Mint o Mustard (Invited)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Sharon Halim 1 Comments

We arrived at Mint o Mustard with hairs wet and our socks drenched from the crazy Melbourne rain. We were greeted by warm lighting and the smell of incense. We talked to one of the owners, Sweta, and how she started this restaurant. Hailing from India, she was initially surprised by the outdated Indian food scene in Melbourne. Inspired from the surge of modern Indian flavours and presentation in India, Mint o Mustard aims to bring modern Indian food in Melbourne.

We started off with a plate of khumm Karara which is essentially deep fried, battered stuffed mushrooms. I've had a lot of versions of stuffed mushrooms -Italian, Japanese, and this is one definitely makes it on my top list. Super crunchy, with a red crumb coating that resembles red chitos, the coating was not soggy in the slightest bit! It was just powered wit flavour and the mouthwatering paste stuffed in mushrooms were just so addictive!

Next up were the Lamb Cutlets that has been marinated overnight. I'm not a biggest fan of lamb so I was slightly worried about this. The colour does look very promising - a deep orangey yellow that looks very enticing. The flavours do not disappoint! The marinade on top of the lamb balanced the gaminess of the meat which is a big tick for me! The smokey flavours were just so heavenly!

On to our mains. We got the garlic naan to share with our Fish Vindaloo and the Chicken Saag. The Fish Vindaloo was pretty unique in a way that it is intensely smokey. In a delicious way of course. Each mouthful of the curry feels as if you've got this fresh waft of smokiness that goes well with soft fish.

The Chicken Saag is a spinach puree and cream-based curry. It is unlike any curry I've ever had before. It's pretty good but because I don't like star anise that much, the curry was too strong in star anise-y flavours for me. Luckily, there was the mango lassi drink to tone down the spices a bit!

Overall, we enjoyed our time at Mint o Mustard! The stuffed mushrooms were definitely my favourite and I will recommend people to come here if they're looking for good quality Indian food.

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Mint o Mustard
+6138648 9770
42 Newquay Promenade
Docklands VIC 3008

1 comment:

  1. Looks good. I'm actually partial to lamb dishes. Shame it's out by the Docklands... just not fond of that area.