Relish on stew and appam that tastes just like mum's recipe
NOT ALL places that claim to serve authentic and classic dishes get it right. But there are those places that do it with aplomb. Tobey in Koraman-gala is one such quiet player to join the Bengaluru culinary circuit.
The colonial-themed pub, which serves a mix of Kerala, Manga-lorean, Coorg and a little bit of Goan cuisine, does a perfect job with its signature dishes. We dropped by for dinner on a Saturday night.
We chose to try their signature offerings and started our meal with the Butter Garlic Prawns — a classic combination. We paired the starter with a Sulaimani Chai — the mix of cinnamon, mint and ginger flavours was refreshing.
The Fishy Leaf, boneless Butter fish marinated in a spicy chilli-onion paste, wrapped in a banana leaf and grilled, was served with fish curry and rice. The fish, cooked until tender and delicate, had to be carefully unwrapped and served.Next, we tried the Veg Stew and Appam — one of their best bets.
The team at Tobey seems to have perfected this simple dish to make it taste homemade. There’s nothing much to say about it, except that this is a must-try.
From their mains, another dish that got our attention was What The Stuff? — boneless chicken stuffed with minced mutton and cooked with a house special sauce in a clay oven. This is served with Pita Bread and Hummus. The flavours are extremely subtle. Pairing the grilled meat with mint chutney helped spice things up.
Quite full with such an interesting mix of dishes, we wanted something sweet to end our meal, but Tobey doesn’t have a dessert section as yet. So we tried the Pancake with Homemade Chocolate Ganache — one of their best offerings from the breakfast section. The fluffy pancakes, topped with the smooth chocolate ganache, are worth a try.
Their bar menu serves some of the classics but with a twist. The Filter Coffee Martini, a combination of South Indian coffee with dark rum and Sambuca is a strong concoction, while the Calcutta is a mix of light rum and fresh paan topped with soda.
These signature concoctions with their impressive food menu certainly scores well above other pubs in the neighbourhood.
Rs 1,000++ for two. At 6th Block, Koramangala. Details: 48655666