Fork and Fingers (Invited)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Fork & Fingers is a family business and has only been in the industry for 3 months. They focus on serving Indian fusion dishes. Their menu is separated into 2 sections; authentic Indian and modern Indian fusion.

The owner, Rohini contacted me on Facebook and invite our team over to have a taste of the unique cuisines. The restaurant it self was decorated with brick walls and have a warm, comfortable and family feeling.

Paani Puri - round, hollow Puri (fried Indian bread), fried crisp and filled with mixture of flavoured water, tamarind, potato and chickpeas ($9). The interesting part about this dish is actually the way you eat it. I have to fill the pastry with the sauce then if there's any remaining sauce in the shot glass, slurp it together with the pastry on your mouth. When I put it inside my mouth, it bursts like a bomb of flavours. The taste of curry, spiced, chickpeas, potato, and yogurt is very delicious and the pastry itself is very crispy.

Crab Tikki with Saffron Mayo - golden potato croquettes with a spiced Australian Blue Swimmer Crab meat served with special saffron mayonnaise ($16). Visually, the dish looks colourful and interesting. Potato croquette topped with corn, mini vegies, and bell pepper. However, the spice is too strong for my preference, especially the saffron mayo. Moreover, I can't taste the crab in the potato croquette. Not my favourite to be honest.

Tandoori Prawn - King prawns marinated in exotic Indian spices, smoke roasted in tandoor traditional way, served with mint sauce ($16). The prawn has been cooked for 16 hours - 8 hrs to make the meat tender and the other 8 hrs is to make the flavour absorbed through the meat. It turns out to be perfectly cooked and seasoned. Does not disappoint me at all. They also skinned the prawn for you so that you could easily eat it without getting your hands dirty. On top of that, the sauce is very fresh too. It compliments the prawn really well. There are cucumber as well in the middle of the dish to refresh your palate.

Butter Chicken Lasagne (Desi Lasagne) - Fork and Fingers version of Italian lasagna, butter battered chicken layered with fresh basil, mushroom, special tangy butter sauce, melted mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan cheese ($18). Surprisingly, it taste amazing with that combination.The meat is very tender and the portion is very generous too. In my opinion, this is definitely a very successful fusion dish. Recommended if you visit this restaurant. It also goes well with red wine.

Lamb Vindaloo Tacos - a fusion of Tex-Mex and south Indian dish, slowly summered lamb vindaloo gravy contrasted with raita complimented by greens on top ($17). I really like the tender lamb meat and it doesn't smell at all. The taco itself is crispy and soft on the bottom part and the sauce as well as the topped garnished compliments the lamb perfectly.

This restaurant only provide 1 dish for dessert section. Visually, it looks interesting, pistachio ice cream topped with noodles and sprinkled with pistachio seeds. There's a mixture of saffron in the ice cream but in my opinion, I don't really like this dish. It's too heavy for dessert and it doesn't give me the freshness to close my palate. Moreover, the saffron gives me the taste of spice that I don't think it suitable with the pistachio.

Fork & Fingers Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Fork & Fingers
230 Union Rd
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 5pm-10pm