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Published June 12th 2017
Newbie in Town - Kailash Parbat
Kailash Parbat is a household name in India, with a half a dozen restaurants across the country. There are more than 6 Kailash Parbat restaurants in India and more than a dozen globally (2 in US, 3 in Canada, 4 in Singapore, 2 in London, 1 in Dubai, 1 in Australia).
Having childhood memories for this place enjoying the chaats and desserts, this place is very close to my heart. Growing up, Kailash Parbat was a familiar name and I've enjoyed their chaats and chole bhatura for years. I have even eaten at their London restaurant and they are definitely consistent in serving high-quality food.
The menu is extensive with chaats, sandwiches, Punjabi and Sindhi dishes, and even some Indian-Chinese dishes to complete this famous Vegetarian restaurant.
KP Chaat Platter
To start off, we ordered the Kailash Parbat Chaat Platter. This includes Bhel Puri, Dahi Wada, Crispy Corn Basket and Sev Puri. The chaat platter (a sampler of a few street-food-inspired snacks) was a nice way to be able to try different items at once and there was more than one of each of the different items. Who doesn't love Indian nachos?
The platter was huge and so full of interesting textures ranging from soft to crunchy. The chaats - sev puri and corn chaat - were really tasty, with the right amount of salt, sweet, acid, crunch. Delicious. My favourite was the Dahi Wada which was some kind of soft cake topped with yoghurt and chutney.
I also ordered a Jaljeera (Tangy drink), which was not overly sweet and it was very refreshing. We then tried The golgappa Paani Puri that is made of rava (Semolina) which makes it super crunchy. The date chutney is amazing and gives it the zing you must have in chaat. The paani (mint water) for Paani Puri was delicious.
We also ordered the Seyal Rice (Indian spices in basmati rice) with the famous Sindhi Kadhi (tomato puree, dahl, lotus stems and lots of other veggies). I didn't know there was lotus in Indian cooking. This dish was spicy and also very tomatoey. I pretty much tasted only tomato and spices with the wholeness of veggies.
Seyal Rice & Sindhi Kadhi
P.S. - The restaurant serves Sindhi food only on weekends.
To end this Indian street food fare, we ordered the egg-free Sizzling Brownie with vanilla ice cream topped with hot chocolate sauce. It was a delight to end the meal with a hot and cold dessert.
The staff were attentive and regularly refilled our waters and the food came out quickly. The restaurant has a fully licensed bar.
It was an overall positive experience and great to try some new things with creative plating of food and amazing ambience - definitely worth a stop in!