on old bottles, the Tandoor quietly smoking at the far end of the room. If you are looking for elegance especially when situated just outside a starred hotel, don't look for it. On Thursdays and Fridays the music revolves around an instrument, saxophone, violin and all.
The menu is a multi cuisine affair with a strong focus on European and with Fish ka specialties for the asking. The 'fusion' is Cyril's own mix, with a long list of European preparations for those 'traditionalists.' But let's dwell on Cyril's special. start with prawn wrapped in chicken. The creamy spiced red tomato based gravy is tongue tingling and yes-different. Or order the spicy creamy prawns. The name speaks volumes. Fresh cream spiced with Cyril's own mix of three chilies, the cubes of onions give the sweet relief. The preparation baits those salivary glands to work overtime. It's great. Remember the tandoor? Cyril's creative inputs are fired from within. For those who do not like the 'spiced affair' the kathi Roll a choice of chicken or beef with juliennes of vegetables would fit the bill. The naans too, stuffed 'as you like it' not a Shakespearean volume but Indian to the core. The potato chili cheese Naan is what this 'stuff' is made of. Steak lovers, stake those rupees on the Beef steak with mushroom and peppers. Order it medium done', the succulence of the meat is too good to resist. The Grilled Pork chop with its BBQ sauce is another preparation that is well prepared. The menu lists a whole lot of old 'favs' too. Calamari, you have it plain, masala, garlic, golden fry, and crispy fry Yuuum! Or perhaps the whole grilled pomfret with Mornay sauce say 'cheese'. Talking about the 'whole', not the nine yards, although with a meal like this one might want to walk the length and breadth of the restaurant, there is another specialty up Cyril's repertoire. The Whole stuffed chicken deboned and stuffed before being roasted, but call and place that order, it's a special affair.
Plus and Minus
The fusion meals are a 'titillating' affair. The portions compatible for 'two to tango', and Cyril's creative spark keeps you guessing could the white sauce be a bechamel or is it cream? The Gen Next love this style but he has maintained a good balance in his menu to keep the families coming in too. If one is looking critically at Fish ka, the choice of desserts should need to be addressed. But after a meal like that would anyone have the 'urge' to complete the meal with a dessert? Maybe-.but in this case maybe not. It is a place for 'everybody', the brother and the mother to 'jam' up not literally speaking of course, the spice in the food ensures a memorable experience.
Spicy creamy prawns, Prawns wrapped in chicken, Beef steak with mushroom and pepper."
Review posted last week
This place simply rocks, the food is so yummy my kids and wife loved eating here. we ate @ martins corner but somehow we just loved the food over here. ask for vijay the guy who served us very cool guy, Food : 5/5 Decor 4/5 Service 3/5. We planned to go to Goa next year again, fishka u can certainly Expect us again. Muchas Gracias. Shane Mannas
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: sizzling brownie
Review posted within last 6 month
This is in village setting with old rusty décor. Food is innovative and good. desert are bad and I mean really bad. sservice is Ok but in part hapless. I will not go to that restaurant again except other good restaurants are closed.
Not a place to unwind relax and enjoy but a place to have a bite as new place
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: Fish fry.
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