-By Rashmi Uday Singh
Hype and hoopla surrounds this 21-year-old seafood joint in Fort. Sports legends, Hollywood and Bollywood stars, Presidents and heads of state of various countries have all dined on the seafood here! As the book goes to press, I eat at this award-winning restaurant to check if there is hope behind the hype and come away happy and contented. It continues to be packed to the gills. The seating isn't comfortable at this twin-halled, air-conditioned eatery, tucked away in a grotty lane of Mumbai's business district, and it can get crammed and noisy because it's always packed (reservations are needed), but the focus here is on the food. I love wearing the black bib (they give) and getting my fingers into the King Crabs (ask for crab crackers and marrow spoons too!), savouring throughout their lusty garlic and butter flavours. Other must-order items that remain as good as ever: superb Hyderabadi Pomfret, delicious Bombil Fry, Prawn Gassi and luscious Dal Hyderabadi. We sit in the more recently added (11 years ago) room (supposedly done up like a ship) and dive right into the seafood. Squids, crabs, pomfret, rawas, lady fish, surmai, lobster, jumbo prawns, shark, chicken and veggie dishes meet Tandoori, Schezwan, Chinese Sauce, Koliwada, Chilli-Garlic Masala, Butter and Pepper 'n' Garlic to form various spectacular combinations (and prices to match, especially with crab!). This time we actually check out the Chinese food (yes the omnipresent Chindian) and find it as chatpata as ever. Lousy Caramel Custard, but sweet and spongy hot Gulab Jamun here. A must visit.
Review posted within last 6 month
Come and have some great seafood at the age old Trishna restaurant that is serving mouth watering delicacies. Their Bombil Fry, King Crabs and tandoori dishes are something to look forward to. Always buzzing with diners waiting for their turn Trishna restaurant is surely preparing and serving scrumptious food worth waiting and paying for. I heard that this restaurant is not only serving families but also well known celebrities have tasted their food.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
There are some days when I'm in the mood for a good binge, and with that thought comes the need to immerse myself in butter garlic seafood and cheese naan.
That's when one whips out one’s cell phone and places an almost emergency call to Trishna to see if there is a table free. Unless it’s very late at night and nearing closing time, chances are you’re not getting a table. Trishna is wildly popular – both with the local Mumbai population and with hordes of visiting tourists too. In fact, Trishna has become so popular that they opened their doors in London in 2008. (Note to self – must eat there the next time we go to London)
I have to say that I was brought up believing that you don't eat seafood during the monsoon. We don't eat fish in months that have no ‘R’ – May, June, July, and August. I do try and stick to this as much as possible, but have to give into the butter garlic urge sometimes.
Which is why we landed up at Trishna on an almost rainy night and very luckily managed to get a table. We tend to over order when it’s only the two of us and then feel guilty about wasting. So we eat and eat till there’s no food left and suffer for it the next day! This time we decided we were going to play it smart – stay away from the butter garlic stuff (even though its what we came for) and maybe order different dishes. How right we were to try!
Full review here - http://twicebake-d.blogspot.in/2012/08/crab-got-your-tongue.html
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: Butter garlic grab, pomfret tikka
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