Inside Tappa, Kamala Mills
Amidst all the bars and clubs in Kamala Mills, lies Tappa, that belongs to a category catering to those situations when you have to go out with family, and the adults ask you to pick. But you have to be very careful about your choice, because you don’t want to be judged by them if you get served overpriced paneer tikka on a brick.
We often complain about modern dining restaurants missing out on the wholesome aspect while serving classic dishes to the table. Tappa steps in here. It doesn’t belong to the category of a pub, neither does it stand as a modest family restaurant. They are serving honest food, taken up a notch with the assistance of some molecular gastronomy. It’s a new angle from which they are looking at classics, without making them blasphemous.
Tappa is all about movement. The interiors here were a treat to observe. The painting on the walls, all the intricate pieces that are part of the decor, and the lights, all come together to tell a story about the word ‘movement’. The play on the decor of this restaurant is truly exquisite.
We began with a couple of salads, and never in my wildest dreams had I thought that I would claim one of the salads would be my favorite dishes of the day. The Triple B Salad was a fun combination of broccoli, barley and bean sprouts. Chef had presented us with a wonder – this salad tasted like bhel. Which is reason enough for you to take our word on the fact that it was spectacular.
While we awaited our appetizers, we sipped on the Black Casanova, a cocktail with Activated Charcoal in it, and a Gimlet Foam (with marshmallow fluff on top!).
We explored a number of appetizers, some of which were, Bheja Sliders, Chargrilled Mushrooms and broccoli, Paneer Cigar Rolls, and yummy khari with chutney and jam, that work so well as drink accompaniments. If you like Palak Paneer, try out the Palak Paneer Inside Out. They are puff-pastry patties topped with Palak Paneer. They seriously upped their game with Mutton Chops – as succulent as you’d like and bursting with flavor.
The main course was a roller coaster of innovation. We were presented with Haleem Khow Suey, served on a large platter with assortments put together. A classic haleem presented like a classic Khow Suey. The dense Haleem, mixed with the range of toppings it came with, like mutton pieces, caramelized onions, carrots, was a heavy treat to devour. The Thaar Platter was another heavy duty main course. A Gatta Curry with Bajra Missi with a side of Indian butter. Doesn’t get more wholesome than this! We recommend you relish both these mains without over-ordering on appetizers or drinks, to ensure that they get devoured in the way they deserve to be.
For dessert, we had the famous dessert from Hyderabad, Kubani Ka Meetha, which is a warm dessert, traditionally made with dried apricots. Lastly, we loved the warm Filter Coffee and Dates Sticky Pudding With a homemade Vanilla Ice cream, which balanced out the sweetness of the dish perfectly. Warm desserts are literally the best!
It’s ideal for drinks with a serious stomach-filling meal. Go here to catch up with some friends over lunch which demands a nap later. Go here with your mom after a shopping trip around the area, and belt on food that will put a smile on your face. Go here if you’re meeting your partner’s parents for the first time, or go here on a date with yourself, because you deserve to treat yourself first!