There have been many occasions when I feel that along with a passion, and partial profession, blogging is also a blessing. As a blogger, many a times I have attend events, which are beyond the reach of common people, I have witnessed screening of movies and shows before their worldwide releases, I have eaten at places before they have opened doors for public, and at all such times I feel very privileged, lucky and blessed to do so.
I always call them the perks of blogging and my recent perk was to try, taste and indulge in the soon to be launched #CoastalPlates by Mahe. The Coastal Plates are a rather modern take on the regular concept of Thaalis. The core idea is the same, to present a variety of dishes in smaller portions and give a balanced meal including, starters, veg, and non-veg main course and staples along with accompaniments. But the best part is that it is not presented in a boring thaali, the newness of presentation is what I found the most appealing.
Also, the ambiance at Mahe is something I always find very inviting. The open spaces in the outdoor, the two sectioned indoor seating and a very attractive lifestyle store.
Now coming to food, whatever little I have eaten earlier at Mahe, and whenever I have been there, I have always liked it and even in my friend circle, I have always heard rave reviews about the food, so I have to say that I was extremely excited to try the Coastal Plates.
The Costal Plates come with pre-set menus and there are three different variations to it, Veg, Chicken & Fish. While I opted for the Fish plate, my sonny boy took the Chicken one.
The non-veg coastal plate consists of rice, Chicken Chettinad, chicken 65, dal of the day, poriyal (poṟiyal is the Tamil word for a fried, or sometimes sauteed, vegetable dish.) of the day, pickle, papad, and spicy chutney powder.
The fish coastal plate consists of rice, mahe prawns curry, fish fry, dal of the day, poriyal of the day, pickle, papad, and spicy chutney powder.
Each and every item on the plate was just perfect. Digging in from both the plates, my personal favorites include the Chicken 65, Fish Fry, Mahe Prawn Curry, Dal, Papad and the Pickle. I could eat that pickle anytime! I loved the fact that they used brown rice in place of the steamed ones and they tasted amazing with the prawn curry. The fish fry was by far the best I had in recent times, perfectly spiced and perfectly fried. The yellow dal with lotus stem too was really nice.
The only thing that I would have liked more was the presence of a dessert in the plate and also a beverage to go along. This would ideally complete the meal and give a more wholesome feeling.
Nevertheless, I am eagerly waiting for the #CoastalPlates to get launched come August and you too should look forward to it. It’s definitely an experience worth your while. But of course, you can always experience these dishes from the regular menu and indulge in the best coastal food in town only at Mahe.
Table booking recommended
₹2,200 for two people (approx.) Exclusive of applicable taxes and charges, if any. ₹250 for a pint of beer (approx.) Cash, Cards and Digital Payments accepted
1111, Mazal Waddo, Calangute – Arpora Road, Near Orchard Stores, Anjuna, Goa