Someday comes when you get a chance to taste local food and Chinese food together, that too in buffet. Yesterday I came across one such place – DesiWay located in Botanical Garden Road,Kondapur.
Let’s dive straight into the buffet menu.
We were given Jal Jeera as a welcome drink.
I was expecting Panchamrutham as welcome drink but got jal jeera instead. So I ordered it seperately. But find it too much sweet with a strong smell of camphor.
And my face turned like this after the first sip…
Then came the Veg Hot & Sour soup(1/5), which was more of a tangy syrup than a soup.
Next were the starters, two non-veg and one veg.
Grilled chicken kabab(3/5) : It would have been good if the salt and the spice would have been less and balanced.
Crispy veggies(3.5/5) : The taste was good and was served hot. But my reason to give it a less rating is you can hardly find veggies there. It was mostly baby corn and small pieces of mushrooms.
Hunan Chicken(4/5) : Nothing extraordinary, but tasted good and better than the two other.
Let’s now come to the main course.
Soft Noodles(4/5) : The noodles were soft with lots of veggies and tasted well.
Mix veg in garlic sauce(3.5/5) : A thick gravy of mix veg where again you will find mostly baby corns and onions. By seeing their love for baby corn,I would suggest them to dedicate a standalone dish of baby corn.
Majjiga Pulusu(4/5) : This is new thing that I tried and felt in love with it. It is actually butter milk rasam and goes so good with rice.
Flavoured rice(4/5) : It was a local flavoured rice which had curry leaves, ground nuts, split chickpeas, grated coconut and was good in taste.
Fish in Parsley sauce(3/5) : The gravy tasted dull with lack of required salt and the fish didn’t tasted so fresh.
Kodi Curry(2.5/5) : It was too much dry and very less spicy. Only the good thing was that chicken was soft and tender.
There were few more in main course like chana masala, sambar, raita and chicken biriyani and some salads, but didn’t taste them as was keeping space for desserts.
After a so so experience with the food, I headed to the dessert section.
And it got proved again that all’s well that ends well. The dessert section was not only satisfactory but it was very different than what we usually get in buffets. And the bonus was you can take deep breathe while having them with few floras around.
The dessert menu goes like these –
Besan ka laddu,
Hot gulab jamun and
It costed Rs.399 and I would rate my overall food experience as 3.5 / 5 . But I would like to visit it again for having a la carte because everything deserves a second chance.