The Guiltless Foodies

We are a gourmand couple who love to discover new places and eat our hearts out. Follow us for a guilt trip along the food road.

Ambience – All Day Dining, Kandivali, Mumbai.

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Our constant endeavor to find drool worthy places in Mumbai always keeps us on the move. We don’t contain ourselves to a specific locality thereby ignoring the fact that good food, good wine, good friends and good times can be found anywhere.

Little did we know that far lands of the western suburbs will have places worth a visit. Places that will bring tears to your eyes and drool to your mouth. We were invited to Ambience – All Day Dining for an early lunch by a group of very young minds in Social Media Management “Work In Progress”

We were pretty sure that this was going to be a memorable Sunday afternoon.

Our food journey started with the Head Chef Nirbhay giving us a heads up on what their new menu was all about, and the desire to go beyond and serve things, out of the menu too. With his previous stint with the industry biggies, we couldn’t wait for our tables to be filled.

Chicken in BBQ Sauce

Chicken Wings in BBQ Sauce

First to the table was the ‘Chicken Wings in BBQ Sauce’. Not a very interesting start to our brunch. The Chicken somewhat lacked the spice that it demanded. Looking more like our favourite Buffalo wings but without the required spice, and the Smokey Barbeque Flavour. But what came next made us forget the hour long journey we took to get to here.

Cottage Cheese with Saffron Sauce

Cottage Cheese with Saffron Sauce

A very beautifully plated dish arrived in front of us. One could just keep looking at it without disturbing the way it had been plated. ‘Cottage Cheese with Saffron Sauce’. Soft, succulent Paneer finely mashed to form a paste and shaped in a form of flat cutlets, full of flavour. The tiny pieces of capsicum and chillies gave it the right spice quotient. These flat tiny cutlets were topped with a flavourful Saffron sauce which was the perfect combination to the cottage cheese. This was clearly and undoubtedly a winner.

Veg Chilli Milli Kabab

Veg Chilli Milli Kabab

Following the Paneer came the ‘Veg Chilli Milli Kebab’. The flavours were perfectly balanced. But it was a bit too dry than expected. Though the flavours were quite favourable to our palate, the dryness made it little bit chewy with the flavours not being able to bind the whole thing together.

To down these great bites we had sips on our sides too. The ‘Ambience Knockout’ which was a blend of Vodka, spiked with shredded Chilli, Tabasco, Lime and Thumbs-Up and the ‘Litchi Punch’ which was a mix of white Litchi Crush, Pineapple Juice and Ice Cream. A perfect icy match to all the spicy and hot food that was coming our way.

Ambience Knock-Out & Litchi Punch

Ambience Knock-Out & Litchi Punch

‘Chicken Buransi Kebab’ was next in line for us to test and taste. This was the first time we had ever had such a combination. A chicken Kebab marinated in beetroot. Even though Beetroot has a very mild taste, it was indeed a very unique concept. The mild sweetness of the beetroot was in fact adding up to the after taste of the spicy blend.

Chicken Buransi Kabab

Chicken Buransi Kabab

Now getting on the continental side of the menu, which the Chef claimed to be his speciality, we started off with the Pizzas. Pizzas are something very common in an all-day dining, but this one here cannot be given a miss because of the Indian Fusion to the Pizzas. We had the ‘Smoked Chicken Pizza’ & ‘Veg Mexican Cottage Cheese Pizza’.

Smoked Chicken Pizza

Smoked Chicken Pizza

Both made with a mix of Indian Spices along, ample toppings and herbed seasoning. The Vegetarian Pizza needed a little more tweak with the Indian Spices, whereas the Smoked Chicken Pizza was a instant hit. Amazing burst of flavours with the little infusion of herbs and spices.

Mexican Cottage Cheese Pizza

Mexican Cottage Cheese Pizza

Now with our Appetites set for something to blow our minds, we were eagerly waiting for the next surprise the Chef had in store for us. Very soon came a very elegant looking tray with 2 pieces of Crumb fried Fish sitting in the centre, bordered by crispy golden Fries on one side , fresh green leafy salad on one and a bowl of the creamy Tartar dip. This was another visual treat. The ‘Fish & Chips’ was excellent. Properly fried fish with the right crispiness on the outside and softness on the inside, full of flavour till the last bite and not even a crumble was left behind on the tray. A clean sweep it was with a 5 star rating dish.

Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips

We were then served the ‘Veg Chop Suey’. Assorted veggies cooked in a mild white, saucy gravy on a bed of crunchy fried noodle and assorted vegetables. The best part was even on mixing the gravy with the noodle it didn’t get soggy. The creamy flavour along with the crisp texture of the noodles was amazing. Of the things that we like to have bland, this is one which has to be that way. And we love it.

Veg Chop Suey

Veg Chop Suey

The ‘Chinese Sizzler’ that followed the good looking Chop Suey was more or less a typical one with a unique style in plating. Three different sections of Manchurian Balls in a Soya Garlic Sauce topped with stir fried Zucchini and French Fries, A very distinct and aromatic Fried Rice. With a perfect sizzle and a tasteful bite, this got an entry to our favourites almost immediately.

Chinese Sizzler - Veg

Chinese Sizzler – Veg

We ended our meal with a surprise element made by the Chef. The dessert ‘Fried Ice cream’ or rather Cheat Fried Ice Cream as we would like to call it. Butterscotch Ice Cream with a thin layer of crispy and flaky fried Corn Flakes covering it. Starting with a warm crunchy bite to a frozen surprise. Though we found it to be an easy to make dessert, it was an instant hit.

Fried Ice Cream

Fried Ice Cream

Overall as they say; not all five fingers are the same, but work wonders when together. The fusion intended here to cater to the crowd is worth the mention, with some twists and tweaks that needs a tasteful thought. And an ambience, so comfortably suited for a variety of occasions from quite dining pleasures to some noisy celebrations. This place is a must visit.

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This entry was posted on July 29, 2015 by in Mumbai.

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