Coming to the food, I am always eager to know the dishes that are in the menu as I'm a vegetarian. But Sea Rock did surprise me with their wide offerings! Due to fertile soil and abundant water resources, most coastal states are treasure troves of vegetables and spices, many native to a particular region and Mangalore is one such place in Karnataka!
I had a 4-course meal consisting of appetizers, mains, drinks and desserts.
In appetizers, I decided to try the mushroom ghee roast and paneer ghee roast. These were extremely fresh and aromatic! Paneer Ghee Roast is a fiery red, tangy, and spicy gravy with a flavor of clarified ghee in which the spices are roasted to perfection. The same goes for mushroom ghee roast wherein they use button mushrooms here.
In mains - Pandengi Gassi, Neer dosa and Palak rice were recommended to try here. Pandengi Gassi which is green moong dal gravy is a native Karnataka dish that is had as an accompaniment. This complemented really well with the hot and delicious Neer dosa! Neer dosa can also be had with the ghee roast dishes here. Palak rice is a delicious combination of rice, palak and everyday spices which was very homely to taste.
To end the meal, they serve Ragi Manni which is an Indian take on Panna Cota and is a traditional, healthy dessert made with ragi finger millets, sugar and milk that originates from Karnataka. This pudding with its jelly-like texture tastes great when served chilled!