Wok & Roll, Goa, Dishing Out Special Mango Menu!

Goa has a variety of more than 82 mangoes and the Goan mangoes are believed to be the best, there is simply no match!

In season time, it becomes obvious for people at large including restaurants to extensively use this king of fruits in the food they eat. Of course, eating the ripened sweet mango as it is, is the ultimate, but the use of mango as one of the key ingredients in cooking is also seen a lot in summers. From drinks to desserts, the mango mania literally takes over and making the most of the season, Wok & Roll, has an ongoing Mango Food Festival.

The moment I entered the place, I was in awe of it, expansive space, lush greens, overlooking the Nerul creek, the place looked ideal for chilling around for a lazy lunch. Somehow I evaluate the ambiance of the place basis how it looks during the day time and I have a soft corner for places that offer a great view and are spacious and green. Wok & Roll is all of it and more. The decor is simple and minimalistic, since its an Asian restaurant, you do get to see some typical elements in the decor, but nothing overpowers the spaciousness or the greenery of the place. Although Asheen Lobo, one of the partners has been one of the first few people I befriended in Goa when I came 2 years ago, I still never got a chance to visit any of his restaurants and how glad I am, that I finally did.



To begin with, I had the Mango and Star Anise Mojito, which was very refreshing and flavourful, and soon followed the Amuse Bouche and I have to say that it was the best Amuse Bouche ever. It was like a Thai Paan and one could make their own paan picking up ingredients like peanuts, fried onions, raw onions, green chilies, grated coconut, and a Thai sauce. It really turned out to be super delicious and I would not mind munching on it anytime.

This was followed by Vietnamese Prawn & Chicken Lemongrass Skewers served with a Mango Sauce. The skewers were perfectly done without overcooking the meats and the combined taste of prawns and chicken made it little different than the usual skewers. The tenderness of chicken was perfectly complimented with the slight raw taste of prawns. And that mango sauce is definitely a steal.

Thai Mango Som Yum was another lovely starter that I had. The typical raw papaya being replaced by sweet and raw mangoes made for a great choice. It was spicy, tangy and things nice.

For the mains we had, Burmese Prawn Mango Yellow Curry, Mango Fried Rice, and Mango Sticky Rice. Everything was up to the mark and super delicious. I in particular loved the mango fried rice the most.

For the desserts, we had glass noodles and mango and that too tasted amazing. A frozen watermelon mocktail is what I had along with it, and trust me the drink was both tempting and refreshing. The presentation of this particular drink was the best.

Apart from serving great food and drinks, Wok & Roll is environmentally conscious too. They use organic vegetables and most of the vegetables, spices, and fruits that they use come from their own expansive kitchen garden. They also utilize their food waste in converting it to biogas and this gas is exclusively used for boiling the herb teas.

Ask me if I am going back to this place soon, and its a big YES!!!

Ask me if I recommend my readers paying a visit, of course I DO 🙂

I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch at Wok & Roll and I am sure you will love it too and yes make hay while the sun shines, so get hold of these mango special dishes before the mango season gets over. The time is ticking, tick tock, tick tock!!

Restaurant Details

Phone number

+91 9049022348

Cuisines

Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian, Asian, Rolls

Average Cost 

₹1,000 for two people (approx.) Exclusive of applicable taxes and charges, if any. Cash and Credit Cards accepted.

Address 

Aguada – Siolim Road, Sinquerim, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, GoaWok & Roll address, Wok & Roll locationGet Directions 

See you again soon, and till then you can also read about my experience at The Basil Leaf or read more restaurant reviews and about other lifestyleevents and posts on my website

Mango Mania at Imperfecto

Come summers, and almost every restaurant comes up with special menus, and we surely need them, because we need a reason to celebrate summers, and what better than food. When talking of food and summers, its difficult to ignore mangoes, and keeping this combination in mind, Imperfecto came up with an AAM Menu.

 

To try this menu, I went to the Sector 38 Noida outlet, and first things first, you cannot ignore the ambience of this place. Right from the moment you step into the restaurant, the spaciousness, the decor, everything takes on you. Explore the place which is spread across almost three floors, as the terrace itself as two levels, and what a terrace, words cannot justify the beauty of this place, you really have to visit and see for yourself. Lush greenery, amazing artistic pieces, comfortable seating and a great view, it has all.

Now coming to the food, the mango menu, had a great mix of salads, appetisers and main course dishes along with specially curated cocktails and mocktails.

To beging with the 3 course meal, we first tried the salads,  Alphonso Mango Salad and Street Cart Mango Salad. The alphonso mango salad as the name suggests was prepared using alphonso mangoes and was on a sweeter side because of the obvious reasons, but was very refreshing. It had some apples too. Having alphonso mangoes is always a treat and I really enjoyed this creation. The Street Cart Salad, on the other hand was sweet and sour, striking a balance between flavours especially with the presence of capsicum slices in the salad the taste was well balanced. I enjoyed both the salads to fullest.

 

I enjoyed these salads with a glass of Mangoberry, which was an amazing mocktail made with fresh mango pulp, mint and a hint of lime.

 

Coming to the appetisers, its really difficult to say which one was the best, as each one of them was amazing and trust me I mean it.

Mango Chicken Tikka was simply delicious, chicken tikka grilled to perfection with a nice tangy mango sauce, an unusual combination but amazing tastes. Both the tandoori flavour of chicken tikka and sweetish tanginess of mango complimented each other.

 

Grilled Chicken with Mint Sauce was one of the best dishes I have eaten in recent times, such tender and juicy chicken chunks with dollops of mango sauce and green chutney, it was more than delicious. The sweetness of mango sauce, the spiciness of green chutney and the juices of grilled chicken, overall made it melt in a mouth experience.

 

Stuffed Chicken with Mango was another flavoursome dish and I really liked it. For vegetarians, there was Stuffed Cottage Cheese with Mango and Grilled Paneer with Mango Chutney, I tried a bit of both of these dishes, and they were amazing.

 

 

For the mains, we had Malaysian Style Mango Chicken Noodles and they were amazing. Though the mangoes were really sweet in themselves, but the overall spices balanced the taste well, and not even a single dish looked or tasted a forceful fit of mangoes.

Then we also had the Chicken Mango Rice, Yan Chow Style, which again tasted really good, and I again have to say that the mango wasn’t a force fit, the dishes, the spices, and presence of mango really complimented each other and that was the best part. Even the vegetarian varieties, were great to taste

 

I wish they had included some desserts to this AAM Menu, but sadly there weren’t any. Nevertheless, this mango menu trial should definitely be on your list and its available all across the Imperfecto outlets. So hurry up, offers valid till mangoes last!

Imperfecto Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Mangofied at Farzi Cafe!

Come summers, and Mango the king of fruits, is the only good thing about the season. Farzi cafe wanting to make the most of this summer season, launched a mango special menu and trust me, its totally worth indulging in.

To begin with, we ordered the Green Mango and Raw Papaya Salad with Peanuts and Imly Chutney, a very refreshing, sweet and sour salad, it will surely have your taste buds lingering for long.

Up next we tasted the Roasted Fish Tacos with Shredded Greens and Mango Salsa, these were the best dish I tasted that evening, and I really wish I could have eaten a little more of them. I just had one taco and how I miss them even while writing. I am definitely going back for these, and make hay while the sun still shines 🙂

Raw Mango and Mushroom Kulchas, and Ghee Podi Baby Idlys were next from the menu, and I actually liked them both, especially the kulchas. They were crisp from the outside, and the inside filling of mushrooms and mango was nice, soft and juicy.

Then we tried the Tandoori River Sole with Kachi Amby Ki Chutney and Popped Amarnath, was a delightful preparation, the tandoori fish tikka seared with mango chutney, adding the sour punch to it, gave a very unusual dynamism to the dish.

Spiced Chicken Balls was another stellar dish and is definitely a must have, they were really nice and juicy and the green mango chutney topped on it was simply amazing.

Ginger and Aam Papad Prawns, were good too, but as I am not very fond of prawns, I just had one, and found it to be decently prepared.

For mains, we tried Andhra Fish Curry with Raw Mango and Steamed Rice and it surely was a delectable preparation. The taste of raw mango enhanced the curry flavour, and it teamed well with the rice.

I also tried the Aubergines done with Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes and Mango Masala, though the masala was nice and flavoursome, but I found the sourness a little too much to go with aubergines. A little less of mango masala could have been a better deal. Well thats as far as I am concerned, rest its always a personal choice.

We also tried a couple of dishes from the regular menu, which included Duck Samosas, Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Biryani, and all these dishes were amazing. I especially loved the duck samosas.

Mango & White Chocolate Popsicle, Vanilla Pod Cheese Cake with Aam Ras, Deconstructed Rabdi , Parle G Cheese Cake and Chocolate Bomb. Coming to the mango special desserts first, the mango and white chocolate popsicle was delightful and really sweet, the vanilla pod cheese cake too was an interesting preparation, the pouring of aam ras over the cheese pod, made it look drool worthy and so was the taste. Deconstructed Rabdi, which comes along with some other Indian sweets was a nice example of molecular gastronomy, the central ball was broken, some rabdi was poured on to it and it further broke down and tasted quite nice. The parle g cheese cake was a bit disappointing, as I found it to be almost sugarless and also because of the cheese cake sandwiched between two biscuits, it was difficult to break and eat it. The chocolate bomb is great for all chocolate lovers, though its one of the most common desserts now, but its always a pleasure.

This was my first visit at Farzi, and though I liked almost everything, no special mocktails for the mango festival left me a little disappointed and I think they should have definitely come up with some options in that. For cocktails lovers, they do have decent options, but non-alcoholics will have to settle for mocktails from the regular menu only, nevertheless, I think the Mango Festival at Farzi surely calls for a visit and you must go, till mangoes and summers last..! Enjoy
Farzi Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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