Place : Ann-Censored
Location – Kamala Mills Compound , Lower Parel
21st September 2016
Ann-censored has been a popular name for a while whether its for their Tiki Cocktails or their unusual menu. I got to visit them last week to review them. I was more than happy to go for it. Located in Kamala Mills , Ann-censored is a really chik Restro Pub.
The first thing you notice upon entering is their large Community Table which is accessorized with some funky umbrellas and lights and lots of colours. It gives it a very young and happy feel. Overall the lighting and the interiors are very impressive. Inside they also have a few barrel shaped seatings and the lower level / basement is meant for the party animals.
We settled at a table near the bar. What We ate –
Chicken Shorba With Mini Chicken Gustaba & Hak – Something so perfect to start your meal with. Chicken piece in it surprises you with its taste.
Mushroom Consume With Hazelnut Foam – I loved it. Actually it was for my vegetarian friend but I fell in love with the earthy notes of this mushroom consume and the freshness of it that ended up having more than half of it. This is really different than what ‘Mushroom Soup’ people are offered at most places. Must try!
Beetroot Tikki Chaat , Crispy Spinach & Nori, Imli Chutney – Beetroot Chaat is not a very new thing. Considering the health wave , there has been the alternate of Beetroot being seen in food industry. However I liked Ann- Censored’s version of it as it was paired with spinach. The covering was so crispy and the chutneys had a perfect balance of sweet , sour and pungent flavours.
Butter Chicken Croquettas With Makahani Mayo & Mint Chutney – Omg ! You give me this and Beer and I’m sorted I wouldn’t need anything else. These were so so delicious and interesting. The butter chicken packed in flavours of the yummiest butter chicken and the covering of croquettas was perfect crispy. Yummmmm! Me and my fellow blogger adored it. Do NOT miss this.
Chicken Delhi Style Momos– Everything a good momo should be !
Double Cooked Old Delhi Style Chicken Leg , Coriander Sour Cream– Any chicken lover should not give this a miss. The chicken is slow cooked and hence really tender. Flavor packed. Goes pretty well with any of their range of Indian breads available.
Ratatouille Stuffed Baby Baigan , Lababdar Gravy , Peanut & Anar Dana Churma – Baigan / Eggplant / Aubergine you name it anything . Not my favourite. I simply don’t like it generally. However Anncensored guys insisted that I must try it and they will replace it if I didn’t like it. I liked the confidence. What came in front of us was not just pretty but tasted really great it had a superb smokiness and it was stuffed with veggies which reduced the ‘ baiganness’ according to me.
How could we come here and not have their cocktails ! So while we were devouring on the yumm food we had I LIKE TO MOVE IT – A tiki cocktail made of three rums – white , dark and gold that had pineapple & orange juice and coconut milk. My friend was totally gaga over it.
Pineapple Express a vodka based cocktail with black cardamom syrup & pineapple , lemon juice.
We finished our meal with Orange Cheese Cake With Raspberry Couils And Honey Tuil – great on textures but too sweet for a cheesecake. We weren’t totally disappointed but it should have been less sweet.
Why one should go to Ann-Censored.
Location is perfect
Interesting thing about Ann-censored is they have maintained the classic dishes as well. So someone who doesn’t want to have the food with the twist or modern food can opt of the conventional food. So when you look at the menu there is Censored and Ann – Censored section which doesn’t restrict your food decisions.There are many modern food techniques used such a molecular gastronomy which is quite fascinating.
Taste – 4 /5
Ambiance – 5 /5
Service – 3.5 /5