Who could have thought vegetarian food can be so much fun. Don’t get me wrong, I love vegetarian food but Indian cuisine tends to get a little boring at times. In comes this restaurant chain from Mumbai to take vegetarian Indian food to a whole new level. SpiceKlub serves modern Indian cuisine with some of their dishes having molecular gastronomical twists. The place boasts of some beautiful and tastefully done interiors, even the music complements the theme of the place very well. I love the way their cushions are done, you guys can take a look at the pictures. So yes the first impression that Spiceklub gives you is pretty good.
Spiceklub offers some spectacular drinks, we ordered the following. Please note these drinks are served with spoons and have a consistency of a thick slush, so if you are looking for something more liquidy you can opt for other drinks. Coconut water with assorted caviar: fresh coconut water is frozen with nitrogen and made into a slush which is then topped with rose caviar and saffron. Kokum Margherita with Chilli caviar: This is a tangy and spicy drinks with some molecular gastronomy techniques used to give a different feel to the classic Kokum drink. Mango on the rocks: Yet another frozen, slushy kind of a drink this time using some mango pulp.
All tables are served with these complementary condiments tray which consists of 8 different chutneys and pickles served in a cutting chai glasses, transporting you straight back to Mumbai. Our appetizers included Roomali cheese papad, Pav bhaji Fondue and Mushroom & spinach Shashlik. Roomali cheese papad: A crispy Roomali roti is tandoored with cheese and chilies. heavenly !
Pav Bhaji Fondue: Spiceklub has transformed the classic Indian street food classic into a swiss fondue keeping all the Indianness intact. The best pav bhaji i have had in Dubai. Mushroom & Spinach Shashlik: Beautiful mushrooms marinated in 3 different ways to give you an array of flavors.
Our Main course had some of their signature dishes, Corn Capsicum Mushroom masala, Veg Kadhai, Veg Dum biryani and to go with this some gluten free roti and sun-dried tomato and black olive naan. My pick from these would be their Biryani and Veg Kadhai.
Spiceklub also has a wide range of dessert selection, we were served the Volcano and the Rabdi Panacotta. The Volcano is basically a chocolate mousse with Kesar milk lava and Peru jelly. The Rabdi Panacotta, on the other hand, was a pannacotta bar made with Rabdi served with a berry ice cream and pieces of milk cake. After such lovely food, I felt the desserts were a bit of a disappointment. It lacked the richness and the soul of an Indian dessert. I would suggest you guys should definitely try out spiceklub, It’s an exciting take on Vegetarian Indian food.
Average cost for two: AED 150 (approx)
Address : Opposite Aster Hospital, Near Sharaf DG, Kuwait Street, Mankhool, Dubai