Food port – another startup for the residents of Gurgaon who want to experience a different cuisine. They have a different menu for each day and they claim that their dishes are chef made. They also have this practice of posting quirky stamps on the food boxes which is a very different take on the usual packaging.
The packaging of the items was not good. The dessert box had no fastening over it and it fell down because of which the presentation of the dessert was spoiled. I was not even given a carry bag in which all these items could be placed.
Here are the items I tasted :
Summer Sandwich : Soft and rectangular shaped breads enclosing sliced zucchinis on a bed of sour cream and fresh herbs. The breads were ohh so soft and the zucchini made the whole dish healthy. The layer of sour cream could have been thinner though. This was served with a dip of sour cream again which was way too sour and did not suite my palette.
Chicken Xacuti : An interesting Goan dish. This consisted of a chicken dish served with rice and Malabar parontha, dahi bada and bean porial. The chicken with the gravy was amazing! The chicken pieces were cooked to perfection and were juicy to the core. The gravy was thick and was made with curry leaves, green cardomam, bay leaf and black mustard seeds. There was a subtle tanginess to it. The parontha was chewy and good. The rice was cooked in coarse spices – black cardomam, cloves, curry leaves and black mustard seeds and was way too good in taste. You can actually imagine the whiff of the rice. The bean porial was actually chopped French beans in grated coconut, onion, black mustard seeds, and curry leaves and went well with parontha and rice. It had a strong flavour of coconut. The dahi vada was not our usual dahi bada but was made in coastal style with the flavour of coconut and curry leaves dominating it. The vada was not soft but the topping of boondi made it delectable. The whole ensemble was sweet and a bit sour.
Lemon cake : Vanilla flavoured with lemon and topped with icing sugar sandwiched between soft sponges. This was a very different take on a dessert. It was soft, sweet and lemony. The cream had a good texture.
Aam panna : A fresh drink with the right notes of sweetness and tanginess. The addition of grounded cumin made it healthier.