If you want an introduction to INKA, visit my previous blog post on it HERE where I had visited them for their anniversary and had not really got to try the food.
This time however, I went in to review their vegetarian options and boy was i surprised! I have never had Peruvian cuisine before so this was a first for me. The menu overwhelmed me as I wanted to taste a bit of everything because of how exotic it sounded but had no idea how it would actually taste. In comes the super warm and friendly server to our rescue and he suggested their best options and man, were they good!
You will be surprised at how appetizing Peruvian cuisine is. I never imagined the vegetarian options to suit my tastebuds.
We called for:
House specialty Mocktail – This drink was a mix of pineapple and orange and the bartender’s choice. It went well with my food.
Zucchini Flowers – This battered and deep fried zucchini was soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. It was stuffed with 3 kinds of cheese and had a bit of a punch to it. The oozing cheese was so good and went very well with the combination of the softness of the zucchini and crispiness of the outside.
Beetroot and Coriander Causa – This dish took away the cake! It was beautifully presented and as tasty as it looked. I can never eat boiled beetroot but if someone served it to me like this, I would choose to have it everyday! The base was a coriander potato cake, with avocado and topped with roasted beetroot salad. It was definitely a dish and a combination i had never come across before. The beetroot was cooked to perfection and tossed in the most delectable dressing. And you could never tell the potato mash had coriander in it. It was a semi-cold dish and was truly delicious.
Veg Maki Rolls – Stuffed with cream cheese and mexican peppers and topped with avocado, these rolls were served with soy sauce and were one of the best sushi dishes i have had. I don’t enjoy sushi too much but i ate 4 out of 5 of these.
Quinoa and Feta Salad – The quinoa was cooked well and the dressing it came drenched in was tangy. It tasted decent. and i loved how it was presented. It also had a side of avocado puree dollops.
For dessert we had the Quinoa Pancake which came in a very artistic manner served with Dulce De Leche Ice Cream, edible flowers and chocolate mousse. In this dish all you have to do is savor the mix of ingredients, enjoy it and admire how pretty it is. Definitely a fine dessert.
Next came the Peruvian Mess which can be skipped if you are more into desserts drenched in sauce. It was a crumble herb granite and dried meringues served with strawberries and ice cream.
The final dessert which was the Chocolate Volcano was the best of the lot! I can’t tell you how amazing it was. Perfect shell on the outside with an oozing chocolate centre on the inside. It was marvelous and my pictures don;t do enough justice!
If you want to impress someone or have a date night, then include this place in your list. With it’s exquisite ambience and stunning views, this fine dine restaurant is sure to leave an impression.
The lounge area also has a ladies night every Wednesday wherein ladies get free signature drinks all night. Surely not one to miss!