Krish – First Taste of Fusion Indian Cuisine

April 6, 2010 at 10:37 am | Posted in Miss G: Food | Leave a comment
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A dinner at Krish is like a dinner at someone’s mansion. The bungalow at 9 Rochester Park is so huge with many different corners and different look and feel.

I went around like a curious kid, exploring every section of the mansion. Level 1 was decorated with the opulent baroque-like leather seats and warm lights, and level 2 was more country – with teak furnishing at one corner, and colourful crockery on the wall of another.

The bar or al-fresco area felt like a luxurious corner to admire the lush greenery and chill-out.

Truth to be told, on one of my visits to Rochester Park, I enquired about the then newly-opened Krish and decided to walk away after hearing that they served “Fusion-Indian”. It sounded too exotic to my liking. Subsequently, upon hearing raves from various friends, I am glad that I finally visited this restaurant!

The Indian theme is constantly played upon in the European cuisine. Now, be prepared to be bombarded with lots of food photos.

Starter was Fried Chappati. It was oily, but strangely addictive.

We ordered two appetisers: the Roasted Eggplant Samosa ($14) and Pork Belly Tikka ($14).

The Samosas were served with rockets, chopped tomatoes and basil aíoli sauce. I thought it was another good snack because the samosas were bite sized. Although it was deep-fried and flavourful due to the mashed eggplant, it felt surprisingly light and I could literally binge on the samosas.

The Pork Belly Tikka is a recommended dish. The portion of pork belly was small and finely sliced. The pork was marinated and gives a slightly Indian flavour. The tamarind sauce complemented well with the fatty pork belly to keep it light and that was quite a delight (!!).

I ordered the Papadum Crusted Snapper ($20) as my main dish.

Unlike the appetisers, the portion of my main dish was quite generous. The fish was coated with bits of papadum and placed on top of mashed potato. While the meat was tender and blended well with the fried papadum initially, I eventually got tired of the saltiness and oiliness from the papadum crusts. The mashed potato and slices of zucchini didn’t quite help to reduce that salty and oily taste.

Onward to the more exciting desserts spread, and we had a chance to try some off-menu items! The Indian element was extended to the desserts.

The Grapefruit Sorbet with Black Pepper was an interesting and acquired taste. While the taste of grapefruit was strong, the after taste of the spicy black pepper was stronger. Definitely not a popular choice.

Next, the Blackcurrant Parfait was sour, but it complemented with the white scoop of coconut and ginger cream. The mixture of coconut and ginger was an unusual but rich taste.

My favourite was the Clobbered Plums because unlike the previous 2 desserts which were slightly savoury, this was sweet! The peach slices were mildly sour, but tasted heavenly with condensed milk and the crumbles.

Next two desserts were the Ginger Tea Panna Cotta and Brownies Sprinkled with Chilli Powder.

The Panna Cotta was very Asian, due to its rich teh-halia flavour although the texture of the panna cotta less creamy and more pudding-like. Interestingly, this rich flavour was quite a perfect match with the refreshing yuzu sorbet.

The Brownies Sprinkled with Chilli Powder is another exotic dessert that turned a few people off initially. However, chilli and chocolate are actually a good match. The chilli powder was not as spicy as it appeared and it added on a slightly savoury twist to the sweet and chewy chocolate brownie.

Verdict:

While there are some hits and misses in the menu, I think the chefs deserve some credit for adding an Asian/Indian twist to the European fare. This is a good place for both cozy gatherings or reunions for bigger groups. Patrons can have formal dinner in the dining area before they adjourn to the bar area for drinks!

Krish
9 Rochester Park
Tel: +65 6779 4644

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