Today, I braved EDSA traffic to head over to Oakwood Joy Nostalg for delicious Indian food.
They’d had a very successful Indian food promotion until last week, which I’d just missed with all my traveling.
THE PHOTOS DID IT
But the photos of the food had made me hungry enough to post the following status update on Facebook, with some photos: “If I were in Manila, living a never-endingly eventful Travelife, this is where I would be having lunch today.”
This particular Facebook status update got a whole lot of “likes” by the way.
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Then, I got lucky.
The Indian food promotion got extended until March 30.
INDIAN A LA CARTE
Until March 30, Oakwood is offering a small but very select choice of Indian delicacies, mostly from the Southern region.
So today, I had lunch there with some friends, taking advantage of this opportunity for excellent Indian food. Everything is a la carte, which is better than the usual buffet food promotion of many hotels. You're sure that the food is made fresh and to order.
And at Oakwood Joy Nostalg, I’m very sure the food is made fresh because the chef there is a stickler for such things.
REALLY GOOD FOOD
We began lunch with a plate of papadums each.
I just love papadums, but these were really tasty and beautiful, especially with spices, tomatoes and onions chopped up and placed on them.
Then we had a mixture of seafood and meats – all wonderfully seasoned and grilled, and served with a hot sauce and a mint yoghurt sauce.
I was already very happy (and very full) with this.
MORE TO COME...
In fact, I thought this was it. I’d left the ordering to the others, you see, so I didn’t know what was in store.
But the waiter then brought an entire tray of goodies that included a tasty vegetable biryani, and Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore Executive Chef Ashutosh Nerlekar's signature mutton rogan josh, a hot Kashmiri delicacy of lamb and spices.
SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST
Dessert was another wonderful experience all together.
We ordered three different kinds and then had them plated separately so that each of us got a taste of all three desserts. The killer desserts were the Indian version of a carrot cake and sweet cake balls soaked in honey.
Out the window went any semblance of a diet -- especially as I've been having exotic lunches everyday.
On Monday it was Thai at the Mandarin Oriental, yesterday it was a long Moroccan lunch at Kasbah, and today it was a contemporary version of an Indian degustation at Oakwood Joy Nostalg, living a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.
INDIAN FOOD FESTIVAL
at Oakwood Joy Nostalg
until March 30, 2013
Lunch 12-3 PM
Dinner 6-10 PM
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