Feel the taste of Southern India at Peninsular Kitchen, Vasant Kunj
Posted on April 10, 2017 by Ghoomophiro
There are not many dedicated South Indian places in Delhi where you can go in order to satisfy your South Indian foodie cravings. Peninsular Kitchen located in the plush area of Vasant Kunj at Ambience Mall, serves as a pleasant exception. The chefs brought from down south are well experienced to make the best South Indian dishes that you have ever tasted in a North Indian city. All the Peninsular states such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka are covered in the vast menu along with some other seafood options straight from Goa.
The restaurant happens to be located in the Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj and the average cost per person is about 1000 INR.
The decor is amazing and quite unique than anything you must have ever seen. The walls are decorated with huge anchors, reminders of the obvious Peninsula places, which mean the places surrounded by the ocean. The restaurant in itself is not huge, but the amazing lighting and interiors give it the illusion of a massive place. A large pillar is located in the middle of the place, with a boat-shaped base and the models of birds flying over in the sky. Get the idea? A display kitchen is also there giving you an amazing view of how the great best food is being prepared before it reaches on your tables. The lighting is all very soothing and blissful.
All in all, the ambiance of the restaurant is quite amazing with a lot to take home with you.
Covering almost all the best South Indian meals, the menu is quite confusing. Especially for the ones who aren’t as well acquainted with the South Indian meals and their names. For the starters, go for an orange colored drink called Sol Kadi, which would make you feel like tasting the beauty of entire southern India. The next stop for us was papad and Malabar Parantha, all crispy and hot. It was accompanied by four types of chatnis- tomato, mint, coconut, and mango. It served as a great appetizer. Spicy pumpkin curry and the very spicy yet memorable rawa dosa constituted my main course and I must say, it was all memorable with a taste I haven’t felt in all the South Indian restaurants that I have been in New Delhi.
For the dessert, I had the Pineapple Halwa which can be described as slowly cooked pineapple with dry fruits and coconut milk and this summed the meal up for me perfectly on a very happy note. The food exceeded my expectations quite well and considering the fact that I had to spend less than 900 on such great food seemed like an all-around win to me.
While South India is the hottest spot for beaches, boasts of a different culture and cuisine every few hundred kilometers, there is hardly any such destination in the North with such diversity. Peninsular Kitchen takes the lead in bringing us quality coastal food and is a must visit place for such foodie cravings. The other main highlight of the place remains its ambiance, giving a feel of being in the middle of an ocean. Well tried!
There is no another place serving south Indian and coastal food better than Peninsular Kitchen in New Delhi. Go for it without thinking.