Delhi is one place where one can find all the world-class cuisines and the pan-Asian restaurants are in full swings in this metropolitan. In this race, one restaurant which has made its mark in all these years is the Turquoise Cottage, located in Vasant Vihar. Known for its authentic flavours and a perfect menu, when the management decided to open its outlet in the uber mall hub of Saket, it made the foodies of Delhi joyous as now they don’t have to go all the way till Vasant Vihar to enjoy TC.
Taking years of legacy forward, Turquoise Cottage’s new outlet is located in the restaurant block of DLF Place, Saket. We went for a food tasting session at the restaurant. The elaborate menu is well-designed keeping in mind the Indian taste buds without compromising on Asian authenticity. The menu offers ample options for vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians. The place is well designed and is a perfect amalgamation of traditional Asian and global contemporary. A perfect place for youngsters to hang out with their friends while live rock performances make the place more happening.
Talking about the food, we started our meal with chef’s recommendation – the California Rolls. A mouth-watering delicacy and if you try the chilly sauce accompanying it, you might have some tears to roll down your cheeks. Moving further, we were served with Crispy fried wonton salad (Rs. 279). Fried wontons with broccoli, bell peppers, cabbage tasted perfect and the teriyaki mayonnaise added the much-needed softness to the dish.
Our next take was the Panko crushed soft corn cakes (279). This dish made us realise that there are so many ways in which corn can be used. Cooked with precision, the cakes almost melted in the mouth.
After the round of starters, it was time to taste the main course dishes. The Chef has been kind enough to save us from getting confused and recommended some names with a vegetarian base. Our first take on the main course was Khow Suey, a delicately spiced coconut milk sauce served with an array of condiments and a burst of amazing flavours. Adding a little lemon made it just perfect. Anyone who is visiting Turquoise Cottage, I would surely recommend this magical bowl which will fill your tummy and make your taste buds happy.
Wok tossed french beans in hot bean sauce (295), braised silken tofu and broccoli with chillies and basil (325) and Water Chestnut in black bean sauce (325) were some of the many options one can try at Turquoise Cottage, Saket.
After a round of satiating dishes, we were served with Tempura Ice-cream for the desserts. Vanilla ice-cream rolled in tempura flour, deep-fried and is served with chocolate sauce. So, make sure when you visit the restaurant, keep some space for this TC signature dessert coming straight from the Chef’s corner.
Our verdict – Perfect to enjoy a fun-filled evening with your friends.
Price for two – INR 1,400 for two (without alcohol)
Address – MA 03, Restaurant Block, District Centre, DLF Place, Saket, New Delhi
Text and image by Supriya Aggarwal