Indira Nagar gets a pocket-friendly Pan Asian eatery
This new bakery-cafe offers coffees, quick bites and breakfast
Indira Nagar, the most sought-after suburb for its culinary scene gets a quaint little cafe. Hungry Walkers, an all-day dining cafe-cum-bakery opened its doors earlier this week. The Pan Asian eatery that is done up with retro Asian interiors is located on 100ft road, and can be easily missed. But knowing that it is above the Royal Enfield showroom, we were able to find it without much of a hassle.
The warm lighting of the cafe and the bakery section is quite inviting. A red Lambretta adjacent to the door, and a photo wall opposite add the retro elements to the thoughtfully done interiors. The menu is displayed on a blackboard panel just above the bakery counter. This is in addition to the table menu that has a fairly interesting mix of Thai, Malaysian, Vietna-meseand Singaporean dishes. The only Japanese dish is the Japanese pancake under the breakfast section.
Apart from the food, what impressed us was the coffee and tea section that has options such as Macchiato Latte, Macchiato Honey and Tazo Tea. We asked for a Macchiato Honey — perfectly blended espresso, honey and milk.
From the food section, we opted for the Prawns Tempura and Chicken Teriyaki for starters. The Prawns Tempura was fried well and yet wasn’t dripping with oil. It was crisp and light on the palate. But it was the Chicken Teriyaki that blew us away with its medley of flavours, pepper being the most dominant. For mains, we tried the Nasi Lemak Sambal Ayaam — coconut rice with chicken curry. While the coconut rice was delicious, there wasn’t much about the chicken that wowed us.
For desserts, we opted for the brownie waffles which are also on the bakery menu. The waffles were served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and this combination worked like magic. The crumbly waffles with vanilla and chocolate sauce are for those who don’t count calories. In addition to this, we tried a tiny portion of the Japanese Pancake, since this is the only Japanese dish on the menu. The vanilla essence enhances the flavour tempting you to ask for another serving.
Hungry Walkers positions itself as an easy-on-the-pocket cafe with its limited yet eclectic menu. Definitely worth a visit when you are looking for some light bites.
Rs 400 for two. At 100ft Road, Indira Nagar