Vivienne and I kicked off with two of the new-twist house specialities from the drinks menu, Viv went for a Lavender Lassi and I opted for the 'Bubblegum' flavour - as much out of curiosity as anything else. We were both rewarded by our choices. The bubblegum being more like a mild strawberry with vanilla hints was quite to my liking and not too sweet. My taste of the Lavender lassie confirmed my own choice as I found the flavour a little too botanical for my liking, though Viv clearly enjoyed it.
an onion and tomato gravy with match-stick potatoes. Vittal explained to us that many of the dishes are based on favourite Parsi recipes familiar to himself, MT founder Yashpal Erda and chef Rushabh Rupani. The Salli Botti is a rich sauce, fresh fragrant spice, plenty of tender fall-apart goat meat complex flavour and a slow building heat. Blowing your head off with heat is not something that will happen to you at Masala Theory. There is heat here, but the real name of the game is the complex flavours you would expect from Indian curries with an accent on fresh spices and the use of micro herbs to enhance the overall taste experience - which, next up - the Beetroot Poriyal absolutely nailed in one.
One final note, the interior of Masala Theory is super funky, retro Indian chic; and if I had taken my tripod along I would have supplied you with some shots. Great food and a great atmosphere; congratulations and thank you Masala theory. If you love Indian food or ice cream!!! definitely give them a try, details below.
|Masala Theory's Vittal Iyer at Masala Theory, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia.|
545 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 +61 2 9699 9444
Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday 12noon-3pm & 6pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday 12noon-3pm & 6pm-10:30pm Monday Closed
Lavender Lassi $7.00
Cheese Chilli Coriander Naan $5.00
Garlic Naan $4.00
Salli Botti $26.90
Beetroot Poriyal $5.90
Eggplant Bharta $20.90
Paan Kulfi $12.90
Full disclosure, Street Fashion Sydney was a guest of Masala Theory and did not pay for this meal and was not paid for this review. All views expressed are my own.
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